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Ifs and buts for the Tahs

The Tahs can beat the Bulls if they take their chances.

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Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, Sunday 3.10am (AEST)
Last meeting:
Round 18 2011 - Stormers 44 bt Cheetahs 34 at Free Stade Stadium, Bloemfontein
Head-to-head:
Played 7 Stormers 5 Cheetahs 2
In Cape Town: Played 4 Stormers 3 Cheetahs 1
Referee: Steve Walsh (AUS)
TV:
Live, FoxSports 3
TAB Sportsbet:
Stormers $1.20 Cheetahs $4.20

Greg Growden writes: The Stormers haven't lost to the Cheetahs at home since 2006, and that trend should continue, despite the Cheetahs getting a great leg-up against the Force, thanks to some bewildering refereeing decisions.

AAP writes: The Cheetahs did enough to beat the Western Force at home last round but getting the better of the Stormers at Newlands is a much tougher conquest. The Cheetahs are a shadow of themselves without five-eighth Johan Goosen, who is out for the season with a shoulder injury. They don’t have the same direction and drive and the clinical Stormers, who are coming off the bye, will be certain to exploit that. The Cape Town lads have only dropped one game this season and that’s not expected to change by full-time in this match. The Stormers have called in USA flanker Jebb Sinclair due to a back-row injury crisis.

STORMERS: Joe Pietersen, Gio Aplon, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Peter Grant, Dewaldt Duvenage, Nizaam Carr, Rynhardt Elstadt, Siya Kolisi, Andries Bekker (c), Eben Etzebeth, Brok Harris, Deon Fourie, Steven Kitshoff. Reserves: Tiaan Liebenberg, Frans Malherbe, De Kock Steenkamp, Jebb Sinclair, Louis Schreuder, Burton Francis, Gerhard van den Heever.

CHEETAHS: Hennie Daniller, Cameron Jacobs, Robert Ebersohn, Andries Strauss, Willie le Roux, Sias Ebersohn, Piet van Zyl, Philip van der Walt, Justin Downey, Heinrich Brüssow, Izak van der Westhuizen, George Earle, WP Nel, Adriaan Strauss (c), Coenie Oosthuizen. Reserves: Hercu Liebenberg, Trevor Nyakane, Andries Ferreira, Ashley Johnson, Tewis de Bruyn, Riaan Smit, Philip Snyman.

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