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As it happened: Cheetahs 30-38 Sharks

2017-03-25 19:05
Last Updated at 15:20
25 Mar 19:10

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In next weekend's action, the Cheetahs travel down to Cape Town to tackle the Stormers at Newlands, while the Sharks face the Lions at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.

25 Mar 19:09
25 Mar 19:06


Not surprisingly, Sharks flyhalf Curwin Bosch receives the best player award, for contributing 18 points with his deadly boot.

25 Mar 19:02

So stupid from the Cheetahs at the end there!

They couldn't win the game, yet still opted for a lineout drive.

Had they kicked for goal it would have earned them a losing bonus point. Now they leave with nothing for their efforts...

25 Mar 19:01
FULL-TIME: Cheetahs 30-38 Sharks
25 Mar 19:00
82'- The Cheetahs opt for another lineout. They drive over but are held up...
25 Mar 19:00

81'- A powerful  lineout drive from the Cheetahs sees them win a penalty after the Sharks collapse it.

It's also a YELLOW CARD for Etienne Oosthuizen.

25 Mar 18:58
80'- Can the Cheetahs sneak a last-gasp losing bonus-point? They have a lineout inside the Sharks' 22m area...
25 Mar 18:58

79'- CONVERSION slotted by Zeilinga.

Cheetahs 30-38 Sharks

25 Mar 18:57
79' - TRY to the Cheetahs as wing Raymond Rhule takes a flat pass from his scrumhalf to dot down under the posts.
25 Mar 18:56
79'- Cheetahs attacking inside the red zone...
25 Mar 18:55
77'- Another error from Blommetjies as he kicks a penalty over the dead-ball line. That just about sums up the Cheetahs' second half performance...
25 Mar 18:54

76'- A victory is in the bag now for the Sharks, who are more than two converted tries adrift.

They will now hunt a bonus point try. Currently, it's 4 tries to 2.

Three more tries than the opposition constitutes a bonus point.

25 Mar 18:52

74'- Bosch slots the PENALTY to put the game to bed.

Cheetahs 23-38 Sharks

25 Mar 18:51

73'- A third scrum penalty to the Sharks. Wow, what a turnaround in that department!

Bosch will line up another shot at goal...

25 Mar 18:49
72'- Cheetahs sub: Niell Jordaan replaces Oupa Mohoje.
25 Mar 18:47

70'- Bosch slots the PENALTY attempt from 48m out.

Cheetahs 23-35 Sharks

25 Mar 18:46
69'- Another scrum penalty to the Sharks. It's in range and Bosch will line up another tough kick...
25 Mar 18:46


Cheetahs 291m

Sharks 333m

25 Mar 18:44

67'- Bosch slots the CONVERSION from the touchline.

Cheetahs 23-32 Sharks

25 Mar 18:44

Replacement Dan du Preez barges over after a dominating lineout drive.

The Sharks received a five-metre lineout after Blommetjies had stepped out close to his own tryline...

25 Mar 18:42
66'- TRY to the Sharks!
25 Mar 18:41
65'- Sharks sub: Lourens Adriaanse on at prop for Coenie Oosthuizen.
25 Mar 18:40
64'- This time the Sharks win a scrum penalty. It's a crucial one five metres from their own goal-line!
25 Mar 18:38
63'- Cheetahs sub: Tian Meyer on at scrumhalf for Shaun Venter.
25 Mar 18:38
63'- Cheetahs oh-so-close but a knock-on five metres out brings relief for the Sharks.
25 Mar 18:36
61'- Sharks sub: Thomas du Toit on at prop for Tendai Mtawarira.
25 Mar 18:36
60'- A powerful Cheetahs scrum sees them win a penalty. It allows Blommetjies to set up a lineout close to the Sharks' 22m area.
25 Mar 18:34
58'- The Sharks win a free kick at the scrum. They take a quick tap and swing it wide, before coughing it up...
25 Mar 18:32
57'- Blommetjies kicks out over the dead-ball line to hand the Sharks a scrum just outside the Cheetahs 22m area.
25 Mar 18:30
56'- Cheetahs sub: Carl Wegner on at lock for Justin Basson.
25 Mar 18:30

56' - Bosch slots the PENALTY to put the Sharks back in front.

Cheetahs 23-25 Sharks

25 Mar 18:29

54'- Kickable penalty for the Sharks as Mohoje is pinged for failing to roll away in a tackle.

Bosch will line-up a long-range shot, 47m out...

25 Mar 18:27

53'- Sharks on the attack in the red zone after an intercept from Lukhanyo Am.

However, the Cheetahs turn it over and Zeilinga clears down-field to bring relief...

25 Mar 18:26


Cheetahs 127m

Sharks 262m

25 Mar 18:25


Cheetahs 0

Sharks 2

25 Mar 18:24
51'- Sharks subs: Botha, Vermeulen and Reinach all off, replaced by Lewies, Dan du Preez and Claassens.
25 Mar 18:21
48'- Cheetahs sub: Charles Marais on at prop for Ox Nche.
25 Mar 18:20

47'- CONVERSION slotted by Bosch.

Cheetahs 23-22 Sharks

25 Mar 18:19

46'- TRY to the Sharks!

Kobus van Wyk scoops on a loose ball inside the Cheetahs 22m area to score under the posts. His second try.

25 Mar 18:18
45'- The Sharks are back to their full compliment as Oosthuizen returns from the sin-bin.
25 Mar 18:17

45'- PENALTY slotted by Zeilinga.

Cheetahs 23-15 Sharks

25 Mar 18:17

44'- Kickable penalty for the Cheetahs as Sharks lock Ruan Botha is penalised for making an early tackle.

Zeilinga will line up from about 40m out...

25 Mar 18:16

42'- Cheetahs captain Venter almost over for his second try, but a last-gasp tackle from Reinach saves the day for the Sharks.

Reinach then gets up and wins a penalty to bring relief for his team, and also redeems his earlier mistake...

  • 81'

    Etienne Oosthuizen has been given a yellow card by the referee for collapsing the maul. A late card in the game.

  • 81'

    FULL-TIME: CHEETAHS 30-38 SHARKS. Sharks were behind by 5 points after the first half and they have come back very strongly in the second to win this game away from home. Cheetahs only managed to score 10 points in the second half and 7 of them came very late in the game. Sharks win by 8 and it is an important away win for them.

  • 80'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 30-38: Zeilinga makes no mistake with the conversion and adds on the extras for the Cheetahs who are 8 points behind the Sharks.

  • 80'

    The Sharks concede a penalty through Lukhanyo Am for not rolling away from the ruck. Just a few seconds remaining in the game.

  • 79'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, RHULE! 28-38: Cheetahs respond late, but it may be too late for a win. Shaun Venter creates the chance with a nice pass and Raymond Rhule runs a long way to take it over the line for the Cheetahs.

  • 77'

    Sharks concede a penalty after being caught offside.

  • 76'

    It has been an impressive performance from Curwin Bosch in his first match as the starting fly-half - his kicking from the tee from all areas has been superb.

  • 74'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 23-38: Bosch kicks another penalty goal and the Sharks are 15 points ahead now, more than 2 converted tries ahead.

  • 73'

    The Cheetahs concede a penalty through Torsten van Jaarsveld for the front row standing up.

  • 72'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 23-35: Sharks are trying and succeeding in putting some distance between them and the Cheetahs. Bosch slots in another penalty and the lead is pushed to 12 points.

  • 71'

    The Cheetahs concede a penalty through Johannes Coetzee for incorrect binding.

  • 70'

    We are entering the last 10 minutes of the game and Cheetahs have only scored three points in the second half. Sharks, on the other hand have come back strongly, they were behind by 5 points at half-time. They have scored 17 points to lead by 9.

  • 68'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 23-32: Bosch slots in another kick and the lead is pushed to 9 points, the Sharks will feel comfortable now.

  • 67'

    TRY, SHARKS, DU PREEZ! 23-30: Daniel du Preez scores for the Sharks who have come back strongly into this game. 5 points to the Sharks.

  • 66'

    The scrums have not been the best today and Marais concedes a penalty for incorrect binding.

  • 62'

    Coenie Oosthuizen concedes another penalty for wheeling the scrum and the Cheetahs will kick it to the corner.

  • 62'

    A very solid scrum from the Cheetahs' forward pack has the Sharks on the back foot and the home side is rewarded with a penalty.

