NSW Waratahs pinch 1-point win over Central Cheetahs.
Sarel Pretorius came back to haunt the NSW Waratahs as South Africa’s Central Cheetahs stretched their winning streak over the struggling Australian side to three games in Sydney on Friday.
The Cheetahs edged out the Waratahs 27-26, scoring three tries to two to follow up their win over the Otago Highlanders in New Zealand last weekend.
Scrum-half Pretorius was the architect behind the Cheetahs’ triumph, putting winger Raymond Rule over for the match-winning try 10 minutes from fulltime.
Pretorius was recruited by the Waratahs as their marquee player last year only to be dropped to the bench after a few rounds and then omitted from the 22-man squad altogether.
The Waratahs have to regroup and face the Auckland Blues next weekend in Sydney, with the Cheetahs flying to Perth for their final leg of the Australasian tour against Western Force.
Watch the match highlights below: