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As it happened: Chiefs 37-27 Cheetahs

2015-03-28 07:25
Last Updated at 04:58
28 Mar 07:24

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28 Mar 07:23

Thanks for tuning in!

In next weekend's action, the Cheetahs tackle the Brumbies in Canberra, while the Chiefs host the Blues.

28 Mar 07:22
Boom Prinsloo tackles Sonny Bill Williams... (Getty Images)
28 Mar 07:18
The Chiefs bag five points for their efforts, while the Cheetahs leave empty handed. A massive scrum effort in the second half laid the platform for the Chiefs' victory...
28 Mar 07:17

FULL-TIME: Chiefs 37-27 Cheetahs

28 Mar 07:17
80'- Willie du Plessis CONVERTS the try after hitting the uprights, only for the ball to ricochet in off...
28 Mar 07:16
80'- After another Cheetahs penalty, Heinrich Brussow takes a quick tap and barges over for a consolation try.
28 Mar 07:15
80'- TRY to the Cheetahs!
28 Mar 07:14

79'- The Chiefs collapse the Cheetahs maul and are penalised.

The Cheetahs will have one last attacking lineout on the stroke of full-time...

28 Mar 07:14

78'- Brussow is now back after 10 costly minutes in the sin-bin.

The Cheetahs have a lineout inside the red zone...

28 Mar 07:13
77'- That was also the bonus point try for the Chiefs...
28 Mar 07:12

77'- CONVERSION slotted by Cruden.

Chiefs 37-20 Cheetahs

28 Mar 07:12
76'- Replacement centre Andrew Horrell scores after collecting a pass from reserve scrumhalf Augustine Pulu, who broke through brilliantly...
28 Mar 07:11
76'- TRY to the Chiefs!
28 Mar 07:09
75'- Blommetjies' kick from just outside his own 22m line goes too far and over the dead-ball line. This means another Chiefs scrum in a promising position.
28 Mar 07:06
72'- All the momentum with the home side now...
28 Mar 07:06
71' - Yet another scrum penalty to the Chiefs. It's quite simple, the Cheetahs scrum in the second half has cost them this game...
28 Mar 07:04


Chiefs 14

Cheetahs 6

28 Mar 07:03
70' - The Chiefs are now hunting a four-try bonus point.
28 Mar 07:02

68'- CONVERSION slotted by Cruden.

Chiefs 30-20 Cheetahs

28 Mar 07:01
67'- Sam Cane is over after taking an off-load from No 8 Michael Leitch, who broke off the scrum...
28 Mar 07:00
67'- TRY to the Chiefs!
28 Mar 07:00
66'- The Chiefs opt for another scrum.
28 Mar 06:59


Heinrich Brussow is off to the bin after a silly penalty conceded. He went off-side when the ball clearly was not out...

28 Mar 06:58
65'- Another great scrum from the Chiefs, who push the Cheetahs off their own ball...
28 Mar 06:57
64'- Cheetahs sub: Tienie Burger on for Willie Britz
28 Mar 06:56
63'- After a concerted period of attack, Tom Marshall knocks it on five metres from the line to give the Cheetahs some room to breathe... but it's another scrum five metres out...
28 Mar 06:54
62'- But the lineout is overthrown and the Chiefs counter up-field - a move sparked by none other than Sonny Bill...
28 Mar 06:54
62'- A chance for the Cheetahs, who set up a lineout inside the Chiefs 22...
28 Mar 06:52

60'- PENALTY slotted by Cruden.

Chiefs 23-20 Cheetahs

28 Mar 06:51

59'- Yet another Chiefs penalty at scrum time. Van Dyk having a horrible afternoon...

Cruden has an easy penalty attempt.

28 Mar 06:49
57'- Cheetahs prop Danie Minnie is off for a concussion test, which sees Van Dyk return to the action.
28 Mar 06:48
57'- Sonny Bill loses possession of the ball just short of the goal-line. It gives the Cheetahs a scrum right under their own posts...
28 Mar 06:47
56'- The Chiefs are back inside the red zone, looking to hit right back...
28 Mar 06:46
55'- Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie's kick inside his 22m area was charged down, before Brussow pounced on the loose ball.
28 Mar 06:45

55'- CONVERSION slotted by Pietersen.

