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Brumbies claw back Cheetahs

2012-03-10 08:24

Canberra - Christian Lealiifano kicked a penalty on the full-time siren to clinch a 24-23 Super 15 win for the ACT Brumbies over South Africa's Central Cheetahs in Canberra on Saturday.

The Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs looked to be heading for their first win in four visits to the Australian capital with a 23-10 lead early in the second half.

But the Free Staters were reeled in by the Brumbies, who trailed 23-21 going into the final minute before the Cheetahs conceded a scrum penalty that inside-centre Lealiifano converted to keep the home team unbeaten this season.

The victory came on top of Friday's news that the Brumbies' South African World Cup-winning coach Jake White had ruled himself out of contention for the vacant England job to stick with the twice-champion Super 15 side.

The win was an example of "what we've been trying to achieve all pre-season and staying with it," Brumbies' skipper Ben Mowen said.

"We're not kidding ourselves, there's a lot of stuff that needs to be tidied up. We didn't play well around our 50, some options you would like to change, but as long as you are winning and you can change them, then it's a better place to be in."

The Cheetahs, who upset the NSW Waratahs in Sydney last year for their first victory in Australia in 12 attempts, could only blame their ill-discipline in the final 20 minutes for allowing the Brumbies to get up at the death.

Captain Adriaan Strauss lamented their throwing away a winning position.

"We are not going to get more opportunities to win a game than we had today, so obviously disappointing," the hooker said.
"I felt there at the end the decisions were going against us. We need to have a look at that and try to fix that.

"We definitely gave away penalties at the scrum, but I think one or two could have gone our way and that could have definitely changed the game."

Cheetahs' left-winger Willie Le Roux looked dangerous with the ball, scoring in the 19th minute and laying on the final pass for scrum-half Tewis de Bruyn to score two minutes after halftime.

For the Brumbies, Wallaby Pat McCabe scored on his return from shoulder surgery, while Fijian winger Henry Speight plunged over in the ninth minute.

Cheetahs fly-half Johan Goosen kicked three penalties and two conversions from six shots, while Lealiifano landed four penalties and one conversion from his six attempts.

The Cheetahs continue their Australian tour against the Rebels in Melbourne next weekend, while the Brumbies travel to New Zealand to take on the Waikato Chiefs.

Scorers:
 
Brumbies

Tries: Henry Speight, Pat McCabe; Conversions: Christian Lealiifano; Penalties: Lealiifano (4)

Cheetahs

Tries: Willie le Roux, Tewis de Bruyn; Conversions: Johan Goosen (2); Penalties: Goosen (3)

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Comments
  • John - 2012-03-10 08:26

    gutting

      Hallo - 2012-03-10 11:13

      Lucky jake the snake

      Sean - 2012-03-10 12:09

      I`m talking in general now , not this specific game , but the truth is , it is a pitty that the refs so far in the super rugby competition play a big part in the results !! The way the refs interpret the rules differ from ref to ref and that causes a lot of inconsistency ! It also takes away the pleasure of watching rugby !

      David - 2012-03-10 12:17

      I don't blame the refs, the rules to simply too vague and open to interpretation. And it's not just us, the Hurricanes got a rough deal against the Stormers.

      Anneck - 2012-03-10 12:35

      @Hallo, the snakes are the politicians running SA rugby! Jake White has a much better deal going than he ever will, and I wish him all the best of luck!

      Hallo - 2012-03-10 12:39

      @Anneck - get over your expat self

      Anneck - 2012-03-10 13:00

      @Hallo, how did you guess? As a matter of fact I am an ex pat. Lol

      Anele - 2012-03-10 13:23

      more like a cow pat

      Hallo - 2012-03-10 13:39

      @Anneck - I know. your type give the majority of sa expats, and sa itself, a bad name.

      Sean - 2012-03-10 14:20

      @Anneck - You are 100% right ! Politicians running sport , ONLY IN SA ! Pathetic , but it is a fact !! Anneck , you are one of the lucky ones that could leave , how many want to leave , but can not ?? Once one has a family , it is very important that they are safe and can get a good education . One has enough stress at work , you don`t want to constantly worry , is my wife ok or are my kids ok ! You brave patriotic South Africans ( that have family) ,tell me if I am wrong ??

      Phil - 2012-03-10 14:44

      Anneck ...Jake is earning Aussie Dollars , he no longer has to tread carefully around bitter , twisted and corrupt politicians who insist that he picks players based on skin colour. He lives in a super country that is everything SA is not (sadly) ....his family has personal freedom and no "electric fence" lifestyle. I reckon he has it made ......no wonder he doesn't want the England job.

  • Anele - 2012-03-10 08:28

    im never one to complain about refs, but this Keith guy gave the Brumbies the win on a silver platter. something seriously needs to be done about under-performing refs

      Phil - 2012-03-10 08:48

      Oh no not another load of whingeing about the ref. The Brumbies won by one point ...the problem was that Cheetahs did nothing for most of the second half. The Cheetahs gave away a bagful of penalties in the last 15 minutes ...that wasn't the refs fault. Grow up kids.

      peter.retief - 2012-03-10 08:48

      Maybe its "over performing" refs

      Stormkaap - 2012-03-10 08:55

      One doesnt like to complain about refs, however he failed to ping the Brumbies for early engagements @ scrumtime the whole match!

      Andy - 2012-03-10 08:58

      Maybe just maybe it's a typical Saffa complaining (whinging) again PATHETIC

      Sean - 2012-03-10 09:01

      I think the problem comes in the touch-pause-engage! All the refs have their own timing on this and the forwards try to get the hit as he says engage. The Cheetahs were going a little early - then again so were the Brumbies so he was a little inconsistent. I'd like to see the stats on the Cheetahs penalty count. It seems they are playing a little negative this season and appear to be giving away a lot of penalties due to this. STill with two minutes to play, you intercept the ball make a break and then give the ball back to the opposition - not clever.

      Andy - 2012-03-10 09:04

      Funniest thing is how Saffas pride themselves about physicality yet whinged/moaned/cried how Samoa played too physical, and here lies the truth.........SA can't match physical forwards hence the up and under tactics. The Bok fans go on about physicality yet their tight 5 have only once matched NZ during the 70's. Get over yourselves and welcome to real rugby....... wooden spooners. SA are WIMPS

      Rye - 2012-03-10 09:20

      I have to agree on the early engagement call. The ref did not punish the Brumbies, but did the Cheetas. Other then that I thought he had a good game. Could be that first game, Stormers vs Hurricanes, coming back to bite SA teams on tour. The ref were shockingly against the Hurricanes there, so now 50/50 decisions refs might be inclined to give to the home teams.

      Nico - 2012-03-10 09:21

      @Phil and andy - I suggest you take a look at some other rugby forums and you will see that kiwi fans who watched this game are complaining the most about the refs performance at scrum time. Does that make kiwi fans a bunch of whiners? If you couldn't see the Cheetahs getting penalised for going early when the Brumbies were going in even earlier then you are blind.

      David - 2012-03-10 09:29

      And we've never heard a Kiwi bitch about the ref, have we Andy? There's obviously bugger all to do in NZ except troll websites. You support the Blues by any chance? I'm gonna support the Bulls with little more gusto tonight Andy. Let's see how much the Blues enjoy physicality, don't wimp out now

      Phil - 2012-03-10 09:38

      Nico I heard that stupid line of reasoning after we were beaten in the world cup ...we SAffas MUST be right to cry like baies about the ref because some Kiwi fans agree. It a weak , weak excuse Nico ...just as weak as the Cheetahs second half. The Cheetahs have an excuse for being weak ...they have just got off the plane .....what is your excuse ?

      Andy - 2012-03-10 09:42

      @Dave I'm as biased as.....Go the Blues but I stand by my comments regarding how Saffas moan/whine/whinge and throw little tanties whilst spitting the DUMMY.

      Andy - 2012-03-10 09:45

      @Nico Fair comment, I'm not the one whinging BTW

      Zion - 2012-03-10 10:31

      No matter who refs and we lose then there will be complaints but never the other way around. Bit immature I dare say.

  • Rene - 2012-03-10 08:28

    Sorry Cheetahs, but Keith Brown made sure he is the Man of the Match for the Brumbies. This guy did not have a clue came scrum time. Shocking, sad and pathetic. How long before the refs will be held accountable? Bloody protected species!

      David - 2012-03-10 10:40

      Maybe Andy wishes he was a South African. Nothing but soggy sheep must get boring after a while. Must thank you Andy, we need a common enemy, instead of attacking each other. This Sharkie will be cheering for the Bulle tonight!!

      Andy - 2012-03-10 10:54

      @Dave To be honest, it gets boring listening to excuses about refs but I can tell you one thing for sure.....it never gets boring being ranked number one bar (baaaaaa black sheep) for 92% of the time and nor does it get boring winning tri-nations or Super rugby. Is it boring losing Dave?

