Help! I'm tempted to pick the Cheetahs over the Hurricanes!

Discussion in 'Super Rugby' started by stormer2010, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. stormer2010

    stormer2010 Guest

    Please convince me not to pick the Cheetahs for a win over the Canes for my Superbru predictions for round 4.

    Got some point picking them ahead of the Sahrks pfft but got burned by backing them against the Highlanders.

    My 'thinking' for picking them ahead of the Hurricanes:

    1 Home
    2 Highveld
    3 Slightly better pack than the Canes
    4 Conrad Smith is out, so is Ellison in the midfield
    5 Ebersohn in for the Cheetahs with Mapoe moving back to wing upping the Cheetahs midfield speed, playmaking and defence
    6 Pretorius to start ahead of de bruyn

    reasons not to pick them:

    1 They are the Cheetahs
    2 They are up against the Hurricanes
    3 Gear and Nonu should be extra effective ball carriers against the small Cheetahs backs. Speed doesn't help in defence
    4 Meyer Bosman
    5 Fullbacks. Cory Jane is waaaay better than Hennie Daniller. At least Viljoen would have been a gamble
    6 Meyer Bosman

    Help. Please?
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  3. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    The Cheetahs will probably win, seeing as i backed the Hurricanes in the predictions thread. I think its going to be very close. Ebehrson > Hurricanes. Stick with the Cheetahs.
  4. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Hey!! I also picked the Cheetahs to win.

    So we should be good. :D
  5. Nickdnz

    Nickdnz Guest

    Tamati Ellison will swap with Smith in Centre and Hosea Gear I think may come back to take Ellisons spot, so not too much harm done. I'd recommend picking the Hurricanes, but I could be wrong. I'd also say the Hurricanes have been on form and have greater attacking power but meh.
  6. stormer2010

    stormer2010 Guest

    Ermm. I was hoping for comments along the lines of: "You bloody idiot. No, make that Idiot. How can you even consider backing the Cheetahs."

    Oh, well, Cheetahs by 2 it is.
  7. Boggle

    Boggle Guest

    I'll tell you why you don't pick them.

    They're not playing a South African team, which means they automatically lose all their intensity, vigor and will to play the game.

    Cheetahs are a Currie cup team not a Super 14 team.
  8. Bull

    Bull Guest

    Why you shouldn't pick the Cheetahs?
    Because they are playing against an overseas team, the Cheetahs only perform against local sides.
  9. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Nickdnz @ Mar 3 2010, 04:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Well, Ellison has been ruled out so Cooper will likely name a player from the Wider Training Group to partner Nonu in the midfield.

    Cheetahs by 8.
  10. Nickdnz

    Nickdnz Guest

    Hmm, Is Tomasi Cama in the wider training squad? I know he's playing with the 7's team, but I'd go with him at Centre.
  11. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    You kidding right??

    I'd rather shift Ripia to 12, Nonu to 13 and start Cruden at 10 than have Cama play.
  12. candybum

    candybum Guest

    Bloody hell! lol
  13. Nickdnz

    Nickdnz Guest

    Well, this was an unfortunite time for the Cheetah's to win...

    Ignore my previous posts on this topic.
  14. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    Hope you took my advice and stuck with the Cheetahs...
  15. stormer2010

    stormer2010 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jer1cho @ Mar 8 2010, 08:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    LOL, tx. This boosted me to 3rd in my superbru pool; didn't get the bonus though as a mate of mine picked the Cheetahs to win by 5 where i choose a margin of 2. Well done Cheetahs. With Naas there along with Pretorius, they have more direction and the midfield looked a hell of a lot better with Ebersohn. Dangerous back three and forward pack now given more chance with a better midfield. Still not world beaters, though.
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