Toyota Cheetahs News http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs News Vodacom Super Rugby Round 10 Preview http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3109/Vodacom-Super-Rugby-Round-10-Preview http://www.fscheetahs.co.za DHL Stormers, Emirates Lions eyeing home wins - Vodacom Super Rugby Round 10 Preview<br><br> andmiddot; Five SA franchise teams involved in overseas matches this weekend<br><br> andmiddot; Southern Kings clash with Jaguares on maiden Argentine visit<br><br> <br><br> The two leading teams on the Africa conference standings, the DHL Stormers and Emirates Lions, will be eyeing home wins this weekend, while the rest of the South African franchises are all playing away matches in Round 10 of the Vodacom Super Rugby competition.<br><br> For the first time in Vodacom Super Rugby history, six SA teams will be in action this weekend against overseas foes in a single round. This weekendandrsquo;s action sees no less than five South African franchise teams playing overseas.<br><br> On Friday morning (SA time) the Cell C Sharks continue their tour of New Zealand against the Chiefs in New Plymouth, with the two teams getting this weekendandrsquo;s action underway in another exciting round of fixtures.<br><br> The Vodacom Bulls start their overseas leg of the competition in Perth where they face the Force in the second Friday fixture. The Southern Kings travel to Argentina for their late Saturday night clash with the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.<br><br> Southern Kings coach, Deon Davids, has named a travelling squad of 25 players and according to him the starting team and reserves will be named on Friday, after their arrival in Buenos Aires, which means that two players will drop out to form the 23-man match day squad.<br><br> The remaining South African teams, the Emirates Lions and the DHL Stormers, meanwhile, are both playing in home fixtures. In Johannesburg, the Emirates Lions host the Hurricanes in a fixture that kicks off at 17h05, while the DHL Stormers welcome the Waratahs in the late fixture which starts at 19h15.<br><br> Elsewhere, the Blues return from their rest weekend with a home clash in Auckland against the Rebels in the first match on Saturday morning (SA time). The next match then features the Highlanders at home in Invercargill against the visiting Brumbies.<br><br> The Crusaders and Sunwolves, meanwhile, have byes this weekend.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby information:<br><br> LATEST NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS | MATCH CENTRE | MEDIA GUIDE<br><br> <br><br> Chiefs vs Cell C Sharks<br><br> Date: Friday, 29 April<br><br> SA Time: 09h35<br><br> Venue: Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth<br><br> Referee: Chris Pollock<br><br> Assistant referees: Jamie Nutbrown, Angus Mabey<br><br> Television match official: Glenn Newman<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> andmiddot; Following their narrow and morale-boosting 15-14 victory over the Highlanders last week, the Cell C Sharks made wholesale changes for Fridayandrsquo;s clash in New Plymouth.<br><br> andmiddot; Cobus Reinach is out injured, which opens the door for Michael Claassens to get a start at No 9, with the recently added Stefan Ungerer named on the bench. If he comes off the bench, Ungerer will make his first appearance in Vodacom Super Rugby 2016.<br><br> andmiddot; Springbok JP Pietersen moves to the wing after playing in the midfield against the Highlanders and Odwa Ndungane now starts on the bench. Paul Jordaan comes into the starting XV at outside centre. And with Philip van der Walt having returned home from tour, Daniel du Preez regains the No.8 jersey.<br><br> andmiddot; The Cell C Sharks also have a new front row with Dale Chadwick replacing Tendai Mtawarira, Franco Marais makes way for Kyle Cooper and Lourens Adriaanse and Coenie Oosthuizen swap places. Keegan Daniel takes over the captaincy from Mtawarira - the 60th time he will do so.<br><br> andmiddot; Chiefs coach Dave Rennie made five changes to his starting team which defeated the Hurricanes in a one-point thriller last Saturday. Dominic Bird returns from injury to partner Brodie Retallick at lock.<br><br> andmiddot; Taleni Seu is promoted from the replacements bench to wear the No.6 jersey, alongside co-captain Sam Cane and No.8 Michael Leitch.<br><br> andmiddot; Among the backs Anton Lienert-Brown returns from injury to start at inside centre. He is joined in the midfield by Taranakiand#39;s Seta Tamanivalu. Brad Weber starts at scrumhalf, with support from co-captain Aaron Cruden at flyhalf.<br><br> <br><br> Stats Facts:<br><br> andmiddot; The Chiefs have won five of their last six matches against the Cell C Sharks, though a one-point Sharks win in their last encounter snapped a five-game losing streak in the fixture for the South African team.<br><br> andmiddot; Only once in the last seven fixtures between these teams has the final points margin been more than eight (37-6 Chiefs win in 2012 the Vodacom Super Rugby Final).<br><br> andmiddot; The Chiefs have won their last three home matches against the Durban-side and havenandrsquo;t lost this exact fixture since Round 3, 2009.<br><br> andmiddot; The Chiefsandrsquo; only loss from eight matches so far this season came when they last hosted a South African team (Emirates Lions, Round 2).<br><br> andmiddot; Six of the Cell C Sharksandrsquo; last seven matches have been decided by no more than an unconverted try with a one-point win in their last game snapping a three-game losing streak.<br><br> andmiddot; If he comes off the bench, Stefan Ungerer will make his first appearance for the Cell C Sharks in Vodacom Super Rugby 2016.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold: "We face another big challenge in the Chiefs this Friday, theyand#39;re top of the table and enjoyed a memorable win last week. Theyandrsquo;re playing fantastic rugby and are comfortably the best team in New Zealand at the moment so we know we have our work cut out."<br><br> Teams:<br><br> Sharks: 15 Willie Le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Garth April, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel (captain), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick. Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jean Deysel, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Joe Pietersen, 23 Odwa Ndungane.<br><br> Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Sam McNicol, 10 Aaron Cruden (co-captain), 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Taleni Seu, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Mitchell Graham.<br><br> Replacements: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Kane Hames, 19 James Tucker, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Shaun Stevenson.<br><br> <br><br> Force vs Vodacom Bulls<br><br> Date: Friday, 29 April<br><br> SA Time: 13h05<br><br> Venue: NIB Stadium, Perth<br><br> Referee: Jaco van Heerden<br><br> Assistant referees: Rohan Hoffman, Damien Mitchelmore<br><br> Television match official: Ian Smith<br><br> <br><br> Team News (Vodacom Bulls)<br><br> andmiddot; Former Junior Springbok captain Hanro Liebenberg comes into the starting line-up as one of two changes to the run-on team that played against the Reds at Loftus Versfeld two weeks ago. The No.8 takes over from Arno Botha, and at scrumhalf Piet van Zyl will start, with Rudy Paige moving to the bench.<br><br> andmiddot; There are several tweaks to the bench. Bandise Maku, Dries Swanepoel and Roelof Smith will replace Jaco Visagie, Dan Kriel and Deon Stegmann respectively.<br><br> andmiddot; Wing Jamba Ulengo returned to South Africa for personal reasons, with Bjorn Basson replacing him.<br><br> andmiddot; The Force, meanwhile, made seven changes to their side for the clash against the side from Pretoria.<br><br> <br><br> Stats Facts:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Vodacom Bulls have won four of their last six matches against the Force and have never lost to the Western Australian team by more than six points.<br><br> andmiddot; In their last eight matches at home against South African opposition the Force have not conceded more than 10 points in the opening half of a game.<br><br> andmiddot; The Pretoria-side have won their last four matches in a row, a fifth straight win would be their longest streak since a run of nine wins saw them reach the 2013 post-season.<br><br> andmiddot; The Western Force have been the most accurate goal kicking team in the competition at 94%, more than 20% more accurate than the Vodacom Bulls (73%).<br><br> andmiddot; The Vodacom Bulls have conceded only seven clean breaks per game so far this season, the fewest of any team, while the Force have conceded more than double (14.8), the most by a team.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls coach, Nollis Marais: "We are, in a way, still under the radar and that is a good thing I believe. We are slowly starting to put a proper match together and improving as a unit, no doubt. A coach cannot ask for more than that. We had soft moments and patches in a couple of matches, but overall, we are starting to find rhythm and some fluency in our game."<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls captain, Adriaan Strauss: "Yes, they do have a good record against us here, but that is not something that we see as an important issue. A lot of our guys are first time tourists with the team and just want to go out and enjoy playing for the Bulls. We have ambitions in how we want to approach the game and execute our game plan, but know very well that the Force will not make it easy for us. We will have to work very hard for a win, but this team is prepared to do that."<br><br> <br><br> Teams: <br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls: 15 SP Marais, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane<br><br> Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dries Swanepoel.<br><br> <br><br> Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Ammon Matuauto, 12 Solomoni Rasolea, 11 Luke Morahan, 10 Ian Prior, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sitiveni Mafi, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Harry Scoble, 1 Francois van Wyk. Replacements: 16 Chris Heiberg, 17 Anaru Rangi, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Ross Haylett-Petty, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Kyle Godwin, 23 Semisi Masirewa.<br><br> <br><br> Reds vs Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> Date: Saturday, 30 April<br><br> SA Time: 11h45<br><br> Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane<br><br> Referee: Ben Oandrsquo;Keeffe<br><br> Assistant referees: Will Houston, Nic Berry<br><br> Television match official: George Ayoub<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Toyota Cheetahs flyhalf Fred Zeilinga replaces Niel Marias, who started in the 14-36 loss to the Melbourne Rebels last week.<br><br> andmiddot; In other changes to team, No.4 lock Carl Wegner is back in the starting line-up and Francois Uys on the bench. Springbok Lood de Jager moves to No.5 lock. <br><br> andmiddot; Paul Schoeman shifts from No.8 to openside flank in the place of Hilton Lobberts who returned home because of a shoulder injury he picked up last weekend against the Rebels.<br><br> andmiddot; The move of Schoeman to the side of the scrum means an opening for Henco Venter, who will be wearing the No.8 jersey.<br><br> andmiddot; Johan Coetzee and Michael van der Spuy are new on the bench with Danie Mienie also returning home with a shoulder injury. <br><br> andmiddot; The Queensland outfit named an unchanged side for their match against the Free State side.<br><br> <br><br> Stats Facts:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Reds have won five of their last six matches against the Bloemfontein outfit, outscoring the South African side by 70 points across that span.