Toyota Cheetahs News http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs News Rory Duncan – Director of Rugby and Second in command http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2983/Rory-Duncan-–-Director-of-Rugby-and-Second-in-command- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za In a statement mr. Harold Verster, the Managing Director of the Free State Cheetahs (Pty) Ltd announced that Mr. Rory Duncan was promoted to Director of Rugby of the Cheetahs Company. <br><br> <br><br> It was also announced that Duncan was appointed in the position of second in command of the Company. The position was vacant for a long time. As Director of Rugby, Duncan will manage the biggest department in the company; which includes all administrative- and strategic aspects in rugby. <br><br> <br><br> It includes all teams from u.19 to SuperRugby, the Academy, the medical-, training- and gymnasium facilities as well as recruitment and contracting of all players. Besides this, the department also handles all clothing, travel arrangements and public projects and plans of all teams.<br><br> <br><br> "Over the last two years, Duncan have done a great job and is ideally suited for the new position. Iand#39;m looking forward to the road ahead together with Duncan in the years to follow," said Verster.<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Rory Duncan andndash; Direkteur van Rugby en Tweede in beheer<br><br> <br><br> In andlsquo;n verklaring het mnr. Harold Verster, die Besturende Direkteur van die Vrystaat Cheetahs (Edms.) Bpk. bekend gemaak dat Mnr. Rory Duncan tot Direkteur van Rugby van die Cheetahs Maatskappy bevorder is. <br><br> <br><br> Dit is ook verder bekend gemaak dat Duncan in die posisie, wat vir andlsquo;n geruime tyd vakant was, as andlsquo;n tweede in beheer van die maatskappy aangestel is. As Direkteur van Rugby sal Duncan die grootste departement van die maatskappy bestuur; wat alle administratiewe aspekte en strategiese aspekte van rugby insluit.<br><br> <br><br> Dit is onder meer al die spanne van o.19 tot SuperRugby, die Akademie, die mediese-, oefen- en gymnasium fasiliteite asook die werwing en kontraktering van alle spelers. Benewens dit hanteer die departement ook die klerasie, reis- en- verblyf reandeuml;lings en openbare projekte en planne van al die spanne. <br><br> <br><br> "Duncan het die afgelope bykans twee jaar reeds reuse werk verrig en is uiters geskik vir die nuwe posisies wat hy gaan beklee en ek sien baie daarna uit om die verdere bestuurspad in die jare wat voorlandecirc; saam met Duncan te loop", het Verster gesandecirc;.<br><br> 2015-08-28 Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Western Province http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2982/Toyota-Free-State-Cheetahs-vs-Western-Province http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs pak WP in die Vrystaat Stadion <br><br> Die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs sandecirc; die Westelie Provinsie Vrydagaand om 19:10 die stryd aan in andlsquo;n Absa Curriebeker wedstryd in Bloemfontein. Die hoofafrigter, Franco Smith het sy span vir die stryd bekend gemaak.<br><br> Veranderinge aan die span:<br><br> BG Uys vervang vir Caylib Oosthuizen op stut Oosthuizen is in Maks van Dyk se plek op die reserwebank. Tienie Burger is uit die span gelaat weens andlsquo;n besering Tertius Kruger is nuut op die bank <br><br> Vorige kragmetings:<br><br> Die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs (Vrystaat) en die Westelike Provinsie het sedert 31 Augustus 1894 in 95 Curriebeker wedstryde teen mekaar gespeel waarvan WP 60 wedstryde teenoor die Cheetahs se 32 gewen het. Die spanne het drie keer gelykop gespeel. Twee van die wedstryde was Curriebeker eindstryde en vier was halfeindstryde. <br><br> <br><br> Voorwedstryde:<br><br> Hekke open om 14:00 en om 15:00 speel die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs o.19 span teen hulle eweknie van die Westelike Provinsie. Die o.21 wedstryd volg daarna met die afskop om 16:40 af. <br><br> <br><br> Kaartjies en afslag:<br><br> Kaartjies vir die wedstryd is R60 vir die hoofpaviljoen, R50 vir volwassenes op die ooppaviljoen. Studente betaal R30 en kinders betaal slegs R10 vir die ooppaviljoen. Volwassenes en studente kry R10 afslag op elke kaartjie wat voor wedstryddag by die kaartjiekantoor gekoop word. Beeskraal sorg vir vermaak na die wedstryd op die Castle Deck.<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs takes on WP in the Free State Stadium<br><br> The Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be taking on Western Province on Friday evening at 19:10 in the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. The head coach, Franco Smith announced his team for the encounter.<br><br> <br><br> Changes to the team:<br><br> BG Uys replaces Caylib Oosthuizen on prop Oosthuizen moves to the bench on Maks van Dykandrsquo;s place Tienie Burger is not included in the team due to an injury Tertius Kruger is new on the bench <br><br> Previous encounters:<br><br> Since 31 August 1894, the Toyota Free State Cheetahs (Free State) and Western Province had 95 Currie Cup encounters of which WP won 60 and the Cheetahs won 32 and three was a draw. Two of the matches were Currie Cup finals and four were semi-finals.<br><br> <br><br> Curtain raisers:<br><br> Gates open at 14:00 and at 15:00 the Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be taking on their opponents from Western Province. The u.21 game kicks off at 16:40. Beeskraal will provide entertainment on the Castle Deck after the match.<br><br> <br><br> Tickets and discount:<br><br> Tickets for the match are R60 for the main stand, R50 for adults on the open stand. Students pay R30 and kids only pay R10 on the open stand. Adults and students get R10 discount per ticket purchased at the ticket office before match day.<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs DHL WP <br><br> Friday, 28 August 2015, 19:10 <br><br> Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Blommetjies<br><br> Clayton<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Petersen<br><br> Sergeal<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Venter<br><br> Francois (vc)<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Benjamin<br><br> Ryno<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Rhule<br><br> Raymond<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Zeilinga<br><br> Fred<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Venter<br><br> Shaun<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Jordaan<br><br> Niell<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Venter<br><br> Henco<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Olivier<br><br> Gerhard<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Uys<br><br> Francois ( c )<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Koster<br><br> Armandt<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> De