Toyota Cheetahs News http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs News Toyota Cheetah Injury Report http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2856/Toyota-Cheetah-Injury-Report http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Toyota Cheetahs lost two players during the Vodacom SupeRugby match against the Reds on Saturday. <br><br> <br><br> Heinrich Brussow: Fractured forearm. He underwent surgery on Sunday. He will be out for approximately three months.<br><br> Coenie van Wyk: Ligament injury to his right ankle. He will be out for approximately four weeks.<br><br> Raymond Rhule: Hamstring strain. He is expected to be out for two to three weeks. <br><br> Jean Cook: Abdominal muscle. Jean is making good progress, but not ready to play yet. He is expected to be out for another two to three weeks.<br><br> Oupa Mohoje: Groin injury. Oupa is making good progress and is expected to be out for another three to four weeks.<br><br> Lood de Jager: Elbow. Lood is making good progress. His elbow came out of the sling last week. He is in the final phase of rehabilitation, now for approximately four weeks before heandrsquo;ll be ready.<br><br> Willie le Roux: Ankle ligament injury. After consultation on Monday it was decided to rest Willie for two to three weeks. <br><br> 2015-04-20 Vodacom Super Rugby Round 10 Review http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2855/Vodacom-Super-Rugby-Round-10-Review http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Solid wins for DHL Stormers, Vodacom Bulls andndash; Vodacom Super Rugby Round 10 Review<br><br> <br><br> The DHL Stormers finished their Australasian tour with a second win while the Vodacom Bulls consolidated their position at the top of the South African Conference as Vodacom Super Rugby 2015 entered the second half of the season.<br><br> <br><br> However, the Toyota Cheetahs and Cell C Sharks both lost at home as the teams from Pretoria and Cape Town opened up a bit of a gap in the local conference and the Vodacom Bulls moved up to second on the overall log.<br><br> <br><br> The DHL Stormers were made to work hard for a scrappy win in Perth on Saturday afternoon as they defeated the struggling Force by 13-6, the only five-pointer of the encounter a penalty try to the visitors after yet another superb scrum. The win concluded their best Australasian tour in three years.<br><br> <br><br> Back home, the Vodacom Bulls and Cell C Sharks delivered a typically hard local derby in Durban with the three-time champions from Pretoria ultimately winning by 17-10, with each team scoring a solitary try.<br><br> <br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs unfortunately could not build on their good win in Perth last weekend when they were beaten by 18-17 by the Reds in Bloemfontein.<br><br> <br><br> Down Under, the defending champions, the Waratahs, and the Chiefs recorded impressive victories in Wellington and Christchurch respectively.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby information:<br><br> 2015 MEDIA GUIDE APP | LATEST NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS<br><br> <br><br> Note: By clicking on the various headings, you will be able to access the breakdown for that specific match on www.sarugby.co.za, where team line-ups, replacements and run of play can be found.<br><br> <br><br> Force 6 (6) DHL Stormers 13 (10)<br><br> <br><br> It took some serious grind and wasnandrsquo;t flashy, but the DHL Stormers wonandrsquo;t sweat the small stuff as they finished their Australasian tour with a second win when they beat the Force by 13-6 in Perth on Saturday afternoon.<br><br> <br><br> The Capetonians had to dig deep defensively late in the match as the Force launched numerous attacks which couldandrsquo;ve seen them draw the game, but the DHL Stormers held on with the home team actually crossing the try-line without dotting down as the final whistle went.<br><br> <br><br> The visitors got the only try of the match as they were awarded a penalty try for crushing the Forceandrsquo;s scrum under the uprights early in the match. Thereafter the kickers dominated proceedings in a match that wonandrsquo;t be remembered for too long.<br><br> <br><br> The DHL Stormers showed a lot of character in this victory which means they will return to Cape Town with a haul of 10 log points from their four matches abroad, their best since 2012 when they won three encounters on the other side of the Indian Ocean. Last year the Capetonians lost all four tour matches and in 2013 they won only once.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> Force andndash; Penalty goals: Luke Burton (2).<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers andndash; Try: Penalty try. Conversion: Demetri Catrakilis. Penalty goals: Catrakilis, Kurt Coleman.<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks 10 (3) Vodacom Bulls 17 (8)<br><br> <br><br> The Vodacom Bulls were too strong for the Cell C Sharks moved and into the second position on the log after winning a bruising South African derby at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban on Saturday afternoon by 17-10.<br><br> <br><br> The highlight of the first half was a superb try by Vodacom Bulls wing Francois Hougaard, who rounded off after a sniping blindside break by scrumhalf Rudy Paige. The interplay by the two men from Pretoria was good as Hougaard rounded off in the corner shortly before the break.<br><br> <br><br> At that stage the scores were tied at 3-3 after Fred Zeilinga and Handrandeacute; Pollard traded earlier penalty goals, but the Springbok flyhalf missed the conversion.<br><br> <br><br> The Cell C Sharks hit back immediately after the break and took a 10-8 lead when Zeilinga converted Springbok flank Marcell Coetzeeandrsquo;s try in the 42nd minute, but that was the last points scored by the home team.<br><br> <br><br> Pollard added three more penalty goals to his tally as the visitors took control of the match to record their second win over the Cell C Sharks in 2015.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks andndash; Try: Marcell Coetzee. Conversion: Fred Zeilinga. Penalty goal: Zeilinga.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls andndash; Try: Francois Hougaard. Penalty goals: Handrandeacute; Pollard (4).<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs 17 (10) Reds 18 (3)<br><br> <br><br> A late drop goal by the Reds, coupled with a missed penalty goal by the Toyota Cheetahs late in the match, saw the side from Queensland record only their second ever win in Bloemfontein on Saturday evening.<br><br> <br><br> Nick Frisbyandrsquo;s drop goal in the 73rd minute was the final points after an impressive second half by the Reds where they scored both their tries.<br><br> <br><br> Sadly for the home team, Joe Pietersen hit the upright with a penalty attempt in the 79th minute. It would be unfair to blame the Toyota Cheetahsandrsquo; pivot for the defeat though as the team from Central South Africa failed to build on a very good first-half performance after the break.<br><br> <br><br> Ryno Benjamin scored a wonderful try in the opening 40 minutes after the Toyota Cheetahs capitalised on the Redsandrsquo; inability to control the ball after a partially charged down kick, while Boom Prinsloo went over in the second half after a strong rolling maul.<br><br> <br><br> It was the Toyota Cheetahsandrsquo; sixth defeat of the season and they remain in 12 position on the log and injuries to a number of key players will make it hurt even more.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs andndash; Tries: Ryno Benjamin, Boom Prinsloo. Conversions: Joe Pietersen (2). Penalty goal: Pietersen.<br><br> <br><br> Reds andndash; Tries: Adam Korczyk, Samu Kerevi. Conversion: James Oandrsquo;Connor. Penalty goal: Oandrsquo;Connor. Drop goal: Nick Frisby.<br><br> <br><br> Other results andndash; Round 10:<br><br> <br><br> Crusaders 9 Chiefs 26<br><br> Hurricanes 24 Waratahs 29<br><br> Highlanders 30 Blues 24<br><br> Brumbies 8 Rebels 13<br><br> <br><br> Logs andndash; after Round 10:<br><br> <br><br> Combined Log<br><br> Pos<br><br> Team<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> D<br><br> L<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Hurricanes (NZ leader)<br><br> 8<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 216<br><br> 131<br><br> 85<br><br> 5<br><br> 33<br><br> 2<br><br> Vodacom Bulls (SA leader)<br><br> 9<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 246<br><br> 198<br><br> 48<br><br> 4<br><br> 28<br><br> 3<br><br> Brumbies (Aus leader)<br><br> 9<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 195<br><br> 112<br><br> 83<br><br> 6<br><br> 26<br><br> 4<br><br> Chiefs (Wild card)<br><br> 9<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 224<br><br> 154<br><br> 70<br><br> 4<br><br> 32<br><br> 5<br><br> Highlanders (Wild card)<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 193<br><br> 160<br><br> 33<br><br> 4<br><br> 28<br><br> 6<br><br> DHL Stormers (Wild card)<br><br> 9<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 212<br><br> 181<br><br> 31<br><br> 2<br><br> 26<br><br> 7<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 191<br><br> 164<br><br> 27<br><br> 3<br><br> 23<br><br> 8<br><br> Emirates Lions<br><br> 9<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 141<br><br> 189<br><br> -48<br><br> 1<br><br> 21<br><br> 9<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 10<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 201<br><br> 241<br><br> -40<br><br> 5<br><br> 21<br><br> 10<br><br> Crusaders<br><br> 9<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 243<br><br> 192<br><br> 51<br><br> 4<br><br> 20<br><br> 11<br><br> Rebels<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 148<br><br> 164<br><br> -16<br><br> 3<br><br> 19<br><br> 12<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 9<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 175<br><br> 266<br><br> -91<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> 13<br><br> Reds<br><br> 