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After winning the Currie Cup last year, big things were expected of the men from Bloemfontein and although they lost their opener to the Lions, they gained a losing bonus point in that clash and bounced back with a crucial win over the Bulls last weekend.
The Cheetahs will fancy their chances against the Sunwolves of course as last year’s corresponding fixture between these sides was a one-sided affair which the home side won 92-17.
Added to that, the Japanese-based side have made a poor start to their 2017 campaign by suffering home defeats against the Hurricanes and Southern Kings.
Under the guidance of their head coach Franco Smith – who was also added to the Springbok coaching staff on a permanent basis recently – the Cheetahs have made tremendous strides and are a competitive unit especially in Bloemfontein.
The Sunwolves know a daunting task awaits after another sluggish start to the season. The men from Tokyo’s tournament opener at home against the defending champions, the Hurricanes, highlighted the difference in class as the Wellington-based side dominated all facets of play before claiming a convincing 83-17 win.
Despite that poor performance, the Sunwolves had some good moments in their loss to the Kings last weekend.
They were on the back-foot for most of that match but never stopped playing and head coach Filo Tiatia will hope for a similar never never-say-die attitude from his troops against the Cheetahs.
It must be remembered, however, that the Kings are also one of the tournament’s underdogs and the Sunwolves should beat sides like that when they have home ground advantage.
The clash against the Cheetahs will certainly present a different and more daunting challenge as the Cheetahs have shown signs of improvement in their previous matches.
The visitors will do well if they manage to concede less than 40 points in this encounter.
Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Zee Mkhabela, 13 Ryno Benjamin, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (c), 1 Charles Marais
Replacements: 16 Danie Mienie, 17 Elandre Huggett, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Armandt Koster, 20 Henco Venter 21 Niel Marais, 22 Ali Mgijima, 23 Ruan van Rensburg
Sunwolves: 15 Shota Emi, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 William Tupou, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Shumei Matsuhashi, 6 Ed Quirk, 5 Uwe Hela, 4 Liaki Moli, 3 Yasuo Yamaji, 2 Yusuke Niwai, 1 Koki Yamamoto
Replacements: 16 Atsushi Sakate, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Sam Wykes, 20 Shokei Kin, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Jumpei Ogura, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi