Super Rugby

Stormers beat Cheetahs in Bloemfontein




Super Rugby returns to Bloemfontein for the penultimate match in Round 2 as the Cheetahs host the Stormers in a South African derby.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Cheetahs kick off and we are underway.

3.00: The Cheetahs and Stormers start fiercely. A strong contest at the breakdown ends with a penalty to the Stormers. They kick for touch.

5.00:Cheetahs wing Raymond Rhule makes a break but Juan de J0ngh reads it well and intercepts a pass.

6.00: The Stormers – who are playing in red today – go through seven phases on attack working the ball from inside their half to just inside the Cheetahs half.

7.00: Stormers attack again but he Cheetahs press them back.

9.00: The Stormers are looking to spread the ball across the field at pace but the Cheetahs are adapting well and containing them. The Stormers win a penalty, Robert du Preez kicks for touch, misses and Raymond Rhule kicks it back – behind where du Preez kicked.

12.00: A high tackle from Uzair Cassiem sees the Stormers being awarded a penalty. They kick for touch and the line out. Stormers win the line out on the 22 and attack.

13.00: After 9 phases on attack the Stormers go wide – too wide as they go into touch. The Cheetahs have a line out in their 22.

15.00: The Stormers get the ball to Leolin Zas who races down the wing and scores. TRY

16.00: Robert du Preez adds the conversion.

21.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. They kick for touch.

22.00: The Cheetahs win the line out and with quick ball William Small-Smith offloads to Francois Venter who races in to the score the first try against the Stormers this season. TRY!

23.00: Fred Zeilinga adds the conversion and the scores are level.

29.00: The Cheetahs win a line out and kick the ball into touch so the Stormers have a scrum on the Cheetahs 22.

33.00: The Cheetahs scrum and then line out both out perform the Stormers in succession. Strong set piece. The Cheetahs use the maul and get to about 15m out, they go wide but a loose pass goes to ground.

37.00: The Stormers go through the phases attacking the Cheetahs. They make ground but then get pressed back. Overall they make little ground. Eventually they put a foot in touch.

The siren sounds for half time. It is half time.

The half time score was Cheetahs 7 Stormers 7

The Stormers kick off and we are underway with the second half.

41.00: Bongi Mbonambi concedes an early penalty. The Cheetahs kick for touch.

43.00: The Stormers are under pressure in their 22 but Cheslin Kolbe manages to clear the ball. Kurt Coleman comes on for Robert du Preez who is being helped from the field with what looks like an ankle injury.

44.00: The Cheetahs slip through the Stormers defence but the passing from Cassiem is wild and goes to ground.

47.00: Lood de Jager is yellow carded for a neck high tackle on Pieter-Steph du Toit.

53.00: The Cheetahs continue to defend phase after phase of attack from the Stormers. The Stormers win a penalty and try the quick tap. Again the Cheetahs defend but the Stormers make ground.

54.00: Lleyds almost gets through to score but the Stormers continue to build pressure and then Sikhumbuzo Notshe goes over to score. TRY!

56.00: Kurt Coleman adds the conversion.

61.00: The Cheetahs kick for touch and set up a line out in the Stormers 22. The Stormers win the line out and then they win a penalty for slowing the ball down.

66.00: The Cheetahs go through six phases on attack but they too make little ground. On the 7th phase the Cheetahs win a penalty for Du Toit not rolling away. Zeilinga slots the penalty.

71.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Coleman takes the shot from deep but knocks it over.

76.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Coleman lines up the shot. He nails it.

78.00: The Cheetahs set up a line out in the Stormers 22 but the Stormers steal the ball and clear it up to the half way line. After a couple of recycles the Stormers boot the ball further upfield.

80.00: The Stormers look to finish on a high as the siren sounds and Schalk Burger goes for the line. He is tackled but the Cheetahs win a penalty. They kick for touch and the line out.

81.00: The Cheetahs win the line out and attack. They win another penalty and kick ahead, Cheslin Kolbe kicks the ball into touch. Thats it. Stormers win.

The full time score Cheetahs 10 (7) Stormers 20 (7)


Tries – F.Venter
Pen – F.Zeilinga
Con – F. Zeilinga
Drop –
Cards – Jager (48th min yellow)

Tries – L.Zas, S.Notshe
Pen – K.Coleman 2
Con – R. du Preez, K.Coleman
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Rodney Bonaparte
Assistant Ref 2:AJ Jacobs
TMO :Willie Vos



1. Charles Marais , 2. Torsten van Jaarsveld , 3. Maks van Dyk , 4. Carl Wegner , 5. Lodewyk de Jager (vc) , 6. Paul Schoeman , 7. Uzair Cassiem , 8. Niell Jordaan , 9. Shaun Venter , 10. Fred Zeilinga , 11. Raymond Rhule , 12. William Small-Smith , 13. Francois Venter (C) , 14. Sergeal Petersen , 15. Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements: 16. Jacques du Toit , 17. Ox Nche , 18. Luan de Bruin , 19. Francois Uys , 20. Boom Prinsloo , 21. Henco Venter , 22. Tian Meyer , 23. Niel Marais


15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Juan de Jongh (co-captain), 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Oli Kebble.

Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Frans Malherbe (co-captain), 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Huw Jones.

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