Adriaan Strauss and Coenie Oosthuizen back for Cheetahs
October 09, 2013
Toyota Free State Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has brought in his two Springboks and two stalwarts to face the Vodacom Blue Bulls on Saturday.

Drotské included his two Bok front rowers, Adriaan Strauss and Coenie Oosthuizen, both playing their first Currie Cup games of the season.

Strauss replaced the injured Hercu Liebenberg, while Oosthuizen came in for Schalk van der Merwe who was relegated to the replacement bench.

The Cheetahs need a victory or a bonus point to ensure they qualify for the semi-finals against a Bulls side bolstered by their returning Springboks.

The coach also relegated upcoming youngster Teboho Mohoje to the replacement bench and brought in Philip van der Walt after he showed last week against Griquas he had fully recovered from injury.

Winger Piet Lindeque would also play from the bench with Rayno Benjamin coming into the starting line up in the final change.

The Toyota Free State Cheetahs team is: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Coenie Oosthuizen. Replacements: 16 AJ le Roux, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Teboho Mohoje, 19 Freddie Ngoza, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Piet Lindeque, 22 Willie du Plessis.