ad link

Kings

FULL-TIME
20     21

Cheetahs

Super Rugby | Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
17:00 (GMT) | 14-07-2017
  • 81
For all updates, news, and analysis, stay on Rugby365
  • 80
Line-out taken and then sent into touch. FULL TIME
  • 79
They win a penalty and kick into touch around the 10 of the Cheetahs. The ball goes into touch and the Cheetahs have a line-out at the same area
  • 78
The Kings with it at but the Cheetahs keeping them cooped up in their half
  • 77
Scrum reset
  • 76
The referee blows for a knock-on by the Kings
  • 75
Scrum to the Kings inside the visitors' half after the restart. They make it to the 22
  • 74
He takes his kick and makes it a 1 point difference
  • 73
Penalty to the Cheetahs around the 22 and Niel Marais prepares to put his team ahead
  • 72
The Cheetahs in firm control of the tempo now as they build and look to take the lead
  • 71
The Cheetahs win a penalty after the restart kick. Blommetjies kicks into touch around the 22
  • 70
Neil Marais secures the extras
  • 69
The restart kick is there and the Cheetahs take it and move it out field with incredible pace. The captain Francois Venter leading his team forward as the ball is sent to Rhule who puts it down for a TRY
  • 68
The conversion kick is sent wide
  • 67
The ball moved down field and Clinton Swart is the man who finds himself in space. He goes over the line. TRY
  • 66
Scrum to the Cheetahs outside the 5
  • 65
The Kings holding firm but the Cheetahs equally resilient as they win another penalty
  • 64
The referee awards the visitors a penalty and the ball is kicked into touch at the 5
  • 63
The restart kick sends the Cheetahs sprinting forward. They reach the 5 and reorganize their attacking line
  • 62
Cronje steps up for a kick from the 22 and adds 3
  • 61
The Cheetahs play the ball on the ground around their 22 and give away a penalty
  • 60
Scrum reset
  • 59
Scrum to the Kings inside their own 10
  • 58
The Cheetahs hold and clear the ball
  • 57
The Kings have it and rush forward to the 5 of the Cheetahs with some skillful passes and rucks
  • 56
The Cheetahs have a line-out after the scrum. They take their throw at the 10 and kick forward
  • 55
Scrum to the Cheetahs as the ball is lost forward
  • 54
Line-out for the hosts in an attacking position
  • 53
The Cheetahs have a penalty at the half way. The referee decides to call play back for an earlier foul by the away team and the Kings kick into touch around the 22
  • 52
The ball moving swiftly between the two 22s as counter is matched with counter attack
  • 51
He takes his kick and adds 3 to his team's score
  • 50
The Cheetahs win a penalty after the scrum and Zeilinga sets up for a kick at goal
  • 49
Scrum to the Cheetahs
  • 48
The ball lost forward by the Kings as they defend around their 22
  • 47
They struggle to make it inside the Kings' half. The ball is kicked forward along the ground and it goes into inside the 22. The Kings take their throw and clear
  • 46
The clearance after the line-out is good. The Cheetahs have it at the half way now
  • 45
The Kings take it to the 22 of the away team but the ball is cleared. The Cheetahs win a line-out around their 10
  • 44
Cronje with his second miss of the evening
  • 43
Mtyanda gets it after some quick movements following a 10 meter ruck. He sprints over the line to score a TRY
  • 42
The Cheetahs inside the 22 now early in the second half and they lose it as they reach the 5. The Kings turnover and push back to the half way
  • 41
The second half is underway

