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As it happened: Cheetahs 10 - 27 Sharks

2015-03-14 19:01
Last Updated at 17:51
14 Mar 18:56
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14 Mar 18:56


Marcell Coetzee is the man of the match.

14 Mar 18:53


The Sharks run out deserved winners at Free State Stadium.  They dominated in the first half and ran in three tries to lead 3 - 22.

The Cheetahs came into the game more in the second half, but the Sharks could just managed the game, which they did. They also managed to score a fourth try for a bonus point.  The Cheetahs scored a consolation try just before the final whistle. 

The final score CHEETAHS 10 - 27 SHARKS

14 Mar 18:49

79' TRY to the Cheetahs as Venter gets over on the left as he burst between two defenders.  Great play by him attacking the space between two defenders. Brummer converts.


14 Mar 18:47
78' - PENALTY to the Cheetahs! They take it quickly, 5m out from the Sharks line.
14 Mar 18:46
76' - PENALTY to the Cheetahs as the Sharks infringe at the ruck again. The ref issues a warning. The Cheetahs setup a lineout but make a hash of it and the ball goes out off a Sharks player. 
14 Mar 18:44

74' - TRY to the Sharks!  That is the bonus point! Some excellent attacking first down the right and then all the way to the left where a floated pass created some space left where Wilson goes over in the corner. Lambie and Pietersen were prominent and some excellent handling from the tight forwards finished it off. Lambie cannot convert.


