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Cheetahs off to a flying start

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news, Super 14 on 24 Jan 2009 at 06:47
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The Cheetahs got their 2009 campaign off to a flying start when they smashed a hapless Griquas outfit 57-7 in their Super 14 pre-season outing at Grey College, Bloemfontein, on Friday.

Rugby 365 reports that while the opposition was nowhere near that they will encounter in the Super 14, the Cheetahs showed they have plenty of pace and power.

They also showed they need to work on their cohesion as a unit – and they will have a chance when facing the Bulls next Friday – but scoring nine tries showed they do have the talent.

The pace in the side – even in the absence of injured Bok flyer Jongi Nokwe – was obvious. Sevens legend Fabian Juries and Danwel Demas laid down early markers.

The other standout feature of the game was the performance of the loose trio – Springboks Heinrich Brussow and Juan Smith, along with Frans Viljoen.

Springbok Meyer Bosman also used the opportunity to cement his place as starting flyhalf, again showing why Jake White picked him for the Springbok team in 2004.

Another player to make his mark was Hennie Daniller at fullback.

Few of the Griquas players took up Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie’s offer to come into the squad through the back door – but wing Richard Lawson and lock Jacques Lombaard were the visitors’ stand-out players.

The scorers:

For the Cheetahs:
Tries: Demas 2, Uys 2, Potgieter, Smith, Scholtz, R Strauss, Basson
Cons: De Bruyn 3, Bosman 3

For Griquas:
Try: Mokuena
Con: Viljoen


  • While this result was always expected let’s have a look at some of the other S14 warm-up results thusfar.

    The Crusaders came from behind to beat a very willing Western Force team 24-19 in their pre-season hit-out at the Members Equity Stadium, Perth, on Friday.

    Three tries in the final 15 minutes saw the Chiefs continue their Super 14 pre-season victory march, as they beat the Highlanders 36-19 in Rotorua on Friday.

    Following their 21-17 win over the Blues last week, the Chiefs could not have wished for a better start to the year – as they outscored the Highlanders by six tries to three.

    The Hurricanes beat the Blues 19-14 in their Super 14 pre-season match at Albany

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.01.09 06:53:29 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Chiefs have played 2, won 2 in the warm-ups. They could be a better team than we expect this year.

    Blues have played 2, lost 2 in their warm-ups. 😯

    Crusaders beating the force is what should have been expected though.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.01.09 06:55:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I stand by my call a week or so ago, Blues are not going to feature that highly this year.

    IN general, I believe the SA sides will all improve on last year’s showing.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.01.09 08:39:53 by Baldrick Reply
  • Except maybe the Bulls 👿

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.01.09 08:40:14 by Baldrick Reply
  • The Stormers will be the top SA team this year. U read it first, here on Sharksworld!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.01.09 10:18:42 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 5) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Dude!!!!!!!!! We frown upon people being drunk and then making posts on the website.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.01.09 10:39:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Hehehe

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.01.09 10:43:39 by wpw Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Yeah, maybe you should install that safety belt that gMail has, preventing people from sending abusive emails to ex-girlfriends / wives after 12 midnight on account of having drunk too much!

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.01.09 10:45:27 by Baldrick Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 8) : 🙂

    We should seriously look into that.

    maybe even set up a support call center for the other SA team supporters during the S14. 😉

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.01.09 10:51:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • hey team

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.01.09 11:00:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : Yeah, 0 800 LOSER!

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.01.09 11:11:02 by Baldrick Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :


  • Comment 12, posted at 24.01.09 11:12:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 11) :


  • Comment 13, posted at 24.01.09 11:12:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : Howzit? How’s life with the new ‘un?

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.01.09 11:15:58 by Baldrick Reply

  • Does anyone know what size crowd watched the Cheetahs game last night. Im wondering because they showed live 20/20 cricket from Bloem and there was a good crowd in there , albeit very subdued due to the snotting they were getting from the Dolphins.

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.01.09 11:22:22 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 14) : not bad, thanks. He slept well last night

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.01.09 11:29:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good to hear @robdylan (Comment 16) :

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.01.09 11:35:25 by Baldrick Reply

  • When is the Sharks’ warm-up game?

    Anyone know if Sharksrugby will be doing updates?

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.01.09 11:39:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) : kick off is at 5. No updates. MM isn’t going with

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.01.09 11:44:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Poor Sharks supporters, they gonna be very disappoined after losing to the Stormers on 14 Feb.

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.01.09 12:14:48 by wpw Reply
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 15) : Yeah!! We did give them a bit of a hiding 😀 Just hope we can keep it up for rest of the games…

    @wpw (Comment 20) : Dream on…………….

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.01.09 12:42:03 by Me2 Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 20) : hogging the crack pipe again?

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.01.09 12:55:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 20) :

    Why? Are the Vodacom cup teams also playing?

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.01.09 13:22:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • U guys are very confident even though u playing away from home. Im gonna so enjoy rubbing it in after our victory…

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.01.09 13:34:43 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 24) :

    You are on a lose lose boat here mate.

    if you win it was to be expected because you were playing at home and you won’t have much bragging rights.
    if you lose then you WILL hear about it. 🙂

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.01.09 16:16:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Chiefs starting off well this year….

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.01.09 19:17:23 by Hmmm Reply

  • Not that the pre-season warm-ups count

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.01.09 19:18:29 by Hmmm Reply

  • But they do build confidence…
    And a early win or two in the year could be the dif in a semi or not…

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.01.09 19:19:55 by Hmmm Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :


    The skills of Waratahs backs Sam Norton Knight and Kurtley Beale backed by disciplined defence paved the way for a 17-5 win over the Reds in their opening trial match

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.01.09 07:07:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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