Richard Ferguson

Cheetahs overcome spirited Kings

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, EP Kings, Original Content on 29 Jan 2012 at 17:19
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The Cheetahs came from behind to beat the Southern Kings on Saturday night, with the Kings surprisingly leading the SupeRugby outfit 20 – 14 at half time, preventing the Kings from scoring in the second half to end on 33 – 20.

Left wing Vuyo Mboto was the first half hero, as he scored two tries, both converted by fullback Elrich van Vuuren. Van Vuuren also slotted two long range panalties to complete the scoring for his team.

The first half Cheetahs points were scored by tries from Rocco Jansen and Piet van Zyl, both tries being converted by wunderkid Johan Goosen.

Both Ebersohn brothers scored tries in the second half, along with Willy le Roux, while the Kings had no answer in a game filled with sloppy handling errors and poor defence. Goosen converted one of these, while Sias missed one and slotted another with his kicking duties.

The Southern Kings were made up of players from Border and South West District, and were up for the match against a team with much more experience.

Southern Kings:
Tries Vuyo Mboto (2)
Penalties Elrich van Vuuren (2)
Conversions: Van Vuuren (2)

Tries: Rocco Jansen, Piet van Zyl, Robert Ebersohn, Sias Ebersohn, Willy le Roux
Conversions: Johan Goosen (3), Sias Ebersohn (1)


  • I thought the scoreline would be bigger in the Cheetahs favor

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.01.12 17:36:42 by Mutley Reply
  • @Mutley (Comment 1) : you and many here that think the Kings should impress them & prove that they deserve to play super rugby πŸ™„

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.01.12 18:32:54 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 2) : Hey that wasn’t the Kings it was a SWD and border invitational side. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.01.12 18:43:33 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • This is a good result for SWD amd Border many expected the cheetahs to thump them.

    Next week the Bulls are in PE i hope frans ludeke is prepared.

    Last years defeat left me πŸ‘Ώ πŸ˜₯

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.01.12 19:23:57 by Muzi Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 2) : this was only a warm-up game for the cheetahs..that is what rugby down in the ec have become: a warm-up for the big boys of sa rugby ..

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.01.12 20:17:20 by bergshark Reply

  • @bergshark: hahahaha don’t get sulky china

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.01.12 20:40:20 by Megatron Reply

  • @bergshark (Comment 5) :

    Cheetahs didn’t look so big last night!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.01.12 22:03:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I don’t know.
    The fact that the Kings went scorless in the second half seems to imply that the cheetahs were coasting in the first.
    It doesn’t sound like the Kings could keep up once the Cheetahs got serious.
    Just speculation, I didn’t see the game, but it is unusual for a side leading in the first half to not score in the second.

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.01.12 22:07:46 by Leviathan Reply

  • Border rugby has been energised by the relocation of the Zululand Rugby Academy to East London. This has helped the Union gain promotion to the CC u21 top tier. Hopefully they’re able to build on this success during this year’s Vodacom Cup.

    A proper academy serving the regions needs by tapping into a big talent pool that everyone has been aware of for yonkers has been long overdue.

    2 things have been really sad. 1 that the academy’s establishment couldn’t have been made a priority many years ago and 2 that EC rugby can’t now claim boasting rights to the academy being there.

    I really hope that the academy’s goals remain honest and in the best interest of rugby, that it receives the necessary support and that it is able to sustain itself. It really has massive potential to reshape rugby in the region.

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.01.12 22:20:25 by beet Reply
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  • @beet:Based on playing in province of birth ep couldve fielded a cc backline back in ’86 that wouldve incl 5 players that rep boks vs nz cavaliers :15.johan heunis 11.c du plessis 12.m du plessis 13.d gerber 9.garth wright and 2 fwds in schalk burger sr and anton barnard.if I forgot someone,just feel free to add.

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.01.12 23:01:15 by bergshark Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : china bell ?

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.01.12 23:10:41 by bergshark Reply


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