Both the Cheetahs and the Western Force will be out to end losing streaks this morning when they face off in Bloemfontein this morning. We’ll have live scores from kick-off at 3.10am AEST.
For long periods of last weekend’s rain-soaked encounter at nib Stadium the Force were competitive against the Stormers, but never really threatened and only the most ardent Force fan would have ever thought they were a chance at toppling the South African powerhouse.
But they get the chance against one of the South African Conference’s lesser lights this weekend as they begin a two-game South African road trip, with the Cheetahs up first.
Fortunately for the Force they’ve been able to travel west without any injury concerns from last weekend.
The farce surrounding the ‘signing’ and subsequent non-signing of star scrumhalf Will Genia was yet another blow for a team who has struggled this season and it will be intriguing to see how they perform here.
The Cheetahs come into this one off losses to the Chiefs and Highlanders at home, but in both contests they were able to put up more than 30 points against two of the competition’s more defensive units.
Expect another avalanche of points this morning, with the home side likely to edge out their Australian counterparts. We’ll have live scores from 3.10am AEST. If you’re watching, give us your thoughts in the space below.