Bruin<br><br> Luan<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Du Toit<br><br> Jacques<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Uys<br><br> BG<br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Huggett<br><br> Elandre<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Oosthuizen<br><br> Caylib<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Hugo<br><br> Reniel<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Ngoza<br><br> Freddy<br><br> 20<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Van Rensburg<br><br> Ruan<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Kruger<br><br> Tertius<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Ebersohn<br><br> Sias<br><br> Afriter: Franco Smith<br><br> Hulpafrigters: Corniel van Zyl, Charl Strydom, Daan Human<br><br> Spanbestuurder: Ashwell Rafferty<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.21 vs WP u.21<br><br> Friday, 28 August 2015, 16:40<br><br> Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Immelman<br><br> Henry<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Gissing<br><br> Donavan<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Coetzee<br><br> Carel Jan<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Lee<br><br> Nicolaas<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Gordon<br><br> Lorenzo<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Swart<br><br> Andre<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Vosloo<br><br> Arrie<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Erasmus<br><br> Nardus<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Wiese<br><br> Jasper<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Maartens<br><br> Daniel<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Basson<br><br> Justin andcopy;<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Venter<br><br> Boela<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Van Vuuren<br><br> Conraad<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Dweba<br><br> Joseph<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Nche<br><br> Ox<br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Venter<br><br> Reinach<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Kotze<br><br> Johan<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Grundlingh<br><br> Johan<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Fourie<br><br> Jean-Claude<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Mkhabela<br><br> Zee<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Baron<br><br> Darren<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Davids<br><br> Selvyn<br><br> Hoofafrigter: MJ Smith<br><br> Hulpafrigter: Joe Beukes, Sino Ganto<br><br> Spanbestuurder: Kay-Kay Hlongwane<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 vs WP u.19<br><br> Friday, 28 August 2015, 15:00<br><br> Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Nel<br><br> Christiaan<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Pretorius<br><br> Charl<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Koopman<br><br> Dale<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Wasserman<br><br> Ruan<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Schmulian<br><br> Tiaan<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Stannard<br><br> Niel<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> De Nysschen<br><br> Carlos<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Maruping<br><br> Victor<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Jonker<br><br> Alex<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Bezuidenhout<br><br> De Wet andcopy;<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Verster<br><br> Brendan<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Roelofse<br><br> Rohan<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Botha<br><br> Joseph<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Stevens<br><br> Robin<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Khayne<br><br> Thabiso<br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Slabbert<br><br> Hendry<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> De Jager<br><br> Erich<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Nebe<br><br> Wilhelm<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Mahlasela<br><br> Musa<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Vermeulen<br><br> Marco<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Kloppers<br><br> Stephanus<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Hein<br><br> Llewellyn<br><br> <br><br> Hoofafrigter: Andre Tredoux<br><br> Hulpafrigter: Skillie Bester, Hendro Scholtz<br><br> Spanbestuurder: Thys Nel<br><br> <br><br> 2015-08-26 R10 afslag as jy jou kaartjie voor wedstryddag koop! http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2981/R10-afslag-as-jy-jou-kaartjie-voor-wedstryddag-koop! http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs sandecirc; WP Vrydag, 28 Augustus om 19:10 die stryd aan in andlsquo;n Absa Curriebeker wedstryd in Bloemfontein. Hekke open om 14:00 en om 14:30 speel die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs o.19 span teen hulle eweknie van die Westelike Provinsie. Die o.21 wedstryd volg daarna met die afskop om 16:30 af. <br><br> <br><br> 13:00 Att Horak Avenue closes<br><br> 14:00 Gates Open<br><br> 15:00 Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 vs WP u.19<br><br> 16:40 Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.21 vs WP u.21<br><br> 19:10 Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs DHL WP<br><br> <br><br> Beeskraal verskaf na die wedstryd vermaak op die Castle Deck.<br><br> Volwassenes en studente kry R10 afslag op elke kaartjie wat voor wedstryddag by die kaartjiekantoor gekoop word. <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 2015-08-25 Toyota Free State Cheetahs beat Griquas. http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2980/Toyota-Free-State-Cheetahs-beat-Griquas http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Vodacom Blue Bulls turned in a fantastic second-half performance to hand defending Absa Currie Cup champions, the DHL Western Province, their first defeat of the season in a pulsating 47-29 win at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.<br><br> The thrilling win was a perfect gift for veteran prop Werner Kruger, who played in his 100th Absa Currie Cup match for the Blue Bulls. It was the first time since 2012 that the Blue Bulls ran out winners in the traditional North versus South encounter. Thanks to their outstanding display the Blue Bulls consolidated their top spot on the Premier Division standings and they now have 15 points from three matches, which all were all clinched with convincing bonus-point victories.<br><br> The new generation of Blue Bulls were superbly led by 2014 Junior Springbok fullback Warrick Gelant and veteran scrumhalf Francois Hougaard and they were also the only outfit to register a home win this weekend. Gelant, also a Springbok Sevens international, displayed his wonderful assortment of attacking skills and was deservedly awarded the Absa Man of the Match award.