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Pro14 | Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
15:00 (GMT) | 13-01-2018
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The ball goes into touch and the referee ends the game. FULL TIME
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Scrum reset
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The ball lost forward in contact by the Cheetahs. Scrum to Kings at the away team 5
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The Kings with a deep reset. The game sealed away from their reach now
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Zeilinga with a spectacular kick to add two more
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They win a line-out at the 5. The Kings concentration just lapsing as the game draws to a close. The visitors take their throw and move over the line with the maul. TRY to Jacques du Toit
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The Cheetahs on the attack again straight after the reset.
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Zeilinga reestablishes the lead
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Lee finds himself reaching over the line to score yet another TRY
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The Cheetahs make their way forward despite the 2 man deficit, now inside the 22
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Line-out to the Kings at the 5 of the away team. They make good ground in the maul and pull one more back penalty TRY
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The referee notes more ill disciplined pay by the Cheetahs and Pokomela gets himself sent off as well
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Line-out to the Kings at the 5 of the away team. They make good ground in the maul and pull one more back TRY
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The Kings look to progress but the Charles Marais decides to take the law into this own hands and stop them at any means possible, earning him a yellow card
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Penalty to the hosts. A minor tussle ensues between the players. After things calm down Zono puts it in touch around the 22
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Penalty to the Cheetahs in the ruck. Blommetjies puts it into touch at his 10
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The ball goes into touch but the throw in is quick and the Kings feeling the defence out at their 10
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Line-out taken and the away team clears
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The away team push forward briefly, then the Kings turnover and kick forward. The ball goes into touch inside the Cheetahs' 22
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The visitors progress forward and the ball is lost forward again. Another scrum for the Cheetahs
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Scrum to the Cheetahs after the line-out
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The Kings win a penalty and kick into touch at the 22 of the visitors
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Scrum to the Kings at their 22
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The Cheetahs take their scrum and make some ground to the 22 but then lose it forward
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Scrum reset
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The Kings lose it forward inside their half. Scrum to the away team
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They manage to bring it down as well and now look to build from their 10
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Line-out to the Kings. They take it and lob it into the air
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Zono adds the extras
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The Kings throw bodies at the ball after the scrum and look to be over the line. The referee refers to the TMO and says TRY to Bredenkamp
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Scrum to the hosts at the Cheetahs 5
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They move it along the 5 and the referee halts play for a cynical foul by Basson. Yellow card
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The Kings have another throw at the 5 of the Cheetahs after a short bout of play
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The Cheetahs win the ball and clear into touch. The Kings have another line-out inside the 22
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Line-out to the Cheetahs at their 22. Throw taken and they edge forward some more before winning a throw at the 5
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The teams fighting for it at the mid field and the King send it far forward and into touch
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The ball kicked back after the reset. Line-out to the Kings at their 22
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Zeilinga with an exceptional kick from the touch line
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Scrum to the Kings early in the second half. They move it to the wing but and error by the hosts sees the Cheetahs in space on the wing and Lee runs all the way to open the scoring for the second half. TRY
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The second half is underway

