Currie Cup

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 31 August 2013 - 15h00
Kick-off : Sat, 31 August 2013 - 15h00
Venue : Bloemfontein
Referee : Craig Joubert
Match status : Result
  FS Cheetahs Griquas
Tries Johannes Prinsloo (24min), Johannes Prinsloo (40min), and Elgar Watts (49min) Rocco Jansen (53min)
Penalties Riaan Smit (15min), Elgar Watts (58min), and Elgar Watts (68min) Nico Scheepers (4min) and Nico Scheepers (15min)
Conversions Riaan Smit (15min), Riaan Smit (40min), and Elgar Watts (49min) Nico Scheepers (53min) and Nico Scheepers (63min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Teboho Mohoje (52min) Marnus Schoeman (57min)
Red cards
Minute Commentary


The Griquas throw everything on attack but Jansen fumbles so the Cheetahs have a scrum on halfway.It goes out to Ebersohn who finds Watts on the inside and he races over the 22. The forwards support well and Mohoje breaks clear. It goes out to Rhule and he steps inside before Luiters throws a dummy to go over for the TRY. That seals a 40-20 victory for the Cheetahs.


Schonert is blown up for collapsing the scrum so the Cheetahs send it wide to Rhule who steps inside and finds Watts. A loose pass is intercepted and the Griquas spin it wide this time.


Griquas look to run it out of their own half and they make good ground with forwards and backs linking well. It goes out to Lawson but he drops it cold


Another massive shove from the Cheetahs and they barge into the 22. It goes out to Rhule but he knocks it on so Griquas have a scrum in front of their poles. Karemaker breaks away and Schoeman knocks on. Sadie picks it up and they go wide but it is lost in the tackle again.


The Cheetahs go wide to Labuschagne but his pass inside is intercepted. The Cheetahs turn it over but then knock it on so Griquas have a scrum.


It is a massive shove from the Cheetahs against the six Griquas forwards and Watts kicks the easy PENALTY to make it 35-20.


Cheetahs maul it and then take it into the 22 with their forwards doing well but it is lost forward so Griquas have a defensive scrum.


Griquas maul it and Barnes breaks away. It goes out to Nel who comes up just short but Arnold picks up and barges over for the TRY. There is an allegation of biting against the try-scorer and the TMO confirms it so he is shown a RED CARD on debut. Scheepers adds the CONVERSION to cut the lead to 32-20.


A dangerous tackle from Badenhorst means the Cheetahs are back on the attack and Nyakane bashes it up in midfield but Labuschagne holds on too long so the Griquas kick it into the corner as they look to hit back.


Cheetahs opt to take the points and Watts knocks the PENALTY over to make it 32-13.


Ebersohn steals the ball and the Griquas go off their feet so the Cheetahs kick it into the corner. They maul it and then go to Ebersohn in front of the poles. Van der Walt comes close and Schoeman goes off his feet at the ruck so he is shown a YELLOW CARD for repeated infringements.


The ball is ripped away and Griquas send it wide, they switch it back to Jansen who kicks ahead and beats Van der Walt to score a great TRY. Scheeper adds the CONVERSION to make it 29-13


Griquas crash over halfway and then swing it out to Jansen. De Jager does not roll away and Mohoje is shown a YELLOW CARD for a cynical tackle as Griquas took it quickly. Griquas kick to the corner but Labuschagne steals the line-out.


Pretorius switches it to Rhule and the forwards get there in support. Ebersohn finds Watts in some space and he exchanges passes with Sadie to go over for the TRY. That is the bonus point for the home side. Watts adds the CONVERSION as well to make it 29-6.


Griquas maul it inside their own half and then Brummer clears. Rhule puts it into touch so Griquas come from halfway. Mnisi loses it forward in midfield so the Chettahs have it back.


The Cheetahs maul it but it is not coming out as Griquas did well to defend so they will have the scrum right on their tryline. Schonert binds on the arm so the Cheetahs take it quickly and go to Nyakane. They are right there now but a double movement from De Jager means that Griquas can clear it.


Watts starts the second half and Brummer clears to touch. De Jager drives it up to halfway and Karemaker slows it down so Watts kicks for the corner.


