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As it happened: Cheetahs 34-28 Bulls

2017-03-04 21:25
Last Updated at 00:22
04 Mar 21:31
Man-of-the-match Oupa Mohoje on the charge... (Gallo Images)
04 Mar 21:28

Thanks for tuning in!

In next weekend's action, the Cheetahs host the Sunwolves in Bloemfontein, while the Bulls have a bye.

04 Mar 21:26
04 Mar 21:23


Cheetahs flank Oupa Mohoje, who scored a brace of tries, has received the best player award.

04 Mar 21:20

Well done to the Cheetahs! A fully deserved win. They ran the Bulls off their feet in the first 60 minutes, playing high-tempo rugby.

Despite a late Bulls fightback, the Cheetahs deserve plaudits for an improved defensive effort from previous years.

They will pay a dear price though, as it seems they have picked up a few serious injuries.

04 Mar 21:18
FULL-TIME: Cheetahs 34-28 Bulls
04 Mar 21:17
80'- The Cheetahs win possession from the scrum and as Meyer off-loads to Zeilinga, the pivot boots it out to end the game...
04 Mar 21:17
79'- Play is halted as Ox Nche limps off for the Cheetahs... Johan Coetzee now has to come back on for the final scrum...
04 Mar 21:15

79'- The scrum collapses for a re-set.

The Cheetahs will like that as it winds the clock down.

04 Mar 21:13

78'- Bulls looking to run from inside their own half but an awful knock-on from Ismaiel hands the Cheetahs a scrum.

Was that the Bulls' final chance?

04 Mar 21:12

76'- Schoeman makes the wrong decision by chipping in behind the Cheetahs defence.

The home side's scrumhalf, Tian Meyer, is first to the ball to dot down dead...

04 Mar 21:11
76'- Bulls in possession just outside the Cheetahs 22m area...
04 Mar 21:11
75'- Schoeman with a terrific kick which rolls out on the Cheetahs tryline. However, the hosts take a quick throw-in, before booting up-field...
04 Mar 21:08

73'- PENALTY slotted by Zeilinga.

Cheetahs 34-28 Bulls

04 Mar 21:08

72'- A massive scrum by the Cheetahs sees them win a penalty.

It's right in front, just outside the 22m area...

04 Mar 21:06

70'- Have the Cheetahs ran out of gas here?

They'll get a chance to strike back as the Bulls knock on just outside their own 22m area.

My feeling is that the Cheetahs have to score more points if their are to win this game...

04 Mar 21:05

69'- Schoeman slots the CONVERSION from the touchline.

Cheetahs 31-28 Bulls

04 Mar 21:04
68'- TRY to the Bulls as they strike immediately from the kick-off! Jamba Ulengo the man to round off in the corner.
04 Mar 21:03

67'- Cheetahs subs: Prinsloo on for Schoeman, Marais on for Coetzee and Huggett on for Van Jaarsveld.

04 Mar 21:02

66'- CONVERSION slotted by Schoeman.

Cheetahs 31-21 Bulls

04 Mar 21:01
65'- TRY to the Bulls as scrumhalf Piet van Zyl scores against his old team. He scooped on a ball that was dropped backwards by his team-mate Bothma.
04 Mar 21:00
64'- Bulls probing near the red zone. Can they make it count?
04 Mar 20:59
63'- Bulls subs: Tian Schoeman on at flyhalf for Pollard and Renaldo Bothma on at flank for Jacques Potgieter.
04 Mar 20:57
62'- The Bulls counter from deep after a rather aimless chip kick from Zeilinga near the red zone...
04 Mar 20:55
61'- Gelant's first touch is a poor one, as he runs laterally before being bundled into touch on his own 22m line...
04 Mar 20:54

59'- Bulls sub: Warrick Gelant is on, with Dries Swanepoel going off.

Gelant will play fullback, with Kriel moving into midfield.

