Cheetahs desperate for win in Perth

2015-04-11 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Cheetahs captain Francois Uys says harsh lessons were learnt on their Australasian Super Rugby tour.

The men from Bloemfontein finish their tour with a clash against the Force in Perth today and are desperate to end on a high note.

The Cheetahs started with a 57-14 loss to the Crusaders in Christchurch, before going down to the Chiefs (37-27, Hamilton) and Brumbies (20-3, Canberra).

“We didn’t get the results we wanted, but we believe that we’ll learn as a team from this tour and become wiser,” Uys told Netwerk24.

“We played against three teams with a lot of experience and game-breakers. It was definitely not an easy tour.”

Uys has called for more accuracy from his charges ahead of the Force duel.

“We’ll have to vary our play a bit more and make fewer errors on attack.”

Saturday’s clash at nib Stadium kicks off at 1.45 pm (SA time).


Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Luke Burton, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Kane Koteka, 6 Steve Mafi, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sam Wykes (captain), 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan.

Substitutes: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Angus Cottrell, 20 Chris Alcock, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Zack Holmes, 23 Marcel Brache.

Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Boom Prinsloo, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 BG Uys

Substitutes: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Danie Minnie, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Tienie Burger, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Willie du Plessis, 23 Rayno Benjamin.

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