Cheetahs stay on a roll to annihilate defenceless Leopards
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.