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Golden Lions

Currie Cup | Bloemfontein
13:00 (GMT) | 15-10-2016
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Thank you for joining us at rugby365 for this epic semi final. Catch the second semi final between arch rivals Blue Bulls and Western Province as we build up from 17:30!
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Andries Coetzee slots the conversion but it is the Cheetahs who march on to a home final!!
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Lions giving everything at the end, and they do get a constellation through Ruaan Lerm!
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Free kick by the Lions and they take it quick and go on the attack, but the Cheetahs defence are up for it!
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Sloppy play by both sides. Cheetahs get a scrum as the Lions knocked the ball on in the tackle.
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Fred Zeilinga missed the conversion
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Cleanout was fine and they go back to the Cheetahs penalty. Blommetjies kicks it into touch and they set the maul and then took it wide as they find Petersen who goes over for his third!!
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Lions intercepted, but referee blows up a penalty as they played under an advantage and now goes to the TMO to check for a possible dangerous cleanout
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Cheetahs are not done yet as they are rampant on the attack! They take it through the hands making good meters!!
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Fred Zeilinga slots it again!
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Scrum to the Cheetahs in their half after a lions knock. They win it and Benjamin and Blommettjies run from their half combining to set up Blommetjies for the try!!
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Fred Zeilinga adds the extras!
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Cheetahs straight back on the attack off the restart s they took it through the phases and Benjamin goes in to extend his side's lead!!
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Conversion is missed!
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Ruaan Lerm took the ball up and drew defenders as the Lions backs and forwards combined to set up a try for Sylvian Mahuza!!
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Lions are on the attack in the Cheetahs half, but the Cheetahs turn it over and goes wide and Rhule makes a good break and finds Blommetjies who looked for the pass back inside, but the ball gets knocked on and the Lions survive the onslaught!
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Cheetahs go hard on the attack and win a penalty for not rolling away, however referee reversed the penalty for shouting at the referee!
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Jaco van der Walt makes a mess of the penalty as he kicks the ball into touch in the in goal area. Scrum Cheetahs in the Lions half.
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Yellow Card to Schoeman
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Things are just not going the way of the Lions as they make another handling error giving the Cheetahs another chance to attack from a scrum in the Lions half.
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Free kick to the Lions and they go quickly and now win a penalty in their half. Referee to check for foul play by Paul Schoeman
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Jaco van der Walt kicks 5m's out from the Cheetahs line and they lose the ball off the lineout and Marais kicks downfield and the Lions have to counter from deep!
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Scrum to the Lions on halfway as the ball got stuck in Ruan Ackermann's jersey.Lions attack, but the Cheetahs counter ruck and try to tack from deep, but the Lions win a penalty!
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Sloppy from both sides as the Lions lost the ball and then the Cheetahs ran it into touch. Lions win the lineout and go on the attack.
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Lions off their feet at the breakdown and the cheetahs have a penalty inside Lions territory. Niel Marais lines up the kick and keeps his 100% record for the day!
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Scrum reset is called and the Cheetahs won't mind it as the clock runs out for the Benjamin yellow card.
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Lions try to attack from deep, but the Cheetahs defence do not give them an inch as they threw a forward pass in their own half! Great attacking opportunity for the Cheetahs if they can win their scrum!
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Conversion is missed.
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Another maul set by the Lions, and they use the ball wide and finally score through Sylvian Mahuza.!
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Repeat infringement for offside and Benjamin who just came on is in the bin!
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Side entry by the Cheetahs and Jaco van der Walt kicks for touch and the maul is set, but the ball is turned over and the Cheetahs are running it, but Petersen could not hold on and lost the ball.
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Lions speeding the game up as FS conceded 2 penalties in a matter of seconds! Jaco van der Walt finds touch inside the cheetahs 22 and set a maul!
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Ruan Dreyer is on of Redelinghuys. Scrum to the Cheetahs on halfway as the Lions lost the ball in the tackle.
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Big hit on Julian Redelinghuys by Torsten van Jaarsveld and play is stopped as Redelinghuys needs attention. This is not good news for the Lions
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Lions gives their all on attack, but the passes are not sticking and they pass into touch. Faf de Klerk is on for the Lions
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Marais slots it again!
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Welcome back to he second half of this semi final! Jaco van der Walt starts the second half and it is fielded by Petersen and he races away and got it to Lee who was tackled but Niell Jordaan picked it up and raced away for the try!

