Reds beat Cheetahs in Brisbane

Last week the Reds were well beaten by the Waratahs in Sydney and as they are at home this week for the first time this year they can be expected to perform significantly better.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Cheetahs kick off and we are underway.

1.34: The Reds make a strong start as Quade Cooper finds Rod Davies with one of his passes and Davies races away, he gets caught and passes to Chris Feauai-Sautia who scores – sort of. Feauai-Sautia would have scored had Rayno Benjamin not kicked the ball away so he is yellow carded and a penalty try is awarded.

2.00: Quade Cooper slots the conversion.

3.00: The Cheetahs hit straight back. Goosen enjoys a break and passes to Willie le Roux, he is caught but the Cheetahs keep the ball alive and Shaun Venter scores. TRY!  

5.00: Goosen slots the conversion and the scores are level. What a start.

8.00: The Cheetahs are awarded a penalty so they kick for touch. The kick is sliced by Goosen so they only make about 14m. The line out is a mess as well so the Reds get the put in at the resulting scrum.  

9.00: The Reds win the scrum and run the ball but as they pass the ball down the line Boom Prinsloo intercepts and races away to score. TRY!

10.00: Goosen slots the conversion from in front. With a man down the Cheetahs have scored two tries.

11.00: The Reds hit back too as Rod Davies gets the ball on the wing and races for the line, Davies leaves everyone standing and scores a TRY in the corner.

12.00: Cooper takes the conversion from out wide and it just goes in. The scores are level again. The Cheetahs are back to 15 players.

14.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs on the half way line. Goosen takes the kick and misses. The Reds kick the ball out from the 22 drop out.

16.00: The Cheetahs are full of attack. They almost get in for another try but they knock on.

17.00: The Reds win a penalty from the scrum for driving up. The Reds kick for touch.

19.00: The Reds get the ball into the corner but they end up losing the ball and the Cheetahs get the ball back upfield to safety.

20.00: The Cheetahs win a penalty outside the Cheetahs 22 but near the middle. Quade Cooper will kick for posts.

21.00: Cooper takes the shot from about 30m out and he nails it. The Reds lead.

23.00: The Cheetahs have the ball inside the Reds half. They go through several phases but the Reds turn the ball over. They attack and go through a couple of phases but then they knock on.

25.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. it’s about 41m out. Goosen takes the shot and nails it. The scores are level.

28.00: Penalty again to the Cheetahs. Eddie Quirk gets a boot to the face and has to come off for blood.

29.00:Goosen takes the shot and misses.

31.00: The Reds have the ball and go through the phases in the Cheetahs 22. As they can’t get through we go back for a penalty as the ref was playing advantage. Cooper will kick for posts.

33.00: Cooper misses the penalty. Wide.

34.00: The Reds try to attack after the restart but Aidan Toua is just caught and he loses the ball. The Reds keep the ball alive and work the ball back into the Cheetahs 22. They win a penalty for hands in the ruck and they take it quickly. Chris Feauai-Sautia goes over in the corner. We go to the TMO to check the grounding. It’s a TRY!

35.00: Cooper takes the conversion and again he misses.

38.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Goosen takes the kick and nails it.

40.00: the siren sounds for half time but the Reds keep the all alive. They pass the ball through the hands and Cooper goes too wide. James Hanson has to chase the ball but gathers it and runs for the line to score the Reds BONUS point TRY!

41.00: Cooper takes the conversion kick and nail it. It’s half time.

The hal

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