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Currie Cup | Loftus Versfeld
17:00 (GMT) | 13-10-2017
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They kick into touch again and the ball is stolen. The ball goes into touch and the referee blows for FULL TIME
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The Bulls make some ground with a maul from the 5 and win another penalty
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The referee halts play as the Bulls rush forward to gain some more points before the final whistle. Cloete gets himself sent to the bin with a dangerous play
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Scrum reset
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The Bulls have it now after the reset and they move the ball around the mid field but the referee halts play for a scrum to the hosts
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The conversion kick is missed
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The ball kicked into touch again after the penalty and the Pumas move shove the Bulls back in the maul. Herne makes it over the line with the help of his team. TRY
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The referee awards Schoeman a yellow card fro his efforts
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Penalty to the Pumas and they kick into touch at the 5 of the hosts
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Scrum to the visitors around the half way
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The Pumas take it into the Bulls half after the scrum but the Bulls turnover and look to go forward again but do so with a forward pass
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The referee blows for a scrum to the hosts at the half way after the reset
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Marais adds the extras
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The Pumas move the ball around desperately looking for something and Gavor is the man that finds some open space along the wing, slipping through and rolling over the line to pull one back for the Pumas. TRY
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They win a penalty at the 22 and kick into touch at the 5
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Scrum to the Pumas after the reset kick
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Boshoff puts it between the sticks
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The Pumas with a deep reset and the Bulls opt to play it forward as opposed to clearing. They rush forward with incredible pace for a quick-fire double. JT Jackson bagging the 5 points. TRY
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Boshoff sends it wide
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The Bulls with an immediate response as they stretch the Pumas after the reset kick. The ball is sent out wide to Ismaiel who sells a dummy before making it over the line to score another Bulls TRY
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Marais adds the extras
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Another penalty to the Pumas inside the 22 and they play it then move towards the 5. The Bulls still figuring out what happened when the referee blows for a TRY to Engelbrecht
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The Pumas turnover and send it wide to Smith who makes good ground to the 22 of the hosts then wins a penalty. The ball is kicked into touch outside the 5
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Line-out to the Bulls at the mid field after the reset kick
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Boshoff adds the extras
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The visitors take it to their 10 before losing it. The Bulls opt for a cross kick and the captain, Odedaal, gets it then runs it into the try area for 5 points
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Scrum to the Pumas at their 5
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Penalty to the Bulls after a powerful scrum. The ball is kicked into touch at the 5. They make some ground with the maul but the Pumas win a penalty
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Scrum to the hosts outside the 22 of the Pumas closer to the touch line now
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The home team make it to the 5 of the Pumas but lose it and the ball is cleared
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Scrum at the 22 of the Pumas for the hosts
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The Bulls win a penalty after some back and forth play around the mid field
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Boshoffs secures the 2 points from a tough angle
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The Bulls move it along the wing and Van Staden who breaks into space and stumbles over the line to score the TRY
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Line-out taken and but lost and the Bulls move forward with the ball now
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Penalty for the Pumas and they kick into touch at the 22 of the hosts
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The Bulls win another penalty from a turnover and kick into touch at the 22 of the away team
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The ball is booted into touch but given away shortly after
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The Pumas kick straight into touch from the kickoff and the Bulls take it forward after the half way line scrum. The visitors managed to turnover and run it forward but the Bulls do the same and win a penalty at their 10
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The second half is underway