<br><br> The Xerox Golden Lions held off a determined challenge from the Cell C Sharks on their way to a 31-16 (halftime 7-6) win at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. The Sharks led by a single point after 61 minutes but the Golden Lions ensured that they remain unbeaten by turning in a strong final quarter as they ran in three tries to hand the Sharks their second loss in three games.<br><br> On Friday night in Kimberley, the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, spearheaded by pivot Fred Zeilinga, notched their first win of the campaign when they outplayed the ORC Griquas 31-9 (halftime 10-9). Flyhalf JC Roos kicked five penalties as the Steval Pumas edged the Eastern Province Kings 15-13 after leading 6-3 in the other Friday evening clash in Port Elizabeth.<br><br> To access the media centre for detailed match statistics, click on the following links:<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls (15) 47 DHL Western Province (16) 29<br><br> Both teams were unbeaten after two matches and the first half was a brutal affair between the forwards, which resulted in the Blue Bulls losing two of their loose forwards. WP were dominant in the scrums and the home side lost both flank Roelof Smit and influential number eight Hanro Liebenberg to injuries, which saw them lose momentum in the last quarter of the first half. They were replaced by Jannes Kirsten and RG Snyman.<br><br> At halftime the Blue Bulls were trailing 15-16 and ten minutes after the break they were chasing their great South at 15-26 behind. However, a blitzkrieg of four tries in just 13 minutes saw them storming into a 44-26 lead with some sizzling attacking play. The back three of the Blue Bulls set the second half on fire and WP wing Dillon Leyds was yellow carded for a dangerous tackle, which left them with a man short on defence.<br><br> Jamba Ulengo (2), Burger Odendaal, Travis Ismaiel and Gelant all scored tries for the Blue Bulls. Pivot Tian Schoeman added two conversions and five penalties while substitute flyhalf Louis Fouchandeacute; also succeeded with a late penalty. Wings Seabelo Senatla and wing Dillon Leyds were the WP try scorers. Flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis added the rest of the points with his boot through two conversions and five penalties.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls: Tries: Jamba Ulengo (2), Burger Odendaal, Travis Ismaiel and Warrick Gelant; Conversions: Tian Schoeman (2); Penalties: Schoeman (5), Louis Fouchandeacute;.<br><br> DHL Western Province: Tries: Seabelo Senatla, Dillon Leyds; Conversions: Demetri Catrakilis (2); Penalties: Catrakilis (5).<br><br> Cell C Sharks (6) 16 Xerox Golden Lions (7) 31 <br><br> Hard-running inside centre Howard Mnisi kicked through a loose ball on the Sharks 22-metre line, after an overthrown lineout from the Lions, before collecting his own kick and going over for a converted try. Fullback Joe Pietersen kicked two penalties to close the halftime score to 7-6.<br><br> After the break, Marnitz Boshoff (flyhalf) and Pietersen traded penalties before a sweeping backline move saw Sharks right wing Odwa Ndungane race through onto a grubber kick from replacement fullback SP Marias to crash over in the corner. Pietersen slotted the conversion.<br><br> However, the visitors hit back almost immediately when outside centre Stokkies Hanekom crashed over for a converted try. They then made secured victory after wing Courtnall Skosan handed off Ndungane on his way to a converted try. The Golden Lions secured their bonus point try when replacement wing Anthony Volmink intercepted a loose pass.<br><br> Scorers<br><br> Cell C Sharks: Try: Odwa Ndungane; Conversion: Joe Pietersen; Penalties: Pietersen (3).<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions: Tries: Howard Mnisi, Stokkies Hanekom, Courtnall Skosan, Anthony Volmink; Conversions: Marnitz Boshoff (4); Penalty: Boshoff.<br><br> ORC Griquas (9) 9 Toyota Free State Cheetahs (10) 31<br><br> Flyhalf Fred Zeilinga was the kingpin in the Free State Cheetahs side and he delivered a good all-round performance which resulted in a try, all four conversions and a penalty goal. Former Springbok Sevens star Rayno Benjamin, 2014 Junior Springbok wing Sergeal Petersen (on his Absa Currie Cup debut for the Cheetahs) and Gerhard Olivier were the other try scorers.<br><br> Wing Ntabeni Dukisa slotted three penalties for the home side. For Griquas it will be a case of back to the drawing board after they suffered their third straight loss since winning five qualifying matches in a row to clinch their spot in the top flight.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> ORC Griquas: Penalties:Ntabeni Dukisa (3).<br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs: Tries: Rayno Benjamin, Fred Zeilinga, Sergeal Petersen, Gerhard Olivier. Conversions: Zeilinga (4). Penalties: Zeilinga.<br><br> <br><br> Eastern Province Kings (3) 13 Steval Pumas (6) 15<br><br> The Kings came into the match having lost their opening two games against the Xerox Golden Lions and the Cell C Sharks. Pumas kingpin JC Roos and EP Kings fullback Scott van Breda traded early penalties, with Roos adding another to place his side 6-3 in the lead after 13 minutes, which was also the halftime score.<br><br> The Kings had a try disallowed after a clever chip by left wing Luther Obi resulted in a good a movement between right wing Siyanda Grey and scrumhalf Enrico Acker, who went over in the far corner. Kings skipper Steven Sykes was also shown a yellow card for foul play.<br><br> After the break the Kings kept mounting waves of attack and gained a kickable penalty soon afterwards. They opted to kick for touch, won the lineout and replacement prop Lizo Gqoboka crashed over for the only try of the match, which Van Breda converted. However, Roos then kicked his fourth penalty as the Pumas remained in touch at 13-12. With just 10 minutes remaining Roos nailed the winning penalty after substitute scrumhalf Kevin Luiters went offside.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Eastern Province Kings: Tries: Lizo Gqoboka; Conversion: Scott van Breda; Penalties: Van Breda (2)<br><br> Steval Pumas: Penalties: JC Roos (5).