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Saturday 14th March 15:05 GMT


The Cheetahs meet the Sharks in Bloemfontein on Saturday, the second time that the teams will have met this season, which will only be 5 Rounds old. When the teams faced each other in Durban on the opening weekend of the season, the Cheetahs caused something of a shock, when they defeated last season's comfortable Conference winners by 35-29 in their own stadium. They then followed up with a rather fortunate win against a poor Blues side, scrapping home by just 25-24. The bubble finally burst in Round 4, when the Bulls recorded at emphatic win by 39-20 in the Free State Stadium.

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The Sharks who were easily the best of the South African franchises last season, have struggled through the early stages of the new campaign. Just one win from four games is their record so far, and they find themselves in a lowly 10th position overall.

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The Sharks led the head to head record in Bloem by four wins to two, but last season, the Cheetahs were 27-20 winners, their first success on home soil against the Natal Sharks since 2010. The visitors have scored at least two tries on each visit since that defeat, and Saturday's contest promises to deliver plenty more attacking rugby.

Posted: 5th July 2014


Two sides who have had markedly contrasting Super Rugby seasons clash in Free State Stadium Bloemfontein on Saturday when the Cheetahs host the Sharks. The Cheetahs have managed just three victories and a draw this season, while they have been beaten on 10 occasions. Their record has left them in bottom spot on the overall table, although they yet hope to over haul the Lions so as to avoid finishing at the bottom of the South African Conference.

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Meanwhile, the Sharks have been the one bright spot for South Africa in Super Rugby 2014. 10 wins sees them in second place in the overall table, behind only the Waratahs from Sydney. Their place in the play-offs is already assured, and they continue their selection policy of rotation for Saturday's match. The Cheetahs include their Springboks on Saturday in Bloemfonetin, with Nyakane, Adriaan Strauss, Coenie Oosthuizen, Lood de Jager, Teboho Mohoje, Johan Goosen, Cornal Hendricks and Willie le Roux all starting the Sharks fixture, having been involved with the national squad for the past month.

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Although the Cheetahs have captured the scalps of the Bulls, Stormers and Brumbies at home this season, Natal Sharks have a fine away record. They won three times on tour to New Zealand and Australia as well as beating the Lions at Ellis Park.

Posted: 23rd February 2013

Saturday, the 23rd of February, the Cheetahs and Natal Sharks play in Bloemfontein at 17:05 local time and 15:05 GMT in the Super Rugby competition. Currently the Cheetahs are the fourth team on the South African conference table of the Super Rugby competition, with the Stormers in the fifth spot. The Cheetahs have not played a game so far this season, so they don't have any points, but the Stormers have played a game and lost it. That means that they have zero points as well but are one spot lower than the Cheetahs.

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The Southern Kings come in third right now, with 0 points for them as well. The Sharks have also played no games and have zero points. The team in the number one spot is the Bulls, who have won the single game they played.

Posted: 19th May 2012

On Saturday, the 19th, The Cheetahs and Natal Sharks play in Bloemfontein at 17:05 local time and two hours earlier GMT for those watching online in the Super Rugby Championship. The Cheetahs are in the South African Conference of the Super Rugby tables right now. They take the fourth spot after playing a grand total of eleven games so far this season. Out of those eleven games, they were only able to win four and lost seven. Plus, they had one game that was a bye, and right now they hold onto their spot with 27 points.

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As for the Sharks, they come in at third on the same table, as they are also part of the South African Conference. They have six wins of eleven games played and one bye. They have five losses and thirty six points at the moment.

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Posted: 14th March 2015

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