      David - 2012-03-10 11:00

      Ask the Black Caps Andy, they know all about losing.

      Andy - 2012-03-10 11:17

      Ask the Black Caps? I think you're confusing yourself about the Cricket WC and Rugby WC? Maybe you should ask Dan Vettori during the last cricket WC? At least you guys might be number one at something, probably not though. As for RUGBY, I take it then that you'd agree with me that NZ are better? Maybe not by a mile but at least a country mile at LEAST.......least being the minimum, Australia are better by a Mile but no cigar Rugby's rugby and excuses are excuses, wouldn't you agree Dave? This might rip you up but NZRFU considers ARU more of a worthy team and come June we'll consider Ireland as worthy components whom we haven't lost yet and hopefully the tradition continues

      David - 2012-03-10 11:45

      No confusion Andy, but we have than one sport to consider. don't think rugby's more important, about a billion Indians would disagree. I'm glad you underestimate us, Heyneke Meyer is going to catch you lot sleeping. How often have you won the Super Trophy lately? Once in the last 5 years? Yikes, not very good huh. And speaking about numbers, the Proteas are about to become the number 1 ranked Test side after we whitewash you, as well as the number two side in ODI's and T20's. We produce numerous golfers who are consistently amongst the best. Giniel De Villiers is kinda good at the Dakar. Hell we even beat you in tennis, Kevin Anderson now ranked 30. So you keep hugging your rugby ball, it's all you got.

      Andy - 2012-03-10 12:29

      Dave, are you talking rugby or cricket? Not good enough? I'd suggest you talk about the Olympics for a Joke.......One Silver Medal isn't good enough compared to our golds and Medal tally. But since we're talking rugby here: How many tri nations have the Boks won? How many Super R games have SA's won? I'ts so glaringly obvious but I'm not one to split wood......if you're asking me whether I think the Boks are great then I'd say yes, any team ranked 4th are considered great, wouldn't you agree Dave?

      Andy - 2012-03-10 12:49

      Dave You might white wash us and good for you if you do because the Proteas are better at cricket than us, there's no comparison regarding cricket. Here lies the reality, NZ are better at sport regarding the Olympics, Rugby (inc 7's/Womans/U21's etc), any and all water sports incl whitbreads, the list goes on......to be honest, Hockey, Soccer, Babminton, Squash, Lawn bowls etc etc etc Personally I think for a country with 10x our population you're lacking "something", don't you think? It's awesome being on a Saffa website but unfortunately for you guys you'll always be considered as Tomas the tank engines/almost could but didn't........here lies the reality, around the world who do you think have a better reputation and whom do you think has a higher regard for cheats or transparency. I don't make the rules Dave, we just follow them

      David - 2012-03-10 12:51

      Since you're as good as your last game, how many millions are the Blues going to win by tonight? We are hopeless, Blues will win right?? Don't forget to try your dropgoals, afterall, when in Rome...

      Andy - 2012-03-10 13:24

      Dave I think the Bulls will win comfortably, probably by 10 points From my perspective, we are waiting and preparing for June against Ireland whom we've never lost against. How many times has Ireland beaten SA? How many times has the Boks beaten NZ? Not as much as we've beaten YOU. Shark supporter? Wow, L. Mains always said you'd crawl out of the wood work, apparently Mains Gold watch works fine esp since '95, never misses a beat, apparently his watch was given to him by Mandela

      David - 2012-03-10 13:51

      I'm not going to say the Boks are perfect, there's definately room for improvement. Yes New Zealand rugby is very strong, which is why you are usually ranked number 1. But to suggest we suck isn't quite accurate either. 2009 showed what we are capable of, just need to bring a little consistency to our game. The next four years are going to be interesting as Meyer is going to take the Boks to new heights. Can we at least agree the south kicks the norths ass?

      Rich - 2012-03-10 13:53

      @David You might be getting a little bit ahead of yourself there regarding the clean sweep. The Black Caps and the weather stand in the way of your No 1 world ranking. "We produce numerous golfers who are consistently amongst the best. Giniel De Villiers is kinda good at the Dakar. Hell we even beat you in tennis, Kevin Anderson now ranked 30. So you keep hugging your rugby ball, it's all you got" Wow, you guys are amazing!! You really have no idea and you sound like a ten year old kid. NZ has 4,500,000 people - SA has 50,000,000. Bit of a difference there. Imagine if NZ had 50,000,000 - you wouldn't beat us at anything.

