Chiefs snatch victory from Cheetahs at the death

This was a live score update  

 

Preview

The Cheetahs did well to score a bonus point for scoring four tries against the Blues last week but that was in Bloemfontein not Hamilton.




 

Saturday March 8
Venue :
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Referee: Paul Marks (Australia)
Referee’s Asst. : Geoff Acton (Australia), Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)
Assessor: Stuart Beissel (New Zealand)
Head-to-Head: Played 3, Chiefs 1, Cheetahs 1, Drawn 1
In Hamilton: Played 2, Chiefs 1, Cheetahs 1
Last season: Round 5, March 3 2007: Cheetahs 22-22 Chiefs at Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein


 

Match detail

 

 

0.00 – We are waiting for the kick off.

 

11.00: The Cheetahs were the first to score some points as Eddie Fredericks ran over for the first try of the match in the corner but he did not dot the ball down until he got behind the posts.

 

12.00 : Conrad Barnard slotted the conversion.

 

19.00: Sitiveni Sivivatu gets a yellow card for a spear tackle that saw JW Jonker being flipped up over Sivivatu’s shoulders and landing on his shoulders.

 

20.00: Conrad Barnard slots the penalty.

 

22.00: Stephen Donald has shot at goal for a penalty but misses again.

 

26.00: The Chiefs have probably their best passage of play and it happens as Brendon Leonard makes a break down the line but eventually he is caught.

 

30.00: The Cheetahs concede another try Jongi Nokwe flies down the wing and scores under the posts. That means both wingers have scored tries.

 

31.00: Conrad Barnard slots the conversion again.

 

38.00: The Chiefs look to have scored a try but the ball is short of the line (Brendon Leonard would have been the tryscorer).

 

39.00: The Chiefs are awarded a penalty and they opt for the kick at goal to get some points on the board ahead of half time. Donald misses again.

 

40.00 : Half time

 

The half time Score was Chiefs 0  Cheetahs  17

 

44.00: The Chiefs opened the half with a try that was credited to Tom Harding although you are unable to see the ball being grounded due to a mass of bodies going over the line.

 

45.00: Stephen Donald converts the try.

 

48.00: The Chiefs look like a different team in the second half as they score another try and this time it’s Sitiveni Sivivatu who is the tryscorer.

 

49.00: Stephen Donald converts the try.

 

51.00: The Cheetahs are awarded a penalty for an offside offence. Conrad Barnard takes it and it’s good.

 

61.00: Brendon Leonard looks to have scored another try but the refs spots a knock forward – the replay shows the ref was correct.

 

67.00: The Chiefs score another crucial try as Callum Bruce is the tryscorer after the TMO says the try cane be awarded.

 

68.00: Stephen Donald again misses the conversion.

 

75.00: Eddie Fredericks is sent to the bin for a clotheshanger high tackle on Lelia Masaga. Frede

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