Toyota Cheetahs News http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs News Toyota Free State Cheetahs junior teams announced http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2679/Toyota-Free-State-Cheetahs-junior-teams-announced http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Attached are the Toyota Free State Cheetahsandrsquo; junior teams to face the Lions at Old Greys Rugby Grounds, in Bloemfontein this Saturday.<br><br> <br><br> TOYOTA FREE STATE CHEETAHS U21 vs LIONS U21<br><br> ABSA CURRIE CUP<br><br> OLD GREYS RUGBY FIELD, BFN<br><br> KICK-OFF: 14:45<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Henry<br><br> Immelman<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Carel<br><br> Coetzee<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Tertius<br><br> Kruger<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Pieter<br><br> Jordaan<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Don<br><br> Mlondobozi<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Warren<br><br> Potgieter<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Zee<br><br> Mkhabela<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Gerhard andcopy;<br><br> Olivier<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Steven<br><br> Meiring<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Daniel<br><br> Maartens<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Philip<br><br> Du Preez<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Justin<br><br> Basson<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Henco<br><br> Van der Westhuizen<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Jacques<br><br> Du Toit<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Hennie Schalk<br><br> Theron<br><br> <br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Marco<br><br> Klopper<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Francois<br><br> Bester<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Vincent<br><br> Maruping<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Henco<br><br> Greyling<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Louis<br><br> Venter<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Ruan<br><br> Potgieter<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Donavan<br><br> Gissing<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> TOYOTA FREE STATE CHEETAHS U19 vs LIONS U19<br><br> ABSA CURRIE CUP<br><br> OLD GREYS RUGBY FIELD, BFN<br><br> KICK-OFF: 13:00<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Corne<br><br> Vermaak<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Bjorn<br><br> Van Wyk<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Niell<br><br> Stannard<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Carl<br><br> Durow<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Christiaan<br><br> Erasmus<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Andre<br><br> Swarts<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Tyron Jason<br><br> Goddard<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Jasper<br><br> Wiese<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Junior andcopy;<br><br> Burger<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Willandre<br><br> Kotzenberg<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Hendri<br><br> Storm<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Johan<br><br> Grundlingh<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Christiaan<br><br> Roux<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Reinach<br><br> Venter<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Ox<br><br> Nche<br><br> <br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Morne<br><br> De Beer<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Johannes<br><br> Kotze<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Erick<br><br> Van Niekerk<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Refuoe<br><br> Rampeta<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Armand<br><br> Pretorius<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Darren<br><br> Baron<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Lorenzo<br><br> Gordon<br><br> 23<br><br> Prop<br><br> Willem Petrus<br><br> Eloff<br><br> <br><br> 2014-08-28 Absa Currie Cup First Division resumes http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2678/-Absa-Currie-Cup-First-Division-resumes http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Absa Currie Cup First Division will resume on Friday following seven rounds of matches in June and July, which served as the Qualifier for the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division.<br><br> It means the Leopards kick off part two with a healthy eight-point lead at the top of the log, on 25 points, with the Down Touch Griffons leading the chasing pack.<br><br> The log table has been adjusted with the removal of match and competition points that have been taken or conceded against the Kimberley side following their promotion to the Premier Division.<br><br> The six First Division teams will play five more pool rounds, with the semifinals and final to be contested on October 4 and 17 respectively.<br><br> In Fridayandrsquo;s matches the Border Bulldogs host the Valke at the BCM Stadium in East London and the SWD Eagles meet the Leopards at Outeniqua Park in George.<br><br> In the only match on Saturday Boland Cavaliers take on Down Touch Griffons at the Boland Stadium in Wellington.<br><br> The First Division teams will be keeping one eye on events in the Premier Division. Should either or both of the GWK Griquas or Steval Pumas feature among the bottom two teams in the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division this year, their place will be up for grabs next year.<br><br> The six andlsquo;franchiseandrsquo; teams have been entrenched in the Premier Division and will reappear in 2015 andndash; but the GWK Griquas and Pumas have to finish in the top six if they are to avoid appearing in an Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Qualifying tournament next year.<br><br> Meanwhile, in East London the Border Bulldogs will be determined to register a victory against the Valke to keep alive their semifinal hopes despite occupying fifth position on the log table. The fact that the Valke suffered defeats in all of their qualifying matches will certainly give Border hope to begin the last few rounds of the competition on a positive note. They will, however, be wary of the Valkeandrsquo;s main playmaker, fullback Jaun Kotze, who topped the point scorerandrsquo;s list in the Qualifier with 93 points. <br><br> In the Leopards camp coach Robert de Preez has retained the core of the team that steered them to five victories in six matches in the Qualifier for their clash against SWD. With wings Luther Obi and Sylvian Mahuza and veteran Springbok flyhalf Andre Pretorius, who were among the top five point-scorers in the Qualifier looming large, the Eagles will have to produce a solid defensive effort and remain disciplined to prevent a similar fate to the 51-23 defeat they suffered against the Potchefstroom side in June.<br><br> The Down Touch Griffons, meanwhile, will look to celebrate captain and No8 Nicky Steynandrsquo;s 100th Absa Currie Cup match with a victory against the Boland Cavaliers in Wellington. A victory would also allow them to remain within range of log-leaders the Leopards. But they may face a tough test as the Wellington side put up a brave fight in their last clash and suffered a narrow 27-25 defeat, which should boost their confidence, especially with home ground advantage counting in their favour.<br><br> Absa Currie Cup First Division fixtures:<br><br> Border Bulldogs vs Valke<br><br> Venue: BCM Stadium, East London<br><br> Date: Friday, 29 August<br><br> Kickoff: 18h00<br><br> Referee: Stuart Berry<br><br> Assistant Referees: Rodney Boneparte and Fernando Uithaler<br><br> <br><br> SWD Eagles vs Leopards<br><br> Venue: Outeniqua Park, George<br><br> Date: Friday, 29 August<br><br> Kickoff: 19h00<br><br> Referee: Pro Legoete<br><br> Assistant Referees: Christie du Preez and Ruhan Meiring<br><br> <br><br> Boland Cavaliers vs Down Touch Griffons<br><br> Venue: Boland Stadium, Wellington<br><br> Date: Saturday, 30 August<br><br> Kickoff: 16h00<br><br> Referee: Lourens van der Merwe<br><br> Assistant Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni and Linston Manuels<br><br> <br><br> Absa Currie Cup First Division log table:<br><br> <br><br> TEAM<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> L<br><br> D<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> TF<br><br> TA<br><br> LOSS BONUS<br><br> TRIES BONUS<br><br> POINTS<br><br> Leopards<br><br> 5<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 324<br><br> 108<br><br> 216<br><br> 47<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 25<br><br> Down Touch Griffons<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 159<br><br> 170<br><br> -11<br><br> 21<br><br> 23<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 17<br><br> SWD Eagles<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 151<br><br> 188<br><br> -37<br><br> 21<br><br> 24<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 15<br><br> Boland Cavaliers<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 137<br><br> 135<br><br> 2<br><br> 17<br><br> 18<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 12<br><br> Valke<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 168<br><br> 183<br><br> -15<br><br> 22<br><br> 25<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> Border