Cheetahs are a dangerous proposition at this time of year

The Cheetahs return to the Sportsground looking to even out the results between the two sides having lost at home to Connacht in December. 

The Cheetahs are coming to Ireland full of confidence having won their last 4 games and picking up 3 try bonus points. 

This has brought them to within 2 points of Connacht and the playoffs in Conference A. 

Attacking threat

The Cheetahs are a great attacking team, they have the 3rd most points and 3rd highest try bonus points in the PRO14.

Their biggest problem is their defence, having let in the 2nd most amount of points in the championship, ahead of only the Kings. 

Away results for Cheetahs
Away matches are also an issue this season for the Cheetahs having lost 4 from 6. Only securing one losing bonus point and no try bonus points. They failed to score at all against Munster in September.

Connacht home matches in the PRO14
Connacht are strong at home only losing 3 times this season. Those three being Leinster, who top of conference B; Munster, who top of conference A; and Glasgow who are second in conference A.

They have also picked up 3 of their 4 try bonus points at home this season.

Results during the 6 Nations  

This is a good time of the season for Connacht, for the past 3 season, Connacht have won the first match after the break. 

For the Cheetahs, it wasn’t as kind as they lost their 3 games during this period last season. 

It was a frustrating 3 games for the South African side, as they picked up 2 losing bonus points and a try bonus in matches they could have won against Cardiff and Ospreys.

This match will not be as straightforward a win for Connacht as people might think. The Cheetahs are a dangerous team and once they figure out how to improve their defence, they could be a serious force in this league.