Toyota Cheetahs News http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs News Cheetah Welpie Kleuterskole Rugbydag en Pom-poms http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2523/Cheetah-Welpie-Kleuterskole-Rugbydag-en-Pom-poms http://www.fscheetahs.co.za 31 Mei om 09:00 tot 13:00<br><br> Registrasie en spanfotoandrsquo;s vanaf 07:30<br><br> Venue: Martie du Plessis skool Bloemfontein<br><br> R40 per speler of pom-pom dogter. <br><br> (5 spelers in andlsquo;n span) (Pom-pom groepe van tot 20)<br><br> R10 toegangsgeld vir nie-spelers.<br><br> Graad 00 en Graad R seuns en dogters.<br><br> <br><br> Elke speler en pom-pom dogter ontvang andlsquo;n medalje en andlsquo;n "goodie-bag." Hierdie is andlsquo;n pret rugby-oggend. Goeie sportmanskap en respek vir skeidsregters en maats word aangemoedig. U kind hoef dus nie andlsquo;n rugbyster te wees nie. Spanfotoandrsquo;s en pom-pom-groep fotoandrsquo;s. Verversings beskikbaar. Telefoniese inskrywings sluit 23 Mei en die inskrywingsvorm word ingehandig by die registrasietafel op die 31ste Mei. Maak u eie span of skryf u kind se kleuterskool-span in. <br><br> Navrae en telefoniese inskrywings: 074 202 4444<br><br> <br><br> 2014-04-16 All systems go for Cell C Community Cup Easter Playoffs http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2522/All-systems-go-for-Cell-C-Community-Cup-Easter-Playoffs http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Defending Cell C Community Cup champions GAP Management Despatch and Roodepoort will open the 2014 edition of the Cell C Community Cup Easter Playoffs on Thursday at 11h15 at Outeniqua Park in George where the battle begins between South Africaandrsquo;s top eight club rugby teams for the historic Gold Cup.<br><br> <br><br> GAP Management Despatch, Roodepoort, Hamiltons, Jonsson College Rovers, Kempston Old Selbornians, Refreshhh! Centurion, Roses United and Rustenburg Impala will participate in the Cell C Community Cup Easter Playoffs, which reaches a climax on Monday, April 21, with the Cup Final.<br><br> <br><br> The matches will take place over three days; Thursday, Saturday and Monday respectively, and all 12 fixtures will be broadcast live on SuperSport.<br><br> <br><br> Four of the teams participated in the inaugural tournament last year, while Hamiltons, Kempston Old Selbornians, Refreshhh! Centurion and Roses United will make their debut in the Easter Playoffs in the next few days.<br><br> <br><br> "It is fitting that the defending champions will kick off the second edition of the Cell C Community Cup," said SARU CEO Jurie Roux. "This will add to the excitement around the event and the atmosphere at Outeniqua Park where fans will have the luxury of seeing the best domestic club teams in action. In the last few months 20 teams have gone head-to-head for places in the Cell C Community Cup Easter Playoffs and the top teams will now have the opportunity to prove that they have what it takes to be crowned the champions.<br><br> <br><br> "SARU and tournament hosts, South Western Districts Rugby, have been working hard in the last few months to ensure that the tournament is a success, so this is an exciting time for us and for club rugby in South Africa," explained Roux.<br><br> <br><br> 2013 runners up Jonsson College Rovers will meet newcomers Kempston Old Selbornians in the second match at 13h30, while Roses United will take on Rustenburg Impala at 15h45 and Hamiltons go up against Refreshhh! Centurion at 18h00 in the final match of the day.<br><br> <br><br> "I wish all eight teams good luck for the tournament, and I hope the sides participating in the Cell C Community Cup Easter Playoffs for the first time will enjoy this experience," added Roux. "With all the matches being broadcast on SuperSport this is a fantastic opportunity for the teams to showcase their talent and the quality of club rugby in South Africa."<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Community Cup day-one fixtures (Thursday, 17 April):<br><br> 11h15 - Gap Management Despatch vs Roodepoort<br><br> 13h30 - Jonsson College Rovers vs Kempston Old Selbornians<br><br> 15h45 - Roses United vs Rustenburg Impala<br><br> 18h00 - Hamiltons vs Refreshhh! Centurion <br><br> 2014-04-16 Vodacom SupeRugby : Toyota Cheetah team announced http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2521/Vodacom-SupeRugby---Toyota-Cheetah-team-announced http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Toyota Cheetah Head Coach, Naka Drotske, has named his starting XV to take on the Sharks on Saturday, 19 April at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban. <br><br> <br><br> Changes to the team from last week: <br><br> <br><br> Caylib Oosthuizen replacing Trevor Nyakane on prop Heinrich Brussow returning as loose forward after a toe injury Jean Cook replacing the injured Lappies Labuschagne (groin) Boom Prinsloo moving in on no. 8 Elgar Watts replacing Johan Goosen (concussion) Willie le Roux and Hennie Daniller switching places Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> No.<br><br> Position<br><br> name<br><br> 1<br><br> LOOSEHEAD PROP<br><br> Caylib Oosthuizen<br><br> 2<br><br> HOOKER<br><br> Adriaan Strauss (c )<br><br> 3<br><br> TIGHTHEAD PROP<br><br> Maks van Dyk<br><br> 4<br><br> LEFT LOCK<br><br> Lodewyk de Jager<br><br> 5<br><br> RIGHT LOCK<br><br> Francois Uys<br><br> 6<br><br> LEFT FLANKER<br><br> Heinrich Brussow<br><br> 7<br><br> RIGHT FLANKER<br><br> Jean Cook<br><br> 8<br><br> NUMBER EIGHT<br><br> Boom Prinsloo<br><br> 9<br><br> SCRUMHALF<br><br> Sarel Pretorius<br><br> 10<br><br> FLYHALF<br><br> Elgar Watts<br><br> 11<br><br> LEFT WING<br><br> Willie le Roux ( vc )<br><br> 12<br><br> INSIDE CENTRE<br><br> Ryno Benjamin<br><br> 13<br><br> OUTSIDE CENTRE<br><br> Johann Sadie<br><br> 14<br><br> RIGHT WING<br><br> Cornal Hendricks<br><br> 15<br><br> FULLBACK<br><br> Hennie Daniller<br><br> Replacements: <br><br> <br><br> 16.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Ryno Barnes<br><br> 17.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Trevor Nyakane<br><br> 18.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Rossouw de Klerk<br><br> 19.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Andries Ferreira<br><br> 20.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Teboho Mohoje<br><br> 21.