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Frans Steyn to make first Cheetahs appearance in warm-up against Griquas

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Frans Steyn during a Cheetahs training session in Bloemfontein on 28 July 2020.
Frans Steyn during a Cheetahs training session in Bloemfontein on 28 July 2020.
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As preparation for Super Rugby Unlocked, which starts on October 10, the Cheetahs will duel Griquas in a warm-up match in Kimberley on Saturday.

The Bloemfontein franchise confirmed their team on Friday, with Springbok Frans Steyn to make his first Cheetahs appearance, having joined from French club Montpellier earlier in the year.

Steyn will start at inside centre, with scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar the other Springbok in the starting XV.

Loose forward Oupa Mohoje is the other Springbok in the Cheetahs squad and he will get a chance off the bench.

The match at Tafel Lager Park will kick-off at 10:30 on Saturday morning and no fans will be allowed due to Covid-19 regulations.

It will be the first of two warm-up matches between the two sides, with the second one to be played in Bloemfontein next Saturday (October 3).

Teams:

Griquas

TBA

Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Malcolm Jaer, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Junior Pokomela, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Reinach Venter, 1 Charles Marais

Substitutes: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Boan Venter, 18 Erich de Jager, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Oupa Mohoje, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Chris Smit, 23 William Small-Smith, 24 Aidon Davis, 25 Ruben de Haas, 26 Carel-Jan Coetzee, 27 Craig Barry, 28 Adriaan Carelse, 29 Chris Massyn, 30 George Cronje

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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