  • Gerald - 2012-03-10 08:29

    The Cheetahs were 'Cheetahd' - useless refereeing once again

      Andy - 2012-03-10 12:55

      Yeah, blame the ref..........where have I heard that before, scratchy record........itchy and scratchy

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2012-03-10 08:30

    Keith Brown did not have a good match.

      Stormkaap - 2012-03-10 10:15

      I dont think he had a bad match..however, he should have been more consistent with the engage

  • Nico - 2012-03-10 08:39

    tough luck cheetahs! game was 10 minutes too long! just thought that tewis de bruyn should have put the brumbies under more pressure at scrum time, he never once put their no 8 / 9 under any pressure. and then the cheetahs backline never draw defenders, doing all their moves behind the advantage line.

  • Marius - 2012-03-10 08:39

    Every time I read the comments after the game I'm so glad I'm not watching rugby anymore!

      Andy - 2012-03-10 10:29

      Marius........rugby's rugby and comments are comments, the best thing about sport is that we vent our anger without hurting each other literally. It's all good, Saffas to the left of me Jokers to the right......here I am. Without sport we'd be raving serial killers, if I was you I'd watch how the grass grows before the lawn bowls start. (Super Bowl)

  • Maria Letizia Dewar - 2012-03-10 08:48

    Worst refereeing performance by yet another incompetent/cheating kiwi ref

      Phil - 2012-03-10 08:52

      And yet another bout of dummy spitting by some of the worst losers in the world. You guys dont deserve to win. We need to take a leaf out of the Brumbies book , play for 80 minutes and score more points than the opposition. That is how you win ....not by whining.

      Morne - 2012-03-10 09:06

      Phil, how magnanimous you are. Must be a real joy to your family...

      Phil - 2012-03-10 09:17

      Whining maybe one of your families habits ...not mine. Suck it up whingers ...you desreve all you get.

      Morne - 2012-03-10 09:22

      Phil, maybe you should leave the typing to somebody who can spell and have a beer. It will improve your mood.

      Phil - 2012-03-10 09:42

      Morne , maybe you should be out trying to shed a few kilos rather than crying over beaten fair and square.

      David - 2012-03-10 10:29

      Phil, you have a picture of the Boks, from CPT, obviously a South African. What's your issue??

      Phil - 2012-03-10 10:44

      David I have an issue with silly little peanuts who insist on blaming the ref every time we are not good enough.

      Lafras - 2012-03-10 11:10

      @Phil I guess you Kiwis won't complain about referees because you got gifted the World Cup by a referee.Plus Paddy O'Brian come and visit the All Blacks team's hotel personally to apologise when the All Blacks lose a test.You're a plonker,crawl back to your pathetic Silver Fearn website and talk about good looking sheep in the area.

      Phil - 2012-03-10 11:19

      Lafraz ...where do you get the idea from that I am a Kiwi? You must have stressed your braincell with that one.

      Andy - 2012-03-10 11:42

      @Laughass Elaborate mate esp concerning Paddy apologizing? Are you talking about when Barnes missed the 14 obstructions/massive forward pass during 07? Are you talking about when Paddy told Henry to harden up and not a whisper was heard ever since? As Paddy told Henry....."toughen up" is that what you're saying? Try this on for size, no one cares about SA, great website but lacking in substance, we've wondered why safas don't play league but now we've realized that as much as Saffas bite/moan/whinge and cry you're just not hard enough. We laugh at you, your country is full of clowns regardless whether PDV left or not.......great circus, bring on the clowns especially those arrogant ignorant losing kinds. What a JOKE, last in rugby under tri-nations/ super rugby and have the gal to whinge.....hahahaha

      Phil - 2012-03-10 11:48

      Lafraz ..I am not a Kiwi ....but I must say that as long as they are bothering the sheep ...they are leaving the babies alone. Get the message?

      Andy - 2012-03-10 13:04

      @Phill As long as we leave the babies alone? Wow, maybe you should make sure your stone is as smooth as glass before you skim it. No pretences.....understand?

      Morne - 2012-03-10 14:23

      Phil, is that the issue you have with me, really? That is such an insightful remark, really shows off your intellect. Once again doing your family so proud! By the way, if you don’t like what people say, stop reading the posts.

      Phil - 2012-03-10 14:29

      Morne , you want to throw insults around ...expect them back. If you are concerned about "family" you should have thought about your own.... before you swallowed that sheep!

  • calliedj - 2012-03-10 08:48

    Screwed by the ref. Keith Brown must be related to Bryce Lawrence.

