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Meyer named Cheetahs captain

Franco Smith, Cheetahs coach. Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images

Franco Smith, Cheetahs coach. Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images

The Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be taking on DHL Western Province in a Currie Cup match on Friday, August 19, 2016, at Newlands in Cape Town.

The game kicks off at 5.10pm.

Coach Franco Smith has announced his team for the encounter.

A couple of changes to the team for the last match:

  • Frontrow Forwards, Charles Marias, Jacques du Toit and Johan Coetzee will be switching places with Ox Nche, Torsten van Jaarsveld and Tom Botha in the starting lineup
  • Centre Nico Lee will be replacing the injured Francois Venter
  • No. 9 Tian Meyer will be captaining the side

Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Western Province

  1. Charles Marais
  2. Jacques du Toit
  3. Johan Coetzee
  4. Carl Wegner
  5. Reniel Hugo ( VC )
  6. Paul Schoeman
  7. Uzair Cassiem
  8. Niell Jordaan
  9. Tian Meyer ( C )
  10. Fred Zeilinga
  11. Raymond Rhule
  12. William Small-Smith
  13. Nico Lee
  14. Ryno Benjamin
  15. Clayton Blommetjie


  1. Torsten van Jaarsveld
  2. Ox Nche
  3. Tom Botha
  4. Justin Basson
  5. Henco Venter
  6. Shaun Venter
  7. Niel Marais
  8. Michael van der Spuy

Head Coach:  Franco Smith.  Assistant coaches:  Corniel van Zyl, Daan Human, Charl Strydom.

Team Manager:  Ashwell Rafferty

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