14 Mar 18:42
74' - TMO DECISON! The Sharks are over the line, but we are checking for a forward pass.
14 Mar 18:42
73' - PENALTY to the Cheetahs as Coetzee plays the ball on the ground. Again the Sharks turn it over.
14 Mar 18:41
72' - Brummer and Sadie combine with the latter finding some space, his pass misses Brummer but the Cheetahs retain possession.
14 Mar 18:40
72' - Excellent work from Mvovo down the right, but his inside pass is wayward and the Cheetahs collect.
14 Mar 18:39
71' - PENALTY to the Cheetahs as the Sharks not releasing in the tackle. They take it quickly, the Sharks turn it over and attack down the right.
14 Mar 18:38
70' - Sharks substitutions. Marais replaced by Wilson. Reinach replaced by Hoffman and Bothma is replaced by Du Preez.
14 Mar 18:34
66' - The Cheetahs gain a scrum feed after Coetzee detaches again. The Cheetahs clear down field but the Sharks run it straight back at them. The ball eventually goes out for a Cheetahs lineout.
14 Mar 18:33
66' - PENALTY to the Sharks as the Cheetahs go offside. Lambie sets up a lineout in Cheetahs 22m area.
14 Mar 18:32
64' - The Sharks win a turnover through Coetzee, they break away until Marais is monstered in the tackle by Mohoje. The just retain possession.
14 Mar 18:30
62' - PENALTY to the Cheetahs! The Sharks steal the lineout, but Brussow is all over the ball at the ruck.  He adds so much value on the ground. That is the second penalty he has won today.
14 Mar 18:29
62' - PENALTY to the Cheetahs! He had detached from the maul, Robbie Kempson on commentary called it straight away. Eagle eyes from him and Chris Pollock, the ref. His shoulder moved off the men in front of him for a fraction of a second. The Cheetahs clear touch.
14 Mar 18:27
61' - TMO DECISION! The Sharks rolling maul is over the line again, with some ease. Coetzee is the man that gets up with the ball. The ref wants to see if he detached from the maul at some point.
14 Mar 18:26
60' - PENALTY to the Sharks. This time the scrum penalty goes the other way as Van Dyk collapses the scrum under pressure. Lambie kicks for the corner.
14 Mar 18:24
59' - Cheetahs substitution. Blommetjies replaces Du Plessis.
14 Mar 18:23
58' - The Cheetahs cannot secure the lineout, the ball goes out for a Sharks lineout which they win easily and Reinach clears downfield.  Rhule runs it back and Ndungane knocks on after making the tackle.
14 Mar 18:22
57' - PENALTY to the Cheetahs! Chadwick is penalised at scrum time. Brummer sets up a lineout just outside the Sharks 22m area.
14 Mar 18:20
56' - Cheetahs substitution. Van Wyk replaces Oosthuizen.
14 Mar 18:20
54' - Sharks substitution. Mtawarira is replaced by Chadwick.
14 Mar 18:19
54' - Cheetahs substitution. Pretorius is replaced by Meyer.
14 Mar 18:18
54' - PENALTY to the Cheetahs! Rhule runs the ball straight back at the Sharks. He is eventually brought down, but the Sharks leave their feet at ruck time. Brummer kicks for touch. The Cheetahs will have a lineout inside the Sharks half.
14 Mar 18:17
54' - The Sharks turn it over again after the Cheetahs throw a number of 50/50 passes. Lambie clears down field.
14 Mar 18:16
53' - Steyn manages to steal the ball but he is forced into touch. The Cheetahs have a lineout around 35m out from the Sharks line.
14 Mar 18:15
52' - Much better from the Cheetah's as they take the ball through a number of phases moving towards the Sharks 22m area.
14 Mar 18:14
50' - PENALTY to the Cheetahs as Brussow gets straight into the action at ruck time. Pretorius takes it quickly, the Sharks are not back 10m but the ref says they are. The Sharks knock-on and the Cheetahs have a scrum on half-way, they will feel a little hard done by with that decision.
14 Mar 18:12
49' - Cheetahs substitutions. Brussouw replaces Prinsloo and Sykes replaces Wegner.
14 Mar 18:10
48' - Le Roux puts Rhule into massive space... the pass is ruled forward. Robbie Kempson in commentary reckons that pass is fine in Australia!
14 Mar 18:09
47' - PENALTY to the Cheetahs. The Sharks are penalised for wheeling the scrum.  Brummer relieves some pressure with a kick to touch that takes play to the half-way line. 
14 Mar 18:08
46' - Cheetahs substitution. Brummer replaces Du Plessis (Flyhalf).
14 Mar 18:07
45' - After a number of phases, the Sharks moved into the Cheetahs 22m area, but Steyn is brilliantly held up by Mohoje.  The referee calls maul and the Cheetahs get the scrum feed after the Sharks cannot work the ball free.
14 Mar 18:06
44' - The Sharks have defended like trojans!  This time it is Coetzee who stops a Cheetahs move in its tracks. Le Roux is forced to kick downfield, but he kicks out on the full. The Sharks have the lineout in the Cheetahs half.
14 Mar 18:05
43' - Excellent scrum by the Sharks, they clear to the 10m line in their own half, Cheetahs will have the lineout.
14 Mar 18:04
Pieter-Steph du Toit is apparently walking around, his knee is strapped. The extent of the damage is till not totally known, but the fact that he is walking unaided is a good sign one would think.
14 Mar 18:03
41' - The Cheetah's turn the ball over through Pretorius as he rips the ball off Pietersen. Unfortunately, Le Roux knocks on after some promising attacking play. Defensive lineout to the Sharks in their own 22m area.
14 Mar 18:02
41' - Reinach's clearance kick from inside his 22m area is charged down. It goes over the dead ball line, 5m defensive scrum to the Sharks.
14 Mar 18:01


The Cheetah's kick off to get us underway, cloud closing in around Bloemfontein.

14 Mar 17:53


Unfortunately for the Sharks (and South African rugby), Pieter-Steph du Toit has left the field with what looks like a knee injury. Let's hope it is not too serious. 

14 Mar 17:49


The Sharks have dominated in the first half scoring three tries without reply, two of them from rolling mauls.

14 Mar 17:47
38' - Excellent defence from the Sharks with Reinach prominent. They Sharks turn it over, Lambie clears down field and Rhule knocks on.
14 Mar 17:46
37' - The Cheetahs setup a lineout from the penalty. Can they score before half-time?
14 Mar 17:45
36' - Sharks substitution: Wentzel replaces Du Toit (injury)
  • 80'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, BRUMMER. 10-27. Brummer adds the extras which adds some respectability to the score. They sides restart but there's little time left and the final whistle goes shortly afterwards. The visitors are victorious and their first half effort has laid the platform for this result. The Cheetahs looked a little flat and will have to go back to the drawing board before they head on their overseas tour.

