Cheetahs shut-out Kings in 7-try PRO14 rout

2020-02-01 19:06
Ruan Pienaar (Gallo Images)
NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 17: Cape Town - The Free State Cheetahs have been crowned 2019 Currie Cup winners after a dominant victory over the Golden Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday. As it happened: Free State Cheetahs v Golden Lions The Cheetahs won 31-7 after leading 31-7 at half-time. The win was the Cheetahs' sixth Currie Cup title (along with one shared) and first since they beat the Blue Bulls 36-16 in the 2016 showpiece. Scorers: Free State Cheetahs Tries: Joseph Dweba, William Small-Smith, Clayton Blommetjies, Walt Steenkamp Conversions: Ruan Pienaar (4) Penalty: Pienaar Golden Lions Try: Wandisile Simelane Conversion: Shaun Reynolds Teams: Free State Cheetahs 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Dries Swanepoel, 11 Tian Meyer (captain ), 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Junior Pokomela , 6 Gerhard Olivier, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Sintu Manjesi, 3 Erich de Jager, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ox Nche Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charl Marais, 18 Reinach Venter, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Abongile Nonkontwana, 22 Louis Fouche, 22 Darren Adonis Golden Lions 15 Tyrone Green, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Wandisile

Cape Town - The Cheetahs have beaten the Southern Kings for the second week in succession in the PRO14 but Saturday's 45-0 victory came a lot easier than their first encounter.

Three first half tries from Joseph Dweba (2) and Chris Massyn as well as a conversion by Ruan Pienaar saw the Bloemfontein-based franchise into a 17-0 half-time lead.

In the second half, the Cheetahs continued their domination, running in further tries through Jasper Wiese, Clayton Blommetjies, Rhyno Smith and Louis Fouche, four of which were converted.

Up next, the Kings are away to Munster on February 14 while the Cheetahs are away to Leinster the following day.



Tries: Joseph Dweba (2), Chris Massyn, Jasper Wiese, Clayton Blommetjies, Rhyno Smith, Louis Fouche

Conversion: Ruan Pienaar, Tian Schoeman, Louis Fouche (2)



15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Clayton Blommetjies, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Ruan Pienaar (captain), 8 Jasper Wiese, 7 Junior Pokomela, 6 Chris Massyn, 5 JP du Preez, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Charles Marais Substitutes: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi,  17 Boan Venter,  18 Luan de Bruin, 19 Aidon Davis, 20 Daniel Maartens, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Louis Fouche, 23 Chris Smit

Southern Kings

15 Andell Loubser, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 JT Jackson, 11 Erich Cronje, 10 Bader Pretorius, 9  Theo Maree, 8 Elrigh Louw, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Ruaan Lerm, 5 Jerry Sexton, 4 JC Astle, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Jacques du Toit (captain), 1 Cameron Dawson.

Substitutes: 16 Alandre van Rooyen, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Ig Prinsloo, 19 Bobby de Wee, 20 Lusanda Badiyana, 21 Josh Allderman, 22 Demetri Catrakilis, 23 Howard Mnisi


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