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Very debatable penalty and I suppose justice is served in Bloemfontein in BIG BOLD RED LETTERS.#Rugbyriddles— The Niels Momberg (@nielspm) April 18, 2015
Very debatable penalty and I suppose justice is served in Bloemfontein in BIG BOLD RED LETTERS.#Rugbyriddles
Cheetahs 17 - 18 Reds
73' - Phase after phase by the Reds until Frisby take matters into his own hands and lands a drop goal.
58' - CONVERSION by Pietersen and the Cheetahs have regained the lead.
Cheetahs 17 - 15 Reds
O'Connor playing a big part in this match! Try Kerevi! @Reds_Rugby 15-10 @CheetahsRugby #SuperRugby #CHEvRED— Stephne J v Vuuren (@Steph_Sport) April 18, 2015
O'Connor playing a big part in this match! Try Kerevi! @Reds_Rugby 15-10 @CheetahsRugby #SuperRugby #CHEvRED
52' - O'Connor cannot add the extra 2 points as he misses a difficult conversion.
Cheetahs 10 - 15 Reds
43' - CONVERSION by O'Connor and the Reds are right back in this.
Cheetahs 10 - 10 Reds
HALF TIME IN BLOEMFONTEIN
Cheetahs 10 - 3 Reds
33' - CONVERSION by Pietersen. Excellent kick from the fly-half.
Cheetahs 10 - 0 Reds
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.
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!
Cheetahs 17 Reds 18
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.
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!
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.
Thorsten van Jaarsveld is pinged for offside play on defence. Turner kicks for touch and puts the ball out inside the Cheetahs' 22.
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!
There's a break in play as Sadie receives medical attention. He's soon up on his feet and runs back to his spot.
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.
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!
CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 17-15. Pietersen makes no mistake from the kicking tee which puts the hosts back in front!
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!
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.
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!
Thomson picks up at the base of the scrum and takes out three defenders as he gains valuable yardage over the advantage line!
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.
CONVERSION, REDS, O'CONNOR. 10-10. O'Connor lands the two-pointer and we're all square!
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!
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.
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.
Cheetahs 10 Reds 3
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.
CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 10-0. Pietersen holds his nerve and lands the two-pointer.
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!
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.
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.
BG Uys is pinged for illegal scrummaging. Lachie Turner puts the resulting penalty out on the Cheetahs' 22-metre line.
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.
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.
The Cheetahs are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Frisby kicks for touch and puts the ball out inside the homeside's 22.
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!
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.
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.
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.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 3-0. Pietersen opens the homeside's account from the kicking tee after Adam Thomson is pinged for a ruck infringement.
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.
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.
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.
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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