Cheetahs bring in Oosthuisen to face Sharks

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has made one change to the team that lost to the Bulls for this weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Sharks in Durban.

Oosthuizen, who took part in the first Springbok training camp in Cape Town and has been on the bench for the majority of the Cheetahs’ games this year, but this week he comes in for Trevor Nyakane, who moves to the bench.

“Coenie has a lot of intensity, both on attack and at the break down area. He will also give us added power in the scrums against the Sharks. Things didn’t go the way we would have liked against the Bulls, said Drotske.

“We got the bonus point, but we let ourselves down with regards to a victory. This weekend it is crucial that we deliver a winning performance.”

Drotske felt his side’s decision making against the Bulls was not too the required standard, with other aspects of their game also needing attention.

“Our decision making was left wanting against the Bulls. That is one area that we cannot afford to come up short against the Sharks,” he said.


Coenie Oosthuisen ,Adriaan Strauss (captain),, Lourens Adriaanse, Lodewyk de Jager,Francois Uys,Heinrich Brussow, Lappies Labuschagne, Phillip van der Walt,Piet van Zyl, Burton Francis, Raymond Rhule, Robert Ebersohn,Johan Sadie, Willie le Roux, Hennie Daniller

Replacements: Ryno Barnes, Trevor Nyakane, Landman Ligtoring, Frans Viljoen , Tewis de Bruyn, Brummer Francois, Ryno Benjamin.

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