Bulldogs<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 113<br><br> 268<br><br> -155<br><br> 15<br><br> 40<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> <br><br> 2014-08-28 Rugby Federation Set for Name Change as IRB Becomes World Rugby http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2677/Rugby-Federation-Set-for-Name-Change-as-IRB-Becomes-World-Rugby http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The International Rugby Board will become World Rugby from November 19, 2014 as part of a major rebranding programme. <br><br> The new brand, including a new logo, will be launched at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London on November 17-18. <br><br> Global Rugby participation has boomed by more than two million to 6.6 million players over the past four years, driven by the commercial success of Rugby World Cup, the IRBandrsquo;s development strategies and record investment, strong and vibrant Unions and Rugbyandrsquo;s re-inclusion in the Olympic Games. <br><br> With Rugby aspiring to inspire and engage new audiences and players around the world, the rebrand reflects the organisationandrsquo;s mission to build a stronger connection with fans, players and new audiences worldwide. <br><br> The rebrand will have no impact on Rugby World Cup 2015 branding or positioning, which will remain as it is with its iconic logo throughout the current event cycle. <br><br> IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: "Rugby continues to thrive, reach out and engage new audiences and participants in record numbers and the IRB has been at the heart of that growth." <br><br> "We are committed to furthering that growth beyond our traditional family and fan base with a public that expects to be entertained, informed and interacted with. This move is more than just a name change, it is a mission statement." <br><br> IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper added: "In a crowded global entertainment and sporting marketplace, the role of the IRB has evolved from Game regulator to Game inspirer." <br><br> "With this we must continue to appeal to those who know and love the sport and its heritage, while attracting, engaging and inspiring those who have no connection with the sport across multiple cultures and languages around the world." <br><br> "World Rugby collectively has the ingredients and tools to do just that. Rugbyandrsquo;s global appeal is founded and positioned on its unique character-building values and inclusive ethos and we want everyone to feel connected with the sport and Rugbyandrsquo;s ongoing success story." <br><br> "World Rugby clearly aligns our name with our mission and allows us to organise new and existing consumer facing properties in a way that they will be more impactful and more appealing to the sportand#39;s growing global fan base." <br><br> Registration is open for the 2014 World Rugby Conference and Exhibition at the Hilton Metropole, London via,www.irbconfex.com . <br><br> 2014-08-28 Toyota Free State Cheetahs team vs the GWK Griquas Announced http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2676/Toyota-Free-State-Cheetahs-team-vs-the-GWK-Griquas-Announced http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Coach Rory Duncan has named his team to face the GWK Griquas this Saturday at GWK Park, in Kimberley. Kick-off is at 15h00.<br><br> <br><br> TOYOTA FREE STATE CHEETAHS vs GWK GRIQUAS<br><br> ABSA CURRIE CUP<br><br> GWK PARK, Kimberley<br><br> KICK-OFF: 15:00<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Clayton<br><br> Blommetjies<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Rayno<br><br> Benjamin<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Francois ( vc )<br><br> Venter<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Joubert<br><br> Engelbrecht<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Raymond<br><br> Rhule<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Willie<br><br> Du Plessis<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Sarel<br><br> Pretorius<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Jean<br><br> Cook<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Neil<br><br> Claassen<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Tienie<br><br> Burger<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Francois<br><br> Uys<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Henco<br><br> Venter<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Dolph<br><br> Botha<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Torsten ( c )<br><br> Van Jaarsveld<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Kevin<br><br> Stevens<br><br> <br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> AJ<br><br> Le Roux<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> George<br><br> Marich<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Waltie<br><br> Vermeulen<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Vincent<br><br> Jobo<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Shaun<br><br> Venter<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Pieter-Steyn<br><br> De Wet<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> JP<br><br> Du Plessis<br><br> <br><br> 2014-08-27 Vrystaters wemel in Bok-groep na Australasiƫ http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2675/Vrystaters-wemel-in-Bok-groep-na-Australasiƫ http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Victor Matfield en Willem Alberts vir Juan Smith en Warren Whiteley, terwyl Marcel van der Merwe die beseerde Frans Malherbe op stut in die Springbok-groep van 30 spelers vir die besoek van twee weke aan Australasiandeuml; vervang.<br><br> Alberts moet voor die span se vertrek na Doer Onder sy fiksheid bewys. Matfield is oorgehaal.<br><br> <br><br> Vyftien van die dertig spelers het bande met Vrystaat-rugby. Daar is ses huidige Vyrstaatse spelers in die span: Lood de Jager, Oupa Mohoje, Trevor Nyakane, Adriaan Strauss, Cornal Hendricks en Willie le Roux.<br><br> <br><br> Daarandrsquo;s ook sewe spelers in die span, wat in Bloemfontein op skool was: Bismarck en Jannie du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Ruan Pienaar, Cobus Reinach (almal Grey), Oupa Mohoje (Louis Botha) en Mornandeacute; Steyn (Sand du Plessis).<br><br> <br><br> Die Bok-toerspan is:<br><br> <br><br> Voorspelers - Willem Alberts, Bakkies Botha, Schalk Brits, Marcell Coetzee, Lodewyk de Jager, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield, Oupa Mohoje, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Marcel van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen.<br><br> Agterspelers - Damian de Allende, Jean de Villiers (kaptein), Bryan Habana, Cornal Hendricks, Francois Hougaard, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Lwazi Mvovo, Ruan Pienaar, Handrandeacute; Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Jan Serfontein, Mornandeacute; Steyn.<br><br> <br><br> Die oorblywende bepalings in vanjaar se Rugbykampioenskapreeks is:<br><br> <br><br> 6 September andndash; Nieu-Seeland t Argentiniandeuml; (Napier); Australiandeuml; teen Suid-Afrika (Perth).<br><br> <br><br> 13 September andndash; Nieu-Seeland teen Suid-Afrika (Wellington); Australiandeuml; teen Argentiniandeuml; (Gold Coast).<br><br> <br><br> 27 September andndash; Suid-Afrika teen Australiandeuml; (Kaapstad).<br><br> 28 September andndash; Argentiniandeuml; teen Nieu-Seeland (La Plata).<br><br> <br><br> 4 Oktober andndash; Suid-Afrika teen Nieu-Seeland (Johannesburg); Argentiniandeuml; teen Australiandeuml; (Mendoza).<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Tuisspanne wen almal in derde ronde<br><br> Al die tuisspanne het die afgelope naweek hul wedstryde in die derde ronde van Absa se Curriebeker-kompetisie in die Premier-afdeling gewen.<br><br> <br><br> Die Haaie, die huidige Curriebeker-kampioen, het andlsquo;n naelbytsege van 19-16 oor die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs op Kingspark in Durban behaal; die Westelike Provinsie, kampioen in 2012 en finalis in 2013, het die stryd van die twee vroeandeuml; voorlopers in die kompetisie teen die Goue Leeus op Nuweland in Kaapstad met 27-14 gewen; die Blou Bulle, het nandaacute; twee groot nederlae teen die Goue Leeus en die WP, toe hul eerste oorwinning van die seisoen behaal deur die OP Kings op Loftus Versfeld in Pretoiria ewe naelskraap met 30-25 te wen; terwyl die Pumas, wat vroeandeuml;r vanjaar in die Vodacombeker-reeks teen die Griekwas vasgeval het, deeglik daarvoor vergoed het deur in die Mbombela-stadion in Nelspruit met 33-15 baas te speel.<br><br> <br><br> Nandaacute; die naweek se wedstryde is die WP en die Haaie die enigste onoorwonne spanne en is hulle onderskeidelik eerste en tweede, gevolg deur die Goue Leeus, Pumas, die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs, Blou Bulle, Griekwas en die OP Kings.<br><br> <br><br> Cheetahs vertoon goed, ondanks . . .<br><br> <br><br> Dat die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs op die oomblik vyfde op die puntelys in die Premier-afdeling van die Curriebeker-kompetisie is moontlik nie so waffers nie, maar als inaggenome kan mnr. Rory Duncan, die Cheetahs se hoofafrigter, redelik tevrede wees met sy troepe se vertoning tot dusver.<br><br> <br><br> Die wedstryd Saterdag in Durban het baie gelykop verloop. Die stryd voorlangs vurig, albei spanne het verwoed op die verdediging ingeklim en die res is aan die twee losskakels, Fred Zeilinga (Haaie) en Willie du Plessis (Vrystaat Cheetahs) oorgelaat om met strafskoppe die telbord aan die rol te hou.