Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs DHL Western Province

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The Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be facing DHL Western Province on Saturday, 24 August at 17:15 in Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Gates open at 11:00 with curtain raisers between Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 and Bloem Academy at 12:30 and the Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.21’s and their counterparts from the Sharks at 14:45.
Dirk van der Westhuizen will be providing entertainment at the Castle Deck after the match.

Free State Rugby offers attractive ticket prices for the season. Supporters only pay R60 for the main stand and R40 for the open stand. Students and kids only pay R20 while kids under 7 enter for free. Free tickets for kids under 7 available at the ticket office.

Coach Franco Smith announced his team with changes.
Joseph Dweba and Jacques du Toit switch places with Dweba in the starting line-up. Boan Venter will be making his Currie Cup debut on number 3 with Aranos Coetzee providing cover on the bench.
The lock pair is Sintu Manjezi and Walt Steenkamp with JP du Preez on reserve.
Abongile Nonkontwana will be starting with Gerhard Olivier providing cover on the bench.
Tian Schoeman return to play after an injury with Louis Fouche on the bench. William Small-Smith moves to inside centre and Darren Adonis will be starting.

The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury: Oupa Mohoje (knee), Aidon Davis (broken leg), Justin Basson (knee), Ali Mgijima (Achilles), Luan de Bruin (neck), Malcolm Jaer (groin) and Daniel Maartens (ankle), Darren Adonis (hamstring), Marnus van der Merwe (foot) and Adriaan Carelse (hand), Charles Marais (knee). Ruben de Haas – Rugby World Cup – USA.

Toyota Free State Cheetahs

Clayton Blommetjies

Darren Adonis

Benhard Janse van Rensburg

William Small-Smith

Tian Meyer (C )

Tian Schoeman

Ruan Pienaar

Henco Venter

Abongile Nonkontwana

Junior Pokomela

Walt Steenkamp

Sintu Manjesi

Boan Venter

Joseph Dweba

Schalk van der Merwe


Jacques du Toit

Ox Nche

Aranos Coetzee

JP du Preez

Gerhard Olivier

Jasper Wiese

Dries Swanepoel /Dian Badenhorst

Louis Fouche

The referee for the match is Marius van derWesthuizen.  He will be assisted Ruhan Meiring and Mpho Matsaung. The TMO is JJ Wagner.

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