Toyota Cheetahs News http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Cheetahs News Toyota Cheetahs take on Ulster in Bloemfontein http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5659/Toyota-Cheetahs-take-on-Ulster-in-Bloemfontein-- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Toyota Stadium will be hosting a Rugby festival on Friday. Action starts at 13:00 when the Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 takes on their counterparts from the Lions at Old Greyandrsquo;s. At 15:00 the Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.21 will be facing the Lions u.21 team in Toyota Stadium, followed by Currie Cup action at 17:00. At 19:15 the Toyota Cheetahs will be taking on Ulster in a Guinness PRO14 match with a live broadcast on SuperSport1. Gates open at 12:00.<br><br> FATMAN will be providing entertainment at the Castle Deck before and after the main match. Tickets are only R40 for the main stand, R30 for the open stand. Children and students pay R20 and kids under the age of seven can collect a free ticket from the ticket office or pay point at the gate. <br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs will face a tough battle as they line up against the unbeaten Ulster team in round 4. They will be hunting their first victory of the season against the Irishmen, who will be looking to stretch their winning run in the competition to four matches, and maintain their unbeaten status against South African sides.<br><br> "Toyota Stadium is our home ground and pride and we really donandrsquo;t want to disappoint at home. We want to play the supporters back into the stands," said captain Tian Meyer. "Weandrsquo;ve grown a lot since the first match of the season and have a lot of potential. We grow in different aspects of the game. We hope that this time things will come together and that we will put out a good performance on Friday."<br><br> The teams have only met once before in Belfast, in the Toyota Cheetahandrsquo;s very first Guinness PRO14 match where Ulster registered a convincing 42-19 victory. They have been closely matched on attack this season, with both sides boasting six tries in the first three rounds, which should boost the Toyota Cheetahsandrsquo; confidence.<br><br> Good discipline will be vital for Franco Smithandrsquo;s men, as Ulster have kicked 11 penalty goals so far in the competition andndash; all by John Cooney, the top try-scorer in the series andndash; while they also need to tighten up their defence after conceding 52 points last week.<br><br> They will also have to contain Springbok loose forward Marcell Coetzee, who has been a stand-out performer on attack and defence, with 22 carries last week alone, while he was also a handful at the breakdowns.<br><br> <br> Coach Franco Smith has announced his team for the match. <br><br> andbull; Ox Nche and Charles Marais will be switching places with Nche in the starting line-up and Marais providing cover on the bench.<br> andbull; Neill Jordaan will be replacing the Aidon Davis as no.8. Stephan Malan will be providing cover on the bench. Malan will be making his Guinness PRO14 debut when he stets foot to field.<br> andbull; Justin Basson returns to the bench, replacing Dennis Visser.<br> andbull; Louis Fouche will be replacing Marnus van der Merwe on the bench. Fouche will be making his Guinness PRO14 debut when he sets foot to field. <br><br> The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury:<br> <br> Quintin Vorster (ankle), Ntokosa Vidima (wrist), Dries Swanepoel (shoulder), Erich de Jager (bicep), Oupa Mohoje (knee), Luan de Bruin (ankle), Jasper Wiese (shoulder), Zee Mkhabela (ankle), Lloyd Greeff (ankle), Sibabalo Qoma (ankle), Aidon Davis (laceration)<br> The team will be travelling to Wales on Tuesday for the match against Cardiff Blues on Friday, 28 September. <br><br> <br> GUINNESS PRO14<br> Toyota Cheetahs vs Ulster<br> 21 September 2018. Kick-off: 19:15 (SA Time)<br> Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> No. Player<br> 1. Ox Nche<br> 2. Jospeh Dweba<br> 3. Aranos