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Free State beat SWD to stay in Premier Devision


The Free State Cheetahs have retained their place in the 2019 Currie Cup Premier Devision beating the SWD Eagles 36-5 on Tuesday.

Free State was in control from the first minute of the match and never looked like they going to lose this one.

They scored three tries in the first half making it just too difficult for the Eagles to come back from.

Free State picked a lot of their PRO14 players to ensure they stay in the Premier Devision.

SWD lost Mzufukile Sofisa with a yellow card which made it so difficult in that first half. Free State scored two more tries while Sofisa was off the field.

The Cheetahs continued to use their opportunities in the second half, with Louis Fouche scoring their fourth try in the 60th minute after a sniping run by Rudy Paige, while William Small-Smith added back-to-back tries after cutting through the defensive line to touch down and then gathering a smart pass from Paige for his second.

The visitors tried hard to make their presence felt on attack, but they only earned five points for their efforts compliments of an intercept try by Vuyo Mbotho in the 61st minute, as errors continued to haunt them close to the tryline.


Free State Cheetahs – Tries: Penalty Try, Rabz Maxwane, Tian Schoeman, Louis Fouche, William Small-Smith (2). Conversions: Louis Fouche (2).

SWD Eagles – Try: Vuyo Mbotho.

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