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Tahs calling out the Honey Badger

Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins is the man the Waratahs need to stop if they want to defeat the Force.

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Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein, Sunday 2.05am (AEST)
Last meeting:
Round 11 2010 - Cheetahs 25 drew with Chiefs 25 in Hamilton
Head-to-head:
Played 5 Cheetahs 0 Chiefs 3 Drawn 2
Referee:
Jonathan Kaplan (RSA)
TV:
Live, FoxSports 2
TAB Sportsbet:
Cheetahs $2.10 Chiefs $1.68

Greg Growden writes: Who would have thought Bloemfontein would become the rugby entertainment capital of the world. First the waterfront, and now the Cheetahs are a razzle dazzle outfit. What next, they will actually catch fish in the artificial lake in the middle of that wacky town.

AAP writes: The Cheetahs have never won more than five games in a season, but they're well on track to finally break that mould after notching three wins from their opening seven games. However, the Chiefs' talent-laden backline is sure to deliver the Cheetahs a heavy dose of reality. Only some resolute defence from the Force restricted the Chiefs to two tries last week. It was still enough for the Chiefs to win the game, and coach Dave Rennie predicts it's just a matter of time before his charges really puts an opposition team to the sword. Could it be this week?

CHEETAHS: Hennie Daniller, Ryno Benjamin,  Robert Ebersohn, Andries Strauss, Willie le Roux, Sias Ebersohn, Piet van Zyl, Philip van der Walt, Justin Downey, Heinrich Brussow, Izak van der Westhuizen, George Earle, WP Nel, Adriaan Strauss, Coenie Oosthuizen. Reserves: Hercu Liebenberg, Trevor Nyakane, Andries Ferreira, Ashley Johnson, Tewis de Bruyn, Johan Goosen, Philip Snyman.

CHIEFS: Andrew Horrell, Leila Masaga,  Richard Kahui, Sonny Bill Williams, Tim Nanai-Williams, Aaron Cruden, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Alex Bradley, Tanerau Latimer, Liam Messam, Brodie Retallick, Craig Clark (c), Ben Tameifuna, Hika Elliot, Sona Taumalolo. Reserves: Mahonri Schwalger, Josh Hohneck, Michael Fitzgerald, Sam Cane, Augustine Pulu, Asaeli Tikoirotuma, Robbie Robinson.

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Lions v Bulls

Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 4.10am (AEST)

Blues v Sharks

Eden Park, Auckland, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Force v Waratahs

nib Stadium, Perth, Friday 9.10pm (AEST)

Crusaders v Stormers

Christchurch Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm (AEST)

Brumbies v Rebels

Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

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TGA 0vs GEO 0 21:00Kholm
IRE 0vs CAN 0 23:30MilS
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SAF 0vs JPN 0 01:45Brig
FRA 0vs ITA 0 05:00Twic
SAM 0vs USA 0 21:00Brig
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SCO 0vs JPN 0 23:30Kholm
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AUS 0vs URU 0 21:00Villa
SCO 0vs USA 0 23:30Ella
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