Toyota Free State Name Team To Host Cell C Sharks


The Toyota Cheetahs named their team with a couple of changes to host the Cell C Sharks in Toyota Stadium on Friday at 14:30 (SA Time).

In the front row, Rynier Bernardo and Mzwanele Zito switch places with Bernardo in the starting line-up. Jeandré Rudolph will wear the number 8 jersey. Siya Masuku is back on flyhalf, and Reinhardt Fortuin moves to centre next to Robert Ebersohn. Tapiwa Mafura is the fullback.

“The Sharks played very well against the Pumas, and at one stage, they managed to keep them out with 13 men. We know it will be difficult, but we have our own way of thinking.” Said Coach Hawies Fourie. “The focus will be to step up from last week against Province.” Said Coach Hawies Fourie.

Toyota Cheetahs: 15. Tapiwa Mafura, 14. Daniel Kasende, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 12. Reinhardt Fortuin, 11. Munier Hartzenberg, 10. Siya Masuku, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Jeandré Rudolph, 7. Sibabalo Qomo, 6. Gideon van der Merwe, 5. Victor Sekekete (c), 4. Rynier Bernardo, 3. Arnanos Coetzee, 2. Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1. Schalk Ferreira. Replacements: 16. Louis van der Westhuizen, 17. Alulutho Tshakweni, 18. Hencus van Wyk, 19. Mzwanele Zito, 20. Daniel Maartens, 21. Rewan Kruger, 22. David Brits, 23. Cohen Jasper.

Players not available: The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury: Enver Brandt (knee), Marne Coetzee (neck), Friedle Olivier (ankle), Frans Steyn (knee), Conraad van Vuuren (lower back) and Marnus van der Merwe (hamstring).