Chiefs 20-20 Cheetahs

28 Mar 06:45
54'- Heinrich Brussow pounces on a loose ball and scores under the posts!
28 Mar 06:44
54'- TRY to the Cheetahs!
28 Mar 06:44

53'- PENALTY slotted by Cruden.

Chiefs 20-13 Cheetahs

28 Mar 06:42

51'- Another Chiefs penalty at scrum time. My word, that's a third in a row now!

Cruden will go for goal. It's close to the touchline...

28 Mar 06:40


The Springbok Sevens team on Saturday defeated Japan 27-0 in their second game at the Hong Kong Sevens tournament.

On Friday, the Blitzbokke beat Argentina 24-0 in their first game.

Their final Pool C match is against France at 11:40 (SA time) on Saturday.

28 Mar 06:39
48'- Cheetahs sub: Caylib Oosthuizen on for Van Dyk at prop.
28 Mar 06:38
47'- But the ball is lost and the Cheetahs clear up-field to bring some relief...
28 Mar 06:37
47'- Stunning running from the Chiefs backs brings them into the red zone...
  • 80'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, BRUSSOW! 37-25: The Cheetahs score a consolation try as Brussow takes a quick tap after the Cheetahs win a penalty and forces his way over from close in.

  • 80'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, DU PLESSIS! 37-27: Replacement fly-half Du Plessis converts easily.

  • 80'

    The Chiefs run out 37-27 winners in Hamilton after struggling with their discipline in the first half where they conceded 12 penalties and 2 yellow cards. The Cheetahs were in the game until the sin binning of Brussow. The Chiefs scored two tries in the time he was off the field. For the Cheetahs, their scrum struggled in the second half and they conceded 5 penalties in this facet of play, putting them on the back foot.

  • 80'


  • 78'

    The Cheetahs have conceded two tries with Brussow off the field, a very costly yellow card for the men from Bloemfontein.

  • 77'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 37-20: Cruden splits the uprights with his conversion.

  • 76'

    TRY, CHIEFS, HORRELL! 35-20: The Chiefs have their bonus point try after some excellent work from a couple of their replacements. Pulu made an excellent break and off loaded to Horrel who was running on his right shoulder.

  • 74'

    The Chiefs take the ball through a number of phases but the Cheetahs defend stoutly. Cruden opts to kick into space, but Blommetjies is positioned well. His clearance downfield goes a full 60m and roles over the dead ball line. The Chiefs have a scrum just outside the Cheetahs 22m area.

  • 71'

    The Cheetahs concede their 5th scrum penalty of the half as Van Dyk is pinged for scrumming in. Cruden sets up a lineout, the Chiefs are looking for a bonus point try.

  • 68'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 30-20: Cruden makes no mistake with the conversion. He is yet to miss a kick at goal today.

  • 67'

    TRY, CHIEFS, CANE! 28-20: The Chiefs have made the pressure tell as Leitch spins away from a defender from the back of the scrum and finds Cane in space. He gets over from around 5m out.

  • 66'

    YELLOW CARD, CHEETAHS, BRUSSOW! The Cheetahs flanker will spend 10 mins in the bin as he wanders offside. The ball had not left the ruck yet.

  • 64'

    The Cheetahs conceded a tighthead the Chiefs are 1m out.

  • 63'

    The Chiefs have butchered a try scoring opportunity here as Tamanivalu with a 3 on 2 runs at too much of an angle allowing the Cheetahs defence to close down the space. He loses the ball forward after he is brought down.

  • 62'

    The Cheetahs setup a lineout inside the Chiefs 22m area after Cane is penalized at a ruck.

  • 62'

    Unfortunately for the Cheetahs, the throw is too long and the Chiefs break out of their 22m after excellent work by Williams.

  • 60'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 23-20: The Chiefs fly-half makes no mistake with the penalty and the Chiefs lead again.

  • 59'

    Penalty to the Chiefs, they are starting to dominate in the scrum now and Van Dyk is penalized for collapsing the scrum. Cruden will kick at goal.

  • 59'

    The Cheetahs have a defensive scrum, 5m from their own line.

  • 57'

    The Chiefs straight back onto the attack after a sniping break by Weber as he scythes through the Cheetahs defence. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, Williams knocks on close to the line.

  • 55'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN! 20-20: No problem for Pietersen with the conversion from straight in front.

  • 54'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, BRUSSOUW! 20-18: Madness by the Chiefs in their own 22m area. McKenzie tries a grubber which comes off a Cheetahs player and Brussow is their to pounce on a loose ball after the Chiefs fail to clear the danger.