  • 80'

    Cheetahs 10 Sharks 27

  • 79'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, VENTER! 8-27. The cheetahs take the ball through numerous phases inside the Sharks' 22 and Blommetjies throws a long pass to Francois Venter who gets over for the home side's first try!

  • 77'

    The Cheetahs are awarded a penalty, after the Sharks are pinged for offside play on defence. Brossow, of all people, kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to the visitors' corner flag.

  • 74'

    TRY, SHARKS, WILSON! 3-27. The Sharks attack from deep inside their half and Ndungane, Lambie and JP Pietersen all handle the ball before Marco Wentzel offloads to Jack Wilson who gets in for the Sharks' bonus-point try! Lambie misses with the conversion.

  • 72'

    Lwazi Mvovo is in the clear down the right-hand touchline! He is soon inside the Cheetahs' 22 but is brought to ground by a tackle from Venter.

  • 70'

    Deon Brummer tries to clear his line from inside his 22 but overcooks his kick and the ball rolls out behind the Sharks' dead-ball line!

  • 67'

    the sharks go in the drive from a lineout inside the Cheetahs' 22 but once again Coetzee is pinged for detaching from the set-piece before rejoining.

  • 65'

    The Cheetahs attack from just outside their 22 and Clayton Blommetjies does brilliantly as he sets off on a run and beats two defenders with deft footwork! He is soon inside the Sharks' half and offloads to Francois Venter, who goes to ground after a challenge from Lambie.

  • 62'

    The Sharks launch another driving maul from a line-out and Coetzee goes over for what looks like his third try! The effort is disallowed, however, as he broke away from the maul before rejoining it again.

  • 59'

    The Cheetahs try to attack from a line-out on the Sharks' 10-metre line but the visitors compete well and Francois Uys is forced into touch by Marco Wentzel.

  • 56'

    The Cheetahs attack from a scrum but make little headway and soon concede a turnover. The ball goes out wide to Bothma, who ignores a three-man overlap and instead puts his head down before smashing into Johann Sadie.

  • 53'

    The Cheetahs are trying desperately to get back into this game! They take the ball through several phases but are met by a wall of black defenders.

  • 50'

    There's a huge roar from the crowd as Heinrich Brussow comes on to the field to replace Boom Prinsloo. That's the Springbok flanker's first appearance in 2015's Super Rugby tournament.

  • 47'

    The Cheeetahs attack with their backs and Willie le Roux offloads to Raymond Rhule, who is in the clear! Referee Chris Pollock calls him back, however, as Le roux's pass went forward.

  • 44'

    Oosthuizen tries to attack but is knocked backwards by a huge hit from Coetzee!

  • 41'

    Du Plessis gets the second half underway! His kick is deep and Ryan Kankowski fumbles when gathering. The ball has gone backwards but Renaldo Bothma cleans up. and passes to Reinach.

  • 40'

    The Cheetahs are trying desperately to add tho their score before taking it wide to their backs. The half-time whistle goes and both sides head into the sheds. The Sharks have been dominant and deserve their lead while the home side are battling with the pace of this game.

  • 40'

    Cheetahs 3 Sharks 22

  • 36'

    The Cheetahs attack with their forwards before the ball come out wide to their backs but Cornal Hendricks knocks on.

  • 33'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 3-22. Lambie adds another three-pointer extend the visitors' lead!

  • 32'

    TRY, SHARKS, COETZEE! 5-20. The Sharks go on the drive once again deep inside the Cheetahs'' half and again Coetzee is in control before diving over!

  • 31'

    It's all Sharks at the moment and they take the ball through numerous phases with both backs and forwards handling brilliantly!

  • 29'

    TRY, SHARKS, COETZEE! 5-15. The visitor launch a drive from a lineout close to the Chetahs' tryline and when Marcell Coetzee spots the tryline he dive sover! Lambie misses with the conversion attempt but the Sharks are in control of proceedings!

  • 26'

    PENALTY,SHARKS, LAMBIE. 3-10. Lambie dusts himself off before landing the penalty from about 35 metres out.

  • 25'

    There's some argy bargy after Jean Cook puts in a high tackle on Lambie! Plenty of players get involved in pushing and shoving but they soon calm down after referee Chris Pollock soon calms things down and has a word with the two captains, Bismarck du Plessis and Francois Uys.