Coetzee<br> 4. Walt Steenkamp<br> 5. JP du Preez<br> 6. Gerhard Olivier<br> 7. Junior Pokomela<br> 8. Niell Jordaan<br> 9. Tian Meyer andcopy;<br> 10. Tian Schoeman<br> 11. William Small-Smith<br> 12. Nico Lee<br> 13. Benhard Janse van Rensburg<br> 14. Rabz Maxwane<br> 15. Malcolm Jaer<br> <br> 16. Jacques du Toit<br> 17. Charles Marais<br> 18. Ganduuml;nther Janse van Vuuren<br> 19. Justin Basson<br> 20. Stephan Malan<br> 21. Shaun Venter<br> 22. Louis Fouche<br> 23. Ryno Eksteen<br><br> The referee for the match is Ben Whitehouse (WRU, 48th competition game). He will be assisted by Sam Grove-White (SRU) and Ben Crouse (SARU). The TMO is Johan Greeff (SARU). <br><br> <br><br> 2018-09-20 Big tests for SA teams at home in Guinness PRO14 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5658/Big-tests-for-SA-teams-at-home-in-Guinness-PRO14 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings will face a tough test in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend as they line up against the only unbeaten teams in the competition in the fourth round of the competition.<br><br> The Free Staters will kick off the weekendandrsquo;s action on Friday evening against Ulster in Bloemfontein, while the men from the Eastern Cape take on the Glasgow Warriors in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.<br><br> At the Toyota Stadium, the Toyota Cheetahs will be hunting their first victory of the season against the Irishmen, who will be looking to stretch their winning run in the competition to four matches, and maintain their unbeaten status against South African sides.<br><br> The teams have only met once before in Belfast, where Ulster registered a convincing 42-19 victory. They have been closely matched on attack this season, with both sides boasting six tries in the first three rounds, which should boost the Toyota Cheetahsandrsquo; confidence.<br><br> However, good discipline will be vital for Franco Smithandrsquo;s men, as Ulster have kicked 11 penalty goals so far in the competition andndash; all by John Cooney, the top try-scorer in the series andndash; while they also need to tighten up their defence after conceding 52 points last week.<br><br> They will also have to contain Springbok loose forward Marcell Coetzee, who has been a stand-out performer on attack and defence, with 22 carries last week alone, while he was also a handful at the breakdowns.<br><br> The Isuzu Southern Kings will also have their work cut out against the Glasgow Warriors at the Nelson Mandela University, as the visitors will be high on confidence after three victories in a row andndash; two of which were on the road andndash; and with two bonus points for tries. <br><br> The Port Elizabeth outfit went down 43-13 in the only other match between the sides in Glasgow, but with coach Deon Davidsandrsquo; men showing promise on attack this season, they are expected to challenge the visitors.<br><br> The Isuzu Southern Kings, however, will have to be rock-solid on defence as the Glasgow Warriors are the joint top try-scorers in the competition with 14 tries, while they will also need to improve their finishing after missed opportunities cost them two possible victories in the last three weeks.<br><br> Guinness PRO14 Round 4 fixtures:<br><br> Toyota Cheetahs v Ulster<br> Date: Friday, 21 September<br> SA time: 19h15<br> Venue: Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein<br> Referee: Ben Whitehouse (WRU)<br> Assistant referees: Sam Grove-White (SRU) and Ben Crouse (SARU)<br> TMO: Johan Greeff (SARU)<br> TV: SS1<br><br> Isuzu Southern Kings v Glasgow Warriors<br> Date: Saturday, 22 September<br> SA time: 15h00<br> Venue: Nelson Mandela University Stadium, Port Elizabeth<br> Referee: Andrew Brace (IRFU)<br> Assistant referees: Frank Murphy (IRFU) and Paul Mente (SARU)<br> TMO: Marius Jonker (SARU)<br> TV: SS1<br><br> Other Round 4 action (SA kick-off times):<br> Friday, 21 September:<br> 20h35 andndash; Cardiff Blues v Munster andndash; Cardiff Arms Park<br><br> Saturday, 22 September:<br> 18h15 andndash; Connacht v Scarlets - The Sportsground, Galway<br> 18h15 - Dragons v Zebre - Rodney Parade, Newport<br> 20h35 andndash; Leinster v Edinburgh - RDS Arena, Dublin<br> 20h35 andndash; Ospreys v Benetton - Liberty Stadium, Swansea<br><br> Guinness PRO14 Resources: News and Features / Match Centre / General Statistics / Team Statistics<br><br> 2018-09-19 Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs iCollege Pumas http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5657/Toyota-Free-State-Cheetahs-vs-iCollege-Pumas http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be facing the iCollege Pumas on Friday at 17:00 in their last Currie Cup match of the season.<br><br> Be part of the Rugby festival on Friday in Toyota Stadium. The Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.19 will be taking on their counterparts from the Lions at 13:00 at Old Greyandrsquo;s. At 15:00 the Toyota Free State Cheetahs u.21 will be facing the Lions u.21 team in Toyota Stadium, followed by Currie Cup action at 17:00. At 19:15 the Toyota Cheetahs will be facing Ulster in a Guinness PRO14 match. Gates open at 12:00.<br><br> FATMAN will be providing entertainment at the Castle Deck before and after the main match. <br><br> Tickets are only R40 for the main stand, R30 for the open stand. Children and students pay R20 and kids under the age of seven can collect a free ticket from the ticket office of pay point at the gate. <br><br> Rugby and Boerewors will collide at Toyota Stadium as the Currie Cup celebrates Braai Day with free boerewors tasters and a sachet of braai spice for fans attending the fixture between Toyota Free State Cheetahs and iCollege Pumas tomorrow.<br><br> Get there early, as stocks are limited. Celebrate National Heritage Day in style. The Currie Cup andndash; brought to you by Nashua and Direct Axis andndash; is where legends rise.<br><br> Coach Daan Human has announced his team for the encounter with a couple of changes:<br> andbull; Dennis Visser will be starting on no. 4 lock with Abongile Nonkontwana moving to no. 6 flank<br> andbull; Jannes Snyman will be replacing Nardus Erasmus<br> andbull; Daniel Maartens will be starting on eightman<br> andbull; Elandre Huggett returns from injury and will be providing cover on the bench<br> <br> The referee for the match is Cwengile Jadezweni. He will be assisted by Ben Crouse and Jaco Kotze. The TMO is Lourens van der Merwe. <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> <br> <br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs iCOLLEGE Puma <br> 21 September 2018. Kick-off: 17:00<br> Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> 1. Johan Kotze<br> 2. Elandre Huddett<br> 3. Reinch Venter<br> 4. Dennis Visser<br> 5. Louis Conradie<br> 6. Abongile Nonkontwana<br> 7. Jannes Snyman<br> 8. Daniel Maartens<br> 9. Rudy Paige (Captain)<br> 10. Ernst Stapelberg<br> 11. Vuyani Maqina<br> 12. Tertius Kruger<br> 13. Carel-Jan Coetzee<br> 14. Ali Mgijima<br> 15. Adriaan Carelse<br><br> 16. Hanno Snyman<br> 17. Stephan van Schalkwyk<br> 18. Nardus Erasmus<br> 19. Luigy van Jaarsveld<br> 20. Dian Badenhorst<br> 21. Reinhardt Erwee<br> 22. Maputa Dolo<br><br> <br><br> 2018-09-19 Glasgow Warriors Key Players http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5656/Glasgow-Warriors-Key-Players http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Glasgow Warriors Team | #CHEvGLA<br><br> <br> Glasgow Warriors Key players that will be in action tomorrow in Toyota Stadium.<br> Fraser Brown - Hooker<br> 24 caps for Scotland and 77 caps for Glasgow Warriors.<br> Zander Fagerson - Prop<br> 18 caps for Scotland and 71 caps for Glasgow Warriors.<br> Adam Hastings- Flyhalf<br> 3 caps for Scotland and 11 caps for Glasgow Warriors.<br> Peter Horne - Center<br> 35 caps for Scotland and 140 caps for Glasgow Warriors.<br> On the bench:<br> George Horne - 2 caps for Scotland and 22 caps for Glasgow Warriors.<br> George Turner - Hooker<br> 5 caps for Scotland and 22 caps for Glasgow Warriors.<br><br> 2018-09-14 Changes to Currie Cup team http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5654/Changes-to-Currie-Cup-team http://www.fscheetahs.co.za Due to late injuries in the Guinness PRO14 side, the following changes has been made to the team announced from yesterday:<br><br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Tafel Lager Griquas <br> 15 September 2018. Kick-off: 17:15<br> Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley<br><br> 1. Johan Kotze<br> 2. Reincah Venter<br> 3. Stephan van Schalkwyk<br> 4. Abongile Nonkontwana<br> 5. Louis Conradie<br> 6. Daniel Maartens<br> 7. Nardus Erasmus<br> 8. Stephan Malan<br> 9. Rudy Paige (Captain)<br> 10. Ernst Stapelberg<br> 11. Vuyani Maqina<br> 12. Tertius Kruger<br> 13. Carel-Jan Coetzee<br> 14. Ali Mgijima<br> 15. Adriaan Carelse<br><br> 16. Hanno Snyman<br> 17. Kevin Stevens<br> 18. Raymond Woest<br> 19. Luigi van Jaarsveld<br> 20. Jannes Snyman<br> 21. Dian Badenhorst<br> 22. Reinard Erwee<br><br> <br> The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury:<br> Quintin Vorster (ankle), Ntokosa Vidima (wrist), Dries Swanepoel (shoulder), Erich de Jager (bicep), Oupa Mohoje (knee), Luan de Bruin (ankle), Justin Basson (pneumonia), Jasper Wiese (shoulder), Louis Fouche (bicep), Zee Mkhabela (ankle), Lloyd Greeff (ankle), Elandre Huggett (knee), Sibabalo Qoma (ankle). Niell Stannard to Griffons.<br><br> 2018-09-14 Toyota Cheetahs face Glasgow Warriors in first home game http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5653/Toyota-Cheetahs-face-Glasgow-Warriors-in-first-home-game- http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The first Guinness PRO14 match of the season on South African soil will take place in Bloemfontein where the Toyota Cheetahs host Glasgow Warriors in Toyota Stadium.<br><br> The action kicks off at 19:30 (SA time) with a live broadcast on SuperSport 1, ei sport and Free Sports (19:30). Gates open at 16:00 with a curtain raiser between the Free State and Border Womanandrsquo;s teams at 17:00.<br><br> After two tough matches on tour in Ireland and Wales, the Toyota Cheetahs are ready to face Glasgow Warriors and would certainly use the home ground to their advantage.<br><br> Dave Rennieandrsquo;s Warriors have made a strong start to the campaign with wins away to Connacht and at home to Munster to date. This is also a clash between two of last yearandrsquo;s Final Series team in Conference A.<br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs only lost twice in Bloemfontein last season, to Glasgow in round 6 and Munster in round 20.<br><br> Coach Franco Smith has announced his team for the match. <br><br> andbull; The starting front row is: Charles Marais and Aranos Coetzee (props) and Joseph Dweba hooker. Ox Nche, Ganduuml;nther Janse van Vuuren and Jacques du Toit will be providing cover on the bench.<br> andbull; Walt Steenkamp moves to the starting line-up with Dennis Visser on the bench.<br> andbull; Due to Jasper Wieseandrsquo;s injury (shoulder) the loose trio is Gerhard Oliver, Junior Pokomela and Aidon Davis. Niell Jordaan will be providing cover on the bench.<br> andbull; William Small-Smith and Rabz Maxwane switch places on wing.<br> andbull; Scrum halves, Tian Meyer and Shaun Venter switch place. Meyer will be leading the side onto the field for this match.<br><br> The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury:<br> Quintin Vorster (ankle), Ntokosa Vidima (wrist), Dries Swanepoel (shoulder), Erich de Jager (bicep), Oupa Mohoje (knee), Luan de Bruin (ankle), Justin Basson (pneumonia), Jasper Wiese (shoulder), Louis Fouche (bicep), Zee Mkhabela (ankle), Lloyd Greeff (ankle), Elandre Huggett (knee), Sibabalo Qoma (ankle). Niell Stannard to Griffons.