Cheetahs slump to defeat in Brisbane

This was a live match report.




top half of the table, and such a goal is easily reachable if they pull off the wins in the final three rounds.

Coach Rassie Erasmus is leaving the franchise for a Bok coaching position, and, as his side currently lies in 11th spot, would be hoping to show improvement by attaining a position higher than 10th, which was a good start for the new Cheetahs franchise.

Both sides perhaps suffer from a severe lack of depth, and that has hampered their efforts this year.


Match detail


The Cheetahs Meyer Bosman got the first points of the match with a penalty.


The Reds fired straight back with a try by James Horwill which was converted by Clinton Schifcofske.


In the 30th minute Ben Tune picked up an intercepted pass and ran half the field to score the Reds second try.

Schifcofske converted again.


On the stroke of half time Meyer Bosman had a shot at goal after the Cheetahs were given a penalty but missed.


The half time score was Reds 14 Cheetahs 3


Straight after half time the Cheetahs got a try by Kabamaba Floors which was converted by Bosman.


The Reds again fired straight back with a penalty from Clinton Schifcofske.


The Cheetahs clawed back three points as Meyer Bosman slotted a penalty in the 61st minute.


Again the Reds scored directly after the Cheetahs score and this time it was Clinton Schifcofske who slotted a penalty.


Clinton Schifcofske had a shot at goal in the 77th minute and slotted another penalty.


Report to follow


Full time Score Reds 23 Cheetahs 13





Tries –  James Horwill,Ben Tune
Penalties – Clinton Schifcofske (3)
Conv. – Clinton Schifcofske (2)



Tries -Floors
Penalties – Meyer Bosman (2)
Conv. -Bosman



Reds: 15 Clinton Schifcofske, 14 Andrew Walker, 13 Ben Tune, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Peter Hynes, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nic Berry, 8 John Roe (c), 7 Tom McVerry, 6 Mitch Chapman, 5 James Horwill, 4 Hugh McMeniman, 3 David Te Moana, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Tama Tuirirangi
Replacements: 16 Sean Hardman, 17 Herman Hunt, 18 Ed O’Donoghue, 19 David Croft, 20 Will Genia, 21 Andrew Brown, 22 Brando Va’aulu

Cheetahs: 15 Philip Burger, 14 Eddie Fredericks, 13 Marius Joubert, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Ronnie Cooke, 10 Herkie Kruger, 9 Falie Oelschig, 8 Kabamba Floors, 7 Juan Smith (c), 6 Duane Vermeulen, 5 Rory Duncan, 4 Corniel van Zyl, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Richardt Strauss, 1 Wian du Preez.
Replacements: 16 Hans van Dyk, 17 Ollie le Roux, 18 Bian Vermaak, 19 Heinrich Brussouw, 20 Ryno van der Merwe, 21 Michael Classens, 22 Tiger Mangweni.

Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Chris Pollock (New Zealand), James Scholtens (Australia)
Television match official: Dan Cheever (Australia)
Assessor: Ian Scotney

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