<br><br> <br><br> Maar, netsoos in die Vrystaters se eerste twee wedstryde was daar weer andlsquo;n insinking in die tweede helfte, wat hulle die wedstryd-ligapunte, wat hulle net sowel kon ingeoes het, gekos het.<br><br> <br><br> In die eerste wedstryd teen die Pumas was die Vrystaters nandaacute; 55 minute se spel met 16-15 voor en was hulle op pad na andlsquo;n goeie begin in die kompetisie andeacute;n andlsquo;n oorwinning. Maar tussen die 55e en 67e minuut het die Pumas skielik 13 punte by hul telling gevoeg, wat hulle met 28-16 laat voorloop het en durk op die Vrystaters geplaas het. Gelukkig het Rayno Benjamin in die 72e minuut gaan druk, wat aan die Cheetahs andlsquo;n bonuspunt besorg het.<br><br> <br><br> In die wedstryd teen die Griekwas was die Vrystaters in die Vrystaat-stadion in andlsquo;n stadium 34-15 voor, maar in andlsquo;n weereense insinking in die Blikore se spel is Griekwas toegelaat om in die laaste drie minute 12 punte op te stapel vir andlsquo;n eindtelling van 34-27 in die Vrystaters se guns.<br><br> <br><br> Saterdag was die Vrystaters nandaacute; 50 minute op 16-6 op pad om vir die verrassing van die 2014-seisoen teen die Curriebeker-kampioen te sorg, toe die besoekers van Bloemfontein in die laaste 12 minute 10 punte afgestaan het andndash; andlsquo;n insinking wat hulle die wedstryd toe gekos het.<br><br> <br><br> Duncan is werklik by die diepkant as hoofafrigter van die Cheetahs ingestoot, want van al die Curriebeker-afrigters het diandeacute; Vrystater moontlik die moeilikste taak. Die Vrystaat is juis nie so mildelik met talent bedeel nie andndash; nie wat kwaliteit betref nie, maar wel met sy reserwekrag.<br><br> <br><br> Dertien van die 28 spelers wat tot dusver in die eerste drie wedstryde ingespan is, is nuwelinge. Dit moet ook nie uit gedagte verloor word nie dat Duncan-hulle sonder andlsquo;n stuk of 20 gereelde staatmakers moet klaarkom.<br><br> <br><br> Adriaan Strauss, Trevor Nyakane, Lood de Jager, Oupa Mohoje, Cornal Hendricks en Willie le Roux is by die Bokke betrokke. Ses ander manne - Coenie Oosthuizen, Caylib Oosthuizen, Clayton Blommetjies, Shaun Venter, Jean Cook en Lappies Labuschagnandeacute; - was beseer. Blommetjies het intussen herstel en was een van die uitblinkers Saterdag teen die Haaie en hyandrsquo;t die Vrystaters se enigste drie gedruk.<br><br> <br><br> Dan speel andrsquo;n klompie manne nou oorsee: Johan Goosen, Johann Sadie, Philip van der Walt, Hennie Daniller, Riaan Smit, Andries Ferreira, Heinrich Branduuml;ssow en Rossouw de Klerk.<br><br> <br><br> En of dit nie genoeg is nie, gaan Carl Wegner (slot) lank langs die kantlyn wees nadat hy Saterdag in die 12de minuut met andlsquo;n ontwrigte skouer van die veld is.<br><br> <br><br> Die Vrystaat het in die laaste minuut Saterdagaand so byna-byna die wedstryd beklink met andlsquo;n "drie" deur die voorryman Kevin Stevens, wat volgens die TV-skeidsregter, mnr. Jason Jaftha, die bal enkele sentimeter voor die doellyn geplaas het. Nadat hy herhaalde kere daarna gekyk het, het Jaftha beslis dat dit nie andrsquo;n drie was nie.<br><br> <br><br> Mnr. Duncan het nie oor die "drie" gemor nie, maar nandaacute; die tyd gesandecirc; sy span "moes in elk geval die wedstryd veel vroeandeuml;r gewen het en kan nie wil kla oor andrsquo;n twyfelagtigheid andrsquo;n minuut voor die einde wat nie ons kant toe gegaan het nie," het Duncan gesandecirc;.<br><br> <br><br> Vir die grootste deel van die wedstryd was die Vrystaters in beheer, maar kon net nie die finale afronding doen nie.<br><br> <br><br> "Ek is baie tevrede met die wyse waarop ons bly veg het. Uiteindelik het dit neergekom op een duikslag wat ons in die middelveld gemis het en andrsquo;n strafskop wat afgestaan is wat ons die wedstryd gekos het," het Duncan gesandecirc;.<br><br> <br><br> Die duikslag waarna hy verwys het, was die een wat die Haaie-vleuel Tonderai Chavhanga in staat gestel het om in die middelveld deur te sny en onder die pale te gaan druk.<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers is: Haaie 19 (drie: Tonderai Chavhanga; doel: Fred Zeilinga; straf: Zeilinga 4 andndash; dit was Jacques Botes se 123e wedstryd vir die Haaie, sy 149e Curriebeker-wedstryd andeacute;n sy 284e eersterangse wedstryd andndash; wat die SA rekord is, terwyl Botes ook al 46 Curriebeker-drieandeuml; gedruk het; dit was Odwa Ndungane se 110e Curriebeker- en 266e eersterangse wedstryd en Ndungane het reeds 42 Curriebeker-drieandeuml; gedruk); Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs 16 (drie: Clayton Blommetjies; doel: Willie du Plessis; straf: Du Plessis 3 andndash; dit was Sarel Pretorius se 96e Curriebeker-wedstryd).<br><br> <br><br> WP nou alleen bo<br><br> Die stryd op Nuweland tussen die WP en die Goue Leeus was meer gelykop as wat die telling van 27-14 in die Streeptruie se guns beduie. Die Goue Leeus het balbesit oorheers, maar die WP se hegte verdediging was oudergewoonte rotsvas.<br><br> <br><br> Die WP het egter met goeie agterspel daarin geslaag om meermale hul kanse met drieandeuml; af te rond. Vir die WP het veral jongelinge soos Kobus van Wyk (regtervleuel) en Cheslin Kolbe (heelagter) geskitter en moes die Leeus vir andlsquo;n vale verdedig wanneer hulle aanandrsquo;t hardlope gegaan het.<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers is: Westelike Provinsie 27 (drieandeuml;: Jaco Taute, Kobus van Wyk 2; doel: Demetri Catrakilis 2, Kurt Coleman; straf: Catrakilis 2 andndash; dit was Brok Harris se 111e wedstryd, en 102e Curriebeker-wedstryd vir die WP); Goue Leeus 14 (drie: Andries Coetzee; straf: Ruan Combrinck 3).<br><br> <br><br> Die kragmeting op Loftus Versfeld het deurgaans baie gelykop verloop en met rustyd was die Blou Bulle slegs 11-8 voor. Sewe drieandeuml; is in die wedstryd gedruk, met die Bulle wat die bonuspunt-drie verkry het. <br><br> Die puntemakers is: Blou Bulle 30 (drieandeuml;: Akona Ndungane 2-hyandrsquo;t nou reeds 44 Curriebeker-drieandeuml; gedruk, Deon Stegmann, Jesse Kriel; doel/straf: Tony Jantjies 2 andndash; dit was Werner Kurger se 115e wedstryd, en sy 89e Curriebeker-wedstryd vir die Bulle); OP Kings 25 (drieandeuml;: Lizo Gqoboka, Michael van Vuuren, Shane Gates; doel: Scott van Breda; straf: Van Breda 2 andndash; dit was Luke Watson, kaptein van die Kings, se 93e Curriebeker-wedstryd, waarin hy reeds 53 drieandeuml; gedruk het).<br><br> <br><br> Hoewel die tuisspan in die Mbombela-stadion in Nelspruit met 11-12 teen die Griekwas agter was, het die Pumas in die tweede helfte met kragspel die besoekers van Kimberley behoorlik laat les opsandecirc; om uiteindelik met 33-15 koning te kraai. <br><br> Die puntemakers is: Pumas 33 (drieandeuml;: Cornandeacute; Steenkamp-sy 32e drie vir die Pumas, sy 152e wedstryd en sy 87e Curriebeker-wedstryd vir die Pumas, Jerome Pretorius 2, Renaldo Bothma; doel: JC Roos, Justin van Staden; straf: JC Roos, Justin van Staden 2); Griekwas 15 (drieandeuml;: Dean Grant, Marnus Schoeman; doel/straf: Grant).<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Bepalings en Uitslae<br><br> Vanjaar se Curriebeker-program in die Premier-afdeling, en die uitslae tot dusver, is (tuisspanne word eerste genoem):<br><br> <br><br> Eerste ronde - 8/9 Augustus: OP Kings t WP (16-35); Goue Leeus t Blou Bulle (41-13); Pumas t Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs (28-21); Griekwas t Haaie (24-31).<br><br> Tweede ronde - 15/16 Augustus: WP t BB (41-17); GL t OP Kings (60-19); Haaie t Pumas (34-17); Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs t GW (34-27).<br><br> Derde ronde - 22/23 Augustus: BB t OP (30-25); WP t GL (27-14); Haaie t Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs (19-16); Pumas t GW (33-15).<br><br> Vierde ronde - 29/30 Augustus (die Eerste Liga begin): BB t WP; OP t GL; Pumas t Haaie; Griekwas t Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs.<br><br> Vyfde ronde - 5/6 September: WP t OP; GL t BB; Haai t Griekwas; Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs t Pumas.<br><br> Sesde ronde - 12/13 September: GL t WP; OP t BB; Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs t Haaie; Griekwas t Pumas.<br><br> Sewende ronde - 19/20 September: BB t Haaie; WP t Griekwas; GL t Pumas; OP t Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs.<br><br> Agtste ronde - 26/27 September: Griekwas t GL; Haaie t OP; Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs t BB; Pumas t WP.<br><br> Negende ronde - 3/4 Oktober (halfeindronde van die Eerste Liga): Griekwas t OP; Haaie t GL; Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs t WP; Pumas t BB.<br><br> Tiende ronde - 10/11 Oktober (Eerste Liga se eindstryd): BB t Griekwas; WP t Haaie; GL t Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs; OP t Pumas.<br><br> Halfeiendronde - 17/18 Oktober<br><br> Eindstryd - 25 Oktober.