Half Time

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The Kings make it over the line but the ball is held up. The referee pulls play back for a penalty to the Kings. Another throw for the hosts. They are shoved back but win another penalty. Line-out yet again for the hosts. The Kings desperate to get something before the whistle. The ball knocked-on. HALF TIME
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The Kings keep their heads high and rush forward again after the reset. They win a penalty and kick into touch at the 5
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Zono takes the kick and puts it wide
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The Cheetahs give away a penalty at the 22
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Scrum to the Kings at the away team 10
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The Kings trying hard to make something happen as the half draws to a close. Their pressure pays off and the Cheetahs lose it forward
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Line-out to the Kings inside their 10. They take it and clear straight to Blommetjies, a try-scorer
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Zeilinga adds the extras
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Shaun Venter takes it out the back and sells a dummy before throwing himself over the line. TRY
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The hosts pushed back after the throw. The Cheetahs win a scrum in front of the sticks
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The Cheetahs have a line-out at the 5 of the hosts now
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The ball lost forward by the home team. Scrum to the Cheetahs outside the 22 of the hosts
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The ball is kicked into touch inside their 10
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The Cheetahs move it to the opposite wing and break to the 22. They edge forward then the ball is kicked across the field, but the referee says penalty to the hosts at their 5
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The Kings clear after the throw and the Cheetahs now have a line-out at the home team 10
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They build again. Zeilinga gets it and kicks forward, sending it into touch. Line-out for the hosts at their 22
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The Cheetahs bring the ball to the half way after the reset kick
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Zeilinga secures the conversion kick
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The ball moved up to the sticks and Nico Lee rushes in at an angle to put it down for a second Cheetahs TRY
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Scrum to the Cheetahs at the 5 of the home team
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Line-out taken and the visitors win a penalty. They take it quickly
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The Cheetahs win a penalty and put it into touch at the 5 of the hosts
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The ball being kicked back and forth by both teams
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The reset kick is sent far back by the Kings. Cheetahs turnover and look to break but lose it at the half way
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Zeilinga steps up for penalty kick at goal. He adds 3 more
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The Kings give away a penalty on the defence
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The visitors move to the 22 of the hosts with relative ease but then hit a wall
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Cheetahs with a deep restart. The ball is cleared and the Cheetahs have a throw at the half way
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Zono makes it level again
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Penxe gets it and runs around the back to squeeze in along the wing and get his team on the board. TRY
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The Kings looking to retaliate immediately as they make it to the 22
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Zeilinga secures the extras
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Blommetjies picks it up and sets up to sell a few dummies but doesn't and goes all the way anyway. TRY to the visitors
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They get pushed back but find their way forward again inside the 22
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The visitors turnover and make their way to the 22 of the hosts
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The ball lost forward by the away team and the Kings have a scrum at the away team 10
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The Cheetahs looking ready to pounce in the early minutes as they move the ball around looking for a break
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The referee get us underway
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The players readying themselves to leave the locker rooms now
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After their loss in Italy to Benetton last weekend, the Cheetahs will be eager to get back to winning ways away from Bloemfontein - as they seek to keep the pressure on Munster in Conference A in their bid to reach the Pro14 play-offs in their first campaign.
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Welcome to Mandela Bay Stadium, where the Kings host the Cheetahs
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Schalk Ferreira
  • 2 Stephan Coetzee
  • 3 Pieter Scholtz
  • 4 Stephan Greeff
  • 5 Bobby de Wee
  • 6 Eital Bredenkamp
  • 7 Martinus Burger
  • 8 Ruaan Lerm
  • 9 Rowan Gouws
  • 10 Oliver Zono
  • 11 Anthony Volmink
  • 12 Martin Du Toit
  • 13 Berton Klaasen
  • 14 Michael Makase
  • 15 Yaw Penxe
RESERVES
  • 16 Michael Willemse
  • 17 Johan Smith
  • 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen
  • 19 Lindokuhle Welemu
  • 20 Freddy Ngoza
  • 21 Rudi van Rooyen
  • 22 Ntabeni Dukisa
  • 23 Harlon Klaasen
START LINE UP
  • 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche
  • 2 Torsten Van Jaarsveld
  • 3 Tom Botha
  • 4 Justin Basson
  • 5 Reniel Hugo
  • 6 Paul Schoeman
  • 7 Teboho Mohoje
  • 8 Uzair Cassiem
  • 9 Shaun Venter
  • 10 Fred Zeilinga
  • 11 Makazole Mapimpi
  • 12 Niel Marais
  • 13 Nico Lee
  • 14 Craig Barry
  • 15 Clayton Blommetjies
RESERVES
  • 16 Jacques du Toit
  • 17 Charles Marais
  • 18 Johannes Coetzee
  • 19 Reynier Bernardo
  • 20 Junior Pokomela
  • 21 Henco Venter
  • 22 Mthokozisi Mkhabela
  • 23 Adriaan Coertzen
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PREVIEW: Cheetahs to 'push hard' against winless Kings

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:46

BACK-TO-BACK DERBIES: The Cheetahs have promised to bounce back in emphatic style when they meet the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

It is the first of their back-to-back derby games in the Pro14.

After their loss in Italy to Benetton last weekend, the Cheetahs will be eager to get back to winning ways away from Bloemfontein - as they seek to keep the pressure on Munster in Conference A in their bid to reach the Pro14 play-offs in their first campaign.

Cardiff Blues and Connacht are also chasing the Cheetahs for a place in the knock-out stages.

Along with Munster, all three teams still need to travel to South Africa to face Rory Duncan's side.

