SR: Cell C Sharks 19, Toyota Cheetahs 8



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


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


  1. 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.

  2. 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 !

  3. 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.