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2015/02/14 | 17:05 |  Super Rugby | Kings Park, Durban |  Full Time
Super Rugby

As it happened: Sharks 29-35 Cheetahs

2015-02-14 16:45
Last Updated at 13:23
14 Feb 18:55

What a win by the Cheetahs!

But I have to rush to do the live updates on the Bulls v Stormers game now...

Be sure to also follow Sport24's LIVE UPDATES on the clash at Loftus Versfeld.

14 Feb 18:51


Sharks 29-35 Cheetahs

The Cheetahs have claimed an upset win, but a thoroughly deserved win it must be said!

14 Feb 18:50
80'- The Sharks, yet again, knock it on and that's the ball game folks!
14 Feb 18:49

79'- Pat Lambie knocks the ball on and the Cheetahs clear up-field...

There will be one lineout left - it's the Sharks throw-in, but inside their own territory...

14 Feb 18:47
79'- TMO Marius Jonker correctly rules that it was a knock on, but the referee goes back for the penalty to the Sharks.
14 Feb 18:45
79'- Looks like a knock on right on the goalline from Coetzee to me...
14 Feb 18:44


Marcell Coetzee is over the line for the Sharks, but the TMO must decide...

14 Feb 18:43
78'- Desperate defence by the Cheetahs on their own line...
14 Feb 18:41
76' - Sharks right back on the attack after a shocking clearance from Du Plessis...
14 Feb 18:40
75'- The Sharks have a pulse in this game!
14 Feb 18:40

75'- Lambie slots the CONVERSION.

Sharks 29-35 Cheetahs

14 Feb 18:39
74' - Replays show that Deysel's foot was not in touch to the try stands!
14 Feb 18:38

74'- TRY to the Sharks!

Lwazi Mvovo rounds off a brilliant team try for the Sharks.

However, the TMO is called into play for the ball possibly being in touch earlier in the move...

14 Feb 18:37
72' - Cheetahs sub: Uys on for Mienie, also a Super Rugby debut for BG Uys.
14 Feb 18:36
72'- Another scrum penalty to the Cheetahs gives them the chance to exit their own 22...
14 Feb 18:34
70'- Cheetahs sub: Meyer on for Pretorius.
14 Feb 18:33
70'- That was also the bonus point try for the Cheetahs!
14 Feb 18:33

70'- CONVERSION slotted by Du Plessis.

Sharks 22-35 Cheetahs

14 Feb 18:32
69'- Replacement lock Carl Wegner barges over after a concerted period of attack by the Cheetahs.
14 Feb 18:32
69'- TRY to the Cheetahs!
14 Feb 18:31
68' -Cheetahs again attacking inside the Sharks 22m area...
14 Feb 18:30
67'- Sharks sub: Hoffmann on for Reinach.
14 Feb 18:30
66'- Cheetahs sub: Pietersen is off, replaced by Willie du Plessis who makes his Super Rugby debut.
14 Feb 18:28

65'- Another mistake from Pietersen as he fails to find touch with a penalty kick...

He's played so well today, but has just made two crucial errors that could cost his side the game.

14 Feb 18:27

64'- Oh dear, Pietersen misses a simple conversion right next to the posts. How crucial will that miss be?

Sharks 23-28 Cheetahs

14 Feb 18:26
63' - Replacement Boom Prinsloo scores after a dominant rolling maul from the lineout by the Cheetahs.
14 Feb 18:25
63'- Try to the Cheetahs!
14 Feb 18:25
61'- A scrum penalty to the Cheetahs. They however opt not to kick at goal, but go for a five-metre lineout.
14 Feb 18:24

61'- Cheetahs sub: Mohoje off, replaced by Prinsloo.

It wasn't Oupa's best game...