The Southern Kings are still chasing their first win in the Pro14 after returning from their trip to a chilly Myreside in Edinburgh last weekend - with nothing to show for their efforts.

Deon Davids' team have won four bonus points to date and came close to breaking their duck in narrow losses to Ulster and Scarlets.

The Southern Kings have shown flashes of excitement throughout the season so far and the occasion of their first-ever South African

Duncan said it would have been 'nice' to have picked up the points (victory) in Treviso last week, but the loss hasn't changed their ambitions of reaching the Pro14 play-offs

"We are determined, in the next two games against the Kings, to push really hard," Duncan told rugby365.

"These derby games are always tough, especially the first one in Port Elizabeth," he said, adding: "The Kings are waiting for us.

"They would have done a fair amount of homework on us and we have done our homework in them.

"It should be an exciting game."

Duncan said the key for the Cheetahs in the next two weeks is to get their momentum back, after last week's defeat.

"We need to get back to the standard we had just before the break [in December]. Having a three-and-a-half-week break does break your rhythm.

"We showed glimpses of it [form] in the Treviso game."

The Cheetahs, after the two encounters with the Kings, have a short break before they head off on another European tour - where they will play the Cardiff Blues (February 10), Glasgow Warriors (February 16) and Ospreys (February 24).

He added that they will focus on doing a lot of 15-on-15 training and get as many "balls through the hands" as possible.

"We need to get the guys' confidence levels back and get back to the level we were before the break."

Kings coach Deon Davids made a number of changes to the team that produced a massively underwhelming performance in Scotland last week.

The regular locks, Bobby De Wee and Stephan Greeff, return to the starting XV - after being afforded an extra week of rest and recovery by the coach.

In the backline there's a changed back three - with wings Michael Makase and Anthony Volmink coming back, while Yaw Penxe moves from wing to fullback. Makase makes a welcome return from injury, whilst Volmink was unavailable for selection last weekend due to personal reasons.

There are changes at halfback also - where Oliver Zono replaces the injured Kurt Coleman at flyhalf and Rowan Gouws comes in for Rudi van Rooyen at scrumhalf.

The team will again be captained by Schalk Ferreira.

Despite coming close on a few occasions, the Kings are still searching for their first win after 11 matches.

Davids feels his charges aren't too far off a maiden victory.

"Firstly I think we're due a little luck and, secondly, players naturally seem to lift their game a notch or two when it's a local derby," the coach said.

"My main message to the team this week has been to not let the emotion of the occasion get to them and to show patience when on attack.

"We must also endeavour to play in the right areas of the park and keep our mistakes to a minimum," he added.

This Saturday's game will be the first all-South African derby in the history of the Pro14.

The two sides have never met before in the Pro14, but in Super Rugby, the Cheetahs have won all four previous fixtures between the two.

The Cheetahs' two previous victories at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium were 34-22 in May 2013 and 21-20 in July.

Teams:

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Craig Barry, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Niel Marais, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (captain), 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Johannes Coetzee, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Henco Venter, 22 Mthokozisi Mkhabela, 23 Adriaan Coertzen.

Southern Kings: 15 Yaw Penxe, 14 Michael Makase, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Martin du Toit, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Oliver Zono, 9 Rowan Gouws, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Tienie Burger, 6 Eital Bredenkamp, 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Schalk Ferreira (captain).
Replacements: 16 Michael Willemse, 17 Johan Smith, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Lindokuhle Welemu, 20 Freddy Ngoza, 21 Rudi van Rooyen, 22 Ntabeni Dukisa, 23 Harlon Klaasen.

Date: Saturday, January 13
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni, AJ Jacobs (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

By Jan de Koning
@king365ed
@rugby365com

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Lee hat-trick hands 13-man Cheetahs the win

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:30

PRO14 REPORT: Nico Lee scored a hat-trick as the Cheetahs raced to a 45-21 win in a first-ever South African derby in this European competition.

However, for the second week in succession, their discipline let them down, with the Bloemfontein outfit reduced to 13 men for the last 10 minutes in a scrappy affair in Port Elizabeth.

In fact, the Cheetahs received three yellow cards for a combination of offences and that is probably the most worrying aspect of their game.

The bonus-point win means the Cheetahs keep up the pressure on Munster in Conference A.