Griquas go over halfway as they look for a response but a loose ball is intercepted by Rhule. Boshoff hauls him down and forces him into touch and Griquas take the line-out quickly. Brummer finds touch so the Cheetahs have one last chance. Watts chips over the top and Sadie collects, he finds Ebersohn who beats the last defender and gives it to Prinsloo to score the TRY. Smit adds the CONVERSION and the Cheetahs are in complete control at half-time lead of 22-6.


Brummer finds touch so the Cheetahs have another chance from the line-out. Nyakane takes it up and then they go out to Sadie. The Cheetahs bash their way through a few phases before Nyakane finds Rhule who steps back in for the TRY. Smit adds the CONVERSION to make it 15-6.


Pretorius breaks on the blindside and kicks ahead. The Cheetahs win it back in the 22 with Labuschagne doing well. It is swung wide but Sadie's pass flies into touch after a big hit from Mnisi.


It goes to Watts and he chips over the top. It bounces up and Ebersohn competes but knocks it on so the Griquas have a scrum just inside their own half. It goes to JP Nel and the forwards arrive in support as they go over halfway. They swing it wide but a forward pass from Barnes means Cheetahs have a scrum.


Van der Walt rips it away and they spin it out to Rhule. Griquas go offside and Sadie takes it quickly. The Cheetahs loosies make some ground and then they go wide but the Griquas steal it on the ground and clear into touch.


Griquas go to Mnisi who is wrapped up quickly so they kick deep. Smit returns and Vermeulen takes it over halfway. Nyakane goes off his feet and then some backchat from the Cheetahs so Scheepers has a shot at goal from 45 metres out but pulls the kick wide.


The Cheetahs maul it and Pretorius breaks on the blindside. Griquas go off their feet and Barnes gets a warning from the referee. The Cheetahs kick for the corner as they look for a try. It is another maul and Prinsloo is over for the TRY. Smit misses the kick but the Cheetahs lead 8-6.


Brummer kicks and finds touch on halfway. The Cheetahs go to Nyakane in midfield and then Sadie who beats a few tackles. Watts finds some space as they approach the 22 but Rhule loses it and the Griquas scramble it away.


Watts puts a cross-kick straight into touch so the Griquas have a chance from the line-out on the 22. Their forwards rumble on and Labuschagne goes offside so Scheepers knocks over another PENALTY to make it 6-3.


Karemaker breaks from the back and Vermeulen finds touch but the Cheetahs have a line-out in the 22. They maul it and Prinsloo peels off. Their forwards bash it before it goes out to Sadie and Arnold did not roll away so Smit slots the PENALTY to level the scores at 3-3.


Hugo knocks on at the line-out and the Cheetahs snap back onto the attack. Watts throws a dummy but then loses it forward so the Griquas have a scrum right on their tryline.


The Cheetahs take it through the phases and Nyakane makes ground up the middle as they go over the 22. It goes to the backline and Sadie beats a few tackles before they send it out to Daniller but he is forced into touch.


The Cheetahs take it up this time and Watts knocks on so Griquas have the first scrum. They go to the blindside and Mnisi is forced into touch.


Labuschagne does not roll away so Scheepers has a shot at goal and slots the PENALTY to make it 3-0.


Griquas take it through the phases and go over halfway as Lobberts breaks a tackle. They send it wide and it has been 13 phases now as they find some space on the outside.


Brummer kicks the game off and Van der Walt takes it up. Watts clears but misses touch and the Griquas run it back.


The Cheetahs have a stronger team on paper, with most of their Super Rugby squad available, but Griquas have already shown that they are no pushover and will be keen to get one over their local rivals.


Welcome to live coverage of the Currie Cup clash between the Free State Cheetahs and Griquas from Bloemfontein. Both sides are coming off defeats so they will be keen to get back on track.
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
15 Gouws Prinsloo
14 Willie le Roux
13 Jean Stemmet
12 Howard Mnisi
11 Rocco Jansen
10 Francois Brummer
9 Jacques Coetzee
8 Carel Greeff
7 Burger Schoeman
6 RJ Liebenberg
5 Patrick O'Brien
4 Rynhard Landman
3 Lourens Adriaanse
2 Ryno Barnes
1 Steph Roberts

22 Nico Scheepers
21 JP Nel
20 Marnus Hugo
19 Marnus Schoeman
18 Nick Schonert
17 Janro van Niekerk
16 Matthew Dobson