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RugbyU: Goosen kicks Cheetahs to historic victory

Johan Goosen was the star as Central Cheetahs overcame Northern Bulls for the first time in Super Rugby with a 15-9 victory in wet Bloemfontein Friday. It was an 'ugly' win in a kick-dominated game at the Free State Stadium in the central city, but that did not dampen the Cheetahs celebrations. After 11 consecutive losses to fellow South Africans the Bulls in the southern hemisphere inter-provincial championship, the Cheetahs finally got one over their greatest bogey team.

Springbok flyhalf faces lengthy layoff after freak accident

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African flyhalf Johan Goosen suffered a cruciate ligament tear in a freak accident in training on Monday and could miss the rest of the season, officials said. The 20-year-old, already capped by the Springboks and hailed as a brilliant prospect, slipped while training with the Cheetahs in Sydney ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby game against the Force in Perth.

RugbyU: Goosen kicks Cheetahs to first win over Highlanders

Johan Goosen kicked the Central Cheetahs to an historic first victory over the Otago Highlanders when they won their Super 15 clash 36-19 in Invercargill on Saturday. There were three tries each, including a hat-trick for Highlanders' wing Kade Poki, but the telling difference on the board were the 21 points from Goosen who never missed a shot at goal. It was the first time in seven attempts the Cheetahs had beaten the Highlanders and they did so against an Otago side brimming with All Blacks talent.
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