Waratahs 26, Cheetahs 27

March 15, 2013
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Cheetahs have come off an unbelievable win over the Highlanders last week, can they put two good performances together to beat the Waratahs who are in disarray?


Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Lachie Turner, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Pat McCutcheon, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis (captain), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3  Paddy Ryan, 2 John Ulugia, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Luke Holmes, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Mitchell Chapman, 19 Lopeti Timani, 20 Matt Lucas, 21 Ben Volavola, 22 Rob Horne.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johan Sadie, 2 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Phillip 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 Oosthuisen, 18 Rynhard Landman, 19 Heinrich Brüssow, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Riaan Smit, 22 Ryno Benjamin.

Referee: Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), James Leckie (Australia)
TMO: Matt Goddard (Australia)

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  1. avatar Americano says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I like the Cheetahs Currie Cup uniforms better.
    The Goose is loose no matter what uni though.

  2. avatar Boertjie says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Am I biased, or are the Waratahs
    getting away with that superb
    Down Under way of obstructive
    One line-out was so crooked it
    almost went straight to the 9.

  3. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 11:28 am:

    Not sure about the former… but that LO was dodgy as…

    Close game this…

  4. avatar Boertjie says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Well done Cheetahs!
    Not defending well against all those
    inside passes, but you held out!
    Great tries by Rhule, the Ghanaian.

  5. avatar DavidS says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I have to admit I stopped watching on 37 minutes because there was a show about air disasters on Discovery that was more interesting…

    Glad the Cheetahs pulled it through..

  6. avatar Morné says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Americano is probably drunk after a good performance by Willie le Roux.

  7. avatar Americano says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    No such luck Morne :D
    I did watch from the DVR though.
    No one is SA rugby sparks scoring opportunities like Messerschmitt Willie. It’s not even close.
    The interesting thing about it is its done through his opportunism & linking. Best current distributor in the game. That touch of the pooch kick that got Rhule away was simply sublime.
    In tight Int. Tests – The Messerschmitt would always be lurking looking to filet open teams with his nose for the break.

    His gathering from kicks & his ability to link by putting people in the correct space at the right time makes this guy…World Cup Willie.

  8. avatar Americano says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 7:37 pm


  9. avatar DavidS says:
    March 15th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Andre Joubert wishes he was Messerschmidt…

    Glad to see commentators finally sit up and pay attention.

  10. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 3:11 am

    Drove past the stadium before kick off and about only the punters you usually see for the Tahs turned up with large sections behind the poles empty.

    What a shitty ref, he really gave the Tahs lots of love like the Kings have been getting.

    Sorry Ashley but it was obstruction and a double movement.
    I still dont think I get the obstruction laws. If the player is running directly in front of the player with the ball and makes contact with the defender, the attacking player then darts through that hole that the defenders was in???

    Still dont know what Sarel has to do to get the nod, even from Bryce. Maybe his pass is a little delayed but for at lest 4 years he has been the best attacking scrumhalf we have.

    Well done Cheetahs beat a side who even had the ref with them.

  11. avatar Duiwel says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Mooi Vrystaat!

  12. avatar Americano says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I thought Super Pretorious’ race was run after being coached by that Super-Ghoul Micheal Foley.
    But he transcended that & is making his case.

    A Bok side with both SuperP & Messerschmitt Willie?

    Yes Sir !

  13. avatar Morné says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Reply to Americano @ 7:34 pm:

    You will be glad to know commentators and rugby pundits on social media are finally noticing him.

  14. avatar biltongbek says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    All hail the Cheetahs, that’s how you win, bu trying. :applause:

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