Half Time

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The restart kick is sent far into the 22 and then cleared by the hosts. Penalty to the away team at the half way. The ball booted into touch at the half way. Penalty to the hosts and the referee blows for HALF TIME
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Boshoff sends it wide from a kick on the touchline
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The visitors give away a penalty and the hosts have a scrum outside the 22. The ball sent out the back to Gelant who kicks it along the ground and sprints after it to score a solo effort TRY
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The Bulls putting on the pressure now as they turnover and move forward again after the reset
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Boshoff puts it over for 2 points
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Gelant gets it after the clearance and he runs the Pumas defence ragged. The ball is sent to Ismaiel who slips through a gap and runs around to score the Bulls third TRY
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The referee calls to use but the Bulls fail to do so and the Pumas win a penalty. Scrum to the visitors at their 5
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The ball is kicked into touch and the Bulls have a line-out
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The Bulls make ground quickly after the reset and rush to the 22 of the visitors. They win a penalty at the 5 of the Pumas
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Marais sets up for a kick at goal. He takes the kick and adds 3
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Another penalty to the away side, this time at the 5
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The Pumas win a penalty at the 22 and kick into touch at the 5
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Scrum to the Bulls around their 22
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They move the ball up field but loose it forward in contact
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Scrum reset
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The Pumas win a penalty after the ball is fumbled by the hosts. Scrum to the Pumas outside the home team 22
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Boshoff secures the extras
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Schoeman puts on his dancing boots and steps a few then offloads to Van Zyl who skips over the line to put the Bulls in front
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The Bulls win a penalty and kick into touch inside the 22
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The Bulls with it now at the half way after the restart. They build into the 10 with some strong rucks
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Marais sends it over the bar for 3 points
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They win a penalty at the 22 and take it quickly, Ungerer taking it to the 5 for his team. The ball knocked forward after a poor pass but Schoeman was offside so the Pumas have a penalty at the 5 of the hosts
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The Bulls give away a penalty after a line-out at the half way and Marais kicks it into touch for the visitors. Line-out at the 22
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Scrum to the hosts around their 10 meter
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The Pumas pounce on the ball forward and Gavor runs it into space going all the way to put it down for a try but the referee says knock-on
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The ball being kicked back and forth now
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The Pumas give away a penalty after the kickoff and the Bulls have a scrum at their 22
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Boshoff adds the extras
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The Bulls rush forward after the reset kick. They move the ball around with some elegant passes and maintain continuity. The ball is sent out wide to Marutlulle who sprints forward and gets the hosts on the board
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Marais adds the extras
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They make some ground forward with the maul and Stander makes it over the line to score the first TRY
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Another penalty to the away team at the half way and the ball is sent into touch at the 5
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Penalty to the visitors and the ball is cleared into touch around the half way
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The ball is sent into touch. Line-out at the 5
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The Bulls flyhalf fails to put it in touch and the Pumas send it back for a throw where the scrum was. The Bulls take it forward after the throw and win a penalty at the opposite 22
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Scrum reset
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Penalty to the hosts and the Bulls have a scrum outside their 22
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The Pumas have a throw in the home team half after the kickoff. They work their way to the 22
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The referee sounds his whistle and the game is underway
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The players readying themselves to leave the locker rooms now
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The Pumas, meanwhile, made five personnel changes, most of which were injury-enforced, which sees fullback Gerrit Smit, wing Selom Gavor, flanks Chris Cloete and Nardus van der Walt, and lock Jannie Stander earn starts.
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The Blue Bulls named an unchanged starting side for the clash, with the only new face among the replacements being Travis Ismaiel, who replaces the concussed Ulrich Beyers.
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The Mpumalanga side won only one of the last six fixtures between the teams, with that victory being a morale-boosting 51-15 victory in August, which is sure to inspire the visitors.
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Welcome to Loftus Versveld, where the Bulls will host the Pumas
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Pierre Schoeman
  • 2 Edgar Marutlulle
  • 3 Conraad van Vuuren
  • 4 Ruben van Heerden
  • 5 Aston Fortuin
  • 6 Marco Van Staden
  • 7 Tim Agaba
  • 8 Nick de Jager
  • 9 Ivan van Zyl
  • 10 Marnitz Boshoff
  • 11 Johnny Kotze
  • 12 JT Jackson
  • 13 Burger Odendaal
  • 14 Travis Ismaiel
  • 15 Warrick Gelant
RESERVES
  • 16 Johan Grobbelaar
  • 17 Jason Jenkins
  • 18 Jano Venter
  • 19 Johannes Prinsloo
  • 20 Piet van Zyl
  • 21 Tony Jantjies
  • 22 Divan Rossouw
START LINE UP
  • 1 Khwezi Mona
  • 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg
  • 3 Pieter Scholtz
  • 4 Jannie Stander
  • 5 Hugo Kloppers
  • 6 Chris Cloete
  • 7 Nardus van der Walt
  • 8 Willie Engelbrecht
  • 9 Stefan Ungerer
  • 10 Kobus Marais
  • 11 Ruwellyn Isbell
  • 12 Hennie Skorbinski
  • 13 Jerome Pretorius
  • 14 Salom Gavor
  • 15 Gerrit Smith
RESERVES
  • 16 Frank Herne
  • 17 De-Jay Terblanche
  • 18 Cameron Lindsay
  • 19 Hilton Lobberts
  • 20 Francois Kleinhans
  • 21 Reynier Van Rooyen
  • 22 Gerrie Labuschagne
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PREVIEW: Currie Cup, Round 14