<br><br> PRO14 Rugby | Toyota Cheetahs vs Glasgow Warriors<br> 15 September 2018. Kick-off: 19:30 (SA Time)<br> Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein<br><br> 15 Malcolm Jaer<br> 14 William Small-Smith<br> 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg<br> 12 Nico Lee<br> 11 Rabz Maxwane<br> 10 Tian Schoeman<br> 9 Tian Meyer<br> 8 Aidon Davis<br> 7 Junior Pokomela<br> 6 Gerhard Olivier<br> 5 JP du Preez<br> 4 Walt Steenkamp<br> 3 Aranos Coetzee<br> 2 Joseph Dweba<br> 1 Charles Marais<br><br> 16 Jacques du Toit<br> 17 Ox Nche<br> 18 Gunther van Rensburg<br> 19 Dennis Visser<br> 20 Niell Jordaan<br> 21 Marnus van der Merwe<br> 22 Shaun Venter<br> 23 Ryno Eksteen<br><br> The referee for the match is Frank Murphy (IRFU, 16th competition game). He will be assisted by Andy Brace (IRFU), Cwengile Jadezweni (SARU). The TMO is Shaun Veldsman (SARU). <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 2018-09-14 Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Tafel Lager Griquas http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5652/Toyota-Free-State-Cheetahs-vs-Tafel-Lager-Griquas http://www.fscheetahs.co.za In Round 5 of the Currie Cup Premier Division andndash; sponsored by Nashua and DirectAxis, the Toyota Free State Cheetahs will be travelling to face their neighbours, the Tafel Lager Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday, 15 September. The action kicks off at 17:15<br><br> Coach Daan Human has announced his team for the encounter with a couple of changes:<br> Johan Kotze will be starting as no. 1 prop with Kevin Stevens providing cover on the bench. Niell Jordaan has been selected for the Guinness PRO14 side, which gave Daniel Maartens the opportunity to start on flank. Abongile Nonkontwana moves to no. 7 flank and Stephan Malan to eight man. Vuyani Maqina will be replacing the injured Lloyd Greeff (ankle) on left wing. Stefan van Schalkwyk and Ryno Eksteen are new to the bench. Van Schalkwyk will be making his Currie Cup debut when he sets foot to field. <br> <br> Toyota Free State Cheetahs vs Tafel Lager Griquas <br> 15 September 2018. Kick-off: 17:15<br> Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley<br><br> 1. Johan Kotze<br> 2. Reincah Venter<br> 3. Gunther Janse van Vuuren<br> 4. Louis Conradie<br> 5. Dennis Vissier<br> 6. Daniel Maartens<br> 7. Abongile Nonkontwana<br> 8. Stephan Malan<br> 9. Rudy Paige (Captain)<br> 10. Ernst Stapelberg<br> 11. Vuyani Maqina<br> 12. Tertius Kruger<br> 13. Carel-Jan Coetzee<br> 14. Ali Mgijima<br> 15. Adriaan Carelse<br><br> 16. Kevin Stevens<br> 17. Jannes Snyman<br> 18. Stefan van Schalkwyk<br> 19. Nardus Erasmus<br> 20. Luigy van Jaarsveld<br> 21. Dian Badenhorst<br> 22. Ryno Eksteen<br><br> The referee for the match is Marius van der Westhuizen. He will be assisted by Jaco Kotze and Nico Schmahl. The TMO is JJ Wagner. <br><br> 2018-09-13 SA tamsn fall short in Wales http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5651/-SA-tamsn-fall-short-in-Wales http://www.fscheetahs.co.za <br> The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs will return to South Africa determined to bounce back from successive defeats in the Guinness PRO14 following an unsuccessful weekend in Wales.<br> <br> The Isuzu Southern Kings went down fighting against the Dragons in Newport, with the team suffering a narrow 27-22 defeat, while Ospreys had too much firepower for the Toyota Cheetahs as they registered a 46-14 victory in Swansea.<br> <br> In Newport, the Isuzu Southern Kings were left counting the cost of missed opportunities just short of the tryline against the Dragons as they went down by a heart-breaking five points.<br> <br> The Port Elizabeth side trailed 14-0 in the first quarter and entered the break 17-10 down. But they fought back strongly as the match progressed to level the scores at 17-17 in the second half as Godlen Masimla raced over in the right hand corner for their second try.<br> <br> The Dragons regained the lead with a penalty goal and subsequent try, but they had to work tirelessly on defence in the last 10 minutes as the Isuzu Southern Kings ran hard on attack.<br> <br> Winger Yaw Penxe scored on the stroke of full-time to take their score to 22 points for a losing bonus point, but they will be rueing the inability to use two golden opportunities that could have steered them to their first victory of the season and first away-win in the competition.<br> <br> The Toyota Cheetahs, meanwhile, struggled to contain the hard-running Ospreys in Swansea, which saw them subside to a 46-14 defeat.