Posted on Thursday, 25 Nov 2021
Team Announcements and Match Info
The Toyota Cheetahs will be making history when they take on Baie Mare for the first time on Friday in Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein. The Toyota Challenge match kicks off at 18:15 (not 17:30 as originally advertised) and will be live on SuperSport 211. Gates open at 16:30.
“Our main focus will be to improve. We didn’t start well against Province. There were some good patches but we didn’t finish off our opportunities. We made a big step up against the Sharks.” Said, Coach Hawies Fourie.
“The opposition will be of high quality. They play with a lot of skill and variation. I think we will be in for a good match on Friday. We want to finish on a high and win the last Toyota Challenge match.”
The Toyota Cheetah team for the encounter:
1. Schalk Ferreira
2.Louis van der Westhuizen
6.Gideon van der Merwe
8.Aidon Davis (C)
16.Marnus van der Merwe
The referee for the match is Ruhan Meiring. He will be assisted by Philip Kotze and DF Hefer. TMO is Ben Crouse.
Players not eligible for selection: Due to injury - Mox Moxoli (wrist), Andisa Ntsila (neck), Jeandre Rudolph (knee), George Cronje (knee), Duncan Saal (bicep), Malcolm Jaer (ankle), Branden de Kock (knee), Clayton Blommetjies (ankle), Chris Smit (quad), Rosko Specman (knee), Reinhardt Fortuin (knee), Aranos Coetzee (bicep), Cameron Dawson (ankle), Daniel Kasende (knee), Enver Brandt (hamstring)
Other rugby obligations - Ruan Pienaar (on loan to Sharks), Junior Pokomela (on loan to Stormers).
ACTION-PACKED MATCH DAY FOR THE FANS
The Toyota Challenge is a new kind of rugby tournament: one where every victory earns a prize of R250 000 and where players will do everything in their power to win cash bonuses for explosive play.
Players making the most tackles, line breaks and turnovers on the ground win cash prizes.
“The Player of the match” will win R10 000 for every match while the supporter who posts the most social media posts during the match with hashtag #ToyotaLegendSupport will win R10 000 and be crowned “Supporter of the match”!
Regulations, as prescribed by the Department of Cooperative Governance and SA Rugby’s “Guidelines for the return of spectators to sport events”, limit spectator numbers in the stadium to 2 000.
Gates open 1 hour before kick-off and spectators are urged to come early and to note that the following has to be presented to gain entrance to the Toyota Stadium on a matchday:
MATCH DAY PROCEDURES: