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Neil Marais stars as Cheetahs hit back to edge out Sunwolves

Neil Marais scored 22 points as Cheetahs claimed their first victory of the Super Rugby campaign by coming from behind to beat the Sunwolves 32-31 in Singapore.

Trailing 28-13 at the break, second-half tries from Marais, Uzair Cassiem and Boom Prinsloo - with the former converting twice - led Cheetahs home.

A hat-trick of first-half tries from Akihito Yamada and one from Shota Horie, all converted by Tusi Pisi, had given Sunwolves the advantage at the interval.

Marais had claimed all 13 of Cheetahs' points in the first period, converting his own try and adding two penalties.


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