23/01/2020 – Guinness PRO14 Communications – ROUND 8 South Africa Derbies – PREVIEWS

ROUND 8 South Africa Derbies – PREVIEWS

The Guinness PRO14 is back this weekend with the first of the South African derbies in what could prove to be crucial matches in the race for the Final Series. The Toyota Cheetahs have an exemplary record against the Isuzu Southern Kings, but they will need to maintain that to keep the pressure up in Conference A.

SAT – Isuzu Southern Kings v Toyota Cheetahs
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth | KO 13:30 (UK) / 15:30 (RSA) | Live on Free Sports, SuperSport1, DAZN, PRO14.tv.

The Toyota Cheetahs flew out of the blocks this season, but their away form has not quite matched their efforts in Bloemfontein, leaving them with work to do to make the top three in Conference A and reach the Guinness PRO14 Final Series. A heavy defeat to Zebre last time out has them three points behind Glasgow Warriors, albeit with two games in hand. The first of them is away to the Isuzu Southern Kings, who they have beaten in every previous meeting in the Guinness PRO14. The South African derbies are often high-scoring affairs, with 86 and 76 points in the last two meetings between the teams.