  • 22'

    Coenie Oosthuizen gathers the ball and sets of on an attacking run. Bismarck du Plessis lines up to tackle him but comes off second best as the burly prop bumps him off!

  • 19'

    Renaldo Bothma is pinged for a ruck infirngement and Du Plessis lines another shot at goal. His effort is off target, however.

  • 16'

    The Sharks get the ball out to SP Marais at a scrum five metres out side his 22. He boots ahead but the ball sails directly into touch.

  • 13'

    Odwa Ndungane tries to attack from deep inside his 22. He is tackled by Raymond Rhule and puts a foot into touch. Advantage Cheetahs!

  • 10'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE. 3-7. Lambie adds the extras to extend the visitors' lead.

  • 9'

    TRY, SHARKS, STEYN! 3-5. The Sharks take the ball through the phases with their forwards and are soon deep inside the home side's 22. Frans Steyn runs on to a pass from Cobus Reinach and powers his way over the whitewash under the Cheetahs' posts!

  • 7'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, DU PLESSIS! 3-0. Willie du Plessis gets the game's first points from the kicking tee, after the Sharks are pinged for straying offside on defence.

  • 4'

    The Cheetahs take the ball through 10 phases and are soon close to the Sharks' 22-metre line. Oupa Mohoje takes the ball into contact and is held up in the tackle by Bismarck du Plessis. When the maul becomes static, the Sharks get the put-in at the resulting scrum.

  • 1'

    Pat Lambie kickstarts the game! His kick is flat and Boom Prinsloo knocks the ball backwards before Carl Wegner cleans up.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this South African Super Rugby derby between the Cheetahs and the Sharks coming from the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. We'll return soon with team news.

  • 0'

    Cheetahs boss Naka Drotske initially selected Tienie Burger to make his starting debut at flank, for Oupa Mohoje, but Burger picked up an injury during the week so Mohoje will start his fourth game of the season. Sarel Pretorius, a late withdrawal ahead of last weekend''s clash with the Bulls returns at scrumhalf so Tian Meyer moves back to the bench. The hosts also have a new centre pairing in Francois Venter, who moves from outside to inside centre, and Johann Sadie who will wear the number 13 jersey. This means Michael van der Spuy misses out this week. And on the bench, Springbok flanker Heinrich Brüssow has recovered from concussion and is amongst the replacement.

  • 0'

    News just in is that Joe Pietersen is a late withdrawal from the Cheetahs' run-on side. He is replaced by Willie du Plessis at fly-half.

  • 0'

    England international Mouritz Botha returns at lock as one of four changes to the Sharks' pack. He replaces Lubabalo Mtyanda. Springbok props Beast Mtawarira and Jannie du Plessis also return to the run-on side in place of Thomas du Toit and Matt Stevens respectively. The final change for the visitors sees Renaldo Bothma coming in in the blindside flank for Willem Alberts who is injured while Daniel du Preez comes onto the bench as back row cover.

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Cheetahs Sharks
  • 1 Tries 4
    • 78' Francois Venter
    • 8' Francois Steyn
    • 28' Marcell Coetzee
    • 32' Marcell Coetzee
    • 73' Jack Wilson
  • 1 Conversions 2
    • 79' Francois Brummer
    • 9' Patrick Lambie
    • 33' Patrick Lambie
  • 1 Penalties 1
    • 6' Willie du Plessis
    • 25' Patrick Lambie
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 77' Ryan Kankowski
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Danie Mienie
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Carl Wegner
  • Francois Uys
  • Boom Prinsloo
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Jean Cook
  • Sarel Pretorius
  • Willie du Plessis
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Francois Venter
  • Johann Sadie
  • Cornal Hendricks
  • Willie Le Roux
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Bismarck Du Plessis
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Mouritz Botha
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Renaldo Bothma
  • Ryan Kankowski
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Francois Steyn
  • J.P Pietersen
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • SP Marais
  • Stephan Coetzee
  • BG Uys
  • Maks van Dyk
  • Steven Sykes
  • Heinrich Brussow
  • Tian Meyer
  • Francois Brummer
  • Clayton Blommetjies
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Dale Chadwick
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Marco Wentzel
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Conrad Hoffmann
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Jack Wilson

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