Currie Cup

Thumb_cheetahs_graphic80x50 FS Cheetahs


Thumb_wp_graphic80x50 Western Province

Kick-off local time : Tue, 27 August 2013 - 17h05
Kick-off : Fri, 27 September 2013 - 17h05
Venue : Bloemfontein
Referee : Marius Jonker
Match status : Result
  FS Cheetahs Western Province
Tries Hennie Daniller (10min), Hennie Daniller (27min), and Sarel Pretorius (54min) Cheslin Kolbe (13min) and Michael Rhodes (63min)
Penalties Riaan Smit (2min) and Elgar Watts (73min) Kurt Coleman (18min), Kurt Coleman (25min), Kurt Coleman (42min), and Demetri Catrakilis (68min)
Conversions Riaan Smit (11min), Riaan Smit (28min), and Elgar Watts (55min) Kurt Coleman (14min) and Demetri Catrakilis (64min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs Demetri Catrakilis (78min)
Minute Commentary


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WP snatch a late win in thrilling fashion to keep their unbeaten record intact!


The Cheetahs have one last go but they knock-on and that's the ball game!


WP edge their way ever closer and Catrakilis slots a DROP-GOAL!


WP string together 16 phases but they once again fail to make meaningful ground. The ball is ripped free and the Cheetahs boot it into touch.


PENALTY! Carr is penalised for obstruction so Watts puts the Cheetahs back in front.


WP attack with width but aren't gaining much ground and the Cheetahs finally hold up the ball carrier to force a turnover.


PENALTY! A counter attack by Aplon catches the Cheetahs offside and Catrakilis is on target to kick WP into the lead!


Daniller almost gets his hat-trick with a charge down but the ball rolls dead.


WP set up the driving maul and is sacked a metre short from where Rhodes picks up and powers over for the TRY! Catrakilis is on and he slots the CONVERSION!


Van den Heever breaks away, chips and collects and is just stopped short of the try-line by Sadie. Fourie is on hand; he picks and goes and looks to have scored but there's no clear evidence of the ball being grounded so it'll be a five-metre scrum. It's a scrum penalty against the Cheetahs so WP opt for the line-out.


Watts launches an up-and-under which goes out on the full and that sees Burger make his way on to the field after an 18-month lay-off.


WP keep ball in hand now as they look to narrow the gap and win a penalty as Ebersohn fails to roll away. Coleman though pushes the easy kick at goal.


Ebersohn straightens and breaks the line. He has support and finds Sadie who links up with a flying Pretorius and he dives over for the TRY! Watts adds the CONVERSION!


Fourie wins another turnover penalty - he's been excellent back from injury!


It's a very scrappy line-out ball by Rhodes. Groom has to scramble and is penalised for sealing off so the Cheetahs set up a line-out. Ebersohn grubbers and the ball rolls into touch inside the 22.


The Cheetahs again get upstaged on the deck after a multiphase attack. Aplon chips ahead and Lindeque is forced to run the ball into touch.


The Cheetahs are gifted possession through a knock-on at the restart but Fourie snatches a turnover and Coleman relieves the pressure.


WP gain good ground with some direct runs before Van den Heever loses the ball in contact. It's deemed a dangerous tackle by Ngoza so Coleman kicks the PENALTY!


Coleman starts the second half!


The Cheetahs stay on the attack and Sadie chips but the kick is straight into touch. Groom also finds touch from the line-out so that's HALF-TIME! The Cheetahs lead 17-13!


The scrum goes down and it's Kitshoff who's the culprit. With Smit off the field, Watts takes the kick but misses a sitter!


The Cheetahs win a scrum penalty and launch a patient attack from a line-out. They go through 17 phases before Pretorius goes for an NFL running back-type dive over the ruck but he's held up over the line.


Van den Heever is put into space and shows good acceleration but he's brought down by an ankle tap and Daniller pounces to win the turnover.


And now it's the Cheetahs who strike back with a counter by Prinsloo which results in Daniller grabbing his second TRY thanks to a good pass by Pretorius! Smit adds the touchline CONVERSION!


Van den Heever intercepts but has no room to work with so Aplon goes for a crosskick for Kolbe. It goes into touch but WP had the advantage and Coleman kicks the PENALTY to put WP in the lead.


The Cheetahs attack from a line-out after Kitshoff was caught in front of the kicker but Fourie wins a turnover penalty on the deck.


The Cheetahs have a clear tactic of kicking in behind the WP backline but the visitors have it well scouted and it's the Cheetahs who are pinged at the breakdown. Coleman kicks the PENALTY and we're all square.


WP hit straight back as Kolbe slices through for a first-phase set-piece TRY from a strong scrum, Coleman kicking the CONVERSION!


Coleman makes a sniping break and finds Rhodes who's taken in the 22 where the ball is turned over. Labuschagne finds Prinsloo who pulls in a couple of defenders and pops the ball to Daniller who scores the opening TRY! Smit adds the CONVERSION!


The Cheetahs are pinged at scrum time but Coleman pulls his kick to the left.


De Allende puts it on the toe but his attacking grubber has too much weight on it and rolls into touch.


Steenkamp is caught offside on the Cheetahs' first attacking surge which sees Smit slot the PENALTY!


And it’s Smit with the kick-off to Coleman who finds touch.


Much of the hype of this game has been about the return of Burger and it will be interesting to see how the Springbok veteran goes when he comes off the bench in the second half. It’s sunny and dry conditions, certainly conducive for running rugby, while goal-kicking could be tricky with a stiff wind blowing.


For second-placed WP - coming off a 19-13 win over Griquas at a wet Newlands - it’s an opportunity to extend their unbeaten run and return to the top of the table ahead of the Sharks’ game against the Lions this evening.


It’s a massive game for the Cheetahs as they look to get their campaign back on track after slipping to fourth place due to a 26-50 loss to the Sharks in Durban last weekend. They trail the third-placed Golden Lions by four with the Blue Bulls - who play Griquas tomorrow - five points adrift, so they desperately need a win today.


Welcome to our build-up to this clash in Bloemfontein between the Free State Cheetahs and unbeaten Western Province.
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
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