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Cheetahs vs Munster, Sun 4th Nov 2:45pm Irish time, Eir Sports

  • 02-11-2018 1:00pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Cheetahs:

    1 Ox Nche (29)
    2 Joseph Dweba (8)
    3 Aranos Coetzee (29)
    4 Walt Steenkamp (7)
    5 JP du Preez (7)
    6 Gerhard Olivier (7)
    7 Junior Pokamela (18)
    8 Aidon Davis (3)
    9 Shaun Venter (23) - Captain
    10 Tian Schoeman (7)
    11 Rabz Maxwane (15)
    12 Nico Lee (20)
    13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg (7)
    14 William Small-Smith (22)
    15 Rhyno Smith (1)

    16 Reinach Venter (1)
    17 Charles Marais (27)
    18 Erich de Jager (4)
    19 Sinthu Manjezi (1) / Justin Basson (18)
    20 Daniel Maartens (4)
    21 Abongile Nonkontwana (2)
    22 Tian Meyer (22)
    23 Louis Fouche (4)

    •Guinness PRO14 caps indicated next the player’s name.

    The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury: Quintin Vorster (ankle), Ntokosa Vidima (wrist), Dries Swanepoel (shoulder), Oupa Mohoje (knee), Luan de Bruin (ankle), Jasper Wiese (shoulder), Lloyd Greeff (ankle), Sibabalo Qoma (ankle), Ryno Eksteen (knee), Jacques Du Toit (knee), Malcolm Jaer (hand), Neill Jordaan (nose).

    Munster:

    Mike Haley; Shane Daly, Sammy Arnold, Tyler Bleyendaal (C), Alex Wootton; Bill Johnston, Alby Mathewson;
    James Cronin, Kevin O’Byrne, Stephen Archer; Jean Kleyn, Darren O’Shea; Fineen Wycherley, Chris Cloete, Arno Botha.

    Replacements: Mike Sherry, Jeremy Loughman, John Ryan, Sean O’Connor, Gavin Coombes, Duncan Williams, Ian Keatley, Rory Scannell.

    Other squad members: Ciaran Parker, Neil Cronin, JJ Hanrahan, Liam Coombes

    The referee for the match is Marius Mitrea (FIR, 83rd competition game). He will be assisted by Joy Cwengile Jadewenzi (SARU) and Ruhan Meiring (SARU). The TMO is Shaun Veldsman (SARU).

    The Cheetahs will be looking for their second win of the campaign after a comfortable home win against Cardiff. After a huge come from behind win against Glasgow, Munster will be looking to maintain pressure on the Conference A leaders.

    Bill Johnston gets a baptism of fire at ten with the returning Tyler Bleyendaal starting at inside centre. A glut of unavailable players in the backrow forces Fineen Wycherley to move to the blindside flank.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,230 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    Tyler at 12 - he must be completely recovered if they are playing him at centre.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,013 ✭✭✭ leakyboots


    Exciting team, Wootton is a guy who is seriously knocking on the door of the first team. Very interested to see how Bill Johnston gets on


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,500 ✭✭✭ Sabre0001


    leakyboots wrote: »
    Exciting team, Wootton is a guy who is seriously knocking on the door of the first team. Very interested to see how Bill Johnston gets on

    Some defensive frailties holding him back, but very exciting in attack - looked particularly good with Carbery getting the ball to him.

    Also looking forward to seeing how Johnston goes. Hopefully the pack can provide a solid platform, and there are some exciting options outside him. Good that he starts with Mathewson too.

    Will be interesting to see how Tyler gets on in the centre; as said above, he better be fully fit!

    🤪



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,716 ✭✭✭✭ Interested Observer


    leakyboots wrote: »
    Exciting team, Wootton is a guy who is seriously knocking on the door of the first team. Very interested to see how Bill Johnston gets on

    Is Wootton not leaving at the end of the season?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,034 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    Good to see Ox and Rhyno both playing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭ Some Yoke


    Good to see Ox and Rhyno both playing.

    Cheetahs didn't have enough players so they got an ox and rhino on the team, which can only be good for safari diplomacy


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    25c approx in Bloemfontein today!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    https://twitter.com/Munsterrugby/status/1059069498341421056

    Late change sees Arnold out, Daly to centre and Liam Coombes to the wing.

    Arnold failed RTPP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    yerrahbah wrote: »
    https://twitter.com/Munsterrugby/status/1059069498341421056

    Late change sees Arnold out, Daly to centre and Liam Coombes to the wing.

    Arnold failed RTPP.

    There's quite a bit of inexperience out there now with Johnston, Daly and Coombes all starting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,468 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Monster tackle by DOS. Great positioning and timing.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,728 Former Former


    Those jerseys, jeeesus


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    big let off there...


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,468 ✭✭✭ budhabob


    Johnson looks very confident so far. Finding great field position and not afraid to change point of attack


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,058 ✭✭✭ Mookie Blaylock


    Those jerseys, jeeesus
    Munster ones are fab


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,058 ✭✭✭ Mookie Blaylock


    Bill's kicking is top notch so far today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    Johnston taking the penalties ahead of TB. Poor penalty given away from Cloete. Cheetahs spill 5m out and Johnston clears. Muster have a scrum 5m out now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Good decision by Mathewson.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    Wheels on Wooton


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,058 ✭✭✭ Mookie Blaylock


    Arno Botha is a hard man to put down


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Cloete needs a word. He's been ill disciplined all game.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,609 ✭✭✭✭ 2smiggy


    Cheetahs look good at home. Great running rugby


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,605 ✭✭✭✭ stephen_n


    Munsters continuing poor discipline costing them. For all the lip service Flannery paid to it, clearly the coaching staff and the squad have no interest in fixing it.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭ bloodless_coup


    He was hardly supporting his own weight there


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    Nasty head knock.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,685 ✭✭✭ CZ 453


    Anyone hearing that whistling bell noise from the game? Very annoying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    CZ 453 wrote: »
    Anyone hearing that whistling bell noise from the game? Very annoying.

    Me too. It's grating.


  • Registered Users Posts: 588 ✭✭✭ baas baa


    I wonder if a player ended up needing to be stretchered off after taking an opponent out in the air would the ref follow through with issuing a red card.

    Technically that Cheetahs try should've been a penalty to Munster for joining the maul ahead of the carrier. Similar to Irelands disallowed try in Cardiff last year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ yerrahbah


    Maul is doing damage. Try Kevin O'"Brien" Great kick Johnston


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,609 ✭✭✭✭ 2smiggy


    Me too. It's grating.

    Well they did give us the vuvuzela


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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,433 ✭✭✭✭ thomond2006


    What a good first half. Johnston and Bleyendaal are a solid combination.


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