  • 60'

    The points difference is just 2 and this is going to be a close game as we go into the final 20 minutes.

  • 58'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 23-25: It is a difficult kick from 45 metres out but Bosch slots it in and Sharks take the lead back. They lead by 2 points.

  • 56'

    Mohoje concedes a penalty for not rolling away.

  • 55'

    Lwazi Mvovo does brilliantly initially to claim the high ball under intense pressure however the Sharks' winger loses a handle on the ball in a crunching Teboho Mohoje tackle.

  • 53'

    The Sharks concede a penalty through Kobus van Wyk for not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 51'

    Mohoje tries to attack for the Cheetahs but the Sharks do well to tackle him.

  • 48'

    TRY, SHARKS, VAN WYK! 23-20: Long range try for the Sharks, Kobus van Wyk runs more than half the length of the ground to score his second try of the game.

  • 48'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 23-22: This is going to be a close game, Bosch slots in the conversion and reduces the deficit to 1 point.

  • 47'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 23-15: Zeilinga has kicked well today and he slots in another penalty goal to give three more points to the Cheetahs. They lead by 8 points now.

  • 45'

    Another penalty conceded, this time by Ruan Botha for tackling a player without the ball for the Sharks.

  • 44'

    The Cheetahs concede a penalty through Francois Venter for not releasing the ball.

  • 43'

    The box kick from Cobus Reinach floats over the touch line on the full so play will come back inside Sharks' territory - an early opportunity here for the Cheetahs to build on their lead.

  • 42'

    Sharks concede a penalty early in the second half for collapsing the maul.

  • 41'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 20-15: Zeilinga slots the conversion in and pushes the lead to 5 points, Cheetahs ahead at half-time.

  • 41'

    HALF-TIME: CHEETAHS 20-15 SHARKS. Two tries and one yellow per side and the Cheetahs are ahead at the break. Sharks played well but Cheetahs used the final minutes of the first half really well to attack and win the lead. They lead by 5 at half-time.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 40'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, JONKER! 18-15: Jonker was the man on the receiving end of the tackle that caused the yellow card and now he scored for the Cheetahs. They make the most of the advantage and lead by 3 points.

  • 39'

    The Cheetahs have a one man advantage in the important couple of minutes before half time with Teboho Mohoje returning to the field after 10 minutes on the side line.

  • 38'

    Henco Venter goes through the defence as he tries to attack for the Cheetahs but the Sharks defend well.

  • 36'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 13-15: Zeilinga slots in the penalty and Cheetahs get three more points. The Sharks lead by just 2 points as we come to the end of the first half.

  • 35'

    YELLOW CARD! Coenie Oosthuizen has been given a yellow card for a high tackle.

  • 35'

    A territorial gain for the Cheetahs - Cobus Reinach gathers the ball cleanly however he has very little room to work with and puts a foot into touch when attempting to clear his kick downfield.

  • 33'

    Mtawarira concedes a penalty for collapsing the scrum. We are into the last 10 minutes of the first half.

  • 31'

    CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 10-15: Zeilinga slots the conversion in and adds on the extras to bring the deficit down to 5 points.

  • 30'

    TRY, CHEETAHS, VENTER! 8-15: Cheetahs respond quickly and with a try of their own as Venter takes it over the try line. Good reply from the Cheetahs.

  • 29'

    Sharks now lead the Cheetahs by 12 points.

  • 27'

    TRY, SHARKS, VAN WYK! 3-15: Oosthuizen sets up the try with a nice pass and Kobus van Wyk takes it over the line to score the second try for the Sharks. The conversion is missed.

  • 24'

    Sharks are controlling the possession in the last few minutes. They are looking to score again here.

  • 24'

    Some loose passing from the Sharks however a penalty advantage was being played following a Cheetahs' infringement in the line out.

  • 22'

    Another penalty conceded, Henco Venter goes off his feet in the ruck and Cheetahs concede another penalty.

  • 21'

    The Cheetahs concede a penalty through Oupa Mohoje for a high tackle.

  • 19'

    The lead is up to a converted try. Sharks are looking like the stronger team today.

  • 16'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 3-10: Bosch slots in a nice penalty to push the lead to 7 points.

  • 15'

    The Cheetahs concede a penalty through Oupa Mohoje for going off their feet in the ruck. Both teams look like they are settling into this game.

