Cheetahs

Stormers shutout Cheetahs in runaway win

The Stormers recorded the first shutout of the Super Rugby season as they ran in four tries to comfortably beat the Cheetahs 33-0 at Newlands on Saturday.

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Super Rugby finals blow as Brumbies lose to Cheetahs

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Chris Dutton   Last year's semi-final triumph in Pretoria will give the Brumbies confidence this week in South Africa.

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Matt Toomua focused on Brumbies, not replacing Quade Cooper in Wallabies

Matt Toomua is focused on the Brumbies, not the Wallabies.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies flyhalf Matt Toomua is refusing to get caught up in Wallabies distractions this week.

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What we learned: Free State Cheetahs v ACT Brumbies

The Brumbies Nic White gets away with the ball in the game against the Cheeters in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Chris Dutton   The five talking points out of the Brumbies' 27-21 loss to the Free State Cheetahs on Sunday morning.

Brumbies v Cheetahs

Brumbies v Queensland Reds at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Brumbies player Ben Mowen during the game.  22nd February 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Chris Dutton   The Brumbies take on the Cheetahs at Free State Stadium in South Africa, in their round 14 clash.

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Union

Brumbies lose to Cheetahs and miss golden chance in Australian conference

Nic White clears the ball from the breakdown for the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies have missed a golden opportunity to stake their claim for the Super Rugby finals when they failed to fire against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

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ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham backs players to choose Wallabies over European cash

Stephen Larkham.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham believes Australian players still view the World Cup as rugby’s holy grail and is confident the club’s re-signing blitz is proof stars will resist lucrative overseas deals.

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ACT Brumbies shelve finals talk to focus on beating Cheetahs

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen won't talk of final football just yet.

Chris Dutton   BLOEMFONTEIN: Forget about finals and keep winning games. The ACT Brumbies have shelved talk of a play-off berth to avoid tumbling down the Super Rugby ladder.

Western Force down Cheetahs to go fourth

Marcel Brache breaks away for the visitors.

Rock solid defence and a couple of breakout tries have secured Super Rugby surprise Western Force a drought breaking 23-16 win over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

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Brumbies vs Crusaders

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28:  Matt Toomua of the Brumbies fends off a tackle during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Brumbies at AAMI Park on March 28, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Chris Wilson   The Brumbies take on the Crusaders in Christchurch in their round 12 match, from 2.35pm.

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Rugby

Rare Cheetahs win takes them off the bottom

Willie le Roux of the Cheetahs.

BLOEMFONTEIN: Cheetahs wing Willie Le Roux inspired a 35-22 home victory over the Stormers as his team ended a seven-match winless streak to move off the bottom of the Super Rugby standings on Saturday.

Cheetahs v Stormers

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, Sunday 1am (AEST)

Sharks v Cheetahs

Kings Park, Durban, Saturday 11pm (AEST)

Nemani Nadolo hat-trick steers Crusaders back on track

Former Waratah, Nemani Nadolo (file pic).

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa, April 12 (Reuters) - Winger Nemani Nadolo scored a hat-trick of tries and flyhalf Colin Slade contributed 25 points as Canterbury Crusaders beat Cheetahs 52-31 in their Super Rugby clash on Saturday to keep alive their playoff hopes.

Cheetahs v Crusaders

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Cheetahs v Chiefs

Tawera Kerr-Barlow of the Chiefs.

Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, Saturday 11.55pm (AEDT)

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Blues kick on for bonus-point win over Cheetahs

Willie le Roux attempts to break away from Ma'a Nonu.

A 20-point performance from rookie five-eighth Simon Hickey paved the way for the Blues' bonus-point win over the Cheetahs.

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Blues v Cheetahs

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)

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Quade Cooper breaks points record as Queensland Reds outscore Cheetahs

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Phil Lutton   Quade Cooper became Queensland's record point-scorer and the Reds bagged five tries but they still have concerns after a Jekyll-and-Hyde 43-33 win over the Cheetahs on Friday night.

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Impressive Melbourne Rebels attack 'something special', says Cheetahs coach

Hugh Pyle

Stathi Paxinos   The Melbourne Rebels would be the surprise packet of the Super Rugby season and had the potential to make the finals, Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske said after watching his team dismantled 35-14 at AAMI Park on Friday night.

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