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Same again for Cheetahs

 Sep 04,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

Free State Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské has named an unchanged side for their clash against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

The Bloemfontein-based side bagged five points last weekend in their first home win of the season over Griquas. They now find themselves in second place on the table.

With scrumhalf Piet van Zyl still with the Springboks, Drotské opted to again include youngster Kevin Luiters on the replacement bench.

Against Griquas, Luiters came on as replacement for veteran Sarel Pretorius and Drotské lauded him for the impact he made.

"Kevin did very well when he came onto the field," he said.

"He brought a lot of energy and that was noticeable especially among the back-line. He is a player with a very bright future ahead of him and if he gets his chance, we will again look for a good performance from him."

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Johannes Prinsloo (c), 5 Lodewyk De Jager, 4 Teboho Mohoje, 3 Rossouw De Klerk, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Wian Du Preez, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19 Davon Raubenheimer, 20 Kevin Luiters, 21 Willie Du Plessis, 22 Piet Lindeque

Date: September 7
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17:05 (15:05 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker, Cobus Wessels
Television match official: Tappe Henning

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