<br><br> <br><br> The updated Absa Currie Cup standings after three rounds of matches: <br><br> <br><br> Pos<br><br> Team<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> D<br><br> L<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 140<br><br> 60<br><br> 80<br><br> 15<br><br> 2<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 126<br><br> 57<br><br> 69<br><br> 15<br><br> 3<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 81<br><br> 69<br><br> 12<br><br> 9<br><br> 4<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 75<br><br> 81<br><br> -6<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 53<br><br> 75<br><br> -22<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 73<br><br> 89<br><br> -16<br><br> 5<br><br> 7<br><br> Eastern Province Kings<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 52<br><br> 99<br><br> -47<br><br> 2<br><br> 8<br><br> ORC Griquas<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 40<br><br> 110<br><br> -70<br><br> 0<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 2015-08-24 Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 & u.21 teams http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2979/Toyota-Free-State-Cheetahs-u19--u21-teams http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 and Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.21 Team Announcement<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs o.21 vs Luiperds o.21<br><br> Saterdag, 22 Augustus 2015, 13:45<br><br> Olandeuml;npark, Potchefstroom <br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Immelman<br><br> Henry<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Coetzee<br><br> Carel Jan<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Janse van Rensburg<br><br> Stephan andcopy;<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Mgijima<br><br> Ali<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Gordon<br><br> Lorenzo<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Bornman<br><br> Barend<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Vosloo<br><br> Arrie<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Meiring<br><br> Steven<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Wiese<br><br> Jasper<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Maartens<br><br> Daniel<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Basson<br><br> Justin<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Venter<br><br> Boela<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Van Vuuren<br><br> Conraad<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Dweba<br><br> Joseph<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Kotze<br><br> Johan<br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Venter<br><br> Reinach<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Nche<br><br> Ox<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Grundlingh<br><br> Johan<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Erasmus<br><br> Nardus<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Venter<br><br> Louis<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Gissing<br><br> Donavan<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Davids<br><br> Selvyn<br><br> Hoofafrigter: MJ Smith<br><br> Hulpafrigter: Joe Beukes, Sino Ganto<br><br> Spanbestuurder: Kay-Kay Hlongwane<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs o.19 vs Luiperds o.19<br><br> Saterdag, 22 Augustus 2015, 12:00<br><br> Olandeuml;npark, Potchefstroom <br><br> <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Nel<br><br> Christiaan<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Pretorius<br><br> Charl<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Koopman<br><br> Dale<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Wasserman<br><br> Ruan<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Schmulian<br><br> Tiaan<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Stannard<br><br> Niel<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Vermeulen<br><br> Marco<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Jonker<br><br> Alex<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Maruping<br><br> Victor<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Bezuidenhout<br><br> De Wet andcopy;<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Verster<br><br> Brendan<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Roelofse<br><br> Rohan<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Botha<br><br> Joseph<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Stevens<br><br> Robin<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Khayne<br><br> Thabiso<br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Slabbert<br><br> Hendry<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> De Jager<br><br> Erich<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Nebe<br><br> Wilhelm<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Mahlasela<br><br> Musa<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Cupido<br><br> Shirwin<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Kloppers<br><br> Stephanus<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Hein<br><br> Llewellyn<br><br> Hoofafrigter: Andre Tredoux<br><br> Hulpafrigter: Skillie Bester, Hendro Scholtz<br><br> Spanbestuurder: Thys Nel<br><br> <br><br> 2015-08-21 Werner Kruger set to earn century of Absa Currie Cup caps http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2978/Werner-Kruger-set-to-earn-century-of-Absa-Currie-Cup-caps http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Werner Kruger set to earn century of Absa Currie Cup caps<br><br> Blockbuster North vs South clash on Saturday in Pretoria The Vodacom Blue Bulls host DHL Western Province in the feature Absa Currie Cup match on Saturday evening at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.<br><br> Three teams are still searching for their first wins after defeats in the previous two rounds of matches and all of them will be in action on Friday evening.<br><br> In Kimberley the ORC Griquas host neighbours the Toyota Free State Cheetahs, while the Steval Pumas travel to Port Elizabeth to face the Eastern Province Kings. The Cell C Sharks, meanwhile, are playing at home in Durban on Saturday against the high-flying Xerox Golden Lions.<br><br> In the feature match in Pretoria both teams come off back-to-back victories, and with the teamandrsquo;s sporting new coaching staff and young playing personnel, all signs point to another enthralling rugby match between South Africaandrsquo;s greatest provincial rivals.<br><br> The Blue Bulls are currently sitting on top of the log standings thanks to a greater points difference over their Gauteng neighbours, the Xerox Golden Lions. The Pretoria side have scored two bonus-point wins so far and their winning margin has enabled them to climb to the top spot above the Golden Lions and WP (nine points).<br><br> The home side will be determined to halt a slide of four consecutive losses against the Cape side going into Saturdayandrsquo;s match. In fact, the pulsating 24-all draw in Cape Town on 10 August 2013 was preceded by their last previous win over WP, which was a 26-13 victory in Pretoria on 5 October 2012. Overall and counting back to 1996 though, the Blue Bulls have a marginal lead over their South rivals with 18 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws from the 36 matches between the provincial heavyweights.<br><br> WP coach Paul Dobson on Thursday named Johnny Kotze (22 years old) as replacement for injured skipper Juan de Jongh at outside centre in the only starting change from last weekendandrsquo;s hard-fought 9-3 win over the Cheetahs in Cape Town. There are also three changes on the bench.