<br> <br> The big difference between the teams was Ospreysandrsquo; ability to create try-scoring chances and use them effectively, while the Free Staterandrsquo;s battled to get close to the tryline as handling errors denied them from momentum on attack.<br> <br> Their defence also let them down, which saw them concede seven tries, while they managed to score only two tries compliments of Jasper Wiese and Sibahle Maxwane.<br> <br> In the other matches Connacht defeated Zebre Rugby 32-13, the Scarlets pipped Leinster 23-21 and Benetton Treviso registered a 27-25 victory against the Cardiff Blues, the Glasgow Warriors beat Munster 25-10 and Ulster held on for a 30-29 win against Edinburgh.<br> <br> Guinness PRO14 Round 2 results and scorers (click on the hyperlink for the full scoresheet):<br> <br> Dragons 27 (17) Isuzu Southern Kings 22 (10)<br> <br> Dragons - Tries: Aaron Wainwright, Ollie Griffiths, Josh Lewis. Conversions: Josh Lewis (3). Penalty Goals: Josh Lewis (2).<br> <br> Isuzu Southern Kings - Tries: Michael Willemse, Bjorn Basson, Yaw Penxe, Godlen Masimla. Conversions: Masixole Banda.<br> <br> Ospreys 46 (22) Toyota Cheetahs 14 (7)<br> <br> Ospreys - Tries: Scott Otten, Alun Wyn Jones (2), Justin Tipuric (2), George North, Alex Jeffries. Conversions: Sam Davies (4). Penalty Goal: Sam Davies.<br> <br> Toyota Cheetahs - Tries: Jasper Wiese, Sibahle Maxwane. Conversions: Tian Schoeman (2).<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br><br> <br><br> 2018-09-10 SA teams fall short in Wales in Guinness PRO14 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5650/SA-teams-fall-short-in-Wales-in-Guinness-PRO14 http://www.fscheetahs.co.za The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs will return to South Africa determined to bounce back from successive defeats in the Guinness PRO14 following an unsuccessful weekend in Wales.<br><br> The Isuzu Southern Kings went down fighting against the Dragons in Newport, with the team suffering a narrow 27-22 defeat, while Ospreys had too much firepower for the Toyota Cheetahs as they registered a 46-14 victory in Swansea.<br><br> <br><br> In Newport, the Isuzu Southern Kings were left counting the cost of missed opportunities just short of the tryline against the Dragons as they went down by a heart-breaking five points.<br><br> <br><br> The Port Elizabeth side trailed 14-0 in the first quarter and entered the break 17-10 down. But they fought back strongly as the match progressed to level the scores at 17-17 in the second half as Godlen Masimla raced over in the right hand corner for their second try.<br><br> <br><br> The Dragons regained the lead with a penalty goal and subsequent try, but they had to work tirelessly on defence in the last 10 minutes as the Isuzu Southern Kings ran hard on attack.<br><br> <br><br> Winger Yaw Penxe scored on the stroke of full-time to take their score to 22 points for a losing bonus point, but they will be rueing the inability to use two golden opportunities that could have steered them to their first victory of the season and first away-win in the competition.<br><br> <br><br> The Toyota Cheetahs, meanwhile, struggled to contain the hard-running Ospreys in Swansea, which saw them subside to a 46-14 defeat.<br><br> <br><br> The big difference between the teams was Ospreysandrsquo; ability to create try-scoring chances and use them effectively, while the Free Staterandrsquo;s battled to get close to the tryline as handling errors denied them from momentum on attack.<br><br> <br><br> Their defence also let them down, which saw them concede seven tries, while they managed to score only two tries compliments of Jasper Wiese and Sibahle Maxwane.<br><br> <br><br> In the other matches Connacht defeated Zebre Rugby 32-13, the Scarlets pipped Leinster 23-21 and Benetton Treviso registered a 27-25 victory against the Cardiff Blues, the Glasgow Warriors beat Munster 25-10 and Ulster held on for a 30-29 win against Edinburgh.