04 Mar 20:51
57'- A scrum penalty to the Cheetahs allows them to exit their own 22m area...
04 Mar 20:50
56'- Bulls sub: Marutlulle replacing Visagie at hooker.
04 Mar 20:49
55'- Ulengo almost over after a great attacking move from the Bulls. However, the Cheetahs defence holds on and then the opportunity is lost when the Bulls swing it wide...
04 Mar 20:48


Cheetahs 471m

Bulls 206m

04 Mar 20:46
52'- TMO Marius Jonker is called into action for possible foul play by a Cheetahs player. However, it seems the footage cannot be found and all the referee can do now is have a chat to both captains.
04 Mar 20:44

52'- Helter-skelter from the Cheetahs who are running at the Bulls from all corners.

Blommetjies breaks from inside his own half. He off-loads to Benjamin who is hauled in, before a knock-on brings relief for the Bulls...

04 Mar 20:41
50'- Centre Burger Odendaal thinks he's scored under the posts after intercepting, but the referee has caught the Bulls off-side...
04 Mar 20:40
49'- Bulls sub: Pierre Schoeman on for Lizo Gqoboka.
04 Mar 20:39

48'- PENALTY slotted by Zeilinga.

Cheetahs 31-14 Bulls

04 Mar 20:38
48'- The Cheetahs win a kickable penalty as the Bulls are caught off-side. Zeilinga will line up a shot at goal - about 15m in-field...
04 Mar 20:38
47'- Bulls sub: Piet van Zyl is now on at scrumhalf for the Bulls, replacing Paige.
04 Mar 20:37
46'- Great work from Cheetahs prop Ox Nche as he steals the ball on his own tryline. The Cheetahs then counter up-field, with Rhule's kick putting the Bulls under pressure, as Ulengo can only kick it out on his own 22m line.
04 Mar 20:35
45'- The Cheetahs are pinged just inside their own half which allows Pollard to set up an attacking lineout...
04 Mar 20:34
43'- Bulls sub: Adriaanse is on for Nyakane.
04 Mar 20:31
42'- A great kick down-field from Pollard brings relief for the men from Pretoria.
  • 80'

    They secure the scrum and then clears it into touch and that is full time.

  • 80'

    FULL TIME: The Bulls came back well in the second half, but at times did not know what to do with their possession. Eventually when they did, they looked dangerous. Pollard missed kicks in the first half, which proved costly.

  • 80'


  • 79'

    The Cheetahs scrum need to be reset as the front rows collapse.

  • 78'

    The Bulls mess up another move with a knock on. Ismaiel is the culprit this time.

  • 77'

    Kriel finds the gap and goes back in field. Schoeman then kicks forward and it is wasted.

  • 75'

    The Bulls secures possession and Schoeman goes for a kick and the ball lands in the corner and the Cheetahs take a quick lineout. What a kick.

  • 74'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 34-28: The Cheetahs extend their lead.

  • 73'

    The Cheetahs win a penalty in the scrum and they decide to go for goal.

  • 72'

    The Cheetahs feed a scrum in midfield. It has to be reset as the issues at scrumtime seems to be back.

  • 70'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 31-28: The Bulls add two more.

  • 69'

    TRY, BULLS, ULENGO! 31-26: Ismaiel launches an attack and they then go wide, Ulengo finds space and speeds to the line and SCORES!

  • 67'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 31-21: Schoeman slots a good kick.

  • 66'

    TRY, BULLS, VAN ZYL! 31-19: The Bulls secure a scrum inside the Cheetahs half. The Cheetahs then knock it on and the Bulls attack again. The Bulls go through 12 phases, and then Van Zyl goes over and SCORES! Great try!

  • 64'

    Jesse Kriel finally joins the line, as the Bulls apply the pressure. They knock it on, but it is their scrum, as the Cheetahs knocked on earlier.

  • 62'

    The Bulls are going nowhere at the moment.

  • 61'

    The Bulls knock on yet another lineout, as the Cheetahs take possession. It ends up being another Bulls lineout on the other side of the field.

  • 60'

    Blommetjies has looked good tonight. We have only seen Jesse Kriel a few times.

  • 58'

    The Cheetahs applies pressure in the scrrum and gain a penalty inside their half.

  • 57'

    The Bulls obtain possession after a long throw in the lineout, by the Cheetahs. Liebenberg drives forward. Pollard then sends Kriel away and he gets it back again. They mess it up with a bad pass and they knock it on. Great defense by the Cheetahs.