  • Xolile - 2012-03-10 08:55

    I am really dissapointed at the ref,everytime there is a scrum,when he says engage,already the brumbies scrum engaged,I dont understand why he dont see it,something must be done before its too late about this ref.

      Sean - 2012-03-10 09:08

      There was talk about getting rid of the whole "crouch-touch-pause-engage" call. That would sort some of the problems out. Watch games from the 80's, the guys squared up and hit hard. Very few reset scrums, and the game flowed. Today a scrum can take two minutes or more. Especially when you are tying your shoe laces all the time :D Still the Cheetahs give away a lot of penalties every game, that needs to be fixed!

      peter.britz1 - 2012-03-10 09:42

      @ Sean you got that wrong mate! Cheetahs only concede 7 penalties vs the Bulls 18!! Dunno where taht perception comes from, but the stats disprove that! Not much a side can do when the ref blows awkwardly!

      peter.britz1 - 2012-03-10 12:09

      @ phil, Seems you have iisues of your own! The comments went about a ref's performance, not about the state of bok rugby, or our ranking in the world. Seems you just wanted a little rant. you are clearly frustrated about life in general

      Phil - 2012-03-10 12:17

      Peter Britz I am frustrated and embarrassed when I see losers like you blaming the ref every time we fail at rugby. And what is this cr@p about an email from 1999 ??....that is THIRTEEN years ago! What the hell are you jabbering on about ? What relevance did an email written in 1999 about refereeing assessment procedures ....have to do with todays game ? I think you need to get your medication checked and stop embarrassing the rest of SA with your ignorance and looney tunes.

      Sean - 2012-03-10 22:46

      @Peter. I am amazed by that stat. Was at the Cheetahs - Lions game and there seemed to be lots of penalties against them. They play very close to the line, natural when you have Brussouw in your side, and many see that as negative. Still the stats speak for themselves, so I was wrong on this point. They are many supporters second side, it's horrible when the close results go against them. If and when Juan Smith comes back there could be a resurgence from this side. They may lose some close ones, but they can always surprise top sides as well.

  • Morne - 2012-03-10 08:56

    Cheetahs you played very well! Better luck next time. I am not sure if Mr Brown has a clue, even gave the penalty to the Brumbies when the Brumbies went in early, apparently the Cheetahs were moving their heads...

  • Nico - 2012-03-10 09:04

    Scrum penalties are a joke. I couldn't understand why the cheetahs were being penalised for going in early when the brumbies were clearly going in before them. I thought the ref was ok during open play but completely hopeless at the scrums. Penalty laws at scrums in general needs to be reassessed. I mean is a prop's hand touching the floor for 1-2 seconds really worth 3 points?

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-03-10 09:11

      Agree, its killing the game. Rugby laws have become very "grey", seems everyone has a different interpretation. Its actually making the game a bit of a farce, I'm starting to lose interest.

  • springbokke - 2012-03-10 09:13

    So the Cheetahs lost,.... There's still a long season ahead, I predict that this Cheetahs side will win more than the lose...such talent, esp. young Willie le Roux.......Hold your heads up manna., you're good.

  • Colin - 2012-03-10 09:26

    That scrum was always going to result in a penalty to the home team!!!! But, then I guess Goosen should have hung on to the ball to score at the opposite end,,,,,,,,,

  • Luvo - 2012-03-10 10:02

    Once again the man with the whistle won the contest on behalf of the Aussies. This is a typical game that SANZAR has to look at in terms of officiating disparities. You could see the frustration on the Cheetahs player after one decison too many going against them. The Brumbies won a game that they had no claim in winning. This is killing the morale of the players.

      Phil - 2012-03-10 11:05

      luvo luvo ....I would ALSO be "frustrated" if the side I was playing for squandered a 13 point lead in the last 19 minutes of the game. Do you think that was all the fault of the ref?

  • Zion - 2012-03-10 10:28

    Atta Boy Brumbies. Wanna see more of your stuff this season. Keep up the good work..

  • boltonbarry - 2012-03-10 10:35

    @ Andy. So here you are whining on the forums about the South Africans whining. I guess that makes you a whiner too.

  • Chris - 2012-03-10 10:50

    The Cheetahs gave the game away on a platter.. it seems that discipline is a problem with most of our South African teams.

      Phil - 2012-03-10 11:09

      When you throw away a 13 point lead with less than 20 minutes to go ...you have to ask the question,.

  • Lynette - 2012-03-10 11:24

    South Africa is No. 3 in the IRB rankings, by the way!!