Half Time

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Another free kick at the scrum and the Lions go on the attack! Referee blows a penalty for offside and they go quickly, but the Lions lose it forward and that will be half time!! See you back for the second half!
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Cheetahs manage to contain the Lions and forced the maul to collapse and get the turnover! Scrum to the Cheetahs in their 22
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Lions have a lineout outside the Cheetahs 22 and they set the Maul and it is moving well ahead!
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Petersen playing the man in the air after a Cheethas kick and Lions earn the penalty!
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Conversion is good by Marais!
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Petersen was in front, but the kicker ran past him and he then ran so try stands!!
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Cheetahs making turnover ball count at its best as the kick it downfield and Petersen races downfield, kicks ahead and scores!! Referee wants to check if the player was in front of the kicker
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Quick tap penalty from Cronje got the lions on a good attack, but de Wee lost it into touch! . Cheetahs are attacking from their half, but the Lions have it back!
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Penalty to the Lions as the Cheetahs shoved early again and van der Walt finds touch for the Lions.
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Scrum to the Lions 5m's from their line as the Cheetahs lost the ball forward. A bit of a let off for the Lions. .
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Anxious moments for the lions as Petersen and Blommetjies combine to set up a try, but it seems they lost it forward. Referee to check.
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Cheetahs defence are up for this match as the give the Lions no chance of breaking their line as Rhule made a tackle into touch!
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Scrum to the Lions just inside the Cheetahs half after a knock on. Lions will scrum with 7 men.
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Niel Marais slots over another penalty!
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Referee blows for offside and Cyle Brink is sin binned!
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Cheetahs are hard on the attack and the Lions manage to contain them for the moment!
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Knock on by the Cheetahs off the restart, but referee checking if Sylvian Mahuza. played the man in the air. Referee decides that it is the case and the Cheetahs earn the penalty as Blommetjies finds a great touch in the Lions 22!
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Niel Marais steps up again for the penalty and he bangs it over!
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Another kickable penalty for the Cheetahs as the Lions were swimming at the maul. Play is stopped for a few injuries.
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Early shove by the Cheetahs earn the Lions a free kick, but they mess it up by kicking the ball out on the full on the Lions 10m line. Cheetahs set a maul and it is making good progress.
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Lions knock it on off the lineout and the Cheetahs get a scrum in the Lions half as the rain and hail start to fall!
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Penalty to the Lions after a good scrum. They kick for territorial relief on their 10m line
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Ball is lost, Scrum to the Lions in their 22m area.
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Lions back into the Cheetahs 22 with a great attack set up. They keep ball in hand but Cassiem turns it over and the Cheetahs look to counter!! Petersen kicked it ahead and almost grabbed it for a try, but lost forward. referee to check.
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Niel Marais slots the conversion!
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Great work between Venter, Cassiem and Petersen as cassiem drew his man and found Petersen on the wing who went over for the try!!
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Big scrum by the Cheethas earn them a penalty and they can clear for touch! Blommetjies does so just outside the Lions 10m line!
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Big tackle by Rhule stopping the Lions momentum and the Lions end up losing the ball, Scrum to the Cheetahs in their 22m area.
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Lions on the attack in the Cheetahs half, Cheetahs defence are keeping up with them so far!
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Sloppy restart from the Cheetahs as they lost the ball forward off the restart and so did the Lions, but referee played advantage for the knock. Scrum Lions
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Niel Marais stepping up again to double his side's points and does so!
