Sharks vs Cheetahs
The Currie Cup champion Sharks team win 60 per cent of their matches at home in Super Rugby but against the Cheetahs that figure drops down to 33 per cent.
The Cheetahs are famous for struggling in Super Rugby but playing like a different team when they face another South African or Currie Cup team. However statistics don't lie and they show that the Cheetahs have actually only won 40 per cent of their matches against all South African teams. It's the big matches that the Cheetahs win against other South African teams which is why we remember them easier.
While the Cheetahs lose more matches than they win against South African teams in general during the five years that the Cheetahs have been in Super rugby they have beaten beaten the Sharks on 60 per cent of the occassions that the two teams have met. In two of the three Cheetahs visits to Durban they have come away as winners.
The Cheetahs are not quite a bogey team for the Sharks but they obviously have some kind of edge over them. When these two teams met last year it was also in Durban and the Cheetahs won.