Richard Ferguson

CC Game 49 – Pumas (23) vs Cheetahs (29) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 7 Oct 2011 at 18:00
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The Cheetahs travel to Witbank to take on the Pumas tonight, a match that they will have to win if they are to have any chance of a home semi final. The Pumas though will do the Sharks and more importantly the Bulls, a huge favour in term of final placings, as a win for the Bulls could level matters for the two teams.

The Cheetahs have had a few players ruled out through injuries, but have been fortunate in the quality of backup, with WP Nel coming in for Coenie Oosthuizen and Sias Ebersohn replacing Johan Goosen in the flyhalf jersey.

We have seen the Cheetahs rip apart the minnow teams this season so far, so I would not be surprised by a mammoth margin. That said, the Pumas have improved since their first round encounter, and with them being at home, this could turn out to be a close match.

Pumas: MJ Mentz; Wilhelm Loock, JW Jonker, Dewald Pretorius, Johan Jackson; Carl Bezuidenhout, Shaun Venter; Doppies le Roux, Jaco Bouwer, Corné Steenkamp (capt), Eduan van der Walt, JP Mostert, Ashley Buys, Pellow van der Westhuizen, Dawie Steyn.

Replacements: Torsten van Jaarsveld/Mike De Nieully-Rice, Brett Nel, Nicol Mostert, RW Kember, Hendrik van der Nest, Coenie van Wyk, Siviwe Magaba.

Cheetahs: 15. Hennie Daniller, 14. Rayno Benjamin, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 12. Philip Snyman, 11. Cameron Jacobs, 10. Sias Ebersohn, 9. Piet van Zyl, 8. Ashley Johnson, 7. Philip Van der Walt, 6. Pieter Labuschagne, 5. Izak van der Westhuizen, 4. Francois (FS) Uys, 3. WP Nel, 2. Adriaan Strauss (Captain), 1. Marcel Van Der Merwe

Replacements: 16. Hercu Liebenberg, 17. Trevor Nyakane, 18. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19. Boom Prinsloo, 20. Tewis de Bruyn, 21. Riaan Smit, 22. Andries Strauss



83 Comments

  • There is quite a few potholes on the field

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.10.11 19:10:56 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas looking good on attack, just knocking the ball on

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.10.11 19:15:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • Puma Pk, just to the left

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.10.11 19:18:04 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas 0 – 0 Fs Cheetahs
    4minutes

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.10.11 19:20:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas get another Pk, over

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.10.11 19:22:25 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas 3 – 0 Fs Cheetahs
    9minutes

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.10.11 19:24:25 by Franshark Reply
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  • Cheetahs scrum looking good

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.10.11 19:25:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • For the 2nd time the cheets play themselfs into a position to scored knocks the ball

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.10.11 19:31:09 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas awarded another penalty but the kick is miss again

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.10.11 19:33:01 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pk Bezuidenhout miss
    Pumas 3 – 0 Fs Cheetahs
    22minutes

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.10.11 19:36:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • cheetahs awarded a penalty, takes the line out. Turnover by pumas

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.10.11 19:37:47 by Franshark Reply
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  • Cheetahs gets another penalty for the Pumas slowing the ball down, and for the 3rd time they choose the line out

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.10.11 19:42:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • Cheetahs try, vd Walt

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.10.11 19:43:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • Sias converts
    Pumas 3 – 7 Fs Cheetahs
    29minutes

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.10.11 19:45:10 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas 5metres out

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.10.11 19:46:13 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pretoriu :smile: s gets a try for the Pumas down

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.10.11 19:49:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas 10 – 7 Fs Cheetahs
    34minutes

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.10.11 19:50:38 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pk Bezuidenhout miss
    Pumas 13 – 7 Fs Cheetahs
    37minutes

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.10.11 19:53:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pk Bezuidenhout
    Pumas 13 – 7 Fs Cheetahs
    37minutes

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.10.11 19:53:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • I like this so far… I like it a LOT

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.10.11 19:54:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cheetahs on the attack again but again they loose the ball..