<br><br> <br><br> Puntestand<br><br> SPAN<br><br> S<br><br> W<br><br> V<br><br> G<br><br> PV<br><br> PT<br><br> NETTO<br><br> DV<br><br> DT<br><br> BON.V<br><br> BON.D<br><br> PUNTE<br><br> W.Provinsie<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 103<br><br> 47<br><br> 56<br><br> 13<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> Haaie<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 84<br><br> 57<br><br> 27<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 13<br><br> GoueLeeus<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 115<br><br> 59<br><br> 56<br><br> 14<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> Pumas<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 78<br><br> 70<br><br> 8<br><br> 9<br><br> 8<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 9<br><br> VSCheetahs<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 71<br><br> 74<br><br> -3<br><br> 8<br><br> 8<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> Blou Bulle<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 60<br><br> 107<br><br> -47<br><br> 6<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> Griekwas<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 66<br><br> 98<br><br> -32<br><br> 9<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> OP Kings<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 60<br><br> 125<br><br> -65<br><br> 8<br><br> 17<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Net andeacute;andeacute;n Springbok in Rugbykampioenskap-"span"<br><br> Die Springbokke se sukkelsege van 33-31 oor die Poemas van die Argentynse Pampas word duidelik weerspieandeuml;l in die "span" wat rugbyskrywers gewoonlik nandaacute; andlsquo;n naweek se toetsrugby kies. Net andeacute;andeacute;n Springbok, die Toyota Vrystaatse Cheetah-blits, Cornal Hendricks, het die "span gehaal".<br><br> <br><br> Daarenteen het vyf Poemas die "span" gehaal en nege All Blacks. Die All Blacks het die Wallabies in Auckland met 51-20 afgeransel. Gandrsquo;n Wallaby het die "span" gehaal nie.<br><br> <br><br> Interessantheidshalwe die span lyk sandoacute;: 15-Joaquandiacute;n Tuculet (Arg); 14- Cornal Hendricks (SA), 13-Conrad Smith (NS), 12-Ryan Crotty (NS) , 11-Julian Savea(NS); 10-Nicolandaacute;s Sandaacute;nchez (Arg), 9-Aaron Smith (NS); 8-Kieran Read (NS), 7-Richie McCaw (NS andndash; hyandrsquo;t Saterdag slegs sy tweede geelkaart in sy ganse toetsloopbaan van 129 toetse gekry en hyandrsquo;t dit toe sommer met twee drieandeuml; teen die Wallabies gevier!!), 6- Juan Martandiacute;n Fernandaacute;ndez Lobbe (Arg), 5-Sam Whitelock (NS), 4-Brodie Retallick (NS andndash; hierdie 23-jarige yster gaan nog grandoacute;andoacute;t rugby speel!), 3-Ramiro Herrera (Arg), 2-Dane Coles (NS), 1-Marcos Ayerza (Arg).<br><br> <br><br> All Blacks en Springbokke steeds die beste<br><br> Die All Blacks, wat laas in 1986 teen die Wallabies op Edenpark in Auckland verloor het, het hul plek bo-aan die Internasionale Rugbyraad se ranglys ietwat verbeter nadat hulle die Australiandeuml;rs Saterdag met 51-20 afgeslag het om daardeur die Bledisloebeker die twaalfde agtereenvolgende jaar in te palm.<br><br> <br><br> Die All Blacks het nou andlsquo;n "kussing" 4.22 punte op Suid-Afrika, wat steeds tweede op diandeacute; ranglys is.<br><br> Diandeacute; groot slae het ook Australiandeuml; se "voorsprong" op Engeland, wat vierde is, laat krimp. Australiandeuml; is nou 1.51 punte voor die Rose.<br><br> Die 51 punte wat die All Blacks opgestapel het, is handuacute;l meeste tot nog toe teen hul bure wes van die Tasman-see.<br><br> <br><br> Suid-Afrika is nandaacute; sy groot skrik in Salta, Argentiniandeuml;, steeds tweede, danksy andlsquo;n Mornandeacute; Steyn-strafskop drie minute voor die eindsirene wat die Suid-Afrikaners en hul ondersteuners groot verleentheid gespaar het teen die span wat twaalfde op diandeacute; ranglys is.<br><br> <br><br> Die top-20 plekke op die ranglys word deur die volgende lande ingeneem:<br><br> <br><br> 1.Nieu-Seeland (93.56), 2. Suid-Afrka (89.34), 3. Australiandeuml; (87.19), 4. Engeland (85.68), 5. Ierland (83.44), 6. Wallis (80.70),7. Frankryk (80.01), 8. Skotland (77.78), 9. Samoa (76.59), 10. Japan (75.39), 11. Fidji (74.56), 12. Argentiniandeuml; (73.98), 13. Tonga (70.92), Italiandeuml; (70.92), 15. Georgiandeuml; ( 70.46), 16. Roemeniandeuml; (68.42), 17. Kanada (68.01), 18. VSA (67.30), 19. Uruguay (63.72), 20. Rusland (62.15). ANDER: 22. Namibiandeuml; (58.78), 27. Zimbabwe (55.88).<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Indrukwekkende Richie McCaw<br><br> Richie McCaw, All Black-kaptein en andndash;flank, word nie verniet as een van die heel beste internasionale rugbyspelers van alle tye beskou nie, want sy persoonlike rekords spreek boekdele.<br><br> <br><br> McCaw het Saterdag in die toets teen Australiandeuml; in Auckland in sy 129e toets gespeel, wat die Nieu-Seelandse rekord is. Trouens, McCaw is vierde op die lysie van alle tye na Brian Oandrsquo;Driscoll (Ierland/Britse and Ierse Leeus: 141), George Gregan (Australiandeuml;: 139) en Rohan Oandrsquo;Gara (Ierland/Britse and ierse Leeus: 130).<br><br> <br><br> Die volgende wandecirc;reld-rugbyrekords kan agter McCaw se naam geskryf word:<br><br> Sy 126 toetse as flank is verreweg die meeste deur enige flank ter wandecirc;reld.<br><br> Hy was in 92 van sy 129 toetse die kaptein andndash; en in 81 van diandeacute; toetse was hy aan die wenkant vir andlsquo;n suksespersentasie van 88.04%. Brian Oandrsquo;Driscoll (84) en John Smit (SA andndash; 83) is volgende op diandeacute; lysie van internasionale kapteins.<br><br> Hy was in 114 van sy 129 toetse aan die wenkant vir andlsquo;n suksespersentasie van 88.37%. Victor Matfield was in 72 van sy 113 Springbok-toetse aan die wenkant vir andlsquo;n gemiddelde van 64.60%, wat hom 13de op die internaisonale lys plaas van toetsspelers wat in 70 of meer wentoetse gespeel het. Joost van der Westhuizen se suksessyfer onder die Suid-Afrikaners van 67.97% (60 van 89 toetse) is die beste.<br><br> <br><br> McCaw se twee drieandeuml; Saterdag andndash; die derde keer dat hy twee drieandeuml; in andlsquo;n toets druk andndash; het sy totaal tot 23 drieandeuml; opgeskuif andndash; die meeste deur enige toetsspeler van die sogenaamde groot unies. Takashi Kikutani, andlsquo;n Japanse losvoorspeler, het tussen 2005 en 2014 in 68 toetse altesame 32 drieandeuml; gedruk andndash; wat die meeste van enige toetsspeler is.<br><br> <br><br> McCaw het nou reeds 14 drieandeuml; in diandeacute; kompetisie van die Suidelike Halfrond gedruk, wat hom tweede op diandeacute; lysie na Bryan Habana (SA andndash; 18 drieandeuml;) plaas.<br><br> <br><br> Sy 11 drieandeuml; teen Australiandeuml; is ook die meeste deur enige Nieu-Seelander in enige toets teen enige land ter wandecirc;reld.<br><br> <br><br> Ritse mylpale in All Black-sege<br><br> Die All Blacks het nou 103 oorwinnings in 151 toetse teen die Wallabies behaal. Dit was die All Blacks se 393e sege in 517 toetse, vir andlsquo;n suksesgemiddelde van 76.21%. Australiandeuml; het nou reeds 568 toetse gespeel, waarvan hulle 290 gewen het, vir andlsquo;n gemiddelde slaagsyfer van 51.06%.<br><br> <br><br> Hoewel die 51 punte die All Blacks se meeste teen die Wallabies is (NS het Australiandeuml; in 2003 met 50-21 in Sydney geklop) het Suid-Afrika twee groter tellings teen Australiandeuml; aangeteken: 61-22 (Pretoria andndash; 1997) en 53-8 (Johannesburg andndash; 2008).<br><br> Diandeacute; oorwinning Saterdag van die All Blacks van 51-20 is die 10de grootste in diandeacute; kompetisie. Die grootste sege is natuurlik die Springbokke se sege op 7 Augustus 2013 van 73-13 oor Argentiniandeuml; in Soweto.<br><br> <br><br> Die volgende spelers in diandeacute; toets het reeds 50 toetse gespeel:<br><br> Nieu-Seeland andndash; 129 andndash; McCaw; 115 andndash; Keven Mealamu; 78 andndash; Conrad Smith; 64 andndash; Kieran Read; 59 - Owen Franks; 56- Sam Whitelock; 50 andndash; Cory Jane.<br><br> Australiandeuml; andndash; 96 andndash; Adam Ashley-Cooper; 64 andndash; Ben Alexander; 54 andndash; James Slipper; 53 andndash; Wycliff Palu<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers in die toets in Auckland is:<br><br> <br><br> EDENPARK, Auckland andndash; NIEU-SEELAND 51 (drieandeuml;: andlsquo;n Strafdrie, Julian Savea-sy 24e, Kieran Read-sy 16de, McCaw 2, Steven Luatua; doel: Aaron Cruden 5; straf: Cruden 3-sy toetstotaal is nou 250 punte); Australiandeuml; 20 (drieandeuml;: Israel folau-14e, Michael Hooper; doel/straf: Kurtley Beale 2- sy toetstotaal is nou 113 punte).<br><br> <br><br> . . . die groot Salta-skok!<br><br> Wat sandecirc; andlsquo;n mens nandaacute; die "groot skrik" wat Jean de Villiers en sy Bokke Saterdag in Salta, Argentiniandeuml;, teen andlsquo;n omgekrapte Poema-span van Agustin Creevy op die lyf geloop het?<br><br> <br><br> Dankietog vir daai koelkop-strafdoel van Mornandeacute; Steyn drie minute voor die einde wat die telling 33-31 in ons draers van die Groen en Goud se guns gemaak het en wat gekeer het dat die Argentyne die eerste keer in 19 toetse teen die Springbokke die botoon voer.<br><br> <br><br> Natuurlik kan andlsquo;n mens verwag dat ondersteuners van die Bokke baie teleurgesteld is in hul helde se vertoning, veral in die skrums.<br><br> <br><br> Charles Smith van Volksblad, skryf gister in andlsquo;n voorbladberig van die koerant die volgende:<br><br> <br><br> "Dit is om van naar te word. Vernederend. andrsquo;n Skandvlek op die land se trotse rugbygeskiedenis."<br><br> <br><br> "Die Poemas se bajada het die Bok-agttal met tye vernederend terug laat hardloop (ja, hardloop!) vir een van die ergste ego-inploffings in ons toetsgeskiedenis."<br><br> <br><br> Die Bokke se skrumwerk het andlsquo;n mens onwillekeurig laat terugdink aan die 80andrsquo;s van die vorige eeu toe die Argentyne ons Bokke met die einste bajada-skrumtegniek erg verwilderd gelaat het.<br><br> <br><br> Mnr. Heyneke Meyer, die Bok-afrigter sal vandeesweek indringend moet kyk hoe hy veral sy voorry gaan versterk om staande te bly nadat Marcos Ayerza (loskopstut andndash; 50 toetse), Creevy (haker andndash; 30 toetse) en Ramiro Herrera (vaskopstut andndash; 4 toetse) onse Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp (52), Bismarck du Plessis (62) en Jannie du Plessis (56) vir die eerste sowat 45 minute in trurat aanandrsquo;t hardloop gehad het!