Click and you could have your selfie appear on a Springbok player's Rugby World Cup jersey!


    Cheetahs seek improvement

    2012-02-21 07:47
    Cape Town - Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss says they want to make up for their poor lineout display against the Bulls two weeks ago.

    The men from Bloemfontein tackle the Lions in Johannesburg in their Super Rugby season-opener on Saturday.

    Strauss told Volksblad they are traditionally strong in the lineouts and one bad effort hasn’t turned them into a poor lineout team.

    The Cheetahs lost 16-39 to the Bulls in a pre-season game and have since been hard at work to correct the wrongs of that below-par effort in Polokwane.

    "We owe ourselves and Izak van der Westhuizen (lock) a good game in the lineouts. We asked Izak to forgive us after the Bulls game because he works very hard and the guys didn't play their part," said Strauss.

    Strauss said they weren't sharp enough against the Bulls.

    "The Bulls competed well, but 80% of the times it was our own mistakes.

    "There were problems with calls, throw-ins and the guys that need to support in the lineouts did not always play their part.

    "It was one of those days when everyone made small errors. But it's something of the past.

    "The Bulls game was a big wake-up call. We did well in the lineouts during our first two practice games (against the Kings and the Stormers).

    "We can't become a poor lineout team in one game."

    Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    • Blitz
      Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @00:00
    • Blitz
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
    • SS1
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
    • SS2
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    Most Read


    04 July 2015
    27 June 2015
    20 June 2015
    13 June 2015
    12 June 2015
    06 June 2015
    05 June 2015
    30 May 2015
    29 May 2015
    23 May 2015
    22 May 2015
    16 May 2015
    15 May 2015
    09 May 2015
    08 May 2015
    02 May 2015
    01 May 2015
    26 April 2015
    25 April 2015
    24 April 2015
    18 April 2015
    17 April 2015
    11 April 2015
    10 April 2015
    04 April 2015
    03 April 2015
    28 March 2015
    27 March 2015
    22 March 2015
    21 March 2015
    20 March 2015
    14 March 2015
    13 March 2015
    07 March 2015
    06 March 2015
    28 February 2015
    27 February 2015
    21 February 2015
    20 February 2015
    15 February 2015
    14 February 2015
    13 February 2015


    Rank Team P W Pts


    “Craig Joubert deserves plaudits for making a gutsy call against the home side in the Super Rugby semis, writes Herman Mostert.”

    Opinion Poll

    Super Rugby is a thing of the past. Next up: The Rugby Championship. Who will emerge victorious this season?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.