<br><br> andmiddot; The Toyota Cheetahs have won just one of their last six matches in Australia, and theyandrsquo;ve never beaten the Reds there.<br><br> andmiddot; The Reds have scored just one try in the final 20 minutes of their games this season, fewer than any other side.<br><br> andmiddot; Torsten van Jaarsveld has won 91 throws so far this season, the most of any player (success rate of 86%).<br><br> andmiddot; The Reds have a scrum success of 95% so far this season, the best by any team.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> <br><br> Reds co-interim head coach Nick Stiles: "The Cheetahs are a good side and weand#39;ve had some close matches with them in recent years. The groupandrsquo;s sole focus this week has been on preparing well to deliver a performance we, and our fans, can proud of."<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> <br><br> Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Junior Laloifi, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Anthony Faingaand#39;a, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Curtis Browning, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ben Matwijow, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain). Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaand#39;a, 17 Sef Faand#39;agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Michael Gunn, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Duncan Paiaand#39;aua, 23 Ayumu Goromaru.<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Francois Venter (captain), 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais. Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Luan de Bruin, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Francois Uys, 20 Oupa Mohoje, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Michael van der Spuy.<br><br> <br><br> Emirates Lions vs Hurricanes <br><br> Date: Saturday, 30 April<br><br> SA Time: 17h00<br><br> Venue: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg<br><br> Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen<br><br> Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, Ben Crouse<br><br> Television match official: Johan Greeff<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Emirates Lions made two changes to their starting team for Saturdayandrsquo;s match against the Hurricanes at Emirates Airline Park.<br><br> andmiddot; Young prop Pieter Scholtz has been drafted into the side as a replacement for the injured Ruan Dreyer, who fractured his wrist last week against the Kings and will now sidelined for up to six months.<br><br> andmiddot; Regular hooker Malcolm Marx (neck trouble) did not pass a late fitness test and Armand van der Merwe will therefore start, with Ramone Samuels on the bench.<br><br> andmiddot; The Lions are also still without hooker Robbie Coetzee, who underwent knee surgery late last month to repair damaged cartilage.<br><br> <br><br> Stats Facts:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Hurricanes have won eight of their nine meetings with the Emirates Lions - a defeat in 2007 being the only blemish in this run.<br><br> andmiddot; In each of the Johannesburg sideandrsquo;s last 12 games, the half-time results has mirrored the full-time result, including a 19-all draw with the Stormers in Round 17 last season.<br><br> andmiddot; The last time the Hurricanes lost a game to a South African team was a one-point loss to the DHL Stormers in Round 3, 2014.<br><br> andmiddot; The Hurricanes have lost fewer than one lineout per game so far this season, no team averages fewer, and their lineout success of 93% is the best in the competition.<br><br> andmiddot; The Emirates Lions are the only team in the competition yet to concede a try from opposition possession originating from a scrum.<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> <br><br> Emirates Lions: 15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Dylan Smith. Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 John-Wessel Bell, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg.<br><br> <br><br> Hurricanes TBA<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers vs Waratahs<br><br> Date: Saturday, 30 April<br><br> SA Time: 19h15<br><br> Venue: DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town<br><br> Referee: Mike Fraser<br><br> Assistant referees: Paul Williams, Cwengile Jadezweni<br><br> Television match official: Shaun Veldsman<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The DHL Stormers announced four changes to their run-on team for the match on Saturday against the Waratahs at DHL Newlands.<br><br> andmiddot; Springbok centre and co-captain Juan de Jongh returns from his bout of delayed concussion to partner fellow Springbok Damian de Allende in the midfield. It will be the first time this season that the two are pairing in midfield, following De Allendeandrsquo;s lengthy time on the sideline due to an ankle injury sustained while playing club rugby in Japan.<br><br> andmiddot; De Jongh moves to the No.13 jersey after he played most of this year as an inside centre.<br><br> andmiddot; Prop Frans Malherbe is also back in the starting mix after he missed last weekandrsquo;s win over the Reds because of flu. He replaces Vincent Koch, who is now amongst the reserves.<br><br> andmiddot; Meanwhile Schalk Burger returns to the side at No.8, while JC Janse van Rensburg will join Malherbe in returning to the starting front row. And according to the Fleck, flu played a role in Siya Kolisi playing off the bench this week.<br><br> andmiddot; The return of De Jongh to the starting team sees Johnny Kotze drop out of the match day squad.<br><br> andmiddot; The Waratahs made just one change to their starting side with stalwart Dean Mumm moving into the No.6 jersey and Sam Lousi to the bench. Jack Dempsey has a shoulder injury.<br><br> andmiddot; Skipper Dave Dennis will run out for his 100th Vodacom Super Rugby match this week, having played one extra game for the Waratahs against the British and Irish Lions in 2013.<br><br> <br><br> Stats Facts:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Cape side have won four of their last six matches against the Waratahs including a 32-18 victory in their last encounter.<br><br> andmiddot; Only one of the Waratahsandrsquo; last five matches against South African opposition has been decided by a points difference of fewer than two converted tries.<br><br> andmiddot; The DHL Stormers have won 16 and drawn one of their last 21 matches on home soil against Australian opposition in Vodacom Super Rugby.<br><br> andmiddot; The Stormers have the best opening quarter points differential, scoring 45 points more than theyandrsquo;ve conceded in the opening 20 minutes of games so far this season.<br><br> andmiddot; Kurtley Beale has made 2.2 offloads per game so far this season, the second most of any player in the competition behind SP Marais (3.7).<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers coach Robbie Fleck: "This midfield combination is the one we would have thought about as our first choice centre pairing at the start of the season so it is good to see Juan and Damian finally playing together. Johnny (Kotze) did well for us while Damian and then Juan were absent, but now that those two are back, I am very happy.<br><br> "With one or two exceptions, we are now moving towards a full-strength side again after we had a few players out with injuries for much of the year. Heading towards full strength excites me and we are getting a good idea of the 23 we will move forward with."<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers: Cheslin Kolbe, Kobus van Wyk, Juan de Jongh (co-captain), Damian de Allende, Leolin Zas, Jean-Luc du Plessis, Nic Groom, Schalk Burger, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Nizaam Carr, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Rynhardt Elstadt, Frans Malherbe (co-captain), Bongi Mbonambi, JC Janse van Rensburg. Replacements: Scarra Ntubeni, Oli Kebble, Vincent Koch, JD Schickerling, Siya Kolisi, Louis Schreuder, Brandon Thomson, Huw Jones.<br><br> <br><br> Waratahs: 15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Jed Holloway, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Will Skelton, 4 David Dennis, 3 Tom Robertson, 2 Hugh Roach, 1 Paddy Ryan. Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Angus Taand#39;avao, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Wycliff Palu, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 David Horwitz, 23 Matt Carraro.<br><br> <br><br> Jaguares vs Southern Kings<br><br> Date: Saturday, 30 April<br><br> SA Time: 23h40<br><br> Venue: Vandeacute;lez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Argentina<br><br> Referee: Stuart Berry<br><br> Assistant referees: Federico Anselmi, Juan Sylvestre<br><br> Television match official: Santiago Borsani<br><br> Team News: <br><br> andmiddot; Flyhalf Elgar Watts is among a group of players that has been added to the Southern Kings squad for the visit to Buenos Aires and Saturday nightandrsquo;s match against the Jaguares. Watts has been sidelined since suffering an injury against the Sunwolves in Port Elizabeth a couple of weeks back. He has now recovered from his injury problems.<br><br> andmiddot; Front-row forwards Edgar Marutlulle and Sti Sithole, both of whom join Watts in the 25-man group to fly to Argentina, also return following their injury spells.<br><br> andmiddot; Also back in the selection mix is Stefan Willemse, who has played at both flank and lock, and who did not play against the Emirates Lions. Meanwhile, versatile back Jaco van Tonder has replaced the injured Malcolm Jaer, who is out for six weeks with a broken hand.<br><br> andmiddot; With Jaer injured and Jurgen Visser not selected for the one-match tour, it looks like Van Tonder will get his get his first start at fullback.<br><br> <br><br> Stats Facts:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Jaguaresandrsquo; solitary Vodacom Super Rugby win so far came against a South African side in Round 1 (Toyota Cheetahs). In their other two games against South African teams they have kept them to fewer than 20 points (L2).<br><br> andmiddot; The Kings have conceded an average of 47.3 points per game in their last six matches against teams from outside of South Africa.<br><br> andmiddot; The Kings have scored 64.3% (9/14) of their tries in the first half, the highest percentage of any team in the competition.<br><br> andmiddot; Guido Petti Pagadizaval has won 37 lineouts so far this season, the equal second of any player though he is yet to steal one.<br><br> Quotes:<br><br> Southern Kings coach, Deon Davids: "At fullback we have Jaco van Tonder, who we know can play at 15 and hasnandrsquo;t had a chance there yet this year, and Leighton Eksteen, who can come in as a back-up. We felt that at this point we wanted to give Jaco a chance to see how he is doing."<br><br> Teams:<br><br> Southern Kings 25-man tour squad: Schalk Ferreira, Jacobus Adriaanse, Sti Sithole, Tom Botha, Justin Ackerman, Edgar Marutlulle, Martin Bezuidenhout, Martin Ferreira, Steven Sykes, JC Astle, Elgar Watts, Chris Cloete, CJ Velleman, Thembelani Bholi, Louis Fouche, Ntando Kebe, Leighton Eksteen, Stefan Willemse, Shane Gates, Stefan Watermeyer, Aidon Davis, Luzuko Vulindlu, Jaco van Tonder, James Hall, Lukhanyo Am.