Cheetahs win impressively but still have work to do

Cheetahs back line coach Hawie Fourie’s assurance that the Griquas backs could still play themselves into Super 14 contention came to naught on Friday night as the Cheetahs dominated proceedings up front and left only the crumbs and lots of defensive work to Griquas.

For the record, the Cheetahs won 57-7 and scored nine tries to one in the match played at Grey College.

What the Cheetahs coaches could glean from the warm-up game was that Meyer Bosman (pictured) is the man for the flyhalf berth.

His general play and especially his distribution of the ball, was of a high standard – and Jacques-Louis Potgieter will do nicely as a centre in a backline where the Cheetahs have plenty of pace out wide.

Springboks Heinrich Brussow and Juan Smith, along with Frans Viljoen, looked an impressive loose trio in a pack that dominated proceedings. However, there is still much work ahead for coaches Naka Drotske and Fourie and their players.

Too many dropped passes and turnovers at scrum time will be punished by a better side and the Bulls are sure to show up these weaknesses if not rectified in the match at Polokwane on Friday night.

Final Score Cheetahs 57 Griquas 7


Tries: Danwel Demas (2), Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Juan Smith, Hendro Scholtz, Richardt Strauss, Corne Uys (2), Bjorn Basson.
Conversions: Tewis de Bruyn (3), Meyer Bosman (3).

Try: Jonathan Mokuena.
Conversion: Riaan Viljoen.

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