LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Super Rugby

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Kick-off local time : Fri, 07 March 2014 - 18h40
Kick-off : Fri, 07 March 2014 - 10h40
Venue : Brisbane
Referee : Garratt Williamson
Match status : Result
  Reds Cheetahs
Tries Rod Davies (11min) and James Hanson (40min) Francois Venter (3min) and Elgar Watts (72min)
Penalties
Conversions Elgar Watts (73min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Ryno Benjamin (2min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

82

That's the end of today's play. The Brumbies taking a good win away from home and the Cheetahs unlucky to not get anything out of their match against the Reds. Join us tomorrow as we take you through the rest of our games of the weekend!

81

PENALTY - Cooper denies the Cheetahs the bonus points at FULL TIME. Reds 43 - 33 CHeetahs.

80

last chance for the Cheetahs who need to play the ball from their own line if they want the draw. A mistake at scrum time gives the Reds a penalty after fulltime

79

Reds go for a drop which is charged down, the home team get it back and almost score in the corner from the resulting open play, they keep possession as Saia Fainga’a stretches for the line and its knocked on.

78

Reds in the Cheetahs half playing it slow and tight, looking for a penalty to take it away from that seven point margin

76

Cheetahs have come alive in the last few minutes with the lose style of play, but the referee has slowed things down with a penalty for the Cheetahs holding on.

74

Cheetahs now looking to strike back for at least a bonus point for four tries or losing within seven

72

Pretorius ghosts through a gap to put Elgar Watts away for a TRY, he had a lot still to do with a good step against the fullback.

68

Ben Tapuai is taking out in the air in the Cheetahs half, Cooper steps up and converts the PENALTY

67

The Reds are dominating possession now, they need to do more with it as the ball is thrown aimlessly into touch.

64

PENATLY - Cooper takes the game beyond 11 points

63

Reds backline now drifting towards the line, De Jager is pinned for offside in front of the Cheetahs posts, Cooper steps up.

61

Cheetahs set up a driving maul on the 22 to try and work a try. The forwards lose it in contact and Genia clears the ball past half way.

59

PENALTY - Goosen takes the three points on offer

58

Saia Fainga’a gifts the Cheetahs another penalty - now straight in front of the posts, Goosen lines it up.

57

Cheetahs earn some territory through a penalty thanks to some cynical play by Saia Fainga’a. They continue to probe, now in the 22.

56

Cheetahs turn now to work through the phases, they are also not afraid to throw it around.

54

Cooper hits the upright to keep the score at 34 - 23

53

TRY - Feauai-Sautia Scores his second after Cooper puts him in to space with a grubber through on the outside wing - a great grab bu Feauai-Sautia

52

Once again the Reds build up patiently and are making ground... slowly, they are not afraid to throw it around

51

The Cheetahs push hard in the scrums with Trevor Nyakane on and win a tight head.

49

PENALTY - Goosen pops over an easy one.

48

patient build up by the Reds now, its lost and the Cheetahs counter through Sarel Pretorius, on for Venter, scrappy play leads to a penalty for the Cheetahs right infront

47

Cheetahs do well to maul it up to the 22 giving Goosen the chance to clear - but its poor

46

A lot of play in the Reds half sees Cooper look for territory behind the wings - its a great kick putting the Cheetahs deep in their 22.

43

Cheetahs have a chance at a line out after a shocking kick from Toua but the penalty goes to the Reds who play it quick, Cooper is called for a forward pass - scrum Cheetahs

42

Reds are looking for a way through the midfield but its turned over at the breakdown for the Cheetahs - Elgar Watts on for Goosen for a blood bin

41

We are back again at Suncorp Stadium - Cooper kicking it off high

40

CONVERSION - Fantastic strike by Cooper right on the touch line. Thats HALF TIME: 29 - 20 to the home team

40

TRY - James Hanson scores the bonus point try on half time, the Reds hooker with an incredible hand off against the touch line dives over the line.

38

Goosen lines up another kick and its over! PENALTY puts the Cheetahs behind by 2 coming up to half time

38

Scum in the middle of the field deteriorates giving the penalty to the Cheetahs

36

Cooper cant convert from out wide.

35

TRY - Feauai-Sautia gets the try after some quick thinking from Genia

34

Loose play again sees a comedy of errors from both teams it ends with a Reds penalty that is taken quickly, Feauai-Sautia is over - its gone upstairs...

32

Cooper misses a fairly simple penalty kick.

30

Some broken field play now from both teams who are swapping possession regularly sees the Reds getting close but advantage was being played for Benjamin being offsides.