<br><br> <br><br> Dit was die Bokke se 277e oorwinning in 433 toetse vir andlsquo;n slaagsyfer van 63.97%, wat naas Nieu-Seeland die beste vertoningslys van enige toetsspelende land ter wandecirc;reld is. Die Bokke is steeds onoorwonne in toetse teen Argentiniandeuml; en die Suid-Afrikaners se vertoningslys hier is: 19 gespeel, 18 gewen, een gelykop, 728 punte (teenoor 361) en 89 drieandeuml; (teenoor 33).<br><br> <br><br> Argentiniandeuml; se vertoningslys staan op andlsquo;n gemiddelde van 53.89% deurdat hy 208 van sy 386 toetse gewen het.<br><br> <br><br> Die volgende spelers in diandeacute; toets het al in 50 toetse gespeel:<br><br> <br><br> Suid-Afrika: 99 andndash; Bryan Habana; 98 andndash; Jean de Villiers; 81 andndash; Bakkies Botha; 78 andndash; Ruan Pienaar; 70 andndash; Juan Smith; 62 andndash; Bismarck du Plessis; 58 andndash; Mornandeacute; Steyn; 57 andndash; Tendai Mtawarira; 56 andndash; Jannie du Plessis; 52 - Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp.<br><br> <br><br> Argentiniandeuml;: 58 andndash; Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe; 57 andndash; Juan Manuel Leguizamon; 53 andndash; Horacio Agulla; 50 andndash; Marcos Ayerza<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers in die toets in Salta is:<br><br> <br><br> Suid-Afrika 33 (drieandeuml;: Bryan Habana-56e andndash; hyandrsquo;s 4de op die lys van alle tye in internasionale rugby, Cornal Hendricks, Marcell Coetzee; doel: Handrandeacute; Pollard, Mornandeacute; Steyn 2; straf: Pollard 3, Steyn-sy toetstotaal is nou 670 punte); Argentinie 31 (drieandeuml;: Joaquin Tuculet, Manuel Montero, Tomas Cubelli; doel/straf: Nicolas Sanchez 2; skep: Juan Martin Hernandez; straf: Marcelo Bosch).<br><br> <br><br> Gaping 13 punte tussen 4 voorstes en die res in Onder 21-reeks<br><br> Die WP is nandaacute; die naweek se Onder 21-wedstryde steeds die enigste onoorwonne span en bo-aan die puntelys, gevolg deur die Goue Leeus, Vrystaat en die Blou Bulle. Hierdie vier spanne is gerieflik 13 punte voor die Luiperds, Haaie en die Grens.<br><br> Die WP het kennis gegee met sy sege van 50-31 oor die Goue Leeus, wat tweede is, gegee dat diandeacute; jong Streeptruie nie maklik onttroon gaan word nie. Twaalf drieandeuml; is in die wedstryd gedruk.<br><br> Dit was Saterdag weer andlsquo;n baie lang dag vir die Grens, wat met 72-0 deur die Vrystaat in die BCM-stadion in Oos-Londen verslaan is. Die Vrystaat, wat rustyd met 41-0 voor was, het elf drieandeuml; in diandeacute; oorwinning gedruk.<br><br> <br><br> Die Vrystaters kon met beter afronding nandoacute;g verder gewen het.<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers is:<br><br> <br><br> Vrystaat 72 (drieandeuml;: Carel-Jan Coetzee, Don Mlondobozi, Donavan Gissing, Gerhard Olivier, Henco van der Westhuizen, Marco Klopper 3, Pieter Jordaan, Steven Meiring, Warren Potgieter; doel: Jordaan 7; straf: Jordaan); Grens 0.<br><br> <br><br> Blou Bulle 38 (drieandeuml;: Duncan Matthews, Jade Stighling, Ruan Steenkamp, Rohan Janse van Rensburg 2; doel: Kobus Marais 5; straf: Marais); Luiperds 20 (drieandeuml;: Ryno Smith, Wilmar Arnoldi; doel/straf: JJ Du Plessis 2).<br><br> <br><br> WP 50 (drieandeuml;: Eital Bredenkamp 2, Johnny Kotze, Kyle Lombard, Lihleli Xoli 2, Robert du Preez; doel: Du Preez 6; straf: Du Preez); Goue Leeus 31 (drieandeuml;: Bobby de Wee, Cyle Brink, Koch Marx, Malcolm Marx, Selom Gavor; doel: Ruan Janse van Rensburg 3).<br><br> <br><br> In die B-afdeling het die SWD andlsquo;n groot oorwinning in George van 66-20 oor die Griffons behaal, het die OP Kings die Boland 23-3 in Uitenhage geklop, terwyl die Valke in Kemptonpark met 17-51 die onderspit teen Limpopo Blou Bulle gedelf het. <br><br> Onder 21-puntestand<br><br> SPAN<br><br> S<br><br> W<br><br> V<br><br> G<br><br> PV<br><br> PT<br><br> NETTO<br><br> DV<br><br> DT<br><br> BON.V<br><br> BON.D<br><br> PUNTE<br><br> Groep A<br><br> WP<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 262<br><br> 104<br><br> 158<br><br> 37<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 28<br><br> G.Leeus<br><br> 6<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 340<br><br> 121<br><br> 219<br><br> 49<br><br> 14<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 25<br><br> Vrystaat<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 284<br><br> 82<br><br> 202<br><br> 41<br><br> 10<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 21<br><br> BlouBulle<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 309<br><br> 124<br><br> 185<br><br> 39<br><br> 14<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> 20<br><br> Luiperds<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 147<br><br> 182<br><br> -35<br><br> 20<br><br> 22<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 7<br><br> Haaie<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 99<br><br> 177<br><br> -78<br><br> 12<br><br> 23<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> Grens<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 15<br><br> 666<br><br> -651<br><br> 0<br><br> 102<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> Groep B<br><br> OP Kings<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 124<br><br> 32<br><br> 92<br><br> 18<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> SWD<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 122<br><br> 57<br><br> 65<br><br> 17<br><br> 8<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> Limp.B.B.<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 68<br><br> 37<br><br> 31<br><br> 10<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> Boland<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 51<br><br> 40<br><br> 11<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> Valke<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 57<br><br> 103<br><br> -46<br><br> 9<br><br> 15<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> Griekwas<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 37<br><br> 63<br><br> -26<br><br> 5<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> Griffons<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 42<br><br> 145<br><br> -103<br><br> 6<br><br> 21<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> Pumas<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 30<br><br> 54<br><br> -24<br><br> 4<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> <br><br> Vrystaat ook in Onder 19andrsquo;s derde<br><br> Die WP, Blou Bulle en die Vrystaat is gerieflik in die eerste drie plekke in die Onder 19-kompetisie. Die WP, wat onoorwonne in die eerste plek is, het egter andrsquo;n groot skrik op die lyf geloop, toe die Goue Leeus hom tot andlsquo;n naelskraapse sege van 24-22 gedwing het.<br><br> <br><br> Die OP Kings het eweneens verras deur die Vrystaat in Uitenhage met 17-13 te klop, andlsquo;n nederlaag wat die Vrystaters opnuut met akkurater stelskopwerk kon gewen het.<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers is:<br><br> <br><br> OP Kings 17 (drieandeuml;: Jeremy Ward, Luan Nieuwoudt; doel: Malcolm Jaer 2; straf: Jaer); Vrystaat 13 (drieandeuml;: Ox Nche, Tyron Goddard; straf: Andrandeacute; Swarts).<br><br> <br><br> WP 24 (drieandeuml;: Adriaan Carelse, Charlton Jonas, Dewald Naude; doel: Ernst Stapelberg 3; straf: Stapelberg); Goue Leeus 22 (drieandeuml;: Arnout Malherbe, Jade Solomons, Marnus Erasmus; doel: James Campbell 2; straf: Kobus Engelbrecht).<br><br> <br><br> Blou Bulle 52 (drieandeuml;: Calvonn Allison, Albert van Niekerk, Dimitrio Tieties 2, Duhan van der Merwe 2, Hanro Liebenberg, Jurie Linde; doel: Dewald Human 6); Luiperds 27 (drieandeuml;: Elden Schoeman, Lawrence Mabokela, Ray van der Lith, Roelof Scheepers; doel: Julian Delicado 2; straf: Delicado).<br><br> <br><br> In die B-afdeling het Boland te veel skietgoed gehad en klop hy die Grens 53-7 in Oos-Londen, en het die Griffons vir hul Onder21andrsquo;s se slae vergoed deur die SWD in George met 32-17 te troef, terwyl die Valke op Kemptonpark hul tuisskare met andlsquo;n oorwinning van 35-28 oor die Limpopo Blou Bulle geseandeuml;n het. <br><br> Onder 19-puntestand<br><br> SPAN<br><br> S<br><br> W<br><br> V<br><br> G<br><br> PV<br><br> PT<br><br> NETTO<br><br> DV<br><br> DT<br><br> BON.V<br><br> BON.D<br><br> PUNTE<br><br> Groep A<br><br> WP<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 197<br><br> 96<br><br> 101<br><br> 21<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 27<br><br> BlouBulle<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 172<br><br> 101<br><br> 71<br><br> 23<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> 22<br><br> Vrystaat<br><br> 6<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 110<br><br> 114<br><br> -4<br><br> 17<br><br> 11<br><br> 2<br><br> 3<br><br> 17<br><br> OP Kings<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 116<br><br> 155<br><br> -39<br><br> 13<br><br> 20<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 14<br><br> Haaie<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 98<br><br> 114<br><br> -16<br><br> 12<br><br> 14<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 11<br><br> G.Leeus<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 97<br><br> 142<br><br> -45<br><br> 11<br><br> 20<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 9<br><br> Luiperds<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 127<br><br> 195<br><br> -68<br><br> 20<br><br> 27<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> 8<br><br> Groep B<br><br> Valke<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 126<br><br> 50<br><br> 76<br><br> 16<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 15<br><br> Griffons<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 100<br><br> 72<br><br> 28<br><br> 13<br><br> 11<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> Boland<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 79<br><br> 17<br><br> 62<br><br> 11<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 9<br><br> Limp.B.B.