<br><br> Jaguares TBA<br><br> Other Round 10 fixtures (with SA kick-off times, live on SS1):<br><br> <br><br> Saturday, 30 April<br><br> <br><br> 07h15: Blues vs Rebels - Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand<br><br> 09h35: Highlanders vs Brumbies - Rugby Park, Invercargill, New Zealand<br><br> 2016-04-29 TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Toyota Cheetahs vs Reds http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3108/TEAM-ANNOUNCEMENT--Toyota-Cheetahs-vs-Reds http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Reds vs Toyota Cheetahs <br><br> <br><br> Coach Franco Smith has announced his team who will be facing the Reds in a Vodacom Super Rugby match on Saturday, 30 April 2016 in, Brisbane Australia. The game kicks off at 11:45 (SA Time). He has made a couple of changes from last Friday:<br><br> andbull; Carl Wegner is included as no. 4 lock in the starting line-up, sending Francois Uys to the bench. Lood de Jager will be moving to no.5. andbull; Paul Schoeman will be moving from number 8 to left flanker in the place of Hilton Lobberts who returned home due to a shoulder injury he sustained during last weekendandrsquo;s match against the Rebels. andbull; Henco Venter will be starting as number 8. andbull; Fred Zeilinga and Niel Marais will be switching places with Zeilinga starting as flyhalf and Marais on the bench. andbull; Johan Coetzee and Michael van der Spuy are new on the bench with Danie Mienie returning home with a shoulder injury. <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs vs Reds <br><br> 30 April, 11:45 (SA Time) <br><br> Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane<br><br> <br><br> Charles Marais Torsten van Jaarsveld Maks van Dyk Carl Wegner Lodewyk de Jager (vc) Paul Schoeman Uzair Cassiem Henco Venter Shaun Venter Fred Zeilinga Raymond Rhule Francois Venter (C) Nico Lee Sergeal Petersen Clayton Blommetjies <br><br> Replacements:<br><br> Jacques du Toit Luan de Bruin Johan Coetzee Francois Uys Oupa Mohoje Tian Meyer Niel Marais Michael van der Spuy 2016-04-28 Vodacom Super Rugby Round 9 Wrap http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3107/Vodacom-Super-Rugby-Round-9-Wrap http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Emirates Lions proved far too strong for a gallant Southern Kings side in their Vodacom Super Rugby match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday evening, winning by 45-10 as the Highveld-side moved within a point of leaders DHL Stormers on the Africa conference standings.<br><br> In Cape Town, the DHL Stormers survived a second half onslaught from the visiting Reds to clinch a 40-22 home win in the early Saturday afternoon fixture. The Cape side received a blow before kick-off when captain, Frans Malherbe, had to withdraw because of illness. His place in the front row was taken by Vincent Koch, while Springbok midfielder Damian de Allende took over the captaincy. <br><br> Meanwhile on Friday, the Rebels put in a strong second half performance to beat the Toyota Cheetahs 36-14 in Melbourne. They scored 26 unanswered points in the second half to clinch a bonus point win, which saw them take pole position on the Australian conference ladder.<br><br> In the first match played on Friday morning, rookie flyhalf Garth April succeeded with all five kicks at goal to guide the Cell C Sharks to a hard fought 15-14 win over a 14-man Highlanders at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. The win enabled the Cell C Sharks to snap a winless streak of four matches.<br><br> Elsewhere, the Sunwolves recorded their first ever Vodacom Super Rugby win when they outlasted the visiting Jaguares 36-28 on Saturday morning in Tokyo. That score brought to an end a run of seven consecutive defeats for the Japanese franchise in their debut season. The Chiefs won their New Zealand derby by a single point 28-27 over the Hurricanes in a dramatic encounter in Wellington. And in the weekendandrsquo;s final encounter played on Sunday morning in Canberra, the Brumbies slipped to second on the Australian conference after suffering a 40-14 loss to the Crusaders.<br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby information:<br><br> LATEST NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS | MATCH CENTRE | MEDIA GUIDE<br><br> Southern Kings (5) 10 Emirates Lions (21) 45<br><br> The Johannesburg side, who beat the DHL Stormers 29-22 last Saturday, outscored the Kings by seven tries to two. Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies converted five tries as they registered their sixth win from eight starts.<br><br> Both teams made a slow start but it was the Emirates Lions who scored three converted tries in the first half through Warren Whiteley, Courtnall Skosan and Armand van der Merwe. The Kings responded with Luzuko Vulindlu crossing the whitewash to reduce the halftime deficit to 21-5.<br><br> After the break, four more tries from the visitors ensured they return to the Highveld with a comfortable win plus a well-deserved bonus point for their effort. Man of the Match, right wing Ruan Combrinck, and replacement centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg each scored two tries while Chris Cloete scored with a brilliant individual effort for the Kings, who never gave up trying. <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Southern Kings 10 - Tries: Luzuko Vulindlu, Chris Cloete.<br><br> Emirates Lions 45 - Tries: Warren Whiteley, Courtnall Skosan, Armand van der Merwe (2), Ruan Combrinck (2), Rohan Janse van Rensburg; Conversions: Elton Jantjies (5).<br><br> DHL Stormers (17) 40 Reds 22 (10)<br><br> The Reds led early after Jake McIntyre slotted a penalty, but it was the home team who scored the first try through Kobus van Wyk. Junior Springbok wing Leolin Zas was next in when he darted over from close range.<br><br> The Reds hit back when Liam Gill crashed over after a set-piece move. Flyhalf Jean Luc slotted a penalty to bring the halftime score up to 17-10 in favour of the Cape side. But it was the Australians who made the better start in the second half with two tries inside ten minutes, which also gave them the lead. Karmichael Hunt scored after he had charged down a De Allende kick and then Eto Nabuli finished the move initiated by big centre Samu Kerevi.<br><br> The DHL Stormers, trailing 22-17, responded well when scrumhalf Nic Groom, who was playing in his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby match, wriggled his way over. Injured flyhalf Du Plessis then made way for debutant Brandon Thomson with 25 minutes to go.<br><br> And Thomson immediately made his mark when stretched the lead to 27-22 with his first penalty attempt. He then slotted two more in quick succession. The DHL Stormers finished the game strongly when Koch barged over for their fourth try.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Stormers 40 - Tries: Kobus van Wyk, Leolin Zas, Nic Groom, Vincent Koch; Conversions: Jean-Luc du Plessis (3), Brandon Thomson; Penalties: Du Plessis, Thomson (3).<br><br> Reds 22 - Try: Liam Gill, Karmichael Hunt, Eto Nabuli; Conversions: Jake McIntyre (2); Penalty: McIntyre.<br><br> <br><br> Rebels (10) 36 Toyota Cheetahs (14) 14<br><br> The Rebels outscored the visitors five tries to two, with Tamati Ellison clinching the bonus-point just before the final whistle. The Bloemfontein outfit came into the match with plenty of confidence after posting 90 points against the Sunwolves last weekend.<br><br> It was the Toyota Cheetahs who made the brighter start when Torsten van Jaarsveld went over for the opening try following a lineout maul. But the Rebels struck back through Reece Hodge, who managed to beat four defenders before dotting down.<br><br> However, the Bloem side were rewarded for their efforts when Clayton Blommetjies scored in the right-hand corner after good work by Raymond Rhule following a 50m break. The Rebels reduced the gap when Debreczeni kicked a penalty to make the halftime score 14-10 in favour of the visitors.<br><br> The home side came out firing in the second half and they were duly rewarded with tries through<br><br> Lopeti Timani and Jonah Placid. Hodge secured the win with his second try and Ellison clinched the vital bonus point with an intercept try.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Rebels 36 - Tries: Reece Hodge (2), Lopeti Timani, Jonah Placid, Tamati Ellison; Conversions: Jack Debreczeni (4); Penalty: Debreczeni.<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs 14 - Tries: Torsten Van Jaarsveld, Clayton Blommetjies; Conversions: Niel Marais (2).<br><br> <br><br> Highlanders (3) 14 Cell C Sharks (6) 15<br><br> <br><br> There was a real scary moment when Highlanders inside centre Jason Emery charged into Springbok fullback Willie le Roux while he was still in the air. The Springbok fell awkwardly and somehow recovered to play on until late in the second half, when he was substituted. Emery received a red card for the dangerous tackle and he now has to appear before a judicial hearing.<br><br> The Cell C Sharks was forced into an early change after Springbok scrumhalf Cobus Reinach suffered an ankle injury. He was replaced by the experienced Michael Claassens. However, the visitors could not really capitalise on their numerical advantage because they, too, played for much of the second half with 14 men because of the yellow cards shown to Stephan Lewies and then JP Pietersen.<br><br> It was an important win for the Durban side and they will feel particularly pleased to close out the game after coming so close last weekend against the Blues in Auckland. Matt Faddes scored the only try of the match and flyhalf Lima Sopoaga slotted three penalties for the Highlanders.<br><br> <br><br> Scores: <br><br> Cell C Sharks 15 andndash; Penalties: Garth April (5). <br> Highlanders 14 andndash; Try: Matt Faddes; Penalties: Lima Sopoaga (3).<br><br> <br><br> Other results this weekend:<br><br> <br><br> Saturday, 23 April<br><br> Sunwolves 36, Jaguares 28<br><br> Hurricanes 27, Chiefs 28<br><br> <br><br> Sunday, 24 April <br><br> Brumbies 14, Crusaders 40<br><br> <br><br> The complete Vodacom Super Rugby log standings after Round 9:<br><br> TEAM<br><br> PLAYED<br><br> WON<br><br> LOST<br><br> DREW<br><br> POINTS FOR<br><br> POINTS AGAINST<br><br> POINTS DIFFERENCE<br><br> TRIES FOR<br><br> TRIES AGAINST<br><br> LOSS BONUS<br><br> TRIES BONUS<br><br> POINTS<br><br> South African Group<br><br> DHL Stormers (Q)<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 218<br><br> 126<br><br> 92<br><br> 22<br><br> 13<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 28<br><br> Emirates Lions (Q)<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 251<br><br> 185<br><br> 66<br><br> 30<br><br> 21<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 27<br><br> Vodacom Bulls (Q)<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 202<br><br> 147<br><br> 55<br><br> 24<br><br> 16<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 23<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 152<br><br> 132<br><br> 20<br><br> 19<br><br> 13<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 22<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 8<br><br> 2<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 239<br><br> 225<br><br> 14<br><br> 32<br><br> 28<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 12<br><br> Sunwolves<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 180<br><br> 322<br><br> -142<br><br> 20<br><br> 44<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> Jaguares<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 164<br><br> 227<br><br> -63<br><br> 20<br><br> 26<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> Southern Kings<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 125<br><br> 311<br><br> -186<br><br> 14<br><br> 43<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> Africa Conference 1<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 218<br><br> 126<br><br> 92<br><br> 22<br><br> 13<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 28<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 202<br><br> 147<br><br> 55<br><br> 24<br><br> 16<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 23<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 8<br><br> 2<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 239<br><br> 225<br><br> 14<br><br> 32<br><br> 28<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 12<br><br> Sunwolves<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 180<br><br> 