Du Plessis starts at 10 for Cheetahs against Stormers

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has named former Lion Willie du Plessis to start at flyhalf against the Stormers at Newlands on Friday in a Super Rugby warm up.

Drotske decided against playing former Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen who picked up an injury against the Bulls.

The Cheetahs teams sheet shows a number of Springboks and Oupa Mohoje is in the starting line up while fullback Willie le Roux is named on an expanded replacements bench.

The team will be captained by Willie Britz.


15. Clayton Blommetjies, 14. Cornal Hendricks, 13. JP du Plessis, 12. Michael van der Spuy, 11. Danie Dames, 10. Willie du Plessis, 9. Tian Meyer, 8 Willie Britz (c), 7. Oupa Mohoje, 6. Jean Cook, 5. Carl Wegner, 4. Armandt Koster, 3. Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.

Replacements : 16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Danie Mienie, 18. Coenie Oosthuizen, 19. Francois Uys, 20. Lodewyk de Jager, 21. Tienie Burger, 22. Shaun Venter, 23. Francois Brummer, 24. Francois Venter, 25. Raymond Rhule, 26. Willie le Roux.

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