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As it happened: Cheetahs 92-17 Sunwolves

2016-04-15 18:30
Last Updated at 05:54
15 Apr 20:50
15 Apr 20:46
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15 Apr 20:45

Just a correction there ... its seems I missed Petersen helping out Schoeman with his his hat-trick. They finish on three tires each. Apologies. 

There were 14 tries ... it wasn't easy to keep up! 

15 Apr 20:42
The Cheetahs, with 14 tries tonight, take on the Rebels in Australia next weekend. This was exactly what they needed before their tour ...
15 Apr 20:41
The Sunwolves have had a three-week tour in South Africa and it got tough for them tonight. They return home for a clash against the Jaguares next weekend ...
15 Apr 20:40
The Sunwolves did score 2 tries to restore some credibility, but they conceded a million ...
15 Apr 20:37
FULL TIME: Cheetahs 92-17 Sunwolves. Thank goodness that's over ... it was hard to watch.
15 Apr 20:36
80' TRY CHEETAHS! Petersen could have got his 5th, but instead he offloaded to Schoeman who gets in for his second. Blow the final whistle ... this is messy.
15 Apr 20:35
78' Conversion good. Cheetahs 85-17 Sunwolves. 
15 Apr 20:34
78' TRY CHEETAHS! Petersen gets his 4th! The Sunwolves are out of steam. So much space there for the Cheetahs ...
15 Apr 20:33
Just 3 minutes remain ... that whistle is going to be heaven to the Sunwolves ...
15 Apr 20:32
76' Zelinga slots the extras. Cheetahs 78-17 Sunwolves ...
15 Apr 20:31
75' TRY PETERSEN! That's the hat-trick! Another great individual effort and another kick and chase from the wing. That all started from a Cheetahs turnover on their own 5m line ...
15 Apr 20:28
72' Marais misses the conversion ... like it matters. Cheetahs 71-17 Sunwolves
15 Apr 20:27
70' TRY CHEETAHS! The rolling maul doesn't let them down. Easy as you like. replacement hooker Jacques Du Toit scores the easiest of tries ...
15 Apr 20:26
70' Cheetahs win the scrum penalty ... and then set up the lineout
15 Apr 20:24
69' Cheetahs scrum 5m out ...
15 Apr 20:22
That was the Cheetahs' 10th try ...
15 Apr 20:22
66' Conversion good. Cheetahs 66-17 Sunwolves ...
15 Apr 20:21
64' TRY CHEETAHS! Not sure how the Sunwolves didn't have advantage there from the Petersen knock, but then they spread it wide to nobody. Paul Schoeman picks it up uncontested and scores ...
15 Apr 20:19
63' Cheetahs go close but Petersen knocks on 5m out ...
15 Apr 20:18

61' Pisi adds the extras! Cheetahs 59-17 Sunwolves. 

Fair play to the visitors for not rolling over completely ...

15 Apr 20:17
60' TRY SUNWOLVES! That was their best period of the game ... a lot of phases there. It's Mifiposeti Paea who scores ...
15 Apr 20:16
60' Sunwolves 5m out now and win another penalty! Tap and go again ...
15 Apr 20:15
59' Penalty Sunwolves! They take the quick tap ...
15 Apr 20:15
59' Sunwolves just 25m out now ... they've looked okay over the last few minutes ...
15 Apr 20:14
58' Sunwolves win a penalty and set up a lineout inside the Cheetahs half ...
15 Apr 20:11
54' Yes! The Sunwolves make the turnover and show that they CAN defend inside their own 22m area! 
15 Apr 20:10
53' Huge scrum from the Cheetahs and they have the penalty. Lineout inside Sunwolves 22 on the way ...
15 Apr 20:07
52' Cheetahs will have a scrum in the middle of the park after Viljoen knocks on ...
15 Apr 20:06

Cheetahs change what seems like their whole pack ...

Oupa Mohoje is on!

