CC: Cheetahs 22, Blue Bulls 7

October 12, 2013
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We move to Bloemfontein in our second match this afternoon were the Cheetahs will host a desperate Blue Bulls side that was bolstered by some returning Boks this week.

The combination of JJ Engelbrecht and Jan Serfontein will add value to this young sides attacking ability but attack is unfortunately not the only aspect that the Bulls will have to look at and will be solid in keeping the Cheetahs out from scoring bonus point. This will have to be a near perfect performance from the Bulls who really have to played a game this season which shows this ability.

The Cheetahs welcome back Adriaan Strauss and Coennie Oosthuizen which also should be a problem for a Bulls scrum who has struggled this season. All in all it is all to play for, for both teams.

Teams:
Free State Cheetahs:
15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Pieter Labuschagné, 6 Johannes Prinsloo, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 AJ le Roux, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Freddie Ngoza, 19 Teboho Mohoje, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Johan Goosen, 22 Willie du Plessis.

Blue Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudi Paige, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross (captain), 5 David Bulbring, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Marcel van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Jean Cook, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Francois Venter, 22 Clayton Blommetjies.

Referee: Marius Jonker
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Francois de Bruin
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee

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80 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    THIS SHOULD BE A GOOD GAME

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Watts miss their first kick at Poles

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Cheetahs look full of running, the Bulls will have to be great in defence today

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Cheetahs miss through Watts again still no score

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Watts thgrough the space and put Eberson over

  6. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Nice article on Ebersohn in todays Burger.

    Such a valuable player and I am happy het gets a try in this game

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Cheetahs on the run again and running the Bulls drunk. Bulls need to close the space otherwise they are goiung to have a long day

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    @Brendon: And sorry that Cheetahs is losing him after teh CC

  9. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Cheetahs attack with pace and intent and held up just short. Good crowd by Bloem standards

  10. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    @Jacques(Bunny):

    He is a huge loss.

  11. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    not so sure Bjorn was offside there. Still red zone offence

  12. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Watts finally get one over from penalty

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    @Brendon: Thought the same thing, assistant refs call but me think he was wrong

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Some nice phases from the Bulls spoiled by a knock on by Serfontein

  15. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Bulls now getting some phases going and Cheetahs defence holding up. Last time these two teams played the Bulls hammered them by just keeping their forwards attacking relentlessly.

    Cheetahs would want to keep much more of the possession this time

  16. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Bulls just overdo the driving game at times. Give your forward more depth to run from.

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Bulls look likethey are just going to go for tries

  18. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    @Brendon: That is the only thing they know, don’t think they will chnage that

  19. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Bulls now going for the lineout and no doubt the maul.

  20. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    The dont maul but Ndugane knocks on a sitter

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Cheetahs defence is brilliant

  22. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Strauss like a bullet onto that ball but Bulls first knocked on before the steal. Bulls a bit too lateral right now

  23. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Stupid penalty from Cheetahs, so many players do this blocking from rucks and no refs pick it up

  24. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Cheetahs obstructing the runner and commits obstruction. Bulls should kick this.

  25. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Cheetahs must watch out now, otherwise they will get a yellow card

  26. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Bulls insiting on maul now and previous one was annihilated.

    Wish SA teams can think of something new

  27. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    @Brendon: Agree the same as what i said with Lions game, you should take your points to get momentum the tries will come from self

  28. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Maul again very well confronted and they have now mauled 9 points away

  29. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    @Brendon: Like that first try by All Blacks in Auckland

  30. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    As Cheetahs win a scrum penslty for heaven knows what, I am opening a fine Argentinian Malbec.

  31. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Strange how Struass made a such a huge difference in this Cheetahs side

  32. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    @Brendon: Me had a bug this week so no alchol for me now

  33. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Great break by Visser, i really rate this guy

  34. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Just brilliant defence by Cheetahs

  35. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Bulls playing stupid rugby, they could have had 12 points now

  36. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Ref got it wrong, you are not allowed to hit a player in the face

  37. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Yellow for Bulls was right

  38. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Not sure I understand the logic of sending a player off, suggesting his offence was more serious than player only being panalised?

