Strong Cheetahs Currie Cup side for Leopards

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske named a strong team filled with Super Rugby players for their opening Currie Cup clash against the Leopards in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Lock Waltie Vermeulen has recovered in time from a shoulder injury sustained in Super Rugby to make it into the starting XV and Springbok centre Andries Strauss was also back to full fitness to captain the side.


Hennie Daniller, Riaan Smit, Corne Uys, Andries Strauss (cpt), Ryno Benjamin, Sias Ebersohn, Tewis de Bruyn, Boom Prinsloo, Lappies Labuschagne, Johan Wessels, Waltie Vermeulen, Francois Uys, WP Nel, Michael van Vuuren, Marcel van der Merwe.

Replacements: PW van Vuuren, Trevor Nyakane, Izak van der Westhuizen, Pieter Myburgh, Piet van Zyl, Philip Snyman, Philip Burger.

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