Blues blow Cheetahs away

This was a live score update.


The Blues will be looking to bounce back from last week’s Shark bite against the Cheetahs who have never won in New Zealand or Australia since the Super 14 began.

Head to Head : Played 3 Blues won 3

Last year: Blues 50, Cheetahs 26 at Bloemfontein

Last three results
2008 Blues won 50-26 Bloemfontein
2007 Blues won 26-8 Auckland
2006 Blues won 34-33 Bloemfontein

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.


3.00: The Blues get an almost perfect start as the Cheetahs defence slips and allows Anthony Tuitavake to run in a try half way between the flag and the posts.


4.00: Jimmy Gopperth slots the conversion to put the Blues comfortably in front.


6.00: The Cheetahs day just gets worse as Wayne van Heerden is sent to the bin for 10 minutes.


8.00; Jimmy Gopperth slots the resulting penalty to  put the Blues 10 points ahead.


10.00;Anthony Tuitavake  puts in a thumping tackle on a Cheetahs player which thrills the crowd.


11.00: Keven Mealamu’s second lineout goes wrong – skew.


15.00: The Blues score a sniping try off the back of a scrum as Chris Lowrey scores the Blues second try. Oooh this could get ugly for the Cheetahs.


15.00: Jimmy Gopperth slots the conversion.


17.00: Wayne van Heerden comes back on for the Cheetahs.


18.00: Danwel Demas puts in a high kick on attack but the ball goes backwards which sums the day up so far for the Cheetahs.


21.00: Isaia Toeava makes a break down the line but as he gets to the line he is tackled and the pass to Rene Ranger goes to ground.


25.00: Slightly better play from the Cheetahs but the Blues still look dangerous and in charge. Hendro Scholtz gets some medical attention on the field.


27.00: Ali Williams gets an intercept pass and runs as fast as he can down the line put gets caught and puts a foot in touch.


29.00: Toeava kicks for touch but doesn’t find it. This allows the Cheetahs to counterattack but it comes to nothing.


31.00: The Cheetahs lose their tighthead – Bees Roux is helped from the field with a leg injury.  Kobus Calldo comes on as replacement. Hooker Adriaan Strauss is also struggling.


33.00: Adriann Strauss goes off for the Cheetahs and is replaced by Richardt Strauss which means two of their front row has been changed already.


37.00: The Cheetahs finally get some reward for their efforts as Corne Uys gets the ball at pace and scores next to the posts.


38.00: Jacques-Louis Potgieter slots the conversion and the Cheetahs have 7 points.


40.00: The Cheetahs get blown up for offside.


40:45: The siren goes for half time.


41.00: Jimmy Gopperth takes the kick for the offside offence and the ball just gets there to add three points.


The half time score was Blues 20 Cheetahs 7


The second half is underway.


41.00: The Blues get an even better start to the second half than they did at the start of the match as they put in two quick passes which allows Isaia Toeava to break through for the Blues and he scores under the posts.



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