322<br><br> -142<br><br> 20<br><br> 44<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> Africa Conference 2<br><br> Emirates Lions<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 251<br><br> 185<br><br> 66<br><br> 30<br><br> 21<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 27<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 152<br><br> 132<br><br> 20<br><br> 19<br><br> 13<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 22<br><br> Jaguares<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 164<br><br> 227<br><br> -63<br><br> 20<br><br> 26<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> Southern Kings<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 125<br><br> 311<br><br> -186<br><br> 14<br><br> 43<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> Australasian Group<br><br> Chiefs (Q)<br><br> 8<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 305<br><br> 190<br><br> 115<br><br> 43<br><br> 20<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 33<br><br> Rebels (Q)<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 183<br><br> 192<br><br> -9<br><br> 21<br><br> 22<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 22<br><br> Crusaders (Q)<br><br> 8<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 260<br><br> 163<br><br> 97<br><br> 36<br><br> 19<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> 32<br><br> Hurricanes (Q)<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 237<br><br> 177<br><br> 60<br><br> 32<br><br> 21<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> 26<br><br> Highlanders (Q)<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 212<br><br> 156<br><br> 56<br><br> 24<br><br> 20<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 24<br><br> Brumbies<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 214<br><br> 196<br><br> 18<br><br> 27<br><br> 24<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 21<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 172<br><br> 145<br><br> 27<br><br> 22<br><br> 17<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 17<br><br> Blues<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 160<br><br> 170<br><br> -10<br><br> 15<br><br> 21<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 16<br><br> Reds<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 149<br><br> 225<br><br> -76<br><br> 16<br><br> 23<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> Force<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 123<br><br> 257<br><br> -134<br><br> 9<br><br> 35<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> New Zealand Conference<br><br> Chiefs<br><br> 8<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 305<br><br> 190<br><br> 115<br><br> 43<br><br> 20<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 33<br><br> Crusaders<br><br> 8<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 260<br><br> 163<br><br> 97<br><br> 36<br><br> 19<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> 32<br><br> Hurricanes<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 237<br><br> 177<br><br> 60<br><br> 32<br><br> 21<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> 26<br><br> Highlanders<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 212<br><br> 156<br><br> 56<br><br> 24<br><br> 20<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 24<br><br> Blues<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 160<br><br> 170<br><br> -10<br><br> 15<br><br> 21<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 16<br><br> Australian Conference<br><br> Rebels<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 183<br><br> 192<br><br> -9<br><br> 21<br><br> 22<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 22<br><br> Brumbies<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 214<br><br> 196<br><br> 18<br><br> 27<br><br> 24<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 21<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 172<br><br> 145<br><br> 27<br><br> 22<br><br> 17<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 17<br><br> Reds<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 149<br><br> 225<br><br> -76<br><br> 16<br><br> 23<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> Force<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 123<br><br> 257<br><br> -134<br><br> 9<br><br> 35<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 2016-04-25 Vodacom Super Rugby Preview – Round 9 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3106/Vodacom-Super-Rugby-Preview-–-Round-9 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Cell C Sharks looking to return to winning ways - Vodacom Super Rugby Preview Round 9<br><br> andmiddot; Toyota Cheetahs start overseas trip in Melbourne<br><br> andmiddot; Southern Kings, DHL Stormers both playing at home<br><br> <br><br> The Cell C Sharks will be determined to return to winning ways when they face the defending Vodacom Super Rugby champions, the Highlanders, at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on Friday morning.<br><br> Having gone for four matches without a win, the Durban side will be looking for an accurate and determined performance in their clash with the 2015 champions in this away clash.<br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs, meanwhile, start their road trip Down Under on Friday at 11h45 against the improving Rebels in Melbourne. The South Africans rewrote the record books last weekend with their 14-try win over the Sunwolves, but they can expect much more stern opposition from the Melbourne team.<br><br> On Saturday, the DHL Stormers get the local action underway when they host the Reds in a 15h00 kick-off at DHL Newlands in Cape Town. The Capetonians are leading the African Conference at the moment but they will face a difficult challenge from the visitors, who would want to improve on their showing last weekend in Pretoria, where they suffered a 41-22 loss against the Vodacom Bulls.<br><br> Scrumhalf Nic Groom will play his 50th Vodacom Super Rugby game for the DHL Stormers at DHL Newlands. The 26-year-old takes his place in a DHL Stormers starting line-up, which features five changes and a positional switch for the clash with the Reds, which kicks off at 15h00 on Saturday.<br><br> Also on Saturday, the Southern Kings return to action having enjoyed a bye last weekend. The Eastern Cape side host the high-riding Emirates Lions at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in what is expected to be an open, attractive fixture. Kick-off in PE is 17h10.<br><br> Elsewhere, the Sunwolves return home on Saturday having completed their maiden competition tour. They face the Jaguares at the Prince Chichibu Stadium in Tokyo in search of their first win in their debut season.<br><br> The Hurricanes entertain the in-form Chiefs in an early Saturday morning start in the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, while the Force and Waratahs tackle each other later the same day in Perth. In the only Sunday fixture, the Brumbies clash at home in Canberra with the Crusaders. The Vodacom Bulls have a bye this weekend<br><br> <br><br> LATEST NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS | MATCH CENTRE | MEDIA GUIDE<br><br> <br><br> Highlanders vs Cell C Sharks<br><br> Date: Friday, 22 April 2016<br><br> SA Time: 09h35<br><br> Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin<br><br> Referee: Ben Oand#39;Keefe (New Zealand)<br><br> Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Kane McBride (New Zealand)<br><br> TMO: Shane McDermott (New Zealand)<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> andmiddot; Paul Jordaan has been ruled out because of injury, which means JP Pietersen shifts to outside centre with Odwa Ndungane coming into the starting line-up. His place on the bench is taken by Sandrsquo;bura Sithole.<br><br> andmiddot; Also named on the bench are Chiliboy Ralepelle and Jean Deysel, for what could be their first appearances this year.<br><br> andmiddot; Coenie Oosthuizen starts at tighthead prop with Lourens Adriaanse moving to the bench.<br><br> andmiddot; Flyhalf Garth April has been given a start and swaps places with Joe Pietersen while Keegan Daniel, in for Daniel du Preez at No 6, is the final change.<br><br> <br><br> Stats:<br><br> andmiddot; The Highlanders have won their last three regular season matches against the Cell Sharks, though they suffered a 31-27 loss in the 2014 preliminary play-off match.<br><br> andmiddot; The Highlanders have won five of their last seven matches against teams from South Africa, a streak that has included both a win and a loss against the Cell C Sharks. The Highlanders have won their last eight matches at home, their longest streak since they won a franchise-record 13 straight home games from 2000 to 2002.<br><br> andmiddot; The Durban side has now lost their last three matches despite trailing at the break only once in that span (leading once, level once). They have won 9.3 turnovers per match, the most of any team and 3.4 more per game than the Highlanders (5.9), who have averaged the fewest.<br><br> <br><br> Comment:<br><br> Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold: "Itandrsquo;s been tricky with the short turnaround because we have fewer training days, but the things that went wrong for us (against the Blues) are things we believe we can fix. We canandrsquo;t defend for 80 minutes, we have to take our opportunities, and we have to ask questions of them. We want to start well and put pressure on them to chase the game, we want to take them out of their comfort zone because theyandrsquo;re not used to chasing the game. Strategically, itandrsquo;s really important to start well against the Kiwi teams."<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> <br><br> Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith (co-captain), 14 Matt Faddes, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Jason Emery, 11 Jack Wilson, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Liam Squire, 7 Shane Christie (co-captain), 6 Elliot Dixon 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Tom Franklin, 3 Josh Hohneck, 2 Ash Dixon, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown. Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Craig Millar, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Alex Ainley, 20 Dan Pryor, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Hayden Parker, 23 Patrick Osborne.<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Garth April, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira (captain). Replacements: 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jean Deysel, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Joe Pietersen, 23 Sibusiso Sithole.<br><br> <br><br> Rebels vs Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> Date: Friday, 22 April 2016<br><br> SA Time: 11h45<br><br> Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne<br><br> Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)<br> Assistant referees: James Leckie (Australia), Angus Gardner (Australia)<br> TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Toyota Cheetahs coach, Franco Smith, has made only one change to the team which overwhelmed the Sunwolves last weekend at home in Bloemfontein. Former Junior Springbok prop Luan de Bruin will be replacing Johan Coetzee on the bench.<br><br> andmiddot; Springbok flanker Teboho Mohoje will again start off the bench this weekend, his second appearance of the season.<br><br> <br><br> Stats:<br><br> andmiddot; These teams have faced each other four times in Vodacom Super Rugby history and while the Toyota Cheetahs have won three of them, it was the Rebels who were victorious in their most recent encounter, in 2014.<br><br> andmiddot; While the Rebels have won four of their last seven matches, only one of those wins has been on home ground.