Guinness PRO14 Championship

DanDango

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Teams:

Connacht

15 Tiernan O’Halloran, 14 Darragh Leader, 13 Tom Farrell, 12 Craig Ronaldson, 11 Niyi Adeolokun, 10 Jack Carty, 9 Caolin Blade, 8 John Muldoon (captain), 7 Eoin McKeon, 6 Eoghan Masterson, 5 James Cannon, 4 Quinn Roux, 3 Finlay Bealham, 2 Tom McCartney, 1 Denis Buckley

Substitutes: 16 Dave Heffernan, 17 Denis Coulson, 18 Conor Carey, 19 Gavin Thornbury, 20 Naulia Dawai, 21 Conor McKeon, 22 Steve Crosbie, 23 Matt Healy

Cheetahs

15 Fred Zeilinga, 14 Luther Obi, 13 Tertius Kruger, 12 Nico Lee, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Junior Pokomela, 7 Jasper Wiese, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (captain), 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Dennis Visser, 20 Rynier Bernardo, 21 Zee Mkhabela, 22 Ali Mgijima, 23 Shaun Venter

9's everywhere :erm:
 

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Kings Ulster was a highly entertaining contest, Kings in it till the very end, 43-36 to Ulster.

Highlight of the game was watching Michael Makase chase down his own chip kick from just outside his 22 to score. Kids got some toe!
 

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Going to catch Jan and Frans at centre for Montpellier vs Clermont on 201 now...

Just watched Agen knock over Toulon, Ricky Januarie the Agen 9, can't believe he's still going strong...
 
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Lions wing signs for struggling Kings - report
http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/PRO14/lions-wing-signs-for-struggling-kings-report-20171109

Port Elizabeth - The Kings, still without a win in the PRO14 this year, have been given a boost by securing the signing of Lions wing Anthony Volmink.

The HeraldLIVE website reported on Thursday that the 27-year-old speedster was due to arrive in Port Elizabeth shortly and that, while the deal had not yet been made official, terms had been agreed.

Volmink could feature in the November 26 clash against the defending champion Scarlets.

The Kings have found life tough in their first season of PRO14, losing all of their eight matches so far.

There was at least some encouragement this past weekend when they ran Ulster close at the Wolfson Stadium, eventually going down 36-43.

The two bonus points they picked up from that match were their first of the season.

Having made his Super Rugby debut for the Lions in 2012, Volmink's biggest claim to fame is scoring a record nine tries for the Golden Lions in their massive 161-3 win over the Limpopo Blue Bulls in 2013 Vodacom Cup.
 

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Former Lions playmaker signs for Edinburgh
http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/PRO14/former-lions-playmaker-signs-for-edinburgh-20171116

Cape Town - Former Lions playmaker Jaco van der Walt has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with PRO14 outfit Edinburgh Rugby - just two days before their squad departs for the southern hemisphere for the first time.

The 23-year-old will join the squad before they set-off for Bloemfontein and will be available for selection for their game against the Cheetahs.

Van der Walt made his first-team debut for the Golden Lions in 2014 and has since gone on to make 33 appearances in the Currie Cup - scoring 147 points in the process.

He made his Super Rugby debut for the Lions in 2015 and made 22 appearances.

Van der Walt played a role in helping the Lions reach this year's Super Rugby final, where they eventually lost to 25-17 by the Crusaders at Ellis Park.

Earlier this month, Van der Walt was one of the 18 players released from his Lions contract for next season.

"Jaco is a skilful young player who is equally adept at stand-off or fullback. He's an excellent goal kicker and will provide cover in key areas for us," said Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill, as quoted by their website.

"We're delighted that he’s chosen to be part of what we're building here at Edinburgh."

The Cheetahs will host Edinburgh Rugby in Bloemfontein on Friday, November 24 at 19:30 SA time
 

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Cheetahs vs Edinburgh
Friday 24 November in Bloemfontein, kickoff at 7:30pm

Referee: Quinton Immelman (SRU, 5th competition game)
Assistant Referees: Archie Sehlako, Jaco Kotze (SARU)
Citing Commissioner: Marius van Rensburg (SARU)
TMO: Johan Greeff (SARU)

Kings vs Scarlets
Sunday 26 November in PE, kickoff at 3:00 pm

Referee: Stuart Berry (SARU)
Assistant Referees: Stephen Geldenhuys, Rodney Boneparte (SARU)
Citing Commissioner: Nomsebenzie Tsotsobe (SARU)
TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU)
 

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Cheetahs putting Edinburgh to the sword!! Nicely done, 33-13!!


Edit: disappointing crowd though. This competition has failed to capture the imagination.
 
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Well played Cheetahs. Craig Barry looks decent, like his torpedo kick. Junior Pokomela had a massive game friday.
 

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Hopefully the cheetahs can win again this weekend . Weakened scarlets will still be tough.
 

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Guinness PRO14 Round 10 Highlights: Toyota Cheetahs v Scarlets

[video=youtube;mMS7M_rv_c0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMS7M_rv_c0[/video]
 

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William Small-Smith chases and grubbers an already amazing kick to score. [Cheetahs vs Scarlets '17]

[video=youtube;tMWeT4LzsCg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMWeT4LzsCg[/video]
 

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Cheetahs sign 2.09m beanpole from Lions
https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/PRO14/cheetahs-sign-209m-beanpole-from-lions-20180118

Cape Town - The Cheetahs have announced the signing of giant lock JP du Preez.

The 23-year-old was signed from the Lions and is set to make an impression in the PRO14 due to his height.

He stands 2.09m - one centimetre taller than the tallest ever Springbok Andries Bekker.

Du Preez played one Super Rugby match for the Lions which made him the tallest player to ever play in the competition.

An article on SA Rugby's official website, which was posted in 2015, described Du Preez as "in all likelihood the tallest player ever to play rugby in South Africa".

The Cheetahs officially announced the deal on their Twitter page on Wednesday
 
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