Bulls beat Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

This South African Super Rugby derby match between the Cheetahs and Bulls could go a long way to deciding who wins the South African Conference.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
 
The Bulls kick off and we are underway.
 
2.00: The Cheetahs survive some early pressure from the Bulls. They work the ball in to Bulls half for a line out.
 
3.00: The Bulls win a line out on the Cheetahs throw. The Bulls attack and Bassson races down the wing. He boots ahead and is tackled and loses the ball and JJ Engelbrecht dots the ball down for the TRY. The TMO will check. Knock on by Basson.
 
4.00: The stadium is packed. 32 220 fans in attendance. The Cheetahs win a penalty from the scrum. The Cheetahs kick for touch.
 
5.00: The Bulls win the line out and Werner Kruger attacks. He loses the ball and the Cheetahs try to attack.
 
7.00: Bulls possession is at 85%. The Bulls get the ball in the Cheetahs 22. Werner Kruger powers over the line. TRY!
 
8.00: Morne Steyn adds the conversion.
 
12.00: The Cheetahs are getting into the game a lot more. They go through 9 phases with the ball and then Willie le Roux chips through the Bulls and chases and gets the ball outpaces everyone and scores. TRY! Class.
 
13.00: Riaan Smit slots the conversion.
 
15.00: The Bulls are back on attack. Building up the pressure with phase after phase. Up to 9 phases and they are at the 5m line.
 
16.00: After 12 phases the Bulls win a penalty. Adriaan Strauss for not rolling away. The Bulls kick for the corner as they want the try.
 
17.00: The Bulls drive over the line with the mail and Deon Stegmann scores. TRY!
 
18.00: Morne Steyn adds the conversion.
 
20.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs as the Bulls pushed after the whistle.
 
21.00: Bulls territory is at 65%
 
24.00: Zane Kirchner has come on for Lionel Mapoe and the Cheetahs kick straight to him. He kicks the ball straight out. There is a hold up in the game due to an injury to Pierre Spies. The game resumes.
 
27.00: The Cheetahs win a penalty from the scrum. Smit takes the shot and nails it.
 
31.00: Another penalty for the Cheetahs from the scrum as Dean Greyling lost his bind. Daniller kicks the ball downfield, the Bulls kick it back and Le Roux finds touch.
 
34.00: The Cheetahs try to attack with the ball just inside their half but the Bulls push them sideways and into touch.
 
36.00: The Bull go through seven phases on attack but the Cheetahs defend and the Bulls lose the ball.
 
39.00:  Lappies Labuschagne has to come off for blood as the Bulls are awarded a penalty. Steyn will kick for posts.
 
40.00: Steyn takes the shot and slots it. It’s half time.
 
The half time score was Cheetahs 10 Bulls 17
 
The second half is underway.
 
41.00: The Bulls pass the ball down the line but Kirchner knocks on.
 
42.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Dean Greyling gets another warning for collapsing at the scrum. Riaan Smit takes the penalty and slots it.
 
44.00: Dean Greyling comes off.
 
46.00: The Bulls start their build up again. They go through 14 phases in the Cheetahs 22. The last pass is forward though. Francois Uys is down injured. He may have to come off. We go back for a penalty. Steyn bangs it over.
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