9<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> 111<br><br> 226<br><br> -115<br><br> 3<br><br> 11<br><br> 14<br><br> Blues<br><br> 9<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> 158<br><br> 208<br><br> -50<br><br> 7<br><br> 11<br><br> 15<br><br> Force<br><br> 9<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> 130<br><br> 198<br><br> -68<br><br> 5<br><br> 9<br><br> <br><br> South African Conference<br><br> Pos<br><br> Team<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> D<br><br> L<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 9<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 246<br><br> 198<br><br> 48<br><br> 4<br><br> 28<br><br> 2<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> 9<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 212<br><br> 181<br><br> 31<br><br> 2<br><br> 26<br><br> 3<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 10<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 201<br><br> 241<br><br> -40<br><br> 5<br><br> 21<br><br> 4<br><br> Emirates Lions<br><br> 9<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 141<br><br> 189<br><br> -48<br><br> 1<br><br> 21<br><br> 5<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 9<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 175<br><br> 266<br><br> -91<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> <br><br> Australian Conference<br><br> Pos<br><br> Team<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> D<br><br> L<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Brumbies<br><br> 9<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 195<br><br> 112<br><br> 83<br><br> 6<br><br> 26<br><br> 2<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 8<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 191<br><br> 164<br><br> 27<br><br> 3<br><br> 23<br><br> 3<br><br> Rebels<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 148<br><br> 164<br><br> -16<br><br> 3<br><br> 19<br><br> 4<br><br> Reds<br><br> 9<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> 111<br><br> 226<br><br> -115<br><br> 3<br><br> 11<br><br> 5<br><br> Force<br><br> 9<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> 130<br><br> 198<br><br> -68<br><br> 5<br><br> 9<br><br> <br><br> New Zealand Conference<br><br> Pos<br><br> Team<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> D<br><br> L<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Hurricanes<br><br> 8<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 216<br><br> 131<br><br> 85<br><br> 5<br><br> 33<br><br> 2<br><br> Chiefs<br><br> 9<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 224<br><br> 154<br><br> 70<br><br> 4<br><br> 32<br><br> 3<br><br> Highlanders<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 193<br><br> 160<br><br> 33<br><br> 4<br><br> 28<br><br> 4<br><br> Crusaders<br><br> 9<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 243<br><br> 192<br><br> 51<br><br> 4<br><br> 20<br><br> 5<br><br> Blues<br><br> 9<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> 158<br><br> 208<br><br> -50<br><br> 7<br><br> 11<br><br> <br><br> Top scorers andndash; after Round 10:<br><br> <br><br> Player<br><br> Team<br><br> Tries<br><br> Conv<br><br> Pen<br><br> Drops<br><br> Tot<br><br> Handre Pollard<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 29<br><br> 1<br><br> 120<br><br> Patrick Lambie<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 21<br><br> 0<br><br> 93<br><br> Aaron Cruden<br><br> Chiefs<br><br> 1<br><br> 14<br><br> 20<br><br> 0<br><br> 93<br><br> Christian Lealiifano<br><br> Brumbies<br><br> 2<br><br> 13<br><br> 17<br><br> 0<br><br> 87<br><br> Bernard Foley<br><br> Waratahs<br><br> 2<br><br> 15<br><br> 15<br><br> 0<br><br> 85<br><br> Mike Harris<br><br> Rebels<br><br> 1<br><br> 9<br><br> 20<br><br> 0<br><br> 83<br><br> Beauden Barrett<br><br> Hurricanes<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 17<br><br> 0<br><br> 81<br><br> Demetri Catrakilis<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> 0<br><br> 9<br><br> 21<br><br> 0<br><br> 81<br><br> Lima Sopoaga<br><br> Highlanders<br><br> 1<br><br> 15<br><br> 13<br><br> 0<br><br> 74<br><br> Elton Jantjies<br><br> Emirates Lions<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> 19<br><br> 0<br><br> 71<br><br> Joe Pietersen<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs<br><br> 0<br><br> 13<br><br> 14<br><br> 1<br><br> 71<br><br> Daniel Carter<br><br> Crusaders<br><br> 2<br><br> 13<br><br> 11<br><br> 0<br><br> 69<br><br> Ihaia West<br><br> Blues<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> 16<br><br> 0<br><br> 64<br><br> Colin Slade<br><br> Crusaders<br><br> 1<br><br> 9<br><br> 9<br><br> 0<br><br> 50<br><br> Kurt Coleman<br><br> DHL Stormers<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 41<br><br> Waisake Naholo<br><br> Highlanders<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 35<br><br> Luke Burton<br><br> Force<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 30<br><br> Dan Bowden<br><br> Blues<br><br> 1<br><br> 3<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 29<br><br> Jacques-Louis Potgieter<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 27<br><br> TJ Perenara<br><br> Hurricanes<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 25<br><br> Julian Savea<br><br> Hurricanes<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 25<br><br> James Lowe<br><br> Chiefs<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 25<br><br> Marcell Coetzee<br><br> Cell C Sharks<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 25<br><br> Francois Hougaard<br><br> Vodacom Bulls<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 25<br><br> <br><br> 2015-04-20 Junior Springbok squad named http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2854/Junior-Springbok-squad-named- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Junior Springbok squad named to face Varsity Cup Dream Team<br><br> <br><br> The national selectors have confirmed the Junior Springbok match-23 to face a strong Varsity Cup Dream Team in Stellenbosch on Tuesday evening. The match will kick-off at 18h30 at the Danie Craven Stadium and will be televised live on SuperSport 1.<br><br> <br><br> Four players who represented the Junior Springboks at the 2014 Junior World Championship in New Zealand andshy;- Warrick Gelant (fullback), Dan du Preez (flank), Abongile Nonkontwana (lock) and Joseph Dweba (hooker) - will again line up for the Junior Boks.<br><br> <br><br> The historic clash, which marks the first of its kind between the sides, is an important part of the Junior Boksandrsquo; preparation for the newly named World Rugby Under-20 Championship which will be hosted in Italy in June.<br><br> <br><br> "This match is exactly what the team needs at this stage," said Junior Springbok coach Dawie Theron. "Although we started a while back with our training camp in Stellenbosch, we only had the full training squad together for a short while as some of the players had Varsity Cup and provincial commitments."<br><br> <br><br> Theron expected a tough test on Tuesday and said: "We had a good training session on Thursday morning against the WP Rugby Institute and it was great to test the guys in match like conditions. The Varsity Cup Dream Team, however, is very strong and they will no doubt give us a good workout. The Dream Team consists of the best players of the Varsity Cup and they also have several players who have played for the Junior Springboks in the past, so they will be familiar with our structures."<br><br> <br><br> The Junior Springboks to face the Varsity Cup Dream Team on Tuesday in Stellenbosch:<br><br> <br><br> 15. Warrick Gelant (Vodacom Blue Bulls)<br><br> 14. Kanyo Ngcukana (DHL Western Province)<br><br> 13. JT Jackson (Vodacom Blue Bulls)<br><br> 12. Daniel du Plessis (DHL Western Province)<br><br> 11. Leolin Zas (DHL Western Province)<br><br> 10. Ernst Stapelberg (DHL Western Province)<br><br> 9. Ivan van Zyl (Vodacom Blue Bulls)<br><br> 8. Hanro Liebenberg (Vodacom Blue Bulls)<br><br> 7. Dan du Preez (Cell C Sharks)<br><br> 6. CJ Velleman (EP Kings)<br><br> 5. RG Snyman ((Vodacom Blue Bulls)<br><br> 4. Abongile Nonkontwana (Vodacom Blue Bulls)<br><br> 3. Ruan Kramer (Toyota Free State Cheetahs)<br><br> 2. Joseph Dweba (Toyota Free State Cheetahs)<br><br> 1. Ox Nche (Toyota Free State Cheetahs)<br><br> <br><br> Replacements:<br><br> 16. Mzamo Majola (Cell C Sharks)<br><br> 17. Jan van der Merwe (Vodacom Blue Bulls)<br><br> 18. Frans van Wyk (DHL Western Province)<br><br> 19. Jason Jenkins (Vodacom Blue Bulls)<br><br> 20. Jean-Luc du Preez (Cell C Sharks)<br><br> 21. Marco Janse van Vuuren (Xerox Golden Lions)<br><br> 22. Brandon Thomson (DHL Western Province)<br><br> 23. Grant Hermanus (DHL Western Province)<br><br> <br><br> Kick-off: 18h30 Venue: Danie Craven Stadium Live on SuperSport 1 Follow the Junior Springboks on their journey to the 2015 World Rugby Under-20 Championship on Twitter at @JuniorBoks or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/springboks 2015-04-20 Vodacom Cup Round 6 Review http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2853/Vodacom-Cup-Round-6-Review http://www.fscheetahs.co.za GWK Griquas, SWD Eagles lay down marker in the South andndash; Vodacom Cup Round 6 Review<br><br> <br><br> There were tries aplenty as the Vodacom Cup shifted up a gear with the quarter-finals moving into sight for the 16 teams vying for the title.<br><br> <br><br> In the South Section, the SWD Eagles probably delivered the biggest upset as they outplayed the Cell C Sharks XV in George on Friday evening, winning comfortably by 36-13 after a superb second half performance where they scored 29 unanswered points.<br><br> <br><br> GWK Griquas showed they will not let go of their title without a proper fight as they completely outclassed the Boland Cavaliers by 62-19 in Velddrif on Saturday afternoon, while the Toyota Free State XV beat the EP Kings by 50-45 in an extraordinary match in Bloemfontein where the scorers with still tied at 42-42 with only five minutes remaining on the clock.