  39. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Bulls on attack now in Cheetahs 22 and keeping ball in hand so that just need to keep on doing so

  40. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Bulls have amazing territory in last 30 minutes!

  41. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Cheetahs is danger here they playing spoiling game

  42. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Marius doing well to ask all peoples input but its hell of a annoying

  43. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Ref give try aftre quicktake by Bulls by Marcel van der Merwe

  44. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Bulls finally jot down after spending the last 25 minutes in Cheetahs 22

  45. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Still feels that Cheetahs can run away with this the minute they get possession in the right side of the field.

    Be interesting to see the stats on posession and territory now

  46. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    After that score the Bulls will have a belief. Yet it took too much effort to score.

    Bulls in their defense also created a good few straight line-breaks, but so have the Cheetahs with the little ball at thier disposal.

    Coenie being a stupid idiot probably cost the Cheetahs a swing of 12 to 14 points here.

  47. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    @Brendon: And they will

  48. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Next halve. Lets see who wants to play…

  49. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    That tackle in goal area by Ebersohn on Jan is just so text book

  50. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Bulls need to score now

  51. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Cheetahs now doing the lateral kak attack and rightly penalised

  52. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Bulls defense is holding up really well and they are getting stronger

  53. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Bulls actually looks good with ball in hands

  54. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Bommetjies come on and if the commentators say xfactor one more time i am going to puke

  55. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Again I say Bulls should take their points

  56. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Cheetahs sending on ‘oupa’ to bring ‘enery’ to the cause

  57. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    @Brendon: He is a windgat over rated player of the year

  58. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Stupid mistake from Bulls, getting frastrated and kicking balls careless

  59. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Shucks so far I dont see Cheetahs or Lions challenge the two coastal teams, expected one of them to make a statement today but not much so far hey…

  60. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    This game is going to be finished and the Bulls will still be on the field trying to pull off a maul.

  61. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Game is getting messy now

  62. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    @Brendon: Ye dop not know why the pick Serfontein and JJ if they try tomaul the whole night

  63. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Bulls spent all week training that butt ass stupid fucking maul and now have no other options. South Africa please I beg you find something else to work on, and if you cannot find something, go to the movies or work the garden.

  64. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    @Jacques(Bunny):

    lets not ask any questions.

  65. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Bulls still playing a fine territory game

  66. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Goosen time

  67. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I am not the biggest Piet Van Zyl fan in the world but I hope Cheetahs have a plan B for next year when he leaves

  68. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Must say I have not seen Jan or JJ or Sadie do much. Only Ebersohn heavy on defense and pilfering as usual

  69. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    @Brendon: They look avarage

  70. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Ai if we can only get old Lappies in a Bok team. The kid runs great angles and lacks nothing in defense. His only vice is he does not carry body fat like Alberts

  71. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Cheetahs now with a red card. Two Cheetah props causing 20 minutes.

  72. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Bulls just out of the game due to schoolboy errors,they are their own worse enemy

  73. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    This game is now just poor. I cannot see Cheetahs reaching a final, except if Sharks and WP now go and smash each other into submission

  74. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Odd try, but crucially it sees the Cheetahs go to 3rd with points difference now trumping Lions

  75. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Brilliant from Struass

  76. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Do Cheetahs go to Durban or to Cape Town to lose the semi?

  77. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Is Bulls going to shift Pine? We will check the news…

  78. avatar Johann Trojer says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Gert Smal is probably looking for a job now??

  79. avatar Bekke says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Bok centres look like amateurs against Ebersohn and (hooker!) Strauss!!!!

  80. avatar Brendon says:
    October 12th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    @Bekke:

    I have FS bias, but been saying for a very long time that Ebersohn is technically a great centre. Not the natural speed and strength of his peers but he works his arse off and today has very few aspects of his game that is not spot-on.

    We are going to miss this kid and HM will be clever to cap him now

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