  • 54'

    The TMO cannot make a clear ruling. They cannot find the guilty party. The penalty stands for the Bulls and Pollard clears well for a lineout five yards out. The Bulls mess up the lineout again.

  • 53'

    The Bulls are not doing anything with their possession, when they have the ball. Blommetjies finds space, but Benjamin turns it over. The Bulls then win a penalty. The TMO is consulted for a dangerous tackle.

  • 51'

    The Bulls intercepts but the Referee was playing advantage. The Bulls are making the mistakes now. Blommetjies clears for a Cheetahs lineout.

  • 49'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 31-14: Ismaiel is penalised for offside as the pressure is mounting on the Bulls. They opt to go for goal and Zeilinga extends the Cheetahs lead.

  • 47'

    The Cheetahs comes away with it and then they win a lineout inside the Bulls half. How did that happen?

  • 46'

    The Bulls clears the lineout and then attempt and attack, but they go nowhere. Meyer is penalised and Pollard goes for touch, as we have a lineout to the Bulls, five yards out.

  • 44'

    The Cheetahs feed the lineout and they maul forward. Meyer then clears it into touch still inside his half. The Bulls will feed the lineout.

  • 43'

    The Bulls secures possession and Pollard kicks deep for a lineout inside the Cheetahs half and they are ten yards out.

  • 42'

    Pollard clears after the kick off. The Cheetahs then launch an attack and go wide. The Bulls fail to make crucial tackles.

  • 41'

    The Cheetahs start the second half.

  • 40'

    The Bulls launch attack after attack and the Cheetahs does well to keep them out, as we go to half time.

  • 40'

    HALF TIME: The Cheetahs are playing their normal game and are even winning lineouts against the Bulls. They deserve to be in the lead, but must check the penalty count against them. If Pollard''s form improves they may have issues later.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    PENALTY, BULLS, POLLARD! 28-14: Van Jaarsveld is penalised for being offside, for a Bulls penalty. Pollard decides to go for goal and this time he makes no mistakes.

  • 38'

    The Bulls have lost two of their own lineouts tonight.

  • 37'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 28-11: Zeilinga slots another.

  • 36'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, MOHOJE! 26-11: The Cheetahs drive well and make good ground. Cassiem then finds some space and he sends Mohoje away for his second try.

  • 35'

    The Bulls mess up another lineout as they knock it forward. The Cheetahs then secure a penalty in their half. They kick deep and misses touch.

  • 33'

    Benjamin is caught in possession and is taken into touch, for a Bulls lineout.

  • 31'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 21-11: The flyhalf continues his good form.

  • 30'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, BASSON! 19-11: The Cheetahs win a penalty against a Bulls player, playing the man on the ground. They opt for a lineout. They win a fantastic lineout and Basson goes over after a maul. The TMO needs to clarify if we had a forward pass or not. TRY!

  • 28'

    The Bulls continues to go forward and then win a penalty near the halfway line. The Bulls kick for goal and Pollard misses again.

  • 26'

    The Cheetahs finds some space and applies the pressure on the Bulls. They knock it on and Paige kicks downfield.

  • 24'

    PENALTY, BULLS, POLLARD! 14-11: They win the lineout and gain momentum. Pollard is caught in possession, but then gets away. The pressure mounts and the Cheetahs are penalised for going off their feet. This time Pollard goes for goal and seals it.

  • 23'

    The Cheetahs feed the scrum in front of goal, but the Bulls force a penalty in the scrum after applying pressure. Pollard opt for the lineout.

  • 22'

    The Bulls launch an attack and goes all the way to the Cheetahs 22, when Steenkamp knocks it on. A good move and some good offloads.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, BULLS, POLLARD! 14-8: This one is good and Pollard can breathe again.

  • 19'

    They secure their lineout and then go wide. Jenkins is involved again and the Bulls win a penalty in a kickable position. Pollard goes for goal.

  • 18'

    Meyer finds Swart and they then change direction to the left and turns it over. Pollard kicks deep and we have a Bulls lineout inside the Cheetahs half.

  • 16'

    The Cheetahs win the lineout and go wide. They mix it up well and Cassiem drives further forward. They then win a scrum right in front of the Bulls goal.