<br><br> <br><br> DHL Western Province were predictably too strong for the Border Bulldogs as they cemented their position at the top of the South Section log with a 34-6 win on Saturday afternoon.<br><br> <br><br> In the nhe North Section, last weekendandrsquo;s log leaders, the Xerox Golden Lions, enjoyed a bye and was overtaken at the top of the standings by the Vodacom Blue Bulls, who beat the Down Touch Griffons by 40-21 in Pretoria on Friday afternoon.<br><br> <br><br> The Steval Pumasandrsquo; 31-23 victory over the Leopards XV in Potchefstroom on Friday means the race to the top of the North Section log is now effectively between three teams.<br><br> <br><br> The FNB Welwitschias recorded their first win of the season when they beat the Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls by 24-17 in Windhoek on Saturday afternoon.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Cup information: NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP SCORERS | TRY SCORERS<br><br> <br><br> Notes to media: Pictures from selected matches are available for rights free use by clicking here. If prompted, use the password "2015VodacomCup".<br><br> <br><br> Feel free to use the match reports published on www.sarugby.co.za andndash; simply follow the relevant links below.<br><br> <br><br> Match reports (full report available by clicking on the score):<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls 40 Down Touch Griffons 21<br><br> <br><br> The Vodacom Blue Bulls ran in five tries to record a comfortable 40-21 (halftime 27-7) win over the Down Touch Griffons at the Loftus B-field in Pretoria on Friday afternoon.<br><br> <br><br> The win saw the Vodacom Blue Bulls move to the top of the Vodacom Cup North Section log, one point ahead of the Xerox Golden Lions who enjoyed a bye this weekend.<br><br> <br><br> Jamba Ulengo and Kefentse Mahlo both scored a brace of tries for the home team, while Nicky Steyn did the same for the visitors from the Northern Free State.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls andndash; Tries: Jamba Ulengo (2), Kefentse Mahlo (2), Arno van Wyk. Conversions: Thinus de Beer (2), Kobus Marais. Penalties: De Beer, Marais (2).<br><br> <br><br> Down Touch Griffons andndash; Tries: Nicky Steyn (2), Martin Sithole. Conversions: Franna du Toit (3).<br><br> <br><br> Leopards XV 23 Steval Pumas 31<br><br> <br><br> JC Roos scored 21 points to lead the Steval Pumas to a 31-23 (halftime 15-13) win over the Leopards XV in their Vodacom Cup North Section match at Profert Olen Park in Potchefstroom on Friday.<br><br> <br><br> Flyhalf Roos scored a try and kicked two conversions and four penalties as the Steval Pumas clinched their fourth win of the season.<br><br> <br><br> The visitors from the Lowveld made a fast start to the match as flank Jaco Bouwer crashed over for an unconverted try in just the second minute. However, the Leopards took the lead in the 15th minute thanks to the pivot Kobus du Plessisandrsquo;s second successful penalty attempt of the match.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers: <br><br> <br><br> Leopards XV andndash; Tries: Jaco Hayward, Sergio Torrens. Conversions: Kobus du Plessis (2). Penalties: Du Plessis (3).<br><br> <br><br> Steval Pumas andndash; Tries: Jaco Bouwer, Frikkie Spies, JC Roos. Conversions. Roos (2). Penalties: Roos (4).<br><br> <br><br> SWD Eagles 36 Cell C Sharks XV 13<br><br> <br><br> The SWD Eagles turned in a storming second-half performance to down the Cell C Sharks XV by 36-13 (half-time 17-13) in their Vodacom Cup South Section match at Outeniqua Park in George on Friday evening.<br><br> <br><br> The Eagles ran in three second-half tries on their way to scoring 29 unanswered points with the Sharks XV unable to score any second-half points.<br><br> <br><br> No 8 Zandre Jordaan and right wing Alshaun Bock both scored a brace of tries for the home team, who completed their second win of the season while the Sharks XV were consigned to their third loss in four games.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> SWD Eagles andndash; Tries: Zandre Jordaan (2), Kurt Haupt, Alshaun Bock (2). Conversions: Elric van Vuuren (4). Penalty: Van Vuuren.<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks XV andndash; Try: Tonderai Chavanga. Conversion: Innocent Radebe. Penalties: Radebe (2).<br><br> <br><br> DHL Western Province 34 Border Bulldogs 6<br><br> <br><br> It took some time for DHL Western Province to find their rhythm but, having been held to 8-6 at halftime, they ran in four more tries to beat Border Bulldogs 34-6 in their Vodacom Cup match at the City Park Stadium in Cape Town on Saturday.<br><br> <br><br> It was a game dominated by the Western Province forwards, who scored three of the five tries as they cemented their place at the top of the log with four out of four, with a bonus point.<br><br> <br><br> The match also saw dream start for debutant DHL WP fullback Garth April from the newly-crowned Cell C Community Cup champions Durbanville-Bellville, who opened the hostsandrsquo; try-scoring spree in the 25th minute.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> DHL Western Province andndash; Tries: Garth April, Deacon Chowles, Rayn Smit, Chris van Zyl, Robert du Preez. Conversions: Jean-Luc du Plessis (2), Robert du Preez. Penalty: Jean-Luc du Plessis.<br><br> <br><br> Border Bulldogs andndash; Penalties: Masixole Banda (2).<br><br> <br><br> FNB Welwitschias 24 Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls 17<br><br> <br><br> The FNB Welwitschiasandrsquo; greater desire earned them a well-deserved first victory in the 2015 Vodacom Cup when they beat the Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls by 24-17 in Windhoek on Saturday.<br><br> <br><br> The Namibian side led 17-3 at halftime thanks to two great individual tries by outside centre Johann Tromp, who added his hat-trick try nine minutes into the second half. He was duly named man of the match.<br><br> <br><br> The victory was only the second by any Namibian side in the Vodacom Cup, following the 2010 home win against the Valke (66-33 in Windhoek).<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> FNB Welwitchias andndash; Tries: Johann Tromp (3). Conversions: Shaun Kaizemi (3). Penalty Kaizemi.<br><br> <br><br> Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls andndash; Tries: Heirich Els, Marcus Erasmus. Conversions: Anton Beswick (2). Penality: Beswick.<br><br> <br><br> Boland Cavaliers 19 GWK Griquas 62<br><br> <br><br> A hat-trick by winger Natabeni Dukisa saw GWK Griquas bash the Boland Cavaliers 62-19 (halftime 20-7) in their Vodacom Cup encounter at the Smuts Ground in Velddrif on Saturday afternoon.<br><br> <br><br> Rocco Jansen scored twice in the first-half as the teams went into the break with the visitors leading by 20-7 and although the home team closed the gap to 20-14 early in the second half, GWK Griquas then cut loose as they dotted down six times in the second 40 minutes to record the biggest victory of the round.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers:<br><br> <br><br> Boland Cavaliers andndash; Tries: Wilneth Engelbrecht, Tiaan Ramat, Ryno Conradie. Conversions: Eric Zana (2).<br><br> <br><br> GWK Griquas andndash; Tries: Rocco Jansen (2), Wendall Wehr (2), Natabeni Dukisa (3), Martin Bezuidenhout, Clinton Swart. Conversions: Gouws Prinsloo (7). Penalty: Prinsloo.<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State XV 50 EP Kings 45<br><br> <br><br> The Toyota Free State Cheetahs XV were made to work extremely hard for their 50-45 win over a gutsy EP Kings in a Vodacom Cup match in Bloemfontein on Saturday.<br><br> <br><br> With only five minutes remaining at the Free State Stadium, the score was still 42-42, but a penalty and try by replacement flyhalf Ludwig Erasmus wrapped up proceedings for the home teamandrsquo;s third win of their campaign in the Southern Section.<br><br> <br><br> Former EP Kings flyer Sergeal Petersen scored a brace of tries for the Free Staters while Tim Whitehead, who captained the side from Port Elizabeth, did the same for the visitors as a total of 12 tries were scored in this encounter.<br><br> <br><br> Scorers: <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State XV andndash; Tries: JP du Plessis, Sergeal Petersen (2), Shaun Venter, Joubert Engelbrecht, Zingisa April, Ludwig Erasmus. Conversions: Niel Marais (6). Penalty: Ludwig Erasmus.<br><br> <br><br> EP Kings andndash; Tries: Tim Agaba, Luther Obi, Tim Whitehead (2), Siviwe Soyizwapi. Conversions: Scott van Breda (4). Penalties: Gary van Aswegen, Van Breda (3).<br><br> <br><br> Logs<br><br> <br><br> North Section<br><br> Pos<br><br> Team<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> D<br><br> L<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> TF<br><br> TA<br><br> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 6<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 199<br><br> 101<br><br> 98<br><br> 28<br><br> 10<br><br> 4<br><br> 24<br><br> 2<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 5<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 180<br><br> 78<br><br> 102<br><br> 24<br><br> 9<br><br> 3<br><br> 23<br><br> 3<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 235<br><br> 92<br><br> 143<br><br> 29<br><br> 10<br><br> 4<br><br> 20<br><br> 4<br><br> Leopards XV<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 106<br><br> 117<br><br> -11<br><br> 14<br><br> 14<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 5<br><br> Hino Valke<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 108<br><br> 138<br><br> -30<br><br> 15<br><br> 18<br><br> 4<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> FNB Welwitschias<br><br> 5<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 62<br><br> 207<br><br> -145<br><br> 8<br><br> 30<br><br> 2<br><br> 6<br><br> 7<br><br> Down Touch Griffons<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 88<br><br> 163<br><br> -75<br><br> 11<br><br> 23<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 8<br><br> Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 47<br><br> 129<br><br> -82<br><br> 4<br><br> 