<br><br> <br><br> Guinness PRO14 Round 2 results and scorers <br><br> <br><br> Dragons 27 (17) Isuzu Southern Kings 22 (10)<br><br> <br><br> Dragons - Tries: Aaron Wainwright, Ollie Griffiths, Josh Lewis. Conversions: Josh Lewis (3). Penalty Goals: Josh Lewis (2).<br><br> <br><br> Isuzu Southern Kings - Tries: Michael Willemse, Bjorn Basson, Yaw Penxe, Godlen Masimla. Conversions: Masixole Banda.<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Ospreys 46 (22) Toyota Cheetahs 14 (7)<br><br> <br><br> Ospreys - Tries: Scott Otten, Alun Wyn Jones (2), Justin Tipuric (2), George North, Alex Jeffries. Conversions: Sam Davies (4). Penalty Goal: Sam Davies.<br><br> <br><br> Toyota Cheetahs - Tries: Jasper Wiese, Sibahle Maxwane. Conversions: Tian Schoeman (2).<br><br> <br><br> Issued by SA Rugby Communications<br><br> <br><br> 2018-09-09 Toyota Cheetahs against Ospreys http://www.fscheetahs.co.za/news.aspx?newsid=/5649/Toyota-Cheetahs-against-Ospreys http://www.fscheetahs.co.za After a disappointing start in round 1 the Toyota Cheetahs are set to take on Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Saturday. The match kicks off at 18:30 SA time with a live broadcast on SuperSport 1.<br><br> "We have a big challenge ahead of us. The Ospreys team has a number of international players with a great pack of forwards and players like Alyn Wyn Jones, who is an excellent line-out jumper with lots of experience in the Wales and British and Irish Lions jersey, and forwards like Justin Tipuric, Brandley Davies, Dan Lydiate as well as George North and Scott Williams whoandrsquo;s names stand out in the backline." Said coach Franco Smith.<br><br> "From our side weandrsquo;d like to follow our processes and build on the positives from last week. We were still in strike range up to the 65th minute against one of the best defensive teams in the championship. Weandrsquo;ve asked ourselves a lot of good questions. We didnandrsquo;t made use of all the opportunities and we want to improve on the set phases and defence."<br><br> "With the anticipation of relatively wet conditions, some areas of the game have been adapted to suit the weather circumstances." <br><br> The two sides have won their respective home games when they met last season. <br><br> Coach Franco Smith has announced his team for the match. <br><br> Oupa Mohoje has been side lined after suffering an ACL tear in his right knee sustained in last weekandrsquo;s match against Munster. He is expected to be out of action for 9 months. Gerhard Olivier has joined the team in Swansea and will be providing cover on the bench for Aidon Davis. Shaun Venter will be leading the side onto the field for this match. The team will be travelling back to South Africa on Sunday for their Round 3 match against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday, 15 September in Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein. <br><br> <br><br> GUINNESS PRO14<br><br> Ospreys vs Toyota Cheetahs <br><br> 8 September 2018. Kick-off: 18:30 (SA Time)<br><br> Liberty Stadium, Swansea (Wales) <br><br> <br><br> <br><br> Shirt no.<br><br> Player <br><br> 15<br><br> Malcolm Jaer<br><br> 14<br><br> Rabz Maxwane<br><br> 13<br><br> Benhard Janse van Rensburg<br><br> 12<br><br> Nico Lee<br><br> 11<br><br> William Small-Smith<br><br> 10<br><br> Tian Schoeman<br><br> 9<br><br> Shaun Venter<br><br> 1<br><br> Ox Nche<br><br> 2<br><br> Jacques du Toit<br><br> 3<br><br> Luan de Bruin<br><br> 4<br><br> Justin Basson<br><br> 5<br><br> JP du Preez<br><br> 6<br><br> Junior Pokomela<br><br> 7<br><br> Aidon Davis<br><br> 8<br><br> Jasper Wiese<br><br> <br><br> <br><br> 16<br><br> Joseph Dweba<br><br> 17<br><br> Charles Marais<br><br> 18<br><br> Aranos Coetzee<br><br> 19<br><br> Walt Steenkamp<br><br> 20<br><br> Gerhard Olivier<br><br> 21<br><br> Tian Meyer<br><br> 22<br><br> Ernst Stapelberg/Marnus van der Merwe<br><br> 23<br><br> Ryno Eksteen<br><br> <br><br> The referee for the match is Andrew Brace (IRFU, 36th competition game). He will be assisted by George Clancy (IRFU), Gareth John (WRU). The TMO is Tim Hayes (WRU).<br><br> <br><br> 2018-09-07