• Cheetahs outmuscle Pumas

    Johan Goosen slotted two conversions and a penalty to help the Cheetahs defeat the Pumas 31-6 in Bloemfontein.

    The Cheetahs' tries were scored by loose forwards Jean Cook and Boom Prinsloo, who picked up his second following a powerful driving maul in the closing stages of the match. Earlier the Cheetahs were awarded a penalty try. Elgar Watts also kicked two conversions.

    Cheetahs – Tries: Jean Cook, Boom Prinsloo (2), penalty try. Conversions: Johan Goosen (2), Elgar Watts (2). Penalty: Johan Goosen.
    Pumas – Penalties: JC Roos (2).

    Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Jean Cook, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen.
    Subs: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Ligtoring Landman, 19 Boom Prinsloo, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Elgar Watts, 22 Rayno Benjamin, 23 Riaan Smit, 24 Maks van Dyk.

    Pumas – 15 Coeni Van Wyk, 14 Jerome Pretorius, 13 Wilmaure Louw, 12 Dewald Pretorius, 11 Deon Scholtz, 10 JC Roos, 9 Sinovuyo Nyoka, 8 Renaldo Bothma, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Corne Steenkamp (c), 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Giant Mtyanda, 3 Drew Van Coller, 2 Jacques Momberg, 1 Sabelo Nhlapo.
    Subs: 16 De Jay Terblanche, 17 Stephan Kotze, 18 Doppies Le Roux, 19 RW Kember, 20 Jaco Bouwer, 21 Reynier Van Rooyen, 22 Ashwin Scott, 23 JW Bell, 24 Justin Van Staden.

    Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images