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Cheetahs give Force a beating

2010-05-08 19:21
Bjorn Basson (Gallo Images)

Bloemfontein - The Cheetahs scored four first-half tries, two from wing Bjorn Basson, to beat Australia's Western Force 29-14 in Super 14 rugby on Saturday.

After drawing with Chiefs and beating the Blues, the Cheetahs continued their strong finish to the season when flyhalf Naas Olivier went over after 58 seconds. Scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius also touched down before Basson's impressive double.

The Force replied with Ryan Cross' 21st-minute score and a late try from Wallabies flanker James Pocock.

It was the last rugby game at Free State Stadium before the handover to FIFA for the football World Cup.

The Johannesburg-based Lions and Pretoria-based Bulls have also played final games at their stadiums ahead of the venue handover next week.

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