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.10.11 19:55:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • I wish it was shown here. :(

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.10.11 19:55:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Half time

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.10.11 19:56:03 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas 13 – 7 Fs Cheetahs
    HALF TIME

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.10.11 19:58:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • Man. Life without Johan Goosen isn’t easy.

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.10.11 20:01:12 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 25) : can you believe that they miss that guy that much

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.10.11 20:05:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • 2nd half on the way

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.10.11 20:06:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas straight on attack again

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.10.11 20:07:41 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 26) : Vrystaat aren’t gonna miss Ryno Benjamin’s visionary long pass esp after he hesitates a bit before making it. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.10.11 20:08:12 by beet Reply
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  • Pumas pulling the scrum down and Cheetahs gets releave from a penalty kick

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.10.11 20:09:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • Cheetahs over line to score….. Forward pass…

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.10.11 20:11:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • TMO for vd Merwe try, awarded

  • Comment 32, posted at 07.10.11 20:13:10 by Franshark Reply
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  • Marcel vd Merwe has amazing upperbody strength.

  • Comment 33, posted at 07.10.11 20:13:11 by beet Reply
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  • Sias convert
    Pumas 13 :shock: – 14 Fs Cheetahs
    47minutes

  • Comment 34, posted at 07.10.11 20:15:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • Sias convert
    Pumas 13 – 14 Fs Cheetahs
    47minutes

  • Comment 35, posted at 07.10.11 20:16:01 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 32) : And as expected the Cheetahs will not let this slip away and will open a gap in the 2nd half.

  • Comment 36, posted at 07.10.11 20:17:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’m doing the scoring on a new device and its going all bonkers..

  • Comment 37, posted at 07.10.11 20:17:31 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : to win by 26 ;)

  • Comment 38, posted at 07.10.11 20:18:01 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 38) : watch!

  • Comment 39, posted at 07.10.11 20:18:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Penalty for Cheets @ scrum, sias to stretch the lead

  • Comment 40, posted at 07.10.11 20:19:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • Sias PK
    Pumas 13 – 17 Fs Cheetahs
    52minutes

  • Comment 41, posted at 07.10.11 20:20:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 39) : don’t know how you do proper blogging on a tablet

  • Comment 42, posted at 07.10.11 20:23:41 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas get some points back thru a PK
    Pumas 16 – 17 Fs Cheetahs
    56minutes

  • Comment 43, posted at 07.10.11 20:24:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas 5 meter out

  • Comment 44, posted at 07.10.11 20:25:37 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas penalty straight in front, quick tap and try for Bouwer

  • Comment 45, posted at 07.10.11 20:27:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • Very good passage of continuity by the Pumas. All started in their own red zone by a mistake by their scrummy Venter who then made amends with a good break.

  • Comment 46, posted at 07.10.11 20:28:04 by beet Reply
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  • Convertion over
    Pumas 23 – 17 Fs Cheetahs
    60minutes

  • Comment 47, posted at 07.10.11 20:28:33 by Franshark Reply
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  • A well executed counter-ruck and turnover is still one of the most enjoyable sights on a rugby field.

  • Comment 48, posted at 07.10.11 20:30:04 by beet Reply
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  • Cheetahs running from their 10 meter line

  • Comment 49, posted at 07.10.11 20:31:57 by Franshark Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 48) : and the pumas did it well, just to loose the ball via a knockon

  • Comment 50, posted at 07.10.11 20:33:25 by Franshark Reply
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  • Uncontested scrums coz Ashley Buys is off

  • Comment 51, posted at 07.10.11 20:33:54 by beet Reply
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  • Cheetahs pinned in their own half by the pumas

  • Comment 52, posted at 07.10.11 20:37:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 52) : playing against themselves? :)

  • Comment 53, posted at 07.10.11 20:38:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Cheetahs held up over the try line of the pumas

  • Comment 54, posted at 07.10.11 20:40:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) : :oops:

  • Comment 55, posted at 07.10.11 20:42:27 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pumas warned, and now a yellow card for vd walt

  • Comment 56, posted at 07.10.11 20:44:03 by Franshark Reply
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  • Cheetahs held up again..

