Second SF: Sharks 33, Cheetahs 22


Sharks-VS-Cheetahs The second Semi Final is contested in Durban between the Sharks that will host the Cheetahs from Bloemfontein. The Sharks are the outright favourites.  The forecast for Saturday, when the Sharks host the Free State Cheetahs at Kings Park in the second of two Currie Cup semi-finals, is not too bad. It is expected to be cool – a high of just 19°C – with occasional rain and drizzle in the morning, followed by a shower in spots in the afternoon. Recent results: 2013: Sharks won 50-26, Durban 2013: Sharks won 18-15, Bloemfontein 2012: Sharks won 37-30, Bloemfontein 2012: Sharks won 34-32, Durban 2011: Sharks won 20-13, Durban (semifinal) 2011: Free State Cheetahs won 53-32, Bloemfontein 2011: Sharks won 43-34, Durban 2010: Sharks won 30-16, Durban 2010: Sharks won 25-13, Bloemfontein Teams: Sharks: 15 SP Marais, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Louis Ludik, 12 Francois Steyn, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Peet Marais, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira. Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Stephan Lewies, 19 Jacques Botes, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 Heimar Williams. Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Lodewyk De Jager, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen. Replacements: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Teboho Mohoje, 19 Freddy Ngoza, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Johan Goosen, 22 Ryno Benjamin. Date: Saturday, October 19 Venue: Kings Park, Durban Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT) Expected weather: There will be occasional rain and drizzle in the morning, followed by a shower in spots in the late afternoon. It will be cool – a high of just 19°C. Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen Assistant Referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Cobus Wessels TMO: Deon van Blommestein

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Better known as Bunny, Took over after Pissant went over to the "Dark Side"


  1. @Boertjie:

    I have to agree. Bismarck’s robust play leans towards dirty more often than not. His cynical stepping on the Cheetahs player today just enforced that image of him.