19<br><br> 1<br><br> 1<br><br> <br><br> South Section<br><br> Pos<br><br> Team<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> D<br><br> L<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> TF<br><br> TA<br><br> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 4<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 110<br><br> 41<br><br> 69<br><br> 14<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 19<br><br> 2<br><br> GWK Griquas<br><br> 4<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 145<br><br> 75<br><br> 70<br><br> 18<br><br> 9<br><br> 2<br><br> 18<br><br> 3<br><br> Toyota Free State XV<br><br> 4<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 154<br><br> 111<br><br> 43<br><br> 21<br><br> 11<br><br> 3<br><br> 15<br><br> 4<br><br> SWD Eagles<br><br> 4<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 107<br><br> 83<br><br> 24<br><br> 12<br><br> 9<br><br> 3<br><br> 11<br><br> 5<br><br> EP Kings<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 104<br><br> 113<br><br> -9<br><br> 13<br><br> 13<br><br> 4<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> Cell C Sharks XV<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 96<br><br> 103<br><br> -7<br><br> 12<br><br> 13<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 7<br><br> Boland Cavaliers<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 78<br><br> 165<br><br> -87<br><br> 11<br><br> 25<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 8<br><br> Border Bulldogs<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 48<br><br> 151<br><br> -103<br><br> 5<br><br> 21<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> <br><br> Top scorers<br><br> <br><br> Player<br><br> Team<br><br> Tries<br><br> Conv<br><br> Pen<br><br> Drops<br><br> Tot<br><br> JC Roos<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 2<br><br> 16<br><br> 10<br><br> 0<br><br> 72<br><br> Kobus Marais<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 1<br><br> 13<br><br> 8<br><br> 0<br><br> 55<br><br> Ashlon Davids<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 1<br><br> 14<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 45<br><br> Elric van Vuuren<br><br> SWD Eagles<br><br> 0<br><br> 9<br><br> 9<br><br> 0<br><br> 45<br><br> Gouws Prinsloo<br><br> GWK Griquas<br><br> 0<br><br> 11<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 43<br><br> Coenie van Wyk<br><br> Toyota Free State XV<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 42<br><br> Jaun Kotze<br><br> Hino Valke<br><br> 1<br><br> 12<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 38<br><br> Jean-Luc Du Plessis<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 0<br><br> 7<br><br> 8<br><br> 0<br><br> 38<br><br> Alshaun Bock<br><br> SWD Eagles<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 30<br><br> Justin van Staden<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 28<br><br> Anton Beswick<br><br> Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 27<br><br> Eric Zana<br><br> Boland Cavaliers<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 26<br><br> Sikhumbuszo Notshe<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 25<br><br> Kefentse Mahlo<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 25<br><br> Louis Strydom<br><br> Down Touch Griffons<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 25<br><br> Kobus du Plessis<br><br> Leopards XV<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 24<br><br> Scott van Breda<br><br> EP Kings<br><br> 0<br><br> 6<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 24<br><br> Marquit September<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 20<br><br> Jaco Hayward<br><br> Leopards XV<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 20<br><br> Ruaan Lerm<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 20<br><br> Stephan de Wit<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 20<br><br> 2015-04-20 SA Conference closer than it’s ever been http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2852/SA-Conference-closer-than-its-ever-been- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The 2015 season is shaping up as the most-closely contested South African Conference title race since the expansion of Vodacom Super Rugby in 2011.<br><br> <br><br> The leadership of the SA Conference is up for grabs once more this weekend after four teams have already topped the local log so far this season, with anyone of the Vodacom Bulls, DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks that could be on top on Saturday night.<br><br> <br><br> A mere four log points separate the top four South African teams, with the Vodacom Bulls on 24 (after eight matches), DHL Stormers on 22 (eight), Emirates Lions on 21 (nine) and Cell C Sharks on 20 (nine).<br><br> <br><br> And even the fifth-placed Toyota Cheetahs are not out of the running as they trail the Cell C Sharks by seven points with a game in hand and a host of "eight-point" local derbies to come. <br><br> <br><br> Last year at a similar stage, the difference was a massive 21 points, but only the Cell C Sharks ended up making the playoffs.<br><br> <br><br> In 2013, the difference between teams one and four in South Africa was eight points at roughly the halfway stage of the competition, with the Vodacom Bulls and Toyota Cheetahs eventually proceeding to the playoffs and the DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks just missing out in positions seven and eight.<br><br> <br><br> In 2012, a total of 12 points separated the teams from first to fourth at a similar stage and in the end the DHL Stormers, Vodacom Bulls and Cell C Sharks made the playoffs andndash; South Africaandrsquo;s most successful season yet in terms of representation in the top six.<br><br> <br><br> Halfway through the season in the first year of Vodacom Super Rugby in 2011, the difference between the first and fourth South African teams was 20 points and in the end, only the DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks progressed to the knock-out stages.<br><br> <br><br> The Emirates Lions have a bye this weekend.<br><br> <br><br> Note: Teams still got four log points for every bye between 2011 and 2013, but for this comparison we subtracted those "free points".<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Super Rugby information:<br><br> 2015 MEDIA GUIDE | MATCH PACKS | LATEST NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP POINTS SCORERS | TOP TRY SCORERS<br><br> <br><br> Force v DHL Stormers<br><br> Date: Saturday, 18 April<br><br> SA Time: 13h35<br><br> Venue: NIB Stadium, Perth<br><br> Referee: Mike Fraser<br><br> Assistant Referees: Andrew Lees, Will Houston<br><br> TMO: Ian Smith<br><br> <br><br> Team news: <br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The DHL Stormers pack shows three changes and one positional shift from last weekend andndash; Bongi Mbnambi (hooker), Ruan Botha (lock) and Siya Kolisi (flank) will start, while Schalk Burger moves to the other side of the scrum.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; In the backline, the only change is at scrumhalf, where Louis Schreuder is rotated with Nic Groom, the latter moving to the bench where he will be joined by Scarra Ntubeni.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Manuel Carizza (lock) and Michael Rhodes (flank) are injured and were not considered.<br><br> <br><br> Stats: <br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The DHL Stormers have won three from their four visits to Perth, but they have not scored four tries in the Western Australian capital since 2008.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Capetonians are aiming to win consecutive away matches Down Under for the first time since April 2012, when they beat the Reds and the Force in Australia.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Force failed to reach double figures in their last two defeats against the DHL Stormers.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; In the last two seasons, the Force have won three from seven against South African opposition and lost four andndash; in Perth it reads two wins from three.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Three of the last four meetings between the sides have seen a total of 32 or fewer points scored.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes: <br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers head coach Allister Coetzee: "We have a positive feeling in our camp. In Super Rugby you always need to pitch up, otherwise your opposition will knock you off your perch. We need to ensure that we show intensity and urgency against the Force, and really be up for it, before we can even think about returning to South Africa."<br><br> <br><br> The teams are:<br><br> <br><br> Force: Dane Haylett-Petty, Luke Morahan, Kyle Godwin, Luke Burton, Nick Cummins, Sias Ebersohn, Alby Mathewson, Ben McCalman, Chris Alcock, Steve Mafi, Adam Coleman, Sam Wykes (captain), Tetera Faulkner, Nathan Charles, Pekahou Cowan. Replacements: Heath Tessmann, Chris Heiberg, Oliver Hoskins, Ross Haylett-Petty, Angus Cottrell, Ian Prior, Zack Holmes, Marcel Brache.<br><br> <br><br> DHL Stormers: Cheslin Kolbe, Kobus van Wyk, Juan de Jongh (captain), Damian de Allende, Dillyn Leyds, Demetri Catrakilis, Louis Schreuder, Nizaam Carr, Schalk Burger, Siya Kolisi, Ruan Botha, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff. Replacements: Scarra Ntubeni, Ali Vermaak, Vincent Koch, Jean Kleyn, Sikhumbuzu Notshe, Nic Groom, Kurt Coleman, Huw Jones.<br><br> <br><br> Force v DHL Stormers (since 2006):<br><br> Played 8; DHL Stormers won 6; Force won 2<br><br> Points scored: 193<br><br> Points conceded: 130<br><br> Tries scored: 22<br><br> Tries conceded: 12<br><br> Average score: 24-16 to the DHL Stormers<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks v Vodacom Bulls<br><br> Date: Saturday, 18 April<br><br> SA Time: 17h05<br><br> Venue: Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban<br><br> Referee: Jaco Peyper<br><br> Assistant Referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Archie Sehlako<br><br> TMO: Marius Jonker<br><br> <br><br> Team news: <br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The return of Springbok props Tendai Mtawarira and Jannie du Plessis, for Dale Chadwick and Lourens Adriaanse respectively, are the only changes to the Cell C Sharksandrsquo; starting team.