<br><br> andmiddot; The Toyota Cheetahs come into this match after scoring 92 points against the Sunwolves, equalling the most points ever by a South African team in Vodacom Super Rugby.<br><br> andmiddot; They have won 13.3 line-outs per game on average so far this campaign, equal with the Reds for the most by a team this season.<br><br> andmiddot; Sean McMahon has beaten 30 defenders so far this season, the most of any forward.<br><br> andmiddot; The visitors wonandrsquo;t find the going as easy as last week, but they performed far better against quality opposition than the Rebels. Their only loss where the margin was more than 10 points was against the Emirates Lions (22-39), while the Rebels suffered significantly bigger defeats against the Hurricanes (13-38), Highlanders (3-27) and Vodacom Bulls (25-45).<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> Rebels: 15 Jonah Placid, 14 Cam Crawford, 13 Reece Hodge, 12 Tamati Ellison, 11 Sefa Naivalu, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker (captain), 8 Adam Thomson, 7 Sean McMahon, 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith. Replacements: 16 Pat Leafa, 17 Cruze Ah Nau, 18 Jamie Hagan, 19 Sam Jeffries, 20 Colby Faingaand#39;a, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Kotaro Matsushima, 23 Sione Tuipulotu.<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Francois Venter (captain), 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Neil Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Hilton Lobberts, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais. Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Luan de Bruin, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Teboho Mohoje, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga.<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers vs Reds<br><br> Date: Saturday, 23 April <br> Venue: DHL Newlands, Cape Town<br> Kick-off: 15h00<br> Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen <br> Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman; Cwengile Jadezweni <br> TMO: Shaun Veldsman<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> andmiddot; Springbok midfielder Damian de Allende will make his first start of the season at inside centre, and partners Johnny Kotze in midfield after co-captain Juan de Jongh was ruled with delayed concussion.<br><br> andmiddot; Frans Malherbe returns to the starting line-up to lead the side in one of four rotational changes to the forward pack.<br><br> andmiddot; He is joined by Oli Kebble in the front row, with Vincent Koch and JC Janse van Rensburg named on the replacements bench.<br><br> andmiddot; Rynhardt Elstadt makes his first start of the season at lock, with JD Schickerling set to make an impact from the bench, while in the loose trio Schalk Burger makes way for Siya Kolisi, with Nizaam Carr moving to No 8.<br><br> andmiddot; The Reds made two tweaks to the pack that lost to the Vodacom Bulls last weekend, with lock Rob Simmons back from a shoulder injury while Curtis Browning come sin for injured number eight Jake Schatz.<br><br> andmiddot; With Simmons returning to the starting team it means Cadeyrn Neville moves to the bench. <br><br> andmiddot; There are two more changes to the reserves, with flanker Michael Gunn and centre Duncan Paiaandrsquo;aua coming back into the match day squad.<br><br> <br><br> Stats:<br><br> andmiddot; The Reds have own three of their last five matches against the DHL Stormers, including the most recent iteration, though neither team has scored more than 23 points in any of the last five of these clashes.<br><br> andmiddot; The Cape side have won five of their last seven matches, though a three match winning streak was brought to an end in the last round in a seven point loss to the Emirates Lions.<br><br> andmiddot; The Redsandrsquo; only win in their last nine matches in South Africa, was a one point victory against the Toyota Cheetahs in Round 10, 2015.<br><br> andmiddot; The DHL Stormers are one of three teams (Crusaders, Rebels) who are yet to concede a try after defending for seven or more phases while the Reds have conceded six tries after seven or more phases, the most of any team.<br><br> andmiddot; Only Damian McKenzie (96) has made more carries than Samu Kerevi this season, who has carried 89 times in total.<br><br> <br><br> Comments:<br><br> DHL Stormers Head Coach Robbie Fleck: "Our philosophy this season is to keep growing and learning from our experiences, and it is important that we make another step up against a competitive Reds side. It is great to be back home and the team is focused on delivering a worthy performance."<br><br> Reds co-interim head coach Matt Oandrsquo;Connor: "There is no doubt in our minds how tough this match will be. The DHL Stormers have been the most consistent South African team over the last couple of years and we know how good weandrsquo;ll have to perform to get the result at Newlands on Saturday."<br><br> <br><br> The Teams:<br><br> DHL Stormers: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Frans Malherbe (captain), 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Oli Kebble. Replacements: 16 Mike Willemse, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Huw Jones, 23 Brandon Thomson.<br><br> <br><br> Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Anthony Faingaand#39;a, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Curtis Browning, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ben Matwijow, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain). Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaand#39;a, 17 Sef Faand#39;agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Michael Gunn, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Duncan Paiaandrsquo;aua, 23 Ayumu Goromaru.<br><br> <br><br> Southern Kings vs Emirates Lions<br><br> Date: Saturday, 23 April <br> Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth<br><br> Kick-off: 17h10<br> Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge<br> Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, AJ Jacobs<br> TMO: Christie du Preez<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> andmiddot; Southern Kings head coach, Deon Davids, made nine changes to his starting line-up for clash against the Emirates Lions this weekend.<br><br> andmiddot; The tight five sees Schalk Ferreira starting in place of Sti Sithole at loosehead, Martin Ferreira in place of Edgar Marutlulle at hooker. Marutlulle is out with a knee injury, while Sithole is batting with an elbow injury.<br><br> andmiddot; Jacobie Adriaanse returns to tighthead andndash; having recovered from a rib injury andndash; in place of Tom Botha, who moves to the bench.<br><br> andmiddot; Steven Sykes is fit again to lead the side following his head bump against the Vodacom Bulls. Schalk Oelofse and JC Astle rotate as his lock partner.<br><br> andmiddot; Thembelani Bholi has recovered from his knee injury and replaces Stefan Willemse, with CJ Velleman starting at No 8 where he takes over from Aidon Davis.<br><br> andmiddot; Malcolm Jaer is moved from wing to fullback in place of Jurgen Visser, which means a start for JP du Plessis on the left wing.<br><br> andmiddot; Shane Gates is also back as vice-captain. Lukhanyo Am retains his spot at outside centre while Luzuko Vulindlu remains on the right wing.<br><br> andmiddot; The Emirates Lions suffered a huge blow with the news that fullback Andries Coetzee sustained an injury in training which is set to rule him out of action for six to eight weeks. Coetzee started off the bench in the last couple of games, with Jaco van der Walt starting in the No 15 jersey.<br><br> andmiddot; More bad news for the Highveld side is that prop Julian Redelinghuys (wrist) and Malcolm Marx (neck) were both sidelined for a couple of weeks because of injury. Cornandeacute; Fourie, Armand van der Merwe and Ruan Dreyer forms the new front row, while Cyle Brink will now don the No 6 jersey.<br><br> andmiddot; Amongst the backs, Faf de Klerk runs out at scrumhalf and Howard Mnisi starts at centre.<br><br> <br><br> Stats:<br><br> andmiddot; The Southern Kings will face the Emirates Lions for the first time in Vodacom Super Rugby and will be aiming for their first-ever win against South African opposition in the competition.<br><br> andmiddot; The Kings have lost five of their last six at home, with their only positive in that run being a 33-28 win against the Sunwolves in Round 6.<br><br> andmiddot; The Highveld side have won four, lost one and drawn one of their last six matches away from home with the full-time result mirroring the half-time result on all six occasions.<br><br> andmiddot; The Kings have scored all but one of their tries from possession originating from either a lineout (6) or after winning a turnover (5).<br><br> andmiddot; Elton Jantjies has kicked 34 successful goals so far this season, the most of any player, with an accuracy of 77%.<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> <br><br> Southern Kings: 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Luzuko Vulindlu, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Shane Gates, 11 JP du Plessis, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 James Hall, 8 CJ Velleman, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Steven Sykes (captain), 4 Schalk Oelofse, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Schalk Ferreira. Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Tom Botha, 18 Justin Ackerman, 19 JC Astle, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Ntando Kebe, 22 Stefan Watermeyer, 23 Leighton Eksteen.<br><br> <br><br> Emirates Lions: 15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Corne Fourie. Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Ross Cronje, 22 JW Bell, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg.<br><br> <br><br> Other fixtures:<br><br> <br><br> Saturday 23 April<br><br> 07h15 Sunwolves vs Jaguares andndash; Prince Chichibu Stadium, Tokyo<br><br> 09h35 Hurricanes vs Chiefs andndash; Westpac Stadium, Wellington<br><br> 11h45 Force vs Waratahs andndash; NIB Stadium, Perth<br><br> <br><br> Sunday, 24 April<br><br> 08h05 Brumbies vs Crusaders andndash; GIO Stadium, Canberra<br><br> <br><br> Byes: Vodacom Bulls, Blues<br><br> 2016-04-22 Toyota Free State XV vs Western Province http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3105/Toyota-Free-State-XV-vs-Western-Province http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Toyota Free State XV will be taking on Western Province at the CUT Rugby Field in Bloemfontein on Friday, 22 April at 15:00. <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State XV vs DHL Western Province <br><br> 15:00, 22 April 2016<br><br> CUT Rugby Field, Bloemfontein<br><br> 15. Reinardt Erwee<br><br> 14. Masolwa Mafuma<br><br> 13. Carel-Jan Coetzee<br><br> 12. Tertius Kruger<br><br> 11. Maphuta Dolo<br><br> 10. Sias Ebersohn<br><br> 9. JP Smith<br><br> 8. Jasper Wiese<br><br> 7. Tienie Burger<br><br> 6. Ntokozo Vidima<br><br> 5. Reniel Hugo (C )<br><br> 4. Armandt Koster<br><br> 3. Gunther Janse van Vuuren<br><br> 2. Joseph Dweba<br><br> 1. BG Uys<br><br> Replacements<br><br> 16. Ox Nche<br><br> 17. Tiaan Liebenberg<br><br> 18. Chase Morison<br><br> 19. Willie Britz<br><br> 20. Refuoe Rampeta<br><br> 21. Renier Botha<br><br> 22. JP Coetzee<br><br> <br><br> Head Coach: MJ Smith. Assistant coaches: Sinovuyo Ganto, Izak van der Westhuizen<br><br> Team Manager: KK Hlongwane <br><br> 2016-04-20 Rebels vs Toyota Cheetahs http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3104/Rebels-vs-Toyota-Cheetahs http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Toyota Cheetahs will be taking on the Rebels in a Vodacom Super Rugby match on Friday, 22 April 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. The game kicks off at 11:45 (SA Time). Coach Franco Smith has announced his team for the encounter. <br><br> The only change to the team who played against the Sunwolves last weekend, is Luan de Bruin who will be replacing Johan Coetzee on the bench.