| Ruan Pienaar encourage within the fray as Cheetahs take group to face Stormers

Ruan Pienaar. (Getty Images)

Ruan Pienaar. (Getty Photos)

Ragged Springbok Ruan Pienaar is encourage for the Cheetahs after being named on the bench for Saturday’s preparation series clash in opposition to the Stormers in Cape Metropolis.

Pienaar had been sidelined with a knee damage sustained early in closing one year’s Vast Rugby Unlocked tournament.

The 36-one year-mature, who performed 88 Exams for the Springboks, joined the Cheetahs from French outfit Montpellier in 2019. He performed basically at scrumhalf and used to be instrumental of their Currie Cup triumph that one year.

He would possibly presumably also also be utilised at flyhalf and is attributable to this truth a precious attribute on the bench.

In diversified areas, unusual recruits Schalk Ferreira (prop) and Rynier Bernardo (lock) are included first and foremost XV, while lock Carl Wegner will proceed to captain the Cheetahs.

Saturday’s match at Cape Metropolis Stadium kicks off at 17: 15.



Tristan Leyds, 14 Edwill van der Merwe, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Cornel Smit,
11 Leolin Zas, 10 Kade Wolhuter, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7
Ben-Jason Dixon, 6 Marcel Theunissen, 5 Chris van Zyl (captain), 4 David
Meihuizen, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Ali Vermaak

16 Chad Solomon, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Johan du Toit, 20
Ernst van Rhyn, 21 Paul de Moist, 22 Abner van Reenen, 23 Mnombo


15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Chris Smit, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Reinhardt Fortuin, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Jeandre Rudolph, 7 George Cronje, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Carl Wegner (captain, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Wilmar Arnoldi, 1 Schalk Ferreira

Substitutes: 16 Marnus van der Merwe, 17 Conrad van Vuuren, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Victor Sekekete, 20 Aidon Davis, 21 Ruan Pienaar, 22 Dries Swanepoel, 23 Rhyno Smith

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