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As it happened: Cheetahs 17 - 18 Reds

2015-04-18 15:50
Last Updated at 09:28
18 Apr 20:59
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18 Apr 20:55


Cheetahs 17 - 18 Reds

18 Apr 20:54
80' - The hooter sounds and the Frisby clears to touch, the Reds have won this close encounter!
18 Apr 20:54
79' - Pietersen hits the upright! The Red control the bouncing ball on their own line.
18 Apr 20:53
78' - The Cheetahs steal the Reds lineout and are awarded a penalty as the Reds are pinged for playing the ball on the ground. Pietersen will kick at goal from more or less in front. Commentators agree that was a harsh call.
18 Apr 20:50
76' - Excellent breakout by the Cheetahs, Sadie heavily involved. Benjamin gets the ball from his team-mate but Kerevi pulls off an brilliant tackle as Benjamin is forced into touch.
18 Apr 20:48
74' - The restart by the Cheetahs is too long. The Reds opt for a scrum on halfway, expect them to kick for the corners if they win possession.
18 Apr 20:45

73' - Phase after phase by the Reds until Frisby take matters into his own hands and lands a drop goal.

Cheetahs 17 - 18 Reds

18 Apr 20:43
72' - The Reds are straight back onto the attack and right into the Cheetahs 22m area. The home side hanging on grimly here.
18 Apr 20:41
69' - The Cheetahs breath a sigh of relief as Meyer come out of the defensive line and makes a great tackle, forcing a knock on from the Reds. The Cheetahs have a defensive scrum in their own 22m area.
18 Apr 20:38
67' - The Reds are awarded another penalty as the Cheetahs are ruled offside from a kick ahead. O'Connor opts to setup a lineout in the Cheetahs half.
18 Apr 20:36
66' - Not a great kick by O'Connor as he sends the ball well wide of the left hand upright.
18 Apr 20:35
65' - The Reds win a penalty as the Cheetahs are adjudged to have gone off their feet at ruck time. O'Connor will kick at goal.
18 Apr 20:34
64' - Turner bursts away down the left hand touchline, he is away but a brilliant ankle tap from Sadie brings him down. The Reds still have possession as they move towards the Cheetahs 22m area.
18 Apr 20:33
63' - Du Plessis spots some space deep in the Reds half, Frisby eventually fields the ball but is caught in possession. The Reds manage to free the ball and clear down field, they were a little lucky there.
18 Apr 20:31
61' - The Cheetahs win a penalty as the Reds backline all go offside. Pietersen kicks to touch and relieves some pressure.
18 Apr 20:27

58' - CONVERSION by Pietersen and the Cheetahs have regained the lead.

Cheetahs 17 - 15 Reds

18 Apr 20:25
57' - TRY to the Cheetahs! That is exactly what they do, an excellent driving maul sees Prinsloo get over the line!
18 Apr 20:24
56' - The Cheetahs have a penalty after some great driving play. Pietersen sets up a lineout, they will be looking for more of the same.
18 Apr 20:22

52' - O'Connor cannot add the extra 2 points as he misses a difficult conversion.

Cheetahs 10 - 15 Reds

18 Apr 20:21
51' - TRY to the Reds! And O' Connor is heavily involved again as he find some space and offloads to Kerevi who scores.
18 Apr 20:19
49' - Its all the Reds at the moment as they surge towards the Cheetahs line.
18 Apr 20:16
47' - The Reds keeping the Cheetahs pinned back deep in their own half with an excellent tactical kick by Frisby. The Cheetahs win their lineout and Du Plessis launches an excellent clearance down field and out on the Cheetahs 10m line.
18 Apr 20:13
44' - The Cheetahs look to hit back straight away as they put the Reds under huge pressure at the breakdown straight after the kick-off, but illegally. The Reds clear the resulting penalty into touch upfield.
18 Apr 20:12

43' - CONVERSION by O'Connor and the Reds are right back in this.