14 Feb 18:22
59'- However, a vital lineout steal from Pieter-Steph du Toit puts paid to a promising attacking opportunity for the Cheetahs.
14 Feb 18:21
58'- Sharks now under pressure inside their own 22m area after Pretorius charged down a kick from Reinach, before booting it far up-field...
14 Feb 18:19


England 47-17 Italy

14 Feb 18:18

55'- PENALTY slotted by Lambie

Sharks 22-23 Cheetahs

14 Feb 18:16

54'- Oupa Mohoje is penalised for committing a high tackle. Lambie will line up a kick from about 40m out, 10m in-field...

14 Feb 18:13
52'- Sharks subs: Deysel on for Mtembu and Stevens on for Du Plessis.
14 Feb 18:11

49'- Lambie slots the PENALTY from in front.

Sharks 19-23 Cheetahs

14 Feb 18:10
49'- Another penalty to the Sharks after Cheetahs skipper Francois Uys commits a high tackle. Lambie will line up a far easier kick this time round...
14 Feb 18:09
48'- Lambie's kick hits the upright and is safely cleared by the Cheetahs' Joe Pietersen. He's my man-of-the-match so far in this game...
14 Feb 18:08
47'- A scrum penalty to the Sharks, just inside the Cheetahs territory. Lambie will line up a kick at goal, about 45m out...
14 Feb 18:06
44'- yet another handling error from the Sharks. I'm counting 8 now. You wouldn't say they've been training in this humid Durban weather all off-season...
14 Feb 18:05

43'- PENALTY slotted by Pietersen.

Sharks 16-23 Cheetahs

14 Feb 18:04

42' - Kickable penalty to the Cheetahs after Mvovo is penalised for holding on too long on the ground.

Pietersen will line up, about 20m in from the toucjhline...

14 Feb 18:02

41'- Pietersen lines up a drop goal attempt but it's wide.

It was pretty much straight in front...

14 Feb 18:01
40'- Immediately a knock-on from the Sharks from the kick-off. Their 7th handling error of the match...
14 Feb 18:00

Welcome back for the second half!

Joe Pietersen gets play started.

  • 80'

    There's plenty of drama as the Sharks are still trying to get the win! They attack from inside their 22 but S'bura Sithole knocks on and Oosthuizen gathers and boots the ball into the crowd! What an exciting finish to a thrilling game! The Cheetahs held on at the end but this result could have gone either way. The home side will be disappointed, however, as they were outplayed for most of this game.

  • 80'

    Sharks 29 Cheetahs 35

  • 79'

    Marcell Coetzee takes the ball up and burrows his way over the try-line! The referee is unsure about the grounding and checks with the television match official who rules that Coetzee has lost the ball forward!

  • 78'

    The Sharks are hammering away at the visitors' try-line! Dale Chadwick, Stevens and Deysel all go close but they are met by a wall of orange defenders!

  • 76'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 29-35. Lambie adds the extras to give his side an outside chance of securing an unlikely victory!

  • 75'

    TRY, SHARKS, MVOVO! 27-35. The Sharks strike back with a stunning team try! They launch an attack from inside their 22, with Jean Deysel, Stevens, Bothma and Marcelle Coetzee all handling before Lwazi Mvovo goes over after running onto a pass from Marais!

  • 74'

    The Sharks front row is blown up for an early shove at a scrum. Du Plessis puts the penalty into touch close to the halfway line.

  • 71'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, DU PLESSIS. 22-35. Willie du Plessis has replaced Pietersen and makes no mistake with his first shot at goal.

  • 70'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, WEGNER! 22-33. Pretorius makes a make a break before offloading to Prinsloo who is stopped just short. The ball is recycled and Le Roux passes to Carl Wegner, who crashes over from close quarters!

  • 67'

    The Cheetahs go on the drive close to the halfway mark and Prinsloo spots a gap and breaks away! He is in the clear but is brought to ground by a desperate ankle tap from Reinach!

  • 64'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, PRINSLOO!22-28. The Cheetahs go deep at the line-out before launching a drive from which Boom Prinsloo - who has just come on as a replacment for Mohoje - crashes over! Pietersen misses with the conversion attempt.

  • 63'

    Matt Stevens is penalised for dropping his bind at a scrum. Pietersen puts the resulting penalty out on the hosts' corner flag.

