PRO14

Edinburgh see off spirited Cheetahs

Tian Schoeman (Gallo Images)
Tian Schoeman (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Cheetahs were outclassed by Edinburgh in their PRO14 encounter at the Murrayfield Stadium in Scotland on Friday evening.

Edinburgh won 37-21 after leading 20-7 at half-time.

The home side scored four tries through Ben Toolis, Darcy Graham, Viliame Mata and Jamie Ritchie.

Flyhalf Simon Hickey had a perfect show with the boot - landing four conversions and slotting three penalties to lead his side to a bonus point win.

The Cheetahs replied with three tries by Nico Lee and a brace by Rabs Maxwane. Flyhalf Tian Schoeman landed all three conversions.

Franco Smith's charges remain winless in six PRO14 matches and remain at the bottom of the Conference A standings.

The PRO14 action takes a break with the tournament set to resume at the end of October, the Cheetahs host the Cardiff Blues in Bloemfontein on Saturday, October 27 (19:15).

On Saturday, the Southern Kings take on Benetton Rugby at Stadio Comunale di Monigo (20:00 SA time).

Scorers:

Edinburgh 

Tries: Ben Toolis, Darcy Graham, Viliame Mata, Jamie Ritchie

Conversions: Simon Hickey (4)

Penalties: Simon Hickey (3)

Cheetahs

Tries: Nico Lee, Rabs Maxwane (2)

Conversions: Tian Schoeman (3)

Teams:

Cheetahs

15 Louis Fouche, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Nico Lee, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Tian Meyer (captain), 8 Stephan Malan, 7 Junior Pokomela, 6 Neil Jordaan, 5 JP du Preez, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Gunther Janse van Vuuren, 19 Walt Steenkamp, 20 Daniel Maartens, 21 Abongile Nonkontwana, 22 Shaun Venter, 23 Ali Mgijima

Edinburgh

15 Blair Kinghorn, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 James Johnstone, 12 Juan Pablo Socino, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Simon Hickey, 9 Henry Pyrgos, 8 Bill Mata, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Magnus Bradbury, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 WP Nel, 2 Stuart McInally (captain), 1 Rory Sutherland

Substitutes: 16 Ross Ford, 17 Murray McCallum, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Luke Hamilton, 20 Jamie Ritchie, 21 Sean Kennedy, 22 Jaco van der Walt, 23 Chris Dean

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