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ALL the weekend warm-up results

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content, Super 14 on 23 Jan 2010 at 15:41
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So the S14 Warm-ups have kicked off this weekend. Let’s see who upset who and who thumped who.

Last Seasons finishing position in (*)

The Highlanders (11th) clawed back a 19-5 deficit early in the first half to defeat 2009 finalists, the Chiefs (2nd – Finalists), 31-24.
Tries: Paterson 2, Romans, Hardie, Murray
Cons: Berquist 3

Tries: De Malmanche, Hona, Forbes, Nanai-Williams
Cons: Renata 2


The Blues (9th) clinched a thrilling 19-17 win over the Hurricanes (3rd).
Tries: Perenise, Eaton, Ngatai
Con: Ripia

Tries: Ranger 2, Moa
Cons: Kirkpatrick 2


The Waratahs (5th) scored more tries than the Reds (13th) but still lost 24- 26.
Tries: Holmes, McKibbin, Sigg
Cons: McKibbin 2, Halangahu
Pen: McKibbin

Tries: Kennedy, Kingi
Cons: Lucas, Walsh
Pens: Walsh 4


The Stormers (10th) made short work of a second string Western Force (8th) side by building up a 41 – 0 lead before half time. The final score being 54 – 12. Both teams also earned themselves Red cards, Donut Dunning for punching and Jacques Potgieter or fighting.
Tries: Pietersen 2, Bekker, Liebenberg, Grant, Habana, Engelbrecht
Cons: Pietersen 4, Grant
Pens: Pietersen 2, Grant

Western Force
Tries: Rapana, Swanepoel
Con: O’Connor


The Cheetahs (14th) showed their fans that they can expect a tough season ahead as a full strength Cheetahs side struggled heavily to get past an EP (Vodacom Cup and Currie cup 1st Div)invitational team. The scores were level at 3 all when the half time break came before the Cheetahs finally managed to score one try to record a rather unsatisfactory 14 – 9 victory. The Cheetahs fielded 5 springboks in their team and need to do some SERIOUS soul searching before the season gets underway against the defending Champions the Bulls.
Eastern Province XV:
Pens: Peach 3

Try: Ebersohn
Con: De Bruyn
Pens: De Bruyn 2


  • very interesting pre-season so far . . .

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.01.10 15:42:45 by war1 Reply
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  • Are we in for a season of upsets or is this a case of the Warm-ups mean nothing?

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.01.10 15:43:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : i guess time will tell

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.01.10 15:45:40 by war1 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : LMS could be a shocker :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.01.10 15:49:06 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • never choose a derby for LMS, particularly not Tahs-Reds! Or Sharks-Cheetahs :)

    Remember, not all of these were at full strength. The Tahs, in particular, fielded a B-team.

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.01.10 17:06:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 4) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.01.10 17:22:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : last year bulls lost all their warm – up games – so i guess not much should be read into it.

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.01.10 18:12:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • Here is the Cheetahs’ team

    Cheetahs: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Corné Uys, 12 Barry Geel, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 10 Tewis de Bruyn, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Ashley Johnson, 7 Juan Smith (captain), 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 David de Villiers, 4 Nico Breedt, 3 WP Nel, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
    Replacements: 16 Albertus Buckle, 17 Skipper Badenhorst, 18 Walti Vermeulen, 19 Frans Viljoen, 20 Sias Ebersohn, 21 Danwel Demas, 22 Hennie Daniller.

    And Here is the EP Squad.
    Eastern Province Invitation XV squad: Justin Peach, Christopher Juries, Jaco Bekker, Luvuyo Mhlobiso, Howard Noble, Ryan Brown, Marlon Lewis, Sivuyile Kobokana, Yves Bashiya, Zolani Mofu, Hein Potgieter, Brendan Snyman, Sangoni Mxoli, Robert Dyer, Pumlani Nodikida, Neil Jacobs, Patrick Mulamba, Nolan Clark, Andries Smit, Siyanda Grey, Sinethemba Jack, Jacques Potgieter, De Wet Barry (captain).

    If the Cheetahs couldn’t beat these guys CONVINCINGLY then they are either master sandbaggers or in for a VERY tough season ahead.

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.01.10 05:14:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I think we can expect more of the same :twisted: Although this was only a practice game and they might have focused on certain aspects of a game plan and not really caring about the result.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.01.10 09:46:43 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • What Swanepoel is playing for the Force?? :shock:

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.01.10 14:43:52 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 10) : not sure… some youngster, I think.

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.01.10 14:46:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 10) : his name’s Mark Swanepoel and he’s a scrumhalf. Obviously Saffa heritage

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.01.10 14:49:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Yeh…

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.01.10 15:09:51 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : http://www.westernforce.com.au/players/mark_swanepoel,56597.html/section/54680

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.01.10 15:13:28 by klempie Reply

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