15 Apr 20:05
49' Conversion good. Cheetahs 59-10 Sunwolves. 
15 Apr 20:04
48' TRY SUNWOLVES! Get in! Sunwolves had the penalty and also took a quick-tap. Cheetahs were on the back foot and inside centre Derek Carpenter finishes!
15 Apr 20:03
That's 9 tries to the Cheetahs now ...
15 Apr 20:02
47' Conversion slotted ... Cheetahs 59-3 Sunwolves ... 
15 Apr 20:01
46' TRY CHEETAHS! Clayton Blommetjies scores after the Cheetahs take a quick tap following the Sunwolves being offside. 
15 Apr 20:00
45' Cheetahs get a penalty in a kickable position. But they set up the lineout instead. Puzzling decision #sarcasm
15 Apr 20:00
44' Marais slots the extras and the Cheetahs can raise their bats for the half century. Cheetahs 52-3 Sunwolves. 
15 Apr 19:59
43' TRY CHEETAHS! It took 2 minutes and 23 seconds of the second half. Petersen looked good for his hat-trick, but he unselfishly passes to Hilton Lobberts who scores the easiest of tries.
15 Apr 19:57
42' Sunwolves have gone 2 minutes without conceding this half ... so that's good ...
15 Apr 19:56
41' Blommetjies's lip looks like it's seen better days ...
15 Apr 19:55
41' And we're off ...
15 Apr 19:55
Second half almost underway ...
15 Apr 19:51


Carries: Cheetahs 46-33 Sunwolves

Offloads: Cheetahs 5-3 Sunwolves

Tackles: Cheetahs 39-28 Sunwolves

15 Apr 19:45

HALF TIME! Cheetahs 45-3 Sunwolves. 

Wow ... we were expecting a high-scoring game but we thought the Sunwolves would at least show up. 

It's been absolute carnage! 

If the Cheetahs keep this up in the second half, a century could be on the cards!

15 Apr 19:42
40' One last Cheetahs attack before half time ...
  • 81'

    The referee signals the end of the match as he blows his whistle. Congratulations to the Cheetahs on a fantastic victory built around running rugby and some poor defence from the Sunwolves. The Sunwolves will have to iron out their defence on the training field if they are to be competitive in their next game.

  • 81'


  • 80'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 92-17: Zeilinga adds the extra two and the Cheetahs are past the ninety mark now.

  • 79'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, SCHOEMAN! 90-17: Petersen has the freedom of the park as he makes another break before he releases Schoeman for his third try of the game.

  • 78'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAH, ZEILINGA! 85-17: Zeilinga is on target again as he pushes the score to 85-17 to the Cheetahs with a good kick at posts.

  • 77'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, SCHOEMAN! 83-17: Petersen finds space in the Sunwolves defence once again, he is though and only needs to dot down, but wait! what a team player the winger is as he lets Schoeman claim the try after he unselfishly passes to Schoeman instead of simply dotting down.

  • 76'

    The Sunwolves still looking to lift themselves and conjure up an attack as they play from deep.

  • 75'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 78-17: Zeilinga makes his first contribution with the boot as he adds the extra two.

  • 74'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, PETERSEN! 76-17: Petersen goes over for yet another try as the Sunwolves attack the Cheetahs line, the turnover is made before the Cheetahs kick ahead and Petersen races downfield as he collects the kick.

  • 72'

    The Sunwolves win the turnover after a good attack from the Cheetahs. Sunwolves looking to counter attack down the wing now.

  • 70'

    Niel Marais is unsuccessful with the conversion.

  • 69'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, Jacques Du Toit! 71-17: The Cheetahs power over from the driving maul and Du Toit goes over for the try.

  • 68'

    The Cheetahs win the penalty at scrum time and they set the attacking lineout, Cheetahs look set to drive over from five metres.

  • 67'

    Attacking scrum to the Cheetahs.

  • 64'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, NIEL MARAIS! 66-17: Niel Marais sends the ball flying through the uprights from the left touchline with a well struck kick. Cheetahs lead 66-17.

  • 63'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, PAUL SCHOEMAN! 64-17: The Cheetahs continue adding points on the boards as Schoeman picks up a loose ball right on the try line and all he has to do is gather and dot down which he makes no mistake in doing.

