Free State XV and Eagles clash in the Vodacom Cup tomorrow


The North Section sides, Toyota Free State XV and the SWD Eagles, face off in their Vodacom Cup opening match to take place at the Clive Solomons stadium, in Heidedal tomorrow.

The hosts will be without prop Rossouw de Klerk, who is with the Cheetahs in their Australasian Super Rugby tour.

De Klerk was flown to Australia to replace the injured Coenie Oosthuizen, who was sent back home after undergoing a scan in Brisbane.

Free State XV team to face SWD Eagles:
15. Luke Cyster; 14. Don Mlondobozi; 13. Nico Lee; 12. Niel Marais (c); 11. Sinovuyo Ganto; 10. Riaan Smit; 9. Renier Botha; 8. Henco Greyling; 7. Zingisa April; 6. Wayven Smith; 5. Walti Vermeulen; 4. Philip du Preez; 3. Johan van Niekerk; 2. Torten van Jaarsveld; 1. Kevin Stevens.

Replacements: 16. Marco Klopper; 17. Chase Morison; 18. Joubert Horn; 19. Nicolaas Immelman; 20. Abrie Griesel; 21. Alvin Brandt; 22. Earl Snyman.

Kick-off is at 15:00. Entrance is free.