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Force v Cheetahs - Live
Western Force 10 Cheetahs 19
80 From a scrum inside the Cheetahs' half, le Roux boots the ball into touch to bring proceedings to a close! It's a great result for the Cheetahs who finish their Australasian tour with three wins from four matches. It's a deserved win as they certainly made better use of their chances. The Force failed to capitalise on their early dominance and paid dearly in the end.
CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, SMIT! 10-19. Smit adds the extras to put daylight between them and the hosts!
TRY, CHEETAHS, LE ROUX! 10-17. Willie le Roux pounces on a loose ball, after Smit knocks the ball from Matt Hodgson's grasp, and races in to score what must surely be the winning try!
75 The Force take the ball through 11 phases before the ball comes out to Godwin who tries to land a drop goal! His effort is not on target and Willie le roux gathers and clears his line with a kick upfield.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, SMIT! 10-12. Smit puts his side in front after the Force's forwards are penalised for a ruck infringement.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, SMIT! 10-9. Smit adds the three-pointer after Salesi Ma'afu goes offside at a ruck close to his try-line.
68 The Cheetahs take the ball through several phases and Philip van der Walt goes over the try-line. He is held up and knocks the ball forward after a desperate tackle from Richard Brown!
65 Pat Dellitt gathers a Smit clearance kick, inside his 22, and puts it out close to the halfway line.
63 Haywards gets another shot at goal, after Robert Ebersohn is pinned for entering a ruck from the side. His effort is off target, however, and the visitors gain a reprieve.
PENALTY, WESTERN FORCE, HAYWARD! 10-6. Jayden Hayward extends the home side's lead after Brussow is penalised for a ruck infringement.
56 Willie le Roux is penalised for illegal entry at a ruck. Stanley puts the ball into touch inside the Cheetahs' 22.
54 Hennie Daniller charges down a Kyle Godwin kick and regathers. He is brought to ground deep inside the Force's half but the Cheetahs lose possession when Coenie Oosthuizen holds onto the ball on the ground at the ensuing ruck.
51 Sarel Pretorius puts Heinrich Brussow into space down the touchline! He sets off towards the try-line but is brought to ground inside the Force's 22 by a fine cover tackle from Winston Stanley.
49 The Force set up several phases from a line-out but make little headway as they are met by a wall of defenders.
46 The Force take the ball through a couple of phases from a scrum but lose possession when Ebersohn throws a forward pass to Cottrell.
43 Angus Cottrell is pinned for holding onto the ball on the deck. smit boots the ball out inside the Force's 22.
40 Smit gets the game restarted. His kick is collected by Mafi who sets off on a run but he is stopped in his tracks by a combined hit from Lourens Adriaanse and Trevor Nyakane
Western Force 7 Cheetahs 6
40 The Force have just butchered a try! Kyle Godwin makes break and is stopped inside the Cheetahs' 22. The ball is spun out wide but Pek Cowan knocks on when taking the ball into contact. The Cheetahs manage to scramble the ball into touch and the referee's whistle blows to signal half-time. Both side's have shown a willingness to run the ball in the opening period but have committed too many handling errors. If they can improve on that, we should have a more entertaining half after the break.
37 Smit spots a gap and places a kick behind the Force's defence. Patrick Dellit gathers and clears his line with a kick into touch.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, SMIT! 7-6. Smit adds another three-pointer after Angus Cottrell is blown up for an infringement at a line-out.
30 Alfie Mafi takes the ball into contact but loses possession when Raymond Rhule puts in a big hit.
CONVERSION, WESTERN FORCE, EBERSOHN! 7-3. Ebersohn adds the extras from close to the touchline to extend the hosts' lead!
TRY, WESTERN FORCE, STANLEY! 5-3. Winsotn Stanley rounds off in the corner after the Force win a crucial turnover inside the Cheetahs' 22.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, SMIT! 0-3. Riaan Smit opens the scoring after Toby Lynn is pinned for being offside.
23 Heath Tessmann is penalised for side-entry at a ruck. The Cheetahs take a tap penalty and set off towards the Force's try-line!
20 Pek Cowan is penalised for a scrum infringement. Smit kicks for touch and puts the ball out near the halfway line.
17 Sias Ebersohn fails with another conversion attempt after the Cheetahs infringe at a ruck.
13 The Cheetahs take the ball through eight phases but lose possession when Robert Ebersohn holds onto the ball on the ground.
10 Sias Ebersohn gets a chance to score the game's first points from the kicking tee, after Sarel Pretorius is pinned for being offside at a ruck. Ebersohn's effort has the distance but not the direction.
6 Sias Ebersohn puts the Cheetahs on the back-foot when delivers a cross-kick which rolls into touch just inside the visitors' corner flag!
3 The Cheetahs attack with their backs but lose momentum when Johann Sadie knocks on in midfield.
Kick-Off Sias Ebersohn gets us underway! The Cheetahs gather and Riaan Smit boots the ball into touch close to the halfway line.
Team News The Cheetahs have made two changes with Riaan Smit coming in at fly-half for Johan Goosen and Heinrich Brussow replacing Frans Viljoen on the flank. Both Goosen and Viljoen are injured.
Team News Western Force coach Michael Foley has named an unchanged starting XV for this match. Left wing Alfie Mafi is set to make his 50th Super Rugby appearance.
Welcome Hello and welcome to the recently renovated nib Stadium in Perth for this Super Rugby clash between our hosts, the Western Force, and the Cheetahs. Don't go away! we'll be back shortly with team news.
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