Sias dropped for Sharks clash
16 May 2012
Naka Drotske has named flyhalf Riaan Smit ahead of Sias Ebersohn for the Cheetahs’ match against the Sharks in Bloemfontein.
Ebersohn, who was first choice in 2011, was seen as a dependable replacement after teenager Johan Goosen was sidelined with a dislocated shoulder. However, the former has struggled for confidence and form in the No 10 jersey since then. Following another dismal performance in the 16-14 defeat to the Stormers at Newlands last Saturday, Smit has taken over in the flyhalf berth.
There are no other changes to the match-day squad.
Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Cameron Jacobs, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Justin Downey, 6 Heinrich Brussouw, 5 George Earle, 4 Izak van der Westhuizen, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Subs: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Andries Ferreira, 19 Ashley Johnson, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Philip Snyman.