PRO14

Venter back to lead Cheetahs in Cardiff

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Francois Venter (Gallo Images)
Francois Venter (Gallo Images)

Cardiff - Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has named his team for their PRO14 clash against Welsh side Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Saturday (21:35 SA time).

Springbok centre Francois Venter returns from injury to lead the Cheetahs in their first game on tour.

Speedster Malcolm Jaer is included on the bench and will make his PRO14 debut if he gets game time.

Up front, flank Paul Schoeman will reach the milestone of playing his 50th match for the Cheetahs.

Next week, the Cheetahs will be travelling to Scotland where they will face Conference A log leaders, Glasgow Warriors, in Glasgow. (Friday, February 16 - 21:35 SA time). 

They will then fly back to Wales to conclude their tour with a match against the Ospreys. (Saturday, February 24 - 19:30 SA time).

The Cheetahs are currently third in Conference A of the PRO14, having won eight of 13 games.

Teams:

Cardiff Blues

15 Rhun Williams, 14 Aled Summerhill, 13 Garyn Smith, 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 Owen Lane, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Lloyd Williams, 8 Nick Williams 7 Ellis Jenkins, 6 Macauley Cook, 5 Seb Davies, 4 George Earle, 3 Anton Peikrishvili, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Gethin Jenkins (captain)

Substitutes: 16 Kirby Myhill, 17 Brad Thyer, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Josh Turnbull, 20 Olly Robinson, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Dan Fish, 23 Ryan Edwards

Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Craig Barry, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Jacques Du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Zee Mkhabela, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Malcolm Jaer

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