  • 12'

    Mtawarira collapses the scrum and it will be a penalty to the Cheetahs.

  • 10'

    The Cheetahs concede a penalty through Clayton Blommetjies for not releasing the ball.

  • 8'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 3-7: Bosch makes no mistake with the conversion and the lead is extended to 4 points.

  • 7'

    TRY, SHARKS, MVOVO! 3-5: First try of the game and Sharks take the lead as Mvovo takes it over the line.

  • 5'

    PENALTY, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 3-0: Fred Zeilinga slots in the penalty goal and opens the scoring for the Cheetahs. It was a good kick from 30 metres out.

  • 3'

    Sharks with the early possession but they end up conceding a penalty for being caught offside.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! First half begins. Blommetjies kicks us off.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the SuperRugby clash between the Cheetahs and the Sharks from the Toyota Stadium.

  • 0'

    Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Tshego Nche.

  • 0'

    Sharks: 15 Clement Poitrenaud, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Tera Mtembu (c), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

  • 0'

    Jaco Peyper is the referee today with Jaco van Heerden and Lourens van der Merwe assisting him. Johan Greeff is the TMO.

  • 0'

    The Cheetahs have wrung the changes from their loss last week. The return of Francois Venter will be a big boost as he retakes the captaincy while Tshego Nche will add an explosive element to the home side?s attack play. Sergeal Petersen should will also add some much needed firepower to the Cheetahs? arsenal.

  • 0'

    The Sharks have added the international contingent of Clement Poitrenaud, Lwazi Mvovo, Coenie Oosthuizen and Tendai Mtawarira, which will offer some experience to this rookie side. Elsewhere, the exciting Curwin Bosch will start at fly-half this weekend in place of Benhard Janse van Rensburg who falls out of the squad completely.

  • 0'

    The home side are two wins from four games in the competition after a loss to the Lions before claiming a 34-28 victory over the Bulls and then scraping past the Sunwolves 38-31 in Bloemfontein. They took a clobbering in their most recent game after losing to the Jaguares 41-14, conceding five tries in the process.

  • 0'

    The Sharks were on a hot streak from their second game of the season after a brilliant away win over the Brumbies in Canberra and then crushing the Waratahs 37-14 in Durban. They were given a fright at home last week though after the Kings put in a strong performance and were ahead for most of the game before the Sharks won the fixture in the dying moments, 19-17.

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Cheetahs Sharks
  • 3 Tries 4
    • 28' Francois Venter
    • 40' JW Jonker
    • 79' Raymond Rhule
    • 6' Lwazi Mvovo
    • 25' Jacobus Van Wyk
    • 46' Jacobus Van Wyk
    • 66' Daniel du Preez
  • 3 Conversions 3
    • 29' Fred Zeilinga
    • 40' Fred Zeilinga
    • 79' Fred Zeilinga
    • 7' Curwin Bosch
    • 47' Curwin Bosch
    • 67' Curwin Bosch
  • 3 Penalties 4
    • 4' Fred Zeilinga
    • 34' Fred Zeilinga
    • 44' Fred Zeilinga
    • 15' Curwin Bosch
    • 55' Curwin Bosch
    • 70' Curwin Bosch
    • 73' Curwin Bosch
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 2
    • 23' Teboho Mohoje
    • 33' Coenraad Oosthuizen
    • 80' Etienne Oosthuizen
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Ox Nche
  • Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • Johannes Coetzee
  • Justin Basson
  • Francois Uys
  • Paul Schoeman
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Henco Venter
  • Shaun Venter
  • Fred Zeilinga
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Nico Lee
  • Francois Venter
  • JW Jonker
  • Clayton Blommetjies
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Etienne Oosthuizen
  • Ruan Botha
  • Jacques Vermeulen
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Lubabalo Mtembu
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Curwin Bosch
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Lukhanyo Am
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Clement Poitrenaud
  • Elandre Huggett
  • Charles Marais
  • Tom Botha
  • Carl Wegner
  • Niell Jordaan
  • Niel Marais
  • Tian Meyer
  • Rayno Benjamin
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  • 20
  • 21
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  • 23
  • Stephan Coetzee
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Michael Claassens
  • Jeremy Ward
  • Garth April

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