Preview:Platinum Leopards v SWD Eagles

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SnipImage(16)Head to Head – Platinum Leopards v SWD Eagles:

P: 8 W: 4 L: 4 PF: 272 PA: 227

01/07/2006 Platinum Leopards 48 SWD 5 Outeniqua Park, George
19/08/2006 Platinum Leopards 40 SWD 33 Olën Park, Potchefstroom
28/07/2007 Platinum Leopards 21 SWD 27 Outeniqua Park, George
15/09/2007 Platinum Leopards 24 SWD 34 Olën Park, Potchefstroom
12/07/2008 Platinum Leopards 41 SWD 33 Olën Park, Potchefstroom
06/09/2008 Platinum Leopards 34 SWD 35 Outeniqua Park, George
24/10/2009 Platinum Leopards 47 SWD 42 Olën Park, Potchefstroom
30/10/2009 Platinum Leopards 17 SWD 18 Outeniqua Park, George

Platinum Leopards’ recent form at home:

• The hosts have suffered seven home defeats – against the Vodacom Free State cheetahs (78-7), Vodacom Blue Bulls (35-26), Vodacom Free State Cheetahs (45-30), Vodacom Western Province (42-23), GWK Griquas (41-27), Barloworld Toyota Pumas (27-26) and the Xerox Lions (43-13) in this season’s competition.

• The Platinum Leopards won only one home game during last year’s Absa Currie Cup Premier Division, a 50-16 victory over the Boland Cavaliers.

SWD Eagles’ recent form on the road:

• The George outfit recorded away victories against the Eastern Province Kings (25-8) in Port Elizabeth, Border Bulldogs (17-7), Valke (55-47) and against the Griffons (18-14) in this season’s competition, but suffered a 38-33 defeat against the Boland Cavaliers in Wellington during week 10.
• The visitors secured three victories on the road during the 2009 season against the Border Bulldogs, Valke and the EP Kings.

• The SWD Eagles recorded only one win on the road against the EP Kings during the 2008 Absa Currie Cup First Division.

Additional match information:

• The Platinum Leopards conceded the most points in the 2010 Absa Currie Cup – 654; and have also conceded the most tries – 94.

• SWD Eagles captain Bevin Fortuin has played in 120 games for the George side during his career.

• The Platinum Leopards scrumhalf Michael Bondesio was the joint fifth leading try-scorer in this season’s Absa Currie Cup Premier Division – six.

• SWD Eagles flyhalf Ambrose Barends was the leading points’ scorer during the 2010 Absa Currie Cup First Division.

• The Platinum Leopards’ Cecil Dumond is the brother of Monty Dumond, who plays for the EP Kings.

• International Test referee Craig Joubert will handle the game between the SWD Eagles and the Platinum Leopards in Potchefstroom.

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