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- 3rd Mar 2012
- KO 15:05
Cheetahs v Bulls - Live
full-time Cheetahs 19 Bulls 51
80 From a scrum inside their 22, the Bulls' replacement fly-half Louis Fouche puts the ball into touch. The Pretoria-based side have made a huge statement with this result and certainly sent out a warning sign to other teams in the competition. They've dominated from the outset and are deserved winners. Unfortunately the hosts will have to go back to the drawing board. They were totally outplayed in all facets of play and will have to bounce back from this setback soon if they don't want to be counted amongst the also-rans in the tournament.
78 YELLOW CARD, BULLS, POTGIETER! Jacques Potgieter is sent to the sin bin after he executes a shoulder charge on Heinrich Brussouw.
75 Pierre Spies shows that despite the score the Bulls are not celebrating yet when he hauls in Piet van Zyl and bundles him into touch. What a tackle!
72 CONVERSION, BULLS, STEYN! 19-51. Steyn brings up the visitors' half century when kicks his sixth conversion.
71 TRY, BULLS, KIRCHNER! 19-49. Zane Kirchner scores after a moment of brilliance. he puts in a chip kick over Sias Ebersohn's head and regathers before dotting down under the posts!
69 CONVERSION, BULLS, STEYN! 19-44. Steyn adds his 19th point when he slots the easy spot kick.
68 TRY, BULLS, ENGELBRECHT! 19-42. JJ Engelbrecht intercepts a pass from Phillip Snyman inside the Cheetahs' 22 and scores under the posts.
67 CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 19-37. Johan Goosen adds the extras to narrow the gap!
66 TRY, CHEETAHS, ADRIAAN STRAUSS! 17-37. The Cheetahs captain scores his team's first try when he forces his way over the tryline from close quarters.
63 RED CARD, BULLS, HOUGAARD! Referee Joubert gives Francois Hougaard his marching orders after consulting his assistant when the Bulls scrum-half executes a tip-tackle on Robert Ebersohn.
60 Everything seems to be going wrong for the home side! This time captain Adriaan Strauss knocks on while his side goes on a driving maul.
58 PENALTY, BULLS, STEYN! 12-37. Another three points from the boot of the prolific Bulls goal-kicker after Adriaanse is penalised again. This time for holding onto the ball on the ground.
56 PENALTY, BULLS, STEYN! 12-34. Morne Steyn succeeds with another three-pointer after Lourens Adriaanse is penalised for an off-the-ball incident.
51 The Bulls' defence hold out and when Adriaan Strauss is isolated close to the right-hand corner flag, Jacques Potgieter does well to win a turnover.
50 The Cheetahs are camped on the Bulls' tryline! They've had several goes at crossing over but are met by a solid wall of defenders.
47 The Bulls forwards are pinned for going off their feet a ruck deep inside the Cheetahs' half. Goosen puts the ball into touch on the Bulls' five metre line. what a great touch finder!
44 Goosen puts the ball into touch inside the Bulls 22. This after the Cheetahs are awarded a penalty just inside their half when Jacques Potgieter goes offside.
42 Naka Drotske makes his first change when Bok flanker Ashley Johnson comes on for Philip van der Walt.
40 Morne Steyn gets the second half underway! His kick is deep and Izak van der Westhuizen gathers.
Half-time Cheetahs 12 Bulls 31
40 CONVERSION, BULLS, STEYN! 12-31. Morne Steyn adds another two points to give his side a 19 point lead at half-time! The Bulls have been dominant and certainly deserve their lead. Four tries in the opening 40 means that they already have their bonus point! The Cheetahs will have to improve considerably after the break if they want to win this one. I expect Naka Drotske will make several changes because his run-on side are not coming to the party.
40 TRY, BULLS, KIRCHNER! 12-29.The Bulls are on the attack at a lineout close to the halfway line and Wynand Olivier makes a clean break in the back-line before offloading to Ndungane who in turn passes inside to Kirchner who dots down under the posts.
39 PENALTY, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 12-24. Goosen succeeds with his fourth spot kick after the Bulls are pinned for being offside.
36 CONVERSION, BULLS, STEYN! 9-24. Morne Steyn slots the easy conversion and has now scored 1000 Super Rugby points!
35 TRY, BULLS, BASSON! 9-22. Bjorn Basson rounds off under the posts after the ball goes through the Bulls' backs.
32 PENALTY, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 9-17. Goosens succeeds with another three-pointer after Zane Kirchner is pinned for not rolling away after making a tackle.
29 CONVERSION, BULLS, STEYN! 6-17. Morne Steyn makes no mistake with the spot kick.
28 TRY, BULLS, KRUGER! 6-15. The Bulls forwards go on the drive and Werner Kruger dots down under a mass of bodies to extend his side's lead.
26 PENALTY, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 6-10. Johan Goosen narrows the gap with a penalty from 48 metres out after Dean Greyling is penalised for an infringement at a scrum.
24 Bjorn Basson does well to thwart a Cheetahs attack and in the process also win a turnover. His good work comes to nothing though when Francois Venter knocks on a pass from Steyn close to the halfway line.
21 Pierre Spies puts in a fine clearance kick from inside his own half which rolls out about 10 metres from the Cheetahs' tryline.
16 Referee Craig Joubert awards the Bulls a penalty when the Cheetahs are pinned as several of their players go off their feet at a ruck inside the Bulls' half.
15 The Cheetahs are awarded a penalty just outside their 22 when Juandre Kruger plays the ball on the ground.
14 Morne Steyn shows he's human after all when he misses a penalty from about 52 metres out. This after the Cheetahs infringe at a ruck.
11 CONVERSION, BULLS, STEYN! 3-10. Morne adds the extras to extend his side's lead.
10 TRY, BULLS, GREYLING! 3-8. Dean Greyling barges over the tryline with three defenders on his back. Once again the referee asks the TMO to make the decision but this time the call goes in the Bulls' favour.
8 Bjorn Basson has a tried disallowed by the television match official, who rules that he was tackled into touch by Robert Ebersohn.
7 PENALTY, BULLS, STEYN! 3-3. Morne Steyn levels the score with a spot kick from just inside his half after WP Nel is blown up for collapsing a maul.
5 Morne Steyn tests Hennie Danniller with a high up-and-under! The full-back remains calm despite huge pressure from several charging Bulls and calls for a mark.
3 PENALTY, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 3-0. Johan Goosen scores the game's first points after Flip van der Merwe is penalised for not rolling away after making a tackle.
Kick-off Johan Goosen gets us started! His kick is gathered by Akona Ndungane and it soon comes out to Morne Steyn who puts the ball into touch about five metres short of the halfway line.
Team News The Bulls welcome back Springbok centre Wynand Olivier into their starting XV. Olivier is the only change to the side that beat the Sharks 18-13 in Pretoria last week. He also takes over the vice-captaincy and replaces Johann Sadie, who was ruled out for three weeks after injuring a shoulder against the Sharks.
Team News Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has made two back-line changes for this clash. Utility back Willie le Roux replaces right wing Dusty Noble, who sustained a serious knee injury in the 27-25 defeat to the Lions last week. Rocco Jansen swaps wings and will wear the number 14 jersey while Le Roux slots in at left wing. In the only other change, Philip Snyman is preferred to Barry Geel at centre in place of Andries Strauss, who is serving a two-week suspension for a tip tackle during the loss to the Lions.
Welcome Hello and welcome to the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein for this Super Rugby derby between the hosts, the Cheetahs and the most successful South African side in the tournament's history, the Bulls.
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