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Shaun Venter<br><br> 22.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Riaan Smit<br><br> 23.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Raymond Rhule<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 2014-04-15 Totale “ Home Make-over” vir Lentedou-huis van Engo Jeugsorgsentrum http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2520/Totale--Home-Make-over-vir-Lentedou-huis-van-Engo-Jeugsorgsentrum http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Lentedou Jeugsorg-huis in Bloemfontein se agt meisies het Vrydag andlsquo;n "nuwe" huis gekry. Dit is soos andlsquo;n droom wat waar geword het.<br><br> <br><br> Sowat twee weke gelede het Credo Home of Hope in samewerking met Engo Kinder-en Jeugsorgsentrums, die behoefte geandiuml;dentifiseer om Lentedou huis op te gradeer. Credo Home of Hope is die Liefdadigheidsbeen van African Mining and Crushing, wat binne die gemeenskap betrokke raak met die doel om andlsquo;n verskil te maak in lewens. <br><br> <br><br> Borge is oral ingesamel deur Credo Home of Hope en die huis het binne twee weke andlsquo;n nuwe baadjie aangetrek. Die hele huis is binne en buite oorgeverf. Die huis is buite herstel waar daar barste was en vensterbanke gebreek was. Die twee badkamers is oorgedoen en nuwe baddens is ingesit, alle deure is aan die binnekant van die huis vervang, wasbakke en ligte is ook vervang. Beddens is oorgesprei en matte is vervang. Nuwe gordyne, beddegoed, handdoeke en selfs andlsquo;n splinternuwe stel nagklere met toiletware en lekker warm pantoffels is vir elke kind aangekoop.<br><br> <br><br> Die waskamer en kombuis is opgegradeer met nuwe teandeuml;ls en verf. Nuwe kombuisware wat nodig was is aangekoop en al die loodgieterswerk in die huis is oorgedoen. <br><br> <br><br> Daar is ook aan die buitekant andlsquo;n lieflike braaiplek aangebou, waar die kinders saam sal kan kuier. Louisa Faila, die huismoeder van Engo se Lentedou-huis is baie in haar skik met die nuwe huis.<br><br> <br><br> Lentedou is een van ongeveer 33 Kinder-en Jeugsorgsentrums in die Vrystaat en is deel van die Engo Groep. Engo streef daarna om andlsquo;n plek van veiligheid aan kinders te bied waar hulle binne normale omstandighede kan groei en ontwikkel. Daar is nou 8 meisies tussen die ouderdom van 13 andndash; 16 jaar wat in Lentedou bly. "Engo Jeugsorgsentrums ontvang slegs ongeveer 50% van andlsquo;n erg afgeskaalde begroting van die staat, en daar is nie voldoende fondse vir die onderhoud en opgradering van eiendom soos die nie. Daarom is die opgradering vir ons wonderlik, en ons is baie dankbaar vir instansies en besighede soos African Mining and Crushing wat ons passie vir die welstand van hierdie kinders deel." het Mnr Jannie Nothnagel, Direkteur Ondersteuningsdienste van Engo gesandecirc;.<br><br> <br><br> Meer oor Credo<br><br> <br><br> Credo is die nuwe naam van Adopt a House wat in 2013 deur African Mining and Crushing op die been gebring is. Hulle het dit ten doel om regtig andlsquo;n verskil te maak in die lewens van mense en kinders. Daarom het hulle ook Engo Kinder- en Jeugsorg as liefdadigheid gekies om by betrokke te raak. <br><br> <br><br> Welmari van Rooyen is aan die stuur van Credo Home of Hope en bestuur en koandouml;rdineer al die projekte. Verskeie projekte wat kinders se lewens verander is verlede jaar afgehandel. Dit sluit in die opgradering van ander Engo Jeugsorghuise, verjaarsdagpartytjies vir kinders, hulp met skoolskryfbehoeftes, bederf vakansies by die see vir kinders in die Engo Jeugsorghuise en dan het hulle ook reeds kinders finansieandeuml;l ondersteun om op nasionale vlak aan sport te gaan deelneem. Credo is die Latyn vir " believe" Verder word andlsquo;n Credo as volg omskryf: <br><br> <br><br> A statement or way of thinking A group of people believe inandhellip; A way of life to reach a higher purpose <br><br> Besoek gerus hulle webblad by www.credo.co.za vir meer besonderhede.<br><br> 2014-04-15 Win with Cell C http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2519/Win-with-Cell-C http://www.fscheetahs.co.za One lucky Cheetah Supporter and partner/friend/son/daughter will have the opportunity on Saturday, 26 April 2014, when the Toyota Cheetahs and the Stormers tackle each other in the Free State stadium to go behind the scenes as guests of the FS rugby union and Cell C and to experience what it looks and feels like just before the game starts. <br><br> <br><br> The winner(s) will then get the opportunity to watch the game in the brand new Cell C suite. <br><br> <br><br> As an extra bonus the winner(s) will also be treated in the Cheetah Den after the game to rub shoulders with players, coaches and other whoandrsquo;s who. All you have to do is to sms the words "Cell C Cheetahs" to 34634 (R2 per sms) between Monday, 11 April and Friday 18 April. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, 22 April.<br><br> 2014-04-14 Cell C Sharks remain at the summit - Vodacom Super Rugby Round 9 Review http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2518/Cell-C-Sharks-remain-at-the-summit---Vodacom-Super-Rugby-Round-9-Review http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Cell C Sharks ground out their sixth win of the Vodacom Super Rugby season to stay at the top of the standings, but for the other three South African teams in action this weekend, the ninth round wasnandrsquo;t a happy one.<br><br> <br><br> The KwaZulu-Natalians beat a plucky Lions side by 25-12 in front of more than 30,000 people at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday evening. It was a battle of attrition and the visitors from Durban scored the only try of the match.<br><br> <br><br> Earlier on Saturday, the Toyota Cheetahs put up a brave fight, but for a second successive week they fell off the pace in the final 10 minutes as they lost by 52-31 to the Crusaders in Bloemfontein andndash; the team from Canterburyandrsquo;s first win in the Free State Stadium for seven years.<br><br> <br><br> On Friday morning, the Vodacom Bulls could not put an end to a seven-year drought in Dunedin as they paid the price for making way too many errors with ball in hand and on defence as they went down by 27-20 to the Highlanders.<br><br> <br><br> The DHL Stormers had a bye.