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:16

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The Currie Cup Premier Division semifinal race will come to a dramatic end this weekend as five teams battle it out for three remaining play-off spots, with a number of potential scenarios to spice up the weekend.

To add to the competitive nature of the round, spectators will see the return to action of several Springboks involved in the recently completed Rugby Championship.

The Sharks are guaranteed of hosting one of the semifinals next week after earning the top position on the log, while Western Province, the Free State Cheetahs, the Golden Lions and Blue Bulls will go head-to-head for the other home semifinal as the competition reaches the business end. 

The Pumas are also still in the running to finish in the top four, although they will have to travel if they do manage that.

Western Province, who are currently in second place on the log, may need only a victory in Durban achieve this feat as they boast a one-point cushion and a comprehensive points' difference over the third-placed Free State Cheetahs, but this would require toppling log-leaders the Sharks in Durban. A defeat, in turn, could dash their semifinal aspirations completely.

The Golden Lions, meanwhile, will host the Free State Cheetahs in Johannesburg in the final pool match on Saturday, meaning these teams will know exactly what they need to do to finish in second place and in the top four respectively by the time they take to the field. 

We take a look at all the Round 14 action!

Friday, October 13:

Blue Bulls v Pumas
(Loftus Versfeld. Pretoria - Kick-off: 19.00; 17.00 GMT)

The Blue Bulls and Pumas will kick off the round in Pretoria on Friday and both sides will be desperate for a victory to stay in contention for a play-off spot, as a defeat without a bonus point for either Western Province, the Free State Cheetahs or Golden Lions could see the winning team through to the top four.

The Mpumalanga side won only one of the last six fixtures between the teams, with that victory being a morale-boosting 51-15 victory in August, which is sure to inspire the visitors.

The Blue Bulls named an unchanged starting side for the clash, with the only new face among the replacements being Travis Ismaiel, who replaces the concussed Ulrich Beyers.

The Pumas, meanwhile, made five personnel changes, most of which were injury-enforced, which sees fullback Gerrit Smit, wing Selom Gavor, flanks Chris Cloete and Nardus van der Walt, and lock Jannie Stander earn starts.

"They Pumas are still in contention to make it into the semis and also have everything to play for. This will make for a very competitive match," said Blue Bulls coach John Mitchell. 

Blue Bulls captain Burger Odendaal agrees.

"They gave us a good hiding when we played them earlier in the season, but that was the start of the turn-around for us. We are confident that we are progressing into a competitive squad and that we can put together the performance needed to stay in the competition. It will be nice if we can have a decent crowd to spur us on as well," Odendaal said.

Recent results:
2017: Pumas won 51-15, Nelspruit
2016: Blue Bulls won 41-14, Nelspruit
2015: Blue Bulls won 25-24, Nelspruit
2014: Blue Bulls won 37-6, Nelspruit

Prediction: The Pumas will fancy their chances after smashing the Bulls earlier in the tournament. However, the Bulls are at home this time and they have improved since then. The Bulls will win by 12 points.