Half Time

  • 40
The ball taken out the back and it goes into touch after a short bout of play. HALF TIME
  • 39
Scrum to the Kings at their own 10
  • 38
The Cheetahs desperately holding onto possession as they enter the 22. They lose it under the Kings defensive pressure
  • 37
The hosts fighting to make it out of their half now
  • 36
Line-out to the Cheetahs after the restart kick. They make some ground forward but the Kings turnover at their 10
  • 35
Cronje misses the conversion
  • 34
The Kings win another penalty and kick into touch again. They look for the maul and make it into the 5. The ball sent inside and Mjekevu scoops it up and waltzes through to score the TRY
  • 33
Another penalty to the hosts inside the 22 and the they kick into touch at the 5
  • 32
The referee refers to the TMO and decides to not award a yellow card. The ball is kicked into touch at the Cheetah's 22
  • 31
The Cheetahs move the ball up field after the scrum but the Kings turnover and win a penalty after a high tackle by Mohoje
  • 30
Scrum reset
  • 29
Scrum to the Cheetahs at the 22 of the Kings
  • 28
The ball lost and the Kings trying to work themselves into the visitors's half but end up gifting possession
  • 27
The Cheetahs have it at the 10 of the Kings now and they start to move forward with Venter
  • 26
Line-out to the Kings at their 5. They take it and clear
  • 25
the Kings hold them at the 5 meter and Small-Smith slides over the line but the referee confers with TMO whether he was in touch or not. No try
  • 24
Line-out to the Cheetahs at the 5 of the hosts
  • 23
The referee blows for a penalty to the Cheetahs as they move inside the Kings' half
  • 22
Line-out to the Kings after the Cheetahs clear. They take their throw but the ball is lost in the line-out
  • 21
The ball put down in the try area of the Kings by the hosts for a 22 meter restart
  • 20
Cronje secures the extras
  • 19
Mapimpi makes it over the line on the edge of the pitch following the scrum and the referee refers to the TMO. The referee awards the TRY
  • 18
Scrum to the Kings at the 5
  • 17
The ball is tackled into touch at the 5 and the Kings have a 5 meter throw
  • 16
Line-out to the the Kings. They take their throw and move towards the 22 of the visitors
  • 15
Play restricted to the mid field now as possession changes as easily as it comes
  • 14
The Kings decide to run with it and make it tot he 10 of the Cheetahs before the ball is turned over
  • 13
Both teams kicking back and forth now
  • 12
The Kings with a line-out at the half way
  • 11
Scrum reset
  • 10
Scrum to the Cheetahs around the 22
  • 9
The Kings work their way back to the half way but it's turned over again. Penalty to the Cheetahs
  • 8
The ball kicked onto touch after the scrum and the Cheetahs take it inside the 22 but lose it
  • 7
Scrum to the visitors
  • 6
The restart kick is taken and the Kings look to move forward from the 10 of the Cheetahs but the ball is lost forward
  • 5
He takes his kick and opens the scoring with 3 points
  • 4
The Cheetahs make their way forward and win a penalty around the 10. Zeilinga steps up for a kick at goal
  • 3
The ball is cleared into touch around the half way
  • 2
Line-out for the visitors at the 22 of the Kings. They take it but lose it at the 5
  • 1
The ball moving around between both sets off players.The Cheetahs win a penalty at the half way and kick into touch
  • 0
The referee sounds his whistle and the game is underway
  • -2
The players leaving the locker rooms now
  • -5
The Cheetahs have made 16.6 offloads per game so far this season, the most of any team in the competition and more than five more per game than the Kings (11.4).
  • -10
The Kings win an average of 9.4 turnovers per game this season, the most of any team in the competition and more than three more than the last-ranked Cheetahs (6.1)
  • -15
The last eight South African derbies played in the final regular season round of competition have been decided by an average margin of 26 points, with the home team winning on five occasions.
  • -20
The Cheetahs have won each of the previous three meetings between these franchises, winning each of those matches by 12+ points.
  • -30
Welcome to Nelsen Mandela Bay Stadium for a thrilling SA derby between the Kings and Cheetahs
Mc copy of southernkingslogo
Kings
Mc cheetahs logo 80x50
Cheetahs
START LINE UP
  • 1 Mzamo Majola
  • 2 Michael Willemse
  • 3 Ross Geldenhuys
  • 4 Lubabalo Mtyanda
  • 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys
  • 6 Chris Cloete
  • 7 Tyler Paul
  • 8 Anidisa Ntsila
  • 9 Louis Schrueder
  • 10 Lionel Cronje
  • 11 Makazole Mapimpi
  • 12 Luzuko Vulindlu
  • 13 Berton Klaasen
  • 14 Wandile Mjekevu
  • 15 Malcolm Jaer
RESERVES
  • 16 Martin Bezuidenhout
  • 17 Schalk Ferreira
  • 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen
  • 19 Mzwanele Zito
  • 20 Thembelani Bholi
  • 21 Masixole Banda
  • 22 Rudi van Rooyen
  • 23 Waylon Murray
START LINE UP
  • 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche
  • 2 Joseph Dweba
  • 3 Johannes Coetzee
  • 4 Carl Wegner
  • 5 Daniel Hugo
  • 6 Uzair Cassiem
  • 7 Teboho Mohoje
  • 8 Niell Jordaan
  • 9 Tian Meyer
  • 10 Fred Zeilinga
  • 11 Raymond Rhule
  • 12 Clinton Swart
  • 13 Francois Venter
  • 14 William Small-Smith
  • 15 Clayton Blommetjies
RESERVES
  • 16 Reinach Venter
  • 17 Charles Marais
  • 18 Tom Botha
  • 19 Armandt Koster
  • 20 Chris Dry
  • 21 Niel Marais
  • 22 Shaun Venter
  • 23 Ruan Van Rensburg
Mc article lionel cronje kings media 800

