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Griquas opt for consistency in final Super Rugby Unlocked game

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Scott Mathie. (Gallo Images)
Scott Mathie. (Gallo Images)

Griquas coach Scott Mathie has named his team for their final Super Rugby Unlocked clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Mathie has opted for consistency, making only one change to the team that narrowly lost 34-33 to the Sharks in Kimberley last Friday.

The only change is in the pack where Carl Els replaces Johan Momsen at No 8.

Griquas have lost all five of their Super Rugby Unlocked matches but will be buoyed by their performance against the Sharks where it took a last-gasp penalty from Curwin Bosch to seal their fate.

Saturday's clash at Free State Stadium is scheduled for 16:30.

Teams:

Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rhyno Smith, 13 Howard Mnisi, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Jeandre Rudolph, 7 Junior Pokomela (captain)/Aidon Davis, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Carl Wegner, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Hencus van Wyk, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Boan Venter

Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Oupa Mohoje, 20 Aidon Davis/Chris Massyn, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Reinhardt Fortuin, 23 William Small-Smith

Griquas

15 Masixole Banda, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Harlon Klaasen, 12 Johnathan Francke, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Zak Burger (captain), 8 Carl Els, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 HJ Luus, 1 Mox Mxoli.

Substitutes (from): 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Andrew Beerwinkel, 18 Madot Mabokela, 19 Ewan Coetzee, 20 CJ Velleman, 21 Theo Maree, 22 Andre Swarts, 23 Daniel Kasende, 24 Bandisa Ndlovu, 25 Sibabalo Qoma, 26 Ashlon Davids

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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