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Cheetahs banking on Brussow return



Facing a mammoth task away from home against the defending champions, the Toyota Cheetahs will pin their hopes on the return of their talisman Heinrich Brussow this weekend in Hamilton.

Considering the power and pace employed by the Chiefs in their opening win over the Highlanders, it won’t be a surprise that they start as favourites in the clash, but the Cheetahs will be hoping the confidence they received out of the second-half comeback in Bloemfontein, as well as the addition of Brussow to the mix will turn things in their favour.

Still, despite the comeback, the Cheetahs left South Africa on Sunday knowing the mammoth task ahead of them this weekend, as their lineout continues to be an Achilles heel and they lost Waltie Vermeulen to injury.

Vermeulen’s injury is another setback for Naka Drotske’s side, especially after they already lost Andries Ferreira and Martin Muller to injury before the season began. Vermeulen is replaced by Griqua lock Ligtoring Landman, who left with the team headed for the Antipodes.

This means the Cheetahs will tour with just three locks as Landman joins Francois Uys and Lood de Jager as the only second row players on tour.

One positive though, is that Coenie Oosthuizen came through his comeback unscathed and is set to take his place in the front row this weekend, while the Cheetahs will be hoping the tour gels them into a unit like it did last year.

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