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Adriaanse moves to the bench where he is joined by SP Marais, in for Jack Wilson. Chadwick drops out of the match-23 completely.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Rested Springboks Handrandeacute; Pollard and Adriaan Strauss are back in the Vodacom Bullsandrsquo; starting team. Jacques-Louis Potgieter drops out because of injury and Callie Visagie moves to the bench.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The other changes to the starting line-up are at flank, lock and tighthead prop, where Jacques du Plessis (for Arno Botha), Flip van der Merwe (for Du Plessis) and Marcel van der Merwe (for Trevor Nyakane) will start.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Botha, Nyakane and Lappies Labuschagne have been included on the bench while Hanro Liebenberg is not involved this week.<br><br> <br><br> Stats: <br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Between them, the Vodacom Bulls and Cell C Sharks have featured in six Vodacom Super Rugby finals (1996, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012), which includes the epic 2007 showdown edged by the men from Pretoria with the last movement of the game.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Since that final in 2007, the Vodacom Bulls have won three from five in Durban, but lost there by 31-16 last year.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Cell C Sharks have not lost three successive Vodacom Super Rugby matches for almost two years, since May 2013.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; After a slow start in the early years of Super 12 against their coastal cousins, the Vodacom Bulls have won eight of the last 11 derbies between these two sides, but never by a double figure margin.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Itandrsquo;s clearly the year of the fullback as Jessie Kriel, with 802m gained, and SP Marais (672m) rank first and third respectively for metres gained this season.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes: <br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks assistant coach Sean Everitt: "There were a lot of positives to take out of the [Lions] game and if we can just polish those up a bit, the results could go our way. Obviously weandrsquo;re still in with a good shout, but what we need to do is concentrate on our performances and make sure we rectify the mistakes weandrsquo;ve made and that we move forward. And take the positives out from the weekend which were work-rate and the effort we showed.<br><br> <br><br> "And at times when we kept the ball, we looked very good as well, we scored two nice tries from way out. Weandrsquo;re happy with the way weandrsquo;re attacking but unfortunately, the unforced errors are counting against us."<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls head coach Frans Ludeke: "It will be a massive challenge for us, so to have the likes of Handrandeacute;, Adriaan and Lappies back is great. We will be facing a Sharks team what will be hurting and desperate to redeem themselves at home and I think it is fair to say that this will be our toughest assignment this year."<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls captain Pierre Spies: "We will have to show the ability to win away from home consistently if we want to remain in the competition. Durban is a tough place to play at and with so much at stake in the SA conference, we really cannot afford to play average rugby. This is going to be an epic local derby and we need to front up to it."<br><br> <br><br> The teams are:<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks: Odwa Ndungane, Sandrsquo;bura Sithole, Waylon Murray, Andre Esterhuizen, Lwazi Mvovo, Fred Zeilinga, Cobus Reinach, Renaldo Bothma, Willem Alberts, Marcell Coetzee, Marco Wentzel (captain), Mouritz Botha, Jannie du Plessis, Franco Marais, Tendai Mtawarira. Replacements: Monde Hadebe, Thomas du Toit, Lourens Adriaanse, Lubabalo Mtyanda, Etienne Oosthuizen, Conrad Hoffmann, Lionel Cronje, SP Marais.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Bulls: Jesse Kriel, Francois Hougaard, JJ Engelbrecht, Burger Odendaal, Bjorn Basson, Handrandeacute; Pollard, Rudy Paige, Pierre Spies (captain), Jacques du Plessis, Deon Stegmann, Grant Hattingh, Flip van der Merwe, Marcel van der Merwe, Adriaan Strauss, Dean Greyling. Replacements: Callie Visagie, Mornandeacute; Mellett, Trevor Nyakane, Arno Botha, Lappies Labuschagne, Piet van Zyl, Tian Schoeman, Jurgen Visser.<br><br> <br><br> Cell C Sharks v Vodacom Bulls (since 1998):<br><br> Played 23; Cell C Sharks won 9; Vodacom Bulls won 13; one draw<br><br> Cell C Sharks points scored: 511<br><br> Vodacom Bulls points scored: 447<br><br> Cell C Sharks tries scored: 52<br><br> Vodacom Bulls tries scored: 35<br><br> Average score: 22-19 to the Cell C Sharks<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs v Reds<br><br> Date: Saturday, 18 April<br><br> SA Time: 19h10<br><br> Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> Referee: Jaco van Heerden<br><br> Assistant Referees: Quinton Immelman, Lourens van der Merwe<br><br> TMO: Shaun Veldsman<br><br> <br><br> Team news: <br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Toyota Cheetahs have made only one change to their match-23 for this encounter andndash; Springbok fullback Willie le Roux will get a break and has been replaced by Coenie van Wyk, who played for the Emirates Lions last year but will make his debut for the men in orange.<br><br> <br><br> Stats:<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; Itandrsquo;s been more than five years since the Redsandrsquo; last victory in Bloemfontein andndash; on 26 March 2010 when they won 31-10. It was the only time in four starts that the Toyota Cheetahs had lost at home against the team from Queensland.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Toyota Cheetahs win twice as many matches at home against teams from Australia compared to Kiwi opposition andndash; against the Aussies, they are on 12 wins from 18 (66.7%) in Central South Africa, while that figure drops to seven from 22 (31.8%) against New Zealand teams.<br><br> <br><br> andmiddot; The Reds have now lost six matches in a row. Last year they also lost six on the trot (Rounds 8-14), but their worst-ever losing sequence of nine straight defeats was between February and April 2007.<br><br> <br><br> Quotes:<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs head coach Naka Drotskandeacute;: "Saturday is not going to be an easy game. The Reds have a lot of game breakers and two of their best players are coming back or this encounter. Weandrsquo;ve put a lot of pressure on ourselves and we need to win. If we play the way we know we can play and keep to our structures, then I believe we can win. It is in our hands."<br><br> <br><br> The teams are:<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs: Coenie van Wyk, Cornal Hendricks, Johann Sadie, Francois Venter, Raymond Rhule, Joe Pietersen, Sarel Pretorius, Willie Britz, Boom Prinsloo, Heinrich Branduuml;ssow, Francois Uys (captain), Carl Wegner, Coenie Oosthuizen, Torsten van Jaarsveld, BG Uys. Replacements: Stephan Coetzee, Danie Mienie, Maks van Dyk, Steven Sykes, Tienie Burger, Tian Meyer, Willie du Plessis, Ryno Benjamin.<br><br> <br><br> Reds: Karmichael Hunt, Lachie Turner, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Samu Kerevi, James Oandrsquo;Connor, Nick Frisby, Will Genia, Adam Thomson, Liam Gill, Curtis Browning, James Horwill, Rob Simmons, Greg Holmes, James Hanson, James Slipper (captain). Replacements: Andrew Ready, Ben Daley, Sam Talakai, Marco Kotze, Adam Korczyk, Anthony Faingaandrsquo;a, Campbell Magnay, Chris Kuridrani.<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs v Reds (since 2006):<br><br> Played 8; Toyota Cheetahs won 3; Reds won 5<br><br> Points scored: 133<br><br> Points conceded: 193<br><br> Tries scored: 13<br><br> Tries conceded: 22<br><br> Average score: 24-17 to the Reds<br><br> <br><br> Other fixtures (SA kick-off times):<br><br> <br><br> Friday, 17 April: <br><br> 09h35: Crusaders v Chiefs andndash; Christchurch<br><br> <br><br> Saturday, 18 March:<br><br> 06h30: Hurricanes v Waratahs andndash; Wellington<br><br> 09h35: Highlanders v Blues andndash; Dunedin<br><br> 11h40: Brumbies v Rebels andndash; Canberra<br><br> <br><br> Bye: Emirates Lions<br><br> 2015-04-16 Three crucial clashes in the South http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2851/Three-crucial-clashes-in-the-South- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Three crucial clashes in the South andndash; Vodacom Cup Round 6 Preview<br><br> The six teams occupying positions two to seven on the South Section log clash in three encounters this weekend that could have a major impact on the eventual standings in the Vodacom Cup.<br><br> First up on Friday evening, the SWD Eagles (fourth) host the Cell C Sharks XV (sixth) at scenic Outeniqua Park in George, where both teams will be looking for their second win of the season.<br><br> <br><br> On Saturday, second-placed GWK Griquas andndash; one of only three unbeaten teams left in the competition andndash; travel to Velddrif to take on the Boland Cavaliers (seventh), before the Toyota Free State XV (third) host the fifth-placed EP Kings in Bloemfontein.<br><br> <br><br> The other South Section clash is in Cape Town between the table-topping DHL Western Province, also unbeaten in 2015, and the Border Bulldogs, who are still looking for their first log points after three rounds.<br><br> <br><br> With the top side in the North Section, the Xerox Golden Lions, having a bye this weekend, the big match is on Friday afternoon between the Leopards XV and the Steval Pumas in Potchefstroom.