Sergeal Petersen’s individual attacking genius kept the Cheetahs top of the Currie Cup table after six matches.
Petersen scored in the 81st minute as the Cheetahs beat the Lions 30-24. It was the Cheetahs fifth win in six games but it was also the Lions fifth Currie Cup defeat. The Lions, with a solitary competition win, are last.
The Sharks also left it late in Cape Town to deny Western Province. The hosts lead 20-14 after 70 minutes but the Sharks scored in the 75th minute through Inny Radebe and Rhyno Smith’s conversion made it 21-20.
The win consolidated the Sharks position in the competition’s top two.
On Friday night the Pumas crushed John Mitchell’s Bulls 51-15. The Bulls are sixth in a competition of seven teams.
Cheetahs beat Lions 30-24
Tries: Gerhard Olivier, Rosko Specman, Sergeal Petersen
Conversions: Robbie Petzer (2)
Penalties: Petzer (3)
Tries: Andries Ferreira, Hacjivah Dayimani, Fabian Booysen
Conversions: Jaco van der Walt (3)
Sharks beat WP 21-20
Tries: Huw Jones, Jaco Coetzee
Conversions: Damian Willemse (2)
Penalties: Willemse (2)
Tries: Penalty try, Franco Marais, Inny Radebe
Conversions: Radebe, Rhyno Smith
Pumas beat Bulls 54-15
Tries: Mark Pretorius (3), Thembelani Bholi, Stefan Ungerer, Khwezi Mona, Ruwellyn Isbell, Franke Herne
Conversions: Kobus Marais (3) Gerrit Smith
Penalty: Justin van Staden
Tries: Andre Warner, Warrick Gelant
Conversion: Joshua Stander
Currie Cup Log
- Cheetahs 25 (6 matches)
- Sharks 24 (6)
- WP 17 (6)
- Pumas 15 (6)
- Griquas 14 (6)
- Bulls 13 (6)
- Lions 10 (6)