Cheetahs take top spot

The Cheetahs beat the Griquas in an ill-disciplined game on Saturday.

FILE: Raymond Rhule from the Cheetahs dives to score a try against Australia's Waratah players during their Super Rugby Union match on March 15, 2013. Picture: AFP/Saeed Khan

JOHANNESBURG - The Free State Cheetahs have beaten the Griquas in an ill-disciplined game of rugby in Bloemfontein in the second Currie Cup game of the weekend.

The Cheetahs took a 22-6 lead into the half time break thanks to two tries by Boom Prinsloo and one by Rhaymond Rhule.

In the second half, Elgar Watts scored the bonus point try for the Cheetahs which was quickly followed by the Griqua's first try by Rocco Jansen.

Both sides had a player sin-binned in the second half.

In the 63rd minute, Griquas scored their second try of the match through Rory Arnold, but Arnold was sent off for biting Ethienne Reynecke.

Kevin Luiters sealed the win for the Cheetahs with a last minute try sealing a win of 40-20.

The Cheetahs have claimed the top spot on the Currie Cup log with the win.