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Cheetahs v Stormers - Live
80 CHEETAHS 35-22 STORMERS
80 That's it! The Cheetahs win and leapfrog the Stormers, who are back to last in the standings. Thanks for joining us, cheers!
79 CONVERSION, COLEMAN. 35-22. Can the Stormers sneak a bonus point for a fourth try in the last minute?
78 TRY, STORMERS, DE VILLIERS. 35-20. Damian de Allende sets up a try for his skipper - the old inside-outside to get around Rhule before offloading to JDV, who bolts down the touchline.
76 The conversion is wide...but it doesn't matter, the result is sealed. 35-15.
75 TRY, CHEETAHS, NYAKANE. 35-15. Boom! The big Springbok prop barges his way over from short range. Game, set, match!
73 CONVERSION, WATTS. 30-15. The extra two points are crucial as the Stormers now need to score three times.
71 TRY, CHEETHS, HENDRICKS. 28-15. That's the ballgame, surely. Brussow knocks a Stormers ball backwards. Pretorius feeds Hendricks, who chases his own kick and races away to score from 70m!
69 Watts puts one into the night sky from a free kick. No one takes it as it bounces just inside the Stormers half. Eventually the Stormers clean up and try build on halfway.
67 Stormers go wide and bash over halfway before Schreuder overcooks his kick and it goes too long . Cheetahs have a scrum on halfway. They exchange kicks before Burger takes it up as the Stormers pick and charge on the halfway line.
64 Daniller thumps a long one to settle things down as he finds touch near halfway. The Cheetahs need to keep their composure here.
62 Grant MISSES the conversion. That's a shocker. The Stormers trail by 8 points.
61 TRY, STORMERS, WILLIAMS. 23-15. No need for the TMO this time. Jean de Villiers finds a gap after a scrum. Jaco Taute shows great hands to provide the link to Williams, who turns on the gas and races home.
58 Juan de Jongh crosses the line after 10 phases from the Stormers. But the ref calls on the TMO to have a look because Vermeulen took out a defender to create the gap...no try.
56 PENALTY, CHEETAHS, WATTS. 23-10. Easy three points from right in front.
55 Another penalty against the Stormers scrum. Ref Joubert has a long chat with Steven Kitshoff, telling him to keep his head above his hips. The next time it'll be card.
53 Vermeulen goes off his feet at a ruck. Watts has a crack at goal from long range but is well wide. He hasn't been great from the kicking tee.
51 The Cheetahs keep it tight, driving towards the 22 before Watts puts Rhule through a gap and the wing bolts clear. Fourie turns it over though and Grant clears again.
49 Schalk Burger comes on for Siya Kolisi as the Cheetahs throw into a line-out on the Stormers 10m line.
46 Deon Fourie breaks and makes 30-odd metres on the charge before being stopped 7m short. Groom takes too long to get the ball away though and is caught by Brussow, who has been brilliant. An opportunity is lost for the Stormers.
43 Groom is taken out by Ferreira so Grant has a chance to narrow the gap but MISSES the penalty.
41 Here we go for the second half. Watts kicks off, Vermeulen takes it in and charges up. Grant clears.
40 CHEETAHS 20-10 STORMERS
40 Jean Cook forces a turnover to end the half. The Cheetahs lead thanks to three well-taken tries. We'll be back in 10.
39 Sadie finds a gap and offloads to Pretorius but it is lost forward by Strauss. The Stormers have a scrum near halfway.
37 This is a test of the Stormers' character. They give away a scrum free-kick but they can't afford to let their heads drop.
35 CONVERSION, WATTS. 20-10. What a comeback! From 10-nil down, the Cheetahs now lead by 10!
33 TRY, CHEETAHS, LE ROUX. 18-10. Great try! Le Roux scores as he sneaks through a gap at the end of a 10-phase build up. Credit to Rhule to setting it up with a break up the middle.
30 The Cheetahs turn it over and swing it wide before Watts puts it high. The hosts win it back on the deck and Daniller takes it up but the Stormers recover as Vermeulen rips it back.
27 PENALTY, CHEETAHS, WATTS. The Cheetahs put the pressure on at the 5m scrum. Frans Malherbe is penalised for 'walking around.
25 The Cheetahs are finding a lot of gaps in the Stormers defence. Pretorius and Sadie combined to create a chance but Prinsloo knocks on with the line begging
23 A few more kicks and a couple of turnovers. The Cheetahs will feed a scrum just inside the Stormers half.
20 Kick tennis now as neither side is willing to play from inside their own half. It ends with a Stormers line-out on their own 10m line.
18 Watts MISSES the conversion.
17 TRY, CHEETAHS, BENJAMIN. 10--10. Again Willie le Roux is at the start of the move for a great team try. Brussow give the final pass for Benjamin who exploits a gap to race home!
15 Watts MISSES the conversion.
14 TRY, CHEETAHS, DANILLER. 5-10. You can never count out the Cheetahs! After a long period of pressure, Willie le Roux finds his full-back out wide with a cross-field kick for the hosts first try!
11 PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT. 0-10. Benjamin penalised for playing the ball on the ground. Commanding start for the Stormers.
10 Rhule is away! No! Ref Joubert calls him back and gives the Stormers a penalty for crossing. Grant finds touch.
9 It's all Stormers. The Cheetahs have hardly touched the ball. Good continuity from the visitors. But a poor pass id dropped by Vermeulen and the Stormers go offside so the Cheetahs can clear.
6 CONVERSION, GRANT. 0-7. Perfect start for the Stormers.
5 TRY, STORMERS, CARR! 0-5. Textbook try from the Stormers as Carr scores under the posts. De Jongh who is brought down just short but Carr is on hand to pounce.
3 No try. Rhule got there and carried it over the tryline so the Stormers have an attacking scrum.
2 Plenty of kicking early on...but we could have try for the Stormers as Juan de Jongh goes close after a grubber from Williams...the TMO will decide.
1 Here we go in Bloem! Grant kicks off and Watts kicks it back so Vermeulen takes it up.
Team news: Rookie winger Devon Williams will make his first Super Rugby start for the Stormers in the absence of Sailosi Tagicakibau who has not shaken off a sternum injury. Williams and full-back Jaco Taute are the new faces in the starting line-up, with Peter Grant moving back to fly-half in the absence of Demetri Catrakilis (broken nose).
Team news: Cheetahs boss Naka Drotske has made two changes and a positional switch to his starting XV. Raymond Rhule returns to the right wing, at the expense of Cornal Hendricks, who drops down to the replacements bench. Up front, Boom Prinsloo, who played on the blindside flank in last weekend's 19-8 defeat to the Sharks in Durban, swaps positions with number eight Jean Cook. The final change is in the second row where Andries Ferreira comes in for Lodewyk de Jager, who broke a finger against the Sharks.
Hello and welcome to the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein for our coverage of the weekend's last Super Rugby game. The Stormers have been dismal this season but there is one team that sits below them in the standings...the Cheetahs. It should be an intense clash, so stick around.
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