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ANALYSIS | True or not, optics suggest local rugby really is against Cheetahs

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Team huddle of Toyota Cheetahs during the Super Rugby Unlocked match between the Toyota Cheetahs and Vodacom Bulls on October 16, 2020 at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa  (Photo by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images)
Team huddle of Toyota Cheetahs during the Super Rugby Unlocked match between the Toyota Cheetahs and Vodacom Bulls on October 16, 2020 at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa (Photo by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images)

Earlier this week, an innocuous report over the Cheetahs' available players for Friday's Super Rugby Unlocked clash against the Sharks became fertile ground again for rugby supporters to debate the team's postponed match against the Lions.

A few days later, Hawies Fourie revealed that it had been decided to declare the fixture a draw because of logistics in a cramped, revamped season.

It's a course of action bound to see some rugby supporters go ballistic again, none more so than former Free State lock and businessman Ross van Reenen, who, in a letter to Rapport last weekend, "prophesied" that the spoils would be shared and that the Cheetahs would be robbed of four or even five log points.

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