<br><br> Memorable milestone for Werner Kruger<br><br> Blue Bulls front ranker Werner Kruger will achieve a memorable milestone on Saturday in front of the Loftus faithful when he runs out for his 100th match in the blue jersey. In doing so, he will become only the third player to earn 100 Absa Currie Cup caps and a century of Vodacom Super Rugby appearances (113 matches) for his home franchise.<br><br> <br><br> The Cell C Sharks duo of Stefan Terblanche (103 ACC and 105 VSR) and Jacques Botes (129 ACC and 115 VSR) are the only other players who have achieved this milestone.<br><br> Kruger made his Vodacom Blue Bulls debut in 2007 as a replacement against the Golden Lions and has been one of the most consistent performers at Loftus since. He played his 100th match for the Vodacom Bulls in April 2014.<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais named Kruger in a side that showed three changes to the one that beat Griquas a week ago.<br><br> "Werner has been a true Blue Bulls stalwart and deserves this unique honour," Marais said. "He has a wonderful attitude toward life and this team and we are privileged to share such an occasion with Werner. That said, the ball is now in our court to make sure we make it a memorable occasion for him," Marais added.<br><br> Brief profile of Werner Kruger<br><br> Birthdate: 23 January 1985<br><br> Birth place: Bloemfontein<br><br> Primary School: Kruinsig<br><br> High School: Jeugland<br><br> Position: Prop<br><br> Province: Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> Springbok number: 828<br><br> Test debut: 23 July 2011 vs Australia in Sydney aged 26<br><br> Total Tests: 4<br><br> Total Springbok matches: 5<br><br> First class career: Falcons Under-21 (2002), Blue Bulls (Vodacom Cup, 2003), SA Under-21 (2005 and 2006), Blue Bulls (Absa Currie Cup Premier Div 2007), Bulls (Vodacom Super Rugby, 2008,) Emerging Springboks (vs British and Irish Lions, 2009), Springboks (2010, 2011 and 2012).<br><br> <br><br> Meanwhile, Xerox Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has made several changes to his team to front the Cell C Sharks in Durban. He made four changes amongst the forwards and two changes in the backline.<br><br> Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith was this week forced to make a few changes to the team that went down 9-3 to DHL Western Province at Newlands last week, for their match against the Griquas. Smith had to replace the injured duo of AJ Coertzen (fullback, ankle injury) and Boom Prinsloo (loose forward, jaw injury).<br><br> Injuries have forced EP Kings coach Brent Janse van Rensburg to make three changes to the starting line-up for their match against the Steval Pumas in PE on Friday. Two of them are in the backline, with centre Tim Whitehead ruled out with concussion and flyhalf George Whitehead recovering from a knock to the knee.<br><br> The Pumas, meanwhile, have made three changes to the side to face the EP Kings. The Mpumalanga side will be looking to bounce back from their 44-27 defeat against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg last weekend. In the corresponding fixture in 2013 the Pumas suffered a narrow 26-25 defeat to the Eastern Cape side.<br><br> A brief round-up of other important team news:<br><br> ORC Griquas andndash; Coach Hawies Fourie showed faith in the team that gave an encouraging display against the Blue Bulls despite their loss last week and named an unchanged side to face the Free State Cheetahs in Kimberley.<br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs - Amongst the backs Clayton Blommetjies moves from wing to fullback, replacing the injured Coertzen (ankle injury). This has earned former Junior Springbok and EP Kings player Sergeal Petersen an Absa Currie Cup Cheetahs debut on the right wing. Star loose forward Prinsloo is out for between four and eight weeks with a broken jaw and Gerhard Olivier replaces him in the No 6 jersey, while Freddy Ngoza and Ruan van Rensburg are new additions on the bench.<br><br> Eastern Province Kings - The injuries to Tim and George Whitehead has resulted in experienced centre Ronnie Cooke returning to the starting line-up, with JP du Plessis moving to inside centre. Karlo Aspeling takes over the flyhalf duties, while Jacques Engelbrecht comes in for Stefan Willemse at flank. Willemse, who had a slight niggle earlier in the week, is on the bench. Flyhalves Elgar Watts and Gary van Aswegen are still injured.<br><br> Steval Pumas - Prop Corne Fourie will start his first match of the season at loosehead with Khwezi Mona shifting to tighthead in place of De-Jay Terblanche. Jason-Colin Fraser starts at No8 in place of Lambert Groenewald, while lock Rudi Matthee replaces Giant Mtyanda, who shifts to the bench.<br><br> Cell C Sharks andndash; Paul Jordaan returns to the starting line-up for the first time following a long injury lay-off and will partner up with the big Andre Esterhuizen (inside centre) in midfield. Heimar Williams drops out of the playing squad while Wadile Mjekevu moves to the bench. Sandrsquo;bura Sithole is back from injury and will slot into the left wing position. The other change to the backline sees veteran Michael Claassens replacing Stefan Ungerer (bench) at scrumhalf. Flank Jean Deysel is out with a strained tricep muscle and is replaced by Francois Kleinhans. Dale Chadwick returns from injury to reclaim the No1 jersey.<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions - In the forwards, coach Ackermann has made four changes. Ruan Dreyer and Robbie Coetzee move into the starting line-up at loosehead prop and hooker respectively. At lock, MB Lusaseni also moves up into the starting side and Kwagga Smith will start at flank. In the backline, Stokkies Hanekom will start in the place of injured centre Harold Vorster. Jaco van der Walt starts at fullback, while Ruan Combrinck moves to right wing.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls - William Small-Smith and Deon Stegmann are ruled out with injuries and their replacements are Dries Swanepoel and Roelof Smit respectively. Coach Marais decided to start with Bandise Maku at hooker, with Jaco Visagie switching roles with the former Bok and on the bench.<br><br> DHL Western Province andndash; Centre Kotze earned eight Vodacom Super Rugby starts for the DHL Stormers earlier this season (on the wing), but this will be his first Absa Currie Cup start andndash; having made his tournament debut off the bench two weeks ago against Griquas. On the bench, hooker Scarra Ntubeni comes in for Marius Fourie as the hooker replacement, Chris van Zyl gets the nod over fellow lock Jan de Klerk and Huw Jones is preferred over Kobus van Wyk as specialist centre cover. Jones will be on Absa Currie Cup debut for Province, having made 14 appearances for the DHL Stormers this year.