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As it happened: Cheetahs 33-34 Jaguares

2016-02-26 14:35
Last Updated at 08:41
26 Feb 20:49

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26 Feb 20:48
Cheetahs with just a few too many unforced errors, while the Jaguares and Sanchez proved their pedigree ...
26 Feb 20:47
If that was the benchmark of what is in store this Super Rugby season, then we are in for some entertainment ...
26 Feb 20:46
FULL TIME! The Cheetahs gave it a go, but the Jaguaes have come back from 24-3 down to win this! It end Cheetahs 33-34 Jaguares
26 Feb 20:45
80' Scrum reset ... Cheetahs almost out of time
26 Feb 20:43
78' Knock-on from the Jaguares. Cheetahs have the ball back ... but they are 95m out
26 Feb 20:42
77' Jaguares win a penalty 5m out. hard to see a way back for the Cheetahs now. They set up the lineout ...
26 Feb 20:41
76' That decision to take the 3 points when 22m out from the Jaguares line ... questionable.
26 Feb 20:40
76' Cheetahs are throwing everything at this, but can''t get in the Jaguares half. And now they must defend a lineout 5m out after losing the ball ...
26 Feb 20:38
74' Marais makes no mistake. Cheetahs 33-34 Jaguares
26 Feb 20:38
73' Penalty to the Cheetahs right in front. They are four points behind but opt for the shot at goal. Big call, that ...
26 Feb 20:37
72' Marais on for Zeilinga ...
26 Feb 20:36
71' DROP GOAL And in what has been a game of absolute running rugby so far, Sanchez mixes it up by slotting a drop-goal out of nowhere. Cheetahs 30-34 Jaguares
26 Feb 20:34
71' Jaguares scrum now about 30m out ...
26 Feb 20:33
Just 10 minutes left now and the Cheetahs look like they might be out of gas.
26 Feb 20:33
69' Cheetahs go close down the right but can't make the final pass. And Sanchez kills the momentum by sending the Cheetahs back 60m ...
26 Feb 20:31
68' Cheetahs recover well. Another good scrum. They'll have a line-out 22m out now. Big moment here ...
26 Feb 20:30
66' Conversion is good. Cheetahs 30-31 Jaguares.
26 Feb 20:29
TRY JAGUARES! The counter from the Jaguares is class. There were bodies all over the field. Cheetahs probably should have found touch, but hacked it down-field instead. The Jaguares came straight back at them and it's Landajo with his second ... 
26 Feb 20:28
64' Knocked forward by the Jaguares and the Cheetahs hack it down-field ...
26 Feb 20:26
63' Jaguares are just 22m out now ...
26 Feb 20:26
63' Cheetahs make it all the way to the half-way line before the Jaguares get it back on the ground ... again ...
26 Feb 20:23
60' Cheetahs win it back and have a scrum just outside their 22m area ...
26 Feb 20:22
59' And a bit of handbags to accompany the break in play ...
26 Feb 20:21
59' Penalty to the Jaguares just inside the Cheetahs half ...
26 Feb 20:20
57' More good phases from the Cheetahs here ... the early turn to the bench looks to have done the trick ... but the Jaguares are so good on the ground and they turn it over again 
26 Feb 20:18
56' Zeilinga nails the penalty! Cheetahs 30-24 Jaguares
26 Feb 20:17
55' Cheetahs win their own scrum and then get a penalty for off-sides ...
26 Feb 20:16
54' Reset ...
26 Feb 20:15
53' Cheetahs scrum has been impressive so far ... it needs to be here 
26 Feb 20:14
53' Much better defensively from the Cheetahs. They hold up the tackle and have won a scrum 50m out ...
26 Feb 20:13
52' Cheetahs have a lineout deep in their own half ...
26 Feb 20:11
50' Zeilinga slots the penalty. Cheetahs 27-24 Jaguares. 
26 Feb 20:11
49' A bit of momentum from the Cheetahs and Creevy commits the foul. Zeilinga will have a chance from right in front to restore the Cheetahs lead ...
26 Feb 20:09
48' Sanchez finds a brilliant touch for the Jaguares under pressure. He's becoming more and more influential here ...
26 Feb 20:08
47' So close for the Cheetahs! They could have done with that! A breathtaking backline move releases Rhule, who is dragged into touch meters short of the Jaguares line ...
26 Feb 20:06
45' Conversion good from Sanchez and we're level. Cheetahs 24-24 Jaguares.
26 Feb 20:06
44' TRY JAGUARES! Brilliant from Sanchez. A little kick over the Cheetahs defence that finds Leonardo Senatore on the right touchline, who offloads to Rodrigo Baez ... 
26 Feb 20:04
44' Jaguares now have it inside the Cheetahs 22 ...
26 Feb 20:04
43' Jaguares starting to look more like the Pumas. They win turnover ball and Sanchez stabs one through that finds touch just 5m out from the Cheetahs line ...
26 Feb 20:02
42' Cheetahs scrum just inside their own half ...
26 Feb 20:00
Second half about to get underway. The Jaguares will fancy this. Can the Cheetahs start the second half strong and get something on the board?
26 Feb 20:00
Cheetahs coach Franco Smith: "We lost a bit of focus and made too many unforced errors" ...
26 Feb 19:49
HALF TIME! The Cheetahs knock the ball into touch. It was a half of two halves, if you like. The Cheetahs were 24-3 ahead, but the visitors look by far the more dangerous team now. It's Cheetahs 24-17 Jaguares. 
26 Feb 19:46
39' Jaguares knock-on and the Cheetahs will have the put-in 95m out. They're on the ropes here and will just want to get to half-time ahead ...
26 Feb 19:45
38' A tactical kick from the Jaguares sees Rhule scramble. He carries the ball over his own try-line to dot down and it's a 5m scrum to the Jaguares ...
  • 80'

