Cheetahs pick Springbok discards for Lions

Springboks discards Heinrich Brussow, Meyer Bosman (pictured) and Adriaan Strauss can remind the national selectors what they’re missing when they run out for Currie Cup team the Cheetahs against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.

All three, along with prop Wian du Preez, were in a South African XV which beat a Namibian invitation rugby side 36-7 last Friday at Windhoek, but none made it into the Boks squad for the three-test series against the British Lions.

Flanker Brussow’s only appearance for South Africa was off the bench in the drubbing of England last November at Twickenham.

Strauss, at hooker, played all five of his tests as a substitute during last year’s TriNations. Midfielder Bosman played three tests in 2005-06.

In the absence of regular captain Juan Smith, who was training with the Boks, No. 8 Hendro Scholtz will lead the Cheetahs at Bloemfontein.

— Cheetahs:

Hennie Daniller, Danwel Demas, Corne Uys, Meyer Bosman, JW Jonker, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Tewis de Bruyn, Hendro Scholtz (captain), Francois Uys, Heinrich Brussow, David de Villiers, Nico Breedt, Kobus Calldo, Adriaan Strauss, Wian Du Preez.

Replacements: Richard Strauss, WP Nel, Frans Viljoen, Kabamba Floors, Gerrie Odendaal, Louis Strydom, Fabian Juries.


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