Chee­tahs stay on a roll to an­ni­hi­late de­fence­less Leop­ards

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

THE Free State Chee­tahs ran in 11 tries as they smashed the Platinum Leop­ards 71-17 (half-time 38-3) in their Absa Cur­rie Cup match at Olen Park in Potchef­stroom last night.

So dom­i­nant was the Chee­tahs dis­play that they wrapped up the bonus point for four tries as early as the 26th minute of the match to con­sign the hap­less Leop­ards to their sixth con­sec­u­tive de­feat of the sea­son.

The Chee­tahs, who had en­dured a mis­er­able start to their Cur­rie Cup cam­paign los­ing their first four matches, built on their im­pres­sive 2415 win over the Vo­da­com Blue Bulls in their pre­vi­ous game, by out­play­ing the Leop­ards in all facets of the game.

The vis­i­tor’s for­wards were par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive on the drive while their back­line pro­duced a slick dis­play with pivot Jac­ques-Louis Pot­gi­eter putting in a com­mand­ing per­for­mance from the fly­half po­si­tion.

The re­sult leaves the Leop­ards rooted to the foot of the Cur­rie Cup ta­ble while the Chee­tahs, de­spite their fine per­for­mance, re­main in sixth po­si­tion, four points be­hind the Bulls.

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