      Andy - 2012-03-10 15:57

      Quite right Lynette, by .14 isn't it after the NH 6 nations played, although before the NH teams played your beloved Boks were a paltry forth. Anyway, is it true that the Boks are only .14 ahead of France and a whopping 3.5 points behind Oz (2nd)

      Andy - 2012-03-10 16:02

      Maybe the headline should read: The Boks claw their way to THIRD? by a whopping point one four = .14. Great comeback, only 3.5 more points to go to equal 2nd place and still no cigars, by the way!!

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-03-10 11:58

    i dont have a problem with the last penalty given against the Cheetahs but the penalties for early engagement at the scrums against the Cheetahs was seriously biased , the Brumbies were guilty of early engagement on numerous occasions and the ref just had scrum resets .

  • Ross - 2012-03-10 12:11

    Considering Bryce Lawrence got NZ ref of the year it only makes logical sense that any other ref from NZ must be worse than BL which is quite bleak...

      Phil - 2012-03-10 12:47

      What is "quite bleak" Ross is that rather than focusing on improving our underperforming Rugby sides ........we blame the Refs for our problems. It is typical South African ...we are never able to take responsibility for our problems. It is always someone elses fault. That is why we are in such a mess as a country.

      Ross - 2012-03-10 13:24

      I totally agree. Playing to the Ref's interpretation of the rugby laws has become a crucial aspect of Rugby. I was merely commenting on the poor standard of reffing in NZ which needs to be addressed. To have the best team in world rugby with poor reffing standards is not good for the game.

      Morne - 2012-03-10 14:35

      I have read the posts, the biggest whinger here is Phil. So it's the Boks, SA rugby in general, the supporters, the country. Have I left something out old Phil buddy? You must be relocating soon then!

      Phil - 2012-03-10 14:51

      @Morne : " I have read the posts" Wow ...what a smart guy.

  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-03-10 13:16

    Help a girl out here- What qualifies teams to play in Super Rugby? Always when I see the results on the news, the Cheetahs are always a losing team. So, how come they are there, every year. I think the Lions too, most of the time... This is just an honest question, I'm not trying to piss anyone off. Am very new to this Rugby game, even though I've already picked a team.

      David - 2012-03-10 13:44

      Hope that teams the Sharks :-). There's no qualification for Super Rugby, being the top 5 teams in the Currie Cup, the current teams seem the logical choice. Cheetahs and Lions used to be the Cats, but split to play as their own teams a few years back. This is why the EP Kings issue has been so touchy, the teams are used to automatic qualification but now one has to drop out.

      Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-03-10 14:58

      Thanks for the insight David. And yes, it's the Sharks;)

      Phil - 2012-03-10 15:04

      It is all about Franchises. The teams are franchised so there is no "qualification" it is agreed between the S15 countries.

      Sean - 2012-03-10 22:39

      @Phil. At the moment the franchise route doesn't apply to the SA sides, the players in the squads play for these unions all the time. This will change if the Kings get in next year as they are not strong enough to only include the one sides players. It is confusing watching your local games later in the year and the players who we grow accustomed to playing side by side are opposing each other :D

  • ferdi.landsberg - 2012-03-10 13:41

    Die Cheeters het net vir 'n slag nie met moord weg gekom nie- 'n ref wat hulle nie laat wegkom met illegal scrums etc. nie.......

  • gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-03-10 16:46

    Eish... all this 'let's blame the ref again' ..... come on ppl. The new laws do suck... way too many penalties come scrum time..... but it is the same for both teams. Scrums have become very risky business. Now that needs addressing fast. Bad luck FS.... that was close. It's a big impovement, just make sure you don't peak when u get to play the Sharks 8) Now it's feeding time.....

  • Zion - 2012-03-10 16:51

    I really must comment on the commenters below: gentlemen and the odd lady, I must thank you for allowing me to support the team of my choice and in this case it is the Brumbies. had it been otherwise I would have received a verbal diarrhoea which would have left me in the loo for an indeterminate period. This is not a troll action but simply Zion. Thanks

      Sean - 2012-03-10 22:42

      Being able to get out of jail at the last minute is a great talent to have. At the end of the season these close wins (or losses) make a huge difference. The Hurricanes did the same thing last week, the Reds have also pulled one out the bag. Playing for the whole 80 minutes, or even longer is important. Well done on a good 4 pointer.

  • Ockie - 2012-03-11 07:15

    This was a game that Cheetahs could and should have won. Learn from the mistakes and best of luck for nezt week.

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