This match could be the very first Tremendous Rugby match of your year to get played on a Sunday for 2012 which is the primary time the two teams have met at this venue.
The Melbourne Rebels have only played the Cheetahs when in Tremendous Rugby and it had been final yr in May when common very first decision fly fifty percent Danny Cipriani was on suspension.
The Cheetahs won the primary match between the teams handsomely at Cheetahs 41 Rebels 21 in Bloemfontein.
Last week the Cheetahs were unlucky to lose towards the Brumbies 24-23 in Canberra right after leading 10-23 before inside the match.
Over the other side the Rebels set in what was arguably their finest at any time functionality against the reigning Tremendous Rugby champions the Reds as they pushed the champs many of the way and were while in the match ideal towards the loss of life once they missing 11-6.
In case the Rebels play like they did last week from the Cheetahs this weekend they are going to win. Their defence was spectacular.
Even so performances for brand new groups like that typically only occur towards large nearby rivals and who better than the present champions. A repeat functionality of that intensity yet again this week is feasible but not likely.
When the teams fulfilled very last yr the celebs with the match had been from your Cheetahs as Sias Ebersohn and Andries Strauss that has returned for this week.
The stats among the groups never suggest a great deal since they have only played in a single venue and in one match so the stats would favour the house staff.
The Bookies have supplied the Cheetahs a 5 level get started for this match - using an give of Wager five and get fifty in Bets. We think the Cheetahs start looking hungry for a victory and can be indignant with final week's result. Cheetahs should sneak it by two.
This match will likely be proven on Tv NZ, Aus and SA.
Typical score:Rebels 21 Cheetahs 41
Last five success
21 May possibly 2011 Rebels v Cheetahs 21-41 Bloemfontein
Rebels all round document against the Cheetahs
Played 1 , Wins 0 , Losses one , Attracts 0
Match No.27: Rebels vs Cheetahs
Date :Sunday eighteen March
Venue : Melbourne
Kick Off local: sixteen:10
Referee: Garratt Williamson
Assistant Ref 1:Andrew Lees
Assistant Ref two:James Leckie
TMO : Steve Leszczynski
Hennie Daniller, Cameron Jacobs, Robert Ebersohn, Andries Strauss, Willie le Roux, Johan Goosen, Tewis de Bruyn, Philip van der Walt, Davon Raubenheimer, Heinrich Brussow, Izak van der Westhuizen, George Earle, WP Nel, Adriaan Strauss (captain), Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: Hercu Liebenberg, Trevor Nyakane, Justin Downey, Ashley Johnson, Piet van Zyl, Sias Ebersohn, Rayno Benjamin.