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Cheetahs counter attacking fro deep inside their half into the Lions half. They keep applying the pressure by keeping ball in hand and earn another penalty as Fabian Booysen was offside!
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Penalty against Rohan Janse van Rensburg for being offside and it is in kicking range. Niel Marais steps up and bangs it over!!
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FS lineout on halfway and they won it, they set up the attack and makes good meters with ball in hand!
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Cheetahs hard on the attack as van der walt failed to find touch from the penalty! They kick it through and the Lions are forced to kick for touch and the Cheetahs gain good territory with the lineout throw belonging to them!
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First scrum of the match goes to the Lions after a Cheetahs knock on in the lions 22m area and the Lions win the scrum penalty!
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Rasta Rasivhenge blows his whistle and Clayton Blommetjies gets us under way!
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5 Prediction: This is a tough one to call, but the Cheetahs should win it by 5 points or less. The home crowd support and winning momentum will get them that extra boost to go on and win.
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Players to watch: For Free State Cheetahs: Centre Nico Lee has been a revelation in the midfield for the Bloemfontein side with ball in hand and he could cause the Lions' defence all sorts of problems with partner in crime Francois Venter. Scrumhalf Shaun Venter is one of the best scrumhalves in the country at the moment, while flyhalf Niel Marais has the ability to unleash his outside backs with his great distribution. Up front, Paul Schoeman is one of the hardest working players on both attack and defence, while prop Retshegofaditswe Nche has shown some great skill in open play for a tight forward. For Golden Lions: Hooker Malcolm Marx is a tough guy to bring down when he has momentum. Loose forward Albertus Smith is a livewire in open play and he is also a menace at the breakdown with his Sevens skills. Centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg always seems to cross the advantage line when he runs at defences and his midfield partner Jacques Nel has plenty of speed in that outside centre channel. Scrumhalf Ross Cronje is another player who has been playing with a lot of confidence recently and his game management will be crucial.
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The last time these two teams met was in Bloemfontein and the Cheetahs won the match making an incredible comeback after being 12 points down. The match momentum had swung in the favour when there had to be uncontested scrums and the Cheetahs could manage to save the game on the day, but the Lions scrum were dominating the Cheetahs pack, will this be a deciding factor in this match? Time will tell and it will be interesting to see how the Cheetahs pack front up this time around.
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This is a repeat of the 2015 semi-final, however the roles are switched with Free State playing at home and topping the log where it was the case for the Golden Lions in 2015. Free State almost caused an upset in last year’s semi-final, but the Lions managed to scrape through to go on to the final and win the competition.
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This promise to be one epic match of running rugby should both teams stick to what brought them so far in this competition. The FS Cheetahs are favourites playing at home and being on an unbeaten streak, but the Lions showed that they peak at the right time after a good victory over the Sharks to make it into the semi-finals.
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Welcome to the first of the Currie Cup semi-final matches between the table topping Free State Cheetahs and defending champions Golden Lions!
Free State Cheetahs
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Golden Lions
START LINE UP
  • 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche
  • 2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • 3 Johannes Coetzee
  • 4 Justin Basson
  • 5 Reniel Hugo
  • 6 Paul Schoeman
  • 7 Uzair Cassiem
  • 8 Niell Jordaan
  • 9 Shaun Venter
  • 10 Niel Marais
  • 11 Raymond Rhule
  • 12 Nico Lee
  • 13 Francois Venter
  • 14 Sergeal Petersen
  • 15 Clayton Blommetjies
RESERVES
  • 16 Jacques du Toit
  • 17 Charles Marais
  • 18 Armandt Koster
  • 19 Henco Venter
  • 20 Tian Meyer
  • 21 Fred Zellinga
  • 22 Ryno Benjamin
  • 23 Conrad van Vuuren
START LINE UP
  • 1 Jacques van Rooyen
  • 2 Malcolm Marx
  • 3 Julian Redelinghuys
  • 4 Ruan Ackermann
  • 5 Bobby de Wee
  • 6 Albertus Smith
  • 7 Cyle Brink
  • 8 Fabian Booysen
  • 9 Ross Cronje
  • 10 Jaco van der Walt
  • 11 Anthony Volmink
  • 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • 13 Jacques Nel
  • 14 Koch Marx
  • 15 Andries Coetzee
RESERVES
  • 16 Armand van der Merwe
  • 17 Corne Fourie
  • 18 Ruan Dreyer
  • 19 Lourens Erasmus
  • 20 Ruaan Lerm
  • 21 Francois de Klerk
  • 22 Nicolaas Hanekom
  • 23 Sylvian Mahuza
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PREVIEW: Free State Cheetahs v Golden Lions