<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs vs Rebels <br><br> 22 April, 11:45 (SA Time) <br><br> AAMI PARK, MELBOURNE<br><br> <br><br> Charles Marais Torsten van Jaarsveld Maks van Dyk Lodewyk de Jager (vc) Francois Uys Hilton Lobberts Uzair Cassiem Paul Schoeman Shaun Venter Neil Marais Raymond Rhule Francois Venter (C) Nico Lee Sergeal Petersen Clayton Blommetjies <br><br> Replacements:<br><br> Jacques du Toit Danie Mienie Luan de Bruin Carl Wegner Henco Venter Oupa Mohoje Tian Meyer Fred Zeilinga 2016-04-20 Toyota Cheetahs to Australia http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3103/Toyota-Cheetahs-to-Australia http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs will be leaving for their tour to Australia on Sunday, 17 April at 15:25 from Bloemfontein. They will be arriving in Melbourne Australia on Monday, 18 April 2016 at 18:35.<br><br> The team will be playing against the Rebels on Friday, the 22nd of April at 11:45 (SA time), the Reds on Saturday, the 30th of April at 11:45 (SA time) and the Waratahs on Saturday, 7 May at 11:45 (SA time). <br><br> <br><br> The players included in the touring squad are:<br><br> <br><br> Clayton Blommetjies<br><br> Uzair Cassiem<br><br> Johan Coetzee<br><br> Luan de Bruin<br><br> Lodewyk de Jager<br><br> Jacques du Toit<br><br> Elandre Huggett<br><br> Nico Lee<br><br> Hilton Lobberts<br><br> Charles Marais<br><br> Neill Marais<br><br> Tian Meyer<br><br> Danie Mienie<br><br> Teboho Mohoje<br><br> Sergeal Petersen<br><br> Raymond Rhule<br><br> Paul Schoeman<br><br> Francois Uys<br><br> Michael van der Spuy<br><br> Maks van Dyk<br><br> Torsten van Jaarsveld<br><br> Ruan van Rensburg<br><br> Henco Venter<br><br> Francois Venter<br><br> Shaun Venter<br><br> Carl Wegner<br><br> Fred Zeilinga<br><br> 2016-04-18 Vodacom Super Rugby Wrap, round 8 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3102/Vodacom-Super-Rugby-Wrap,-round-8 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Triumphant Emirates Lions impress in local derby - Vodacom Super Rugby Wrap, Round 8<br><br> andbull; Toyota Cheetahs rewrite record books but Cell C Sharks halted in Auckland andbull; Vodacom Bulls keep pressure on local leaders with win over Reds at Loftus The Emirates Lions continued with their impressive start to the Vodacom Super Rugby campaign with a 29-22 South African derby win over the DHL Stormers at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday evening.<br><br> Wing Ruan Combrinck and replacement scrumhalf Faf de Klerk scored a try each to steer them to a deserved win, while Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies marshalled proceedings superbly for the home team. Jantjies contributed 19 points thanks to four penalties, two conversions and a drop goal.<br><br> Springbok flank Siya Kolisi stepped his way through for the Cape sideandrsquo;s solitary try as the visitors remain top of the first Africa Conference while picking up a picking up a losing bonus-point. Rookie flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis kicked 17 points for the visitors in another good display in the No 10 jersey.<br><br> The deserved win was only their second success since 2006 in this fixture for the Johannesburg side.<br><br> The Vodacom Bulls maintained their unbeaten home record this season as they scored a hard-earned 41-22 win over the Reds at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday evening. They outscored the Australians by five tries to three and dominated for much of the match, however, occasional lapses on defence nearly allowed the Reds to claw their way back into contention.<br><br> Currently the DHL Stormers (24 points), Emirates Lions (22 points) andndash; the two Africa conference leaders andndash; and the Vodacom Blue Bulls (23 points, wild card), are the three SA group teams in pole position for the qualifying round.<br><br> In an incredible try-feast on Friday night in Bloemfontein, the Toyota Cheetahs scored their biggest Vodacom Super Rugby win ever when demolished the Sunwolves 92-17 to notch up a few records in the process.<br><br> Wing Sergeal Petersen and loose forward Paul Schoeman both bagged hat-tricks as the Free State-side crossed the line 14 times to equal the competition record set by the Crusaders in their 96-19 romp over the Waratahs in 2002.<br><br> It also beat the South African record, set by the Vodacom Bulls in their 92-3 win over the Reds in 2007, where the Pretoria side scored 13 tries. In fact, Petersen could have scored more, but he twice passed to Schoeman to give his teammate the chance to clinch the record score.<br><br> The Sharks went down 23-18 to the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday morning. The opening tour match was full excitement, but ended in disappointment for the visitors despite both teams scoring two tries apiece.<br><br> The Durban-side were aiming to extend their run of 10 straight victories over the Blues, but the home team managed to break their losing sequence with a late rally. It was especially disappointing for the Cell C Sharks following their two previous losses to the Crusaders and the Emirates Lions.<br><br> Elsewhere the Crusaders scored their sixth win of the season when eased to 32-15 win over the Jaguares, while the Hurricanes came out on top 38-13 in their away clash with the Rebels. The Brumbies celebrated their first win in 14 years over the Waratahs in the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, where they ran out winners 26-20. <br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby information:<br><br> LATEST NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS | MATCH CENTRE | MEDIA GUIDE<br><br> Emirates Lions (16) 29, DHL Stormers (12) 22<br><br> <br><br> It was the home side who went into the break leading 16-12 after both kickers dominated the scoreboard. After both pivots have traded several penalties, Jantjies used a clever chip kick and then a long pass to send Combrinck over for the first try.<br><br> Young Du Plessis kept the Cape side within touch with another successful penalty after the break, but the Joburg side made their move on the hour mark when nippy replacement scrumhalf Faf de Klerk took a quick tap penalty and darted over to stretch the lead to 23-15.<br><br> But the drama was far from over, and when replacement flank Kolisi danced his way through for a converted try, the DHL Stormers were suddenly within striking distance again.<br><br> However, the in-form Jantjies proved his worth with his fourth penalty of the game before he succeeded with a well-executed drop-goal to clinch the match. Next weekend the Emirates Lions travel to Port Elizabeth to face the Kings, while the DHL Stormers host the Reds in Cape Town.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers: <br><br> <br><br> Emirates Lions - Tries: Ruan Combrinck, Faf de Klerk. Conversions: Elton Jantjies (2). Penalties: Jantjies (4). Drop goal: Jantjies<br><br> DHL Stormers - Try: Siya Kolisi. Conversion: Jean-Luc du Plessis. Penalties: Du Plessis (5).<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls (17) 41, Reds (8) 22<br><br> With this win and an important overseas tour to Australia looming, the home side managed to keep the pressure on the DHL Stormers in the African conference.<br><br> The home side made a slow start, but they made up for that with two good passages of play either side of the break to take the game away from the Reds, who at one stage trailed by 27-8 at fortress Loftus.<br><br> However, the home bench made a telling impact in the end as the Reds struggled with the altitude towards the end. <br><br> Marcel van der Merwe, Adriaan Strauss, Lappies Labuschagne, Travis Ismaiel, Piet van Zyl all scored a try each for the winners, while the Reds scored three tries through Chris Feauai-Sautia and Samu Kerevi (2).<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls andndash; Tries: Marcel van der Merwe, Adriaan Strauss, Lappies Labuschagne, Travis Ismaiel, Piet van Zyl. Conversions: Francois Brummer (5). Penalties: Francois Brummer (2)<br><br> Queensland Reds andndash; Tries: Chris Feauai-Sautia, Samu Kerevi (2). Conversion: Jake McIntyre (2). Drop Goal: Liam Gill<br><br> <br><br> Blues (10) 23, Cell C Sharks (11) 18<br><br> <br><br> Blues flyhalf Ihaia West scored the first points of the match with a penalty kick, but the visitors were in front thanks to a Tendai Mtawarira try. Flyhalf Joe Pietersen stretched the lead with a penalty following a strong scrum.<br><br> Around the half hour mark, the Blues conceded another penalty which Pietersen slotted. To add to the home troubles, dangerman Rene Ranger left the field with a knee injury. George Moala, on for Ranger, made the perfect start when he scored with his first touch of the game just before the break. West converted to reduce the halftime lead to just one point.<br><br> But the Cell C Sharks quickly restored their eight point lead after the restart when fullback Willie le Roux fed Paul Jordaan for the centre to run straight through. Pietersen added the conversion. West struck his second penalty to reduce the margin back to five points, and wing Reiko Ioane later raced 50m to score his teamandrsquo;s second try. West kicked the conversion and added a penalty after the final hooter to hand the Blues a surprise win.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> Blues - Tries: George Moala, Rieko Ioane. Conversions: Ihaia West (2). Penalties: West (3)<br><br> Sharks - Tries: Tendai Mtawarira, Paul Jordaan. Conversion: Joe Pietersen. Penalties: Pietersen (2)<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs (45) 92, Sunwolves (3) 17<br><br> On a night when everything worked in their favour, the home side posted half-century in the first 45 minutes that totally sunk any hopes in the Sunwolves Japanese camp, who scored first through a Tusi Pisi penalty.<br><br> After that is was one-way traffic as the Toyota Cheetahs dominated possession and their finishing abilities enabling them to score at will for an historic, and memorable outcome. Eventually, the Cheetahs outscored the visitors by 14 tries to two after leading 45-3 at halftime.<br><br> Apart from the hat-tricks by Petersen and Schoeman, the home sideandrsquo;s kickers were also on target. Niel Marais slotted eight conversions while Fred Zeilinga added three more. The Bloemfontein side now travel to Melbourne on Sunday for their clash with the Rebels next week.