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As it happened: Bulls 20-14 Cheetahs

2017-04-22 16:42
Last Updated at 20:21
22 Apr 19:03

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22 Apr 19:01
22 Apr 19:00
Jamba Ulengo is today's man-of-the-match and it's hard to fault that decision. He was so involved in the second half on both defence and attack. 
22 Apr 19:00
Bulls solidify their position in 2nd on the Africa Conference 2 log. They're on 14 points to the Cheetahs' 10
22 Apr 18:58
The Bulls have a bye next weekend while the Cheetahs host the Crusaders. 
22 Apr 18:58
It finished 2 tries to 1 in favour of the Bulls, with Jesse Kriel scoring the one that counted. 
22 Apr 18:57
The Bulls were really poor for most of the game, but Nollis Marais will take this. 
22 Apr 18:56
Not the greatest game of rugby from a South African point of view, but it was such an important win for the Bulls given the decisions that await SA Rugby over who will be axed from next year's competition. 
22 Apr 18:55


Bulls 20-14 Cheetahs

22 Apr 18:55
80' It's a double tackle but they're both fine! The Bulls have won! 
22 Apr 18:54
80' Rhule makes a dash for the line but is stopped and knocked into touch! But was the tackle high? We're going upstairs!
22 Apr 18:53
80' Last minute! Cheetahs close! 
22 Apr 18:53
79' Cheetahs go to rolling maul and win the penalty! Cheetahs will set up a lineout 5m out and it's not looking good for the Bulls! 
22 Apr 18:52
78' The penalty is awarded. Blommetjies sets up the attacking lineout. Tense finish! 
22 Apr 18:51
78' Cheetahs have the advantage for a high tackle ...
22 Apr 18:49
75' Conversion good from Schoeman! Bulls 20-14 Cheetahs
22 Apr 18:48
The turnover was made in Bulls territory and it went wide left! Ulengo made the break and Kriel finished it off. Finally the Bulls get an attack right!
22 Apr 18:47
74' TRY BULLS! It's Jesse Kriel! 
22 Apr 18:46
73' Cheetahs have it back in their own half. They'll want to hold onto it now ...
22 Apr 18:44
72' Not straight from Cheetahs lineout. Bulls opt for scrum
22 Apr 18:43
71' Blommetjies sets up a lineout on the Bulls 22 ...
22 Apr 18:43
71' Nice offload from Snyman to Jenkins but the Bulls are penalised! That hurts! 
22 Apr 18:42
69' Bulls win the penalty. Ulengo held back after kicking ahead. Schoeman takes play up to half way.
22 Apr 18:41
69' The flags go up! Good kick. Bulls 13-14 Cheetahs
22 Apr 18:40
68' Schoeman lining up a 55m metre kick at goal ...
22 Apr 18:40
67' Penalty Bulls. They were launching another attack that wasn't really going anywhere, but there was a high tackle. 
22 Apr 18:37


Meyer on, Venter off (Cheetahs)

22 Apr 18:36
64' Bulls had a chance there but Jaco Visagie throws a horrible pass. 
22 Apr 18:35


Paige on, Van Zyl off

22 Apr 18:35
63' He makes no mistake! Marais makes it Bulls 10-14 Cheetahs
22 Apr 18:35
63' Marais will have a shot at goal ...
22 Apr 18:34
62' Some monster hits and turnovers on the ground! In the end Venter wins the Cheetahs the penalty but that was an intense passage from both sides! 
22 Apr 18:33
61' Cheetahs turnover and counter! They have it on half way ...
22 Apr 18:32
60' Last 20 minutes now. Bulls lineout 30m out ...
22 Apr 18:31
59' Great kick from Schoeman to push the Cheetahs back just 10m out from their own line. 
22 Apr 18:28
57' Cheetahs knock on now and is the momentum shifting? 
22 Apr 18:28
57' Both sides have gone to the bench for fresh legs here ...
22 Apr 18:27
56' Schoeman's conversion is good! Bulls 10-11 Cheetahs
22 Apr 18:27
Really good team try from the Bulls! Everyone had a touch! Good strong, direct running and the Cheetahs defence caved. Game on! 
22 Apr 18:26
54' TRY BULLS! It's substitute loosie Jacques Potgieter, who has just come on! 
22 Apr 18:25
54' Bulls close now!
22 Apr 18:25
53' Good backline move from the Bulls takes play up to the Cheetahs 10m line ...
22 Apr 18:24
52' Cheetahs starting to look like they want this more now. Bulls need something from somewhere ...
22 Apr 18:22


Schoeman off, Gqoboka on

22 Apr 18:22
The Bulls have to look after the ball better ...
22 Apr 18:22
50' Penalty Cheetahs! Flyhalf Marais forcing the turnover on the ground! 
22 Apr 18:21
50' Kick ahead, Blommetjies recovers but is knocked into touch. Bulls lineout 30m out ...
  • 80'

    They win the lineout and maul forward. They then decide to go wide and Rhule is forced into touch.