SR PREVIEW: ROUND 17, PART ONE

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:42

IN THE SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: You will hear the word 'emotional' a lot in the next couple of days - especially when people speak about the Southern Kings versus Cheetahs encounter.

When they meet at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday, it will be their last appearance in Super Rugby - before both head off to greener pastures in Europe.

Kings captain Lionel Cronje spoke of the "emotion" at their last training session on Wednesday.

"The players must enjoy themselves, have fun out there and be positive," he said, when asked about his pre-match message to the team.

He added that he expects the Cheetahs to play an "exciting" brand of rugby and spectators will get value for money.

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith said it remains a "massive" game for them,  with "pride" the key element.

"We have new challenges ahead, but we want to finish this one properly," Smith added.

Before we get to the 'dance of the discards', there are two other matches on Friday - the Highlanders hosting the Reds and the Revels at home to the Jaguares.

In Part One of the preview we look at the Friday matches!

Friday, July 14:

Highlanders v Reds
(Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin - Kick-off: 19.35; 17.35 ASET; 07.35 GMT)

The Highlanders, like all the teams in the play-offs, see this as an important 'practice run' ahead of the quarterfinals.

Coach Tony Brown is confident his team can go all the way, nut they need to go into the quarterfinal with the momentum of a win this week.

The Highlanders will face either the Lions {in Johannesburg) or the Crusaders (in Christchurch) next week.

The Highlanders are coming off a massive morale-boosting victory against the British and Irish Lions, following by a 33-12 win against the Crusaders in a ''friendly'' in Timaru last week.

''We talk about the golden month around the play-offs," Brown told the Otago Daily Times.

"That is what it [the next four weeks] is and every player wants to be involved in it.

''This season we've had lot of injury problems and different things.

"But to be in this position is pretty exciting right now.''

Reds coach Nick Stiles spoke of the need to replicate last week's win over the Brumbies, when they came from behind to score a late winner.

"The side showed a lot of growth to tough out a difficult win in the dying stages of the game against the Australian Conference leaders last weekend," the Reds coach said.

"It was a great learning experience for the young players within the group, but now the challenge is there to back it up with another strong performance against a good New Zealand outfit this Friday.

"The Highlanders play a really quick game, with a lot of kicking."

