Waratahs beat plucky Cheetahs


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The Cheetahs are having a seriously disappointing season. They are the Currie Cup champions but they look like they have lost all confidence and defensive abilities. This view is supported by the fact that they have the worst defensive record in the tournament so far.

Friday March 28
: Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees : Brent Murray (New Zealand), Damian Mitchelmore (Australia)
TV Match Official : George Ayoub (Australia)
Reviewer/Perf. Auditor : Wayne Erickson (Australia)
Head-to-Head: Played 3, Waratahs 2, Cheetahs 1
In Sydney: Played 2, Waratahs 2, Cheetahs 0
Last season: Round 3, February 17 2007: Cheetahs 30-26 Waratahs at Absa Park, Kimberley


Match Detail


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


1.00: The Waratahs looked to have got the perfect start as Kurtley Beale reached for the line but dropped it as he placed it on the line. No try.


17.00: Kurtley Beale then scored the first points of the match in the 17th minute when he kicked a penalty in front of the posts.


21.00: Lachlan Turner scored a great try under the posts from a intercept pass picked out by Phil Waugh in the middle of the field.


22.00: Kurtley Beale slotted the conversion.


27.00: The Cheetahs thought they had scored a try but the TV ref said that the tryscorer was held up and that he moved twice.


28.00: The Cheetahs then got the ball back from a scrum and David de Villiers beat Lote Tuqiri to the corner to score the try.


28.00: Meyer Bosman converted the try.


30.00: Rocky Elsom hit straight back with a try under the posts breaking the defence with a dummy that Hennie Daniller fell for.


31.00: Kurtley Beale slotted the conversion.


37.00: The Cheetahs give another penalty and Kurtley Beale slotted the kick.


40.00: The siren goes – it’s half time.


The Half time Score was Waratahs 20 Cheetahs 7


44.00: The Cheetahs gave a penalty away at the start of the second half but Kurtley Beale was unable to turn it into points as his kick missed.


53.00: Jongi Nokwe kicked the ball up and dribbled the ball up to the line soccer style as he was chased bt Rocky Elsom. Jongi Nokwe picked up the ball at the perfect time and scored the Cheetahs second try.


54.00: The try was not converted by Meyer Bosman.


65.00:  Daniel Halangahu comes on as Sam Norton-Knight comes off.


67.00: Rocky Elsom makes a break with Lachlan Turner on his inside but he takes too long to pass the ball to Turner and the moves goes to waste as the defence catches up.


69.00: The Cheetahs get back into the game as Flip vd Merwe scores a try for the Cheetahs.


70.00: The Cheetahs are now in the hunt for the bonus point.


71.00: Meyer Bosman converts the try.


76.00: The Waratahs were awarded a penalty so to eat up the clock a little and to extend their lead they chose to kick for posts. Kurtley slotted the kick.


80.00: The Siren goes. Full time.


The full time score is Waratahs 23 Cheetahs 19





Tries – Lachlan Turner ,Rocky Elsom

Pen – Kurtley Beale (3)

Con – Kurtley Beale (2)



Tries – David de Villiers, Jongi Nokwe, Flip vd Merwe

Pen –

Con – Meyer Bosman (2)




1. Benn Robinson,2. Tatafu Polota-Nau ,3. Matt Dunning^ ,4. Dean Mumm ,5. Dan Vickerman ,6. Rocky Elsom ,7. Phil Waugh [c] ,8. Wycliff Palu ,9. Brett Sheehan ,10. Kurtley Beale ,11. Lote Tuqiri ,12. Tom Carter ,13. Ben Jacobs ,14. Lachie Turner ,15. Sam Norton-Knight
Reserves:16. Adam Freier,17. Al Baxter ,18. Will Caldwell,19. Beau Robinson,20. Josh Valentine,21. Daniel Halangahu,22. Rob Horne
^ 91st NSW Cap ‘ sixth highest all time


Hennie Daniller; Eddie Fredericks, Hendrik Meyer, Meyer Bosman, Jongi Nokwe, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Tewis de Bruyn; Duanne Vermeulen, Darron Nel, Heinrich Brussow, David de Villiers, Rory Duncan (c), CJ van der Linde, Adriaan Strauss, Wian du Preez.


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