  • 80'

    FULL TIME: The Bulls via a late Jesse Kriel try, have secured victory here. This was anyone's game until the last minute. The Bulls get their revenge for the last defeat.

  • 80'


  • 79'

    The Cheetahs win a penalty near the Bulls 10 metre line, as Dreyer collapses the maul. The Cheetahs have a lineout five metres from the Bulls line.

  • 78'

    The Bulls are guilty of a high tackle by Visagie. Blommetjies finds touch on the Bulls 22.

  • 77'

    Tian Schoeman attempts a drop, but it is low and to the right.

  • 75'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, TIAN SCHOEMAN! 20-14! Tian Schoeman extends the lead with five minutes to go.

  • 74'

    TRY, BULLS, KRIEL! 18-14: The Bulls win a turnover ball and Ulengo makes a break, offloads to Odendaal and then Kriel side-steps and sprints for the line.

  • 70'

    Snyman is penalised for tackling a man without the ball. The Bulls are making silly mistakes.

  • 68'

    PENALTY, BULLS, TIAN SCHOEMAN! 13-14: The Bulls win a penalty inside their half for a high tackle. Tian Schoeman lines up for goal from within his own half. He slots it from 55 metres. We have a one point game.

  • 65'

    The scrum issues continue.

  • 63'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, NEIL MARAIS! 10-14: Marais extends the lead.

  • 61'

    The Cheetahs win a penalty, as Van Zyl is penalised. Neil Marais lines up for goal.

  • 59'

    The Bulls string together more phases and then Tian Schoeman kicks for touch inside the Cheetahs 22.

  • 56'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, TIAN SCHOEMAN! 10-11: Tian Schoeman narrows the gap.

  • 55'

    TRY, BULLS, POTGIETER! 8-11: The Bulls build up well from within their half and managed to hold onto the ball. Potgieter makes an impact, as he goes over and scores. A good team try and good handling!

  • 52'

    The Cheetahs continue to dominate the scrum. How things have changed.

  • 50'

    Neil Marais manage to get the ball off Kriel and he wins a penalty for The Cheetahs, as Kriel fails to release the ball.

  • 48'

    Once again the Cheetahs win a scrum penalty, as Adriaanse wheels the scrum. They find touch for a lineout on the Bulls 22.

  • 47'

    Strauss was man watching and knocks the ball on just inside his half. Poor from the Bulls!

  • 45'

    The Bulls set a maul after winning lineout ball. Mohoje gives away another penalty. The Bulls opt for a lineout ten metres from the Cheetahs line. The ball is turned over by the Cheetahs. Well done.

  • 43'

    The Cheetahs launch an attack and Kriel does well to isolate their players. They force the Cheetahs into touch.

  • 41'

    Blommetjies starts proceedings in the second half.

  • 40'

    HALF TIME: The Cheetahs will feel that they are just ahead in this game at the moment. One feels that the team who scores the first try in the second half, will have the advantage.

  • 40'


  • 38'

    The Cheetahs continue to pounce, but Charles Marais knocks it on, just outside the Bulls 22.

  • 37'

    Rhule is caught in possesion five metres from his line. He manages to offload it. Neil Marais clears well and finds touch.

  • 35'

    Shaun Venter breaks the line, but then it is knocked on by Koster.

  • 34'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, NEIL MARAIS! 3-11: The Cheetahs win a penalty and Strauss is penalised in the scrum. Neil Marais makes no mistake.

  • 31'

    The Bulls get away with it, as Lee fails to get his hands on the ball.

  • 29'

    The Bulls have to defend a Cheetahs scrum five metres from their line and we have a few resets again.

  • 28'

    Kirsten hands the Cheetahs a penalty, by making a tackle whilst off his feet.

  • 26'

    PENALTY, BULLS, TIAN SCHOEMAN! 3-8: The Bulls are on the board and the gap narrows.

  • 25'

    The Bulls string together 19 phases and progress to within 15 metres from the Cheetahs line. They then win a penalty, as Mohoje goes off his feet in the ruck. They go for the points.