<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 39<br><br> 45<br><br> -6<br><br> 4<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> Pumas<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 55<br><br> 73<br><br> -18<br><br> 6<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> SWD<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 54<br><br> 83<br><br> -29<br><br> 8<br><br> 9<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> Griekwas<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 27<br><br> 47<br><br> -20<br><br> 3<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> Grens<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 52<br><br> 145<br><br> -93<br><br> 8<br><br> 20<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> <br><br> Elf All Blacks in heldesaal vereer<br><br> Colin Meads is een van elf Nieu-Seelandse rugbylegendes wat pas in die IRB se heldesaal vereer is. Die ander is: Fred Allen, Don Clarke, Grant Fox, Sean Fitzpatrick, Michael Jones, Ian Kirkpatrick, John Kirwan, Terry McLean, Colin Meads, Graham Mourie en George Nepia.<br><br> <br><br> Die volgende klubs, spanne en mense is reeds in die heldesaal vereer: Baron Pierre de Coubertin, Danie Craven, Wilson Whineray, Gareth Edwards, John Eales, Joseph Warbrick, Ned Haig en die Melrose-klub in Skotland, Jack Kyle, Philippe Sella, Hugo Porta, William Maclagan, Barry Heatlie, Bennie Osler, Cliff Morgan, Tony Oandrsquo;Reilly, Frik du Preez, Syd Millar, Willie John McBride, Ian McGeechan, Jean Prat, Lucien Mias, Andrandeacute; en Guy Boniface, Serge Blanco, Harry Vassall en Alan Rotherham, Cardiff-klub in Wallis en Frank Hancock, David Gallaher, Barbarian-klub en WP Carpmael, Mike Gibson, Roger Vanderfield, Richard Littlejohn, Nicholas Shehadie, John Kendall-Carpenter, David Kirk, Brian Lochore, Nick Farr-Jones, Bob Dwyer, Francois Pienaar, Kitch Christie, Rod Macqueen, Gareth Rees, Clive Woodward, Jonah Lomu, Jake White, Brian Lima, Agustandiacute;n Pichot, Martin Johnson, John Smit, Gordon Tietjens, Ian en Donald Campbell, Yoshihiro Sakata, die Roemeense Olimpiese span van 1924, die VSA wat die goue medalje op die Olimpiese Spele in 1920 en 1924 ingeoes het, Richard en Kennedy Tsimba, Alfred St George Hamersley, Vladimir Ilyushin, Waisale Serevi, Thomas Lawton, John Thornett, Ken Catchpole, Mark Ella, David Campese, George Gregan, Robert Seddon en die Britse span van 1888, David Bedell-Sivright, Bleddyn Williams, Jack Matthews, Ronnie Dawson en Gavin Hastings.<br><br> <br><br> Nieu-Seeland verbied vuurwerke by Kiwi-toetse<br><br> Die Nieu-Seelandse Rugby-unie het alle vuurwerkvertonings voor andoacute;f nandaacute; toetse in enige Nieu-Seelandse stadion verbied.<br><br> <br><br> Dit volg nadat andlsquo;n vrou Saterdag voor die toets tussen die All Blacks en die Wallabies in Auckland met andlsquo;n kopwond in die hospitaal beland het nadat van die vuurwerke erger ontplof het as wat verwag is en van die skrapnel die vrou en ander toeskouers getref het. Twee mans is vir geringer beserings behandel.<br><br> <br><br> Die vrou het weens bloedverlies haar bewussyn verloor. Mnr. Steve Tew, die uitvoerende hoofbeampte van die Nieu-Seelandse Rugby-unie, het sy unie se verskoning vir die beseerdes aangebied.<br><br> <br><br> Uitslae van oraloor<br><br> Nieu-Seeland (ITM-kompetisie) andndash; Tasman k Bay of Plenty 56-27; Auckland k Manwatu 35-7; Counties Manuka k Otago 29-25; Noirthland k Wellington 35-5; Hawkeandrsquo;s Bay k Taranaki 29-26; Canterbury k Waikato 58-27; North Southland k North Harbour 25-21.<br><br> <br><br> Australiandeuml; (NRC0-kompetisie) andndash; Melbourne Rising k North Harbour rays 55-34; NSW Country Eagles k Greater Sydney Rams 31-3.<br><br> <br><br> Frankryk (Top 14-kompetisie) andndash; Stade de Franais k Lyon 23-20; Toulon k La Rochelle 60-19; Montpellier k Grenoble 20-17; Bordeaux Begles k Racing Metro 30-21; Bayonne k Oyonnax 38-12; Clermont Auvergne k Brive 21-6; Toulouse k Castres 35-6.<br><br> <br><br> Kovsiestreek-eindstryde<br><br> Louis Botha (Bloemfontein) kom Saterdag op Shimlapark in Bloemfontein in die eindstryd van die Shimla-liga teen die Noord-Kaapse wenner, Noord-Kaap, te staan om te bepaal wie vanjaar as die Kovsiestreek se skolekampioen gekroon gaan word.<br><br> <br><br> Die afgelope vyf jaar het andlsquo;n Noord-Kaapse span telkens gewen. Sedert die ontstaan van die kompetisie in 2007 kon nog geen span van die Vrystaat as kampioen van die Shimla-liga gekroon word nie.<br><br> Louis Botha is vanjaar ongetwyfeld die gunsteling, met sy Suid-Afrikaanse Skole-flank, Victor Maruping, wat ook weer vir die eindstryd beskikbaar sal wees.<br><br> Louis Botha het sy plek in die eindstryd met andrsquo;n sege van 37-21 oor die Hoandeuml;rskool Diamantveld bespreek. Die span se losskakel, Ewan Adams, was uitstekend en het andrsquo;n driekuns aan drieandeuml; behaal.<br><br> Noord-Kaap het andrsquo;n goeie sege van 22-15 behaal deur Voortrekker van Bethlehem op sy tuisveld in die Oos-Vrystaat te troef.<br><br> <br><br> Die puntemakers van die vernaamste skolewedstryde is:<br><br> Grey-kollege 25 (drieandeuml;: Henry Immelman 2; straf: Julian Jordaan 3, Immelman 2); Paul Roos-Gimnasium 20 (drie: Michael Meyer; straf: Aidynn Cupido 4; skep: Cupido).<br><br> <br><br> Shimlaliga<br><br> Louis Botha 37 (drieandeuml;: Ewan Adams 3, Gopolang Molefe; doel: Jeandrandeacute; Christian 3; straf: Christian 2); Diamantveld 21 (drieandeuml;: Janco Cloete 2, Keaton Gordon; straf: Gerco Nortjandeacute; 2).<br><br> Noord-Kaap 22 (drieandeuml;: Robbie Petzer, Cheswin de Vries, Thulani Njenje; doel: Petzer 2; straf: Petzer); Voortrekker 15 (drieandeuml;: Apin Odendaal 2; doel/straf: Tokkie van Zyl).<br><br> <br><br> Bultfontein 36 (drieandeuml;: Arno Taljaard 2, Erik Helm 2, GJ van Eeden, Bernard Fourie; doel: Van Eeden 2, Taljaard); Hoandeuml;rskool Vaalharts 27 (drieandeuml;: Francois van Vuuren, Diaan Keyser, Danny Figeura, Dimitri Appollis; doel: Van Vuuren 2; straf: Van Vuuren).<br><br> <br><br> Volksbladliga<br><br> (onder 15)<br><br> Diamantveld 21 (drieandeuml;: Renier van Zyl, Nathan Casper, Glenn-Curt Stewe; doel: Charles Williams 3); Jim Fouchandeacute; 0.<br><br> Noord-Kaap 17 (drieandeuml;: Wium Becker, Chadd Adams, BJ van der Merwe; doel: Ramon Sauls); AHS Kroonstad 7 (drie: Vaatjie Naudandeacute;; doel: Chappies van der Walt).<br><br> <br><br> Ander uitslae<br><br> Internasionaal (o.18) - SARU Akademie k Italiandeuml; 48-29; Wallis k Frankryk 10-9; Engeland k SA 30-22.<br><br> <br><br> Oos-Kaap - Alexander Road k Victoria Park 37-10; Cambridge k Hudson Park 17-15; Die Brandwag k Punt 26-19; Framesby k Nico Malan 25-10; Graeme k Muir 21-14; Grey High k Cheltenham (Brit) 58-15; Pearson k Westering, 64-0; Queenandrsquo;s k Dale 35-33.<br><br> <br><br> Wes-Kaap - Bellville k DF Malan 17-5; Bishops k Drostdy 36-17; Boland Landbou k Oakdale 13-7; HTS Bellville k JG Meiring 19-3; Hugenote k Swartland 12-7; Paarl Hoandeuml;r Seuns k Drostdy 15-13; Paarl Gim k Wynberg 15-13; Rondebosch k De Kuilen 41-7; Stellenbosch k Montana 47-5.<br><br> <br><br> (*) andndash; Inligting deur Frikkie van Rensburg.<br><br> 2014-08-26 Springbok squad named for Australasian tour http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2674/Springbok-squad-named-for-Australasian-tour http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Victor Matfield is over his injury problems and will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, while Marcel van der Merwe has been called up for the injured Frans Malherbe.<br><br> <br><br> Furthermore, Willem Alberts has also been drafted back into the squad, pending a fitness test on Thursday when the squad gets together in Johannesburg. Both Alberts and Matfield were part of the initial 30-man squad, but missed out on the victories over Argentina in Pretoria and Salta because of injury.<br><br> <br><br> Van der Merwe will join the rest of the touring party in Johannesburg on Thursday. Malherbe will have to undergo surgery on his fractured ankle and is likely to miss the rest of the season because of this injury.<br><br> <br><br> With Matfield and Alberts, if passed fit, returning for the two-week tour to Australia and New Zealand, Warren Whiteley and Juan Smith will drop out. Smith, however, will remain on standby if Alberts is deemed unable to tour.<br><br> <br><br> "Victor is over his injury and has been declared fit to travel with us for the next two Tests, while weandrsquo;re awaiting a final verdict on Willem," said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.<br><br> <br><br> "It will be good to have them back. Willem has been part of the squad for the last number of seasons and Victor showed he can still add a lot of value when he returned to the Bok fold earlier this year.<br><br> <br><br> "Losing Frans is a huge setback and my heart bleeds for him, because heandrsquo;s done well since returning from a long injury lay-off recently which saw him miss the June Tests.<br><br> <br><br> "Itandrsquo;s also a big disappointment for Frans, whose involvement with the squad was cut short because of injury last November as well, but Marcel has been with us before and will slot in seamlessly. He provides specialist tighthead cover as Tendai Mtawarira, Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp and Trevor Nyakane are specialist looseheads."