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:00

CURRIE CUP SEMIFINAL: The Free State Cheetahs have had a dream season so far in this year's Currie Cup Premier Division with eight wins from eight.

The Bloemfontein side are only two victories short of their 11-match winning record which they set in 2007. The last time they featured in the Currie Cup Final was in 2009. 
 
They are, however, expected to face tough competition against the Golden Lions, who will be hunting their third successive final berth.

The Lions finished fourth on the standings after five wins and three losses, but they are still a team with more than enough firepower to knock over the Cheetahs at the Free State Stadium.

Free State Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith believes the Golden Lions will be hard to beat with all the Super Rugby experience they have in the team.  

"The Lions are definitely a good outfit," said Smith. "They all have Super Rugby experience and some of them are training with Super Rugby finalists, so they got a very good group of players. ... I think they will be just as good as they were throughout the season."

Smith added: "I think the tight phases are going to be important. 

"I think the Lions will want to scrum good and I am sure they will want to win possession at the line-outs, so the fight for possession will be important for both teams."

Meanwhile, Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann believes the Cheetahs' unbeaten record in this year's tournament might put the home side under more pressure on Saturday.

"It is something that can play in the back of your mind and if you lose the game that unbeaten streak actually means nothing," said Ackermann.

"Obviously it's a great moment for them, playing at home in front of their home crowd, so they will be highly motivated and I do believe Franco [Smith] will want them to play the way they've played for the whole campaign."

The Lions have not had the best of tournaments this year, but Ackermann knows what his players are capable of.   

"We must have confidence. I do believe the guys realise we still a good team.

"I don’t want to say it again but as the tournament progressed the team got better as we didn't have the preparation time," Ackermann added.

Players to watch:

For Free State Cheetahs: Centre Nico Lee has been a revelation in the midfield for the Bloemfontein side with ball in hand and he could cause the Lions' defence all sorts of problems with partner in crime Francois Venter. Scrumhalf Shaun Venter is one of the best scrumhalves in the country at the moment, while flyhalf Niel Marais has the ability to unleash his outside backs with his great distribution. Up front, Paul Schoeman is one of the hardest working players on both attack and defence, while prop Retshegofaditswe Nche has shown some great skill in open play for a tight forward.

For Golden Lions: Hooker Malcolm Marx is a tough guy to bring down when he has momentum. Loose forward Albertus Smith is a livewire in open play and he is also a menace at the breakdown with his Sevens skills. Centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg always seems to cross the advantage line when he runs at defences and his midfield partner Jacques Nel has plenty of speed in that outside centre channel. Scrumhalf Ross Cronje is another player who has been playing with a lot of confidence recently and his game management will be crucial.

Head to head: The two scrumhalves, Shaun Venter and Ross Cronje, have been playing some great rugby during the course of the tournament and they will both be influential to their team's chances on Saturday. In the midfield, Nico Lee and Rohan Janse Van Rensburg will both be looking to get the upper hand over each other and prove a point to the national selectors. The scrums will also be a key battle in this game and it will be interesting to see how Retshegofaditswe Nche goes against Julian Redelinghuys.

