Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Cheetahs have maintained their unbeaten start to their Super Rugby tour to Australasia with victory over the Waratahs in Sydney on Friday.
The Cheetahs won 27-26 after trailling 20-17 at half-time.
The Cheetahs scored three tries through centre Robert Ebersohn and wing Raymond Rhule (2). Flyhalf Johan Goosen was on target with all three conversions as well as two penalties.
The Waratahs replied with tries by wing Peter Betham and centre Adam Ashley-Cooper. Scrumhalf Brendan McKibbin was successful with both conversions and four penalties for a personal haul of 16 points.
The Cheetahs, coming off a 36-19 victory against the Highlanders in Dunedin in their first tour match last weekend, picked up four points for their victory to move to third in the South African Conference
and ninth in the Overall log
The Waratahs had to make do with a single point for losing by seven or fewer points, but stayed fourth and 11th in the Australian Conference
and Overall standings
In next weekend's Round 6
action, the Cheetahs travel to Perth to face the Force, while the Waratahs host the Blues in Sydney.Teams:
15 Israel Folau, 14 Lachie Turner, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Pat McCutcheon, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Paddy Ryan, 2 John Ulugia, 1 Benn Robinson
Substitutes: 16 Luke Holmes, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Mitchell Chapman, 19 Lopeti Timani, 20 Matt Lucas, 21 Ben Volavola, 22 Rob HorneCheetahs:
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Frans Viljoen, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane
Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Landman Ligtoring, 19 Heinrich Brussow, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Riaan Smith, 22 Ryno Benjamin