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As it happened: Cheetahs 10-20 Stormers

2016-03-05 18:59
Last Updated at 11:44
05 Mar 19:03
Stormers prop Oli Kebble on the charge... (Gallo Images)
05 Mar 18:59
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05 Mar 18:58


No surprise that Stormers lock Eben Etzebeth receives the best player award.

05 Mar 18:56
05 Mar 18:55

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In next weekend's action, the Stormers host the Sharks in Cape Town, while the Cheetahs are away to the Sunwolves in Singapore.

05 Mar 18:52

FULL-TIME: Cheetahs 10-20 Stormers

A scrappy game, but the Stormers made better use of their opportunities and just about deserves the win.

They have also ended their three-game Super Rugby loss to the Cheetahs at this ground, with their previous win in Bloemfontein coming in 2012.

05 Mar 18:51
81'- Boom Prinsloo kicks possession away though and Kolbe covers it at the back before booting it out...
05 Mar 18:50

80'- Stormers looking to finish with a flourish, but they concede a penalty on the ground. The Cheetahs will set up a lineout near halfway.

Remember, with the new laws, a team is allowed to set up a lineout if it wins a penalty after the hooter had sounded.

05 Mar 18:49
79'- Stormers with a lineout inside the red zone. They will just look to play down the clock now...
05 Mar 18:48
77'- Many feel Etzebeth should have won the man-of-the-match award last week and he surely deserves it again today!
05 Mar 18:47
77'- Again, Etzebeth steals the Cheetahs lineout!
05 Mar 18:47
77'- The Cheetahs win a kickable penalty at lineout time, but again they opt for a lineout...
05 Mar 18:46
76'- That should be the ball game for the Stormers as they bring on Huw Jones and JD Schickerling.
05 Mar 18:46

76'- PENALTY slotted by Coleman.

Cheetahs 10-20 Stormers

05 Mar 18:44

74'- Hands on the ground from the Cheetahs as the Stormers win a penalty right in front of the posts.

Coleman will line up a shot which should seal the game.

05 Mar 18:43
73' - Another scrum tighthead for the Stormers and they have possession inside the red zone. Can they close the game out?
05 Mar 18:42

72'- A strong run down the touchline from Zas, but De Jongh's hands again lets him down when he takes an inside pass from the speedster.

The Stormers' handling has been poor today!

05 Mar 18:41
71'- Coleman has seemingly buried the demons from last year when he missed several kicks at goal at this ground...
05 Mar 18:40

71'- PENALTY slotted by Coleman.

Cheetahs 10-17 Stormers

05 Mar 18:38

69'- A scrum penalty this time for the Stormers.

Coleman will line up a shot at goal. It's about 15m in-field, 40m out...

05 Mar 18:37
68'- Finally a team taking a shot at goal!
05 Mar 18:36

67'- PENALTY slotted by Zeilinga.

Cheetahs 10-14 Stormers

05 Mar 18:36
66'- After eight phases of attack inside the red zone, the Cheetahs win a penalty right in front. Du Toit is penalised for failing to roll away after making a great tackle.
05 Mar 18:34
65' - Cheetahs with an attacking lineout just outside the Stormers 22m area...
05 Mar 18:31
62'- Niel Marais is now playing flyhalf for the Cheetahs, with Zeilinga at fullback and Blommetjies off.
05 Mar 18:31
Stormers flank Schalk Burger off-loads... (Gallo Images)
05 Mar 18:29
60'- Groom also on at scrumhalf for Vermaak.
05 Mar 18:29
59'- Stormers subs: Ntubeni and Kolisi on, Mbonambi and Carr off.
05 Mar 18:28
59'- But the Cheetahs opt for a lineout instead and then promptly lose it...
05 Mar 18:27

58'- Kickable penalty for the Cheetahs as the Stormers scrum collapses.

Again it's Charles Marais doing the damage for the Cheetahs...

05 Mar 18:27

58'-15 v 15

De Jager is now back on from his time spent in the sin-bin, as well as several other substitutions by the Cheetahs.

05 Mar 18:25

56'- Stormers sub: Janse van Rensburg on for Kebble.

05 Mar 18:24

55'- CONVERSION slotted by Coleman.

Cheetahs 7-14 Stormers

05 Mar 18:23

53'- TRY to the Stormers!

It pays off as Notshe scores under the posts. Pressure just too much on the 14-man Cheetahs...

05 Mar 18:22
53'- A kickable penalty for the Stormers but yet again they take a quick tap. Averse to taking shots at goal...
05 Mar 18:20

51'- The Stormers win a penalty at scrum time. It of course helps with the one-man advantage, and with Malherbe on...

