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The Play-off Kings … by Janine Willemans
The Bulls have had yet another consistent Super Rugby campaign, showing marginal gains in their win/loss ratio compared to last season. Their consistency has resulted in them winning the South African conference and securing a place in the semi-finals. So, as far as Frans Ludeke’s men are concerned, job done thus far.
The Cheetahs have been the surprise package of the season. The team, led by Springbok vice-captain Adrian Strauss has always shown glimpses of their potential, but in past seasons a brilliant performance on one Saturday was easily eclipsed by a complete meltdown the following weekend. This season, the Cheetahs have doubled their win percentage by clinching close games that in previous seasons would have gone to the opposition. The penalty after the final whistle that sealed the game against the Stormers in Bloemfontein is one of those that come to mind. So, cheers to the Cheetahs for making the play-offs.
Broken Stormers Promises … by Rafiq Wagiet
2013 held out so much promise for the Stormers … they made the play-offs in 2012 and many of the players were involved in the campaign to end Western Province’s Currie
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