The team to tackle the Cardiff Blues, on 4 August 2012, in honour of Grey College founder Sir George Grey, and in the process to prepare for the Currie Cup of 2012 has been announced. According to the Volksblad, backline coach Hawies Fourie, is using the match to decide on who his 1st choice inside centre should be.
15. Hennie Daniller, 14. Philip Snyman, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 12. Barry Geel, 11. Cameron Jacobs, 10. Riaan Smit, 9. Pieter van Zyl, 8. Davon Raubenheimer, 7.Lappies Labuschagné, 6. Kabamba Floors, 5. Izak van der Westhuizen, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Marcel van der Merwe, 2. Adriaan Strauss (Captain), 1. Trevor Nyakane
Replacements: 16. Hercu Liebenberg, 17. Ross Geldenhuys, 18. Waltie Vermeulen, 19. Frans Viljoen, 20. Sarel Pretorius, 21. Sias Ebersohn, 22.Andries Strauss
Welcome back to Kabamba “Karamba” Floors, and Frans Viljoen! Considering that Coenie Oosthuizen, Rayno Benjamin and Johan Goosen are still recovering from their respective injuries, this is a good team to kick off with. Frans Viljoen in particular could provide the abrasive edge the Cheetahs need in the pack.
If Heinrich Brüssow, remains outside the Bok training group, the Cheetahs will have a very good loose forward pool to pick from, as Boom Prinsloo, and Phillip van der Walt are also in the mix.
Replacements need to be found for WP Nel and Izak van der Westhuizen, who have both decided to continue their careers elsewhere. Maybe it’s time to look at young Charl Marais, as apparently Ross Geldenhuys, and Pieter Stemmet didn’t really impress against Griquas.