Southern Kings

Cheetahs beat Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth




The Southern Kings and the Cheetahs have already played each other once in Super Rugby and that match was won by the Cheetahs.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
Demetri Catrakilis kicks off and we are underway.
2.00: The Kings make a strong start in the match and work the ball through 11 phases in attack.
3.00: Coenie Oosthuisen goes into the ruck from the side so the Kings get a penalty. The Kings will kick for posts. Catrakilis takes the shot and nails it.
5.00: Penalty for side entry from the Kings. Elgar Watts takes the shot and he slots it.
9.00: Penalty to the Southern Kings. It is beyond Catrakilis’ range to SP Marais takes the shot. He misses.
11.00: The Kings are awarded another penalty. Catrakilis takes the kick and he nails it. The Kings lead.
16.00: Kevin Buys gets some help from the medics which holds the game up. The Cheetahs have a scrum on the Kings 5m line.
19.00: The match is fairly even so far but the Cheetahs are starting to look more threatening.
22.00: Penalty to the Southern Kings. Catrakilis takes the kick and slots it.
27.00: The Cheetahs are showing some creativity but their handling and execution is letting them down. The Cheetahs win a penalty from the scrum. Watts takes the penalty kick and slots it.
33.00: The Kings are awarded another penalty. Catrakilis slots it.
36.00: The Cheetahs work the ball into the Kings 22. They go through several phases but they the Kings turn the ball over after a little kick by Willie le Roux. The Kings kick the ball out to safety.
38.00: The Cheetahs finally get the break through they have been striving for a Willie le Roux pass out to Johann Sadie who scores the first TRY!
39.00: Elgar Watts takes the conversion and nails it.
40.00: The siren sounds for half time. It is half time.
The half time score was Kings 12 Cheetahs 13
The Cheetahs kick off and we are underway for the second half.
42.00: Ryno Benjamin makes a break for the Cheetahs but he is just caught by Andries Strauss.
43.00: Penalty to the Kings. Catrakilis kicks for touch.
45.00: Francois Uys goes off his feet conceding a penalty so the Kings have a kickable penalty. Catrakilis takes the kick and he nails it putting the home side back into the lead.
49.00: The Cheetahs work the ball down into the Kings 22. They go through the phases and then Piet van Zyl slips through the defence and scores. TRY!
51.00: Elgar Watts slots the conversion.
53.00: The Kings defence is struggling and the Cheetahs are starting to find holes.
55.00: The Cheetahs are powering their way towards the Kings tryline. Raymond Rhule who has just come on almost gets through but he recycles and the ball goes out to Johann Sadie who scores his second TRY!
56.00: Watts adds the conversion extending the lead to 12 points.
57.00: The Cheetahs have replaced Piet van Zyl and brought on Sarel Pretorius.
61.00: The Cheetahs are back down in the Kings 22. They win a line out and move the ball out to the backs. Sadie runs in the opposite direction to the Kings and passes out to Willie le Roux who scores the bonus point TRY!
62.00: Watts adds the conversion.
64.00: Demetri Catrakilis has been replaced. He looks like he have an ankle injury of sorts.
68.00: Steven Sykes is down injured and getting some help from the medics. The Kings are on the Cheetahs 5m line but they have used their whole bench so they need to keep him on.
72.00: The Cheetahs move the ball through their backs on attack. The Rebels get blown up for obstruction so the Cheetahs kick for touch. Brussow comes off for the Cheetahs.
78.00: The Kings are almost going through the motions winding the clock down and then out of the blue Nicolas Vergallo picks up the ball and races through to score the Kings first TRY!
79.00: George Whitehead adds the conversion.
80.00: The siren sounds for full time. Nyakane knocks on. That’s it.
The full time score is Kings 22 (12) Cheetahs 34 (13)


Tries – N.Vergallo
Pen – D.Catrakilis 5
Con – G.Whitehead
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – J.Sadie 2, P.Van Zyl, W. Le Roux 
Pen – E.Watts 2
Con – E.Watts 4
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
: Stuart Berry
Assistant Ref 1:Sindile Mayende
Assistant Ref 2:Christie du Preez
TMO : Johann Meuwesen


Southern Kings:

SP Marais, Marcello Sampson, Ronnie Cooke, Andries Strauss (vice-captain), Siyanda Grey, Demetri Catrakilis, Shaun Venter, Schalk Ferreira, Bandise Maku, Kevin Buys, Wimpie van der Walt, Steven Sykes, David Bulbring, Luke Watson (captain), Cornell du Preez.

Replacements: Virgile Lacombe, Grant Kemp, Rynier Bernardo, Jacques Engelbrecht, Nicolas Vergallo, Shane Gates, George Whitehead.


Coenie Oosthuisen ,Adriaan Strauss (captain),Lourens Adriaanse, Lodewyk de Jager,Francois Uys,Heinrich Brussow, Lappies Labushagne, Phillip van der Walt,Piet van Zyl, Elgar Watts,Willie le Rou, Robert Ebersohn,Johan Sadie, Ryno Benjamin, Hennie Daniller

Replacements: Ryno Barnes, Trevor Nyakane, Landman Ligtoring,Boom Prinsloo, Sarel Pretorius,Riaan Smit,Raymond Rhule

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