    Jaguares win a penalty at the breakdown and that''s it! The Cheetahs are stopped and the new franchise from Argentina secure a win in their first game in dramatic fashion.

  • 80'


  • 78'

    The desire to win is evident in the play of both teams. The crowds do all they can to cheer their boys, but there is very little room for error.

  • 75'

    Blommetjies gives his all as he looks for space and drives the ball into the Jaguares territory. He is tackled and the ball is kicked out of play. The Jaguars quickly gain possession and pressure is put on the Cheetahs defense.

  • 73'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, MARAIS! 33-34: Marais nails a penalty and the Cheetahs are now one point behind.

  • 69'

    DROP GOAL, JAGUARES, SANCHEZ! 30-34: Smart strike from the fly-half helps to extend the lead.

  • 67'

    De Jager makes a quick play, a knock on comes and Sanchez reads the play well and reverses the direction of the game.

  • 65'

    CONVERSION, JAGUARES, SANCHEZ! 30-31: The conversion is made and the Jaguars now lead by 1 point. With just over 13 minutes to go, can the Jaguares hold onto this lead?

  • 64'

    TRY, JAGUARES, LANDAJO! 30-29. The Jaguars played the ball beautifully and Landajo finishes off an amazing try, started by Boffelli made by the sensational run by Orlando.

  • 63'

    The Jaguares win the ball and with 17 minutes to go they seem to be running on adrenalin.

  • 60'

    There are front row changes for both teams as they enter another scrum near the Cheetah half. Venter emerges with the ball and makes a wonderful run down the field creating a scoring opportunity for the Cheetahs.

  • 58'

    A penalty is awarded to the Jaguars and emotions seem to over flow as pushing and shoving breaks out on the field. The penalty is taken unsuccessfully.

  • 54'

    The Cheetahs easily convert the free kick and are now back in the lead.

  • 52'

    The scrum breaks down and Cheetahs continue to dominate. An advantage is given to the Cheetahs and they play it forward before being stopped by the Jaguars defense.

  • 48'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 27-24: A good ball is played by the Cheetahs, but the fringes are covered by the Jaguars defense. The momentum is put to an end by the referee noticing a foul by the Jaguares. A kick is awarded and Zelinga easily gets the three points.

  • 46'

    The crowd goes wild as Petersen races down the field and plays an inside, outside ball but he does not make it past the Jaguares defence.

  • 45'

    Sanchez who was the architect of the amazing try easily makes the conversion and evens the score.

  • 44'

    TRY, JAGUARES, BAEZ! 24-22: Beautiful skill shown by Sanchez to find Senatore out wide, as he powers down the touchline from the chip and feeds Baez for the try.

  • 42'

    The scrums are going well for the Cheetahs, Venter wins the ball and tries to find space. Sanchez quickly stops him and the ball is kicked out of play.

  • 40'

    The teams leave the field. What an exciting first half, let's see if the Cheetahs can maintain their tough defense and forward play.

  • 40'

    Just seven points separate the teams at half-time. Discipline is certainly playing an important role in the game so far with a penalty try already issued to the Cheetahs. Both teams are strong defensively, but neither team can come into the second half over confident.

  • 40'


  • 40'

    The teams emerge from the tunnel and the second half begins.

  • 35'

    Sanchez easily makes the conversion after the powerful play by Creevy who is exciting the crowds.

  • 33'

    TRY,JAGUARES, CREEVY! 24-15: That''s another one back for the visitors. The Cheetahs can''t stop the maul and captain Creevy goes over.

  • 31'

    The conversion is taken successfully and the Jaguares now look set to dominate.

  • 29'

    TRY! JAGUARES, LANDAJO! 24-8: Superb play by the Cheetahs who safely keep the ball out of danger, but the Jaguares manage to find space and score! And a historic one too, their first in Super Rugby, by Landajo.

  • 28'

    Space is found and the Jaguars don't waste any time running the length of the field. Their work however does not pay off.

  • 26'

    The kick given to the Cheetahs is missed.

  • 24'

    TRY! CHEETAHS, SMALL-SMITH! 24-3: It''s carnage out there! Down on numbers the Cheetahs keep finding space and the ball goes wide to Small-Smith to finish in the corner.

  • 24'

    Conversion is unsuccessful, but another opportunity to add three points is given due to a ruling of foul play by the Jaguar defense.

