Drotske names team for Sharks match


Toyota Free State Cheetah coach, Naka Drotske, has announced his team who will be taking on the Cell C Sharks for their Super Rugby match in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon.

Flanker, Heinrich Brussow, missed the start of the campaign due to a concussion and has been named on the bench for this week’s match. He is expected to be given 30-40 minutes in the second half.

Drotske has made a few positional shifts as well as some changes to his starting line-up, which lost 39-20 at home to the Vodacom Blue Bulls last weekend.

Johann Sadie has been moved to outside centre, with Francois Venter taking Michael van der Spuy’s position at inside centre.

Sarel Pretorius has been placed at scrumhalf, after missing the Bulls game last week due to a hamstring injury, with Tian Meyer moving to the bench.

Boom Prinsloo moves from flank to No.8, having Jean Cook move back into the flanker position and Tienie Burger takes the No.6 jersey.


15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Jean Cook, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Danie Mienie

Substitutes: 16 BG Uys, 17 Stephan Coetzee, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Heinrich Brussow, 20 Steven Sykes, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Willie du Plessis, 23 Clayton Blommetjies


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