Cheetahs 10 - 10 Reds

18 Apr 20:11
42' - TRY to the Reds! O'Connor is the creator as he finds some space sends Korczuk away over the try line.
18 Apr 20:09
40' - Turner gets the second half underway.
18 Apr 20:08
Cheetahs substitution at half-time. Oosthuizen is off and replaced by Van Dyk.
18 Apr 20:07
News from the Cheetahs camp, Brussow has a broken arm and Van Wyk has broken his ankle.
18 Apr 19:56


Cheetahs 10 - 3 Reds

18 Apr 19:56
40' - PENALTY to the Reds. O' Connor makes no mistake and the Reds are on the board. The hooter for half time sounds.
18 Apr 19:55
39' - The Reds have now taken the ball through 11 phases an they win a penalty as the Cheetahs are penalised for diving on a Reds player.  Oosthuizen is the culprit. O' Connor will have a shot at goal from right in front.
18 Apr 19:54
39' - Excellent defence from the home team as they stop a Reds maul and then drive it back. The visitors retain the ball however, but now are around 15m from the Cheetahs line.
18 Apr 19:53
38' - The Reds have one last attacking chance as they win a penalty as Pretorius is blown up for not releasing. Turner sets up a lineout just 6m from the Cheetahs line.
18 Apr 19:52
37' - Approaching half-time and the Cheetahs will be happy with how this has gone, despite the trouble they are having in the scrums and the two injuries.
18 Apr 19:49

33' - CONVERSION by Pietersen. Excellent kick from the fly-half. 

Cheetahs 10 - 0 Reds

18 Apr 19:48

32' - TRY to the Cheetahs. They win a free-kick worked the ball out wide to Benjamin in a little bit of space and that is all he needed. Turner tried to haul him in but he was unceremoniously handed off.

18 Apr 19:46
31' - Excellent defence by the home side, they turn the ball over and Pietersen clears down field.
18 Apr 19:45
30' - Another scrum penalty to the Reds as the Cheetahs are pinged for illegal binding. Turner transfers play to into the Cheetahs 22m area.
18 Apr 19:44
28' - The Cheetahs give the ball some air again, first to the right and then back to the left. Sadie finds some space but unfortunately Britz tries to force a difficult pass that doesn't go to hand and is knocked on.
18 Apr 19:41
26' - Cheetahs substitution. Van Wyk is replaced by du Plessis. He will move into fly-half with Pietersen moves into full-back.
18 Apr 19:40
25' - The Cheetahs win a penalty as the Reds fall over and close up the ruck. Van Wyk is down injured. Pietersen setups a lineout on halfway. 
18 Apr 19:38
22' - The Cheetahs scrum is struggling, they concede another penalty. The Reds setup a lineout but turn the ball over through a knock-on in centre field.
18 Apr 19:36
21' - Cheetahs more than willing to give the ball some air but they knock-on. Replays show that Turner made an early tackle on Hendricks which forced the knock-on. Lucky break for the Reds. That should have been a penalty to the home side.
18 Apr 19:34
20' - Another penalty to the Cheetahs as Thomson is penalised for going off his feet. Pietersen will again search for the line but he doesn't find touch!
18 Apr 19:32
17' - The Cheetahs win a penalty as Genia strays offside. The Cheetahs scrum was under massive pressure again. Pietersen sets up a lineout on just inside his own half.
18 Apr 19:30
16' - The Reds surge up field and to within 5m of the Cheetahs line, but the ball goes to ground as Thomson tries to find Turner. The Cheetahs have a defensive scrum, 6m from their own line.
18 Apr 19:29
15' - The Reds have won a penalty after an excellent scrum. The Cheetahs struggled there! Turner sets up a lineout just outside the Cheetahs 22m area.
  • 80'

    Thomson is, once again, pinged for an illegal stealing the ball illegally at a ruck and Pietersen has a chance to win the game for the hosts! His kick strikes a post however and the Reds scramble to get the ball into touch. The referee's final whistle goes and that means the Reds move off the foot of the table with the victory! It could have gone either way but in the end the Cheetahs threw this game away with that missed shot at goal!

  • 80'

    Cheetahs 17 Reds 18

  • 77'

    The Cheetahs launch a break out and once again it's Sadie who tears the Reds' defence to shreds! He offloads to Benjamin but Kerevi guides him into touch inside the Reds' 22.

  • 74'

    DROP GOAL, REDS, FRISBY! 17-18. The Reds are on the attack and take the ball through several phases with their forwards inside the Cheetahs' 22. Frisby drops into the pocket and lands a snap-shot from about 25 metres out which gives his side the lead again!