Teams:

Blue Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Duncan Matthews, 13 Burger Odendaal (captain), 12 John Jackson, 11 Johnny Kotze, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Nic de Jager, 7 Tim Agaba, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Matthys Basson, 18 Jano Venter, 19 Johannes Prinsloo, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Tony Jantjies, 22 Travis Ismaiel.

Pumas: 15 Gerrit Smit; 14 Selom Gavor, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 12 Hennie Skorbinski, 11 Ruwellyn Isbel; 10 Kobus Marais, 9 Stefan Ungerer; 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Nardus van der Walt, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Jannie Stander, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Replacements: 16 Frankie Herne, 17 De-Jay Terblanche, 18 Cameron Lindsay, 19 Hilton Lobberts, 20 Francois Kleinhans, 21 Reynier van Rooyen, 22 Gerrie Labuschagne.

Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Egon Seconds, Jaco Pretorius
TMO: Lesego Legoete

Saturday, October 14:

Sharks v Western Province
(Kings Park, Durban - Kick-off: 15.00; 13.00 GMT)

The action will continue at Kings Park on Saturday where the Sharks take on Western Province, and while the home team will be determined to build winning momentum after a bye last week, the visitors will give everything to book a home semifinal.

The KwaZulu-Natalians have had a solid season and are currently on a winning run of 10 matches, while the opposition comes off a disappointing defeat against the Golden Lions, which they will be determined to bounce back from to ensure that they finish in the top four and find their rhythm ahead of the knock-out stages.

The home team pipped Province 21-20 in Cape Town earlier in the season, meaning it could be a nail-biting clash.

The only change to the Sharks run-on team is the return of centre Lukhanyo Am in place of Tristan Blewett, while the bench has been boosted by Springboks Chiliboy Ralepelle and Jean-Luc du Preez.

Western Province welcomed back Springbok wing Dillyn Leyds and prop Wilco Louw to their starting line-up, with the only other change being the inclusion of flank Jaco Coetzee in the loose trio.

"The last thing you want to do is go into a semifinal having lost the last game, but for us, winning isn't all we’re focussing on, but rather, getting better from two weeks ago when we played the Lions," explains Sharks wing Odwa Ndungane. 

"We want to make sure we keep improving. We already have a guaranteed home semifinal, so there isn't any pressure on us this weekend, but we want to go out and play well, to keep improving."

Meanwhile, Western Province captain Chris van Zyl says they that will be looking to put in a better performance against the Sharks this time.

"I think we have learned quite alot from that specific game here at Newlands," said Van Zyl.

"The one thing that was poor that day was our general game management - playing too much in our own half and also our kicking game lacked a bit there and they dominated us territorially."

Recent results:
2017: Sharks won 21-20, Cape Town
2016: Western Province won 34-27, Cape Town
2015: Western Province won 37-27, Durban
2014: Sharks won 28-20, Cape Town

Prediction: WP will be going all out to get an important victory, but the Sharks have been in good form all season and they are at home. The Sharks will win by five points or less.

Teams:

Sharks: 15 Garth April, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Sibusiso Nkosi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit.            
Replacements: 16 Mahlatse Ralepelle, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Jean Droste, 19 Jean-Luc du Preez, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Tristan Blewett, 22 Jacobus van Wyk.

Western Province: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Ruhan Nel, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 John Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Jacobus Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Jan de Klerk, 19 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 20 Justin Phillips, 21 Werner Kok, 22 EW Viljoen.

Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry, Archie Sehlako
TMO: Willie Vos

Golden Lions v Free State Cheetahs
(Ellis Park, Johannesburg - Kick-off: 17.15; 15.15 GMT)

The grand finale to the pool stages between the Golden Lions and Free State Cheetahs in Johannesburg on Saturday is expected to be equally thrilling.

The Free Stater's have won the last three outings between the sides, which included a narrow 30-24 victory against the Gauteng outfit in August, but they lost the three matches prior to that, which will boost the home team's confidence.

The Golden Lions bolstered their team with Springboks as they recalled fullback Andries Coetzee, wing Courtnall Skosan and scrumhalf Ross Cronje among six personnel changes to the starting team, while hooker Malcolm Marx has been named on the bench following the conclusion of the Rugby Championship.

