Team Announcement: Toyota Cheetahs vs Highlanders

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Toyota Cheetahs takes on Highlanders

The Toyota Cheetahs are ready to take on the Highlanders on Friday evening at 19:00 in a Vodacom Super Rugby match at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Changes to the team from the last match against the Crusaders:

  • Carl Wegner moves to no. 4 locks and Francois Uys will be starting on 5 locks.  Armandt Koster will be providing cover on the bench.
  • Paul Schoeman will be starting on the left flank and Uzair Cassiem moves to reserve.
  • Henco Venter will be starting in the number eight jersey.
  • Tian Meyer and Shaun Venter swaps places with Meyer in the starting line-up.  Tian will be running onto the field in his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby match of which 38 were for the Toyota Cheetahs.
  • Fred Zeilinga is back on flyhalf with Neil Marias providing cover on the bench.
  • William Small-Smith will be replacing the injured Nico Lee on inside centre.

“I still believe that the growth of this side is immense.  To have a team play against the best every week is the only way to get better.  We are a good team with ball in hand and we want to play best to our strengths” said coach Franco Smith.

“Raymond Rhule is a great defender.  He gives us confidence.  The guy next to you makes you stronger.” Captain, Francois Venter.


The Toyota Cheetahs invites supporters to enjoy a fun-filled day at Toyota Stadium with a new braai facility with Sparta at the Castle Deck area and the enlarged family-friendly alcohol-free area.  Andriette Norman will be providing entertainment on the Castle Deck after the match.

Ticket prices: Main Stand – R80 for adults and R30 for kids.  Open Stand – R60 for adults and R20 for kids and students.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Ticket office at Gate 8 (Att Horak Avenue) at Toyota Stadium.

Gates open at 17:00.

Toyota Cheetahs vs Highlanders

Vodacom SuperRugby

5 May 2017, 19:00

Toyota Stadium

  1. Ox Nche
  2. Torsten van Jaarsveld
  3. Johan Coetzee
  4. Carl Wegner
  5. Francois Uys
  6. Paul Schoeman
  7. Oupa Mohoje
  8. Henco Venter
  9. Tian Meyer
  10. Fred Zeilinga
  11. Raymond Rhule
  12. William Small-Smith
  13. Francois Venter (c )
  14. Sergeal Petersen
  15. Clayton Blommetjies
  1. Elandré Huggett
  2. Charles Marais
  3. Tom Botha
  4. Armandt Koster
  5. Uzair Cassiem
  6. Niell Jordaan
  7. Shaun Venter
  8. Niel Marais



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