  • Comment 57, posted at 07.10.11 20:44:39 by Franshark Reply
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  • Waves of attack on the Pumas try line… Forward pass by Ashley..

  • Comment 58, posted at 07.10.11 20:45:56 by Franshark Reply
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  • Uncontested scrums and cleared by venter

  • Comment 59, posted at 07.10.11 20:46:50 by Franshark Reply
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  • And again the cheetahs on attack

  • Comment 60, posted at 07.10.11 20:47:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • 5 meters out, and Sias score

  • Comment 61, posted at 07.10.11 20:48:13 by Franshark Reply
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  • Good pop pass by Boom

  • Comment 62, posted at 07.10.11 20:48:56 by Franshark Reply
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  • Beautifully struck kick out of the left corner by Sias E.

  • Comment 63, posted at 07.10.11 20:49:36 by beet Reply
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  • Conversion over, brilliant kick from the side line
    Pumas 23 – 24 Fs Cheetahs
    77minutes

  • Comment 64, posted at 07.10.11 20:49:56 by Franshark Reply
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  • Cud still be a good evening for us if the Cheetahs don’t get the BP.

  • Comment 65, posted at 07.10.11 20:50:39 by beet Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 64) : check they have 24, I almost had the 26 spot on. :razz:

  • Comment 66, posted at 07.10.11 20:52:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Pumas have been unlucky the entire season

  • Comment 67, posted at 07.10.11 20:53:12 by Mutley Reply
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  • Crap. The bonus point.

  • Comment 68, posted at 07.10.11 20:53:35 by beet Reply
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  • Sias is my FL captain :cool:

  • Comment 69, posted at 07.10.11 20:53:38 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Cheetahs now going for bonus point .. And Andries score it

  • Comment 70, posted at 07.10.11 20:53:42 by Franshark Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 65) : with 2minutes left. i doubt there is any chance of them getting the BP. :lol:

  • Comment 71, posted at 07.10.11 20:54:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 71) : :oops:

  • Comment 72, posted at 07.10.11 20:54:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I managed a margin point, I think.

  • Comment 73, posted at 07.10.11 20:54:58 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Conversion missed
    Pumas 23 – 29 Fs Cheetahs
    FULL TIME

  • Comment 74, posted at 07.10.11 20:55:04 by Franshark Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 65) : how many tries have they now?

  • Comment 75, posted at 07.10.11 20:56:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 73) : Not! :roll: Because the conversion was missed. Had Cheetahs by 12.

  • Comment 76, posted at 07.10.11 20:56:27 by JarsonX Reply
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  • The Pumas no 8 undid all his good work in the last 10min with his lack of focus and poor composure under pressure.

  • Comment 77, posted at 07.10.11 20:56:49 by beet Reply
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  • Ah crap :(

  • Comment 78, posted at 07.10.11 20:57:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • 4 tries by the Cheetahs. 2 in the last 10. That KSAS sure knows how to bring on the smooch of death.

  • Comment 79, posted at 07.10.11 20:59:04 by beet Reply
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  • This basically means that we need to get winning BPs tomorrow and 1 against the Lions at home next week to be guaranteed a home semi.

    If WP can knock over the Lions tomorrow (highly unlikely, we cud get a home semi just by beating both the Leopards with a BP and the Lions.

    However if WP do win in Jozi against the odds, chance are they will end with 45 points or one more and if the Bulls get 10 points vs Griquas and Leopards, they will be on 43, so to be save as an absolute minimum, we need 5 points tomorrow + at least 1 point vs the Lions to get into the semis. :|

    Exciting fortnight ahead. :smile:

  • Comment 80, posted at 07.10.11 21:20:40 by beet Reply
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  • Goeie game, te veel driee FS

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  • @Sharkster (Comment 81) :

    eish :mrgreen:

  • Comment 82, posted at 08.10.11 08:15:11 by chaz Reply

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  • Well done FS now lets just hope we win our game

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