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Cheetahs
Cheetahs
43
Tries
Boom Prinsloo (37), Sarel Pretorius (34,6), Rayno Benjamin (14)
Penalties
Johan Goosen (77,71,54,29,18)
Drops
none
Cons
Johan Goosen (38,35,15,7)

43
Chiefs
Chiefs

Tries
Tim Nanai-Williams (82,59), Asaeli Tikoirotuma (69,62), Augustine Pulu (51,26)
Penalties
Aaron Cruden (13)
Drops
none
Cons
Aaron Cruden (82,69,63,52,27)


80'
Full Time
Cheetahs 43 Chiefs 43

80'
Conversion
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! Cruden adds the extras and the visitors have secured a draw after the final whistle for the second week in succession! What an entertaining game this has been. For the hosts it will feel like a defeat as they were leading for so long but the Chiefs deserve what they got as they fought back brilliantly.

80'
Try
TRY, CHIEFS, NANAI-WILLIAMS! 43-41. The Chiefs are on the attack inside the Cheetahs' half. They take the ball through several phases and then take it wide where Nanai-Williams steps past two defenders before scoring under the posts!

78'
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 43-36. Goosen succeeds with another three-pointer after the visitors' front row are pinged again for a scrum infringement.

75'
Le Roux spots a gap behind the Chiefs' defence and stabs a kick through. The ball rolls into touch inside the Chiefs' 22.

73'
Penalty
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 40-36. Goosen puts more daylight between his side and the visitors after Tanerau Latimer strays offside at a ruck.

71'
Conversion
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 37-36. Cruden lands the place-kick to make it a one-point ball game!

70'
Try
TRY, CHIEFS, TIKOIROTUMA! 37-34. The Chiefs take the ball through several pairs of hands in their back-line and Tikoirotuma is soon close to the the try-line where he beats the final defender with ease before dotting down!

68'
Cruden takes a shot at goal after Prinsloo is pinged for a ruck infringement. The kick has the distance but not the direction.

66'
It's all Chiefs at the moment. They're certainly making a game of it while the hosts are all at sea on defence. Messam launches a conter-attack but is tackled by Howard Mnisi. The All Black flanker offloads but Retallick knocks on.

64'
Conversion
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 37-29. This time Cruden succeeds with the place-kick and the visitors are right back in this game!

63'
Try
TRY, CHIEFS, TIKOIROTUMA! 37-27 Once again the Chiegfs attack wide and Tikoirotuma finds himself in space before scoring in the corner!

60'
Try
TRY, CHIEFS, NANAI-WILLIAMS! 37-22. The Chiefs attack from close to the halfway mark and the ball is spun wide to Asaeli Tikoirotuma. He kicks ahead Nanai-Williams beats Pretorius and Cornal Hendricks to the ball before scoring in the left-hand corner!

59'
Retallick is pinged for playing Jean Cook in the air at a line-out. Goosen kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the Chiefs' 10-metre line.

56'
Penalty
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 37-17. Goosen succeeds with another three-pointer after Tom Marshall is penalised for not rolling away after making a tackle.

53'
Conversion
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 34-17. Cruden narrows the gap to 17 points from the kicking tee!

52'
Try
TRY, CHIEFS, PULU! 34-15. The Chiefs take the ball through the phases with their forwards and Liam Messam and Jamie Mackintosh are prominent ball carriers. When they are close to the Cheetahs try-line Pulu sells the defence a dummy before crashing over!

49'
Tim Nanai-Williams is tackled close to the halfway mark by Johann Sadie. The ball is recycled and Goosen soon gathers before delivering a perfectly-weighted cross-field kick which rolls into touch deep inside the Cheetahs' 22.

46'
Pulu spots a gap and makes a dash for the line from close quarters. He's over but Benjamin does well to hold him up in the tackle!

44'
The Chiefs go on the drive from a line-out but Pretorius does well to halt their momentum and robs Brodie Retallick of the ball! He sets off on a run but is hauled in by the cover defence and then penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.

41'
Cruden gets the second half underway! His kick is deep and Daniller gathers and sets up a ruck inside his 22.

40'
Kick Off
Cheetahs 34 Chiefs 10

40'
The Chiefs refuse to surrender and when they are awarded a penalty, they take it through the hands but Marshall is caught in possession and blown up when he fails to release after being tackled. What a great half of rugby it's been by the home side. The Chiefs have it all to do after the break if they want to be successful.

