The Cheetahs aim to bounce back with a big win over the Bulls to try top snag spot on the Currie Cup log in their final pool game ahead of the other games at Toyota Stadium on Saturday afternoon (start 5:45 pm).
The Bulls at the top of the table are four points ahead of the Cheetahs, but the home side will be confident of picking a whole point against the underdogs, with all of their best players in Ireland on duty in the Championship. Rugby United.
The Cheetahs will also be keen to build momentum ahead of the tournament semifinals, but they will they lost their last two gamesaway against the Griquas and at home against the Pumas.
“Everyone is still excited, despite two disappointing losses in a row. I think all we have to do is get back on the horse again. Seven days in rugby is a long day, so we prepared well this week, everyone is still positive and excited for the game, ”said Cheetahs captain Ruan Pienaar.
“I hope we can get off to a good start. Our starters in the last two games were below par and we have a lot of points left in the first quarter of the game which puts immediate pressure on us.
“But the Bull fight is always exciting. They have a good squad and I think it’s going to be a regular Cheetahs v Bulls game, so we’re really looking forward to that. ”
The home team is also cheered up by the return of exciting midfielder Siya Masuku, who missed their last game due to illness, and will add an extra attacking element to the Cheetahs’ play, in pursuit of a four – try bonus point.
“Siya is a flat man and she’s not too excited about things. He goes about doing his things very well. He coaches well, knows what to do and usually dies very well, ”said Cheetah coach Hawies Fourie.
“He’s a reliable player, you always know what you get from him and that stability will help us at idiot. Make good decisions, helping us play in the right areas and control the game of kick and territory. We have a lot of confidence in Siya. ”
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