The last time the Cheetahs and the Chiefs played each other was during the 2010 Super 14 Rugby tournament and the Cheetahs earned a 25 all draw in Hamilton.
We are waiting for the kick off. We have just heard that Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss was pulled from the match.
0.01: Aaron Cruden kicks off and we are underway.
3.00: The first scrum of the match ends with a penalty to the Cheetahs which is a boost for the Cheetahs after they lost Strauss.
4.00: The Cheetahs kick for touch. They win the line out and attack.
5.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Sias Ebersohn takes the kick and nails it. Cheetahs lead.
7.00: Sonny Bill Williams goes in with a big tackle which earns the Chiefs a penalty.
8.00: Cruden takes the penalty kick and nails it. The scores are level.
12.00: Sonny Bill Williams is going to feel like he has been in one of his boxing matches after this. He is doing some big tackles and is getting some big tackles on his attacks.
13.00; Robert Ebersohn does a chip and chase down the wing but Lelia Masaga just gets to the ball first and carries it over giving the Cheetahs a 5m scrum. The Chiefs show some power and turn it over in the scrum and then get a penalty to clear.
17.00: Chiefs scrum smashes through the Cheetahs scrum but the Cheetahs get the ball out and run it.
20.00: The Chiefs show some great hands as they pass the ball through the backs and Masaga scores the first TRY! Andrew Horrell made the try with some fantastic stepping through the Cheetahs.
21.00: Cruden adds the conversion.
23.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Ebersohn takes the shot and nails it.
26.00: Chiefs starting to open up a bit now. A pass doesnt get to SBW but if it had there would have been a try most likely.
27.00: Chiefs win a line out and set up their attack. They go through the phases and pass out to the wings but the inside pass goes to the Cheetahs.
28.00: The Chiefs full back Andrew Horrell is having a blinder of a game. The Cheetahs have missed 12 tackles already.
30.00: The Chiefs are constantly keeping the Cheetahs pinned back in their half with territorial kicks. This time though Hennie Daniller gets some relief for the Cheetahs.
32.00: The Cheetahs try to attack up the middle (Van Zyl) but they knock on.
36.00: The Chiefs win a penalty so they kick for touch and set up a 5m line out. The Chiefs maul towards the line but somehow the Cheetahs win the ball.
39.00: Almost on the stroke of the half the Cheetahs win a penalty after a chip and run. Ryno Benjamin comes off with what looks like a broken arm. Ebersohn nails the penalty.
The half time score was Cheetahs 9 Chiefs 10
The second half is underway.
41.00: The Cheetahs look to have started with greater intensity and they win an early penalty but they have to kick for the corner.
44.00: The Chiefs get some ball and start opening up. Nanai Williams has a run but is caught. The Chiefs keep the ball alive and attack slowly gaining ground.
46.00; The Chiefs flirt with the Cheetahs tryline and then Arizona Taumalolo crawls with the ball to the line and scores. TRY.
47.00: Aaron Cruden takes the conversion and nails it.
49.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Ebersohn takes the kick and nails it to cut the deficit to one score.
50.00: Sias Ebersohn comes off and is replaced by Johan Goosen. As the change happens there is a line out and Ashley Johnson intercepts and races away and scores a TRY!!
52.00: Johan Goosen takes the conversion and JUST curls it in. The Cheetahs lead again for the first time since the 8th minute.
55.00: Another penalty to the Cheetahs. Goosen takes the kick on the half way line and nails it.
58.00; The Chiefs look to strike back as Nanai Williams has a run. The pressure wins a penalty so Cruden gets a kick. He nails it.
61.00: Cheetahs win another penalty for offside. Goosen takes the kick and nails it.
65.00: Chiefs attacking well in the Cheetahs 25. Brussow goes down as the Chiefs have an advantage so they kick for touch.
66.00: The Chiefs win their line out but the Cheetahs push them into touch.
67.00; The Chiefs drive for the line and they get over and Taumalolo scores again.
68.00: Cruden takes the conversion and misses. Was probably put off by the Cheetahs running at him whilst he took the kick.
70.00: Chiefs win a penalty in their half. Cruden kicks for touch. It's worth noting that these teams have drawn twice before and they have even drawn at 25 all.
71.00: The Chiefs win their line out and Latimer races away he passes to Sonny Bill Williams rolls in the tackle and scores a classy try. His first for the Chiefs! Thats the bonus point try.
73.00: Aaron Cruden adds the conversion.
74.00: The Chiefs are moving the ball around with ease now as Richard Kahui scores the Chiefs fifth try.
75.00: Cruden adds the conversion.
77.00: The Cheetahs are pressing at the Chiefs line and they win a penalty. They drive for the line.
78.00: The Chiefs concede several penalties and the Cheetahs attack and attack each time. Goosen gets the ball and scores in the corner.
79.00: Goosen misses the conversion.
80.00: The hooter sounds for full time but the Cheetahs have a penalty and run it.
81.00: Another penalty so they will kick for posts. Goosen nails the kick and earns the Cheetahs a losing bonus point.
The full time score is Cheetahs 33 (9) Chiefs 39 (10).
Tries - A Johnson, J Goosen
Pen - S Ebersohn 4, J Goosen 3
Con - J Goosen
Tries - L Masaga ,A Taumalolo 2, S Bill Williams , R Kahui
Pen - A Cruden 2
Con - A Cruden 4
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant Ref 1:Sindile Mayende
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Breytenbach
Hennie Daniller, Rayno Benjamin, Robert Ebersohn, Andries Strauss, Willie le Roux, Sias Ebersohn, Pieter van Zyl, Philip van der Walt, Justin Downey, Heinrich Brüssow, Izak van der Westhuizen, George Earle, WP Nel, Adriaan Strauss (k), Coenie Oosthuizen.
Reserves : Hercu Liebenberg, Trevor Nyakane, Andries Ferreira, Ashley Johnson, Tewis de Bruyn, Johan Goosen, Philip Snyman.
1. Arizona Taumalolo,2. Hika Elliot,3. Ben Tameifuna,4. Craig Clarke (c),5. Brodie Retallick ,6. Liam Messam,7. Tanerau Latimer,8. Alex Bradley,9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow,10. Aaron Cruden,11. Tim Nanai-Williams,12. Sonny Bill Williams,13. Richard Kahui,14. Lelia Masaga ,15. Andrew Horrell
16. Mahonri Schwalger,17. Josh Hohneck,18. Michael Fitzgerald,19. Sam Cane,20. Augustine Pulu,21. Asaeli Tikoirotuma,22. Robbie Robinson