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Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Bloemfontein based Cheetahs
and the Durban based Sharks have won four and the Sharks one.

Overall the Cheetahs have played the Sharks 12 times since the Bloemfontein
based team joined Super Rugby in 2006 through the Super14.

From those 12 Super Rugby matches the Cheetahs have won four and and lost eight
matches. There have been no draws between the teams.

That gives the Cheetahs a record of winning 33% of their matches against the
Sharks at all venues. The average score when the Cheetahs play the Sharks is
: Cheetahs 18 Sharks 24.

This weekend the Cheetahs will have home advantage as the match will held in
Bloemfontein where the teams have met five times.

In those five matches the Cheetahs have won one and lost four matches. That
gives the Cheetahs a record of winning 20% of their home matches.

The average score when the Cheetahs host the Sharks in Bloemfontein is : Cheetahs
21 Sharks 24.

This year the Cheetahs have played 14 matches and they have won three matches,
lost ten matches and drawn one. At home they have played seven matches and won
three matches, lost three matches and drawn one.

That gives the Cheetahs a record of winning 43% of their home matches in 2014.

The Sharks have also played 14 matches so far but they have won ten matches
and lost four. The Sharks have played six away matches and they have won four
and lost two which gives them a record of winning 66% of their away matches.

In terms of overall form between the teams out of the last eight matches between
the teams the Cheetahs have won two matches.

The Sharks started the June break leading the Super Rugby standings but as
they were not playing last week they were overtaken by the Waratahs. They have
already qualified for the play offs and can still finish anywhere in the top
three places.

2014 has worked out very differently for the Cheetahs compared to last year
when they reached the play offs. This year they are not the threat they were
last year.

The Bookies
have given the Cheetahs an 8 point start for this Match
– with
an offer of a FREE $250.00 Bet.
The Sharks should
be too strong for the Cheetahs in this contest and if they struggle the Sharks
have six Boks on the bench who can come on to give them a boost.
The Sharks should win by 7 at least.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in
the UK on Sky Sports 1/HD on the Red Button.

Average score: Cheetahs 18 Sharks 24

Last five results
19 Apr 2014 Cheetahs v Sharks 8-19 Durban
20 Apr 2013 Cheetahs v Sharks 12-6 Durban
23 Feb 2013 Cheetahs v Sharks 22-29 Bloemfontein
14 Jul 2012 Cheetahs v Sharks 15-34 Durban
19 May 2012 Cheetahs v Sharks 20-34 Bloemfontein

Cheetahs overall record against the Sharks
Played 12 , Wins 4 , Losses 8, Draws 0

Match No. 112: Cheetahs v Sharks
Date :Saturday 5 July
Venue : Free State Stadium
Kick Off local: 19:10
Referee: Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant Ref 1: Stuart Berry
Assistant Ref 2: Francois de Bruin
TMO:Deon van Blommestein

Teams

Cheetahs

1. Trevor Nyakane, 2. Adriaan Strauss (c), 3. Coenie Oosthuizen, 4. Lodewyk
de Jager, 5. Francois Uys, 6. Torsten van Jaarsveld, 7. Teboho Mohoje, 8. Philip
van der Walt, 9.Sarel Pretorius, 10. Johan Goosen, 11.Raymond Rhule, 12.Ryno
Benjamin, 13. Johann Sadie, 14.Cornal Hendricks, 15. Willie le Roux (vc)

Replacements:16. Caylib Oosthuizen, 17. Luan de Bruin, 18. Carl Wegner, 19.
Jean Cook, 20. Henco Venter, 21. Shaun Venter, 22. Elgar Watts, 23. Hennie Daniller

Sharks

15. SP Marais , 14. JP Pietersen , 13. S’bura Sithole , 12. Frans Steyn , 11.
Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Tim Swiel , 9. Cobus Reinach , 8. Ryan Kankowski , 7. Jean
Deysel (c) , 6. Maroetzee , 5. Anton Bresler , 4. Stephan Lewies , 3. Lourens
Adriaanse , 2. Kyle Cooper , 1. Dale Chadwick

Replacements : 16. Thomas du Toit , 17. Bismarck du Plessis , 18. Jannie du
Plessis , 19. Willem Alberts , 20. Tera Mtembu , 21. Charl McLeod , 22. Odwa
Ndungane , 23. Tonderai Chavhanga

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