Rugby 17.5.2017 03:39 pm

The Super Rugby years that could haunt the Cheetahs

If historic results determine relegation, they could’ve breathed far easier if they took their chances in these four campaigns.

By now, most rugby fans know the decision on which two South African sides will be cut from Super Rugby won't be based just on historic results.

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Stormers plea: ‘We can’t do what the Lions do in just 3 months!’ image
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Stormers plea: ‘We can’t do what the Lions do in just 3 months!’

The Capetonians hope fans can realise their new way of playing will take time to be perfected. And the flyhalf situation isn’t helping…
The usual suspects dominate our Super Rugby XV for the week image
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The usual suspects dominate our Super Rugby XV for the week

It’s the Lions and Kings that keep dishing up candidates for a weekly select team in this year’s tournament.
Warren Whiteley: We know the relegation feeling image
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Warren Whiteley: We know the relegation feeling

The Lions skipper sympathises with the uncertainty some of the local sides must be feeling over their Super Rugby future.
Super Rugby Reaction (W)Rap: These Kings play like kings image
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Super Rugby Reaction (W)Rap: These Kings play like kings

Want some reaction from all the local Super Rugby sides’ decision-makers after the weekend’s play? Find it all here in one spot.
All-conquering Blitzboks are the best in the world … by far image
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All-conquering Blitzboks are the best in the world … by far

Neil Powell’s brilliant troops win the Paris Sevens and are crowned the winners of the World Sevens Series title as well.
Blitzboks recover well to close in on series win image
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Blitzboks recover well to close in on series win

Scotland surprise Neil Powell’s men early in Paris but the setback proves short-lived as normal service resumes.
Nutshell: Superb Kings deliver killer Sharks blow image
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Nutshell: Superb Kings deliver killer Sharks blow

Deon Davids’ enterprising and well-coached side show fine composure to beat opponents who at times underestimated them.
Nutshell: Bulls miss a golden chance in red card fest image
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Nutshell: Bulls miss a golden chance in red card fest

Nollis Marais’ troops deliver an improved performance but a crucial red card leads them to slipping up against the Highlanders.
‘Sad’ Vincent Koch is done with Springbok rugby image
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‘Sad’ Vincent Koch is done with Springbok rugby

The former Stormers prop only has 9 international caps and won’t reach Saru’s new 30-cap overseas rule. But he’s cool with it.
Humble Blitzboks can taste elusive World Series title win image
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Humble Blitzboks can taste elusive World Series title win

Neil Powell’s men merely need to continue what they’ve done so well this season at this weekend’s leg in Paris.
Nutshell: Off-colour Lions rely on guts in Canberra image
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Nutshell: Off-colour Lions rely on guts in Canberra

South Africa’s table-toppers find no attacking rhythm against the Brumbies but their magnificent defence proves enough.