Coleman sets up an attacking lineout near the Cheetahs' 22m area.

05 Mar 18:19
05 Mar 18:18
50'- Stormers sub: Malherbe on for Koch.
05 Mar 18:16
50'- The Stormers with zero potency on attack today...
05 Mar 18:16
49'- Good defence by the Cheetahs sees the Stormers penalised for playing the ball on the ground.
05 Mar 18:15
48'- The Stormers now set up a lineout inside the red zone...
05 Mar 18:15

47'- YELLOW CARD for Lood de Jager, who is penalised for a high tackle on Du Toit.

The referee had earlier warned both captains so it is the right decision.

05 Mar 18:12
46'- Replays show Du Preez injured his knee making a tackle, with his leg swinging around to hit his team-mate Vincent Koch...
05 Mar 18:10
45'- A chance to score for the Cheetahs but flank Uzair Cassiem throws a wayward pass with the tryline begging...
05 Mar 18:09

44'- Big blow for the Stormers as Du Preez leaves the field with what looks like a serious knee injury.

He is replaced by Kurt Coleman.

05 Mar 18:09
43'- However, yet another turnover and Kolbe clears to bring some relief for the Stormers.
05 Mar 18:08
42'- But another attacking chance for the Cheetahs as they steal the Stormers lineout...
05 Mar 18:07
41'- Cheetahs with a promising attack inside the red zone, but Leyds wins a penalty on the ground to bring relief for the Stormers.
05 Mar 18:05
"Keep the ball in hand" - that was the message from Cheetahs coach Franco Smith at half-time...
  • 80'

    Full Time: Cheetahs 10-20 Stormers.

  • 79'

    The score is 10-20 and the Stormers are on the brink of a good away win against a young Cheetahs side.

  • 77'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN! 10-20: Stormers seem to have decided to go for all penalties and Coleman fires this one in to push the lead to 10 points, he is having a good game.

  • 77'

    The final few minutes of the game remaining but it looks like the game is settled. Difficult to imagine the Cheetahs coming back from here to take the game.

  • 76'

    Cheetahs concede another penalty as Henco Venter goes off his feet in the ruck.

  • 74'

    Juan de Jongh passes the ball to Zas who pierces the defence and makes some good distance for the Stormers.

  • 73'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN! 10-17: Good kick from Coleman and this takes the lead back to 7 points.

  • 71'

    Cheetahs concede a penalty, Nche wheels away from the scrum.

  • 69'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 10-14: It is an easy penalty goes and Zeilinga makes no mistake. Cheetahs cut the deficit to 4 points but Stormers still lead

  • 68'

    Stormers concede a penalty as Du Toit does not roll away.

  • 65'

    Stormers concede a penalty as Kotze does not release the ball.

  • 62'

    Cheetahs concede a penalty through Luan de Bruin not releasing the ball. They need to score quickly here if they want to win at home.

  • 60'

    Malherbe collapses the scrum and this will be another penalty for the Cheetahs.

  • 57'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, COLEMAN! 7-14: Kurt Coleman makes it 7-14 as Stormers push the lead to 7 points. Just over 20 minutes remaining in the game.

  • 56'

    William Small-Smith is caught offside and the Cheetahs concede another penalty. The Stormers have most of the possession in the last 5 or 6 minutes.

  • 56'

    TRY, STORMERS, NOTSHE! 7-12: Notshe breaks the defence line and keeps going to score an important try for the Stormers. They take the lead.

  • 54'

    Cheetahs concede another penalty as Paul Schoeman handles the ball in the scrum.

  • 51'

    Stormers are dominating the possession for the last few minutes, but can they make it count with De Jager in the sin bin.

  • 50'

    Stormers concede a penalty through Nizaam Carr, they have conceded 5 penalties so far.

  • 49'

    Lodewyk de Jager gets a yellow card for a high tackle, Cheetahs concede another penalty.

  • 48'

    Cheetahs concede another penalty, Lodewyk de Jager not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 46'

    Uzair Cassiem gets through the Stormers' line but is quickly tackled.

  • 45'

    The possession is divided between the two teams evenly so far in the second half.

  • 42'

    Cheetahs concede a penalty now as Blommetjies does not release the ball.

  • 41'

    Stormers concede the first penalty of the second half through Bongi Mbonambi for going off their feet in the ruck.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 40'

    The Cheetahs concede a penalty through Niell Jordaan for not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 40'

    Half Time: Cheetahs 7-7 Stormers. Not a lot of points to speak of but the scores are level and hopefully we will see more action in the second half.