  • 60'

    CONVERSION, SUNWOLVES, TUSI PISI! 59-17: Tusi Pisi adds the extra two and the Sunwolves will be happy with their second half showing thus far.

  • 59'

    TRY, SUNWOLVES, MIFIPOSETI PAEA! 59-15: Paea goes over for the Sunwolves second try of the game after the Sunwolves apply some pressure on the Cheetahs line before being awarded multiple penalties. The Cheetahs defence finally breaks as Paea is put through with a skip pass on the left wing.

  • 58'

    Paea looks to break through a tackle as he tries to step his way through the defence but he is wrapped up.

  • 56'

    The Sunwolves are awarded the penalty after the Cheetahs are blown up for offside and the Sunwolves set the attacking lineout just outside the Cheetahs 22 metre line.

  • 55'

    Attacking scrum to the Cheetahs now and they look set to use their backline here as they look to come up with some set play.

  • 53'

    Penalty to the Cheetahs and Neil Marais sets the attacking lineout for the hosts.

  • 52'

    Scrum to the Cheetahs deep inside the Sunwolves half.

  • 49'

    CONVERSION, SUNWOLVES, TUSI PISI! 59-10: Pisi puts the Sunwolves into double digits. Cheetahs lead 59-10.

  • 48'

    TRY, SUNWOLVES, DEREK CARPENTER! 59-8: Carpenter goes over for the Sunwolves first try of the game. Well worked try after some quick play from the Sunwolves.

  • 46'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, NIEL MARAIS! 59-3: Niel Marais is successful with the conversion.

  • 45'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, BLOMMETJIES! 57-3: The Cheetahs are scoring at over a point a minute as Blommetjies sells the dummy before he stretches out and dots down for the try.

  • 43'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, NIEL MARAIS! 52-3: Neil Marais has his kicking boots on today as he strikes the extra two from the right touchline.

  • 42'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, HILTON LOBBERTS! 50-3: The Cheetahs do not have to wait long to bring up the fifty mark and add their eighth try of the game as the Cheetahs backline get going as they spread the ball to the right and simply draw in the Sunwolves defence before it is a two on one situation, Petersen draws his man before releasing Lobberts to go in for an easy try in the right corner.

  • 41'

    Blommetjies gets the second half going with a short kick for his team to run onto into the Sunwolves half.

  • 40'

    Van Dyk and De Jager get caught up between each other on the attack, the referee blows the Cheetahs up for obstruction and that was the last play of the half. Cheetahs go into the break with a 45-3 lead and the Sunwolves will be going into the second half in order to avoid damage control at this stage.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    The Cheetahs are looking to hit the fifty point mark just before the break.

  • 38'

    The Cheetahs win the penalty for pressure at scrum time and they set the attacking lineout in the Sunwolves half.

  • 37'

    Time back on, no foul play spotted and play resumes with an attacking scrum to the Sunwolves.

  • 36'

    Time out as the TMO is being referred to for foul play. Zeilinga replaces Blommetjies as a blood replacement.

  • 33'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, NIEL MARAIS! 45-3: Marais is back on song as he piles on more misery for the Sunwolves with the extra two.

  • 32'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, PETERSEN! 43-3: Petersen claims an excellent aerial kick from Shaun Venter and runs straight through as no one is at the back for the Sunwolves. Second try of the game for the speedster.

  • 31'

    The Sunwolves lose their attacking lineout, nothing is going the way of the Japanese team tonight.

  • 30'

    The Sunwolves earn a much needed penalty as Francois Venter does not release the tackler and Pisi sets the attacking lineout on the Cheetahs 22 metre line.

  • 29'

    Cheetahs looking to build from halfway as they sense another try coming their way.

  • 26'

    Niel Marais pulls the conversion to the left but that matters little now with the Cheetahs in a commanding thirty five point lead.

  • 25'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, SHAUN VENTER! 38-3: The Cheetahs are in for a five pointer yet again as Shaun Venter is given a one on one opportunity on the right wing after the Cheetahs draw in the defence with a powerful rolling maul. S.Venter steps inside and then out before he dots down in the corner.