<br><br> <br><br> Meyer added that Whiteley had impressed him immensely during his week with the Springboks and that Smith had made a massive contribution during his time with the squad in the last fortnight.<br><br> <br><br> "Warren and Juan know exactly where they stand and it was great to work with them, even if it was only for a limited period of time," said Meyer.<br><br> <br><br> The Springboks returned from Argentina on Monday and will enjoy a short break before reconvening in Johannesburg on Thursday. They are scheduled to depart for Perth on Saturday.<br><br> <br><br> Springbok squad to travel to Australasia:<br><br> <br><br> Forwards: Willem Alberts, Bakkies Botha, Schalk Brits, Marcell Coetzee, Lodewyk de Jager, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield, Teboho Mohoje, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Gurthrandouml; Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Marcel van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen.<br><br> <br><br> Backs: Damian de Allende, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana, Cornal Hendricks, Francois Hougaard, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Lwazi Mvovo, Ruan Pienaar, Handrandeacute; Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Jan Serfontein, Mornandeacute; Steyn.<br><br> <br><br> 2014-08-26 Bok Women 7s prepare for World Series qualifier http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2673/Bok-Women-7s-prepare-for-World-Series-qualifier http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Springbok Women Sevens on Monday began their preparations for the IRB Womenandrsquo;s Sevens World Series qualifier in Hong Kong on September 12 and 13 after assembling in Stellenbosch for a two-week training camp on Sunday.<br><br> A total of 16 players were invited to the camp, of which 11 participated in the IRB Womenandrsquo;s Rugby World Cup in France earlier this month.<br><br> These players are flyhalf Zenay Jordaan, centre Lorinda Brown, wings Veroeshka Grain, Phumeza Gadu and Sinazo Nobele, fullback Siviwe Basweni, scrumhalf Fundiswa Plaatjie, flanks Nomaphelo Mayongo and Rachelle Geldenhuys, No8 Shona-Leah Weston, prop Nwabisa Ngxatu.<br><br> Centres Marithy Pienaar and Ziyanda Tywaleni, meanwhile, were included in the original 26-member World Cup squad, but were later ruled out due to knee and hamstring injuries respectively.<br><br> The team will be reduced to 12 players at the end of the camp, with the touring squad departing for Hong Kong on September 8. <br><br> The qualifier will include 12 teams, and should South Africa finish among the top four sides, they will be included in the core group for the 2014/2015 IRB Womenandrsquo;s Sevens World Series. The top four sides at the conclusion of the World Series next year, meanwhile, will qualify automatically for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.<br><br> The teams participating in the qualifier includes Japan, China, Kenya, Brazil, Fiji, Mexico, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands, Portugal and Argentina.<br><br> "We have selected the best available squad for the training camp and with a few players vying for the same positions, there will certainly be tough competition for places," said Springbok Womenandrsquo;s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel. "This tournament is of utmost importance to us with an eye on qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games, so we hope that the competition within the squad will bring out the best in the players. Many of the women are seasoned Sevens players, while others such as Siviwe Basweni and Nwabisa Ngxatu are relatively new in the set-up, so we are excited about this group of players."<br><br> Zoning in on the tournament Dazel admitted that one of the main challenges was that they had only two weeks to prepare for the competition following the Womenandrsquo;s Rugby World Cup.<br><br> "We have a busy two weeks ahead to catch up with the other teams because most of our players participated in the World Cup and have had a heavy workload in the last few months," said Dazel. "But fortunately they had a few days off since arriving in South Africa on Tuesday and they are visibly refreshed. Those who did not participate in the World Cup, meanwhile, followed strict training programmes.<br><br> "One could sense the drive among the players to do well in the tournament since Sunday, so we are looking forward to a productive two-week camp."<br><br> Springbok Womenandrsquo;s Sevens training squad: <br><br> Zenay Jordaan<br><br> Marithy Pienaar<br><br> Nosiphiwo Goda<br><br> Lorinda Brown<br><br> Phumeza Gadu<br><br> Veroeshka Grain<br><br> Fundiswa Plaatjie<br><br> Nomaphelo Mayongo<br><br> Rachelle Geldenhuys<br><br> Shona Lea Weston<br><br> Siviwe Basweni<br><br> Jackie Kriel<br><br> Mathrin Simmers<br><br> Ziyanda Tywaleni<br><br> Nwabisa Ngxatu<br><br> Sinazo Nobele<br><br> 2014-08-25 Weekend of home wins in Absa Currie Cup http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2672/Weekend-of-home-wins-in-Absa-Currie-Cup http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Cell C Sharks, DHL Western Province, Vodacom Blue Bulls and Steval Pumas this weekend all registered invaluable home wins in their round-three Absa Currie Cup clashes to build momentum in their campaigns.<br><br> The victories for the Cell C Sharks and DHL Western Province ensured that they remain the only unbeaten teams in the competition.<br><br> The Cell C Sharks overcame a tough tussle against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban to secure a late 19-16 victory, while DHL Western Province capitalised on their point-scoring chances to topple the Xerox Golden Lions 27-14 at DHL Newlands.<br><br> The Vodacom Blue Bulls, meanwhile, registered a 30-25 win against the EP Kings at Loftus Versfeld, which marked their first victory in the competition, while the Steval Pumas staged a strong second-half fightback against GWK Griquas for their 33-15 win in Nelspruit.<br><br> Cell C Sharks 19 Toyota Free State Cheetahs 16<br><br> The clash between the Cell C Sharks and Toyota Free State Cheetahs proved to be a kicking festival as the teams both opted to kick in behind the defence throughout the match. The battle up front was tough, and with both teams defending well, they were forced to settle mainly for penalties by flyhalves Fred Zeilinga and Willie du Plessis to keep the scoreboard ticking. Such was the closeness of the match only two stunning individual tries were scored in the 80 minutes.<br><br> The Bloemfontein side built up an encouraging 13-3 lead by the end of the first half thanks to the try by fullback Clayton Blommetjies, but the Sharks levelled the scores at 16-16 in the 69th minute. A late penalty by Zeilinga, however, sealed the 19-16 victory for the Durban side.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Cell C Sharks andndash; Try: Tonderai Chavhanga. Conversion: Fred Zeilinga. Penalties: Fred Zeilinga (4).<br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs andndash; Try: Clayton Blommetjies. Conversion: Willie du Plessis. Penalties: Willie du Plessis (3).<br><br> DHL Western Province 27 Xerox Golden Lions 14<br><br> The clash in Cape Town was closer than the scoreboard suggested as the Xerox Golden Lions dominated possession throughout the match, but battled to breach the solid DHL Western Province defence.<br><br> In stark contrast the hosts did well to convert their try-scoring chances into points, which earned them three tries to only one by the visitors, while goal kickers Demetri Catrakillis and Kurt Coleman kept the score up with three conversions and two penalties. Two of Provinceandrsquo;s tries were scored in the first 16 minutes thanks to back-to-back tries by wing Kobus van Wyk, while the Lions hit back later in the half with a try by fullback Andries Coetzee and a penalty by Ruan Combrinck to trail 14-8 at the break.<br><br> DHL Western Provinceandrsquo;s ability to convert their chances into points, meanwhile, allowed them to stay ahead on the scoreboard throughout the second half for their third victory, which in turn allowed them to remain at the top of the log table.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> DHL Western Province andndash; Tries: Jaco Taute, Kobus van Wyk (2). Conversions: Demetri Catrakilis (2), Kurt Coleman. Penalties: Demetri Catrakilis (2).<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions andndash; Try: Andries Coetzee. Penalties: Ruan Combrinck (3).<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls 30 EP Kings 25<br><br> At Loftus Versfeld the clash between the Vodacom Blue Bulls and EP Kings was hard-fought from the outset as both teams tried hard to end their winless runs in the competition. The clash, however, delivered a total of seven tries, with the Vodacom Blue Bulls managing a bonus-point victory, with veteran wing Akona Ndungane contributing two tries.<br><br> The hosts held a narrow 11-8 lead at half time, but both teams found their rhythm in the second half and managed to breach the defence. Three back-to-back tries by the Vodacom Blue Bulls in the second half to only two by the EP Kings, however, guaranteed the hosts their first victory of the season and catapulted them into sixth place on the log table.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls andndash; Tries: Akona Ndungane (2), Deon Stegmann, Jesse Kriel. Conversions: Tony Jantjies (2). Penalties: Tony Jantjies (2).<br><br> EP Kings andndash; Tries: Lizo Gqoboka, Michael van Vuuren, Shane Gates. Conversions: Scott van Breda. Penalties: Scott van Breda (2).