Brumbies bloom in Bloemfontein

Eight weeks into the tournament and the Cheetahs finally get a home game. It seems unbelievable but it is surely unfair.


The last placed Cheetahs have not won a match since this week a year ago. On April the 5th last year they beat the Reds in

 

Venue: Vodacom Park, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: Saturday 4th April, 3pm (local), 12am (Sun, AEDT)
Last year: Brumbies 29, Cheetahs 23 at Canberra
Head to Head: Played 3 – Brumbies 2, Cheetahs 1

Last three results


2008 Brumbies won 23-29 in Canberra
2007 Cheetahs won 38-20 in Bloemfontein
2006 Brumbies won 20-53 in Canberra

 

 

Match detail


We are waiting for the kick off.

 

The match is underway.

 

2.00: Straight from the kick off the Brumbies try to play their fast paced attack.

 

5.00: Christian Lealiifano gets the Brumnbies on the board with a drop goal.

 

8.00: The Brumbies manage to open up the Cheetahs defence and come close to scoring but George Smith just knocks on at the line.

 

10.00: Christian Lealiifano gets the ball after a scrum and sidesteps two Cheetahs defenders to run in what looks like a fairly easy try.

 

10.00: Stirling Mortlock slots the conversion.

 

12.00: Mitchell Chapman opens up the Cheetahs defence and makes it look easy. A last gasp tackle saves the try.

 

13.00: The Brumbies drive over the try line so we upstairs to see if a try has been scored. No try. Brumbies 5m scrum.

 

21.00: Better play from the Cheetahs see them working the ball into the Brumbies half.

 

23.00:  Jacques-Louis Potgieter manages to find some space in the Brumies defence. As the support comes they swing it wide but knock the ball on. The Cheetahs however get a penalty for offside.

 

 24.00:  Jacques-Louis Potgieter slots the penalty.

 

28.00: The Brumbies are awarded a penalty for “lazy running” so Stirling Mortlock takes the kick and slots it.  

 

31.00: The Cheetahs step up the pace a little. They catch the Brumbies offside so  Jacques-Louis Potgieter takes the kick and slots it.

 

32.00: Mark Chisholm comes off holding his arm.

 

34.00: Jongi Nokwe scores the Cheetahs first try after they create the overlap on the wing.

 

35.00: Jacques-Louis Potgieter adds the conversion.

 

37.00: The Cheetahs get another penalty so Jacques-Louis Potgieter  takes the kick but misses.

 

38.00: The Brumbies go on attack but Peter Kimlin knocks the ball on in the tackle.

 

39.00: Stirling Mortlock gives penalty away for an intentional knockdown. Jacques-Louis Potgieter takes the kick and misses. Half time.

 

The half time score was Cheetahs 13 Brumbies 13

 

The Second half is underway. Juan Smith has come on for the Cheetahs.

 

41.00: The Cheetahs get an almost perfect start as the Brumbies give away a penalty.

 

47.00: The Cheetahs think they have scored a try but they are called back for offside.

 

47.00: Mark Gerrard scores the Brumbies second try after showing some good soccer skills.

 

48.00: Stirling Mortlock takes the conversion and slots it.

 

50.00: The Brumbies attack again and swing it wi

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