  • 24'

    The Cheetahs with all the possession here as they look to score a try off every set move.

  • 21'

    Niel Marais has a rare blemish as he pulls the conversion wide of the uprights.

  • 20'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, PETERSEN! 33-3: Petersen breaks a tackle on the wing before he cleverly grubbers ahead and claims the grubber as he dots down for the Cheetahs fifth try of the game.

  • 18'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, RHULE! 26-3: It's raining tries here tonight as the Cheetahs find the Sunwolves defence at sixes and sevens before Rhule finds a gap in the Sunwolves defence after a good offload.

  • 18'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, NIEL MARAIS! 28-3: Niel Marais with another good strike as the flags are raised and the Cheetahs look unstoppable here.

  • 15'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, NIEL MARAIS! 21-3: It looks good and it's over! Niel Marais has his kicking boots on today as he puts the Cheetahs into an eighteen point lead.

  • 14'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, UZAIR CASSIEM! 19-3: Pisi gives the ball away with an aimless grubber kick before Lee goes on a run, he is brought down, play is spread to the wing before Cassiem sells the dummy and goes through Viljoen to score a try in the corner.

  • 12'

    Cheetahs really attacking the line now as they throw the ball around at every opportunity.

  • 10'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, NIEL MARAIS! 14-3: Niel Marais strikes the ball sweetly and it's over! Cheetahs lead 14-3 now.

  • 9'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, VENTER! 12-3: The captain comes up with a fantastic interception as Pisi tries to set the Sunwolves up for the attack, Venter shoots out of line and runs almost the length of the field to score the second try for the hosts. Cheetahs lead 12-3 now.

  • 7'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, TORSTEN VAN JAARSVELD! 5-3: The Cheetahs respond almost immediately as Uys claims the lineout before the Cheetahs get the driving maul going and Van Jaarsveld goes over for the try to put the home team into the lead.

  • 7'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, NIEL MARAIS! 7-3: Niel Marais adds the extra two as he slots the conversion from right underneath the posts to the right.

  • 5'

    Penalty to the Cheetahs deep inside the Sunwolves half, they turn down the kick at posts and the Cheetahs decide to go for broke as they set the attacking lineout. Cheetahs looking for a pushover try here.

  • 3'

    PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, TUSI PISI! 0-3: The flags are raised and Pisi gives the Sunwolves the early advantage.

  • 2'

    Penalty goes the way of the visitors after the Cheetahs fail to release the man and Tusi Pisi lines up a shot at the uprights from right in front.

  • 1'

    Nic Berry blows his whistle and we are underway here as Viljoen kicks deep into the Cheetahs half, Shaun Venter comes up with a good clearance kick and the Sunwolves have early possession.

  • 1'

    Niel Marais with a shocking kick as he kicks straight out on the full and play is brought back to the 22, attacking lineout to the Sunwolves.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live commentary of this Super Rugby eighth round matchup as the Cheetahs play host to newcomers the Sunwolves from the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.

  • 0'

    Springbok flank Oupa Mohoje will make his long-awaited return from injury off the bench when the Cheetahs face the Sunwolves. Head coach Franco Smith has made a number of alterations to his starting line-up, as Charles Marais moves to the starting line-up replacing Ox Nche at loosehead prop. Maks van Dyk and Johan Coetzee switch places with Van Dyk starting at tighthead prop and Coetzee on the bench. Hilton Lobberts will be replacing the injured Boom Prinsloo, who is set to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. Captain Francois Venter and Nico Lee will be switching places with Venter on inside centre and Lee on outside centre.

  • 0'

    Sunwolves head coach Mark Hammett has made a number of changes to his matchhday squad. Flanker Liaki Moli moves to the second row in place of suspended Timothy Bond and sees him pair up with Hitoshi Ono in a new look lock duo. Tomás Leonardi shifts to the side of the scrum and Ed Quirk moves to number eight and Andrew Durutalo joins them in the back row. In the backline, star playmaker Tusi Pisi retuns to the starting lineup in place of Yu Tamura. In a rotational shift Mifiposeti Paea moves from centre to the wing in place of the injured Akihito Yamada. Harumichi Tatekawa pairs up with Derek Carpenter in the midfield.