<br><br> Steval Pumas 33 GWK Griquas 15<br><br> The Steval Pumas produced a strong second-half performance to build a progressive lead against the GWK Griquas in a tense clash at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. The visitors showed fantastic innovation on attack in the first half with flashy passing and impressive running rugby, and were able to score two tries to one against the hosts before the break for a narrow 12-11 lead.<br><br> But the home team shut out the Kimberley side in the second half thanks to their solid defence, while they supported this with a quality display on attack, which earned them three more tries for an invaluable bonus point. <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Steval Pumas andndash; Tries: Corne Steenkamp, Jerome Pretorius (2), Renaldo Bothma. Conversions: JC Roos, Justin van Staden. Penalties: JC Roos, Justin van Staden (2).<br><br> GWK Griquas andndash; Tries: Dean Grant, Marnus Schoeman. Conversion: Dean Grant. Penalty: Dean Grant.<br><br> Absa Currie Cup Premier Division log following Round 3:<br><br> TEAM<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> L<br><br> D<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> TF<br><br> TA<br><br> LOSS BONUS<br><br> TRIES BONUS<br><br> POINTS<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 103<br><br> 47<br><br> 56<br><br> 13<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 84<br><br> 57<br><br> 27<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 13<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 115<br><br> 59<br><br> 56<br><br> 14<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 78<br><br> 70<br><br> 8<br><br> 9<br><br> 8<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 9<br><br> Toyota FS Cheetahs<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 71<br><br> 74<br><br> -3<br><br> 8<br><br> 8<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 60<br><br> 107<br><br> -47<br><br> 6<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> GWK Griquas<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 66<br><br> 98<br><br> -32<br><br> 9<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> EP Kings<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 60<br><br> 125<br><br> -65<br><br> 8<br><br> 17<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> <br><br> 2014-08-25 Persverklaring http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2671/Persverklaring- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za ? Vergadering tussen Vrybos, Vrystaat Rugby-Unie en Vrystaat Cheetahs (Edms.) Bpk. het plaasgevind op Woensdag 20 Augustus 2014 by die Raadsaal van die Vrystaat Rugby-Unie.<br> Na deeglike gesprekvoering het alle teenwoordiges saamgestem dat die gesprekke baie positief was, dat ? goeie gees van samespreking en ondersteuning ervaar is en dat ? platform geskep word vir praktiese uitvoering van die gees en wedersydse kommunikasie.<br><br> <br> A meeting was held by Vrybos, Free State Rugby Union and the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd on Wednesday 20 Aug 2014 in the Boardroom of the Free State Rugby Union.<br> Everyone in attendance agreed after thorough discussions that the discussions were very positive and it happened in a positive manner. There was support shown by all to create a platform for positive communication in the future.<br><br> 2014-08-21 Toyota Free State Cheetahs teams announced http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2670/Toyota-Free-State-Cheetahs-teams-announced http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be taking on the Sharks this Saturday at Growthpoint, Kings Park Stadium in Durban. Kick-off is at 19:10. <br><br> Coach Rory Duncan has named his team for the clash. <br><br> Also find attached the Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.21 and u.19 sides to take on the Border and the Kings, respectively.<br><br> <br><br> TOYOTA FREE STATE CHEETAHS vs SHARKS<br><br> ABSA CURRIE CUP<br><br> KICK-OFF: 19:10<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Clayton<br><br> Blommetjies<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Rayno<br><br> Benjamin<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Francois ( vc )<br><br> Venter<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Joubert<br><br> Engelbrecht<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Raymond<br><br> Rhule<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Willie<br><br> Du Plessis<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Sarel<br><br> Pretorius<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Jean<br><br> Cook<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Neil<br><br> Claassen<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Tienie<br><br> Burger<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Francois<br><br> Uys<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Carl<br><br> Wegner<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Dolph<br><br> Botha<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Torsten ( c )<br><br> Van Jaarsveld<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Kevin<br><br> Stevens<br><br> <br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> AJ<br><br> Le Roux<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> George<br><br> Marich<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Henco<br><br> Venter<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Vincent<br><br> Jobo<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Shaun<br><br> Venter<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Pieter-Steyn<br><br> De Wet<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> JP<br><br> Du Plessis<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.21 vs. Border u.21<br><br> BMC Stadium (East- London)<br><br> Friday, 22 August andndash; 16:30<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Don<br><br> Mlondobozi<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Carel<br><br> Coetzee<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Stephan<br><br> Janse van Rensburg<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Pieter<br><br> Jordaan<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Donavan<br><br> Gissing<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Warren<br><br> Potgieter<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Zee<br><br> Mkhabela<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Gerhard andcopy;<br><br> Olivier<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Steven<br><br> Meiring<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Henco<br><br> Greyling<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Nicolaas<br><br> Immelman<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Jan Albert<br><br> Venter<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Francois<br><br> Bester<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Marco<br><br> Klopper<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Louis<br><br> Cloete<br><br> <br><br> Replacements<br><br> 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Jacques<br><br> Du Toit<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Henco<br><br> Van der Westhuizen<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Hennie Schalk<br><br> Theron<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Justin<br><br> Basson<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Daniel<br><br> Maartens<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Louis<br><br> Venter<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Barend<br><br> Bornman<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 vs. EP Kings u.19<br><br> Central Fields(Uitenhage) <br><br> Friday, 22 August andndash; 17:00<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Corne<br><br> Vermaak<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Christiaan<br><br> Erasmus<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Gerrie<br><br> Labuschagne<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Carl<br><br> Durow<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Lorenzo<br><br> Gordon<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Andre<br><br> Swarts<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Tyron Jason<br><br> Goddard<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Jasper<br><br> Wiese<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Junior andcopy;<br><br> Burger<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Willandre<br><br> Kotzenberg<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Hendri<br><br> Storm<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Johan<br><br> Grundlingh<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Gunther<br><br> Janse van Vuuren<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Reinach<br><br> Venter<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Ox<br><br> Nche<br><br> <br><br> Replacements<br><br> 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Morne<br><br> De Beer<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Johannes<br><br> Kotze<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Erick<br><br> Van Niekerk<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Refuoe<br><br> Rampeta<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Armand<br><br> Pretorius<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Darren<br><br> Baron<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Bjorn<br><br> Van Wyk<br><br> 23<br><br> Prop<br><br> Christiaan<br><br> Roux<br><br> <br><br> 2014-08-20