Cheetahs start Watts ahead of Francis for Reds

The Cheetahs have made two changes to the starting line up that lost last week to the Hurricanes for this week’s Super Rugby match against the Reds.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has dropped Burton Francis from the match day squad and promoted Elgar Watts at flyhalf.

In the forwards Lappies Labushagne replaces Frans Viljoen at number seven.

On the replacements bench Riaan Smit returns to the team and takes the place that Watts vacated.


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

Replacements: Ryno Barnes, Trevor Nyakane, Landman Ligtoring,Boom Prinsloo, Sarel Pretorius,Riaan Smit, Ryno Benjamin.

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