CC: Cheetahs 22, Blue Bulls 7


We move to Bloemfontein in our second match this afternoon were the Cheetahs will host a desperate Blue Bulls side that was bolstered by some returning Boks this week.

The combination of JJ Engelbrecht and Jan Serfontein will add value to this young sides attacking ability but attack is unfortunately not the only aspect that the Bulls will have to look at and will be solid in keeping the Cheetahs out from scoring bonus point. This will have to be a near perfect performance from the Bulls who really have to played a game this season which shows this ability.

The Cheetahs welcome back Adriaan Strauss and Coennie Oosthuizen which also should be a problem for a Bulls scrum who has struggled this season. All in all it is all to play for, for both teams.

Free State Cheetahs:
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagné, 6 Johannes Prinsloo, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 AJ le Roux, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Freddie Ngoza, 19 Teboho Mohoje, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Johan Goosen, 22 Willie du Plessis.

Blue Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudi Paige, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross (captain), 5 David Bulbring, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Marcel van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Jean Cook, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Francois Venter, 22 Clayton Blommetjies.

Referee: Marius Jonker
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Francois de Bruin
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee

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  1. Bulls now getting some phases going and Cheetahs defence holding up. Last time these two teams played the Bulls hammered them by just keeping their forwards attacking relentlessly.

    Cheetahs would want to keep much more of the possession this time

  2. Not sure I understand the logic of sending a player off, suggesting his offence was more serious than player only being panalised?

  3. Still feels that Cheetahs can run away with this the minute they get possession in the right side of the field.

    Be interesting to see the stats on posession and territory now

  4. After that score the Bulls will have a belief. Yet it took too much effort to score.

    Bulls in their defense also created a good few straight line-breaks, but so have the Cheetahs with the little ball at thier disposal.

    Coenie being a stupid idiot probably cost the Cheetahs a swing of 12 to 14 points here.

  5. Shucks so far I dont see Cheetahs or Lions challenge the two coastal teams, expected one of them to make a statement today but not much so far hey…

  6. Bulls spent all week training that butt ass stupid fucking maul and now have no other options. South Africa please I beg you find something else to work on, and if you cannot find something, go to the movies or work the garden.

  7. Ai if we can only get old Lappies in a Bok team. The kid runs great angles and lacks nothing in defense. His only vice is he does not carry body fat like Alberts

  8. This game is now just poor. I cannot see Cheetahs reaching a final, except if Sharks and WP now go and smash each other into submission

  9. @Bekke:

    I have FS bias, but been saying for a very long time that Ebersohn is technically a great centre. Not the natural speed and strength of his peers but he works his arse off and today has very few aspects of his game that is not spot-on.

    We are going to miss this kid and HM will be clever to cap him now