  • 71'

    The Reds are on the attack on the edge of the Cheetahs' 22! The ball comes out to Genia who knocks on after taking a big hit from Tienie Burger.

  • 69'

    Thorsten van Jaarsveld is pinged for offside play on defence. Turner kicks for touch and puts the ball out inside the Cheetahs' 22.

  • 67'

    O'Connor gets chance to put his side into the lead again, after several Cheetahs are pinged for going off their feet at a ruck. He pushes his kick wide, however!

  • 64'

    There's a break in play as Sadie receives medical attention. He's soon up on his feet and runs back to his spot.

  • 62'

    The Reds take the ball through the phases with Kerevi and James Horwill carrying well. Genia puts them onto the front-foot with a perfectly-weighted box kick into touch inside the Cheetahs' 22.

  • 60'

    Pietersen gathers a high ball from Frisby close to the halfway mark and sets off on the attack! He runs a few metres but is stopped in his tracks by Kerevi!

  • 58'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 17-15. Pietersen makes no mistake from the kicking tee which puts the hosts back in front!

  • 57'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, PRINSLOO! 15-15. The Cheetahs launch a drive from the line-out and Boom Prinsloo is in control at the base of the maul. When he spots the tryline he dives over for his side's second try!

  • 56'

    O'Connor is pinged for a high tackle on Britz. Du Plessis kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to the Reds' five-metre line.

  • 53'

    TRY, REDS, KEREVI! 10-15. After Thomson's bustling run the Reds take the ball through a couple of phases inside the Cheetahs' 22 until Genia throws a long pass out to O'Connor. He draws in a couple of defenders and gets his pass out to Samu Kerevi who crashes over!

  • 50'

    Thomson picks up at the base of the scrum and takes out three defenders as he gains valuable yardage over the advantage line!

  • 47'

    The Reds are on the attack just inside the Cheetahs' 22. Genia looks up and spots a gap behind the defence and launches a box kick which rolls into touch inside the homeside's 22.

  • 45'

    CONVERSION, REDS, O'CONNOR. 10-10. O'Connor lands the two-pointer and we're all square!

  • 44'

    TRY, REDS, KORCZYK! 10-8. O'Connor makes a telling break and is soon inside the Cheetahs' 22! He draws in Pietersen before offloading to Adam Korczyk who gets in for the visitors' opening try!

  • 41'

    Turner gets the second half started with a deep kick which Pietersen gathers inside his 22. He offloads to Boom Prinsloo who sets up a ruck.

  • 40'

    PENALTY, REDS, O'CONNOR. 10-3. James O'Connor opens the visitors' account with a three-pointer from in front of the posts after Oosthuizen is penalised for going off his feet at a ruck. That's the final act of the half and the sides head into the sheds for a deserved break. The Cheetahs have had the better of the exchanges and should really have a better lead. But the Reds are still in this game especially after that late three-pointer.

  • 40'

    Cheetahs 10 Reds 3

  • 37'

    The Reds take the ball through eight phases close to the halfway line but make little headway. Frisby eventually delivers a chip kick which Benjamin gathers inside his 22 where he calls a mark.

  • 34'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 10-0. Pietersen holds his nerve and lands the two-pointer.

  • 33'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, BENJAMIN! 8-0. The homeside attack just inside their half and Du Plessis is in the clear! He offloads to Rayno Benjamin who shrugs off a challenge from Lachie Turner before crashing over!

  • 30'

    The Cheetahs break out from inside their 22 and Sadie glides through a gap inside the Reds defence! He offloads to Sarel Pretorius who knocks on after a challenge from James Slipper just outside the Reds' 22.

  • 27'

    There's some concern in the Cheetahs ranks as Coenie van Wyk stays down after a challenge from Hunt. He hobbles off with an ankle injury and is soon replaced by Willie Du Plessis. The Cheetahs rejig their backline, as Du Plessis slots in at fly-half while Pietersen moves to full-back.

  • 24'

    BG Uys is pinged for illegal scrummaging. Lachie Turner puts the resulting penalty out on the Cheetahs' 22-metre line.

