Lions hold out Cheetahs to start with a win

This was a live score update.



Match Preview


The first local derby of the Super 14 will be one of the most intense as the Lions and the Cheetahs used to make up one team and played as the Cats.




Last three results


2008: Lions won 23-22 in Bloemfontein
2007: Cheetahs won 16-10 in Johannesburg
2006: Cheetahs won 28-23 in Kimberley (Lions were the Cats in 2006)

Head to Head: Played 3 – Cheetahs 2, Lions 1
Last year: Lions 23, Cheetahs 22 at Bloemfontein


Match detail


We are waiting for the kick off.


The match is underway.


2.00: The Lions start off at pace and come close to scoring but the Cheetahs defence holds strong.


 9.00: The Lions get a penalty so Earl Rose gets a chance to put the Lions on the scoreboard but the ball hits the post.


12.00: Jaque Fourie makes a break down the line and Henno Mentz gets the ball at the last minute to Cobus Grobbelaar who dives over for the first points. Try.


13.00: Earl Rose converts the try.


15.00: The Lions get blown up for offside so the Cheetahs get a penalty and Jacques-Louis Potgieter kicks it.


17.00: Juan Smith makes a great break and passes to Brussow who passes to Frans Viljoen who dives over to score the Cheetahs first try.


18.00: Jacques-Louis Potgieter hits the post with the conversion.


25.00: Heinrich Brussow gets sent to the bin for 10 minutes.


28.00: The Lions surge again and this time it’s  Ashwin Willemse who scores a try for the Lions.


29.00: Earl Rose converts the try.


33.00: This game is being played at some pace. Henno Mentz blasts down the line and scores the Lions third try.


35.00: Earl Rose slots the conversion.


39.00: Danwel Demas has a dangerous run for the Cheetahs but he is caught and the siren for half time goes. The Cheetahs however have a penalty.


41.18 : Jacques-Louis Potgieter slots the penalty.

The half time score was Lions 21 Cheetahs 11


The second half is underway.


41.00: Ashwin Willemse gives a penalty away so the Cheetahs have a shot at goal.


42.00: Jacques-Louis Potgieter misses so there is no change in the score.


45.00: Another penalty for the Cheetahs so Jacques-Louis Potgieter gets another shot and this time he gets it.


46.00: Meyer Bosman gets sent to the bin for lifting in the tackle.


47.00: Ashwin Willemse shows his pace in broken play and runs the the Lions fourth try. Created by Jano Vermaak.


49.00: Earl Rose slots the conversion.


53.00: Andre Pretorius comes on for the Lions.


56.00; Henno Mentz is looking dangerous for the Lions as he has another run but in caught.


57.00: Van Zyl of the Cheetahs has a great run but Louis Ludik catches him.


60.00: The Cheetahs go on attack but the Lions defence hol

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