Bok wing in strong Cheetahs team to face WP

The Cheetahs have named a strong match-day 23 featuring a Springbok to face the Western Province XV in the Toyota Challenge in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

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Rosko Specman, who will join the Stormers on loan later this month for the Vodacom United Rugby Championship, will start on the left wing in a new-look backline that also has Siya Masuku at flyhalf and new recruit Daniel Kasende on the right wing.

Aidon Davis will captain the Cheetahs at No 8, alongside on-loan Sharks flank Thembelani Bholi and Gideon van der Merwe, who has joined from Griquas.

Another couple of players on loan from the Sharks – tighthead prop Hanru Jacobs and lock Jeandre Labuschagne – are on the bench.

Cheetahs – 15 Cohen Jasper, 14 Daniel Kasende, 13 David Brits, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Siyabonga Masuku, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Aidon Davis (c), 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Victor Sekekete, 3 Jacobus van Vuuren, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Aluluthu Tshakweni.
Subs: 16 Marnus van der Merwe, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Hanru Jacobs, 19 Jeandre Labuschagne, 20 Teboho Mohoje, 21 Zinedine Booysen, 22 Brandon Thomson, 23 Evardi Boshoff.

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