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby information:<br><br> MEDIA GUIDE (9.5Mb) | NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS<br><br> <br><br> Note: By clicking on the various headings, you will be able to access the breakdown for that specific match on www.sarugby.co.za, where team line-ups, replacements and run of play can be found.<br><br> <br><br> Highlanders 27 (13) Vodacom Bulls 20 (13)<br><br> A myriad of unforced errors at critical stages when they were strong on the attack cost the Vodacom Bulls dearly as they were beaten 27-20 by a Highlanders side resolute on defence in Dunedin on Friday morning (SA time).<br><br> <br><br> The South Africans started the match at pace and attacked with vigour. Bjorn Basson scored a brilliant try from a blind-side move and a perfect chip-kick by scrumhalf Piet van Zyl. After 22 minutes they were in front by 13-3 and looked to be in control.<br><br> <br><br> But then things went pear-shaped for the three-time champions from Pretoria as they started missing one-on-one tackles, which lead to a couple of soft tries for the Highlanders. A week ago, against the Hurricanes, the Vodacom Bulls made close to 90% of their tackles, but on Friday in Dunedin this figure dropped to below 80%.<br><br> <br><br> The Vodacom Bulls also seemed to suffer from try-line fever and coughed up the ball way too often when they were hot on the attack. While the Highlandersandrsquo; defensive effort was very good, the visitors should also take some blame for this as they simply didnandrsquo;t protect the ball well enough in contact.<br><br> <br><br> A late try by Marcel van der Merwe, converted by Jacques-Louis Potgieter, gave the visitors a losing bonus-point, but if they tackled and handled better, the Vodacom Bulls couldandrsquo;ve won this one.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Highlanders andndash; Tries: Lima Sopoaga, Gareth Evans, Malakati Fekitoa. Conversions: Sopoaga (3). Penalty goals: Sopoaga (2).<br><br> Vodacom Bulls andndash; Tries: Bjorn Basson, Marcel van der Merwe. Conversions: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (2) .Penalty goals: Potgieter (2).<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs 31 (10) Crusaders 52 (19)<br><br> The Toyota Cheetahsandrsquo; inability to close out matches again saw them squander a lead in the final 20 minutes as they went down by 52-31 to the Crusaders at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon.<br><br> <br><br> Last weekend, the Chiefs scored four tries in the final 20 minutes to force a draw in Bloem. The Crusaders dotted down four times in the final 15 minutes to hand the Toyota Cheetahs their sixth defeat of 2014.<br><br> <br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs, who fought back from 26-10 early in the second half to lead by 31-26 with 20 minutes to go, again delivered a below-par performance on defence. They conceded six tries to the Crusaders, with all of them going to backs and Nemani Nadolo bagging a hat-trick.<br><br> <br><br> As they did against the Chiefs, the Toyota Cheetahs got four tries andndash; by Cornal Hendricks, Sarel Pretorius, Oupa Mohoje and Willie le Roux andndash; in return. Their last three five-pointers were scored during 10 magical minutes for the home team just before the hour mark.<br><br> <br><br> But thereafter the Crusaders took back control of the match and added four more tries. Colin Slade scored 27 points for the visitors from Christchurch, while Elgar Watts, who replaced Johan Goosen early in the match for the Toyota Cheetahs, kicked four conversions and a penalty goal.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs andndash; Tries: Cornal Hendricks, Sarel Pretorius, Oupa Mohoje, Willie le Roux. Conversions: Elgar Watts (4). Penalty goals: Watts.<br><br> Crusaders andndash; Tries: Israel Dagg, Nemani Nadolo (3), Tom Taylor, Colin Slade. Conversions: Slade (5). Penalties: Slade (4).<br><br> <br><br> Lions 12 (6) Cell C Sharks 25 (6)<br><br> The Cell C Sharks remained patient and kept the pressure up as they won their first away game of the season by beating the Lions by 25-12 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday evening.<br><br> <br><br> It was a typical South African derby. At half-time, the teams were deadlocked at 6-6 as both sides made mistakes but also defended very well. All the points were scored through penalty goals by the two flyhalves, Marnitz Boshoff and Fred Zeilinga, who limped off with an injury in the first half.<br><br> <br><br> It took two massive penalty goals by Frans Steyn to take the Cell C Sharks back into the lead in the second half before they pounced on probably their best try-scoring opportunity of the match.<br><br> <br><br> Former Springbok Sevens player Sibusiso Sithole forced a brilliant turn-over before Lwazi Mvovo chipped and gathered to score the only try of the match, with less than 15 minutes left on the clock.<br><br> Up until that point, the Cell C Sharks had steadily built up the pressure on the Lions, but the home team deserves a lot of credit as they kept on trying for the full 80 minutes.<br><br> <br><br> Ultimately they were denied by yet another superb defensive effort by the Durbanites, who have conceded only eight tries in their seven matches this year.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Lions andndash; Penalty goals: Marnitz Boshoff (4).<br><br> Cell C Sharks andndash; Try: Lwazi Mvovo. Conversion: Frans Steyn. Penalty goals: Fred Zeilinga (2), Steyn (4).