The Currie Cup stayed true to its form this weekend as the top three teams all took comfortable wins, with the Cheetahs and Bulls taking huge scores over the Lions and Griquas respectively, while the Sharks tucked the boot in the Pumas.
The Cheetahs made the biggest statement of the weekend as they absolutely beat the hapless Lions 66-14 to move to the top of the Currie Cup standings.
They are level with the Sharks but are ahead by points difference and a ravishing clash between the only two undefeated teams so far is scheduled for later this month.
In the game, the Cheetahs were brutal as they took a 38-7 lead at halftime before dominating the second half when they ran into the two of the Lions in 10 tries.
Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie was surprised by the ease of the win, but admitted they had been aiming for a big result.
“We expected a very tough game. They had some URC players on the bench in the starting grid last week and we knew they were desperate in the Currie Cup as they hadn’t won a game this year,” he said. fourie.
“But our mentality was 100% good for this game and we challenged ourselves. We said during the week that we wanted to score 50 points and we knew what the process was to do that and the guys stuck to it, so I was really proud of the achievement.”
The Bulls also took an impressive bonus point win when they took a 53-27 win over the Griquas in Kimberley.
The home side were expected to give the visitors a run for their money, but with the Bulls piling their way with URC players, they showed their class in a thumping second half after going into halftime with a 22-point lead. 15.
In the Sharks game against the Pumas, it was a great masterclass from flyhalf Boeta Chamberlain that led them to a comfortable 24-10 win in Mbombela.
Chamberlain was on target with all eight of his shots on target to claim all the points for the visitors, knocking over four in each half as the Pumas discipline disappointed them after being well into the game at halftime with the score 12 -10.