Hurricanes beat Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

The Cheetahs have played the Hurricanes 7 times since they joined Super Rugby in 2006 through the Super 14.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
 
0.01: Beauden Barrett kicks off and we are underway.
 
2.00: Both teams still testing each other’s defence.
 
3.00: The Hurricanes winning the territory battle but the Cheetahs are edging the possession.
 
4.00: The Cheetahs kick deep but Julian Savea gets the ball and attacks, he passes to Ben May who is just stopped short. Hurricanes showing lots of intent. Penalty to the Hurricanes (Coenie Oosthuisen)
 
5.00: Beauden Barrett slots the penalty and the Hurricanes lead.
 
6.00: The Cheetahs apply some pressure after the re-start but the Hurricanes hold them out. The Cheetahs then knock on.
 
7.00: The Hurricanes concede a penalty in their half and the Cheetahs take it quickly.
 
10.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Burton Francis takes the kick but misses.
 
11.00: The Hurricanes win a penalty this time so Barrett takes the kick and nails it.  
 
12.00: The Cheetahs break out but they are called back for a forward pass/knock on.
 
14.00: The Hurricanes attack from just inside their half but a Cheetahs player intentionally knocks the ball down as they attack – the TMO checks that it was Robert Ebersohn so he is shown a yellow card. The Hurricanes have a penalty.
 
15.00: Barrett slots the penalty extending the lead.
 
18.00: Hennie Daniller breaks down the wing for the Cheetahs, he is then caught and the Hurricanes turn the ball over. Barrett kicks and chases and Rhule gets back. Brussow gets to the breakdown and wins a penalty for the Cheetahs behind where Daniller first made the break.
 
20.00: The Hurricanes are keeping the pressure on the Cheetahs and preventing them from making territory.
 
23.00: The Cheetahs get a maul rolling and then Adriaan Strauss races away. He is caught but the Cheetahs keep the ball alive and then they win a 5m penalty. Francis will kick.
 
24.00: Burton Francis nails the penalty as the medics help Willie le Roux. Ebersohn is back on.
 
27.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Francis takes the kick and slots it.
 
30.00: The Hurricanes win a penalty for hands in the ruck. Frans Viljoen chirps the ref so the Hurricanes get the penalty moved 10m closer. Barrett slots the penalty.
 
33.00: Coenie Oosthuisen enjoys a break for the Cheetahs, the Hurricanes manage to stop him and they have to kick the ball out.
 
36.00: Coenie Oosthuisen has another run and bashes into Jack Lam. He bounces off and has to go for a concussion test. Burton Francis has a penalty kick for posts. He nails it.
 
37.00: Frans Viljoen has a finger dislocated so he has it popped back in and carries on. The Hurricanes win a line out and kick downfield, Daniller gets back and boots the ball to the halfway line.  
 
39.00: The Hurricanes have the ball on attack.
 
40.00: The siren sounds as the Hurricanes try to move the ball. The Cheetahs almost get an intercept but the Hurricanes get the ball back. The Cheetahs then turn the ball over and attack. The Canes get the ball back again and kick it out. However the ref awards the Cheetahs a penalty.
 
41.00: Burton Francis takes the kick and levels the scores. It’s half time.

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