SR: Toyota Cheetahs 27, Cell C Sharks 20

July 5, 2014
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Jake White’s Sharks face a big test in Bloemfontein on Saturday, to stay in the hunt for a top-two spot.

The Durban franchise were overtaken by the Waratahs at the top of the table last weekend – a direct result of a loss to the Stormers in their last match before the break, a defeat they may yet come to regret.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské turned up the heat on the Sharks by pointing to their perilous run-in to the play-offs.

 
Recent results:
2014: Sharks won 19-8, Durban
2013: Cheetahs won 12-6, Durban
2013: Sharks 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:

Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Ryno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Caylib Oosthuizen, 17 Luan de Bruin, 18 Carl Wegner, 19 Jean Cook, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Hennie Daniller.

Sharks: 15 SP Marais, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Jean Deysel (captain), 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Stephan Lewies, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Thomas du Toit, 17 Bismarck du Plessis, 18 Jannie du Plessis, 19 Willem Alberts, 20 Lubabalo Mtembu, 21 Charl McLeod, 22 Odwa Ndungane, 23 Tonderai Chavhanga.

Referee: Rohan Hoffmann (Australia)
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry (South Africa), Francois de Bruin (South Africa)
TMO: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

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12 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Will the sharks be given the same lesson as the what the Bulls got from the Stormers

  2. avatar Bekke says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Bulle? More like nulle…

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Great play from cheetahs

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    First points for Sharks, Cheetahs lead 10-3

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Scores are level…..10-10 after 22 min

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Reinach with a brilliant try

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Try Cheetahs! Great forward play….Cheetahs take the lead again with 17-13

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Cheetahs pulling away now, cheetahs lead 24-13

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Sharks within 7 points

  10. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Cheetahs win

  11. avatar Timeo says:
    July 6th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    That maul try was a thing of beauty.

  12. avatar Boertjie says:
    July 6th, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Sharks will also lose to the Breezes =
    two games Down Under. Good luck.
    As I’ve stated before: I could see this
    coming since their return from Oz.

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