The Free State Cheetahs made wholesale changes to their side with Pro14 coach, Rory Duncan, resuming the head coaching duties as the European competition enjoy a two weeks break, which sees hooker Torsten van Jaarsveld lead the side, Springbok Raymond Rhule start at fullback and Springbok Sevens playmaker Rosko Specman on the wing.  

Lions head coach Swys de Bruin believes the Pro14 would have had a positive effect on the Cheetahs heading into Saturday's clash. 

"The fact that they [Cheetahs] played Pro14 counts in their favour," said De Bruin.

"They played different brands of rugby. I must say it is a very interesting that you can play in two competitions, Pro14 and Currie Cup. If they make the Currie Cup Final, they will have to back their next best again because then they are playing Pro14 again, so it is a very interesting."

Meanwhile, it is all systems go for the current Currie Cup Champions in defending the title.

"This is an extremely important game for the Free State Cheetahs. We will be pushing as hard as we can to get results," said Duncan. 

Captain Torsten van Jaarsveld added: "We aim to perform to the standard that we played in Pro14." 

Recent results:
2017: Free State Cheetahs won 30-24, Bloemfontein
2016: Free State Cheetahs won 55-17, Bloemfontein (semifinal)
2016: Free State Cheetahs won 37-29, Bloemfontein
2015: Golden Lions won 43-33, Johannesburg

Prediction: The Golden Lions have a number of Springboks back and they will be tough to beat. However, the Cheetahs players have been playing tough Pro14 matches and they had to lift their game. The Cheetahs will win this by seven points or less.

Teams:

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 13 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Albertus Smith, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Len Massyn, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Rhyno Herbst, 19 Robert Kruger/Hacjivah Dayimani, 20 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Sylvian Mahuza.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Raymond Rhule, 14 Rosko Specman, 13 Nico Lee, 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Ernst Stapelberg, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Teboho Mohoje, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (captain), 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Retshegofaditswe Nche, 17 Jacques du Toit, 18 Rynier Bernardo, 19 Junior Pokomela, 20 Shaun Venter, 21 Ali Mgijima, 22 Luther Obi.

Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Stephan Geldenhuys
TMO: Johan Greeff

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Bulls keep Currie Cup hopes alive

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00

MATCH REPORT: The Blue Bulls recorded a 52-32 bonus point win against the Pumas in Pretoria on Friday to boost their chances of finishing in the top four.

John Mitchell's side scored eight tries in the match and the victory has lifted them to third on the standings ahead of the round's final matches on Saturday.

The Pretoria side will now keep a close eye on the match between the Golden Lions and the Free State Cheetahs in Johannesburg where they will be hoping the result will not be bonus point-laden. 

Both teams had their fair share of the ball in the opening minutes, but it was the visitors who were the first to score.

After setting up a driving maul deep inside the Bulls' 22, the Pumas decided to go the pick-and-go route and they we rewarded when Jannie Stander stretched over the tryline in the ninth minute. Flyhalf Kobus Marais added the extras with the conversion.

However, it did not take long for the Bulls to hit back after the Pumas failed to secure possession at the restart. The ball went wide and hooker Edgar Marutlulle was put into space down the touchline to score a try. Marnitz Boshoff stepped up to convert and level matters after 12 minutes.

The visitors continued to look good with ball in hand and they had their chances to score again if it were not for handling errors. Instead, they had to make do with a Marais penalty in the 20th minute, which put them back in front. 

As was the case earlier in the game, the Bulls hit back a few minutes later when scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl was put into space in the Pumas' 22 after a barnstorming run by prop Pierre Schoeman to score his side's second try. Boshoff once again converted the try for a 14-10 scoreline to the Bulls. 

With 10 minutes left in the first half, Marais reduced the deficit to just one point with a penalty after sustained pressure in the Bulls' 22.

