Cheetahs start De Bruyn at flyhalf for Lions

The Free State Cheetahs have named scrumhalf Tewis du Bruyn at fly half for their Currie Cup clash against the Golden Lions in Bloemfontein this weekend .

De Bruyn has replaced Sias Ebersohn who has been dropped to the bench for this weekend.

Regular scrum half De Bruyn has played Currie Cup and Super Rugby at flyhalf so the position is not entirely new for him although he does have limited experience in the position.

In the second row Francois Uys returns to the starting line up having served his two week suspension.

The extensive injury list means that former retiree Hendro Scholtz has been named in the team again.

Coenie Oosthuizen is understood to be nearing his comeback but misses this weekend and will most likely return to boost the Cheetahs for next weekend’s clash with the Blue Bulls.

The Cheetahs have also revealed that Andries Ferreira will miss the rest of the season after he had surgery on his knee this week.

Free State Cheetahs

15. Hennie Daniller, 14. Nico Scheepers, 13. Robert Ebersohn (Captain) 12. Andries Strauss, 11. Raymond Rhule, 10. Tewis du Bruyn, 9. Sarel Pretorius, 8. Hendro Scholtz, 7. Lappies Labuschagne, 6. Heinrich Brussow, 5. Izak van der Westhuizen (Vice Captain), 4. Francois Uys, 3. Marcel van der Merwe, 2. Hercu Liebenberg, 1. Schalk van der Merwe.

Replacements:16. Elandré Huggett, 17. Ross Geldenhuys, 18. Carl Wegner, 19. Davon Raubenheimer, 20. Sias Ebersohn, 21. Phillip Snyman, 22. Rayno Benjamin

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