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Lions beat Cheetahs in Johannesburg

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Article Published: Friday 11 July 2014|

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

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Cheetahs kick off and we are underway.

1.00: The Lions kick the ball straight back into touch. The Cheetahs win the line out and attack.

2.00: Cornal Hendricks makes a break down the wing but he is caught.

3.00; Anthony Volmink  has a run for the Lions but he knocks on in the Lions 22.

5.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Johan Goosen takes the kick and nails it.

8.00: The Lions win a penalty back. Elton Jantjies takes the shot and nails it.

11.00: The Cheetahs work the ball into the Lions 22. They put the Lions back to their 5m line. Philip van der Walt tries to run forward but loses the ball.

12.00: There is a break in play as Coenie Oosthuizen gets some help from the medics. He carries on.

13.00: The Lions win a penalty from the scrum so they kick for touch.

15.00: Cornal Hendricks tries to run with the ball but knocks on.

16.00: The Cheetahs win the scrum and they move the ball out to the wing. Willie le Roux sets up Raymond Rhule who makes ground and then passes back to Le Roux who scores. TRY!

17.00: Goosen takes the conversion shot and nails it.

19.00: Penalty to the Lions for a high tackle. Jantjies takes the kick and slots it.

21.00: The Lions win a penalty after Coenie Oosthuizen infringes again. Jantjies kicks for touch.

23.00: The Lions win the line out and use the maul. The maul breaks up and the Lions move the ball to the backs. They go down the line and Lionel Mapoe goes over to score. The TMO is called in to check the try but in the meantime Philip van der Walt is yellow carded. The TRY is awarded.

23.00: Jantjies takes the conversion kick and nails it.

26.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Goosen takes the shot and nails it to level the scores.

28.00: Penalty to the Lions. They kick for touch and then win the line out. They try to make ground in the Cheetahs 22 but they knock on.

29.00: The Lions go through a series of phases on attack but the final bounce of the ball from a Jaco Kriel chip kick bounces unfavourably and goes out.

30.00: The Lions continue the attack and they get to 5m out and Ross Cronje slips through a gap and scores. TRY !

31.00: Jantjies adds the conversion.

33.00: The Lions split the Cheetahs defence and even though the passing is poor and behind players the Lions recover and Lionel Mapoe gets into space and races in for his second TRY!

34.00: Jantjies takes the kick and nails it. Van der Walt is back on the field.

35.00: Warwick Tecklenburg splits the Cheetahs defence but when he is caught the pass goes forward and is lost by Alwyn Hollenbach .

40.00: The siren sounds for half time but the Cheetahs play on.

41.00: The Cheetahs get the ball into the Lions 22. They continue to press forward and get to the 5m line. The Cheetahs win a penalty. They take the quick tap.

41.00:Another penalty and the Cheetahs go again.  Teboho Mohoje loses the ball but Eltjon Jantjies is yellow carded for throwing the ball away.

42.00: The Cheetahs run the ball and they go wide but they are forced out into touch.

Its half time.

The half time score was Lions 27 Cheetahs 13

The Lions kick off and we are underway.

The Lions kick the ball out from the restart so the Cheetahs have a line out.

41.00: The Lions knock on at the line out so the Cheetahs have a scrum. They win the scrum and run at the Lions.

42.00: The Cheetahs go from side to side on attack but they knock on so we go back for a penalty.

44.00: The Cheetahs get the ball in the Lions 22. They spread the ball wide to Cornal Hendricks who brushes off a tackle and goes for the line to score. TRY!

45.00: Goosen slots the conversion.

47.00: The Lions get a penalty from the scrum and the Cheetahs get a warning. Ross Cronje takes the kick as Jantjies is still in the bin. It's no good and he misses.

50.00: Jantjies is back on and the Lions have the ball on the Cheetahs 22.

51.00: Coenie Oosthuizen  gets a yellow card for his scrumming. The Lions get a penalty so Jantjies kicks for touch.