Recent results:
2016: Reds won 28-27, Brisbane
2015: Highlanders won 20-13, Dunedin
2014: Reds won 38-31, Brisbane
2013: Reds won 34-33, Dunedin
2012: Reds won 19-13, Brisbane

Prediction: Each of the last eight games between these teams have seen the losing team pick up a bonus point; on six occasions in that span it has been the Queensland side who have emerged victorious. Only once from nine attempts in Super Rugby history have the Reds defeated the Highlanders when playing away from home, earning a one-point win against them in Round Seven, 2013. The Highlanders have earned competition points from each of their last 21 regular season games against teams from outside New Zealand, winning 18 of those games and earning a bonus point in the three losses in that period. The last time the Reds ended their Super Rugby regular season with a game against New Zealand opposition saw them net a 19-11 win against the Chiefs in 2011. The Highlanders have won their last three games played on a Friday, scoring an average of 51 points per game across that period. The Highlanders are most vulnerable in the first quarter and score most of their tries in the second half. The Reds, in contrast, concede most of their tries in the final quarter and that is where the Highlanders will seal the game - to win by 15 points.

Teams:

Highlanders: 15 Richard Buckman, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Rob Thompson, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 9 Kayne Hammington, 8 Luke Whitelock (captain), 7 James Lentjes, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Jackson Hemopo, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown.
Replacements: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Gareth Evans, 20 Dan Pryor, 21 Josh Renton, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Patelesio Tomkinson.

Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Izaia Perese, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Duncan Paia'aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 James Tuttle, 8 Adam Korczyk, 7 George Smith, 6 Caleb Timu, 5 Izack Rodda, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Sef Fa'agase.
Replacements: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Markus Vanzati, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Kane Douglas, 20 Reece Hewat, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Hamish Stewart, 23 Jayden Ngamanu.
 
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant referees: Jamie Nutbrown; James Doleman
TMO: Aaron Paterson

Rebels v Jaguares
(AAMI Park, Melbourne - Kick-off: 19.30; 09.30 GMT; 06.30 Argentina time)

The Rebels still have the dark cloud of possible axing from Super Rugby hovering over them.

They return home for their final game of the Super Rugby season, hosting Argentina's Jaguares in an historic first-even encounter between the two sides.

With threats of legal action and counter action looming large, it is not the ideal preparation to go into the last match of the season.

In fact the Super Rugby cull a[[eared yo have been a destabilising factor throughout the season.

While the Rebels hold out hope of being back in 2018, at least one player will not return to the Revels after Friday.

Veteran Mitch Inman will line up for his 100th Super Rugby game against the Jaguares, in what will also be his final appearance after six years with the franchise.

The imposing centre says he will enjoy his last hurrah in Melbourne, before jetting off to join new team Oyonnax in the French Top 14.

"It's gone very quickly, but I will always hold a soft spot for the Rebels and their supporters," Inman said in an interview on the Rebels website.

"Obviously it's been a wonderful experience for me in a great city playing with some very good players.

" Not many people get to finish their term on a milestone of 100 games."

Inman believes the Rebels are ready to give their fans a solid performance.

"I've been very impressed with the Jaguares form of late, they were impressive against the Waratahs," he said

"They have big skilful forwards and some very good off loaders."

" They will be a side to contain, we've obviously done our homework and we are up for the challenge on Friday night."

Previous results:
These teams have never met before.

Prediction: The Rebels have earned two wins and one bonus-point loss in their final fixture of each of the last four campaigns, including a three-point win against the Reds last season. The Jaguares will take to the field on a Friday for just the second time this season, but haven't won on a weekday since their very first Super Rugby fixture in Round One last season. The Argentine squad have two wins from four previous encounters with Australian opposition, including a 40-27 win against the Waratahs last round. The Jaguares (11) and Rebels (10) have kicked the second and third most penalty goals respectively in the opening quarter of games this season; only the Sharks (14) have kicked more in that period. Four of the last six Rebels' tries have been scored by Marika Koroibete, who has bagged two doubles across his last three games. The Jaguares have been erratic, but not as much as the Rebels - who have made a habit of fading in the final quarter. The Jaguares should do the Aussie double - winning by 12 points.

