• Cheetahs bounce back

    The Free State Cheetahs claimed a 34-27 bonus-point win against Griquas in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

    The Cheetahs, who lost to the Pumas last weekend, outscored their visitors five tries to four with winger Raymond Rhule getting a double.

    Griquas trailed 22-10 at the break but a late comeback saw them snatch two bonus points.

    Free State Cheetahs – Tries: Elgar Watts, Sarel Pretorius, Rayno Benjamin, Raymond Rhule (2). Conversions: Elgar Watts (2), Willie du Plessis. Penalty: Watts.
    Griquas – Tries: Wayne Stevens, Marnus Schoeman (2), Ederies Arendse. Conversions: Nico Scheepers, Marais Schmidt. Penalty: Schmidt.

    Free State Cheetahs – 15 AJ Coertzen, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Joubert Engelbrecht, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Boom Prinsloo, 7 Jean Cook, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (c), 1 Kevin Stevens.
    Subs: 16 AJ le Roux, 17 Dolph Botha, 18 Neil Claassen, 19 Waltie Vermeulen, 20 Shaun Venter, 21 Willie du Plessis, 22 JP du Plessis.

    Griquas – 15 Nico Scheepers, 14 Edries Arendse, 13 PJ Vermeulen, 12 Wayne Stevens (c), 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Carel Greeff, 7 RJ Liebenberg, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Willem Serfontein, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Steph Roberts.
    Subs: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Maks Van Dyk, 18 Hugo Kloppers, 19 Burger Schoeman, 20 Abrie Griesel, 21 Marais Schmidt, 22 Jonathan Francke.

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    Simon Borchardt