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Cheetahs upset Bulls in Super Rugby warm up




The Bloemfontein based Cheetahs kicked off their preparations for the 2016 Super Rugby season by beating the Bulls 10-28 in Harare.

The Bulls were outscored by four tries to one in the match so under the new rules in Super Rugby the result would have earned the Cheetahs a bonus point had it been a Super Rugby match.

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The Cheetahs started with greater urgency and an early try in the opening ten munutes, scored by captain of the day and former UP-Tuks lock Reniel Hugo, saw the Bloemfontein side take a 7-0 lead.

The Bulls got on the scoresheet in the 33rd minute when flyhalf Tian Schoeman kicked a penalty.

The Cheetahs forwards gained good momentum, resulting in a second try to Hugo just before the break, giving them a 14-3 lead at the break.

The Bulls played better in the second half and a number of replacements made telling contributions.

Wings Jamba Ulengo and Kefentse Mahlo ran hard and pressure by the later resulted in a try for Schoeman which he converted as well.

A thunder storm tested both teams handling abilities in the last 25 minutes and after a number of collapsed scrums, the Cheetahs were handed a penalty try.

A second penalty try at scrum time to the Cheetahs all but sealed the result as it gave them a 28-10 le

Final Score Bulls 10 (3) Cheetahs 28 (14)


Tries – Tian Schoeman.
Pen – Schoeman.
Con – Schoeman.
Drop –

Tries – Reniel Hugo (2), Penalty tries (2)
Pen –
Con – Niel Marais (4)
Drop –



Divan Rossouw, Kefentse Mahlo, DriesSwanepoel, Dan Kriel, Jade Stighling, Tian Schoeman, Piet van Zyl, Hanro Liebenberg, Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, Freddy Ngoza, Marvin Orie, Jason Jenkins, Werner Kruger, Callie Visagie, Lizo Gqoboka.

Replacements: Jaco Visagie, Pierre Schoeman, Nqoba Mxoli, Irne Herbst, Riekert Hattingh, Ivan van Zyl, Francois Brummer, JT Jackson, Jamba Ulengo.


Clayton Blommetjies , Tienie Burger , Uzair Cassiem , Luan de Bruin , Lood de Jager , Maphutha Dolo , Jacques du Toit , Reinhardt Erwee , Reniel Hugo , Niell Jordaan , Armandt Koster , Gerrie Labuschagne , Hilton Lobberts , Charles Marais , Niel Marais , Tian Meyer , Danie Mienie , Sergeal Petersen , Boom Prinsloo , Neil Rautenbach , Raymond Rhule , Paul Schoeman , William Small-Smith , JP Smith , Michael van der Spuy , Maks van Dyk , Torsten van Jaarsveld , Ruan van Rensburg , Henco Venter , Francois Venter , Shaun Venter , Carl Wegner , Fred Zeilinga

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