Teams:

Rebels: 15 Jack Maddocks, 14 Tom English, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Jackson Garden-Bachop, 9 Nic Stirzaker (Captain), 8 Amanaki Mafi, 7 Colby Fainga'a, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Steve Cummins, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Jordan Uelese, 17 Cruze Ah Nau, 18 Fereti Sa'aga, 19 Esei Haangana, 20 Murray Douglas, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Sione Tuipulotu, 23 Semisi Tupou/Jonah Placid

Jaguares: 15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Matias Moroni, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Bautista Ezcurra, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Rodrigo Baez, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Benjamin Macome, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Austin Creevy (captain), 1 Nahuel Tetaz.
Replacements: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Ramiro Herrera, 18 Lucas Noguera, 19 Ignacio Larrague, 20 Juan Cruz Guillemaín, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Juan Martin Hernández, 23 Santiago Cordero.

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Damon Murphy (Australia) , James Leckie (Australia)
TMO: Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)

Southern Kings v Cheetahs
(Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth - Kick-off: 19.00; 17.00 GMT)

Don't be mislead by the suggestion that this is a game with nothing at stake.

There will be plenty of feeling in the pitch at The Nelson Mandela Bay stadium.

Both teams made it clear they want to depart Super Rugby by making a statement - with a big victory.

Cheetahs captain Francois Venter said they had all been waiting for confirmation of which teams will be axed.

No they have one last chance to show their true value.

"It doesn't take any pressure off," Venter said of confirmation that the two teams have been axed, adding that they are playing to restore pride in the Cheetahs.

Kings coach Deon Davids lauded his charges for a great season - which has seen them make history on a number of occasions, including six victories.

"I am really proud of how this team has performed this season," an emotional Davids said.

"I said to the guys that it was hard to believe that today [Wednesday] would be our last day training together as this same squad.

"I am amazed at the amount of growth we as a management team have seen in this team from the time we first got together for our pre-season.

"From the start this side showed signs of self-belief and dedication, and although many others would not have given this side a chance, they continued to work hard to ensure that we played a good brand of rugby and produced the results.
 
"I am immensely proud of every one of the members of this entire squad that has been part of our setup this season.

"It is these special group that has proven that with dedication, belief, hard work and the great team culture that we have – anything is possible. It has been an absolute pleasure being at the helm of such a special group."

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith also spoke of the emotion of the occasions, which the Kings have billed as a 'goodbye game'.

"They must be the favourites, based on their winning streak [victories over the Jaguares and Bulls]," Smith said.

"The freedom they were allowed by the coaches, to play, contributed to their good run of form.

"They also had a lot of continuity with key players.

"Lionel [Cronje] was very good and Chris Cloete made a massive impact."

Recent results:
2016: Cheetahs won 34-20, Bloemfontein
2013: Cheetahs won 34-22, Port Elizabeth
2013: Cheetahs won 26-12, Bloemfontein

Prediction: The Cheetahs have won each of the previous three meetings between these franchises, winning each of those matches by 12+ points. The last eight South African derbies played in the final regular season round of competition have been decided by an average margin of 26 points, with the home team winning on five occasions. The Kings win an average of 9.4 turnovers per game this season, the most of any team in the competition and more than three more than the last-ranked Cheetahs (6.1). The Cheetahs have made 16.6 offloads per game so far this season, the most of any team in the competition and more than five more per game than the Kings (11.4). Makazole Mapimpi gains an average of 10.3m per carry so far this season, the most of any player who has made 50-plus carries. Of there is one team that deserves the 'choker tag' it is the Cheetahs. In seven of their 14 games they held the lead going into the final 10 minutes, only to lose. No doubt the Kings, who have come from behind in the number of games to secure victory, will have the edge at home and should win by 15 points.

