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Bulls edge it after being down for most of the game. Not pretty. Will your player ratings be any prettier? https://t.co/utr5AOKSqy— AllOutRugby (@AllOutRugby) April 22, 2017
Bulls edge it after being down for most of the game. Not pretty. Will your player ratings be any prettier? https://t.co/utr5AOKSqy
Bulls 20-14 Cheetahs
Some great work there by @JesseKriel15 - so good to see him in a bit of form again.— Brenden Nel (@BrendenNel) April 22, 2017
Some great work there by @JesseKriel15 - so good to see him in a bit of form again.
Ulengo has been good today.— Benedict Chanakira (@bchanakira2) April 22, 2017
Ulengo has been good today.
Meyer on, Venter off (Cheetahs)
Paige on, Van Zyl off
Schoeman off, Gqoboka on
They win the lineout and maul forward. They then decide to go wide and Rhule is forced into touch.
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.
BULLS 20-14 CHEETAHS.
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.
The Bulls are guilty of a high tackle by Visagie. Blommetjies finds touch on the Bulls 22.
Tian Schoeman attempts a drop, but it is low and to the right.
CONVERSION, BULLS, TIAN SCHOEMAN! 20-14! Tian Schoeman extends the lead with five minutes to go.
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.
Snyman is penalised for tackling a man without the ball. The Bulls are making silly mistakes.
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.
The scrum issues continue.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, NEIL MARAIS! 10-14: Marais extends the lead.
The Cheetahs win a penalty, as Van Zyl is penalised. Neil Marais lines up for goal.
The Bulls string together more phases and then Tian Schoeman kicks for touch inside the Cheetahs 22.
CONVERSION, BULLS, TIAN SCHOEMAN! 10-11: Tian Schoeman narrows the gap.
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!
The Cheetahs continue to dominate the scrum. How things have changed.
Neil Marais manage to get the ball off Kriel and he wins a penalty for The Cheetahs, as Kriel fails to release the ball.
Once again the Cheetahs win a scrum penalty, as Adriaanse wheels the scrum. They find touch for a lineout on the Bulls 22.
Strauss was man watching and knocks the ball on just inside his half. Poor from the Bulls!
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.
The Cheetahs launch an attack and Kriel does well to isolate their players. They force the Cheetahs into touch.
Blommetjies starts proceedings in the second half.
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.
BULLS 3-11 CHEETAHS.
The Cheetahs continue to pounce, but Charles Marais knocks it on, just outside the Bulls 22.
Rhule is caught in possesion five metres from his line. He manages to offload it. Neil Marais clears well and finds touch.
Shaun Venter breaks the line, but then it is knocked on by Koster.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, NEIL MARAIS! 3-11: The Cheetahs win a penalty and Strauss is penalised in the scrum. Neil Marais makes no mistake.
The Bulls get away with it, as Lee fails to get his hands on the ball.
The Bulls have to defend a Cheetahs scrum five metres from their line and we have a few resets again.
Kirsten hands the Cheetahs a penalty, by making a tackle whilst off his feet.
PENALTY, BULLS, TIAN SCHOEMAN! 3-8: The Bulls are on the board and the gap narrows.
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.
Finally we have a Bulls penalty and Charles Marais is guilty of collapsing the scrum. Tian Schoeman finds touch near his opponents 22.
We have some scrum issues which results in a few resets.
Ismaiel is penalised inside his half for incorrectly joining a maul.
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.
Francois Venter gives away a penalty for not rolling away from the ruck. The Bulls have a lineout on the Cheetahs 22.
Tian Schoeman pulls the kick wide.
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.
Ulengo starts the first real Bulls attack. Gelant then side steps and make his way into the Cheetahs half.
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.
The conversion is missed by Marais.
TRY, CHEETAHS, PAUL SCHOEMAN! 0-5: They win the lineout and the maul results in Paul Schoeman going over for a try.
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.
The Bulls knock it for a Cheetahs scrum just inside their opponents half.
Schoeman starts proceedings here in Pretoria.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Bulls and the Cheetahs, from Loftus Versfeld, in Pretoria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Referee today is Ben O?Keeffe, from New Zealand.
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