Super Rugby

Bulls beat Cheetahs in Bloemfontein




The Cheetahs host the Bulls in Bloemfontein on Saturday and by the time this Super Rugby match kicks off the Bulls will know whether they have been knocked out of the play offs.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

Adriaan Strauss comes out and wins his his 132 cap making him the most capped hooker in SA history.

Tian Schoeman kicks off and the match is underway.

2.00: The Cheetahs concede an early penalty so Schoeman will have an early shot at poles. He nails the kick and the Bulls lead.

3.00: The Cheetahs win a penalty and kick for touch.

4.00: The Cheetahs win the line out and drive over the line but concede a penalty for not releasing. Schoeman kicks for touch.

6.00; Piet van Zyl breaks out for the Bulls but the Cheetahs stop them on their tryline and win a penalty. Clayton Blommetjies kicks for touch.

10.00: The Bulls go through several phases and work the ball into the Cheetahs half.

11.00: The Cheetahs turn the ball over but then knock on.

13.00: Penalty to the Bulls from the scrum. Schoeman lines up the kick. He nails it.

17.00: The Cheetahs go through 10 phases but concede a penalty. The Bulls kick for touch.

20.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Fred Zeilinga lines up the kick.

21.00: Zeilinga slots the penalty.

23.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Schoeman kicks for touch.

25.00: The Bulls go for the corner and Travis Ismaiel has tow defenders to beat but he takes both over with him and scores. TRY!

26.00: Schoeman takes the conversion from out wide. He misses.

28.00:After a Bulls line Renaldo Bothma gets the ball in the Cheetahs 22 and races to the line and scores. TRY!

30.00:Schoeman slots the conversion from in front.

33.00: The Cheetahs drive for the Bulls line with a maul. They are held up as they go over. 5m scrum for the Cheetahs.

34.00: Penalty to the Bulls for Maks van Dyk illegal scrumming. Schoeman clears the ball into touch.

37.00: The teams get a warning for the scrums. Too many collapses.

38.00: Cheetahs penalty. Cheetahs kick for touch but Blommetjies over cooks it. 22 drop out for the Bulls.

40.00: The siren sounds for half time. The Bulls have a penalty but its half time.

The half time score is Cheetahs 3 Bulls 18

The Cheetahs kick off the second half.

43.00: Both teams still battling with the scrums.

45.00: The Bulls attack down the wing but Dries Swanepoel is tackled into touch.

49.00: The Cheetahs concede a penalty in their 22. Schoeman lines up the kick. He nails it.

50.00: Sergeal Petersen makes a break in the Bulls 22, he is caught but the Cheetahs keep the ball alive and the ball gets to Clayton Blommetjies goes for the line and scores. TRY!

53.00: Zeilinga adds the conversion.

57.00: The Cheetahs go on the attack but the Bulls turn the ball over and kick deep. Blommetjies gets the ball but is trapped and Bothma gets to them and rips the ball off him and scores. TRY!

58.00: Schoeman adds the conversion.

60.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Schoeman slots it.

65.00: The Bulls work the ball to the middle of the field. They suck in the defenders under the posts and then they go wide and Ismaiel scores in the corner. TRY!

66.00: Schoeman takes the conversion from out wide. He misses.

71.00: The Bulls pass the ball down the line but Bothma knocks on.

7300: The Bulls get trapped in their 22. Carl Wegner gets the ball and powers to the line taking four players with him and scores.

74.00: Whitehead adds the conversion

79.00: The Cheetahs clear the ball but it goes straight to Jamba Ulengo who runs for the line and scores in the corner.

80.00: Brummer adds the conversion. He nails it.

Thats it. The Bulls have won,

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The full time score is Cheetahs 17 (3) Bulls 43 (18) 


Tries – C.Blommetjies, C.Wegner
Pen – F.Zeilinga
Con – F.Zeilinga, Brummer
Drop –
Cards –

Tries -T. Ismaiel 2, R.Bothma 2, J.Ulengo
Pen – T.Schoeman 3
Con – T.Schoeman 2, F.Brummer
Drop –
Cards –

Attendance : 14078

Match Officials
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:AJ Jacobs
Assistant Ref 2:Lourens van der Merwe
TMO : Johan Greeff



1. Charles Marais , 2. Torsten van Jaarsveld , 3. Maks van Dyk , 4. Armandt Koster , 5. Francois Uys , 6. Uzair Cassiem , 7. Oupa Mohoje (C) , 8. Paul Schoeman , 9. Shaun Venter , 10. Fred Zeilinga , 11. Raymond Rhule , 12. Michael van der Spuy , 13. William Small-Smith (VC) , 14. Sergeal Petersen , 15. Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements: 16. Joseph Dweba , 17. Ox Nche , 18. Johan Coetzee , 19. Reniel Hugo , 20. Henco Venter , 21. Tian Meyer , 22. George Whitehead , 23. Ryno Benjamin


Jesse Kriel, Jamba Ulengo, Dries Swanepoel, Burger Odendaal, Travis Ismaiel, Tian Schoeman, Piet van Zyl, Renaldo Bothma, Jannes Kirsten, Lappies Labuschagne, Marvin Orie, Jason Jenkins, Marcel van der Merwe, Adriaan Strauss (c), Pierre Schoeman.

Replacements: Bandise Maku, Nqoba Mxoli, Werner Kruger, Grant Hattingh, Arno Botha, Rudy Paige, Francois Brummer, SP Marais.


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