<br><br> <br><br> The Vodacom Blue Bulls will have an opportunity to move to the top of the Northern log when they host the Down Touch Griffons in Pretoria on Friday afternoon, while the FNB Welwitschias and Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls take each other on in a bottom-of-the-table clash in Windhoek.<br><br> <br><br> This week we feature two very impressive backs who both made the Varsity Cup XV and are making their mark in the Vodacom Cup, Dan Kriel of the Vodacom Blue Bulls and Innocent Radebe of the Cell C Sharks XV.<br><br> <br><br> Attachment andndash; Vodacom Cup Pic of the Week: JW Jonker of GWK Griquas eludes Lukhanyo Nomzanga of the Border Bulldogs in their Vodacom Cup match last weekend at Hartswater Rugby Club in the Northern Cape. Credit: Charl Devenish, Image SA / SARU.<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Cup information: NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP SCORERS | TRY SCORERS<br><br> Note to media: Pictures from selected matches are available for rights free use by clicking here. If prompted, use the password "2015VodacomCup".<br><br> <br><br> Rising Star #11 andndash; Dan Kriel (Vodacom Blue Bulls)<br><br> At 1.93m tall and weighing in at around 100kg, Vodacom Blue Bulls midfielder Dan Kriel is very similar in build to Springbok captain Jean de Villiers.<br><br> Thatandrsquo;s not where the similarities end though. Like the Springbok captain, Kriel also played a fair bit of rugby at wing, has a lot of pace, great hands and superb vision.<br><br> And just like De Villiers, who played for the SA U19 side with his brother Andre-Louis in 1999, Dan and his twin brother Jesse represented the Junior Springboks together in 2014.<br><br> But unlike the De Villiers brothers or Jesse, the 21-year-old former Maritzburg College pupil, who moved to Pretoria from the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in 2013, never represented his province in the Coca-Cola Craven Week at any level.<br><br> <br><br> In 2012, Dan missed out on Craven Week selection because of injury in his final year at school. The next season he started to blossom at the Blue Bulls though and he scored six tries as the team from Pretoria clinched the Absa U19 Provincial title.<br><br> <br><br> It wasnandrsquo;t surprising with both Kriel brothers were selected to play for the Junior Springboks last year. Dan and Jesse started in the final against England, which the SA U20s lost by a solitary point. Dan played four matches at the Junior World Champs, in the midfield and on the wing.<br><br> <br><br> Later in 2014 Kriel, who made his senior debut in Vodacom Cup debut last weekend, played mostly off the bench in the Absa U21 series, but still scored four tries during the season.<br><br> In 2015, Kriel settled at inside centre for UP-Tuks and was duly named in the Varsity Cup XV following a superb season where he scored five tries, including one where he outsprinted the defence for 90m in the semi-final against eventual runners-up NWU-Pukke.<br><br> <br><br> Rising Star #12 andndash; Innocent Radebe (Cell C Sharks XV)<br><br> Not a lot of players make Test sides from B-division teams, yet that is exactly what Cell C Sharks XV flyhalf Innocent Radebe accomplished this year.<br><br> The 20-year-old Radebe has been selected to play for the Varsity Cup XV against the Junior Springboks next week after a number of sublime performances for the UKZN-Impi in the FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International.<br><br> <br><br> A former pupil of St Stithians College in Johannesburg, Radebe came through the ranks at the Golden Lions and represented the union at U13, U16 and U18 levels before moving to Durban.<br><br> <br><br> At 1.76m and 83kg he isnandrsquo;t the biggest flyhalf around, but Radebe makes up for his lack of size with a complete range of skills, which includes great distribution, solid defence and a great kicking boot.<br><br> <br><br> Last year, he scored 122 points (four tries, 24 conversions, 17 penalty goals and one drop goal) for the Cell C Sharks U19s that were knocked out of the Absa U19 Provincial Competition by eventual runners-up, the Vodacom Blue Bulls, which placed him third on the list of top points scorers for the season.<br><br> <br><br> He didnandrsquo;t stop there though and this season, Radebe scored four more tries and contributed 44 points to the Impiandrsquo;s campaign. The season started with a bang for UKZN when they won the FNB Varsity Shield presented by Steinhoff International, with Radebe contributing a try and two conversions in the final against Wits in Johannesburg.<br><br> <br><br> While still at school in 2013, Radebe played one match from the bench for Sharks U19s before joining the union at the start of the 2014 season. He is in the current Junior Springbok training squad and will have a great opportunity to showcase his talent when the Varsity Cup XV face the SA U20s in Stellenbosch on Tuesday.<br><br> <br><br> Round 6 fixtures:<br><br> <br><br> Friday, 17 April<br><br> <br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls v Down Touch Griffons<br><br> Kick-off: 15h30<br><br> Venue: Loftus B-field, Pretoria<br><br> Referee: Francois Pretorius<br><br> <br><br> Leopards XV v Steval Pumas<br><br> Kick-off: 16h30<br><br> Venue: Profert Olen Park, Potchefstroom<br><br> Referee: Jaco Kotze<br><br> <br><br> SWD Eagles v Cell C Sharks XV<br><br> Kick-off: 19h00<br><br> Venue: Outeniqua Park, George<br><br> Referee: Pro Legoete<br><br> <br><br> Saturday, 18 April<br><br> <br><br> FNB Welwitschias v Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls<br><br> Kick-off: 15h00<br><br> Venue: Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek<br><br> Referee: Stephan Geldenhuys<br><br> <br><br> DHL Western Province v Border Bulldogs<br><br> Kick-off: 15h00<br><br> Venue: City Park Stadium, Cape Town<br><br> Referee: Oregopotse Rametsi<br><br> <br><br> Boland Cavaliers v GWK Griquas<br><br> Kick-off: 16h00<br><br> Venue: Smuts Ground, Velddrif<br><br> Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Free State XV v EP Kings<br><br> Kick-off: 16h30<br><br> Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> Referee: Quinton Immelman<br><br> <br><br> Byes: Xerox Golden Lions, Hino Valke<br><br> 2015-04-16 TROTS! http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2850/TROTS! http://www.fscheetahs.co.za 31 Maart 1986 . . . 13 April 2015 . . . Dit is twee datums hierdie wat altoos in die annale van Kovsie-rugby onthou sal word omdat die Shimla-rugbyspan op diandeacute; datums as rugbykampioen in Suid-Afrika gekroon is nadat hy onderskeidelik die Tukkies (14-6 andndash; SA klubeindstryd in Durban) en die Pukke (63-33 andndash; Varsitybeker-eindstryd op Shimlapark in Bloemfontein) geklop het.<br><br> <br><br> Hierdie ou Gryse was bevoorreg om albei diandeacute; wedstryde te kon bywoon. Die groot verskil was moontlik die ongelooflik, elektries-belaaide atmosfeer by gisteraand se eindstryd op andlsquo;n volgepakte Shimlapark. Van vroegdag af het die geesdriftige ondersteuners van albei studentespanne hul opwagting in groot afwagting by Shimlapark gemaak.<br><br> <br><br> andlsquo;n Heerlike feesatmosfeer het in die herfsaandlug geheers. Die Shimlas het Maandagaand in hul 50e bestaansjaar (die Shimlas vier in 2016 hul 50e verjaarsdag) hul 50e oorwinning sedert 1927 in 88 wedstryde teen die Pukke behaal.<br><br> <br><br> Dit was die vyfde keer dat die Shimlas 50 punte of meer in andlsquo;n kragmeting teen die Pukke aangeteken het. Dit was ook natuurlik die eerste keer in die agt jaar dat daar om die Varsitybeker meegeding word dat die Shimlas diandeacute; trofee inpalm. Die Shimlas is die vierde span wat die trofee wen nadat die Maties (2008-2010), die Ikeys (2011 en 2014) en die Tukkies (2012-2013) dit vroeandeuml;r ingepalm het.<br><br> <br><br> Hoewel die Shimlas se 63 punte Maandaand die meeste is wat andlsquo;n wenspan nandoacute;g in and#39;n Vasitybeker-eindstryd aangeteken het, is die Kovsies se sege met 30 punte gisteraand nie die grootste eindstryd-oorwinning nie, want die Tukkies het die Maties in 2013 se eindstryd met 44-5 geklop vir andlsquo;n sege met 39 punte.<br><br> <br><br> Die 96 punte wat die UV en die NWU Maandagaand aangeteken het, oortref egter wel 2014 se rekord 72 punte van die Ikeys en die Pukke andndash; die Ikeys het 39-33 geseandeuml;vier. Die Kovsie-rugbyklub het sedert 1912 reeds 73 Springbokke opgelewer en ses ander Kovsies het toetsrugby vir ander lande gespeel.<br><br> <br><br> Hierdie trotse Kovsie sedert 1960 se hempsknope het Maandagaand byna-byna losgeskiet van trots. Baie, baie geluk aan Marius van Rensburg (voorsitter), Dougie Heymans (assistent-direkteur van Kovsiesport (rugby) wat die reandeuml;lings vir gister se twee eindstryde behartig het), Franco Smith (hoofafrigter), Hendro Scholtz (voorspelerafrigter) en natuurlik AJ Coertzen en sy briljante Blousneltrein-span! Welgedaan manne!! Shimla Shimla Punjabee. Peshawar Peshawar Irawa Gee. Shimla Shimla wie is ons: Vrystaat Universiteit . . . andndash; Frikkie van Rensburg<br><br> <br><br> 2015-04-15 Toyota Vrystaat XV vs OP Kings http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2849/Toyota-Vrystaat-XV-vs-OP-Kings- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Vrystaat XV vs OP Kings / Toyota Free State XV vs EP Kings <br><br> Die Toyota Vrystaat XV sandecirc; op Saterdag, 18 April om 16:30 die OP Kings die stryd aan in andlsquo;n Vodacombeker wedstryd in die Vrystaat Stadion. Die wedstryd word gespeel as andlsquo;n voorwedstryd vir die Vodacom SupeRugby wedstryd tussen die Toyota Cheetahs en die Reds wat om 19:10 afskop. Hekke open reeds om 15:30 en Peter Mitchell tree na afloop van die hoofwedstryd by die Castle Deck op.<br><br> Die Hoof Afrigter, Rory Duncan het sy span vir die wedstryd aangekondig.<br><br> <br><br> The Toyota Free State XV team will be taking on the EP Kings, on Saturday, 18 April at 16:30 in the Free State Stadium. The match will be played as a curtain raiser to the Vodacom SupeRugby match between the Toyota Cheetahs and the Reds that kicks-off at 19:10. Gates open at 15:30 and Peter Mitchell will provide entertainment on Castle Deck after the main game.