Currie Cup

Pienaar leads Cheetahs in their Currie Cup opener against Griquas

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Ruan Pienaar. (PA/Supplied)
Ruan Pienaar. (PA/Supplied)

Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie has named his team for their opening Currie Cup clash against Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.

The Cheetahs, who enjoyed a bye in the first round, will be captained by veteran scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar.

Griquas opened their campaign with a 30-16 home loss to the Sharks last weekend.

Saturday's clash kicks off at 13:00, with AJ Jacobs the referee and Cwengile Jadezweni the television match official (TMO). 

Teams:

Griquas

15 Coyi Banda, 14 Daniel Kasende, 13 Jay-Cee Nel, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Stefan Ungerer (captain), 8 Hanru Sirgel, 7 Sibabalo Qoma, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Jeandre Leonard, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Janco Uys, 1 Andrew Beerwinkel

Substitutes: 16 HJ Luus, 17 Andrew Kuhn, 18 Janu Botha, 19 Mzwanele Zito, 20 Henco Beukes, 21 Raegan Oranje, 22 Theo Boshoff, 23 Ederies Arendse

Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Evardi Boshoff, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Tian Meyer, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Ruan Pienaar (captain), 8 Gideon van Wyk, 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Jean Droste, 5   Rynier Bernardo, 4 Victor Sekekete, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Cameron Dawson

Substitutes: 16 Janus Venter17 Aluluthu Tshakweni, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Reinier Viljoen, 20 Luan Potgieter, 21 Mihlali Mosi, 22 David Brits, 23 Cohen Jasper 

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