Cheetahs make six changes for Chiefs clash

Boom Prinsloo

The Cheetahs have named a team with six changes to the side that lost to the Crusaders in Christchurch for this week’s match against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Oupa Mohoje suffered a groin injury he gained during last Saturday’s match against the Crusaders and has returned home to begin his rehabilitation.

Springbok Mohoje’s injury is expected to keep him out of action for between 8-12 weeks so his Super Rugby season could be over.

The Cheetahs have called up Tienie Burger for the rest of the tour to replace Mohoje.

Coach Naka Drotske has rested Springboks Willie le Roux and Coenie Oosthuizen as per the agreement with SA Rugby while Francois Venter has been rested as part of the Cheetahs rotation policy.

Joe Pietersen will be standing in for Sarel Pretorius as vice-captain for the match. Pretorius will be joining the team on Sunday in Sydney after the birth of his second son on Tuesday.

Shaun Venter will be returning back to South Africa after Saturday’s Super Rugby match in Hamilton.

Cheetahs

1. BG Uys, 2.Stephan Coetzee, 3.Maks van Dyk, 4. Steven Sykes, 5.Francois Uys (C ), 6.Heinrich Brussow, 7.Jean Cook, 8.Boom Prinsloo, 9.Shaun Venter, 10.Joe Pietersen (VC), 11. Raymond Rhule, 12 .Michael van der Spuy, 13 .Johann Sadie, 14 Cornal Hendriks, 15 .Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements : 16. Torsten van Jaarsveld ,17. Caylib Oosthuizen ,18. Danie Mienie ,19. Carl Wegner,20. Willie Britz ,21. Tian Meyer ,22. Willie du Plessis ,23. Ryno Benjamin

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