Home team Away Team


  • Labuschagne, Rhule, le Roux, Labuschagne, Le Roux, Rhule,
    Penalty goals: Francis (3), Francis (3),
    Conversions: Francis, Francis,
26 - 12

Southern Kings

  • Penalty goals: Catrakilis (4), Catrakilis (4),
  • Super Rugby
  • Overall Group
  • 27th Apr 2013
  • KO 18:10

Super Rugby: Cheetahs enjoy commanding win v Southern Kings

Last updated: 27th April 2013  

Riaan Smit right and Adriaan Strauss Cheetahs v Western Force in Perth Super Rugby

Riaan Smit (r) and Adriaan Strauss

Raymond Rhule with Willie le Roux Cheetahs Super rugby 2013

Raymond Rhule and Willie le Roux scored Cheetahs tries

Related links


Also see

The Cheetahs closed in on South African Conference leaders Bulls with a comfortable 26-12 victory against bottom side Southern Kings.

The hosts dominated from start to finish at the Free State Stadium, with their only sour note being their failure to grab the bonus point that would have taken them level with the Bulls.

Captain Adriaan Strauss had two chances to go for a fourth try late on, but each time chose to take a kick at goal and time ran out before they could cross the line again.

The Kings are now languishing at the foot of their domestic Conference as they slip 13 points adrift of the team above them and will now almost certainly have a play-off with the relegated Lions at the end of the season to remain in Super Rugby.

After completing a ten-week stretch of games, the Cheetahs now take a week off before returning for their final push towards the play-offs.

"It was a very tough game, it was very physical," Strauss said. "We backed ourselves to score a fourth try in the final 13 minutes and we almost did. The bye has come at a welcome time."

Raymond Rhule, Lappies Labuschagne, Willie le Roux scored the tries for the Cheetahs, with Burton Francis kicking a conversion and three penalties.

The struggling Kings failed to score a try, with Demetri Catrakilis kicking four penalties, making for another frustrating game for skipper Andries Strauss, cousin of Cheetahs captain Adriaan.

"We were just not good enough to get a win tonight," said Andries Strauss. "We made a lot of mistakes at crucial times of the game again and allowed the Cheetahs to score some easy tries and they punished us.

"It is tough to get a win against any of the South African sides, but we will have to work on our mistakes and up our game."

Sky Bet Odds:

Click Here for Your Free Bet
Forthcoming Super Rugby Fixtures
Super Rugby
Friday 13th February
Super Rugby
06:35Crusaders vs Melbourne Rebels
08:40Brumbies vs Reds
17:10Lions vs Hurricanes
Saturday 14th February
06:35Blues vs Chiefs
15:05Sharks vs Cheetahs
17:05Bulls vs Stormers
Sunday 15th February
06:05Waratahs vs Western Force
Friday 20th February
06:35Chiefs vs Brumbies
08:40Melbourne Rebels vs Waratahs
17:10Bulls vs Hurricanes
Saturday 21st February
06:35Highlanders vs Crusaders
08:40Reds vs Western Force
15:05Stormers vs Blues
17:10Sharks vs Lions
Friday 27th February
06:35Highlanders vs Reds
11:00Western Force vs Hurricanes
17:10Cheetahs vs Blues
Saturday 28th February
06:35Chiefs vs Crusaders
08:40Melbourne Rebels vs Brumbies
15:05Bulls vs Sharks
17:10Lions vs Stormers
Friday 6th March
06:35Chiefs vs Highlanders
08:40Brumbies vs Western Force
Saturday 7th March
06:35Blues vs Lions
08:40Reds vs Waratahs

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com