De Jager back for Cheetahs
- 18 Sep 2013
Lood de Jager will start at No 4 lock for the Free State Cheetahs against the Sharks at Kings Park on Saturday.
De Jager, who has recovered from concussion, replaces Teboho Mohoje in the only change to the starting XV that beat the Golden Lions last week.
No 8 Philip van der Walt has been named on the bench, having recovered from a shoulder injury, along with a fit-again Ryno Benjamin.
Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Davon Raubenheimer, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Boom Prinsloo (c), 5 Waltie Vermeulen, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Subs: 16 AJ le Roux, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Teboho Mohoje, 19 Philip van der Walt, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Ryno Benjamin, 22 Willie du Plessis.
Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images
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