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PRO14 – Brilliant second half secure another bonus point win for Cheetahs

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It was a brilliant second half from the Toyota Cheetahs which secure them another bonus point win at home against Munster.

They outscore Munster with six tries to one in beating them 40-16.

The start was frantic as both sides threw the ball around and speed up the game.

Both sides had chances early on but scramble defence did what was needed for both sides. With the Cheetahs on the attack in Munster twenty two the visitors got a yellow card for collapsing the maul.

With one man less to defend Ox Nche powered over after a few phases from an attacking lineout to put first points on the board.

Munster started to control the small battles and after a few scrum penalties they decided to go for points to put their first points on the board.

Munster were taking control of the match and played in the Cheetahs half which resulted in another penalty which they kicked over to make it a one point game after 28 minutes.

Just was making too many mistakes on attack and was knocking the ball every time they try to attack.

The Cheetahs finally hold on to the ball and going from side to side send Junior Pokomela over for their second try of the match and extend the lead to 12-6.

Every time Munster came into the Cheetahs half they forced them to give away a penalty which they gladly kicked over and just before halftime the visitors reduced the lead again to 12-9.

Munster had first opportunity for points with a penalty kick was against the upright.

With the Cheetahs starting to move the ball through the hands brilliantly they again stretch Munster defence and send William Small-Smith over in the corner.

This extended the home side lead to 19-9 after 45 minutes.

The Cheetahs were in control of the match with Munster giving away too many penalties in their own half. From a lineout it was that man Dweba again that was at the end of a perfect drive to extend the Cheetahs lead to 26-9.

The Cheetahs found them a few times in their own red zone but with great scrumming they were able to exit every time and keep Munster out.

The Cheetahs just went to another level with Munster not able to keep up as Jasper Wiese got over for his try and extend the Cheetahs lead to 33-9.

Munster did came back the home side when Dan Goggin got over for their first try of the match after cutting through the Cheetahs defence.

This reduced the lead to 33-16 with 3 minutes to go.

There was still one try in the Cheetahs as Rhyno Smith add to his already great record to score a great try as the hooter goes.

This gave the Cheetahs a 40-16 bonus point win over Munster which is their third bonus point win in so many games.

Scorers:

Toyota Cheetahs: Tries – Ox Nche, Junior Pokomela, William Small-Smith, Joseph Dweba, Jasper Wiese, Rhyno Smith Conversions – Ruan Pienaar(4), Tian Schoema

Munster: Tries – Dan Goggin Conversions – JJ Hanrahan Penalties – Tyler Bleyendaal(3)

 

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  1. The cheetahs have always had this ability to actually play the most amazing high-speed attacking rugby – no wonder they called cheetahs. I wonder if these guys will embrace this style , it even puts the French and ABs to shame. I think it’s great that we hAve a side in SA that embrace this style – who would actually believe it.

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