<br><br> <br><br> Other results andndash; Round 9:<br><br> <br><br> Reds 20 Brumbies 23 (Brisbane)<br><br> Chiefs 22 Rebels 16 (Hamilton)<br><br> Force 28 Waratahs 16 (Perth)<br><br> <br><br> Logs andndash; after Round 9:<br><br> <br><br> Combined Log<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> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Cell C Sharks (SA leader)<br><br> 7<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 206<br><br> 113<br><br> 93<br><br> 3<br><br> 27<br><br> 2<br><br> Brumbies (Aus leader)<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 199<br><br> 161<br><br> 38<br><br> 1<br><br> 25<br><br> 3<br><br> Chiefs (NZ leader)<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 189<br><br> 160<br><br> 29<br><br> 4<br><br> 24<br><br> 4<br><br> Force (Wild card)<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 176<br><br> 166<br><br> 10<br><br> 2<br><br> 22<br><br> 5<br><br> Waratahs (Wild card)<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 178<br><br> 133<br><br> 45<br><br> 4<br><br> 20<br><br> 6<br><br> Highlanders (Wild card)<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 184<br><br> 184<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 19<br><br> 7<br><br> Crusaders<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 179<br><br> 152<br><br> 27<br><br> 2<br><br> 18<br><br> 8<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 8<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 185<br><br> 190<br><br> -5<br><br> 4<br><br> 18<br><br> 9<br><br> Lions<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 176<br><br> 201<br><br> -25<br><br> 0<br><br> 16<br><br> 10<br><br> Hurricanes<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 193<br><br> 183<br><br> 10<br><br> 4<br><br> 16<br><br> 11<br><br> Blues<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 193<br><br> 198<br><br> -5<br><br> 4<br><br> 16<br><br> 12<br><br> Reds<br><br> 8<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 186<br><br> 212<br><br> -26<br><br> 4<br><br> 16<br><br> 13<br><br> Melbourne Rebels<br><br> 7<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 147<br><br> 182<br><br> -35<br><br> 4<br><br> 12<br><br> 14<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 213<br><br> 303<br><br> -90<br><br> 3<br><br> 9<br><br> 15<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 105<br><br> 171<br><br> -66<br><br> 2<br><br> 6<br><br> <br><br> Australian Conference<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> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Brumbies<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 199<br><br> 161<br><br> 38<br><br> 1<br><br> 25<br><br> 2<br><br> Force<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 176<br><br> 166<br><br> 10<br><br> 2<br><br> 22<br><br> 3<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 178<br><br> 133<br><br> 45<br><br> 4<br><br> 20<br><br> 4<br><br> Reds<br><br> 8<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 186<br><br> 212<br><br> -26<br><br> 4<br><br> 16<br><br> 5<br><br> Melbourne Rebels<br><br> 7<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 147<br><br> 182<br><br> -35<br><br> 4<br><br> 12<br><br> <br><br> New Zealand Conference<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> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Chiefs<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 189<br><br> 160<br><br> 29<br><br> 4<br><br> 24<br><br> 2<br><br> Highlanders<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 184<br><br> 184<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 19<br><br> 3<br><br> Crusaders<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 179<br><br> 152<br><br> 27<br><br> 2<br><br> 18<br><br> 4<br><br> Hurricanes<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 193<br><br> 183<br><br> 10<br><br> 4<br><br> 16<br><br> 5<br><br> Blues<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 193<br><br> 198<br><br> -5<br><br> 4<br><br> 16<br><br> <br><br> South African Conference<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> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 7<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 206<br><br> 113<br><br> 93<br><br> 3<br><br> 27<br><br> 2<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 8<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 185<br><br> 190<br><br> -5<br><br> 4<br><br> 18<br><br> 3<br><br> Lions<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 176<br><br> 201<br><br> -25<br><br> 0<br><br> 16<br><br> 4<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 213<br><br> 303<br><br> -90<br><br> 3<br><br> 9<br><br> 5<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 105<br><br> 171<br><br> -66<br><br> 2<br><br> 6<br><br> <br><br> Top scorers andndash; after Round 9:<br><br> <br><br> PLAYER<br><br> TEAM<br><br> T<br><br> C<br><br> P<br><br> D<br><br> PTS<br><br> Marnitz Boshoff<br><br> Lions<br><br> 0<br><br> 11<br><br> 27<br><br> 6<br><br> 121<br><br> Lima Sopoaga<br><br> Highlanders<br><br> 1<br><br> 13<br><br> 26<br><br> 0<br><br> 109<br><br> Beauden Barrett<br><br> Hurricanes<br><br> 4<br><br> 13<br><br> 19<br><br> 0<br><br> 103<br><br> Quade Cooper<br><br> Reds<br><br> 2<br><br> 15<br><br> 17<br><br> 1<br><br> 94<br><br> Jacques-Louis Potgieter<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 1<br><br> 10<br><br> 18<br><br> 3<br><br> 88<br><br> Johan Goosen<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 0<br><br> 14<br><br> 18<br><br> 1<br><br> 85<br><br> Nic White<br><br> Brumbies<br><br> 1<br><br> 15<br><br> 15<br><br> 0<br><br> 80<br><br> Simon Hickey<br><br> Blues<br><br> 0<br><br> 13<br><br> 18<br><br> 0<br><br> 80<br><br> Bernard Foley<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 1<br><br> 16<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 76<br><br> Jason Woodward<br><br> Rebels<br><br> 3<br><br> 6<br><br> 15<br><br> 0<br><br> 72<br><br> <br><br> 2014-04-14 All to play for in the North as the South is settled - Vodacom Cup Round 6 Review http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2517/All-to-play-for-in-the-North-as-the-South-is-settled---Vodacom-Cup-Round-6-Review http://www.fscheetahs.co.za While the four teams who will contest the Vodacom Cup quarter-finals from the South Section have been decided, the race to get into the playoffs in the North Section is not over yet after the penultimate round of pool action.<br><br> <br><br> And to add some spice, next weekend four of the top five teams in the North Section take on each other in two highly anticipated clashes. The defending champion Golden Lions (currently fourth on the log) host 2013andrsquo;s runners-up the Steval Pumas (first), while GWK Griquas (second) have to travel to North West province to take on the Leopards XV (fifth).<br><br> <br><br> The Vodacom Blue Bulls (third) host their neighbours to the north, the Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls, in Pretoria and a likely win should cement their place in the quarter-finals.<br><br> <br><br> Of the top five, only the Leopards XV lost in round six when they went down to the Steval Pumas in Middelburg on Saturday afternoon (44-31), where big Rudi Matthee scored two of the winning teamandrsquo;s tries.