PRETORIA – The Free State Cheetahs got their Currie Cup campaign off to a winning start with a resounding 43-27 win over the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Friday evening.
It would be quite a leap to suggest the PRO14 competition, where the Cheetahs play their rugby, is better, while the rest of the country’s top sides feature in the Super Rugby competition.
One thing is sure – the Cheetahs were the better team on the night scoring six tries to the five by a flat-footed Blue Bulls team.
Two late tries flattered the home side, despite their kickers missing four conversion attempts.
The Pretoria side will have to find the mojo that served them so well during their Super Rugby campaign or kiss any chances of a Currie Cup playoff goodbye.