Chiefs draw with Cheetahs in Hamilton

Last week the Chiefs were played off the park by the Stormers who put in what looked to be the most complete performance of the tournament. The question is – were the Chiefs that bad or were the Stormers that good ?


Match detail


We are waiting for the kick off. The Cheetahs kick off and we are underway.

 

2.00: The Cheetahs win the first line out but they give away a penalty so Donald will kick for posts.

 

3.00: Donald takes the shot and misses.

 

4.00: Tim Nanai-Williams makes a break and passes to the back line and the support comes in Colin Bourke who makes a little more ground and then reaches for the line and scores!

 

5.00: Stephen Donald takes the conversion kick and misses.

 

6.00: The Chiefs give away a penalty so Naas Olivier takes a shot at the posts and nails it from almost the touchline.

 

8.00: The Chiefs are working together well as they run the ball into the  Cheetahs 25. The Cheetahs give away a penalty so the Chiefs take it quickly and send a long wide pass out to Dwayne Sweeney who scores in the corner.

 

10.00: Stephen Donald takes the conversion kick and sends it well wide.

 

11.00: A high tackle by the Chiefs sees the Cheetahs getting a penalty which they take quickly and dart for the line. As they go over the line Sarel Pretorius loses the ball forward. Chiefs 5m scrum.  

 

12.00: The chiefs win the scrum and clear the ball.

 

14.00: The Cheetahs suffer a blow as Sarel Pretorius comes off and Tewis de Bruyn comes on.

 

16.00: The Chiefs put the Cheetahs under pressure in their 25. Nokwe has to carry the ball over the line so we have a Chiefs 5m attacking scrum.

 

18.00: The Chiefs win the scrum and swing the ball wide. They go through the phases go over at the 5m line. They are however held up. The Chiefs recycle and swing the ball to Nanai-Williams who is taken high but the game continues and after a couple more phases Toby Smith goes over.

 

19.00: Stephen Donald takes the conversion and again misses.

 

21.00:The Cheetahs win a line out and set up a maul. The maul gets some serious momentum and drives over for the try. Davon Raubenheimer comes up with the ball.

 

22.00: Olivier takes the conversion and nails it.

 

25.00: The Cheetahs get another penalty so Olivier gets another chance to add some points. He just misses.

 

28.00: The Chiefs start to pick away at the Cheetahs defence. The Cheetahs get a penalty so Donald will take another shot at posts. The crowd boos as he has missed a few already. This one he misses again – probably the worst.

 

32.00: Another penalty by the Cheetahs so this time Donald kicks for the corner.

 

33.00: The Chiefs win the line and drive for the line. The maul edges forward and Hika Elliot scores the bonus point try.

 

34.00: Donald takes the conversion and improves the shot but still misses.

 

35.00: Sitiveni Sivivatu makes some ground for the Chiefs but as the Chiefs recycle they get shoved into touch.

 

38.00: The Cheetahs start to move the ball out of their half but they get blown up for not releasing. Donald kicks for the corner.

 

39.00: The Chiefs win the line out and again set up the maul. Juan Smith pulls the maul down but the Chiefs drive over and the get held up. We go back for the penalty of pulling the maul down.

&n

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