The Alternative Rugby Review | Cheetahs v WP

This is not the place to find who won, who scored, or who played well. This is what I thought of what I saw, mostly useless information, and why the refs and commentators were sh1t.

Who is faster then Bryan Habana (apparently), where did Nick Groom learn to pass, what happened when Tazz met Sarel, what do Freddy and Oupa have in common, and does anybody remember Jorrie Muller?


Free State Cheetahs v Western Province | 27 September 2013

According to Gavin Cowley, many people believe Gerhard van den Heever is faster than Bryan Habana. I guess it’s even more of a pity then that he can’t pass, catch or kick.

Nick Groom threw a perfect pass to Cheslin Kolbe and he was good enough to finish, unlike Cheetahs 8th man Boom Prinsloo who also received a perfect pass from Groom but wasn’t able to run the intercept in.

Sarel Pretorius threw a dummy, like Sarel Pretorius likes to do, but Tazz Fuzani didn’t buy it. So Sarel found himself shunted back a timezone.


Classic commentary from Gavin Cowley: “He’s a most underrated kicker is Elgar Watts,” just as the man of the very same name shanked one left from right in front.

Cheetahs lock Freddy Ngoza was penalised in the second half, but the camera focused on Cheetahs flank Oupa Mohoje. Commentator Gavin Cowley did his best to explain the mix up by telling us that the two players “have a very similar build…” To be fair, he’s not wrong.


This game was a great example of how terrible South African teams are at chip and grubber kicks. I saw at least 20 tried, and not one retrieved. It was Jorrie Muller-esque.

Replacement flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis snapped a drop kick over in the 79th minute to win the game and deny Western Province a bonus point yet again.

This week’s other Alternative Reviews

Lions v Sharks  |  Griquas v Blue Bulls  |  SA v Australia  |  Argentina v New Zealand


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