<br><br> <br><br> Coach Rory Duncan has announced his team for the clash. <br><br> <br><br> Toyota Vrystaat XV / Toyota Free State XV<br><br> 15<br><br> Full back<br><br> Blommetjies<br><br> Clayton<br><br> 14<br><br> Right wing<br><br> Labuschagne<br><br> Gerrie<br><br> 13<br><br> Right centre<br><br> Du Plessis<br><br> JP<br><br> 12<br><br> Left centre<br><br> Engelbrecht<br><br> Joubert<br><br> 11<br><br> Left wing<br><br> Petersen<br><br> Sergeal<br><br> 10<br><br> Fly half<br><br> Marais<br><br> Daniel<br><br> 9<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Venter<br><br> Shaun<br><br> 8<br><br> Number eight<br><br> Wessels<br><br> Johan<br><br> 7<br><br> Right flanker<br><br> Ngoza<br><br> Freddy<br><br> 6<br><br> Left flanker<br><br> April<br><br> Zingisa<br><br> 5<br><br> Right lock<br><br> Oosthuizen<br><br> Devin<br><br> 4<br><br> Left lock<br><br> Basson<br><br> Justin<br><br> 3<br><br> Tight head prop<br><br> Strydom<br><br> Louwrens<br><br> 2<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Barnes<br><br> Ryno andcopy;<br><br> 1<br><br> Loose head prop<br><br> Oosthuizen<br><br> Caylib<br><br> Replacements 16<br><br> Hooker<br><br> Dweba<br><br> Joseph<br><br> 17<br><br> Prop<br><br> Botha<br><br> Van Zyl<br><br> 18<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Du Preez<br><br> Armand<br><br> 19<br><br> Utility Forward<br><br> Jobo<br><br> Vincent<br><br> 20<br><br> Scrum half<br><br> Botha<br><br> Renier<br><br> 21<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Erasmus<br><br> Ludwig<br><br> 22<br><br> Utility back<br><br> Brandt<br><br> Enver<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 2015-04-15 Toyota Cheetahs vs Reds http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2848/Toyota-Cheetahs-vs-Reds- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs vs Reds<br><br> Die Toyota Cheetahs en die Reds meet op Saterdag, 18 April om 19:10 kragte in andlsquo;n Vodacom SupeRugby wedstryd in die Vrystaat Stadion. Die Springbok heelagter, Willie le Roux word volgens die ooreenkoms met SA Rugby hierdie naweek gerus en Coenie van Wyk sal speelkans kry in die beginspan. Dit is die enigste verandering aan die span wat verlede week die Western Force in Perth geklop het. <br><br> <br><br> Die Toyota Vrystaat Cheetahs XV speel om 16:30 teen die OP Kings in andlsquo;n Vodacombeker voorwedstryd. Almal is welkom by die Sparta Braai Area! Koop en braai self jou vleis soos jy daarvan hou. Peter Mitchell tree na die wedstryd by die Castle Deck op. Hekke open om 15:30. <br><br> <br><br> Kaartjies vir die hoofpaviljoen kos R80, R60 vir volwassenes op die ooppaviljoen en R20 vir studente en skoliere. Kaartjies is beskikbaar by die kaartjiekantoor by Hek 8 in die Vrystaat Stadion, asook aanlyn op www.fscheetahs.co.za<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs vs Reds <br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs will be taking on the Reds on Saturday, 18 April on their home ground, the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. Springbok fullback, Willie le Roux will be sitting out this game due to an agreement with SA Rugby. He will be replaced by Coenie van Wyk in the starting line-up. Thatandrsquo;s the only change to the team who beat the Western Force last Saturday in Perth.<br><br> <br><br> In a Vodacom Cup curtain raiser starting at 16:30, the Toyota Free State XV will be taking on the EP Kings. Gates open at 15:30. <br><br> <br><br> Everyone is welcome at the Sparta Braai Area andndash; come and buy a steak and braai it yourself. Peter Mitchell will provide entertainment on the Castle Deck after the match. <br><br> <br><br> Ticket prices: <br><br> R80 andndash; Main Stand, R60 andndash; Open Stand (adults) and R20 for students and kids.<br><br> Tickets can be purchased online at www.fscheetahs.co.za or at the Ticket office at Gate 8 (Att Horak Avenue) at the Free State Stadium<br><br> <br><br> Previous Encounters<br><br> <br><br> This will mark the 9th SupeRugby encounter between the Toyota Cheetahs and the Reds from Brisbane in Australia since 24 March 2006. The Reds are leading with five wins to the three wins of the Toyota Cheetahs.<br><br> <br><br> It will also be the fifth time the teams meet at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein since the first Bloemfontein encounter on 24 March 2006. The Toyota Cheetahs has won three previous matches in Bloemfontein and the Reds one.<br><br> <br><br> The last time the Toyota Cheetahs hosted the Reds was on 18 May 2013. The Bloemfontein based side won with 27-13. The Reds, however, won the last match on 7 March 2014 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, with 43-33. Eight tries were scored in this match - five by the Reds and three by the Toyota Cheetahs.<br><br> <br><br> (Toyota Cheetah scores mentioned first):<br><br> Date<br><br> Venue<br><br> Result<br><br> Tries<br><br> 24/3/2006<br><br> Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein<br><br> 10-6<br><br> 1-0<br><br> 21/4/2007<br><br> Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane<br><br> 13-23<br><br> 1-2<br><br> 5/4/2008<br><br> Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein<br><br> 29-14<br><br> 4-2<br><br> 1/3/2009<br><br> Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane<br><br> 3-22<br><br> 0-3<br><br> 26/3/2010<br><br> Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein<br><br> 10-21<br><br> 1-3<br><br> 26/3/2011<br><br> Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane<br><br> 8-41<br><br> 1-6<br><br> 2012<br><br> No match<br><br> -<br><br> -<br><br> 18/5/2013<br><br> FS Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> 27-13<br><br> 2-1<br><br> 7/3/2014<br><br> Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane<br><br> 33-43<br><br> 3-5<br><br> 18/4/2015<br><br> FS Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> 0-0<br><br> 0-0<br><br> Played: 8. Reds won: 5 Cheetahs won: 3.<br> Points scored - Cheetahs: 133. Reds: 183.<br> Tries scored - Cheetahs: 13. Reds: 22.<br> Average score - 22-13 to the Reds.<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs vs Reds<br><br> Saturday, 18 April 2015 - 19:10 - Free State Stadium<br><br> No.<br><br> Position<br><br> name<br><br> 1<br><br> LOOSEHEAD PROP<br><br> BG Uys<br><br> 2<br><br> HOOKER<br><br> Torsten van Jaarsveld<br><br> 3<br><br> TIGHTHEAD PROP<br><br> Coenie Oosthuizen<br><br> 4<br><br> LEFT LOCK<br><br> Carl Wegner<br><br> 5<br><br> RIGHT LOCK<br><br> Francois Uys (C )<br><br> 6<br><br> LEFT FLANKER<br><br> Heinrich Brussow<br><br> 7<br><br> RIGHT FLANKER<br><br> Boom Prinsloo<br><br> 8<br><br> NUMBER EIGHT<br><br> Willie Britz<br><br> 9<br><br> SCRUMHALF<br><br> Sarel Pretorius (VC)<br><br> 10<br><br> FLYHALF<br><br> Joe Pietersen<br><br> 11<br><br> LEFT WING<br><br> Raymond Rhule<br><br> 12<br><br> INSIDE CENTRE<br><br> Francois Venter<br><br> 13<br><br> OUTSIDE CENTRE<br><br> Johann Sadie<br><br> 14<br><br> RIGHT WING<br><br> Cornal Hendricks<br><br> 15<br><br> FULLBACK<br><br> Coenie van Wyk<br><br> Replacements: <br><br> <br><br> 16.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Stephan Coetzee<br><br> 17.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Danie Mienie<br><br> 18.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Maks van Dyk<br><br> 19.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Steven Sykes<br><br> 20.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Tienie Burger<br><br> 21.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Tian Meyer<br><br> 22.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Willie du Plessis<br><br> 23.<br><br> RESERVE<br><br> Ryno Benjamin<br><br> <br><br> Referee: Jaco van Heerden, Assistant Referees: Quinton Immelman, Lourens van der Merwe, TMO: Shaun Veldsman<br><br> 2015-04-14 Vodacom Cup Round 5 Review http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/2847/Vodacom-Cup-Round-5-Review http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Xerox Golden Lions, DHL WP retain Section leaderships andndash; Vodacom Cup Round 5 Review<br><br> It was business as usual at the top of the North and South Section logs with four of the top five in the divisions recording victories to remain on course for home play offs.<br><br> The andlsquo;bestandrsquo; result of the day was secured by North Section leaders, the Xerox Golden Lions, who recorded a hard-fought 24-16 victory over the Steval Pumas, the only team among the top five not to win, having started the round in second place.<br><br> The Lionsandrsquo; fifth successive win allowed the Vodacom Blue Bulls to leapfrog into second position on the northern log, courtesy of a 44-0 victory in Windhoek.<br><br> In the South, DHL Western Province and GWK Griquas both maintained their 100 percent records with their third successive victories, the former edging the Kings by six points in Port Elizabeth while GWK Griquas had an easier time of it in beating Border by 12 in Hartswater.<br><br> The Toyota Free State Cheetahs stayed in contention in the South with a 35-18 win over the Cell C Sharks XV in Kokstad while in the North the Hino Valke recorded their first victory at the fourth attempt with a 38-17 victory over the Down Touch Griffons.<br><br> Vodacom Cup information: NEWS | RESULTS | FIXTURES | LOGS | TOP SCORERS | TRY SCORERS<br><br> Notes to media: Pictures from selected matches are available for rights free use by clicking here. If prompted, use the password "2015VodacomCup".<br><br> Feel free to use the match reports published on www.sarugby.co.za andndash; simply follow the relevant links below.<br><br> Match reports (full report available by clicking on the score):<br><br> Welwitschias 0 - 44 Blue Bulls<br><br> The Vodacom Blue Bulls recorded a comfortable 44-0 win in Windhoek on Friday night, to leave their hosts remaining in search of their first victory of the season.<br><br> The Welwitschias made their visitors work hard for their win on a rainy night in Windhoek and they led only 8-0 at halftime in a match which was also disrupted by a 10-minute power outage.