29

Gill wins the ball at the ruck but then gives the penalty away for holding on, Goosen steps up on half way and once again has the distance, but not the direction.

27

Reds attacking from a line out are making ground as the Cheetahs slip tackles, it all comes to nothing as Boom Prinsloo wins a penalty for the Reds holding on to the ball.

25

The Reds are penalised at scrum time for pulling the scrum round, Goosen steps up for the PENALTY and its over. 17 - 17

24

Scrappy rugby and a break in play have slowed momentum to a game that started at 100 miles and hour - Jean Cook on for a blood replacement.

23

Reds try and slow down play with a maul from the line out which goes no where, its swung out wide and lost to the Cheetahs who now try their luck for the line.

21

PENALTY - Cooper puts the Reds in the lead after the Cheetahs were caught for pulling in the half back.

20

The Cheetahs lose possession after trying to bash their way up, the Reds hack it through but Benjamin is on hand to run the ball out of touch - Reds are probing hard

18

Reds kicking the ball a bit aimlessly gives the Cheetahs the ball back in their half.

16

Sadie chases a chip over the line and does well to control it, he stands up and is tackled losing it forward. Scrum Reds who earn a penalty from Oosthuizen for scrumming in.

15

Reds claim the 22 drop out but opt for a territory gain and grubber it out past half way.

14

Cheetahs earn a penalty on half way and Goosen backs himself with a great strike, but its pushed wide

13

CONVERSION - Great kick by Cooper right on the touch line. 14 - 14

12

TRY - Cooper makes up for his mistake by passing a looping ball to wing Rod Davis who steps in and out to score in the corner.

11

CONVERSION - Goosen almost messes up a simple kick by going under the bar - but its over!

9

TRY - Boom Prinsloo snatches a flat pass thrown by Quade Cooper and slides under the post.

8

The Cheetahs line out not firing at these early stages with one lost and one thrown screw at the front of the line. Reds on the attack in the Cheetahs pack

7

Cheetahs line under threat again but pressure is released when Simmons gives away a penalty that is not kicked out by le Roux

4

CONVERSION - Goosen strikes it sweetly and it sails over. 7 - 7

3

TRY Francois Venter is set up by a suspect charge down by le Roux who offloads to Goosen and he hands it back to the left wing, le Roux jinks infield drawing in the defense allowing Venter to dot down in the corner.

3

CONVERSION - Cooper pops over s simple one. 7 - 0 Reds

2

PENALTY TRY - A brilliant set move play sees Rod Davis sprint for the line before offloading to Feauai-Sautia who rolls for the line and dots down. Ryno Benjamin is sin binned for trying to kick the ball out of Feauai-Sautia hands as he placed the ball, its knocked out of his hands but the try stands.

1

Cooper starts off conservatively with a long kick into touch with the Reds winning the line out and winning a net gain in territory

0

We are ready to go with Goosen kicking off.

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Weather is looking good in Queensland, a warm fine night should hopefully let the likes of le Roux and Cooper running riot for their respective teams.

-15

The Reds have made five changes to their team, no doubt in an attempt to improve from last week while the Cheetahs have lost Springbok Coenie Oosthuizen to a season ending neck injury

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Welcome to the Live Coverage of this Round 4 Super Rugby clash between the Reds and the Cheetahs. The touring Cheetahs will hope to emulate last season where they were exceptional away from home while the Reds will want to bounce back from a thrashing handed to them by the Waratahs last weekend.
Reds
Players
15 Mike Harris
14 Rod Davies
13 Samu Kerevi
12 Ben Tapuai
11 Lachie Turner
10 Ben Lucas
9 Scott Gale
8 Jake Schatz
7 Beau Robinson
6 Curtis Browning
5 James Horwill
4 Rob Simmons
3 Greg Holmes
2 James Hanson
1 James Slipper

Substitutes
24 Chris Kuridrani
23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi
22 Sam Johnson
21 Liam Gill
20 Dave McDuling
19 Sef Faagase
18 Albert Anae
17 Ben Daley
16 Saia Fainga'a
Cheetahs
Players
16 AJ Coertzen
15 Ryno Benjamin
14 Francois Venter
13 Joubert Engelbrecht
12 Raymond Rhule
11 Elgar Watts
10 Sarel Pretorius
9 Boom Prinsloo
8 Jean Cook
6 Tienie Burger
5 Francois Uys
4 Carl Wegner
3 Luan De Bruin
2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld
1 Kevin Stevens

Substitutes
24 JP du Plessis
23 Willie du Plessis
21 Henco Venter
20 Waltie Vermeulen
19 Neil Claassen
18 Rudolph Botha
17 AJ le Roux