Toyota Cheetahs Name Exciting Team to Host Tafel Lager Griquas


The Toyota Cheetahs will battle it out against the Tafel Lager Griquas on Saturday in the first Carling Currie Cup match of 2022. The action in Toyota Stadium kicks off at 14:30 and the action will be live on SuperSport.

“The Toyota Challenge helped us a lot with our preparation for the Currie Cup. Every player in the group got some game time and Ruan played for the Sharks. The main thing was to see everyone play and to know who our best players in each position are and the players gained confidence.” Said, Coach Hawies Fourie

“It has been a close contest against the Griquas in the last couple of games and we want to rectify that. We have a quality team and I feel that we owe it to ourselves to do well on Saturday.”

“We have an exciting team and a tough challenge first up. We have a lot of respect for the Griquas but we’ve prepared well so far this week.”

“We know we have to be clinical and hopefully, we can keep the majority of the squad fit this year. Thankfully we don’t have Covid-cases as we did at the start of last season so we have a decent squad to pick from. The guys are excited to go and hopefully we can start well on Saturday.” Said captain, Ruan Pienaar.

Players not available: The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury: Jeandre Rudolph (knee), George Cronje (knee), Duncan Saal (bicep), Branden de Kock (knee), Rosko Specman (knee), Reinhardt Fortuin (knee), Aranos Coetzee (bicep), Cameron Dawson (ankle), Daniel Kasende (knee), Cohen Jasper (shoulder) and Siya Masuku (return to play protocol).

Toyota Cheetahs: 15. Clayton Blommetjies, 14. Craig Barry, 13. David Brits, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. Enver Brandt, 10. Chris Smit, 9. Ruan Pienaar (c), 8. Mihlali Mosi, 7. Aidon Davis, 6. Gideon van der Merwe, 5. Victor Sekekete, 4. Rynier Bernardo, 3. Marne Coetzee, 2. Marnus van der Merwe, 1. Schalk Ferreira. Replacements: 16. Louis van der Westhuizen, 17. Alulutho Tshakweni, 18. Conraad van Vuuren, 19. Sergio Moreira, 20. Andisa Ntsila, 21. Rewan Kruger, 22. Robert Ebersohn, 23. Malcolm Jaer.