It was then the Bulls turn once again to dazzle with the ball when fullback Warrick Gelant burst through the Pumas defence and evaded a few tackles before the ball went wide to Travis Ismaiel who ran in for his side's third try. Boshoff was on target again with the conversion to give his side a 21-13 lead in the 36th minute.

Minutes later the Bulls secured the bonus point when Gelant collected his own grubber kick after a scrum in the Pumas' half to go over for a fantastic try.

At half-time, the Bulls were leading 26-13.

The Bulls continued where they left off in the first half when flank Marco van Staden increased his side's lead in the 48th minute with a try with Boshoff on target with the conversion.

After that score, there was no coming back for the Pumas as the Bulls dominated play. Centre and captain Burger Odendaal put more pain on in the 57th minute when he went over for a score with Boshoff converting again.  

However, the visitors were not going to lie down and they got their first points in the second half in the 61st minute when No.8 Willie Engelbrecht crossed the whitewash.

Just when there was a glimmer of hope for the Pumas, the Bulls hit back straight away again when wing Ismaiel went over for his second try. 

The Bulls were in a rampant mood at this stage of the game and they were rewarded once again for their enterprise when centre John Jackson finished off some great play to go over for a converted try in the 66th minute.

Pumas wing Selom Gavor got a converted try back for the Pumas in the 70th minute and after Bulls' prop Pierre Schoeman was sent to the sin-bin for cynical play, replacement Frankie Herne reduced the deficit further from a driving maul. 

That was the final bit of scoring in the game with the Bulls winning by 20 points in the end

Man of the match: Blue Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman had a strong game, while Tim Agaba also impressed with ball in hand. Travis Ismaiel scored two tries as well. However, the award goes to fullback Warrick Gelant, who was once again a joy to watch in open play.     

The scorers:

For Blue Bulls
Tries: Marutlulle, I van Zyl, Ismaiel 2, Gelant, Van Staden, Odendaal, Jackson
Cons: Boshoff 6

For Pumas:
Tries: Stander, Engelbrecht, Gavor, Herne
Cons: Marais 3
Pens: Maris 2

Yellow cards: Pierre Schoeman (Blue Bulls, 76 - cynical play, offside); Chris Cloete (Pumas, 80 - cynical play, offside)  

Teams:

Blue Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Burger Odendaal (captain), 12 John Jackson, 11 Johnny Kotze, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Nic de Jager, 7 Tim Agaba, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Jason Jenkins, 18 Jano Venter, 19 Johannes Prinsloo, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Tony Jantjies, 22 Divan Rossouw.

Pumas: 15 Gerrit Smit; 14 Selom Gavor, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 12 Hennie Skorbinski, 11 Ruwellyn Isbel; 10 Kobus Marais, 9 Stefan Ungerer; 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Nardus van der Walt, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Jannie Stander, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Replacements: 16 Frankie Herne, 17 De-Jay Terblanche, 18 Cameron Lindsay, 19 Hilton Lobberts, 20 Francois Kleinhans, 21 Reynier van Rooyen, 22 Gerrie Labuschagne.

Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Egon Seconds, Jaco Pretorius
TMO: Lesego Legoete

Edgar Marutlulle (10min), Ivan van Zyl (22min), Travis Ismaiel (34min), Warrick Gelant (37min), Marco Van Staden (47min), Burger Odendaal (56min), Travis Ismaiel (62min), and JT Jackson (65min)
TRIES
Jannie Stander (8min), Willie Engelbrecht (60min), Salom Gavor (69min), and Frank Herne (76min)
Marnitz Boshoff (12min), Marnitz Boshoff (23min), Marnitz Boshoff (35min), Marnitz Boshoff (49min), Marnitz Boshoff (57min), and Marnitz Boshoff (66min)
CONVERSIONS
Kobus Marais (9min), Kobus Marais (61min), and Kobus Marais (70min)
 
PENALTIES
Kobus Marais (19min) and Kobus Marais (30min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
Pierre Schoeman (75min)
Chris Cloete (80min)
 
 
VENUE Loftus Versfeld
REFEREE Marius van der Westhuizen