Recent results:

2016: Cheetahs won 37-29, Bloemfontein
2015: Lions won 43-33, Johannesburg (Currie Cup semifinal)
2015: Lions won 73-31, Bloemfontein
2014: Lions won 47-7, Johannesburg
2013: Cheetahs won 26-23, Bloemfontein
2013: Cheetahs won 30-29, Johannesburg
2012: Lions won 38-23, Bloemfontein
2012: Lions won 43-20, Johannesburg

Prediction: The Free State Cheetahs and Golden Lions also met in the Currie Cup semifinal last season in Johannesburg – a clash the hosts won 43-33 – however, the Free Staters have won both matches against the Johannesburg side this season. They registered a 37-29 victory in Bloemfontein in the Currie Cup pool stages and defeated them 29-15 in Johannesburg in the Qualifiers. History, however, suggests that it could be a hard-fought clash, as the Bloemfontein side has won only two of their last five matches against the Golden Lions at home in the competition. Their last victory before this year's pool rounds was in 2013. Adding to this, the Free State Cheetahs' five home victories amongst the sides between 2007 and 2010 were decided by six points or less. It should be an exciting encounter with a lot of running rugby. The Cheetahs have been fantastic this year and we think they will just edge it by five points or less.

Teams:

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francios Venter (captain), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo , 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacement: 16 Jacques Du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Armandt Koster, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 Ryno Benjamin, 23 Conrad Van Vuuren.

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Koch Marx, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Albertus Smith (captain), 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Ruan Ackermann, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Ruaan Lerm, 21 Francois de Klerk, 22 Nicolaas Hanekom, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.

Date: Saturday, October 15
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Expected weather: It will be a hot and cloudy day with a high of 32C. There will also be a strong wind blowing during the course of the day.
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Rodney Boneparte
TMO: Marius Jonker

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Cheetahs run riot in Bloemfontein

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:18

MATCH REPORT: The Free State Cheetahs will host the Currie Cup Final in Bloemfontein next Saturday, October 22.

This follows their 55-17 rout of a hapless Golden Lions in their semifinal in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

The Cheetahs totally outclassed an error-riddled Lions team, their dominance much bigger than the six-tries-to-three suggests.

The injury of Springbok prop Julian Redelinghuys, who damaged his neck in a tackle on Torsten van Jaarsveld, will be of big concern - to both the Lions and Bok team management.

The Lions struggled with the Cheetahs' rushing defensive lines, while mistakes - especially with ball in hand - also proved very costly.

Passes didn't go to hand, or were put down cold, tackles were missed and the Lions were outclassed in the collision and breakdown areas.

The scrums were a massive contest, the one area of the game where the Lions had an advantage in the first half. However, even that changed after the break.

The Cheetahs' defence is what caused the Lions the most trouble - forcing them to take unwanted risks and resulting in those costly errors.

Their attack also put the Lions' ragged defensive lines under pressure and resulted in a number of line-breaks.

In short, they were more clinical and more energetic than a Lions team that looked a pale shadow of the side that won the coveted trophy last year.

The Cheetahs enjoyed most of the early territorial advantage and as the pressure mounted the Lions' defensive Lions coughed up a couple of penalties - which Niel Marais slotted for a 6-0 lead.

After that dominant opening 10 minutes, the Lions did get some possession, but the home team's defence held out.

And in the 14th minute, the Cheetahs worked a great move down the right-hand touchline, with Sergeal Petersen's pace taking him clear of the cover for the opening try. Marais' conversion made it 13-0.

Two more Marais penalties - and a yellow card to Lions flank Cyle Brink for repeatedly going offside - saw the Cheetahs take a 19-0 lead on the half-hour mark.

The Cheetahs took an unassailable 26-0 lead when the Lions lost the ball in the tackle inside the Cheetahs' 22-metre area. Reniel Hugo hacked the ball ahead and again it was Petersen's pace that took him away from most of the Lions' cover defence. It required the intervention of the TMO, but the try was confirmed.

