Cape Town - The Free State Cheetahs moved into the top half of the Currie Cup log with a 44-24 win over Griquas in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
FS were pretty comfortable throughout the match, though a late fightback from Griquas gave them a sniff of hope.
The Cheetahs scored five tries in the match through Raymond Ruhle, Sergeal Petersen (2), Francois Venter and Mthokozisi Mkhabela while Griquas scored three through Ruan Nel (2) and Tian Meyer.
FS Cheetahs 44 (24)
Tries: Raymond Ruhle, Sergeal Petersen (2), Francois Venter, Mthokozisi Mkhabela
Conversions: Fred Zeilinga (4)
Penalties: Zeilinga (3)
Griquas 24 (10)
Tries: Ruan Nel (2), Tian Meyer
Conversions: Clinton Swart (3)