<br><br> <br><br> The Golden Lions carded the first century of points for 2014 when they trounced the Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls by 110-0 in Polokwane on Saturday, and on Friday afternoon GWK Griquas and the Vodacom Blue Bulls were too strong for the Valke (64-34) and Down Touch Griffons (49-10) respectively in two high scoring matches.<br><br> <br><br> Loose forward Carel Greeff scored three tries for the team from the Northern Cape in Kempton Park while four of the Vodacom Blue Bullsandrsquo; six tries were scored by prop Hencus van Dyk and fullback Clayton Blommetjies, who both crossed the Griffonsandrsquo; tryline twice in Welkom.<br><br> <br><br> The top four in the South Section will be the Cell C Sharks XV, DHL Western Province, Toyota Free State XV and SWD Eagles. However, their final positions on the log will only be confirmed after next weekendandrsquo;s last round of pool matches.<br><br> <br><br> On a very hot Saturday afternoon at City Park in Cape Town, the Cell C Sharks XV and DHL Western Province cemented their positions at the top of the South Section log with good victories.<br><br> <br><br> First, the visiting KwaZulu-Natalians scored four tries on their way to a 40-3 win over the Tusker Simba XV from Kenya, after which DHL Western Province ground out a great 28-15 win over the Toyota Free State XV.<br><br> <br><br> Despite beating the Regent Boland Cavaliers by 28-21 in Port Elizabeth on Friday evening, the EP Kings will not qualify for the quarter-finals this year as they were basically knocked out by neighbouring SWD Eagles.<br><br> <br><br> The Eaglesandrsquo; bonus-point 40-26 win over the Border Bulldogs in East London was enough to ensure they finish in the top four of the South Section. Veteran speedster Alshaun Bock scored four tries for the visitors from George, who took advantage of the Bulldogsandrsquo; poor defence and handling errors.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Cup information: NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP SCORERS | TRY SCORERS<br><br> <br><br> All the Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> Border Bulldogs 26 (14) SWD Eagles 40 (26)<br><br> Border Bulldogs andndash; Tries: Siphosenkosi Nofemele, Makazole Mapimpi, Thembani Mkokeli, Michael Makase. Conversions: Mario Noordman, Bangihlombe Kobese (2).<br><br> South Western Districts Eagles andndash; Tries: Lyndon Hartnick, Alshaun Bock (4), Alwyn Bester. Conversions: Karlo Aspeling (5).<br><br> <br><br> Down Touch Griffons 10 (10) Vodacom Blue Bulls 49 (25)<br><br> Down Touch Griffons andndash; Try: Vuyo Mboto. Conversion: Franna du Toit. Penalty: Du Toit.<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls andndash; Tries: Hencus van Wyk (2), Clayton Blommetjies (2), Sampie Mastriet, Burger Odendaal, Ryan Nell. Conversions: Tian Schoeman (3), Joshua Stander. Penalties: Schoeman (2). <br><br> <br><br> GWK Griquas 63 (38) Valke 24 (10)<br><br> GWK Griquas andndash; Tries: Carel Greeff (3), Tian Meyer, Rocco Jansen, Jonathan Adendorf, Ligtoring Landman, Dustin Jinka, Ederies Arendse (2). Conversions: Francois Brummer, Gouws Prinsoo (3), Jacquin Jansen (3).<br><br> Valke andndash; Tries: Sandile Ngcobo (2), Peet Vorster, Shane Kirkwood, Anrich Richter. Conversions: Wayne Gardner, Angus Cleophas (2). Penalty: Cleophas.<br><br> <br><br> EP Kings 28 (10) Regent Boland Cavaliers 21 (8)<br><br> EP Kings andndash; Tries: Cameron Lindsay, Siphe Punguzwa; Penalty try. Conversions: Ntabeni Dukisa (2). Penalties: Dukisa (3).<br><br> Regent Boland Cavaliers andndash; Tries: JC Astle, Harlon Klaasen. Conversion: Christian Rust. Penalties: Rust (3).<br><br> <br><br> Tusker Simba XV 3 (0) Cell C Sharks XV 40 (12)<br><br> Tusker Simba XV andndash; Penalty: Kenny Andola.<br><br> Cell C Sharks XV andndash; Tries: Neil Maritz, Thomas du Toit, Johan Meyer, Andre Esterhuizen. Conversions: Tim Swiel (3), Esterhuizen. Penalties: Swiel (4).<br><br> <br><br> Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls 0 Golden Lions 110 (68)<br><br> Golden Lions andndash; Tries: Stephan de Witt (2), Selom Gavor, Cyle Brink (2), Stokkies Hanekom, Nico du Plessis (2), Ruaan Lerm, Ruhan Nel (2), Lourens Erasmus, Sipha Qinisile, Chrysander Botha (2), Caswell Khoza. Conversions: Willie du Plessis (15).<br><br> <br><br> Steval Pumas 44 (24) Leopards XV 31 (14)<br><br> Steval Pumas andndash; Tries: Jacques Momberg, Ruwellyn Isbell, Uzair Cassiem, Rudi Mathee (2). Conversions: JC Roos (5). Penalties: Roos (2), Sinovuyo Nyoka.<br><br> Leopards XV andndash; Tries: George Tossel (2), SW Oosthuizen, Jacques Vermaak. Conversions: Gerhard Nortier (4). Penalty: Nortier.<br><br> <br><br> DHL Western Province 28 (11) Toyota Free State XV 15 (10)<br><br> DHL Western Province andndash; Tries: Huw Jones, Robert du Preez, Devon Williams. Conversions: Kurt Coleman (2). Penalties: Coleman (3).<br><br> Toyota Free State XV andndash; Tries: Renier Botha, Kevin Stevens. Conversion: Riaan Smit. Penalty: Smit.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Cup Logs andndash; after Round 6:<br><br> North Section<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> TF<br><br> TA<br><br> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 274<br><br> 78<br><br> 196<br><br> 33<br><br> 9<br><br> 3<br><br> 27<br><br> 2<br><br> GWK Griquas<br><br> 6<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 227<br><br> 126<br><br> 101<br><br> 30<br><br> 10<br><br> 2<br><br> 22<br><br> 3<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 199<br><br> 111<br><br> 88<br><br> 25<br><br> 10<br><br> 5<br><br> 21<br><br> 4<br><br> Golden Lions<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 229<br><br> 130<br><br> 99<br><br> 31<br><br> 13<br><br> 3<br><br> 19<br><br> 5<br><br> Leopards XV<br><br> 6<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 219<br><br> 146<br><br> 73<br><br> 28<br><br> 18<br><br> 6<br><br> 18<br><br> 6<br><br> Valke<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 163<br><br> 221<br><br> -58<br><br> 21<br><br> 29<br><br> 4<br><br> 8<br><br> 7<br><br> Down Touch Griffons<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 141<br><br> 223<br><br> -82<br><br> 19<br><br> 32<br><br> 3<br><br> 7<br><br> 8<br><br> Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 