• Injuries force Cheetahs reshuffle

    Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has picked two backline players out of position for their match against the Blues in Auckland on Saturday.

    Regular wing Rayno Benjamin will start at inside centre in place of Francois Venter, who returned home with a shoulder injury. Raymond Rhule has not sufficiently recovered from an ankle injury to take his place on the left wing, which sees Hennie Daniller (normally a fullback) take the No 11 jersey.

    Up front, Jean Cook replaces Lappies Labuschagne at flank, with the latter moving to the bench.

    Griquas centre Howard Mnisi, who is yet to make his Suepr Rugby debut, also comes in to provide cover on the bench.

    Cheetahs – 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Hennie Daniller, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean Cook, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
    Subs: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Rossouw de Klerk, 19 Andries Ferreira, 20 Lappies Labuschagne, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Howard Mnisi.

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