Crusaders beat Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Cheetahs and the Crusaders the men from Christchurch in New Zealand the Crusaders have won three and lost two.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Cheetahs kick off and we are underway.

The Cheetahs chase the ball after the restart and Sarel Pretorius charges down Colin Slade’s clearance kick. The ball is dotted down in the dead ball area. Early pressure from the Cheetahs.

2.00:The match is like tennis match in the opening phase as both teams look for territory with the boot.

3.00: The Crusaders win a line out and attack in the Cheetahs half. They go through 10 phases and make steady ground going forward.

4.00: The Cheetahs lose Johan Goosen as he takes a knock and will go off for a concussion test – he is also holding his shoulder a little. Elgar Watts comes on.

5.00: The Cheetahs win a penalty which relieves some pressure as the Crusaders have dominated so far. They kick for touch.

7.00: The Crusaders win a penalty in front but out of the Cheetahs 22. Slade will take the kick. He just misses.

10.00: Another penalty to the Crusaders. Colin Slade takes his time with the kick and this one he nails. The Crusaders lead.

14.00: Johan Goosen came back on but has now been replaced by Elgar Watts again. He looks a bit battered.

15.00: The Cheetahs win a penalty for illegal scrumming. Watts kicks for touch.

The Cheetahs win the line out and Johann Sadie breaks through the Crusaders defence and he passes to Cornal Hendricks who is tackled as he goes over the line but scores. TRY!

17.00: Watts slots the conversion from the touchline.

21.00: Willie le Roux takes a knock and gets some help from the medics but carries on. The Cheetahs concede a penalty for illegal scrumming so Slade has another shot at goal.

22.00: Slade takes the kick and nails it.

25.00: Sarel Pretorius picks up a loose ball for the Cheetahs and races away for the line. He beats everyone to the tryline and scores. However we go to the TMO and there was a knock on before he got the ball. No try.

27.00: The Crusaders win a line out and go through several phases on attack but they pass the ball a little too freely and the ball goes out.

28.00: The Crusaders get the ball from a quick throw in and they chip ahead and Israel Dagg chases the ball gathers it and scores. TRY!

29.00: Colin Slade takes the conversion kick and nails it.

31.00: The Crusaders are caught offside – in front of the kicker – so the Cheetahs are awarded a penalty. Watts nails the penalty.

35.00: The Cheetahs concede another penalty so Slade gets another shot. He strikes it well and nails it.

37.00: The Cheetahs go offside again and Slade gets an easy penalty kick. He nails it.

40.00: The siren sounds and the Crusaders have the ball so they kick it out. That’s it. Half time.

The half time score was Cheetahs 10 Crusaders 19

The Crusaders kick off and we are underway.

41.00: The Crusaders get the perfect start as Kieran Read gets the ball back after the kick off and passes to Nemani Nadolo and he jumps over Willie le Roux and scores his first TRY!

42.00: Slade adds the conversion.

44.00: The Cheetahs almost get away as they attack but the final pass goes into touch.

45.00: There is a break in play for an injury to a play and a TMO review. The games resumes.

47.00: Sarel Pretorius makes a break for the Cheetahs. He almost gets through but is tackled and knocks on when he loses the ball forward.

49.00: The Cheetahs get the ball in broken play and after a couple of passes Sarel Pretorius gets the ball and races away for the line. TRY! Awful defence from the Crusaders.

51.00: Elgar Watts takes the conversion and he nails i

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