  • 53'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 20-13: Cruden makes no mistake from 35m.

  • 52'

    The Cheetahs concede their third scrum penalty in a row as Craig Joubert rules that they collapsed the scrum. Cruden will kick at goal to try to further extend the Chiefs lead.

  • 51'

    A number of reset scrums now as the Cheetahs have a put in around 35m from their own try line.

  • 47'

    The Chiefs launch an excellent attack from broken play inside their own half with Cruden, Messam and Weber prominent. They lose the ball and the Cheetahs clear to their own 10m line.

  • 45'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 17-13: No mistake by Cruden as he sends the ball sailing through the middle of the uprights.

  • 44'

    The Chiefs awarded another scrum penalty as this time Van Dyk is penalized for pulling down. Cruden will kick at goal in an attempt to extend the Chief lead.

  • 42'

    The Chiefs have a chance to clear the danger after tight-head prop Van Dyk is penalized for scrumming in. Cruden sets up a lineout just inside the Cheetahs half.

  • 41'

    Pietersen gets the second half underway in Hamilton.

  • 41'

    Early chance to attack for the Cheetahs as Cane knocks the ball on. The Cheetahs will have a scrum just outside the Chiefs 22m area.

  • 40'

    The Cheetahs will have a chance to take a half time lead as the Chiefs concede their 12th penalty of the first half, again for an infringement at the ruck.

  • 40'

    Pietersen misses with his attempt at goal as the ball drifts wide of the right hand upright.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    Excellent play by McKenzie as he produces a try saving tackle on Rhule who burst away after the Chiefs coughed up the ball. Brilliant defence by the youngster.

  • 35'

    Fitzgerald is back on the field for the Chiefs, they now up to 14 men. The Cheetahs have a scrum, 5m out from the Chiefs line.

  • 35'

    The Cheetahs make a real mess of that, but an excellent scrum from the Chiefs it must be said. The Cheetahs knock on as the ball is passed into the face of an unsuspecting Venter.

  • 33'

    YELLOW CARD, CHIEFS, TAMEIFUNA! Another card for the Chiefs as the big tight-head prop goes to the bin for another side entry at the maul.

  • 31'

    Another penalty to the Cheetahs as the Chiefs are caught offside at a ruck. Pietersen sets up a lineout in the Chiefs 22m area.

  • 28'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN! 14-13: Pietersen converts and the Cheetahs cut the Chiefs lead to 1.

  • 27'

    Another warning to the Chiefs as they are penalized for joining the mall from the side. Pietersen kicks to the line. The Cheetahs will an attacking lineout around 6m out.

  • 27'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, PRINSLOO! 14-11: The Cheetahs score from the resulting lineout and maul as Prinsloo gets over. The Chiefs stood off that, and Brussouw seemed to give the ball to Prinsloo who was ahead of him but the try stands.

  • 26'

    The Chiefs are penalized again after they join a ruck incorrectly. Pietersen kicks down field but doesn't find touch.

  • 25'

    The Cheetahs fluff the lineout and the Chiefs break all the way down field after an excellent backline move and a kick ahead.

  • 24'

    YELLOW CARD, CHIEFS, FITZGERALD! The lock in his 50th match will spend some time in the bin. The Chiefs were warned!

  • 23'

    Another penalty to the Cheetahs, Messam again penalised. Craig Joubert gives them a warning, too many infringements. Pietersen sets up another lineout.

  • 22'

    Pietersen sets up a lineout for the Cheetahs after Messam is penalized for going offside.

  • 18'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 14-6: Cruden slots the conversion from straight in front.

  • 17'

    Ben Tameifuna receiving some treatment on the field, it appears to be a leg injury.

  • 17'

    TRY, CHIEFS, MESSAM! 12-6: The Chiefs captain has cantered over from 30m out. It looked like a regulation maul, but Messam burst straight through the middle and there were no Cheetahs defenders to to stop him.

  • 16'

    Excellent scrum by the Cheetahs, they had the Chiefs under some pressure there. Pietersen launches an up and under but the Chiefs gain possession.

  • 14'

    Excellent break out from their own 22m area by the Cheetahs. Pietersen spots some space out to the right and combines with Benjamin. Unfortunately, the ball goes out into touch on the half-way line after a pass goes astray.