47<br><br> 464<br><br> -417<br><br> 6<br><br> 72<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> <br><br> South Section<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> TF<br><br> TA<br><br> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Cell C Sharks XV<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 204<br><br> 93<br><br> 111<br><br> 24<br><br> 11<br><br> 3<br><br> 27<br><br> 2<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 6<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 201<br><br> 115<br><br> 86<br><br> 30<br><br> 14<br><br> 3<br><br> 23<br><br> 3<br><br> SWD Eagles<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 217<br><br> 150<br><br> 67<br><br> 30<br><br> 18<br><br> 5<br><br> 21<br><br> 4<br><br> Toyota Free State XV<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 202<br><br> 138<br><br> 64<br><br> 27<br><br> 16<br><br> 5<br><br> 21<br><br> 5<br><br> Eastern Province Kings<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 144<br><br> 154<br><br> -10<br><br> 18<br><br> 19<br><br> 3<br><br> 11<br><br> 6<br><br> Tusker Simba XV<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 92<br><br> 208<br><br> -116<br><br> 13<br><br> 32<br><br> 3<br><br> 7<br><br> 7<br><br> Regent Boland Cavaliers<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 117<br><br> 180<br><br> -63<br><br> 14<br><br> 23<br><br> 2<br><br> 6<br><br> 8<br><br> Border Bulldogs<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 107<br><br> 246<br><br> -139<br><br> 13<br><br> 36<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> <br><br> 2014-04-14 All eyes on Ellis Park - Vodacom Super Rugby Round 9 Preview http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2516/All-eyes-on-Ellis-Park---Vodacom-Super-Rugby-Round-9-Preview http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The bulk of the attention will be on Ellis Park in Johannesburg this weekend, where the Lions are hosting the Vodacom Super Rugby table-topping Cell C Sharks in what could be a humdinger.<br><br> Itandrsquo;s the only South African derby of round nine, where the Vodacom Bulls will continue their Australasian tour with a tricky encounter against the Highlanders in Dunedin, and the Toyota Cheetahs host the seven-time champion Crusaders in Bloemfontein.<br><br> <br><br> The weekend kicks off on Friday morning with the Vodacom Bulls taking on the Highlanders in Dunedin andndash; a venue where they have not won since 2007.<br><br> <br><br> At the Free State Stadium, the Crusaders will be aiming to repeat their win over the Lions from last weekend, which incidentally was the first by any team this season crossing the Indian Ocean.<br><br> <br><br> At Ellis Park though, the Lions will be aiming to repeat their shock win from June 2012, when they upset the Cell C Sharks by 38-28 in Joburg, which put a serious dent in the Durbanitesandrsquo; hopes of hosting a semi-final that season.<br><br> <br><br> The KwaZulu-Natalians did fight back later that season and reached the final against all odds, but on 2 June, the Lions recorded one of their most famous victories, scoring their fourth try shortly before half-time which basically sealed the win.<br><br> <br><br> The DHL Stormers have a bye this weekend as Vodacom Bulls prop Werner Kruger will become the 26th South African Vodacom Super Rugby centurion in Dunedin.<br><br> <br><br> Kruger, who made his debut in the opening round in 2008 against the DHL Stormers in Cape Town, has gone on to anchor the Vodacom Bullsandrsquo; scrum in two championship winning campaigns and play four Tests for the Springboks.<br><br> <br><br> He played in 99 of the Vodacom Bullsandrsquo; last 100 matches andndash; 40 and then 59 consecutively andndash; only missing out in 2010 when the Pretorians went to Cape Town with a so-called "B-team".<br><br> <br><br> Kruger is a very good scrummager and someone who is never shy to do the donkey work on the field. He will become only the fifth SA front ranker to reach 100 appearances at this level, following in the footsteps of John Smit, Jannie and Bismarck du Plessis and Ollie le Roux.<br><br> <br><br> It will be a special weekend for Cell C Sharks winger Odwa Ndungane as well, who will play his 100th match for the Durbanites. He also has 10 Vodacom Bulls caps to his name.<br><br> <br><br> The full list of South African Vodacom Super Rugby centurions (players still in action in bold):<br><br> <br><br> 130: Victor Matfield (Cats 8, Bulls 122)<br><br> 125: AJ Venter (Cats 19, Sharks 96, Stormers 10) and John Smit (Sharks)<br><br> 123: Mornandeacute; Steyn (Bulls)<br><br> 122: Stefan Terblanche (Sharks)<br><br> 120: Jannie du Plessis (Cheetahs 26, Sharks 92)<br><br> 118: Bryan Habana (Bulls 61, Stormers 57)<br><br> 116: Danie Rossouw (Bulls)<br><br> 114: Jacques Botes (Sharks)<br><br> 113: Pedrie Wannenburg (Bulls), Adi Jacobs (Bulls 21, Cats 4, Sharks 88)<br><br> 112: Fourie du Preez (Bulls)<br><br> 110: Wynand Olivier (Bulls)<br><br> 109: Odwa Ndungane (Bulls 10, Sharks 99), Bismarck du Plessis (Sharks)<br><br> 108: Ollie le Roux (Natal 24, Sharks 60, Cats 3, Cheetahs 21), Meyer Bosman (Cheetahs 61, Sharks 47)<br><br> 104: Andries Bekker (Stormers), Jano Vermaak (Cats 11, Lions 62, Bulls 31)<br><br> 103: Pierre Spies (Bulls)<br><br> 102: Albert van den Berg (Cats 7, Sharks 95)<br><br> 102: Akona Ndungane (Bulls), Jean de Villiers (Stormers)<br><br> 101: JP Pietersen (Sharks)<br><br> 100: Bakkies Botha (Bulls)<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby information:<br><br> MEDIA GUIDE (9.5Mb) | LATEST STATS PACKS | NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS<br><br> <br><br> Highlanders v Vodacom Bulls<br><br> Itandrsquo;s been seven long years since the Vodacom Bulls last tasted victory over the Highlanders in New Zealand andndash; something the three-time champions form Pretoria would want to change on Friday morning (SA time).<br><br> However, it wonandrsquo;t be easy. Coupled with the fact that they normally struggle during the second match on their Australasian tours (theyandrsquo;ve won only three second tour matches since 1998), the team based at Loftus Versfeld find the Highlanders their toughest Kiwi opponents.