Teams:

Southern Kings: 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (captain), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Replacements: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Schalk Ferreira, 18. Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19. Irne Herbst/Mzwanele Zito, 20. Thembelani Bholi, 21. Rudi van Rooyen, 22. Masixole Banda, 23. Waylon Murray/Yaw Penxe.
 
Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Uzair Cassiem, 5 Daniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Johannes Coetzee, 2 Elandré Huggett, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Armandt Koster, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Chris Dry, 22 Ruan van Rensburg, 23 Niel Marais.

Referee: Egon Seconds (South Africa)
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@king365ed
@rugby365com

* Statistics provided by Opta Sports & sportguru.info

Mc article southern kings v cheetahs 2017 800

Cheetahs say goodbye with a win

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:07

MATCH REPORT: The Cheetahs said goodbye to Super Rugby with a narrow 21-20 win over the Southern Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

The match was the Cheetahs' and Kings' final Super Rugby match after both sides were axed from the competition in favour of a 15-team format next season.

The Kings dominated play for most of the match and they had a 20-6 lead with less than 15 minutes left in the match.

However, tries from Clinton Swart and Raymond Rhule and a conversion and penalty from Niel Marais helped the Cheetahs edge the result in the end.

The Cheetahs took an early in the game via a Fred Zeilinga penalty before the Kings started to dominate play in front of their home fans.

The game's first try came in the 20th minute when Kings' wing Makazole Mapimpi was awarded a five-pointer in the corner after a lengthy TMO decision. Flyhalf Lionel Cronje converted the score for a 7-3 lead.

The Kings then ensured that they went into the break with a fairly comfortable lead when their other wing Wandile Mjekevu crashed through the Cheetahs' defence from close range to score his team's second try of the match.

Cronje missed the easy conversion and it was 12-3 in favour of the Kings at half-time.

The home side continued to look the better of the two teams in the early part of the second half and they were rewarded when centre Berton Klaasen put big lock Lubabalo Mtyanda into space to race away for his team's third try in the 44th minute. Again, Cronje could not add the extras when called upon.

Zeilinga got the Cheetahs' first points of the second half with a penalty in the 52nd minute before Cronje restored his side's 14-point lead in the 63rd minute with a penalty of his own.

However, it was all Cheetahs in the final 15 minutes with the tries from Swart and Rhule bringing the visitors closer before Marais put them in a winning position with his 75th-minute penalty.

Man of the match: Lubabalo Mtyanda and Thembelani Bholi both had a few strong carries for the Kings in a scrappy match. However, the award goes to Cheetahs wing Raymond Rhule for a good all-round performance and for scoring a crucial try as well. 

The scorers:

For Southern Kings:
Tries: Mapimpi, Mjekevu, Mtyanda
Con: Cronje
Pen: Cronje

For Cheetahs:
Tries: Swart, Rhule
Con: N Marais
Pens: Zeilinga 2, N Marais

Teams:

Southern Kings: 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (captain), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Mzwanele Zito, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Rudi van Rooyen, 22 Masixole Banda, 23 Waylon Murray.

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Uzair Cassiem, 5 Daniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Johannes Coetzee, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Reinach Venter, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Armandt Koster, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Chris Dry, 22 Ruan van Rensburg, 23 Niel Marais.

Referee: Shuhei Kubo
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

Makazole Mapimpi (19min), Wandile Mjekevu (34min), and Lubabalo Mtyanda (43min)
TRIES
Clinton Swart (67min) and Raymond Rhule (69min)
Lionel Cronje (20min)
CONVERSIONS
Niel Marais (70min)
Lionel Cronje (62min)
PENALTIES
Fred Zeilinga (5min), Fred Zeilinga (51min), and Niel Marais (74min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
REFEREE Egon Seconds (South Africa)