Stormers v Cheetahs Super Rugby Preview

Out of the last five matches between the Cape Town based Stormers and the Bloemfontein
based Cheetahs the Stormers have won three and the Cheetahs two.

Overall the Stormers have played the Cheetahs 12 times in Super Rugby since
2006 when the Cheetahs joined Super Rugby through the Super 14.

In those 12 Super Rugby matches the Stormers have won 8 and the Cheetahs have
won four matches. That gives the Stormers a record of winning 67% of their matches
against the Cheetahs.

The average score when the Stormers play the Cheetahs is :
Stormers 24 Cheetahs 20.

This weekend the Stormers will be playing at home as the match will be at Newlands
in Cape Town where the teams have met 6 times since 2006.

From those six Super Rugby matches the Stormers have won 5 matches and lost
once. That gives the Stormers a record of winning 83% of their home matches
against the Cheetahs.

Thee average score when the Stormers play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein is :
Stormers 24 Cheetahs 16.

In 2014 the Stormers have played 12 matches so far and they have won 4 matches
and lost eight. At home in Newlands they have played five matches and won four.
The one loss was to the Waratahs early last month.

That gives the Stormers a record of winning 80% of their home matches in 2014.
While the Stormers have struggled in 2014 few will argue that their best performances
have been at home.

In comparison the Cheetahs have played 13 matches so far and they have won
3, drawn one and lost nine. Away from home the Cheetahs have played six matches
and they have lost all six. They have yet to win away from home in 2014.

In terms of selection the Stormers have been able to name both vice-captain
Schalk Burger and captain Jean de Villiers in their starting team. Damian de
Allende shifts back onto the right-wing, whilst Burger takes over the No.7 jersey
from Siya Kolisi.

In other changes to the Stormers line-up this week, Kurt Coleman returns as
the starting flyhalf and loosehead prop Alistair Vermaak will make his first
Super Rugby start.

Prop Brok Harris, loose forward Siya Kolisi, flyhalf Peter Grant and wing Kobus
van Wyk all drop down to the replacements bench this week, where they are joined
by prop Oli Kebble.

The Cheetahs have named former Springbok lock Hilton Lobberts on the replacements
bench. If he comes on he will be playing his first Super Rugby match in five

The Cheetahs have retained the starting line up that beat the Brumbies last
week. On the bench the Cheetahs had to replace Riaan Smit due to injury with
Gouws Prinsloo.

The Bookies
have given the Cheetahs a 6 point start for this Match
– with
an offer of a FREE $250.00 Bet.
Home advantage
should be key in this match. The Stormers should win by 5.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in
the UK on Sky Sports 2/HD on the Red Button.

Average score: Stormers 24 Cheetahs 20

Last five results
26 Apr 2014 Stormers v Cheetahs 22-35 Bloemfontein
29 Jun 2013 Stormers v Cheetahs 28-3 Cape Town
06 Apr 2013 Stormers v Cheetahs 24-26 Bloemfontein
07 Jul 2012 1Stormers v Cheetahs 13-6 Bloemfontein
12 May 2012 Stormers v Cheetahs 16-14 Cape Town

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

Match No. 94: Stormers v Cheetahs

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