  • 22'

    Thomson is once again penalised for illegal play at a ruck. Pietersen kicks for touch but can't get the ball out. Karmichael Hunt offloads to Frisby inside his 22 and puts the ball out close to the Cheetahs' 10-metre line.

  • 19'

    Genia is pinged for offside play at a scrum inside the Cheetahs' 22. Pietersen kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to the halfway line.

  • 17'

    The Cheetahs are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Frisby kicks for touch and puts the ball out inside the homeside's 22.

  • 14'

    The Reds attack close to the halfway mark and Nick Frisby throws a long pass which Johann Sadie tries to intercept! He gets his fingertips to it but knocks on!

  • 11'

    Britz wins the ball on the ground on the Reds' 10-metre line and offloads to Francois Uys. He gets a pass out to Sarel Pretorius who kicks ahead. His effort is too long and rolls over the Reds' dead-ball line.

  • 8'

    Willie Britz gathers a bomb inside his 22 and sets off on an attacking run! He beats three defenders before Thomson bundles him into touch on the Cheetahs' 10-metre line.

  • 6'

    It's all Cheetahs at the moment as they take the ball through several phases just outside the Reds' 22! Coenie Oosthuizen and Thorsten van Jaarsveld are prominent ball carriers.

  • 4'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 3-0. Pietersen opens the homeside's account from the kicking tee after Adam Thomson is pinged for a ruck infringement.

  • 1'

    And we're off! Joe Pietersen gets the game started from right to left and Will Genia gathers inside his 22 before booting the ball into touch on his 10-metre line.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash between the Cheetahs and the Reds from the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. Do go away! It's the last match of Round 10 and we'll be back shortly with team news.

  • 0'

    Cheetahs boss Naka Drotske has made two changes to his starting XV. Springbok full-back Willie le Roux getting a break as part of the agreement with SARU to rest the Springboks. Le Roux will be replaced by Coenie van Wyk. There's a late change on the wing with Raymond Rhule being sidelined with a hamstring injury. He is replaced by Rayno Benjamin.

  • 0'

    Reds head coach Richard Graham has made four personnel changes to his run-on side. In the forwards, James Horwill returns to the starting line-up after missing last weekend due to suspension. He replaces Dave McDuling who injured his knee against the Bulls. James Hanson returns to starting hooker after Saia Fainga?a suffered an upper body injury against the Bulls. In the backs, James O?Connor is back on the starting wing, with Chris Feauai-Sautia shifted to the centres and Anthony Fainga?a moved to the bench. Graham has opted for a five-three split on the reserves bench, with Andrew Ready again in line to make his debut as reserve hooker. Should he take the field, Ready will be the 14th Queensland debutant this season.

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Cheetahs Reds
  • 2 Tries 2
    • 32' Rayno Benjamin
    • 56' Boom Prinsloo
    • 42' Adam Korczuk
    • 51' Samu Kerevi
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 33' Joe Pietersen
    • 57' Joe Pietersen
    • 43' James O''Connor
  • 1 Penalties 1
    • 3' Joe Pietersen
    • 40' James O''Connor
  • 0 Drop Goals 1
    • 73' Nick Frisby
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • BG Uys
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Carl Wegner
  • Francois Uys
  • Heinrich Brussow
  • Boom Prinsloo
  • Willie Britz
  • Sarel Pretorius
  • Joe Pietersen
  • Rayno Benjamin
  • Francois Venter
  • Johann Sadie
  • Cornal Hendricks
  • Coenie Van Wyk
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • James Slipper
  • James Hanson
  • Greg Holmes
  • Rob Simmons
  • James Horwill
  • Curtis Browning
  • Liam Gill
  • Adam Thomson
  • Will Genia
  • Nick Frisby
  • James O'Connor
  • Samu Kerevi
  • Chris Feauai-Sautia
  • Lachlan Turner
  • Karmichael Hunt
  • Stephan Coetzee
  • Danie Mienie
  • Maks van Dyk
  • Steven Sykes
  • Tienie Burger
  • Tian Meyer
  • Willie du Plessis
  • Michael van der Spuy
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  • Andrew Ready
  • Ben Daley
  • Sam Talakai
  • Marco Kotze
  • Adam Korczuk
  • Anthony Fainga'a
  • Campbell Magnay
  • Chris Kuridrani

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