  • 61'

    Pietersen launches an up and under and Blommetjies gives chase! He competes in the air with Marais who knocks on inside his 22.

  • 59'

    Potgieter is in the clear after charging down and regathering a kick from Reinach! He kicks ahead and SP Marais gathers inside his 22 before offloading to Reinach, who is tackled into touch by Clayton Blommetjies.

  • 56'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE. 22-23. Lambie makes it a one-point game after Mohoje is penalised for a high tackle on Bothma.

  • 54'

    The Sharks are throwing the ball around with gay abandon! The ball comes out to Mvovo who is stopped in his tracks by a fine tackle from Potgieter.

  • 51'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE. 19-23. Lambie makes up for his earlier miss from the kicking tee with an easy three-pointer after Uys is penalised for a high tackle on Mouritz Botha.

  • 48'

    Lambie gets a chance to makes it a four-point game again after the Cheetahs are pinged for illegal scrummaging. His effort hits an upright and the visitors scramble to get the rebound before Pietersen brings relief with a kick into touch!

  • 45'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 16-23. Another three-pointer from Pietersen gives the visitors a little breathing space after Lwazi Mvovo holds onto the ball on the ground.

  • 42'

    The Cheetahs string a couple of phases together on the edge of the home side's 22 and Pietersen drops into the pocket and tries to land a drop-goal but his effort is wide of the mark!

  • 41'

    Pietersen gets the second half underway with a hanging kick which Renaldo Bothma knocks on close to his 22-metre line.

  • 40'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE. 16-20. Lambie adds another three-pointer on the stroke of half-time after the visitors are pinged for illegal scrummaging. The hooter sounds shortly afterwards and the sides head into the sheds. The Cheetahs deserve their lead as they have taken control of proceedings as the game's progressed. The Sharks are not out of it, however, and this sets the scene for a great second half.

  • 40'

    Sharks 16 Cheetahs 20

  • 37'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 13-20. Pietersen pushes the visitors further ahead after Pieter-Steph du Toit plays Mohoje in the air at a line-out.

  • 34'

    The Cheetahs are putting huge pressure on the Sharks in a scrum! Jannie du Plessis capitulates under the pressure and pops out. He is penalised and Pietersen puts the ball into touch midway between the Sharks' 22-metre line and the halfway mark.

  • 31'

    Several Cheetahs are pinged for straying offside on defence at a ruck close to the halfway line. Lambie kicks for touch and puts the ball out about five metres from the visitors' 22-metre line.

  • 28'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 13-17. Pietersen makes no mistake from the kicking tee for the visitors!

  • 27'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, VENTER! 13-15. The Cheetahs strike back with another try! Willie Britz gathers a wayward kick from Kyle Cooper and beats a couple of defenders before passing to Sarel Pretorius who then offloads to Francois Venter. He dots down next to the uprights!

  • 26'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE. 13-10. Lambie adds the easy extras which extends the hosts'' lead.

  • 25'

    TRY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 11-10. Tera Mtembu breaks from the back of the scrum and draws in two defenders before offloading to Reinach who then passes to Lambie who gets in under the posts!

  • 23'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 6-10. Pietersen restores the visitors' four-point lead after Cobus Reinach is blown up for side-entry at a ruck.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE. 6-7. Lambie reduces the deficit to a point after Mohoje is penalised for entering a ruck from the side.

  • 17'

    The Sharks take the ball through several phases and are soon close to the Cheetahs' 22. It all comes to nothing though when Heimar Williams is penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.

  • 14'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN. 3-7. Joe Pietersen holds his nerve and guides the ball through the uprights from close to the touchline!

  • 13'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, COOK! 3-5. The visitors strike back immediately! Jean Cook rounds off in the left-hand corner after Coenie Oosthuizen makes the initial break inside the hosts' 22.

  • 11'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 3-0. Lambie gets the game's opening points from the kicking tee, after several Cheetahs forwards infringe at a ruck.

