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WP edge Cheetahs in thriller

2012-09-08 21:26

Bloemfontein - Western Province secured their place amongst the front runners in the Currie Cup by beating the Free State Cheetahs 29-22 in the Free State stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

The Cheetahs were caught unawares in the 3rd minute of the game with Western Province full back Gio Aplon kicking and chasing to score.

The Cheetahs made a mess of the kick-off and Aplon pounced on the ball for his side's first five pointer.

Flyhalf Demitri Catrakilis converted, leaving a shocked Cheetahs trailing early on.

The hosts regained some composure shortly after when winger Nico Scheepers slotted a penalt, before Western Province showcased some good attacking play and some good defence, with the Cheetahs struggling to get on the front foot.

Scheepers did however close the gap to one point when he kicked another penalty after Province infringed at the scrum.

The Cheetahs started to put attacking phases of play together, but struggled against a side that is widely regarded as one of the best defensive units in the competition.

The home side let themselves down with regards to discipline and Catrakilis stretched his side's lead to four points.

The hosts got their first try shortly thereafter, when scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius rounded off a quick break by flank Davon Raubenheimer, who off-loaded to Lappies Labuschagne.

The latter handed to Pretorius who dove over without a Province defender near enough to defend.

Scheepers converted to help give his side the lead.

Pretorius's try shifted the momentum somewhat in the Cheetahs favour and Scheepers kicked another penalty before half-time, before Catrakilis answered with one of his own to reduce the deficit to three points.

And again Scheepers retaliated to help the hosts to a lead of 19-13 at half-time.

The visitors produced some good attacking phases and managed to score the first points of the second half via the kicking boot of Catrakilis.

The WP pivot kicked two further penalties shortly thereafter to give his side the lead.

Scheepers drew the scores level again with 20 minutes left to play, but WP regrouped and scored their second five-pointer after centre Marcel Brache scored in the corner, with Catrakilis converting.

Points scorers: Western Province 29 (13): Tries: Gio Aplon, Marcel Brache. Conversions: Demitri Catrakilis (2). Penalties: Catrakilis (5).

Free State Cheetahs 22 (19): Tries: Sarel Pretorius. Conversions: Nico Scheepers. Penalties: Nico Scheepers (5).

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Comments
  • francois.smith.7 - 2012-09-08 21:32

    Oops, Catrakilis is not going to play for WP next year - oops not Pollard too. So it will be slow Grant again? AC congratulations - TOL - what are the plans for the future for no 10?

      Stormkaap - 2012-09-08 21:37

      And there is Coleman, Timmy Swiel and plenty more

      macziekpk - 2012-09-08 22:20

      ANd Elton Jantjes is a "mentor"? Hilarious Maybe for getting your "lines right ek se aweh"

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-08 23:28

      tim Swiel will slot in even though he a natural inside centre . but the call would be deon fourie cause he been playing any position that we can't cover!

      P.J. - 2012-09-09 06:36

      Ons koop sommer vir Louis Fouché dan leer AC hom net gou weer hoe om rugby te speel.

  • arthur.j.ware - 2012-09-08 21:32

    I think ALL of todays results have proven that the kick and chase game plan is long time out dated and that the only way to win is keep ball in hand

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-09 02:06

      Wasn't always pretty. But well done province, a good win. And brussouw had an awesome game too.

      joneethling - 2012-09-09 11:48

      Aplon, Brussow - too classy for the Meyerbokke.

  • blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 21:33

    ....zero Currie cups.. ...11 years... ..zero Super cups... ...17 years... ....and counting... ........ChampionChokers...! ...Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ...!!

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-09-08 21:37

      What is the matter Blou? You are usually the first to post?

      trevor.dean.10 - 2012-09-08 21:38

      You are showing signs of severe desperation blou.johnny. Currie Cup log: 1st Western Province, last Blue Bulls! Hahahahaha!

      theo.dupreez - 2012-09-08 21:38

      Ag Johnny, Johhny, Johhny. Anything I say will be interpreted as rude! O ja, kyk bietjie wie le onder op die CB log?

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-09-08 21:41

      Ou blou naatgat!!! Alweer verloor, op moftus!! Bwahahahahahaah WEER verloor!!!! Alweer verloor!! Op moftus!! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaah soner enige punte! Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaa

      gustav.louw.12 - 2012-09-08 21:41

      bulls no conference cups ever. Ha ha ha ha. Wp top of log. Bulls last ha ha ha. Next year bulls play second division ha ha ha ha

      danie.joubert.7 - 2012-09-08 21:48

      ag gaan speel in die verkeer....jy raak nou\r\nfken irriterint en j gee and blou bul\r\nsupporters 'n slegte naam. WORD GROOT OF\r\nGAAN DOOD

      phillip.botha.507 - 2012-09-08 21:54

      Met so n naam kan jy seker net n Blou Bul wees.Wat gaan aan met jou span?Dit wil voorkom of julle volgende jaar in die 1ste divisie van die Curriebeker gaan speel.Gun ons WP mense ons glorie of is jy plein net jaloers dat ons span wen

      bielie.vanzyl - 2012-09-08 22:33

      Ag lekker blou.johnny, jy't ook niks anders om jou aan te troos nie, ne? Mind you, as ek so stupid soos jy was sou ek waarskynlik ook soe common opgetree het. Wat my egter bly verbaas, is dat jy actually die vermoe het om 'n rekenaar te gebruik. Of help jou mammie jou daarmee?

