Currie Cup

Thumb_wp_graphic80x50 Western Province


Thumb_cheetahs_graphic80x50 FS Cheetahs

Kick-off local time : Sat, 17 August 2013 - 19h15
Kick-off : Sat, 17 August 2013 - 19h15
Venue : Cape Town
Referee : Jonathan Kaplan
Match status : Result
  Western Province FS Cheetahs
Tries Michael Rhodes (23min) and Deon Fourie (76min) Elgar Watts (8min) and Riaan Smit (16min)
Conversions Riaan Smit (8min) and Elgar Watts (16min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Steven Kitshoff (34min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


The Cheetahs have one last crack but a poor pass from Van Zyl is dropped by Mohoje. Province boot it into touch to seal a tight win. They scored the only try of the second half to sneak past the Cheetahs.


Aplon kicks deep as Province look to wind the clock down. The Cheetahs send it wide as they look to hit backand Province go offside so they will have one last chance from the line-out.


Province maul it again and Fourie is over for the TRY that gives his side the lead. Coleman misses the conversion but Province are 15-14 up.


The Cheetahs win a tighthead and kick it long. Aplon is there but he is held up in the tackle so the Cheetahs have a scrum just outside the 22.


Cilliers steals the ball off Van Zyl but Fourie goes off his feet. Smit has a shot but comes up short. Province kick long but Daniller is there. Raubenheimer loses it forward so Province have a scrum on halfway.


It is a massive shove from Province and they take the short arm quickly. Sadie intercepts but the Cheetahs were not 10 so Province have a scrum. It was not put in straight so the Cheetahs can clear it.


The Cheetahs clear it and Van den Heever runs it back but Van Aswegen knocks on so the Cheetahs have a scrum in their own half. Smit kicks high and Kolbe knocks it on so the Cheetahs have another scrum.


De Allende wins it on the ground and Province come again as they take it up to the 22. Smit hacks an intercept and Kolbe makes a good counter-attacking run before Schreuder finds touch in the 22.


Daniller is under pressure on his 22 and Province win the turnover after getting numbers there quickly. They drive on through a few phases and then go wide but Nell loses it forward and the Cheetahs clear.


Watts looks for territory and Kolbe marks. He finds touch and the Cheetahs go to Ebersohn. Van Zyl kicks and Kolbe marks again.


The Cheetahs lose it forward and Province break away. Kolbe kicks in field but Rhule is there and he puts it into touch on the 22. Province have a go but Pretorius rips it away and races away. He kicks ahead and Kolbe gets there. Van Aswegen puts a chip into touch so the Cheetahs get it back.


Province win it back at the scrum but then hold on too long on the ground so the Cheetahs can clear. They go down the hands after the line-out and rumble over the 22.


Van Aswegen is held up in the tackle so the Cheetahs have a scrum. Watts kicks for territory and they win it back. There is a lot of kicking from both teams before Aplon bursts into the 22 but the pass was forward.


Van Aswegen starts the second half and the teams exchange kicks until the Cheetahs take it up and Province play it on the ground.


Aplon has a go and finds Howard with a cross kick. The Cheetahs turn it over and kick so they put it into touch and that is half-time. Join us in ten minutes for the second half.


The Cheetahs steal the line-out and burst over the 22 but Pretorius loses it forward and Province can clear it. Van der Walt takes it up and the Cheetahs come again as they run the phases but Province turn it over and take it up to halfway.


Daniller straightens the line and the Cheetahs forwards get involved as they approach the 22 but they are forced into touch by some good defence.


Steven Kitshoff is shown a YELLOW CARD for cleaning out with his elbow so the Cheetahs have a good chance at the end of the first half.


Pretorius kicks and Aplon is there. The teams exchange kicks before Kolbe and Carr take it up. Elstadt is held up in the tackle so the Cheetahs have another scrum.


Van Aswegen puts a grubber through but Watts is there and finds touch. Province run a few phases and Schreuder looks for touch but it is out on the full. Smit kicks long and Aplon links up with Kolbe but Steenkamp knocks on so the Cheetahs have a scrum.


It is not straight from Schreuder so the Cheetahs can clear but Province come back as they go through a few phases.


Fourie comes away with it and they work it out to Carr who races down the left. Van Aswegen finds touch in the Cheetahs 22 but Liebenberg is blown up at the line-out and Province have another good chance from the scrum.


Rhodes comes away with the ball at a Cheetahs line-out and he sprints away to score a TRY in the left corner. Van Aswegen adds the CONVERSION and Province trail 14-10.


Province go wide and Aplon puts a chip over the top which is dotted down by Rhule. Province have the scrum and they bash away with their forwards but the Cheetahs were offside so Van Aswegen kicks the easy PENALTY to make it 14-3.


Watts looks for space but it is out on the full and Ntubeni comes away with it at the front of the line-out. Province swing it wide and Smit intercepts to run the length of the field to score a TRY, Watts adds the CONVERSION as well to make it 14-0.


Oosthuizen drops his bind this time so Van Aswegen has a shot at goal but hits the upright and it misses.


Another knock on in midfield from Province so the Cheetahs have the scrum. Kitshoff scrums in and Pretorius takes it quickly but loses it. Province go to Kolbe and he links up with Carr but it is lost forward so the Cheetahs have another scrum.


Province take it up to the 22 as they look for a response. Aplon makes some ground up the left and they swing it to the right but Van den Heever can't hang on.


The Cheetahs maul from the line-out and drive towards the 22. Watts hits a gap and he is straight through, he hits the pace and gets over for a TRY. Smit adds the CONVERSION and the Cheetahs lead 7-0.


It is a powerful shove from WP and Schreuder hacks it into touch. Smit chips after the line-out but Kolbe is there.


Smit kicks off and Van Aswegen clears. Province steal the line-out and Kolbe breaks up the left. Schreuder kicks and they follow up well but it is knocked on so the Cheetahs have a scrum.


There is some rain around and it is pretty cold so we could be set for a grinding forward battle in the wet.


The Cheetahs are looking for their second win on the road after beating the Lions at Ellis Park last week whilst Province will be keen to bounce back from their draw with the Blue Bulls last week.


Welcome to live coverage of the Currie Cup match between Western Province and the Cheetahs from Newlands. It is the defending champions against the team that finished bottom last season, but it will be no walkover.
Western Province
15 Gio Aplon
14 Gerhard van den Heever
13 Jean de Villiers
12 Damian de Allende
11 Cheslin Kolbe
10 Demetri Catrakilis
9 Louis Schrueder
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Siya Kolisi
6 Deon Fourie
5 De Kock Steenkamp
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Patric Cilliers
2 Siyabonga Ntubeni
1 Steven Kitshoff

22 Juan de Jongh
21 Kurt Coleman
20 Nic Groom
19 Schalk Burger
18 Michael Rhodes
17 Brok Harris
16 Frans Malherbe
FS Cheetahs
15 Hennie Daniller
14 Riaan Smit
13 Johann Sadie
12 Robert Ebersohn
11 Raymond Rhule
10 Elgar Watts
9 Piet van Zyl
8 Philip van der Walt
7 Pieter Labuschagne
6 Johannes Prinsloo
5 Lodewyk de Jager
4 Francois Uys
3 Trevor Nyakane
2 Adriaan Strauss
1 Coenie Oosthuizen

22 Ryno Benjamin
21 Johan Goosen
20 Sarel Pretorius
19 Freddie Ngoza
18 Teboho Mohoje
17 Schalk van der Merwe
16 Hercu Liebenberg