  • 9'

    Jean Cook makes a break inside the Sharks' 22 and is stopped close to the hosts' try-line! The ball comes out to Mohoje, who takes his eyes off the ball and knocks on!

  • 6'

    Oupa Mohoje is pinged for side entry at a ruck and Lambie puts the resulting penalty into touch close to the halfway line.

  • 3'

    The Sharks take the ball through several phases with their forwards until Renaldo Bothma knocks on. The Cheetahs recycle quickly and when the ball comes out to Willie le Roux he kicks for touch. The ball goes out deep inside the Sharks' 22.

  • 1'

    And we're off! Lambie gets us underway with a high kick which Francois Uys gathers on the edge of his 22 where he immediately goes to ground.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this South African Super Rugby derby between the Sharks and the Cheetahs from Kings Park Stadium in Durban. We'll return shortly with team news from both sides.

  • 0'

    Former England lock Mouritz Botha lines up alongside Pieter-Steph du Toit in the second-row while Marcell Coetzee, Renaldo Bothma and Tera Mtembu are behind. An all Springbok front-row is named as Tendai Mtawarira starts alongside Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis, with Kyle Cooper hooking back-up. Former England prop Matt Stevens is also amongst the reserves. In the backline it's Cobus Reinach and Patrick Lambie at half-back while Heimar Williams and Waylon Murray line up in the Sharks midfield. SP Marais wears number fifteen while S?bura Sithole and Lzazi Mvovo provide good pace on the wings.

  • 0'

    New signing Joe Pietersen will start at fly-half for the Cheetahs. Newly-appointed Cheetahs' captain Francois Uys will lead a side that contains several new faces. Uys was given the armband earlier this week and will line in the familiar number five jersey alongside Lodewyk de Jager in the second row. Abrasive number eight Willie Britz receives his first start for the team after transferring from the Lions, while former right wing Clayton Blommetjies will look to add spark in a backline that also features Willie le Roux and Raymond Rhule. Pietersen impressed enough during the pre-season to earn the fly-half jersey, while Sarel Pretorius fits in at scrum-half and will support Uys having been named the team's vice-captain during the week.

  • 0'

    There's a late replacement for the Sharks. Skipper Bismarck du Plessis has withdrawn through injury and been replaced in the run-on side by Kyle Cooper. Monde Hadebe comes onto the bench while Pat Lambie takes over the captaincy.

Jump to

Sharks Cheetahs
  • 2 Tries 4
    • 24' Patrick Lambie
    • 74' Lwazi Mvovo
    • 12' Jean Cook
    • 26' Francois Venter
    • 62' Boom Prinsloo
    • 69' Carl Wegner
  • 2 Conversions 3
    • 25' Patrick Lambie
    • 75' Patrick Lambie
    • 13' Joe Pietersen
    • 27' Joe Pietersen
    • 70' Willie du Plessis
  • 5 Penalties 3
    • 10' Patrick Lambie
    • 19' Patrick Lambie
    • 40' Patrick Lambie
    • 49' Patrick Lambie
    • 55' Patrick Lambie
    • 22' Joe Pietersen
    • 36' Joe Pietersen
    • 43' Joe Pietersen
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Mouritz Botha
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Renaldo Bothma
  • Lubabalo Mtembu
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Heimar Williams
  • Waylon Murray
  • Sibusiso Sithole
  • SP Marais
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Danie Mienie
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Francois Uys
  • Jean Cook
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Willie Britz
  • Sarel Pretorius
  • Joe Pietersen
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Michael van der Spuy
  • Francois Venter
  • Clayton Blommetjies
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Monde Hadebe
  • Dale Chadwick
  • Matt Stevens
  • Marco Wentzel
  • Jean Deysel
  • Conrad Hoffmann
  • Fred Zeilinga
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Stephan Coetzee
  • BG Uys
  • Maks van Dyk
  • Carl Wegner
  • Boom Prinsloo
  • Tian Meyer
  • Willie du Plessis
  • Cornal Hendricks

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