S14 ’09 Game 24 – Hurricanes (29) v Cheetahs (12) F/T

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Super 14 on 7 Mar 2009 at 03:00
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Is anyone actually going to wake up to watch this slaughter?

Naka’s No-Hopers have limped in Wellington sans captain Smith and 9 other first-team regulars.

The Canes are at home and looking strong. I mean, they beat the Crusaders last week. One way traffic here. The only thing that could possibly save the Cheetahs is that referee Paul Marks doesn’t understand the basic laws of the game!


Hurricanes: 15 Tamati Ellison, 14 Zac Guildford, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Piri Weepu, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Rodney So’oialo, 7 Scott Waldrom, 6 Karl Lowe, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Tim Fairbrother, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Neemia Tialata.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Hore/Ged Robinson, 17 John Schwalger, 18 Api Naikatini, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Willie Ripia, 21 Jason Kawau, 22 David Smith.

Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Bjorn Basson, 13 Piet van Zyl, 12 Hanno Coetzee, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Hendro Scholtz (captain), 7 Wayne van Heerden, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 6 David de Villiers, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Bees Roux, 2 Richardt Strauss, 1 Wiaan du Preez
Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Jean Botha, 18 Francois Uys, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Meyer Bosman, 22 Danwell Demas

Referee: Paul Marks (Australia)
Touch judges: Vinny Munro (New Zealand), Glenn Newman (New Zealand)
TMO: Michael Fraser (New Zealand)


  • i woke up and was surprised to see a great perfrmance by the cheetahs. this game was a good message to the sharks. it doesn’t matter what players you have, if you don’t build phaese you will give even the worst playrs a chance. the cheetahs lost this game not vic versa. hurricanes were poor.

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.03.09 05:49:30 by try time Reply
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  • had the canes for a 25 point margin win, surprized the scores was low

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.03.09 06:16:17 by jarsonx Reply
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  • @jarsonx (Comment 2) : weren’t we all. hurricanes didn’t want to win this game.

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.03.09 06:20:53 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 3) : or the 2nd string cheetahs wanted it more

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.03.09 06:24:12 by jarsonx Reply
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  • Aaah, my LMS is safe for another week! :smile:

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.03.09 08:21:01 by Big Fish Reply
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