Johnson to front Lions
4 Apr 2012
Ashley Johnson has been selected on the blindside flank for the Cheetahs’ upcoming clash with the Lions.
Johnson is the only change to the Cheetahs side that started last week in Wellington. Justin Downey moves to the bench as a result.
Piet van Zyl has recovered from an ankle injury and will start as planned but fullback Hennie Daniller is still in doubt. Daniller will undergo a late fitness test on Friday to determine his availability.
Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Ryno Benjamin, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Ashley Johnson, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 George Earle, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Subs: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Andries Ferreira, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Philip Snyman.