Marais' conversion - who had kicked six from six at that stage - made it 26-0, a scoreline that stood till the half-time break, despite a late rally by the Lions.

The Cheetahs started the second half as they finished the first, on the front foot and dominant.

From a tackle/ruck situation, No.8 Niell Jordaan went on the blind side, down the right-hand touchline and outsprinted the cover for the third try. The touchline conversion made it 33-0 after just 42 minutes.

The Lions, sending on Springbok Francois de Klerk for an injured Ross Cronje, suddenly found some rhythm. And the pressure resulted in Ryno Benjamin being sin-binned for repeatedly going offside.

The Lions set up a line-out and quick hands found Sylvian Mahuza on the left wing. The conversion attempt by Jaco van der Walt was wide of the mark - 33-5 after 50 minutes.

Marais kicked a long-range penalty three minutes later, as the Cheetahs remained well ahead on the scoreboard, before Paul Schoeman was yellow-carded for a dangerous tackle.

The Lions managed a length-of-the-field try by NMahiuza, his second of the match - but it mattered little.

It was Benjamin, back from his stint in the sin bin, that scored next - a classic score through interplay after a turnover. That was followed by a long-range score from Clayton Blommetjies - Fred Zeilinga converting both to take the Cheetahs to their half-ton, 50-10.

Petersen put the seal on a great game with his third try.

There was enough time for the Lions to get a late consolation score, by replacement Ruaan Lerm.

However, the Cheetahs had secured an emphatic 55-17 win.

Man of the match: You can pick any of the players in the starting XV - from fullback Clayton Blommetjies to prop Retshegofaditswe Nche - all deserved of an award. However, we have opted for Cheetahs wing Sergeal Petersen, not only for his hat-trick of tries, but the chaos he caused in general play with his stepping and running lines.

Moment of the match: There were nine great tries - even three from the Lions. Throw in any number of the massive hits on defence. It was an awesome game to watch - a joy to behold. However, we feel the first Sergeal Petersen try in the 14th-minute spelt the beginning of the end for the Lions and gets our award.
 
The villain of the match: None here. Paul Schoeman's dangerous tackle - which resulted in a yellow card - is the closest event to anything villainous.

The scorers:

For the Free State Cheetahs:
Tries:
Petersen 3, Jordaan, Benjamin, Blommetjies
Cons: Marais 3, Zeilinga 2
Pens: Marais 5

For the Golden Lions:
Tries:
Mahuza 2, Lerm
Con: Coetzee

Yellow cards: Cyle Brink (Golden Lions, 26 - repeat offences, offside), Ryno Benjamin (Free State Cheetahs, 48 - repeat infringements, offside), Paul Schoeman (Free State Cheetahs, 61 - foul play, no arms used in tackle)

Teams:

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo , 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacement: 16 Jacques Du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Armandt Koster, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 Ryno Benjamin, 23 Conrad Van Vuuren.

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Koch Marx, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Albertus Smith (captain), 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Ruan Ackermann, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Ruaan Lerm, 21 Francois de Klerk, 22 Nicolaas Hanekom, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.

Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Rodney Boneparte
TMO: Marius Jonker

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Sergeal Petersen (14min), Sergeal Petersen (34min), Niell Jordaan (41min), Ryno Benjamin (68min), Clayton Blommetjies (71min), and Sergeal Petersen (75min)
TRIES
Sylvian Mahuza (49min), Sylvian Mahuza (66min), and Ruaan Lerm (80min)
Niel Marais (15min), Niel Marais (35min), Niel Marais (41min), Fred Zellinga (69min), and Fred Zellinga (72min)
CONVERSIONS
Andries Coetzee (80min)
Niel Marais (6min), Niel Marais (8min), Niel Marais (23min), Niel Marais (26min), and Niel Marais (53min)
PENALTIES
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
Ryno Benjamin (48min) and Paul Schoeman (61min)
Cyle Brink (26min)
 
 
VENUE Bloemfontein
REFEREE Rasta Rasivhenge