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs andndash; Tries: Sergeal Petersen (3), Paul Schoeman (3), Torsten van Jaarsveld, Francois Venter, Uzair Cassiem, Raymond Rhule, Shaun Venter, Hilton Lobberts, Clayton Blommetjies, Jacques du Toit. Conversions: Niel Marais (8), Fred Zeilinga (3)<br><br> Sunwolves andndash; Tries: Derick Carpenter, Mifi Paea. Conversions: Tusi Pisi. Penalties: Pisi<br><br> <br><br> Other results this weekend:<br><br> Friday, 15 April<br><br> Crusaders 32, Jaguares 15<br><br> Rebels 13, Hurricanes 38<br><br> <br><br> Saturday, 16 April<br><br> Waratahs 20, Brumbies 26<br><br> <br><br> The full Vodacom Super Rugby log after Round 8:<br><br> TEAM<br><br> PLAYED<br><br> WON<br><br> LOST<br><br> DREW<br><br> POINTS FOR<br><br> POINTS AGAINST<br><br> POINTS DIFFERENCE<br><br> TRIES FOR<br><br> TRIES AGAINST<br><br> LOSS BONUS<br><br> TRIES BONUS<br><br> POINTS<br><br> South African Group<br><br> DHL Stormers (Q)<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 178<br><br> 104<br><br> 74<br><br> 17<br><br> 10<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 24<br><br> Emirates Lions (Q)<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 206<br><br> 175<br><br> 31<br><br> 23<br><br> 18<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 22<br><br> Vodacom Bulls (Q)<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 202<br><br> 147<br><br> 55<br><br> 24<br><br> 16<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 23<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 137<br><br> 118<br><br> 19<br><br> 14<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 17<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 7<br><br> 2<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 225<br><br> 189<br><br> 36<br><br> 30<br><br> 23<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 12<br><br> Jaguares<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 136<br><br> 191<br><br> -55<br><br> 16<br><br> 23<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> Southern Kings<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 115<br><br> 266<br><br> -151<br><br> 12<br><br> 36<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> Sunwolves<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 144<br><br> 294<br><br> -150<br><br> 17<br><br> 40<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> Africa Conference 1<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 178<br><br> 104<br><br> 74<br><br> 17<br><br> 10<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 24<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 202<br><br> 147<br><br> 55<br><br> 24<br><br> 16<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 23<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 7<br><br> 2<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 225<br><br> 189<br><br> 36<br><br> 30<br><br> 23<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 12<br><br> Sunwolves<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 144<br><br> 294<br><br> -150<br><br> 17<br><br> 40<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> Africa Conference 2<br><br> Emirates Lions<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 206<br><br> 175<br><br> 31<br><br> 23<br><br> 18<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> 22<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 137<br><br> 118<br><br> 19<br><br> 14<br><br> 12<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 17<br><br> Jaguares<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 136<br><br> 191<br><br> -55<br><br> 16<br><br> 23<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> Southern Kings<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 115<br><br> 266<br><br> -151<br><br> 12<br><br> 36<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> Australasian Group<br><br> Chiefs (Q)<br><br> 7<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 277<br><br> 163<br><br> 114<br><br> 39<br><br> 16<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 29<br><br> Brumbies (Q)<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 200<br><br> 156<br><br> 44<br><br> 25<br><br> 18<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 21<br><br> Crusaders (Q)<br><br> 7<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 220<br><br> 149<br><br> 71<br><br> 30<br><br> 17<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 27<br><br> Hurricanes (Q)<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 210<br><br> 149<br><br> 61<br><br> 28<br><br> 17<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 25<br><br> Highlanders (Q)<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 198<br><br> 141<br><br> 57<br><br> 23<br><br> 15<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 23<br><br> Rebels<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 147<br><br> 178<br><br> -31<br><br> 16<br><br> 20<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 17<br><br> Blues<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 160<br><br> 170<br><br> -10<br><br> 15<br><br> 21<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 16<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 123<br><br> 132<br><br> -9<br><br> 16<br><br> 16<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 12<br><br> Reds<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 127<br><br> 185<br><br> -58<br><br> 13<br><br> 19<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> Force<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 110<br><br> 208<br><br> -98<br><br> 8<br><br> 29<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> New Zealand Conference<br><br> Chiefs<br><br> 7<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 277<br><br> 163<br><br> 114<br><br> 39<br><br> 16<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 29<br><br> Crusaders<br><br> 7<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 220<br><br> 149<br><br> 71<br><br> 30<br><br> 17<br><br> 1<br><br> 2<br><br> 27<br><br> Hurricanes<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 210<br><br> 149<br><br> 61<br><br> 28<br><br> 17<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 25<br><br> Highlanders<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 198<br><br> 141<br><br> 57<br><br> 23<br><br> 15<br><br> 2<br><br> 1<br><br> 23<br><br> Blues<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 160<br><br> 170<br><br> -10<br><br> 15<br><br> 21<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 16<br><br> Australian Conference<br><br> Brumbies<br><br> 7<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 200<br><br> 156<br><br> 44<br><br> 25<br><br> 18<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 21<br><br> Rebels<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 147<br><br> 178<br><br> -31<br><br> 16<br><br> 20<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 17<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 123<br><br> 132<br><br> -9<br><br> 16<br><br> 16<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 12<br><br> Reds<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 127<br><br> 185<br><br> -58<br><br> 13<br><br> 19<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> Force<br><br> 7<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 110<br><br> 208<br><br> -98<br><br> 8<br><br> 29<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> <br><br> 2016-04-18 Toyota Cheetah injury update http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3101/Toyota-Cheetah-injury-update http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetah injury update:<br><br> <br><br> Player<br><br> Injury<br><br> Expected date of return <br><br> Boom Prinsloo<br><br> Right Hamstring Avulsion<br><br> Out for the season<br><br> Willie Britz<br><br> R Thumb tendon injury<br><br> 18 April<br><br> Willem Serfontein<br><br> Left calf injury<br><br> 25 April<br><br> Ryno Benjamin<br><br> Calf tear<br><br> 19 May<br><br> Neil Jordaan<br><br> Rib cartilage injury<br><br> 16 April<br><br> William Small-Smith<br><br> Right Turf Toe (big toe injury)<br><br> 01 July<br><br> Joubert Engelbrecht<br><br> Right Pectoralis Major tear<br><br> 11 July<br><br> Sias Ebersohn<br><br> Left knee injury<br><br> 25 April<br><br> Zee Makabela<br><br> MCL injury knee<br><br> 13 June<br><br> Gerhard Olivier<br><br> Ankle injury (posterior impingement)<br><br> 9 May<br><br> <br><br> 2016-04-15 African conference leaders meet in Johannesburg http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/3100/African-conference-leaders-meet-in-Johannesburg http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Vodacom Super Rugby Round 8 Preview The two top teams in the African conferences, the Emirates Lions and DHL Stormers, will battle it out on Saturday night at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg in a thrilling finale to a gripping weekend of Vodacom Super Rugby action.<br><br> This local derby andndash; the only one of Round 8 andndash; kicks off at 19h15 and is sure to deliver another hard-fought display between the two in-form sides from the north and the south.<br><br> A 46-19 win over the Sunwolves last Friday in Cape Town saw the DHL Stormers consolidate their position as the top-ranked team in the local conferences.<br><br> The Highveld side in turn, scored a morale-boosting 24-9 victory over the Cell C Sharks in Durban, meaning the Emirates Lions will be full of confidence when they host the Capetonians in Johannesburg.<br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs will become the first team to play the Sunwolves twice this season when they face the Japanese outfit on Friday evening at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein. Kick-off is at 19h00.<br><br> The Free Staters have struggled to hit form again after scoring their only victory of the season so far over the Sunwolves in the third round.<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs coach Franco Smith has made some tweaks in the forwards and the backs in an effort to secure a possible win at home. His side should also be revitalised after their break last weekend and they will be hoping that the rest, plus the home ground advantage, will play in their favour against the visitors from the Far East.<br><br> In the first match involving a local side on Saturday, the Cell C Sharks begin their three-match tour of New Zealand with a testing encounter against the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland at 09h35.<br><br> The Durban side will be determined to bounce back from their defeat last week, but they will have to do so without the services of in-form Springbok flanker Marcell Coetzee, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last weekend.<br><br> At Loftus Versfeld, meanwhile, the Vodacom Bulls will be looking to register their fourth back-to-back victory, and their fifth of the season when they host the Reds at their fortress in Pretoria.<br><br> The Reds, however, will be determined to build on their victory against defending champions, the Highlanders, after a series of close encounters in the preceding weeks, and will look challenge the Vodacom Bulls.<br><br> But history favours the hosts as they have only lost twice against the Reds at home and that was back in 1999 and 2001 respectively. The match in 1999 was played in Brakpan.<br><br> When Dan Kriel replaced his brother Jesse late in last weekendandrsquo;s match for the Vodacom Bulls, they became the sixth set of twins to play at this level, following in the footsteps of Jean-Luc and Daniel du Preez, Akona and Odwa Ndungane, Sias and Robert Ebersohn, Saia and Anthony Faingaandrsquo;a and JP and Ruan Smith.<br><br> Elsewhere, the Crusaders entertain the Jaguares in Christchurch and the Rebels meet the Hurricanes in Melbourne on Friday. And on Saturday the Waratahs and the Brumbies cross paths in an Australian derby in Sydney. The Southern Kings have a bye this weekend.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby information:<br><br> LATEST NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS | MATCH CENTRE | MEDIA GUIDE<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs vs Sunwolves <br><br> Date: Friday, 15 April<br><br> Time: 19h00<br><br> Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> Referee: Nic Berry<br><br> Assistant referees: Angus Gardner, Lourens van der Merwe<br><br> TMO: Marius Jonker<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> andmiddot; Toyota Cheetahs coach Franco Smith made three changes to his pack of forwards for Fridayandrsquo;s match against the Sunwolves in Bloemfontein.<br><br> andmiddot; Hilton Lobberts will start at flank in place of the injured Boom Prinsloo, while Charles Marais replaces Ox Nche in prop rotation and Maks van Dyk comes in for Johan Coetzee.<br><br> andmiddot; Among the backs, midfielders Francois Venter and Nico Lee swap places in the starting line-up.<br><br> andmiddot; Springbok looseforward Oupa Mohoje is included on the bench.<br><br> <br><br> Statistics:<br><br> andmiddot; This clash will mark the second time the Toyota Cheetahs face the Sunwolves in the competition. In their first encounter the Bloemfontein side secured a narrow 32-31 victory in Singapore.<br><br> andmiddot; The Toyota Cheetahs will be hunting back-to-back victories against the Japanese team, and their second victory of the season, as their first and only win so far this season was against the Sunwolves in the third round.