  • 23'

    Conversion is unsuccessful

  • 22'

    TRY! CHEETAHS, VAN JAARSVELD! 19-3: The hooker gets his try this time, fed by Zeilinga who loops round the back of the maul.

  • 21'

    Jaguars are struggling to make ground. Line-out is won by Cheetahs and they easily change direction.

  • 19'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, PENALTY TRY! 14-3: Penalty try to Cheetahs! Foul play punished as referee Stuart Berry runs under the posts.

  • 18'

    There is a question of foul play by the Jaguars. Yellow card is given to Landajo and the Cheetahs are awarded a penalty try.

  • 17'

    Jaguars power down the field only to lose the ball to Peterson who runs it up the field, but is tackled before he reaches the touch line.

  • 17'

    The ball is over the Jaguar line, but the referee calls for the TMO

  • 15'

    Scrum breaks down, but the Cheetahs manage to win the ball and kick it to safety.

  • 14'

    Jaguares trying to work their way through the Cheetah defense.

  • 13'

    Sanchez takes the kick and easily gets the points for the Jaguars.

  • 11'

    The conversion is made and the Cheetahs now have a solid lead.

  • 10'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, VENTER! 5-0: Interception score from the Cheetahs captain as he snatches up a loose pass from Sánchez and races away.

  • 8'

    Conversion is not successful, but the Cheetahs continue to find holes in the defense.

  • 7'

    Solid scrum, Cheetahs emerge victorious.

  • 5'

    Venter makes a good run and finds a hole in the Cheetah defense, but the whistle is blown as Peterson goes down with an injury.

  • 4'

    Cheetahs are proving to be strong defensively.

  • 2'

    Sanchez takes the free kick, but it does not carry through the poles

  • 1'

    There is almost an immediate shortened line-up, followed by a Jaguar knock on and a call of offside.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash between the Cheetahs and Jaguares in Bloemfontein.

  • 0'

    Outside centre Francois Venter will skipper the Cheetahs while Springbok lock Lood de Jager is vice captain and former Sharks player Fred Zeilinga starts at fly-half. Venter is joined in midfield by William Small-Smith while Sean Venter starts at scrum-half. Clayton Blommetjies lines up at full-back with Sergeal Petersen and Raymond Rhule the starting wings.

  • 0'

    The Jaguares will be led by Argentina's World cup skipper Creevy who is joined in the front row by Ramiro Herrera and Lucas Noguera while Tomás Lavanini and Guido Petti are the starting locks and Leonardo Senatore, Pablo Matera and Rodrigo Báez form the back row combination. Twelve of the players in the starting XV started in Argentina's Rugby World Cup pool match with Tonga, while 10 were in the run-on side in Los Pumas' semi-final loss to Australia.

  • 0'

    It's a beautiful sunny and warm day in Bloemfontein and the home fans are looking very determined to support their heroes.

  • 0'

    The teams walk out onto the field and await the sound of referee Stuart Berry's whistle.

  • 0'

    There will be a minute of silence before the game.

  • 0'

    And we're off!

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Cheetahs Jaguares
  • 4 Tries 4
    • 10' Francois Venter
    • 17' Penalty Try
    • 21' Torsten Van Jaarsveld
    • 24' William Small-Smith
    • 29' Martin Landajo
    • 34' Agustin Creevy
    • 43' Rodrigo Baez
    • 64' Martin Landajo
  • 2 Conversions 4
    • 10' Fred Zeilinga
    • 18' Fred Zeilinga
    • 30' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 35' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 44' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 65' Nicolas Sanchez
  • 3 Penalties 1
    • 49' Fred Zeilinga
    • 55' Fred Zeilinga
    • 73' Daniel Marais
    • 12' Nicolas Sanchez
  • 0 Drop Goals 1
    • 70' Nicolas Sanchez
  • 0 Yellow Cards 2
    • 17' Nicolas Sanchez
    • 17' Martin Landajo
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Charles Marais
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Maks van Dyk
  • Carl Wegner
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Boom Prinsloo
  • Uzair Cassiem
  • Niell Jordaan
  • Shaun Venter
  • Fred Zeilinga
  • Raymond Rhule
  • William Small-Smith
  • Francois Venter
  • Sergeal Petersen
  • Clayton Blommetjies
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  • 4
  • 5
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  • Lucas Noguera Paz
  • Agustin Creevy
  • Ramiro Herrera
  • Guido Petti Pagadizaval
  • Tomas Lavanini
  • Pablo Matera
  • Rodrigo Baez
  • Leonardo Senatore
  • Martin Landajo
  • Nicolas Sanchez
  • Emiliano Boffelli
  • Jeronimo De La Fuente
  • Matias Moroni
  • Santiago Cordero
  • Joaquin Tuculet
  • Jacques Du Toit
  • Ox Nche
  • Luan de Bruin
  • Reniel Hugo
  • Henco Venter
  • Paul Schoeman
  • Tian Meyer
  • Daniel Marais
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  • Julian Montoya
  • Santiago Garcia Botta
  • Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
  • Matias Alemanno
  • Facundo Isa
  • Gonzalo Bertranou
  • Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias
  • Matias Orlando

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