<br><br> Absa Currie Cup round three fixtures:<br><br> Friday, 21 August<br><br> ORC Griquas vs Toyota Free State Cheetahs<br><br> Venue: Griquas Park, Kimberley<br><br> Kick-off: 19h10<br><br> Since 1996 andndash; P 31, W 4, L 26, D 1<br><br> <br><br> Eastern Province Kings vs Steval Pumas<br><br> Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth<br><br> Kick-off: 19h10<br><br> Since 1996 andndash; P 24, W 4, L 17, D 3<br><br> <br><br> Saturday, 22 August 2015<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks vs Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> Venue: Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban<br><br> Kick-off: 17h00<br><br> Since 1996 andndash; P 37, W 22, L 15<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls vs DHL Western Province<br><br> Venue: Loftus Versfeld<br><br> Kick-off: 19h10<br><br> Since 1996 andndash; P 36, W 18, L 16, D 2<br><br> <br><br> All the Absa Currie Premier Division matches will be televised live on SuperSport.<br><br> 2015-08-20 #tbt 1976 Curriebeker eindstryd http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2977/#tbt-1976-Curriebeker-eindstryd http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Dandaacute;andaacute;i eerste Curriebeker andndash; andlsquo;n<br><br> ongelooflike belewenis!<br><br> <br><br> DIT was skuins nandaacute; 17:30 op Saterdag 25 September 1976. Trane het in die Vrystaat-kleedkamer gerol. Daar was and#39;n stomme ongeloof oor dit wat daar tussen hulle gestaan het: die gesogte Goue Beker, diandeacute; Curriebeker, was handuacute;l eiendom vir and#39;n jaar!<br><br> Daar het hulle in and#39;n kringetjie om die Goue Beker in hul kleedkamer gestaan.<br><br> <br><br> Die groepie Vrystaters was tot sterwens toe moeg, maar baie gelukkig. Kort tevore het die Vrystaatspan van Wouter Hugo die Westelike Provinsie in die Curriebekereindstryd in die Vrystaatstadion in Bloemfontein met 33-16 geklop en daardeur die eerste keer in sy bestaan van 82 jaar die Curriebeker in rugby ingepalm.<br><br> <br><br> Daar is mooi gekyk, andeacute;n gewonder: "Het hierdie droom van ons uiteindelik werklikheid geword?and#39;and#39;<br><br> <br><br> Daar is and#39;n slag gevat-vat na die Goue, net om seker te maak dit is nie net and#39;n droom nie!<br><br> Mnr. Nelie Smith, mede-afrigter van die span en and#39;n man wat sedert die 1971-seisoen die Vrystaatse span afgerig het, het later vertel: "Daar was and#39;n gedempte atmosfeer voor die wedstryd in die kleedkamer. Dit was and#39;n atmosfeer van gemotiveerdheid. Die manne was doodstil. Die praatwerk is die oggend gedoen. Woorde was nie nodig nie. Almal het besef wat van hulle vir 80 moordende minute verwag word.and#39;and#39;<br><br> <br><br> In die gang by die kleedkamer is geesdriftiges weggekeer. and#39;n Paar bevoorregtes het die kleedkamer gehaal. Daar is in groot opgewondenheid bladgeskud, en een van die eerstes wat die manne "bygekom hetand#39;and#39;, was Frans de Jager - in die jare sestig kaptein van die Vrystaatspan. Ook Thys Lourens, kaptein van Noord-Transvaal wat in sy onder 20-dae sy militandecirc;re diensplig in Bloemfontein gedoen het, het die Vrystaters gaan gelukwens.<br><br> <br><br> Daar was trane van blydskap by die manne nandaacute; die wedstryd. Klein Dirk Froneman (senter) kon dit nie langer verduur nie. Die trane het gekom, sommer and#39;n stortvloed daarvan. Eenkant het Rampie Stander en groot Klippies Kritzinger, die twee mees ervare manne in die agttal, gesit. Diandeacute; twee ou grotes was gedaan, maar dit was and#39;n moegheid wat lekker was.<br><br> <br><br> Gerrie Germishuys en De Wet Ras het vinnig elkeen met and#39;n koeldrank of twee in die hand onder die stortbad ingespring om die moegheid van die liggaam af te skud. Hoogs tevrede. <br><br> <br><br> Agter die hoofpaviljoen het and#39;n swartman (hy was so skouerhoogte lank) sy vreugde getoon.<br><br> "VRY-S-T-A-A-A-T!!!!and#39;and#39; het hy telkens luid laat hoor, en dan skree hy Vrystaat uit and#39;n gebukkende posisie van kniehoogte af. En wanneer hy penregop, hande omhoog staan, sterf die laaste klanke van diandeacute; bekende strydkreet weg. Diandeacute; States handeacute;t daardie naweek feesgevier.<br><br> <br><br> Voor die Curriebekerwedstryd op 28 Augustus 1976 teen Noord-Transvaal in Bloemfontein het die keurders and#39;n bom gelos deur die 23-jarige Wouter Hugo bo Klippies Kritzinger as kaptein te kies. Die Vrystaters het net die vorige Saterdag lelik aapstert teen die WP op Nuweland met 7-21 gekry.<br><br> <br><br> Kritzinger het sy plek as slot behou, en hy handeacute;t and#39;n belangrike rol in die welslae van die Vrystaters gespeel in die oorwinnings oor Noord-Transvaal (21-14), die All Blacks (15-10) en in die eindstryd oor die WP (33-16).<br><br> <br><br> Die welslae wat die Vrystaat in veral 1976 behaal het, kan grootliks daaraan toegeskryf word dat die meeste spelers uit andeacute;andeacute;n klub - die UV - gekom het; dat die provinsiale spelers nandaacute; afstigting in 1968 minstens drie keer per week vir groepafrigting kon saamtrek; en die verskillende kapteins, wat die Vrystaat tussen 1971 en 1976 ingespan het, baie lojaal was teenoor die afrigters, mnre. Smith en Van Zyl.<br><br> <br><br> Dit is verder baie interessant watter rol die syfer "3" in diandeacute; wedstryd gespeel het:<br><br> <br><br> Dit was inderdaad derde keer skeepsreg vir die Vrystaat andndash; dit was die Vrystaat se derde van 13 eindstryde tot in 2009 nadat die eerste twee eindstryde teen Noord-Transvaal onsuksesvol was; Die Vrystaat het drie SA-rekords in diandeacute; wedstryd behaal: die Vrystaat se 33 punte was tandoacute;andeacute; die meeste nandoacute;g in and#39;n Curriebeker-eindstryd; diandeacute; sege met 17 punte deur die Vrystaat was ook die grootste eindstryd-oorwinning; andeacute;n, De Wet Ras se 18 punte was ook tandoacute;andeacute; die meeste deur and#39;n speler in and#39;n Curriebeker-eindstryd; Dit was die derde wedstryd van die 1976-seisoen om die Curriebeker tussen diandeacute; twee spanne; Dit was slegs die derde keer dat die Vrystaat in 82 jaar and#39;n Curriebekersege oor die WP behaal het; Die Vrystaat het 3 drieandeuml; gedruk; De Wet Ras, Springboklosskakel van die Vrystaat, het 3 vervyf- en drie strafdoele behaal; andEacute;n, die Vrystaat het 33 punte aangeteken! <br><br> Die Vrystaat het in die finaal nie toegelaat dat die twee Springbok-losvoorspelers Mornandeacute; du Plessis en Boland Coetzee, soos in die twee vorige wedstryde in 1976, die spel uit die los dikteer nie. Die bal is blitsig na die vleuels laat loop, waar die Vrystaat ook kon bykom.<br><br> <br><br> In die middelveld was dit ook Dirk Froneman, SA Onder21-senter van die Vrystaters, wat vreesloos onder die twee Springbok-toetssenters, Peter Whipp en Johan Oosthuizen, met plettervatte ingeseil, en hul spel sandoacute; ontwrig het, dat die sterbelaaide WP-agterlyn nooit in die hoogste versnelling kon kom nie.