  • 23'

    Finally we have a Bulls penalty and Charles Marais is guilty of collapsing the scrum. Tian Schoeman finds touch near his opponents 22.

  • 21'

    We have some scrum issues which results in a few resets.

  • 20'

    Ismaiel is penalised inside his half for incorrectly joining a maul.

  • 18'

    Odendaal offloads to Kriel, as the Bulls force their way further into the Cheetahs half, but they then give away possession. They get it back and Tian Schoeman finds touch on the Cheetahs 22.

  • 16'

    Francois Venter gives away a penalty for not rolling away from the ruck. The Bulls have a lineout on the Cheetahs 22.

  • 14'

    Tian Schoeman pulls the kick wide.

  • 13'

    They are awarded a penalty inside the Cheetahs half and Paul Schoeman is the man who went off his feet in the ruck. They line up for a kick.

  • 12'

    Ulengo starts the first real Bulls attack. Gelant then side steps and make his way into the Cheetahs half.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, NEIL MARAIS! 0-8: The Cheetahs make their way back into the Bulls half. They work patiently through 12 phases and then win a penalty. De Jager failed to release the ball. They go for goal and Marais seals it.

  • 8'

    The conversion is missed by Marais.

  • 6'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, PAUL SCHOEMAN! 0-5: They win the lineout and the maul results in Paul Schoeman going over for a try.

  • 4'

    The Cheetahs use the scrum as a base for an attack. Francois Venter did well to make good ground. They are awarded a penalty, as the Bulls collapse the maul. The lineout takes place five metres from the Bulls line.

  • 2'

    The Bulls knock it for a Cheetahs scrum just inside their opponents half.

  • 1'

    Schoeman starts proceedings here in Pretoria.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Bulls and the Cheetahs, from Loftus Versfeld, in Pretoria.

  • 0'

    The Bulls will hope to continue their winning ways, after a victory over the Jaguares last week. They are 16 points behind the Stormers and a win is therefore imperative.

  • 0'

    What will be of concern to the Cheetahs is that they have lost their last nine away matches. The last time these teams met the Cheetahs won 34-28 in Bloemfontein.

  • 0'

    Jacobie Adriaanse will start at tighthead prop for the Bulls in place of Trevor Nyakane, who is rested. Jason Jenkins will start at lock, in place of RG Snyman. Jan Serfontein is further rested as per a Saru agreement, resulting in Jesse Kriel moving into the number 13 jersey. An ankle injury to Handré Pollard means that Tian Schoeman will start at flyhalf.

  • 0'

    The Cheetahs have made two changes to their starting XV, as Charles Marais comes in at loosehead in place of Ox Nche. Sergeal Petersen is injured, so William Small-Smith comes onto the right wing. The flanker Uzair Cassiem makes a comeback from a knee injury and will be on the bench.

  • 0'

    Our Referee today is Ben O?Keeffe, from New Zealand.

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Bulls Cheetahs
  • 2 Tries 1
    • 53' Jaques Potgieter
    • 73' Jesse Kriel
    • 5' Paul Schoeman
  • 2 Conversions 0
    • 55' Tiaan Schoeman
    • 74' Tiaan Schoeman
  • 2 Penalties 3
    • 25' Tiaan Schoeman
    • 67' Tiaan Schoeman
    • 9' Niel Marais
    • 32' Niel Marais
    • 62' Niel Marais
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Pierre Schoeman
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Jacobie Adriaanse
  • Jason Jenkins
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Nick de Jager
  • Jannes Kirsten
  • Hanro Liebenberg
  • Piet van Zyl
  • Tiaan Schoeman
  • Jamba Ulengo
  • Burger Odendaal
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Travis Ismaiel
  • Warrick Gelant
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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Charles Marais
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Johannes Coetzee
  • Armandt Koster
  • Carl Wegner
  • Paul Schoeman
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Henco Venter
  • Shaun Venter
  • Niel Marais
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Nico Lee
  • Francois Venter
  • William Small-Smith
  • Clayton Blommetjies
  • Jaco Visagie
  • Lizo Gqoboka
  • Martin Dreyer
  • RG Snyman
  • Jaques Potgieter
  • Rudy Paige
  • Francois Brummer
  • Franco Naude
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Elandre Huggett
  • Ox Nche
  • Tom Botha
  • Francois Uys
  • Niell Jordaan
  • Uzair Cassiem
  • Tian Meyer
  • Fred Zeilinga

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