53.00: The Lions win the line out, form the maul and drive over the line. TRY! Robbie Coetzee is the bonus point try scorer.  

53.00: Jantjies takes the conversion and nails it.

54.00:  Anthony Volmink  makes a break and almost gets through. He is stopped by Goosen but the Lions keep the ball alive and Warren Whitely scores. TRY! The Cheetahs have also lost Goosen to the sin bin. Jantjies slots the conversion.

56.00: The Cheetahs have to make substitutions as there is a scrum. Teboho Mohoje comes off.

57.00:The Cheetahs win a free kick from the scrum. They keep the ball in hand and work it into the Lions 22.

58.00: Mapoe is caught offside so the Cheetahs have a penalty. They kick for touch.

59.00: The Cheetahs win a penalty from the line out. They go for another line out.

60.00: The Cheetahs work the ball to the other side but Andries Coetzee gets an intercept and races away and scores. TRY!

61.00: Jantjies takes the conversion. He nails it. That's 8 from 8.

63.00: The Lions stretch the Cheetahs again on the wing and Jaco Kriel kicks the ball which almost ruins the break. The Lions win a penalty so they kick for touch.

64.00: The Cheetahs come away with the ball after the line out and run the ball into the Lions half.

68.00: The Cheetahs kick and chase and the race is on but Hendricks gets there first and scores his second TRY!

69.00: The conversion is missed.  

73.00: The Lions stretch the Cheetahs and Lionel Mapoe goes for the corner and scores his hat trick TRY!

74.00: Jantjies slots the conversion.

75.00:  Luan de Bruin makes a break for the Lions. Sells a beauty of a dummy to Willie le Roux and scores. TRY!

77.00: Jantjies misses the conversion.

78.00: Faf de Klerk tries to sell a dummy but gets shoved into touch.  

80.00: The siren goes and the whistle follows. The Lions win.

The full time score is  Lions 60 (27) Cheetahs 25  (13)


Tries -L.Mapoe 3, R. Cronje, R. Coetzee, W. Whiteley, A.Coetzee,  L. de Bruin
Pen - E.Jantjies 2
Con - E.Jantjies 7
Drop -
Cards - E.Jantjies (41st min)

Tries - W.Le Roux, C.Hendricks 2
Pen - J.Goosen 2
Con - J.Goosen 2
Drop -
Cards - P. van der Walt (23rd min yellow), C. Oosthuizen (51st min yellow), J.Goosen (55th min yellow)

Match Officials
: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 1: Stuart Berry
Assistant Ref 2: Jaco van Heerden
TMO:Shaun Veldsman



15. Andries Coetzee , 14. Lionel Mapoe , 13. Stokkies Hanekom , 12. Alwyn Hollenbach , 11. Anthony Volmink , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Ross Cronje , 8. Warren Whiteley , 7. Warwick Tecklenburg , 6. Jaco Kriel , 5. Franco van der Merwe , 4. Franco Mostert , 3. Julian Redelinghuys , 2. Robbie Coetzee , 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Replacements : 16. Armand van der Merwe , 17. Corne Fourie , 18. Ruan Dreyer , 19. Willie Britz , 20. Derick Minnie , 21. Faf de Klerk , 22. Marnitz Boshoff , 23. Courtnall Skosan


1 Trevor Nyakane ,2 Adriaan Strauss (c ) ,3 Coenie Oosthuizen ,4 Lodewyk de Jager ,5 Francois Uys ,6 Torsten van Jaarsveld ,7 Teboho Mohoje ,8 Philip van der Walt ,9 Sarel Pretorius ,10 Johan Goosen ,11Raymond Rhule,12 Ryno Benjamin ,13 Johann Sadie ,14 Cornal Hendricks ,15 Willie le Roux ( vc )

Replacements: 16. Caylib Oosthuizen ,17. Luan de Bruin ,18. Carl Wegner ,19. Jean Cook ,20. Henco Venter ,21. Shaun Venter ,22. Elgar Watts ,23. Hennie Daniller

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