Cheetahs run out of puff in Brisbane
Cape Town - The Reds put in a strong second half performance to beat the Cheetahs in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash in Brisbane on Saturday.
As it happened: Reds v Cheetahs
The Reds won 30-17 after the teams were dead-locked at 10-all at half-time.
The Reds scored three tries through No 8 Curtis Browning and scrumhalf Nick Frisby (2). Flyhalf Jake McIntyre converted all three five-pointers and added three penalties.
The Cheetahs replied with tries by flank Uzair Cassiem and wing Raymond Rhule. Fred Zeilinga added both conversions and penalty.
While the Reds were reduced to 14-man on two separate occasions, the Cheetahs are likely to be on the receiving end of a post-match citing after a swinging arm by flank Paul Schoeman to the head of Reds loose forward Hendrik Tui went unpunished.
The Reds picked up four points for their victory, but stayed fourth in the Australian Conference and ninth in the Australasian Group.
The Cheetahs left empty-handed, but remained third in the Africa Conference 1 and fifth in the South African Group.
In next weekend's Round 11 action, the Reds travel to Christchurch to face the Crusaders (Friday, May 6 at 09:35 SA time), while the Cheetahs head for Sydney and a date with the Waratahs (Saturday, May 7 at 11:45 SA time).
Hunt, 14 Junior Laloifi, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Anthony Fainga'a, 11 Eto
Nabuli, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Curtis Browning, 7 Liam Gill,
6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Ben Matwijow, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew
Ready, 1 James Slipper (captain)
Substitutes: 16 Saia Fainga'a, 17
Sef Fa'agase, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Michael Gunn, 21
James Tuttle, 22 Duncan Paia’aua, 23 Ayumu Goromaru
Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Michael van
der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco
Venter, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Lood de Jager (captain), 4
Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais
16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Luan de Bruin, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Francois
Uys, 20 Oupa Mohoje, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Willie Brits