Benjamin to win 50th Super Rugby cap against Lions

Ryno Benjamin starts for the Free State Cheetahs

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has named his Super Rugby team to play the Lions at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

In the forwards Carel Greeff comes into the starting line up and replaces Tienie Burger who has concussion and Henco Venter moves in on the bench

Drotske has named Raymond Rhule and Cornal Hendricks as the two wingers for this match with Ryno Benjamin as back up.

Benjamin has been named on the replacements bench but when he comes on he will win his 50th Super Rugby cap.

The Cheetahs have already played the Lions this season and the first match was won 34-29 by the Lions in Johannesburg.


1. Danie Mienie,2. Torsten van Jaarsveld,3. Maks van Dyk,4. Carl Wegner,5. Francois Uys ( c ),6. Carel Greeff,7. Boom Prinsloo,8. Willie Britz,9. Tian Meyer,10. Francois Brummer,11.Raymond Rhule,12. Michael van der Spuy,13. Francois Venter ( vc ),14. Cornal Hendricks,15. Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements :16.Stephan Coetzee,17.BG Uys,18.Ewald vd Westhuizen,19.Steven Sykes,20.Henco Venter,21.Shaun Venter,22.Coenie van Wyk,23.Ryno Benjamin

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