  • 0'

    The Cheetahs have secured only one victory for the season thus far, their solo win came against the Sunwolves in Singapore back in Round Three. Narrow loses to the Jaguares in the opening round, the Brumbies in Round Five and the Bulls last week in Pretoria sees them in third position on the Africa One Conference table. They will go into this one as the firm favourites to secure a victory perhaps even a try-scoring bonus point win.

  • 0'

    The Sunwolves on the other hand have not been on the right side of the scoreboard, losing all of their matches this season. Their only real chance, apart from the one point loss to the Cheetahs in Singapore, was against fellow new boys the Kings in Port Elizabeth in Round Six. The Japanese suffered a close defeat to the Bulls, but with bigger margin losses against the Lions, the Rebels and the Stormers they find themselves in last position, four points adrift of the Cheetahs on the Africa One Conference table.

  • 0'

    The teams have only met on one occasion which was earlier this year when the Cheetahs ran out 32-31 victors in Singapore back in March.

  • 0'

    It is a perfect evening for a fast paced game of Super Rugby here in Bloemfontein as clear skies and warm weather welcomes both teams onto the field.

  • 0'

    Nic Berry is our referee. Angus Gardner and Lourens van der Merwe will assist him. Our TMO is Marius Jonker.

  • 0'

    The Sunwolves make their way onto the field. They are led out by their inspirational captain Shota Horie.

  • 0'

    Francois Venter leads the Cheetahs out as the home crowd get to their feet.

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Cheetahs Sunwolves
  • 14 Tries 2
    • 6' Torsten Van Jaarsveld
    • 8' Francois Venter
    • 14' Uzair Cassiem
    • 17' Raymond Rhule
    • 20' Sergeal Petersen
    • 25' Shaun Venter
    • 32' Sergeal Petersen
    • 42' Hilton Lobberts
    • 45' Clayton Blommetjies
    • 63' Paul Schoeman
    • 69' Jacques Du Toit
    • 74' Sergeal Petersen
    • 77' Paul Schoeman
    • 79' Paul Schoeman
    • 47' Derek Carpenter
    • 59' Mifiposeti Paea
  • 11 Conversions 2
    • 7' Niel Marais
    • 9' Niel Marais
    • 15' Niel Marais
    • 18' Niel Marais
    • 33' Niel Marais
    • 43' Niel Marais
    • 46' Niel Marais
    • 64' Niel Marais
    • 75' Fred Zeilinga
    • 78' Fred Zeilinga
    • 80' Fred Zeilinga
    • 48' Tusi Pisi
    • 61' Tusi Pisi
  • 0 Penalties 1
    • 3' Tusi Pisi
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Charles Marais
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Maks van Dyk
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Francois Uys
  • Hilton Lobberts
  • Uzair Cassiem
  • Paul Schoeman
  • Shaun Venter
  • Niel Marais
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Francois Venter
  • Nico Lee
  • Sergeal Petersen
  • Clayton Blommetjies
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  • 5
  • 6
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  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Masataka Mikami
  • Shota Horie
  • Takuma Asahara
  • Hitoshi Ono
  • Liaki Moli
  • Tomas Leonardi
  • Andrew Durutalo
  • Ed Quirk
  • Yuki Yatomi
  • Tusi Pisi
  • Mifiposeti Paea
  • Derek Carpenter
  • Harumichi Tatekawa
  • Viliami Lolohea
  • Riaan Viljoen
  • Jacques Du Toit
  • Danie Mienie
  • Johannes Coetzee
  • Carl Wegner
  • Henco Venter
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Tian Meyer
  • Fred Zeilinga
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  • Takeshi Kizu
  • Ziun Gu
  • Shinnosuke Kakinaga
  • Fa'atiga Lemalu
  • Yoshiya Hosoda
  • Kaito Shigeno
  • Yu Tamura
  • Yasutaka Sasakura

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