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-08 23:23

      blou jobi sucks like the bulls!. can't even get a bonus point.

      braam.potgieter - 2012-09-08 23:55

      WP always together.

      yagyah.rabin - 2012-09-09 06:55

      Why does blou idiot say we have no currie cup trophies, province have the most

      Robsschele - 2012-09-09 10:52

      42-6

      tertius.devereaux - 2012-09-09 13:37

      Goeie een Johny! Western Problems is CC...ni currie cup ni maar Champion Chokers! Hahahahahahaha!

  • arthur.j.ware - 2012-09-08 21:37

    I think ALL of todays results have proven with out a dought that the kick and chase game plan is long time out dated and the only way to win is to keep ball in hand and not kick away posession

      bootman.bokke - 2012-09-08 21:54

      ISAK jou DOM DING!!!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-08 23:18

      sorry to correct you all but kick and chase will only work if the CHASE bit is done aplon proved that but the kick your ball into opponent don't work.

  • Stormkaap - 2012-09-08 21:39

    With a young side, they played well away from home. some nice rugby. And didnt the lions play well too!

  • blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 21:39

    ....en steeds nog geen bekers vir die Kaapse Klopse... ....he he he he he he he ..!!

      danie.joubert.7 - 2012-09-08 21:46

      ag gaan speel in die verkeer....jy raak nou fken irriterint en j gee and blou bul supporters 'n slegte naam. WORD GROOT OF GAAN DOOD

      phillip.botha.507 - 2012-09-08 22:03

      Dit lyk my die voggies het jou blou gemaak,vandaar die namm blou Johnny.Nou het jy niks beter om te doen met jouself nie.Goeie raad:Gaan SLAAP.

      provence.poppies - 2012-09-08 22:24

      Skok is n terrible ding ou Johnny, nog steeds van laas week se pak op nuweland. Gooi nog n dop brandewyn alles sal reg kom in die oggend.

      bielie.vanzyl - 2012-09-08 22:40

      Shame, is ook maar swaar om jy te wees, ne? Moenie worry nie, die wiel sal draai en jou span sal uiteindelik ook weer iets wen. Die een ding wat jy ongelukkig nooit sal wen nie, is die respek van rugbykenners. Anyway, hoe is die lewe daar in Danville? Wat doen jy deesdae om daai Sondagoggend brannas en coke hoofpyn teen te werk? Of is dit deel van jou parool voorwaardes dat jy moet wegbly van die hardehout? Is tuff, ne? Maar moenie worry nie, ek is seker jou vrou is nie ernstig oor die egskeiding nie en al is sy, is julle nog steeds boet en sus, so alles is klopdisselboom.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-08 22:45

      why not change your name from blou jonny to blowjobi cause the the bulls suck lately!

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-09-08 22:53

      En nogsteeds gee blou job useless johnny homself n b-job! Hel jy is darem n gemors jou naatgat!! LEKKER LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-08 23:08

      no deon he would rather bend for a friend than himself.

      Robsschele - 2012-09-09 10:52

      42-6

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-09-09 12:20

      En NOGSTEEDS geen wen vir die nulletjies nie.. shame! Pine Pienaar: “n Mens moet jou home games wen of daar is moeilikheid” Enough said!

      tertius.devereaux - 2012-09-09 13:29

      Di Kings gaan ook di beker voor Western Problems wen! Hule gaan CHOKERS bly...12jaar droogte duur voort...shame

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-08 21:45

    Jonathan Kaplan had a good match.

      arthur.j.ware - 2012-09-08 21:51

      Indeed he did, he did make 1 or 2 mistakes towards both sides but otherwise a good and fair game

      hoffjw - 2012-09-09 07:21

      and so did the tv ref

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-09-08 21:48

    Great result , WP jou lekker ding! Thank you Lions for silencing the Bulls.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-09-08 21:57

      Isak are you a pervert ? Can a lady not make a comment here without being hit on by some dirty old man playing with himself in front of his computer.

      KeeperofChaos - 2012-09-08 23:35

      Nice picture of Elisha Cuthbert!

      Vickers - 2012-09-09 08:44

      Don't thank us to quickly. We did that for ourselves. Lions are the defending champs after all ;-)

      croix.mactee - 2012-09-09 10:47

      There is a huge market for anti-depressants in Pretoria. Bwaaaahahahahaha!

  • nicolette.louw - 2012-09-08 21:52

    Province! And the Bulls are last on the log :D

  • Marcel Marais - 2012-09-08 21:55

    hate to lose to the ref!!!!!

      bielie.vanzyl - 2012-09-08 22:42

      Gosh, I didn't even notice you on the field. What position did you play? Third a$$hole from the left?

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-08 23:12

      sorry to point out this ain't a bulls article? cause apparently they always lose to the ref! jest aside both sides had bad calls against and for

  • hoffjw - 2012-09-08 22:33

    well played boys.....i see the suurgat nulle comment here cause they lost again...again....2yrs and counting....

  • fef.gericke - 2012-09-08 22:34

    42-6...42-6...42-6...42-6...no matter what u say 42-6 will stay...42-6...hahahaha...lol...rofl...lmbimp...mwha ha ha...WP JOU LEKKER DING!!

      tertius.devereaux - 2012-09-09 13:17

      75-14 en 38-3 Onthou jy dit? Chokers sal hule bly! Lmmoertoe lol hahahahahah!

  • mumtaaz.philander.7 - 2012-09-08 22:39

    Sharks,bulls,cheetas who ever raak wys die is n province ding!!!!!

      tertius.devereaux - 2012-09-09 13:13

      Jy bedoel seker n chokers ding...Die beste spanne het veloor di naweek

  • ockie.barnard.9 - 2012-09-09 07:30

    Well done Province. Good buy Kings ... Catrakillis will be missed in Stormers country!

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