SR: Cell C Sharks 19, Toyota Cheetahs 8

April 19, 2014
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There is a good reason why they are top of the standings.

It may sound like just another cliched uttering from a bored coach, but in that brief sentence from Cheetahs assistant coach Hawies Fourie a lot of truth is contained.

Having lost just once in seven outings – of which five were at home – the Sharks have leaked just eight five-pointers, the only team who have managed to keep their  ‘tries conceded’ column down to single digits. They also do the basics well and keep things simple.

Recent results:
2013: Cheetahs won 12-6, Durban
2013: Sharks won 29-22, Bloemfontein
2012: Sharks won 34-15, Durban
2012: Sharks won 34-20, Bloemfontein
2011: Sharks won 23-18, Bloemfontein
2011: Sharks won 24-9, Durban

Teams:

Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Tonderai Chavhanga, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Ryan Kankowski, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Heimar Williams, 23 SP Marais.

Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Hennie Daniller, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Jean Cook, 7 Johannes Prinsloo, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Rossouw de Klerk, 19 Andries Ferreira, 20 Teboho Mohoje, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Riaan Smith, 23 Raymond Rhule.

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Marius Jonker (South Africa)
TMO: Deon van Blommenstein (South Africa)

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31 Comments

  1. avatar Duiwel says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Go Sharks!

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Cheetsahs by 9 with Willie scoring a 3 times

  3. avatar Duiwel says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Sharks by 12
    Willie to be stretchered off after tackled
    by a bigger player:)

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    @Duiwel: hehe

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Penalty against Cheetahs at frist ruck and sharks goes for poles

    Swiel miss first kick

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Penalty Cheetahs straight in front…should get his and the early lead

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Cheetahs lead 3-0

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Cheetahs looks full of running

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Sharks looks aweful

  10. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Cheetahs steal Sharks lineout with easly

  11. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Looks like Sharks can only attack from aother teams mistakes

  12. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Swiel stillnot intothegame yet, some nice touches though

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Boring game and the Sharks is suppose to be the best team in the competition if you look at the log

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Swiel with his second try at poles and kicks this one over and teh score is 3-3 after 32 min

  15. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Swiel gets another change at goal but miss it badly in front and that is half time

  16. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Steyn taking over he kicking and first penalty to Sharks and Sharks take lead 6-3

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Another penalty for Sharks andFrans goes for points…

    OVER!!!!

    Sharks lead 9-3

  18. avatar Cheetah Glory says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Crap game. Cheetahs horrible.

    Sharks officially the new Stormers. Win games but wont inspire anyone.

  19. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Ding dong test for Bismarck

  20. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Cheetahs score try from charge down…..Benjamin the scorer

    Score: Sharks 12 Cheetahs 8

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Sharks useless in lineouts

  22. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Sharks score after Swiel got a break straight through Cheetahs backline

  23. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Sharks win the game….worst game i saw in a long time….yet again i say if this is our best we have problems in SA

  24. avatar Cheetah Glory says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    If this sharks team and the rugby they play is our best, then good luck to Heyneke.

    I dont think a single sharks player even attempted an offload. Its all power – and we KNOW this does not work against the best teams.

    Some of you will say look at the scoreboard and the log. Fair enough and Sharks seem to only have home games this year, but the game these boys play are not good enough to win it.

    Uninspiring slow poison play as little as possible bullshit.

  25. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    @Cheetah Glory:

    Sharks still have to tour – against sides
    that can play the game and stretch them.

  26. avatar Americano says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    It was nice having the HoneyBadger….Heinrich Brussouw back in action today.
    The DC ( Dear Cheetahs ) were flat today. Sharks? Ugggh.
    Can you believe that in 60 freakin’ @15 Tests today was Jean Deysel’s first try?
    What a joke. Don’t know what far off land he’s off to but don’t let the door hit you in the a** JD. Unbelieveable.
    Nice to see Tonderai Chavanga back!!!!!!!
    Had a great tackle on someone other than the Messerschmitt as well ( much to Bryce’s chagrin ).

    Looking fwd to seeing Sharks on tour. If they had any other coach but JakeWhite I’d be saying “dead man walking” but with Jake all things possible for he posesses the “cheat code” to this game we call….rugby !

  27. avatar Duiwel says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Ja.
    Suurgatte.

  28. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    @Duiwel: not even a true Sharks supporter can be happy about this and should be worried for their tour, suurgat of nie

  29. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 19th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    @Americano:

    Wrong stats, Boet. Deysel 118 for Sharks, 4 tests.
    Not so sure that this was his first try though.

  30. avatar Americano says:
    April 20th, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Whoa Boertje….
    I was just parroting the words of my favorite SuperSport announcer – the deep voiced guy named Hugh. He said 60.

    Sharks would be beyond horrific this year without JakeWhite.

    Cheetahs need to end this Naka charade & get Mr. Venter before they completely bleed out this season.

  31. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 20th, 2014 at 10:42 am

    @Duiwel: Duiwel, look atthis and this is how rugby is suppose to be played and will win you the title not the kick up and under and wait for others to make mistakes that JW and Sharks are doing right now.

    http://youtu.be/WTMcNfs366c

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