Sharks beat Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Bloemfontein based Cheetahs and the Durban based Sharks the Cheetahs have won three and the Sharks two.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Sharks kick off and we are underway. The Sharks infringe from the kick off so the Cheetahs kick for touch. 

2.00: The Cheetahs get the ball into the Sharks half but they knock on. 

4.00: The scrums have to be reset which eats up time. Bismarck du Plessis already having lots to talk about with the referee. Free kick to the Cheetahs they run it. 

6.00:The Cheetahs win a penalty. Willie du Plessis who has replaced Joe Pietersen due to flu takes the shot and nails it. The Cheetahs lead. 

8.00:  The Sharks go through the phases working the ball to the Cheetahs 5 line. Frans Steyn gets the ball and crashes over for the first TRY 

9.00: Patrick Lambie adds the conversion. The Sharks lead. 

13.00; The Cheetahs build up some pressure for the Sharks pinning them back in their 22. 

15.00 : Frans Steyn tries to relieve some pressure on the Sharks with a kick upfield but we go back for a knock on. 

18.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Du Plessis takes the kick but misses. 

21.00: The Cheetahs move the ball through the hands and they almost get Raymond Rhule through but instead he is caught and the Sharks have a penalty for holding on. 

22.00: Lambie kicks for touch. 

24.00: The handbags come out after Lambie is taken high by Jean Cook. The Sharks get a penalty. Lambie will kick for posts. 

25.00: Lambie slots the penalty to extend the lead. 

28.00: The Sharks rumble the ball up to the line after a line out and they almost get driven into touch but they recover and Marcell Coetzee scores. TRY 

29.00: Lambie takes the conversion kick from the touchline and he hits the post. 

32.00: The Sharks almost do exactly what they did before and again Coetzee goes over for his second. 

33.00: Lambie takes the conversion from the same place and this one he nails. 

36.00: Pieter-Steph du Toit  goes down after a tackle. He looks to be in real pain. The medics come rushing in. He has to leave the field. 

37.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Du Plessis kicks for touch and the line out. 

38.00: The Sharks get the ball after the line out and Lambie clears the ball into touch. 

40.00: The siren sounds for half time. It is half time. 

The half time score was Cheetahs 3 Sharks 22

The Cheetahs kick off and we are underway with the second half. 

42.00: The Cheetahs are playing the second half with a greater urgency. 

45.00: The Sharks work the ball up to the Cheetahs 5m line but then the Cheetahs turn the ball over. 

47.00: The Cheetahs almost get away from the Sharks but Willie le Roux’s pass to Raymond Rhule is forward. Sharks scrum. 

51.00: Heinrich Brussow comes on for the Cheetahs. 

55.00: Tendai Mtawarira comes off and Dale Chadwick comes on for the Sharks. The game is being played largely in the middle of the field near the half way line. 

56.00: Coenie Oosthuizen comes off for the Cheetahs. 

57.00: The Cheetahs win a line out but the Sharks drive them straight back into touch. 

61.00: The Sharks drive for the line and they go over. We go to the TMO to check the grounding and some other problems. No try as Coetzee was detatched. 

64.00: Sharks still looking for the bonus point try but the Cheetahs are pushing them back in the Sharks half. 

69.00: The Sharks work the ball into the Cheetahs half. However they concede a free kick from the scrum. 

71.00: The Sharks unleash Lwazi Mvovo down the wing but the Cheetahs just manage to catch him. 

74.00: The Sharks move the ball through the hands and they stretch the Cheetahs defence and they go over in the corner. Jack Wilson goes over in the corner. The TMO checks. Bonus point TRY. 

74.00: Lambie misses the conversion. 

77.00: The heavens open as the rain starts to pour down. The Cheetahs win a line out in the Sharks 22. They drive towards the line but the Sharks concede a penalty. 

78.00: Brussow takes the quick tap and the Cheetahs get to the 5m line.

The Chetahs keep attacking the Sharks and eventually they find a hole and Francois Venter slips through and scores. TRY!  

79.00: The conversion is added by Brummer.

80.00; The whistle goes for full time. That’s it the Sharks win. 

The full time score is Cheetahs 10 (3) Sharks 27 (22)


Tries – F.Venter
Pen – W. du Plessis
Con – F,Brummer
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – F.Steyn, M.Coetzee 2, J.Wilson
Pen – P.Lambie
Con – P.Lambie 2
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Chris Pollock
Assistant Ref 1:Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Ref 2:Lourens van der Merwe
TMO :Johan Greeff



1. Danie Mienie,2. Torsten van Jaarsveld,3 . Coenie Oosthuizen,4. Carl Wegner,5. Francois Uys (C ),6. Oupa Mohoje,7. Jean Cook,8. Boom Prinsloo,9. Sarel Pretorius (VC),10. Willie du Plessis,,11. Raymond Rhule,12 .Francois Venter,13. Johann Sadie,14 Cornal Hendricks,15 Willie le Roux,

Replacements :16. BG Uys,17. Stephan Coetzee,18. Maks van Dyk,19. Heinrich Brussow,20. Steven Sykes,21. ,Tian Meyer,22. ,Brummer,23. Clayton Blommetjies


15. SP Marais , 14. Odwa Ndungane , 13. JP Pietersen , 12. Francois Steyn , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Patrick Lambie , 9. Cobus Reinach , 8. Ryan Kankowski , 7. Renaldo Bothma , 6. Marcell Coetzee , 5. Pieter-Steph du Toit , 4. Mouritz Botha , 3. Jannie du Plessis , 2. Bismarck du Plessis (C) , 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements , 16. Kyle Cooper , 17. Dale Chadwick / Thomas du Toit , 18. Lourens Adriaanse , 19. Marco Wentzel / Lubabalo Mtyanda , 20. Tera Mtembu , 21. Conrad Hoffmann , 22. Andre Esterhuizen , 23. Jack Wilson

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