<br><br> However the Bulls made their forward power count in the long run, scoring their first four tries through the rolling maul. <br><br> Scorers: <br><br> Blue Bulls andndash; Tries: Corniel Els (2), Kefentse Mahlo, Kobus Marais, Marquit September, Roelof Smit (2). Conversions: Marais (2), Tinus de Beer. Penalty: Marais.<br><br> Boland 34 - 26 SWD Eagles<br><br> The Boland Cavaliers outplayed the visiting SWD Eagles 34-26 (halftime 22-12) at Boland Park in Worcester on Friday afternoon.<br><br> Both sides collected a bonus point for scoring four or more tries but the Eagles were unable to breach the Cavaliersandrsquo; line in the closing moments to claim a second point for losing by seven points or fewer.<br><br> Veteran former Boland winger Alshaun Bock scored two of the Eaglesandrsquo; tries to take his Vodacom Cup career total to 33.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Boland Cavaliers andndash; Tries: Edwin Sass (2), Wilneth Engelbrecht (2), Harlon Klaasen. Conversions: Eric Zana (3). Penalty: Zana.<br><br> SWD andndash; Tries: Alshaun Bock (2), Hentzwill Pedro, Nemo Roelofse. Conversions: Elric van Vuuren (2), Gerrit Smith.<br><br> Down Touch Griffons 17 - 38 Hino Valke<br><br> The Hino Valke recorded their first victory of the campaign, beating the Down Touch Griffons 38-17 at the HT Pelatona Stadium in Welkom on Friday afternoon.<br><br> The visitors led 19-7 at the break that set the tone for a well-deserved bonus-point victory.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Down Touch Griffons andndash; Tries: Martin Sithole, Oshwill Nortje. Conversions: Louis Strydom (2). Penalty: Strydom.<br><br> Hino Valke andndash; Tries: Andrew van Wyk, Arno Poley (2), Dean Muir, Ernst Ladendorf, Jaun Kotze. Conversions: Jaun Kotze (4).<br><br> EP Kings 13, DHL Western Province 19 <br><br> Western Province maintained their narrow lead at the top of the table with a 19-13 victory (halftime 12-5) over the Eastern Province Kings in a South Section clash at NMB stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> EP Kings - Tries: George Whitehead, Sylvian Mahuza; Penalty: Scott van Breda<br><br> DHL Western Province - Try: Godlen Masimla. Conversion: Jean-Luc du Plessis; Penalties: Jean-Luc du Plessis (4).<br><br> Cell C Sharks XV 18, Toyota Free State XV 35<br><br> Vincent Jobo scored two tries in six minutes as the Toyota Free State XV stunned the Cell C Sharks XV with a 35-18 (13-11) at the Kokstad Rugby Club on Saturday afternoon.<br><br> The big No 8 crossed either side of the hour, adding to a first-half score from outstanding full-back Coenie van Wyk and a late effort by Shaun Venter to secure the bonus-point win.<br><br> Van Wyk scored an impressive 20 points in total, two more than the Sharks XV managed between them, as the men from Bloemfontein leapfrogged their hosts to climb to third on the South Section log.<br><br> Scorers: <br><br> Cell C Sharks XV andndash; Tries: Daniel Du Preez, Khaya Majola. Conversion: Innocent Radebe. Penalties: Radebe (2).<br><br> Toyota Free State XV andndash; Tries: Vincent Jobo (2), Coenie van Wyk, Shaun Venter. Conversions: Van Wyk (3). Penalties: Van Wyk (3).<br><br> GWK Griquas 37, Border Bulldogs 25<br><br> GWK Griquas maintained their unbeaten record in this yearand#39;s Vodacom Cup competition after beating Border Bulldogs 37-25 in Hartswater on Saturday afternoon.<br><br> The hosts scored five tries to cement the bonus point against the Bulldogs in a tough game that delivered some good running rugby to the very end.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> GWK Griquas andndash; Tries: Rocco Jansen, JW Jonker (2), Hugo Kloppers, Martin Bezuidenhout. Conversions: Clinton Swart (3). Penalties: Swart (2).<br><br> Border Bulldogs andndash; Tries: Johannes Jonker, Sipho Nofemele (2). Conversions: Maxisole Banda (2). Penalties: Maxisole Banda (2)<br><br> Steval Pumas 16, Xerox Golden Lions 24<br><br> The Xerox Golden Lions grabbed a 24-16 win in a North Section clash against one of the heavyweights of Vodacom Cup rugby, the Steval Pumas, at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday afternoon.<br><br> A brace by the Lions outside centre Jacques Nel proved to be the difference between the well-matched sides.<br><br> Thanks to their hard-earned victory, the Lions have retained their position at the summit of the Vodacom Cup log with 23 points after five matches. It includes three bonus-point wins.<br><br> The Pumas could not add to their halftime-tally and would have rued their wasted opportunities in the final 40 minutes.<br><br> Scorers:<br><br> Steval Pumas: Try: Jerome Pretorius; Conversion: JC Roos; Penalties: Roos (3)<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions: Tries: Jacques Nel (2), Ashlon Davids; Conversions: Davids (3); Penalty: Kobus de Kock.<br><br> Logs<br><br> North Section<br><br> Pos<br><br> Team<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> D<br><br> L<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> TF<br><br> TA<br><br> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 5<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 180<br><br> 78<br><br> 102<br><br> 23<br><br> 8<br><br> 3<br><br> 23<br><br> 2<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 5<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 159<br><br> 80<br><br> 79<br><br> 23<br><br> 7<br><br> 3<br><br> 19<br><br> 3<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 5<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 204<br><br> 69<br><br> 135<br><br> 25<br><br> 7<br><br> 4<br><br> 16<br><br> 4<br><br> Leopards XV<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 83<br><br> 86<br><br> -3<br><br> 12<br><br> 11<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 5<br><br> Hino Valke<br><br> 4<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 108<br><br> 138<br><br> -30<br><br> 15<br><br> 18<br><br> 4<br><br> 8<br><br> 6<br><br> Down Touch Griffons<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 67<br><br> 123<br><br> -56<br><br> 8<br><br> 18<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 7<br><br> FNB Welwitschias<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 38<br><br> 190<br><br> -152<br><br> 5<br><br> 28<br><br> 2<br><br> 2<br><br> 8<br><br> Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 30<br><br> 105<br><br> -75<br><br> 2<br><br> 16<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> <br><br> South Section<br><br> Pos<br><br> Team<br><br> P<br><br> W<br><br> D<br><br> L<br><br> PF<br><br> PA<br><br> PD<br><br> TF<br><br> TA<br><br> BPts<br><br> Pts<br><br> 1<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 76<br><br> 35<br><br> 41<br><br> 9<br><br> 5<br><br> 2<br><br> 14<br><br> 2<br><br> GWK Griquas<br><br> 3<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 83<br><br> 56<br><br> 27<br><br> 9<br><br> 6<br><br> 1<br><br> 13<br><br> 3<br><br> Toyota Free State XV<br><br> 3<br><br> 2<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 104<br><br> 66<br><br> 38<br><br> 14<br><br> 7<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 4<br><br> SWD Eagles<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 71<br><br> 70<br><br> 1<br><br> 7<br><br> 8<br><br> 2<br><br> 6<br><br> 5<br><br> EP Kings<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 59<br><br> 63<br><br> -4<br><br> 9<br><br> 6<br><br> 2<br><br> 6<br><br> 6<br><br> Cell C Sharks XV<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 83<br><br> 67<br><br> 16<br><br> 11<br><br> 8<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 7<br><br> Boland Cavaliers<br><br> 3<br><br> 1<br><br> 0<br><br> 2<br><br> 59<br><br> 103<br><br> -44<br><br> 8<br><br> 16<br><br> 1<br><br> 5<br><br> 8<br><br> Border Bulldogs<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 3<br><br> 42<br><br> 117<br><br> -75<br><br> 5<br><br> 16<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> <br><br> Top scorers<br><br> Player<br><br> Team<br><br> Tries<br><br> Conv<br><br> Pen<br><br> Drops<br><br> Tot<br><br> JC Roos<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 1<br><br> 14<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 51<br><br> Kobus Marais<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 1<br><br> 12<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 47<br><br> Ashlon Davids<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 1<br><br> 14<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 45<br><br> Coenie van Wyk<br><br> Toyota Free State XV<br><br> 2<br><br> 10<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 42<br><br> Jaun Kotze<br><br> Hino Valke<br><br> 1<br><br> 12<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 38<br><br> Elric van Vuuren<br><br> SWD Eagles<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 8<br><br> 0<br><br> 34<br><br> Jean-Luc Du Plessis<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 7<br><br> 0<br><br> 31<br><br> Justin van Staden<br><br> Steval Pumas<br><br> 0<br><br> 8<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 28<br><br> Gouws Prinsloo<br><br> GWK Griquas<br><br> 0<br><br> 4<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 26<br><br> Sikhumbuszo Notshe<br><br> DHL Western Province<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 25<br><br> Louis Strydom<br><br> Down Touch Griffons<br><br> 0<br><br> 5<br><br> 5<br><br> 0<br><br> 25<br><br> Eric Zana<br><br> Boland Cavaliers<br><br> 1<br><br> 4<br><br> 3<br><br> 0<br><br> 22<br><br> Alshaun Bock<br><br> SWD Eagles<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 20<br><br> Ruaan Lerm<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 20<br><br> Stephan de Wit<br><br> Xerox Golden Lions<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 20<br><br> Marquit September<br><br> Vodacom Blue Bulls<br><br> 4<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 0<br><br> 20<br><br> Anton Beswick<br><br> Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls<br><br> 0<br><br> 1<br><br> 6<br><br> 0<br><br> 20<br><br> <br><br> 2015-04-13