Blues hammer Cheetahs and go top

The Blues got their third win in a row and took the top spot on the Super 14 table on Saturday when they beat the Cheetahs by 26 points to 50.


The Blues are scoring at an average of over 45 points a match and in this match they scored 7 tries. The star of the show was Joe Rokocoko who scored a hat-trick of tries in Bloemfontein.

Blues eighthman, Nick Williams also put in a very good performance tackling like a man possessed and also carried the ball well for the Blues. His performance earned him man of the match.

The Blues scored three of their tries from scrums. The last try, and third by Joe Rokocoko, was also scored from a scrum in the Cheetahs 22.

The visitors scored their fourth and bonus try of the match just after the break. Benson Stanley, inside centre, went through a gap like a warm knife through butter before offloading to his midfield partner, Isaia Toeava to score.

Toeava had earlier opened the scoring in the first half. He left the field with an injury only a few minutes after his try.

Heinrich Brussow, flanker for the home side, was one of the few shining light for the home team. He didn’t shirk his duties or stand back from his much larger opponents.

Meyer Bosman (centre) also can feel pleased with his performance. He put JW Jonker away with a perfectly timed pass for his try. The home side scored four tries and bagged their third bonus point in their third defeat at home this season.

It is the first time that the Cheetahs have lost three consecutive matches at home. They will leave for their Australasian matches early next week.


The Blues however stay on tour in South Africa and head for the Shark tank next week.


Full time Cheetahs 26 Blues 50




Tries – Gavin Passens, JW Jonker,Heinrich Brussow,Kabamba Floors
Pen –
Con – Meyer Bosman,Conrad Barnard (2)



Tries – Isaia Toeva (2), Joe Rokocoko (3), Rudi Wulf, Tuitavake
Pen – Nick Evans
Con – Nick Evans (5)


Saturday March 1
Venue :
Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Referee: Brett Bowden (AUS)

Man of the match – Nick Williams



Hennie Daniller; Eddie Fredericks, JW Jonker, Meyer Bosman, Gavin Passens; Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Falie Oelschig; Duanne Vermeulen, Juan Smith (k), Heinrich Brussow, David de Villiers, Rory Duncan, Kobus Calldo, Adriaan Strauss, Wian du Preez.

Replacements: Richardt Strauss, Bees Roux, Flip van der Merwe, Kabamba Floors, Tewis de Bruyn, Conrad Barnard, Hendrik Meyer.

Isa Nacewa; Rudi Wulf, Isaia Toeva, Benson Stanley, Joe Rokocoko; Nick Evans, Danny Lee; Nick Williams, Justin Collins, Jerome Kaino, Troy Flavell (capt), Kurtis Haiu, John Afoa, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock.

Res – Tom McCartney, Bronson Murray, Anthony Boric, Onosa’s Tololima-Auva’a, Taniela Moa, Ben Atiga, Anthony Tuitavake.




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