<br><br> <br><br> The Vodacom Bulls have beaten the Highlanders only five times since the franchise started in 1998, which is their lowest number of victories against any New Zealand side andndash; theyandrsquo;ve beaten the Blues, Chiefs and Crusaders seven times each and the Hurricanes eight times.<br><br> <br><br> The last time the Vodacom Bulls beat the Highlanders away was in 2007, the year in which they won Vodacom Super Rugby for the very first time. But since then, itandrsquo;s gone downhill and the team from Otago won this corresponding fixture in 2012 by 16-11.<br><br> <br><br> It shouldnandrsquo;t be all doom and gloom for Flip van der Merweandrsquo;s team though andndash; in the last decade, South African teams have done generally well in Dunedin, winning eight out of 17 matches deep down south.<br><br> <br><br> The teams are:<br><br> <br><br> Highlanders: Ben Smith (captain), Richard Buckman, Malakai Fekitoa, Shaun Treeby, Patrick Osborne, Lima Sopoaga, Aaron Smith, Elliot Dixon, Shane Christie, Gareth Evans, Joe Wheeler, Brad Thorn, Chris King, Liam Coltman, Kane Hames. Replacements: Ged Robinson, Craig Millar, Maand#39;afu Fia, Jarrad Hoeata, John Hardie, Fumiaki Tanaka, Trent Renata, Nasi Manu.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls: Jurgen Visser, Bjorn Basson, JJ Engelbrecht, Jan Serfontein, Francois Hougaard, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Piet van Zyl, Grant Hattingh, Jacques du Plessis, Jono Ross, Victor Matfield, Flip van der Merwe (captain), Werner Kruger, Callie Visagie, Dean Greyling. Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Marcel van der Merwe, Morne Mellett, Paul Willemse, Jacques Engelbrecht, William Small-Smith, Handrandeacute; Pollard, Ulrich Beyers.<br><br> <br><br> Head to head (since 1998)<br><br> Highlanders<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 10<br><br> Won<br><br> 5<br><br> 5<br><br> Lost<br><br> 10<br><br> 1<br><br> Drawn<br><br> 1<br><br> 478<br><br> Points for<br><br> 382<br><br> 382<br><br> Points against<br><br> 478<br><br> 57<br><br> Tries scored<br><br> 57<br><br> 43<br><br> Tries conceded<br><br> 43<br><br> 30<br><br> Average score<br><br> 24<br><br> <br><br> Highlanders v Vodacom Bulls<br><br> Date: Friday, 11 April<br><br> SA Time: 09h35<br><br> Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin<br><br> Referee: Rohan Hoffman (Australia)<br><br> Assistant referees: Kane McBride (New Zealand), Shane McDermott (New Zealand)<br><br> Television match official: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs v Crusaders<br><br> It may sound strange or come as a surprise, but the Crusaders have not beaten the Toyota Cheetahs in Vodacom Super Rugby in South Africa since 2007.<br><br> Yes, itandrsquo;s been seven years since the seven-time champions from Christchurch have managed to win in Central South Africa. Although, to be fair, they have only lost twice in Bloemfontein during this time.<br><br> <br><br> Those two wins by the Toyota Cheetahs in the Free State Stadium andndash; in 2009 (by 20-13) and 2011 (33-20) andndash; are also their only against the Crusaders. It accounts for a third of all their home wins against sides from New Zealand.<br><br> <br><br> Looking at history, itandrsquo;s clear the five Kiwi sides enjoy playing the Toyota Cheetahs in South Africa the most. Naka Drotskeandrsquo;s men have won six, drawn two and lost 12 at home against teams from New Zealand.<br><br> Against the Aussies in South Africa, theyandrsquo;ve won 11 and lost five andndash; and when hosting SA derbies, the Toyota Cheetahs have won eight and lost 16.<br><br> Following a bad tour and last weekendandrsquo;s draw against the Chiefs, the Toyota Cheetahs have their backs to the wall if they are going to reach the playoffs again, as they did last year.<br><br> <br><br> "Weandrsquo;re now in a situation where we basically need to win all our games going forward," said Drotskandeacute; this week.<br><br> <br><br> "The Crusaders are a quality team. Their history speaks for itself andndash; theyandrsquo;ve won this competition seven times.<br><br> <br><br> "We know we have to be physical against them on Saturday and weandrsquo;ll be playing with some confidence from doing well against them in recent years, but we know we have to execute for the full 80 minutes if we are going to win."<br><br> <br><br> The teams are:<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs: Willie le Roux, Cornal Hendricks, Johann Sadie, Ryno Benjamin, Hennie Daniller, Johan Goosen, Sarel Pretorius, Jean Cook, Lappies Labuschagne, Boom Prinsloo, Francois Uys, Lodewyk de Jager, Maks van Dyk, Adriaan Strauss (captain), Trevor Nyakane. Replacements: Ryno Barnes, Caylib Oosthuizen, Rossouw de Klerk, Andries Ferreira, Teboho Mohoje, Shaun Venter, Elgar Watts, Howard Mnisi.<br><br> <br><br> Crusaders: Israel Dagg, Johnny McNicholl, Kieron Fonotia, Ryan Crotty, Nemani Nadolo, Colin Slade, Willi Heinz, Kieran Read (captain) Matt Todd, George Whitelock, Samuel Whitelock, Dominic Bird, Nepo Laulala, Corey Flynn, Wyatt Crockett. Replacements: Ben Funnell, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Owen Franks, Jimmy Tupou, Jordan Taufua, Andy Ellis, Tyler Bleyendaal, Tom Taylor.<br><br> <br><br> Head to head (since 2006)<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> Crusaders<br><br> 2<br><br> Won<br><br> 5<br><br> 5<br><br> Lost<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> Drawn<br><br> 0<br><br> 132<br><br> Points for<br><br> 263<br><br> 263<br><br> Points against<br><br> 132<br><br> 13<br><br> Tries scored<br><br> 35<br><br> 35<br><br> Tries conceded<br><br> 13<br><br> 19<br><br> Average score<br><br> 38<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs v Crusaders<br><br> Date: Saturday, 12 April<br><br> SA Time: 17h05<br><br> Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)<br><br> Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Francois de Bruin Francois (South Africa)<br><br> Television match official: Johan Greeff (South Africa)<br><br> <br><br> Lions v Cell C Sharks<br><br> Itandrsquo;s the top goal kicking side against the top points scorers at Ellis Park on Saturday evening when the Lions host the Cell C Sharks in the only SA Vodacom Super Rugby derby this weekend.<br><br> <br><br> The Lions, with a magnificent success rate of 92%, have been setting the pace this season when it comes to goal kicking, with their flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff also the first player to reach 100 season points in 2014.