Currie Cup

Cheetahs bolster front-row for Sharks Currie Cup semi-final clash

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Ox Nche (Gallo Images)
Ox Nche (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Free State Cheetahs have named their line-up to face the Sharks in a Currie Cup semi-final at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday. 

Coach Franco Smith has made a number of changes to his starting XV for the match.

In the forwards Boan Venter is replaced at tighthead prob by Erich de Jager while Ox Nche comes in at loosehead in place of Schalk van der Merwe who drops to the bench.

In the backline, William Small-Smith moves to right wing with Dries Swanepoel replacing him at inside centre. Darren Adonis drops to the bench. 

The match kicks-off at 17:00 on Saturday.

Teams

Free State Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Dries Swanepoel, 11 Tian Meyer (captain ), 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Abongile Nonkontwana, 6 Junior Pokomela, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Sintu Manjesi, 3 Erich de Jager, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Reinach Venter, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Gerhard Olivier, 21 Jasper Wiese, 22 Louis Fouche, 22 Darren Adonis

Sharks

15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Jeremy Ward (co-captain), 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Tera Mtembu (co-captain), 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Phepsi Buthelezi, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Thomas du Toit.

Substitutes: 16 Dylan Richardson, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Andisa Ntsila, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Rhyno Smith, 23 JP Pietersen

Compiled by: Craig Taylor

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