  • 38'

    Cheetahs are enjoying the majority of the possession in the last few minutes

  • 36'

    Less than 5 minutes to go to the half-time break and the scores are tied at 7-7. One try and one conversion for each side.

  • 33'

    Oliver Kebble concedes a penalty for the front row standing up. This the 4th penalty conceded by the Stormers.

  • 31'

    More than half an hour into the game now and the young Cheetahs are putting up a spirited fight so far.

  • 28'

    The possession is almost even, with Stormers slightly ahead. Similar number of penalties conceded, line-outs won and tries scored. The scores are also level.

  • 25'

    Jano Vermaak concedes a penalty for not releasing the ball.

  • 23'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 7-7: Zeilinga slots in the conversion and levels the scores.

  • 22'

    Schalk Burger concedes a penalty after a high tackle.

  • 22'

    Francois Venter makes a good run and finds the gap, good position for Cheetahs to score from.

  • 22'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, VENTER! 5-7: William Small-Smith''s offload sparked the play and Venter found a gap in the Stormers defence and just ran through it. Cheetahs score their first try of the game.

  • 21'

    Eben Etzebeth concedes the first Stormers penalty, he is offside.

  • 21'

    Fred Zeilinga misses the penalty goal as he drives the kick to the right of the posts.

  • 20'

    Cheetahs concede another penalty, Niell Jordaan not releasing the ball.

  • 16'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 0-7: Robert du Preez slots the easy conversion in and Stormers lead by 7 points to 0.

  • 15'

    The Stormers in a good position to score some points here, Cheetahs' defence under pressure.

  • 15'

    TRY, STORMERS, ZAS! 0-5: Leolin Zas is very quick as he bisects the Cheetahs defence and puts it down over the goal line. First try of the game and the visitors take the lead.

  • 14'

    Another line-out for the Stormers on the other side of the field, in the Cheetahs half. Etzebeth will take it.

  • 12'

    A line-out for the Stormers and then Cheetahs concede another penalty, Uzair Cassiem making a high tackle.

  • 11'

    Cheetahs concede the second penalty of the game, Clayton Blommetjies not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 10'

    The Stormers enjoying some possession now.

  • 9'

    Craig Joubert is the referee today and the playing conditions in Bloemfontein are perfect.

  • 7'

    Raymond Rhule runs through the Stormers defence and advances for the Cheetahs.

  • 6'

    Good start by the home team so far, dominating the possession and winning two line-outs.

  • 4'

    Cheetahs concede the first penalty of the game, Torsten van Jaarsveld not releasing the ball.

  • 2'

    Stormers start by dominating the possession and the Cheetahs get hold of the ball.

  • 1'

    First half begins.

  • 0'

    It is a young Cheetah's side that will face the Stormers who will look for their first win in Bloemfontein since 2012.

  • 0'

    Stormers have won 10 of the last 13 clashes between these two teams but winning in the Free State has been tough in recent years.

  • 0'

    For the last years, each of these teams have won at home and lost away from it. So Stormers have won in Cape Town and Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live commentary of the Super Rugby game between the Cheetahs and the Stormers from the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein

Jump to

Cheetahs Stormers
  • 1 Tries 2
    • 21' Francois Venter
    • 14' Leolin Zas
    • 54' Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • 1 Conversions 2
    • 22' Fred Zeilinga
    • 15' Robert du Preez
    • 56' Kurt Coleman
  • 1 Penalties 2
    • 67' Fred Zeilinga
    • 71' Kurt Coleman
    • 75' Kurt Coleman
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
    • 47' Lodewyk De Jager
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Charles Marais
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Maks van Dyk
  • Carl Wegner
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Paul Schoeman
  • Uzair Cassiem
  • Niell Jordaan
  • Shaun Venter
  • Fred Zeilinga
  • Raymond Rhule
  • William Small-Smith
  • Francois Venter
  • Sergeal Petersen
  • Clayton Blommetjies
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Vincent Koch
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Schalk Burger
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Jano Vermaak
  • Robert du Preez
  • Leolin Zas
  • Juan De Jongh
  • John-Ben Kotze
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Jacques Du Toit
  • Ox Nche
  • Luan de Bruin
  • Francois Uys
  • Boom Prinsloo
  • Henco Venter
  • Tian Meyer
  • Daniel Marais
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Siyabonga Ntubeni
  • JC van Rensburg
  • Frans Malherbe
  • JD Schickerling
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Nic Groom
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Huw Jones

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