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Highlanders scrape past Cheetahs


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Last week the Cheetahs became the first team to concede more than 300 points in 2008. That means that on average the Cheetahs let in over 30 points a game. On attack the Cheetahs have only scored eight points more than the Highlanders while the Highlanders on average let in just over 25 points a match.



Friday May 2
Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Referee: Paul Marks (Australia)
Touch judges: Daniel Cheever (Australia), Deon van Blommestein
(South Africa)
Television match official: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
Assessor: Arrie Schoonwinkel (South Africa)
Head-to-Head: Played 3, Highlanders 2, Cheetahs 1
In Bloemfontein: Played 1, Highlanders 1, Cheetahs 0
Last season: Round 9, March 30 2007: Highlanders 21-17 Cheetahs at Rugby Park Stadium, Invercargill


Final score Cheetahs 28 Highlanders 31


More to follow



Tries – JW Jonker, Duane Vermeulen, Hendro Scholtz, Rory Duncan.
Conversions – Conrad Barnard (2), Meyer Bosman (2)

Tries – Aaron Bancroft (2), Adam Thomson
Conversions – Mike Delany (2) Penalties – Delany (4).




Hennie Daniller, Eddie Fredericks, JW Jonker, Meyer Bosman, Jongi Nokwe, Conrad Barnard, Falie Oelschig, Duanne Vermeulen, Juan Smith (capt.), Heinrich Brussow, Barend Pieterse, Rory Duncan, CJ van der Linde, Adriaan Strauss, Wian du Preez.

Reserves: Richardt Strauss, Bees Roux, David de Villiers, Hendro Scholtz, Tewis de Bruyn, Bevin Fortuin, Hendrik Meyer.


15. Paul Williams, 14. Matt Saunders , 13. Brett Mather, 12. Johnny Leota, 11. Fetu’u Vainikolo, 10. Mike Delany, 9. Toby Morland , 8. Craig Newby ( c ), 7. Tim Boys, 6. Adam Thomson , 5. Tom Donnelly, 4. Hoani MacDonald, 3. Clint Newland, 2. David Hall/Jason Macdonald, 1. Jamie Mackintosh

Reserves: 16. Jason Macdonald/David Hall, 17. Chris King, 18. Hayden Triggs, 19. George Naoupu, 20. Jimmy Cowan, 21. Blair Stewart, 22. Aaron Bancroft.

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