<br><br> andmiddot; The Toyota Cheetahs will be looking to end a six-match losing-run at home. Their last home win was on 2 May 2015 when they defeated the DHL Stormers 25-17.<br><br> andmiddot; The Sunwolves will go in search of their maiden Vodacom Super Rugby victory after going down in all six of their matches so far this season. Three of their defeats, however, have been by five points or less.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs coach Franco Smith: "Despite the setback weandrsquo;ve have had with Boom Prinslooandrsquo;s injury weandrsquo;re looking forward to have fresh and eager players like Hilton Lobberts and Oupa Mohoje, who have worked hard to get back onto the field in the team this weekend."<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Francois Venter (captain), 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Neil Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Hilton Lobberts, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais. Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Oupa Mohoje, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga.<br><br> <br><br> Sunwolves: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Viliami Lolohea, 13 Harumichi Tatekawa 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Mifiposeti Paea, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Yuki Yatomi, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Tomandaacute;s Leonardi, 5 Liaki Moli, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie (captain), 1 Masataka Mikami. Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19 Faatiga Lemalu, 20 Yoshiya Hosoda, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Yu Tamura, 23 Yasutaka Sasakura.<br><br> <br><br> Blues vs Cell C Sharks<br><br> Date: Saturday, 16 April<br><br> SA Time: 09h35<br><br> Venue: Eden Park, Auckland<br><br> Referee: Jaco Peyper<br><br> Assistant referees: Craig Joubert, Paul Williams<br><br> Television match official: Ben Skeen<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> andmiddot; The Cell C Sharks team shows three changes from last week, all of them in the pack.<br><br> andmiddot; Marcell Coetzeeandrsquo;s season is over because of an ACL injury, which means Dan du Preez moves to No 6 and Philip van der Walt returns from injury in the No 8-jersey.<br><br> andmiddot; Lourens Adriaanse will start at tighthead prop and Coenie Oosthuizen moves to the bench.<br><br> andmiddot; Stephan Lewies, a late withdrawal last week, is back at lock, with Hyron Andrews back on the bench.<br><br> <br><br> Statistics:<br><br> andmiddot; The Cell C Sharks have won their last 10 matches against the Blues, with four of these victories being in Auckland. Six of the 10 wins, however, have been by six points or fewer.<br><br> andmiddot; The Blues have only beaten the Cell C Sharks four times in the 18 matches they have played since 1998, with the Durban side leading the points average 25-21.<br><br> andmiddot; The last time the Blues toppled the Cell C Sharks in Auckland was in 2005, where the Blues won 36-13.<br><br> andmiddot; The Sharks are undefeated in their last four matches away from home. They won three matches against the Reds (2015), Southern Kings and DHL Stormers respectively, and played to a 16-16 draw against the Vodacom Bulls.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold: "Itandrsquo;s vital for us it to try get some parity at scrum time. Itandrsquo;s really important from that point of view to give ourselves enough opportunity to be able to launch attacks against them. We need to be a lot neater and accurate at set-piece time, we need to get a lot more set-piece ball.<br><br> <br><br> "And weandrsquo;ve spoken long and hard about our discipline, we canandrsquo;t give penalties away.<br><br> <br><br> "The Blues have some massive ball carriers up front, a good set-piece and some electric backs who are renowned steppers who use the width of the field very well. They will pose a massive challenge for us and weandrsquo;ll have to have our wits about us to be able to deal with their attacking game."<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> <br><br> Blues: 15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Rieko Ioane, 13 Rene Ranger, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Tanerau Latimer/Kara Pryor, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Hoani Matenga, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons (captain), 1 Sam Prattley. Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Namatahi Waa, 18 Ofa Tuandrsquo;ungafasi, 19 Kara Pryor/Joe Edwards, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Matt McGahan, 23 George Moala.<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Phillip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Dan du Preez, Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Louwrens Adriaanse, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira (captain). Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Keegan Daniel, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Garth April, 23 Odwa Ndungane.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls vs Reds<br><br> Date: Saturday, 16 April<br><br> SA Time: 17h05<br><br> Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria<br><br> Referee: Angus Gardner<br><br> Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, AJ Jacobs<br><br> Television match official: Johan Greeff<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> andmiddot; There are three changes to the Vodacom Bulls backline andndash; Bjorn Basson replaces Jamba Ulengo on the wing, Francois Brummer swops jerseys with Tian Schoeman at flyhalf, with the latter moving to the bench, and Rudy Paige returns from injury at scrumhalf.<br><br> andmiddot; Paige replaces Piet van Zyl, who moves to the bench, with Ivan van Zyl dropping out from the team that won against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth last weekend.<br><br> andmiddot; The pack remains unchanged, but the bench has been tweaked. Lizo Gqoboka replaces Pierre Schoeman as back-up loosehead, Jaco Visagie comes in for Bandise Maku at hooker and Deon Stegmann takes over from Roelof Smit as loose forward replacement.<br><br> andmiddot; It will be Stegmannandrsquo;s first appearance in the competition this year after he recovered from injury.<br><br> <br><br> Statistics:<br><br> andmiddot; The Vodacom Bulls have only won seven of the 17 matches against the Reds, but the average score is 28-23 to the South Africans. However, the Vodacom Bulls have won their last six home matches against the Reds.<br><br> andmiddot; The Vodacom Bullsandrsquo; only home defeats against the Queenslanders were 1999 (Brakpan) and 2001 (Pretoria).<br><br> andmiddot; The Vodacom Bulls won seven and drew one of their last nine home matches in the competition, while the Reds have won only two of their last 11 matches away from home.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> Vodacom Bulls coach Nollis Maris: "The Reds play with good width and have great players in crucial positions. They knocked over the defending champions last week, so will have faith in their game plan and structures. We need to be ready."<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls captain Adriaan Strauss: "We had to overcome a number of challenges last weekend, like playing with 13 men. We made two or three try-saving tackles and most pleasing, scored a couple of crackers ourselves. Those things do wonders for the confidence and belief and we are ready to give it another go. The Reds are former champions and is a team that has lots of variety and options. So we need to defend with great pride against them if we want to dominate."<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls: 15 SP Marais, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane. Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Lizo Gqoboko, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Marvin Orie, 20 Deon Stegmann, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dan Kriel.<br><br> <br><br> Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Anthony Faingaand#39;a, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Ben Matwijow, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain). Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaand#39;a, 17 Sef Faand#39;agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Lukhan Tui, 20 Curtis Browning, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Sam Greene, 23 Ayumu Goromaru.<br><br> <br><br> Emirates Lions vs DHL Stormers<br><br> Date: Saturday, 16 April<br><br> SA Time: 19h15<br><br> Venue: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg<br><br> Referee: Stuart Berry<br><br> Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Cwengile Jadezweni<br><br> Television match official: Willie Vos<br><br> <br><br> Team News:<br><br> andmiddot; The Emirates Lions have named an unchanged match-23 from last weekandrsquo;s win over the Cell C Sharks in Durban to play on Saturday.<br><br> andmiddot; DHL Stormers coach Robbie Fleck has made four changes to his side for their trip to Johannesburg, two of these rotational switches.<br><br> andmiddot; Loosehead prop JC Janse van Rensburg is trading places with Oli Kebble, while Nizaam Carr replaces Siya Kolisi at openside flank. Kolisi and Kebble are on the bench.<br><br> andmiddot; Scrumhalf Nic Groom returns from a minor knee injury which kept him out of action against the Sunwolves, and hooker Bongi Mbonambi gets another chance to start as Scarra Ntubeni has been ruled out with a hamstring niggle.<br><br> <br><br> Statistics:<br><br> andmiddot; The Emirates Lions and DHL Stormers have faced one another 13 times in Vodacom Super Rugby (since 2006), with the Cape side winning 11 matches and the Johannesburg side once, while the other match ended in a 19-19 draw. The average score between the sides is 19-24.<br><br> andmiddot; The Emirates Lionsandrsquo; victory, however, was secured in Johannesburg in 2014 when they won 34-10.<br><br> andmiddot; The Emirates Lions have won six of their last eight matches at home, while they havenandrsquo;t lost a home match against South African opposition since they last hosted the DHL Stormers in Round 3 in 2015.<br><br> andmiddot; The DHL Stormers have won their last two matches away from home, although they have lost two of their last three matches away to South African teams.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> <br><br> Emirates Lions head coach Johan Ackermann: "We are very happy that we can pick the same side as last week. We opted for continuity as it brings stability amongst other things. Thus we decided not the use our rotational system this week."<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck: "We know that every game is an opportunity to improve on what we have done before, and that is our aim up in Johannesburg. We have prepared well for this match and the players are focused on giving their best for 80 minutes this weekend."<br><br> <br><br> Teams:<br><br> <br><br> Emirates Lions: 15 Jaco van der Walt, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith. Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Andries Coetzee.<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Juan de Jongh (co-captain), 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 JD Schickerling, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg. Replacements: 16 Mike Willemse, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Frans Malherbe (co-captain), 19 Rynhardt Elstadt, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Damian de Allende, 23 Huw Jones.<br><br> <br><br> Other fixtures (SA kick-off times):<br><br> <br><br> Friday, 15 April<br><br> 09h35: Crusaders vs Jaguares andndash; AMI Stadium, Christchurch<br><br> 11h45: Rebels vs Hurricanes andndash; AAMI Park, Melbourne<br><br> <br><br> Saturday, 16 April<br><br> 11h45: Waratahs vs Brumbies andndash; Allianz Stadium, Sydney<br><br> 2016-04-14