Cheetahs beat Blues in Bloemfontein

The Cheetahs and the Blues are both chasing a place in the Super Rugby play offs and a loss this weekend will almost certainly rule them out of the top six.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
 
The Blues kick off and we are underway.
 
2.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs.  Riaan Smit takes the kick and slots it.
 
4.00: The Blues hit back almost straight away as Peter Saili breaks through the Cheetahs defence and he passes to Jamison Gibson-Park who scores the opening TRY!.
 
5.00: Baden Kerr slots the conversion and the Blues lead.
 
8.00: Charles Piutau loses the ball from a high kick and effectively hands it to the Cheetahs but Willie le Roux drops it as he tries to break away.
 
9.00: The Cheetahs go on attack and Willie le Roux gets into space but his pass is poor as he passes in front of Piet van Zyl who can’t get to the ball.
 
11.00: Cheetahs possession is currently at 70 %. Coenie Oosthuizen concedes a penalty so the Blues kick into touch.  
 
16.00: Penalty from the scrum to the Cheetahs. Smit takes the kick and slots it.
 
20.00: The Cheetahs are dominating territory and possession but the Blues are just sucking it all up.
 
21.00: The Cheetahs get to the line after 7 phases but then Heinrich Brussow knocks the ball on.
 
22.00: The Cheetahs get the ball from a turn over scrum and  Philip van der Walt reaches for the line and scores. TRY!
 
22.00: Smit adds the conversion.
 
26.00: Penalty to the Blues from the scrum. Baden Kerr takes the kick and slots it.
 
27.00: The Cheetahs chip the ball through the Blues defence and Johann Sadie chases but knocks on as he goes over the line. No try.
 
28.00: The Cheetahs continue to bang away at the Blues line. They win a penalty. Smit takes the shot and nails it.
 
32.00: The Blues are awarded a penalty so Baden Kerr takes the kick from almost the touch line. He misses.
 
34.00: The Cheetahs almost get through again but Piet van Zyl is brought to ground and the chance goes begging.
 
37.00: The Cheetahs are awarded their 6th penalty. (The Blues have been awarded 3) Smit lines up and slots the penalty.
 
40.00: The Cheetahs have a scrum before the siren. They win the scrum and clear the ball but the siren sounds so they kick it out. It’s half time.
 
The half time score is Cheetahs 19 Blues 10
 
The second half is underway.
 
41.00: The Cheetahs try to attack down the wing but the Blues (Rene Ranger) puts in a try saving tackle.
 
44.00: Penalty to the Blues as Coenie Oosthuizen is not scrumming straight. They run it.
 
46.00: The Cheetahs continue to hammer away at the Blues. Sadie almost gets through but the Blues turn the ball over.
 
47.00: Rene Ranger gets the ball from a Cheetahs chip kick in the Blues 22 and slices through the Cheetahs defence. Raymond Rhule manages to get back and just catches him.
 
51.00: The Cheetahs are going through the phases and Ligtoring Landman gets the ball from Willie le Roux and runs in the try as the Blues think the ball was forward. The TMO checks and the pass was forward. No try.
 
54.00: There is a break in play for an injury to Luke Braid.
 
57.00: Penalty to the Blues. Baden Kerr takes the shot and nails it for the first points of the second half.

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