<br><br> <br><br> Die Vrystaatspan daardie roemryke dag: <br><br> <br><br> Afrigters: Nelie Smith en Sakkie val Zyl. Spanbestuurder: Steve Strydom. Gysie Pienaar(*); Gerrie Germishuys(*), Dirk Froneman(*), Joggie Jansen(*), Edrich Krantz (*4); De Wet Ras (*2x3; strafx3; skep), Barry Wolmarans (* 4; skep); Rampie Stander(*), Wouter Hugo (kaptein), Martiens le Roux(*), Theuns Stofberg(*), Klippies Kritzinger(*), Ross van Reenen, Eben Jansen (* - af; Gerrie Sonnekus/* - op), Tiny du Plessis (4). Reserwes: Piet strydom, Noel van Rensburg en Jan Schlebusch(*).<br><br> (*) Was reeds Springbok of het later Springbok geword.<br><br> Storie deur Frikkie van Rensburg. <br><br> 2015-08-20 Volksblad Agter die Bokke http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2976/Volksblad-Agter-die-Bokke http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Volksblad bankvas agter die Bokke!<br><br> Daar is minder as and#39;n maand oor voordat die Wandecirc;reldbeker-rugbytoernooi in Engeland begin en Volksblad gooi sy gewig vierkant agter die Bok-span in.<br><br> Een gelukkige Volksblad-intekenar en sy of haar metgesel kan met twee van die kwarteindstryde op die paviljoen sit.<br><br> Vloksblad, in samewerking met Gilbert, bied aan and#39;n gelukkige Volskblad-intekenaar die kans om vir dierugby-skouspel na Engeland te reis.<br><br> Die prys sluit twee kaartjies na twee kwarteindstryd-wedstryde op Twickenham in, reis-en verblyfkoste, asook R10 000-sakgeld van Volksblad.<br><br> SA Rugby sal die vium-enreisreeling hanteer. Bestaande en nuwe intekenare kan hulle vir die kompetisie inskryk. Die wenner en sy metgesel vlieg 14 Oktober van Johannesburg na Londen.<br><br> Kompetisie begin Donderdag en eindig op 2 September. Die wenner sal 8 September aangekondig word.<br><br> Gaan na www.sarugbytravel.com om jou in te skruf en kliek op die kompetisiebannier.<br><br> <br><br> 2015-08-20 Toyota Free State Cheetahs Team Announcement http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2975/Toyota-Free-State-Cheetahs-Team-Announcement http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs sandecirc; Griekwas die stryd aan <br><br> Die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs sandecirc; Griekwas Vrydagaand om 19:10 die stryd aan in andlsquo;n Absa Curriebeker wedstryd in Kimberley. Die hoofafrigter, Franco Smith het sy span vir die stryd bekend gemaak.<br><br> Veranderinge aan die span:<br><br> <br><br> Clayton Blommetjies skuif van vleuel na heelagter en vervang die beseerde AJ Coertzen (enkel) op heelagter. Sergeal Petersen maak sy buiging vir die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs op regter vleuel Gerhard Olivier vervang die beseerde Boom Prinsloo (gebreekte kakebeen) op nommer 8 Freddy Ngoza en Ruan van Rensburg is nuut ingesluit op die bank <br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs takes on Griquas <br><br> The Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be taking on the Griquas on Friday evening at 19:10 in Kimberley. The head coach, Franco Smith announced his team for the encounter.<br><br> Changes to the team:<br><br> <br><br> Clayton Blommetjies will be moving from wing to fullback, replacing the injured AJ Coertzen (ankle) Sergeal Petersen will be making his debut for the Toyota Free State Cheetahs on right wing Gerhard Olivier will be replacing the injured Boom Prinsloo (broken jaw) on number 8 Freddy Ngoza and Ruan van Rensburg are new on the bench <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs vs Griquas<br><br> Vrydag, 21 Augustus 2015, 19:10 <br><br> Kimberley <br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Blommetjies<br><br> Clayton<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Petersen<br><br> Sergeal<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Venter<br><br> Francois (vc)<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Benjamin<br><br> Ryno<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Rhule<br><br> Raymond<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Zeilinga<br><br> Fred<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Venter<br><br> Shaun<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Jordaan<br><br> Niell<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Venter<br><br> Henco<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> Olivier<br><br> Gerhard<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Uys<br><br> Francois ( c )<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Koster<br><br> Armandt<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> De Bruin<br><br> Luan<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Du Toit<br><br> Jacques<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Oosthuizen<br><br> Caylib<br><br> Replacements<br><br> <br><br> 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Huggett<br><br> Elandre<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Van Dyk<br><br> Maks<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Hugo<br><br> Reniel<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Burger<br><br> Tienie<br><br> 20<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Ngoza<br><br> Freddy<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Van Rensburg<br><br> Ruan<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Ebersohn<br><br> Sias<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Afriter: Franco Smith<br><br> Hulpafrigters: Corniel van Zyl, Charl Strydom, Daan Human<br><br> Spanbestuurder: Ashwell Rafferty<br><br> 2015-08-19 Gauteng rivals early pacesetters in Absa Currie Cup race http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2974/Gauteng-rivals-early-pacesetters-in-Absa-Currie-Cup-race http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Gauteng rivals early pacesetters in Absa Currie Cup race<br><br> The Xerox Golden Lions, Vodacom Blue Bulls and the DHL Western Province all achieved successive wins in the second round of the Absa Currie Cup played over the weekend.<br><br> In Durban, the Cell C Sharks opened their account with a win over the Eastern Province Kings, which means the Kings, Toyota Free State Cheetahs and the ORC Griquas are still searching for their first win after two rounds of Premier Division matches.<br><br> At Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg the Golden Lions survived a bruising battle against the Steval Pumas to win 44-27 (halftime 20-10) on Friday night. In another Friday evening clash Blue Bulls flyhalf Tian Schoeman contributed 21 points to steer his team to a 36-12 victory over Griquas at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. Griquas led 12-6 at halftime.<br><br> <br><br> Western Province beat the Free State Cheetahs 9-3 in driving rain on Saturday afternoon to hand new coach, John Dobson, his first Absa Currie Cup win at DHL Newlands in Cape Town. In the late Saturday kick-off the Cell C Sharks fought off a determined challenge from the Eastern Province Kings to claim a 33-25 (half-time 18-10) victory at Growthpoint Kings Park.