  • 14'

    The Cheetahs launch another attack and win a penalty for offside. They opt for touch and we have a lineout inside the Bulls half.

  • 12'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 14-5: Zeilinga makes no mistake.

  • 11'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, MOHOJE! 12-5: They win the scrum but are not sure what to do with it. Eventually they find some space and a good move as Mohoje, goes over. A team try.

  • 9'

    The Bulls are under pressure with a Cheetahs scrum ten yards out.

  • 8'

    TRY, BULLS, JENKINS! 7-5: Paige tries to feed the scrum, and they win a free kick. They take it quickly and Paige sends Jenkins away at speed who SCORES! Pollard messes up the conversion.

  • 6'

    The Bulls feed the scrum inside the Cheetahs half. The front rows goes up and we will re scrum.

  • 5'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 7-0: The flyhalf adds two more.

  • 4'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, SWART! 5-0: It is all Cheetahs at the moment as they find a lot of space. Cassiem and Schoeman assisted well and eventually Swart goes over for the first try. Great work.

  • 2'

    Zeilinga clears after the kick off and we have a lineout near the halfway line. Blommetjies kicks it through and the Cheetahs have a lineout inside the Bulls half.

  • 1'

    Our Referee is Shuhei Kubo from Japan, as Pollard and the Bulls start proceedings on a wet outfield.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match between The Cheetahs and The Bulls, from the Free State Stadium, in Bloemfontein.

  • 0'

    The Cheetahs would have beaten the Lions last week, if it was not for a late Rohan Janse van Rensburg try. The Bulls on the other hand, were completely outplayed in their game against the Stormers.

  • 0'

    The Cheetahs have made two changes to their side, where Nche will start at loosehead prop, replacing Charles Marais who will move to the bench. Ryno Benjamin will replace Sergeal Petersen who is sidelined due to a knee injury. Ruan van Rensburg is new on the bench and will make his Super Rugby debut if he is called upon.

  • 0'

    Jason Jenkins will replace Lood de Jager for the Bulls, while Lizo Gqoboka comes in for Pierre Schoeman at loosehead prop. Jenkins should combine nicely with RG Snyman at lock, as they played together in last year?s tournament. Renaldo Bothma will also move onto the bench.

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Cheetahs Bulls
  • 4 Tries 3
    • 3' Clinton Swart
    • 10' Teboho Mohoje
    • 29' Justin Basson
    • 35' Teboho Mohoje
    • 7' Jason Jenkins
    • 65' Piet van Zyl
    • 68' Jamba Ulengo
  • 4 Conversions 2
    • 3' Fred Zeilinga
    • 11' Fred Zeilinga
    • 31' Fred Zeilinga
    • 36' Fred Zeilinga
    • 66' Tiaan Schoeman
    • 69' Tiaan Schoeman
  • 2 Penalties 3
    • 48' Fred Zeilinga
    • 73' Fred Zeilinga
    • 19' Handre Pollard
    • 23' Handre Pollard
    • 39' Handre Pollard
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Ox Nche
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Johannes Coetzee
  • Justin Basson
  • Reniel Hugo
  • Uzair Cassiem
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Paul Schoeman
  • Tian Meyer
  • Fred Zeilinga
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Clinton Swart
  • Nico Lee
  • Rayno Benjamin
  • Clayton Blommetjies
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  • Lizo Gqoboka
  • Jaco Visagie
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Jason Jenkins
  • RG Snyman
  • Nick de Jager
  • Jaques Potgieter
  • Hanro Liebenberg
  • Rudy Paige
  • Handre Pollard
  • Jamba Ulengo
  • Burger Odendaal
  • Dries Swanepoel
  • Travis Ismaiel
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Elandre Huggett
  • Charles Marais
  • Danie Mienie
  • Francois Uys
  • Niell Jordaan
  • Boom Prinsloo
  • Mthokozisi Mkhabela
  • Niel Marais
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  • Edgar Marutlulle
  • Pierre Schoeman
  • Jacobie Adriaanse
  • Renaldo Bothma
  • Ruan Steenkamp
  • Piet van Zyl
  • Tiaan Schoeman
  • Warrick Gelant

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