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Raymond RhuleCheetahsCheetahs coach Naka Drotské has named his side to take on the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.

The coach made a few changes to his backline after last week’s 43-33 loss to the Reds in Brisbane.


Wing Raymond Rhule returns to the starting team after missing last week’s match with an ankle injury.

Cornal Hendricks replaces Rayno Benjamin at right wing, while Willie le Roux moves back to fullback after playing left wing last week.

Le Roux moves into Hennie Daniller’s place with the latter dropping down to the bench.

Sarel Pretorius also starts at scrumhalf in place of Shaun Venter.

There is also a change on the bench, with Andries Ferreira replacing lock Ligtoring Landman.

The clash kicks off at 05:35 (SA Time) on Saturday morning.


Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagné, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Adriaan Strauss (Captain), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Rossouw de Klerk, 19 Andries Ferreira, 20 Jean Cook, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Hennie Daniller.

4 Responses to Super Rugby: Cheetahs – Raymond Rhule back in the side for Canes clash

  • 1

    This is one that we CAN win.
    Doesn’t mean that we will though.

  • 2

    Hello, sorry not applicable to this thread but time too short to do article, seen that Scott Johnson has named his forwards to face Wales, he will wait until tomorrow to finalize his backline due to various injuries. Forwards: 1 Ryan Grant ,2 Scott Lawson ,3 Geoff Cross ,4 Richie Gray ,5 Jim Hamilton,6 Ryan Wilson ,7 Kelly Brown ,8 David Denton

    Replacements : 16 Ross Ford ,17 Alasdair Dickinson ,18 Euan Murray ,19 Tim Swinson,20 Alasdair Strokosch

    Backline squad : Chris Cusiter, Jack Cuthbert,Alex Dunbar ,Max Evans ,Dougie Fife ,Stuart Hogg,Ruaridh Jackson ,Lee Jones ,Greig Laidlaw ,Matt Scott ,Duncan Taylor ,Richie Vernon,Duncan Weir.

    Interesting to see Richie Vernon who is now converted into a centre from loose forward in the squad. He only started the process this season so has adapted very well in a short space of time. Doubt Johnson would split up the Scott/Dunbar partnership so if Vernon is to play it would have to be from the bench. A bit tricky with the injuries to the wingers if the likes of Evans isn’t ready wouldn’t be surprised to Duncan Taylor starting on the wing, can do with his bulk against the big Welsh wings.

  • 3

    Agree, it’s not a bad Cheetah side at all, but the Canes are in such strife, they might just decide to play for their coach.
    Difficult one to call

  • 4

    Both sides can “kick” and roll the other over I think.
    Who needs it most?
    Will the Canes play Ardie Savea and will they use the classy back line properly
    Will Sarel and Willie get the magic going for us?

    Time will tell as both sides are desperate now


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