Saturday, April 29, 2006

Will it be a Blu Saturday

To day is a very important day in the Orakel Household.

Orakel I, aged 5 is going to his first big game in the Free State Stadium- err Vodacom Park.

It is also the day that the Vodacom Cheetahs- fresh from a hard tuff tour down under- have a chance to play a Super Rugby great- the Aucland Blues, in an attempt to resurrect a debut Super 14 season that has gone a bit astray.

It was not due to lack of commitment from the players- as it it obvious for all- that the team is well coached- and that the players are all committed to the cause and to each other.

Injuries to key players have played their role but it was mainly the lack of experience at this level that had showed the Cheetahs up as the Series rookies

and none more so than the individual tackling

Will they be able to turn it around?

It is a glorious autumn day in the Oranje Outback- great for playing a game of Rugby Union.

I will bring you my viwes and that of Orakel I, later.

Saturday, April 08, 2006


Brumbies maul toothless Cheetahs
08/04/2006 16:24 - (SA)

Canberra - The Brumbies scored seven tries to two in a comprehensive 53-20 Super 14 romp over the Central Cheetahs in Canberra Saturday, with an in-form captain George Gregan leading the charge.

The win secured the ACT team its second bonus point of the season and took them to third on the ladder equal to the Hurricanes, who had a bye this week.

The Brumbies had only a slender 18-13 lead at the halftime, but dominated the second session with five tries to the Cheetahs' one.

Gregan at scrumhalf was a dominant presence throughout the match, running in the game's second try after an artful dummy pass opened up the Cheetah's struggling defense and saw him touch the ball down between the posts.

He was there again at the start of the second half, making a brilliant 30 metres midfield run in the 45th minute that took the ball just 15 meters from the line.

Stephen Larkham then kicked a grubber into the edge of the in-goal area where winger Mark Gerrard lept onto the ball for his only try of the night.

With Larkham repeatedly kicking boomers deep into Cheetah territory, the rest of the second half was all Brumbies, who ended up scoring seven tries to the Cheetahs' two.

Hooker Jeremy Paul scored two tries in his comeback match with flanker George Smith, Matt Giteau and winger Clyde Rathbone also crossing the line. Giteau added two penalties and two conversions to his performance.

The Cheetahs' two tries came from Gistard Pieters and Ronnie Cooke, while Meyer Bosman added two penalties.

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