Rookie cen­tre to start for Chee­tahs

Fiji Sun - - Sport -


Chee­tahs head coach Franco Smith has made just one change to his start­ing line-up for early Sun­day morn­ing clash with the Bulls in Pre­to­ria. Nico Lee is set to make his Su­per Rugby de­but at inside cen­tre as a re­place­ment for Jou­bert En­gel­brecht. En­gel­brecht in­jured his up­per arm dur­ing last week­end’s de­feat to the Brumbies in Bloem­fontein. Lee, 22, who hails from Pre­to­ria, has rep­re­sented the Free State Chee­tahs at U19 and U21 level and also in the Vo­da­com Cup com­pe­ti­tion.

15 Clay­ton Blom­metjies, 14 Segeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Ray­mond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoe­man, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Jo­han Coetzee, Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche. Re­place­ments: 16 Jac­ques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Carl Weg­ner, 20 Hil­ton Lob­berts,


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