Cheetahs 22, Sharks 26

February 23, 2013
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The Sharks team travel home to Bloemfontein to take on a Cheetahs side which promised much improvement from 2012.

Teams:

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Frans Viljoen, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19 Johannes Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Elgar Watts, 22 Ryno Benjamin.

Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Francois Steyn (captain), 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Anton Bresler, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Meyer Bosman, 22 Odwa Ndungane.

Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jason Jaftha (South Africa), Tiaan Jonker (South Africa)
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee (South Africa)

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18 Comments

  1. avatar Americano says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Direct TV allows us to get the pre-game feed to S15 games which is pretty cool.
    Messerschmitt-Willie LeRoux in warm-ups – talent to burn….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cLmBZWDyBM

  2. avatar DavidS says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Americano I wish we had a like function so I could LIKE your posts…

  3. avatar Boertjie says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Would be nice to have a LIKE button.
    And one we can use for Brendan Cheetah.
    8)

  4. avatar DavidS says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Oh Boertjie there are a couple for Brendan…

    :stupid:

    :Bunny:

    : bigfinger:

    :cuckoo:

  5. avatar Vetgesmeerde Blits says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    It is incredible how much better Franco van der Merwe look, playing in a proper team for the first time in his professional carreer.

  6. avatar Aldo says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    The cheetahs plays such a lovely fluent style of rugby :soek:

  7. avatar Americano says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Aldo the Bulls performance yesterday wasn’t exactly champagne stuff. This is early still they gotta get the kinks out (:

    On another note – what’s with the Cheetah pitch?
    It looks like it has mange.

  8. avatar Americano says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    C’mon Cheetahs…..Sadie splits from Bulls – goes to Cheetahs for glory !

  9. avatar Aldo says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Shees talk about putting your foot in it. Just as I said it, a sudden comeback by the Cheetahs.

    Americano, relax man, Im just stirring the pot. The Bulls game was horrible, was just hoping Shields would see my comment,

  10. avatar biltongbek says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Miuch better game than the “other” derby match we’ve seen

    Some intent here.

  11. avatar Americano says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Super Pretorious needs to come on sooner. Cheetahs have to avoid scrums any chance they get.
    Other than that – Messerschmitt Willie again showed he is THE most gifted distributor of the ball ( and opportunity ) in South Africa.
    Period.

  12. avatar DavidS says:
    February 23rd, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Must agree re Willie Le Roux.

    Also refreshing to see commentators notice him too.

  13. avatar Duiwel says:
    February 24th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    SH :mrgreen: RKS!

  14. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    February 24th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Yep Guppies looked good! Better than the 2 that played in pretoria on friday :?

  15. avatar Boertjie says:
    February 24th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 6:50 pm:

    Which was, in all honesty, not a challenge.

  16. avatar Timeo says:
    February 24th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Nope.

    That game at Loftus was boring, but that doesn’t mean it was not two very good teams playing.

    Looking good and being good is not always the same thing.
    The way the Sharks allowed the Cheetahs to run rampant? It will be a repeat of the CC final.

  17. avatar Duiwel says:
    February 24th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Yup

  18. avatar The Year of the Cheetah says:
    February 25th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    cheetahs just need belief.

    They only play great rugby when there is nothing in it anymore and this shows lack of confidence.

    The Sharks are a great balanced team with a positive attitude so I will take a bonus point against them.

    But the day this Cheetah side starts believing you are all in kak.

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