<br><br> <br><br> The Blue Bulls and the Golden Lions have both collected the maximum ten points on offer from two outings and the Gauteng rivals are closely followed by defending champions, Western Province, who have nine league points.<br><br> <br><br> Click on the score links below to access the match centre for the complete run of play and the relevant competition statistics.<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions (20) 44 Steval Pumas (10) 27<br><br> The Pumas will reflect on their lack of discipline, which resulted in two penalty tries. However, they displayed a huge amount of fighting spirit and despite trailing 10-20 at halftime, they came out with an intent which was more than matched by the Golden Lions. The second half was a points feast while three yellow cards were also dished out in that period. Two of those were shown to the Lions as they withstood a final, desperate assault from the visitors.<br><br> However, perhaps more telling was the dismissal of Pumas flyhalf and ace-kicker, JC Roos, for a deliberate knock-down as the Lions stormed through. Not only did that concede a penalty try, but it deprived the Pumas of the chance to chip away at the lead as the Lions surrendered penalties under pressure. They went for line-outs and unfortunately came away with nothing from three attempts.<br><br> Harold Vorster (outside centre), Courtnall Skosan (left wing) and Stokkies Hanekom (replacement centre) each scored a try for the Golden Lions in addition to the two penalty tries. Flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff kicked five conversions, a drop goal and two penalties for a tally of 19 points with the boot. Lively Pumas flank Marnus Schoeman dived over for his third try in two matches, while Bernado Botha (right wing) and captain Stefan Watermeyer (inside centre) also crossed for a try each. Roos added three conversions and two penalties with the boot.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> Xerox Golden Lions andndash; Tries: Harold Vorster, penalty try, Courtnall Skosan, penalty try, Stokkies Hanekom; Conversions: Marnitz Boshoff (5); Drop Goal: Boshoff; Penalties: Boshoff (2).<br><br> Steval Pumas andndash; Tries: Marnus Schoeman, Bernado Botha, Stefan Watermeyer; Conversions: JC Roos (3). Penalties: Roos (2).<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls (6) 36 ORC Griquas (12) 12<br><br> The Blue Bulls had to fight hard for their victory on Friday evening in Pretoria, which they achieved thanks to a much better second half performance and the four tries they scored after the visitors had crossed the line twice in the opening period.<br><br> Springbok Sevens flyer Ruhan Nel, moved from centre to right wing for this clash, scored a long-range intercept try while his wing colleague Ntabeni Dukisa swivelled out of a weak tackle to score in the corner with halftime fast approaching. The Blue Bulls had a try by fullback Warrick Gelant disallowed as the last pass was ruled forward.<br><br> Replacement prop Dayan van der Westhuizen, a 2014 Junior Springbok, scored an impressive try for the home side while flyhalf Schoeman, Francois Hougaard (scrumhalf) and Jamba Ulengo (wing) completed the bonus-point tally of four tries.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls: Tries: Dayan van der Westhuizen, Tian Schoeman, Francois Hougaard, Jamba Ulengo; Conversions: Schoeman (2); Penalties: Schoeman (4).<br><br> ORC Griquas: Tries: Ruhan Nel, Ntabeni Dukisa; Conversion: Gouws Prinsloo.<br><br> <br><br> DHL Western Province (0) 9 Toyota Free State Cheetahs (3) 3<br><br> The heavy field and persistent rain made playing conditions difficult for both teams in Newlands. Province had an early try disallowed because of a double movement after a good build-up. A yellow card to Cheetahs winger Rayno Benjamin in the 32nd minute gave WP the man over on the attack, but they did not take full advantage.<br><br> WP had the option to kick at goal on three occasions in the first half, all of which were within striking distance for flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis, but instead they chose to go for the corner. Cheetahs went into the break 3-0 thanks to a Fred Zeilinga penalty.<br><br> Two successful penalty kicks after halftime by Catrakilis handed the home team a slender 6-3 lead. A second yellow card, this time to replacement loose forward Gerhard Olivier, again left the Cheetahs one man short and with a six points deficit as Catrakilis slotted the resulting penalty for what would eventually be the winning score line.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> DHL Western Province andndash; Penalties: Demetri Catrakilis (3);<br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs andndash; Penalty: Fred Zeilinga<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks (18) 33 Eastern Province Kings (10) 25 <br><br> It was the Sharksandrsquo; first victory after their opening day loss away to the Pumas last weekend. The home team managed to stand firm in the closing stages and claimed five match points much to the relief of their supporters.<br><br> It was a promising effort by the Kings and the bonus point they earned for scoring four tries will give them much confidence heading into the remainder of the competition.<br><br> Andrandeacute; Esterhuizen (left wing), Lionel Cronjandeacute; (flyhalf), Daniel du Preez (flank) and Paul Jordaan (replacement centre) all scored tries for the home side with Joe Pietersen (fullback) adding two conversions and two penalties. George Whitehead (flyhalf), Tim Agaba (No 8), Steven Sykes (lock) and Enrico Acker (scrumhalf) were the EP Kingsandrsquo; scorers. Whitehead also kicked a conversion and a penalty.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Cell C Sharks - Tries: Andrandeacute; Esterhuizen, Lionel Cronjandeacute;, Daniel du Preez, Paul Jordaan; Conversions: Joe Pietersen (2); Penalties: Pietersen (3)<br><br> EP Kings - Tries: George Whitehead, Tim Agaba, Steven Sykes, Enrico Acker; Conversion: Whitehead; Penalty: Whitehead.<br><br> <br><br> Pos<br><br> Team<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> D<br><br> L<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 93<br><br> 31<br><br> 62<br><br> 10<br><br> 2<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 95<br><br> 41<br><br> 54<br><br> 10<br><br> 3<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 52<br><br> 22<br><br> 30<br><br> 9<br><br> 4<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 57<br><br> 58<br><br> -1<br><br> 5<br><br> 5<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 60<br><br> 68<br><br> -8<br><br> 4<br><br> 6<br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 22<br><br> 66<br><br> -44<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> Eastern Province Kings<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 39<br><br> 84<br><br> -45<br><br> 1<br><br> 8<br><br> ORC Griquas<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 31<br><br> 79<br><br> -48<br><br> 0<br><br> <br><br> 2015-08-17