In a fast-paced first half, it was the Cheetahs who were first to score through fullback Clayton Blommetjies, but the Kings responded immediately with Yaw Penxe's searing try.

Lee and Shaun Venter then touched down before the break for the away side, and the bonus point was secured just after half-time when Lee grabbed his second.

Eital Bredenkamp got the Kings back in it and a penalty try then threatened a comeback, but Lee incredibly struck for the third time, with the Cheetahs down to 13 men, and Jacques Du Toit added a sixth to put the result beyond doubt.

The game at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium started at frenetic pace, with Makazole Mapimpi displaying his electric speed inside five minutes, eventually leading to Blommetjies' try - the fullback throwing a lovely dummy to get himself over.

But the Kings had their own tricky fullback and two minutes later Penxe stormed over the tryline, coming on to the ball at pace and dummying his way through a gap in the opposition defence.

Minutes later Kings prop Pieter Scholtz was penalised for not rolling away and Fred Zeilinga put the visitors 10-7 up with a straightforward kick.

After 20 minutes the Cheetahs scored their second try, with Lee going over from close range and Zeilinga again adding the extras.

The visitors dominated at the breakdown and kept the Kings pinned back with some excellent tactical kicking, including, surprisingly, a monster clearance from second-row Reniel Hugo.

The Cheetahs' third try came from the hands of scrumhalf Venter, with the No.9 barging through three tackles to touch down just next to the posts on minute 32.

The home side rallied just before the break with a succession of drives almost gaining a crucial try before the interval, but after half-time Lee finished off an interception try to secure the bonus point for the Cheetahs.

The Kings were in no mood to submit though and roared back 10 minutes later when a period of intense pressure saw back-row Bredenkamp touch the ball down following Schalk Ferreira's drive.

As the hosts piled on the pressure, Cheetahs' Charles Marais saw yellow whilst attempting to stop a drive, with the Kings registering their third try soon after with a penalty try

Cheetahs replacement Junior Pokomela also saw yellow in the act of conceding the score, leaving his side with 13 men for the final 10 minutes of the game.

But it mattered not, with the Conference A side marching downfield for Lee to complete his hat-trick from short range before Du Toit completed the scoring with the Cheetahs' sixth try.

The scorers:

For the Southern Kings:
Tries:
 Penxe, Bredenkamp, penalty try
Cons: Zono 2, penalty try does not require a conversion

For the Cheetahs:
Tries:
 Blommetjies, Lee 3, Venter, Du Toit
Cons: Zeilinga 5
Pen: Zeilinga

Yellow cards: Justin Basson (Cheetahs, 52 - repeated infringements, killing the ball at the tackle), Charles Marais (Cheetahs, 70 - repeated infringements, in at the side of a maul), Junior Pokomela (Cheetahs, 71 - cynical foul, side entry at the maul)

Teams:

Southern Kings: 15 Yaw Penxe, 14 Michael Makase, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Martin du Toit, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Oliver Zono, 9 Rowan Gouws, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Tienie Burger, 6 Eital Bredenkamp, 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Schalk Ferreira (captain).
Replacements: 16 Michael Willemse, 17 Johan Smith, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Lindokuhle Welemu, 20 Freddy Ngoza, 21 Rudi van Rooyen, 22 Ntabeni Dukisa, 23 Harlon Klaasen.

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Craig Barry, 13 Nico Lee, 12 Niel Marais, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (captain), 1 Retshegofaditswe Nche.
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Johannes Coetzee, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Henco Venter, 22 Mthokozisi Mkhabela, 23 Adriaan Coertzen.

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

Yaw Penxe (8min) and Eital Bredenkamp (52min)
TRIES
Clayton Blommetjies (5min), Nico Lee (19min), Shaun Venter (31min), Nico Lee (42min), Nico Lee (73min), and Jacques du Toit (76min)
Oliver Zono (9min) and Oliver Zono (53min)
CONVERSIONS
Fred Zeilinga (6min), Fred Zeilinga (20min), Fred Zeilinga (32min), Fred Zeilinga (43min), Fred Zeilinga (74min), and Fred Zeilinga (77min)
 
PENALTIES
Fred Zeilinga (13min)
70min
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
Justin Basson (50min), Charles Marais (69min), and Junior Pokomela (71min)
 
 
VENUE Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
REFEREE Stuart Berry (South Africa)