<br><br> <br><br> Furthermore, the Joburgersandrsquo; scrum success rate andndash; incidentally also at 92% andndash; is also a joint-high in the competition. But they will face a different beast (andlsquo;scuse the pun) against the Cell C Sharks this weekend against an all-Springbok front row and a pack boasting seven Boks.<br><br> <br><br> Built on the platform created by their pack, the Cell C Sharks have averaged a competition high of 30.2 points per game this season. They also boast the best defensive record, conceding just 16.8 points and 1.3 tries per game so far.<br><br> <br><br> Lions coach Johan Ackermann said his team will not necessarily take a more conservative approach on Saturday, but they would look at correcting the mistakes they made last week against the Crusader: "We donand#39;t want to lose our adventurous side, but we need to know when to play conservatively. We need to get the right balance of kicking and passing."<br><br> <br><br> However, Jake White, the Cell C Sharksandrsquo; Director of Rugby, realises it will be tough against the Lions on Saturday, especially upfront, where theyandrsquo;ve done very well.<br><br> <br><br> "The Lionsandrsquo; forward pack has been outstanding and I think Johan Ackermann has done a fantastic job," said White.<br><br> <br><br> "Their front row was supposedly young players whoandrsquo;ve come along and staked a claim. Thatandrsquo;s just three players in a whole team, but it epitomises everybody in that group: no-namers who have really stuck their hands up and played above themselves.<br><br> <br><br> "They have a lot of pace in the backline and a lot of skills, and the fact that Elton Jantjies, a Springbok, isnandrsquo;t in their starting line-up proves that theyandrsquo;re obviously quite comfortable with the way theyandrsquo;re playing. The last time we played them, Elton started against us. Now heandrsquo;s not in the mix, so it will be a completely different challenge for us."<br><br> <br><br> The teams are:<br><br> Lions: Andries Coetzee, Deon van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe, Stefan Watermeyer, Courtnall Skosan, Marnitz Boshoff, Faf de Klerk, Warren Whiteley (captain), Willie Britz, Derick Minnie, Franco Mostert, Martin Muller, Julian Redelinghuys, Willie Wepener, Schalk van der Merwe. Replacements: Robbie Coetzee, Cornandeacute; Fourie, Ruan Dreyer, MB Lusaseni, Jaco Kriel, Ross Cronje, Elton Jantjies, Alwyn Hollenbach.<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks: Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndungane, Sandrsquo;bura Sithole, Frans Steyn, JP Pietersen, Fred Zeilinga, Charl McLeod, Ryan Kankowski, Jean Deysel, Marcell Coetzee, Stephan Lewies, Willem Alberts, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis (captain), Tendai Mtawarira. Replacements: Kyle Cooper, Dale Chadwick, Lourens Adriaanse, Ettienne Oosthuizen, Keegan Daniel, Stefan Ungerer, Paul Jordaan, SP Marais.<br><br> <br><br> Head to head (since 2006)<br><br> Lions<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 1<br><br> Won<br><br> 8<br><br> 8<br><br> Lost<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> Drawn<br><br> 1<br><br> 171<br><br> Points for<br><br> 296<br><br> 296<br><br> Points against<br><br> 171<br><br> 17<br><br> Tries scored<br><br> 34<br><br> 34<br><br> Tries conceded<br><br> 17<br><br> 17<br><br> Average score<br><br> 30<br><br> <br><br> Lions v Cell C Sharks<br><br> Date: Saturday, 12 April<br><br> SA Time: 19h10<br><br> Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg<br><br> Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)<br><br> Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Stefan Breytenbach (South Africa)<br><br> Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)<br><br> <br><br> Other fixtures (South African kick-off times):<br><br> <br><br> Friday, 11 April:<br><br> 11h40: Reds v Brumbies andndash; Brisbane<br><br> <br><br> Saturday, 12 April:<br><br> 09h35: Chiefs v Rebels andndash; Hamilton<br><br> 11h40: Force v Waratahs andndash; Perth<br><br> <br><br> Byes: DHL Stormers, Blues, Hurricanes<br><br> 2014-04-10 Jou stem tel! http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2515/Jou-stem-tel! http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Geluk aan Jurie du Plessis andndash; gelukkige wenner van andlsquo;n losie vir die Saterdag se wedstryd tussen die Toyota Cheetahs en die Crusaders. Jurie was een van 1000de ondersteuners wat onlangs aan die online survey deelgeneem het. Dankie aan almal wat hul stem laat tel het!<br><br> <br><br> Op die foto wens Sarel Pretorius vir Jurie du Plessis geluk. <br><br> 2014-04-10 Vrystaat Rugby daag jou uit! http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2514/Vrystaat-Rugby-daag-jou-uit! http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Vrystaat Rugby ondersteun CREDO andndash; Home of Hope en daag die rugby publiek uit om ook hierdie projek betrokke te raak. <br><br> Jy kan Saterdag self andlsquo;n verskil maak deur nie-bederfbare kos, tandepasta, tandeborsels, seep, waslappe en komberse of klere na die wedstryd te bring vir behoeftige kinders in die Vrystaat. <br><br> <br><br> Vrystaat Rugby en ons borg, African Mining and Crushing, ondersteun CREDO - Home of Hope, andlsquo;n projek vir ENGO Kinder en Jeugsorgsentrums in die Vrystaat. <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Credo is betrokke by die instandhouding en welstand van 33 huise in die Vrystaat, waarvan 17 van die huise in Bloemfontein is. In elke huis word daar ongeveer 12 kinders gehuisves en die huise het dieselfde behoeftes as normal huishoudings met bv. krane wat lek, klere en skoene wat te gou klein word en om kos op die tafel te sit.<br><br> Vrystaat Rugby wil graag na die gemeenskap uitreik om by die projek betrokke te raak en Saterdag is die eerste stap. Al wat jy hoef te doen is om die Cheetahs se voorbeeld te volg en voor die wedstryd een van die bogenoemde items in een van die houers by die hekke te plaas. <br><br> Kyk ook gerus uit vir die 100de kleurvolle ballonne wat ons Saterdag ter bewusmaking van ons ondersteuning aan CREDO - Home of Hope op die Stadion gaan vrylaat.<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs - Meer as net rugby!<br><br> 2014-04-09