Jordaan excited about Griquas debut
17:00 Thu, 11 Jul 2019
Jordaan excited about Griquas debut | News Article
Niell Jordaan - Morgan Piek
The former Toyota Cheetahs captain, Niell Jordaan, is looking forward to making his Tafel Griquas debut on Friday night when they tackle the Sharks at Kings Park in the opening match of the 2019 Currie Cup.

Jordaan led the Cheetahs onto the park at the Kingspan Stadium against Ulster in their first ever Guinness Pro14 game in September 2017.

The Newcastle born and raised Jordaan told OFM Sport that he is excited and that Sharks versus Griquas is always a tough encounter.

“I’m very excited to be making my debut for the new team this weekend.

“It’s been a hard couple of days since arriving Kimberley, but the team has been very welcoming to me and it is a nice new team environment to be involved in.

“Griquas and the Sharks always tends to be a very hard game and I can tell you that nothing is going to be any different come Friday evening.”

Friday evening’s Currie Cup opener in Durban kicks off at 19:15.

Sharks - 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Jeremy Ward (co-captain), 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Tera Mtembu (co-captain), 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Luke Stringer, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Juan Schoeman.

Replacements -  16 Craig Burden, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Rhyno Smith.

Griquas – 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Michal Haznar, 12 André Swarts, 11 Enver Brandt, 10 George Whitehead (captain), 9 Zak Burger, 9 Neill Jordaan, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Victor Sekekete, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 AJ le Roux, 1 Khwezi Mona.

Replacements – 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Mox Moxili, 18 NJ Oosthuizen, 19 Johan Momsen, 20 Denzel Hill, 21 Chriswell September, 22 Tinus de Beer, 23 Eduan Keyter.

@MorganPiek OFM Sport

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