39'
Conversion
CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 34-10. Goosen holds his nerve and lands the difficult spot-kick from up against the touchline!

38'
Try
TRY, CHEETAHS, PRINSLOO! 32-10. The Cheetahs launch their drive from the line-out and when he spots the try-line Boom Prinsloo dives in to secure the bonus-point try for the hosts!

37'
The Cheetahs are awarded a penalty, just inside the Chiefs' 22 after Anscombe is pinged for not rolling away at the wrong side of a ruck. Goosen kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the visitors' five-metre line.

36'
Conversion
CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN. 27-10. Goosen slots another conversion to push his side further in front.

35'
Try
TRY, CHEETAHS, PRETORIUS! 25-10. The Cheetahs are awarded a penalty, close to the Chiefs' try-line, and Pretorius taps and goes and dives in for his second try!

33'
Sarel Pretorius finds himself in space and sets off on an attacking run! He stabs a grubber kick through and Gareth Anscombe is forced to carry over before dotting down!

30'
Penalty
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 20-10. Goosen adds another three-pointer after Michael Fitzgerald plays the ball on the ground.

28'
Conversion
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 17-10. Cruden succeeds with the two-pointer to narrow the gap to seven points.

27'
Try
TRY, CHIEFS, PULU! 17-8. The Chiefs attack with their forwards and when Rhys Marshall is stopped just short of the line, Augustine Pulu gathers and burrows his way over!

25'
Once again the visitors' front row are penalised for an indiscretion at a scrum. Goosen lines up another shot at goal but this time his effort is off target.

22'
Le Roux gathers the ball in space and spots a gap behind the defence. He delivers a cross-field kick which rolls into touch midway between the halfway line and the Chiefs' 22.

19'
Penalty
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 17-3. The Chiefs front row are pinged for illegal scrummaging and Goosen lands a monster penalty from just inside his half!

17'
Conversion
CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 14-3. Goosen slots another two-pointer to extend his side's lead.

16'
Try
TRY, CHEETAHS, BENJAMIN! 12-3. Willie le Roux launches a counter-attack and throws a long pass to Rayno Benjamin, just outside the Chiefs' 22, and the inside centre gets in under the sticks.

14'
Penalty
PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 7-3. Cruden gets the visitors' first points after Hennie Daniller is penalised for a ruck infringement.

13'
It's all Cheetahs at the moment! There's wave after wave of attacks with Adriaan Strauss and Nyakane prominet ball carriers! The Chiefs' defence is holding on for dear life.

11'
The Cheetahs are in total control during the early stages! Once again they take the ball through several phases with their forwards until the ball comes out to Willie le Roux, who stabs a grubber kick through which rolls into touch inside the Chiefs' 22.

8'
Conversion
CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, GOOSEN! 7-0. Goosen adds the extras to extend the hosts' lead.

7'
Try
TRY, CHEETAHS, PRETORIUS! 5-0. After the Hosts forwards rumble it up inside the Chiefs' 22, Sarel Pretorius spots a gap and sells the defence a dummy before racing away and diving over!

6'
Trevor Nyakane carries strongly and the ball is recycled. Goosen drops into the pocket and tries a drop goal from just inside his half. His effort is a poor one and is far away from the uprights!

3'
The Cheetahs get an early opportunity to score points when Matt Symons is pinged for side-entry at a ruck. It's from the halfway mark and although Johan Goosen has little problem with the distance his effort is just wide of the target.

0'
Kick Off
Here we go! Johan Goosen kicks us off. Retallick takes it in. Cruden replies so the Cheetahs can attack from halfway.

0'
Team news: Chiefs boss Dave Rennie has made a total of ten changes! Michael Fitzgerald moves to flanker. Sam Cane starts as Liam Messam moves to 8. Augustine Pulu will take control at scrum-half. Tim Nanai-Williams and Gareth Anscombe will start at wing and full-back.

0'
Team news: The Cheetahs will be without number eight Philip van der Walt as they make a handful of changes. Jean Cook starts at 8 alongside the returning Lappies Labuschange in the back row. Loosehead prop Trevor Nyakane also makes a start, replacing Caylib Oosthuizen.

0'
Welcome
Hello and welcome to Bloemfontein for our cover of the Chiefs' second game in South Africa this year. The defending champions are on a high after snatching a late draw against the Bulls. The Cheetahs are always keen to spread it wide so expect plenty of points!


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