The Cheetahs ran in 14 tries as they inflicted a humiliating 92-17 Super Rugby defeat on the Sunwolves from Japan in Bloemfontein on Friday.

Wing Sergeal Petersen and No.8 Paul Schoeman each scored a hat-trick of tries as the Cheetahs completed their biggest ever victory in Super Rugby and a double over the Sunwolves this season.

Just a single point separated these sides when they met in round three in Singapore, but the Sunwolves looked weary at the end of a three-match South African tour as they played with little structure or commitment and allowed too many soft scores.

Torsten Van Jaarsveld, Francois Venter, Uzair Cassiem, Raymond Rhule, Sergeal Petersen (three), Shaun Venter, Hilton Lobberts, Clayton Blommetjies, Paul Schoeman (three) and Jacques Du Toit all touched down for the hosts in the rout.


Derek Carpenter and Mifiposeti Paea dotted down for the beleaguered Sunwolves.