  • 12'

    The Chiefs take the ball through a number of phases and work their way into the Cheetahs 22m area. Brossouw gets his hands on the ball, rips it away and Pietersen clears to touch.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN! 7-6: The Cheetahs are back within one point as Pietersen converts from around 45m out.

  • 9'

    Brussouw very prominent early on and the Cheetahs have another penalty. This time Cane has failed to roll away. Pietersen will kick at goal.

  • 7'

    The Cheetahs have a chance for points as Tameifuna is penalized for not rolling away.

  • 7'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIETERSEN! 7-3. Pietersen converts the penalty. Good reply by the Cheetahs after conceding the early try.

  • 5'

    The Cheetahs have their first chance to attack after the Chiefs are penalized for wheeling a scrum illegally. Pietersen sets up a lineout just outside the Chiefs 22m area.

  • 2'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 7-0. Cruden slots the easy conversion. Excellent start by the Chiefs.

  • 1'

    Aaron Cruden gets us underway, Pietersen collects and clears down field.

  • 1'

    TRY, CHIEFS, LEITCH! 5-0. Excellent play by the home side as they keep the ball through ten phases and force their way upfield. Williams gets over the advantage line and produces a sublime offload to Leitch running off his left shoulder.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash from Hamilton, as the Chiefs face the Cheetahs.

  • 0'

    Sonny Bill Williams is the big name returnee for the Chiefs as Marshall comes in on the left wing. Charlie Ngatai is bracketed with Seta Tamanivalu while it?s all changed front row as Manu, Macdonald and Tameifuna all start.

  • 0'

    For the Cheetahs, Willie le Roux and prop Coenie Oosthuizen will miss the clash due to the agreement with the South African Rugby Union to rest top Boks during the tournament. Shaun Venter, Michael van der Spuy and Boom Prinsloo all come in too.

  • 0'

    The Chiefs have yet to lose a match to the Cheetahs in Super Rugby, having won five out of eight, with three draws.

  • 0'

    Late changes for the Cheetahs as Jean Cook and Johan Sadie have had to withdraw from the run on XV. They are replaced by Willie Britz and Rayno Benjamin.

  • 0'

    The weather is a little overcast, there has been plenty of rain in the lead up to the match. Greasy conditions underfoot.

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Chiefs Cheetahs
  • 4 Tries 3
    • 1' Michael Leitch
    • 17' Liam Messam
    • 67' Sam Cane
    • 75' Andrew Horrell
    • 27' Boom Prinsloo
    • 53' Heinrich Brussow
    • 80' Heinrich Brussow
  • 4 Conversions 3
    • 2' Aaron Cruden
    • 18' Aaron Cruden
    • 68' Aaron Cruden
    • 77' Aaron Cruden
    • 28' Joe Pietersen
    • 54' Joe Pietersen
    • 80' Willie du Plessis
  • 3 Penalties 2
    • 45' Aaron Cruden
    • 52' Aaron Cruden
    • 60' Aaron Cruden
    • 7' Joe Pietersen
    • 10' Joe Pietersen
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 2 Yellow Cards 1
    • 23' Michael Fitzgerald
    • 32' Ben Tameifuna
    • 66' Heinrich Brussow
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Pauliasi Manu
  • Quentin Macdonald
  • Ben Tameifuna
  • Matt Symons
  • Michael Fitzgerald
  • Liam Messam
  • Sam Cane
  • Michael Leitch
  • Brad Weber
  • Aaron Cruden
  • Tom Marshall
  • Sonny Bill Williams
  • Seta Tamanivalu
  • Bryce Heem
  • Damian McKenzie
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • BG Uys
  • Stephan Coetzee
  • Maks van Dyk
  • Steven Sykes
  • Francois Uys
  • Heinrich Brussow
  • Willie Britz
  • Boom Prinsloo
  • Shaun Venter
  • Joe Pietersen
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Michael van der Spuy
  • Rayno Benjamin
  • Cornal Hendricks
  • Clayton Blommetjies
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Siate Tokolahi
  • Mitchell Graham
  • Michael Allardice
  • Johan Bardoul
  • Augustine Pulu
  • Andrew Horrell
  • Marty McKenzie
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Caylib Oosthuizen
  • Danie Mienie
  • Carl Wegner
  • Tienie Burger
  • Tian Meyer
  • Willie du Plessis
  • Francois Venter

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