The Chiefs continued their winning streak and took top spot in the Super 14 with a match to come in Rd.9 when they comfortably beat the Cheetahs by 10 points to 28 in Kimberley.
The first points in the game only appeared in the eighth minute, when Chiefs fly half Stephen Donald slotted a penalty.
Eight minutes later, Donald went over for what would have been an excellent try, but, unfortunately, he lost the ball forward.
Although the visitors spent most of the first forty minutes in the Cheetahs' half, it was the Cheetahs who scored the first try in the 33rd minute when wing Jongi Nokwe scored in the near side corner, very well converted by Jacques-Louis Potgieter, to make the score 7-3.
But 30 seconds from the break, Donald narrowed the deficit to one point, at 7-6 to the Cheetahs.
In the first minute of the second half, the Chiefs took the lead when their replacement hooker Hika Elliot went over to score 16 metres in from touch, converted by Donald, to take the score to 13-7. It took another 26 minutes for the next points to appear on the board.
In the 67th minute Jacques-Louis Potgieter slotted a penalty, narrowing the gap to 13-10, but three minutes later, Sege Lilo scored a try in the far corner which went unconverted.
The Chiefs increased their lead to 21-10 after Donald returned the penalty .
However, in the 75th minute, replacement fly half for the Chiefs, Mike Delany, scored a soft try courtesy of some poor defensive work from the Cheetahs, and converted the try himself, making the final score 28-10 to the Chiefs.
Tries -Jongi Nokwe
Penalties -Jacques-Louis Potgieter
Conversions -Jacques-Louis Potgieter
Drop Goals -
Tries -Hika Elliot,Serge Lilo,Mike Delany
Penalties -Stephen Donald 3
Conversions -Stephen Donald 2
Drop Goals -
Kick-off: Saturday 18 April, 3pm (local time)
Referee: Nathan Pearce (Australia),
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Daniel Mitchelmore (Australia),
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Cheetahs: Wian du Preez, Adriaan Strauss, Kobus Calldo, Wayne van Heerden, David de Villiers, Heinrich Brussouw, Juan Smith, Hendro Scholtz, Tewis de Bruyn, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Jongi Nokwe, Meyer Bosman, Corne Uys, Bjorn Basson, Hennie Daniller.
Replacements Richardt Strauss, Bees Roux, Nico Breedt, Kabamba Floors, Sarel Pretorius, Piet van Zyl, Fabian Juries.
Chiefs: Ben May, Aled de Malmanche, James McGougan, Craig Clarke, Kevin O'Neill, Liam Messam, Tanerau Latimer, Sione Lauaki, Brendon Leonard, Stephen Donald, Dwayne Sweeney, Callum Bruce, Richard Kahui, Tim Mikkelson, Mils Muliaina (captain)
Replacements Hika Elliot, Sona Taumalolo, Toby Lynn, Serge Lilo, Toby Morland, Mike Delany, Jackson Willison