PRO14

Cheetahs, Ulster share spoils in PRO14 thriller

Joseph Dweba (Gallo Images)
Joseph Dweba (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Cheetahs and Ulster have played to an epic draw in their PRO14 encounter at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Friday evening.

The result ended in a 39-39 draw after the Cheetahs led 17-14 at half-time.

The Cheetahs ran in five tries by Gerhard Olivier, William Small-Smith, Joseph Dweba, Jacques du Toit and Rabs Maxwane.

Flyhalf Tian Schoeman landed three conversions and a penalty and replacement Louis Fouche slotted a conversion and a penalty. 

Meanwhile, the Irish franchise scored five tries through a penalty try, Johnny Stewart, a brace by Dave Shanahan and a 80-minute try by Henry Speight.

Flyhalf Billy Burns slotted two penalties and three conversions - including the all-important final conversion to draw the game.

Earlier in the day, the Free State Cheetahs lost to the Pumas in their Currie Cup encounter.

Scorers:

Cheetahs

Tries: Gerhard Olivier, William Small-Smith, Joseph Dweba, Jacques du Toit, Rabs Maxwane

Conversions: Tian Schoeman (3), Louis Fouche

Penalties: Schoeman, Fouche

Ulster

Tries: Dave Shanahan (2), Johnny Stewart, penalty try, Henry Speight

Conversions: Billy Burns (3)

Penalties: Burns (2)

Teams:

Cheetahs

15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 12 Nico Lee, 11 Rabz Maxwane, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Tian Meyer (captain), 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Junior Pokomela, 6 Gerhard Olivier, 5 JP du Preez, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Gunther Janse van Vuuren, 19 Justin Basson, 20 Stephan Malan, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Louis Fouche, 23 Ryno Eksteen

Ulster

15 Will Addison, 14 Craig Gilroy, 13 Henry Speight, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Angus Kernohan, 10 Billy Burns, 9 David Shanahan, 8 Marcell Coetzee, 7 Sean Reidy, 6 Matthew Rea, 5 Kieran Treadwell, 4 Alan O'Connor, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Rob Herring (captain), 1 Eric O'Sullivan

Substitutes: 16 John Andrew, 17 Andrew Warwick, 18 Tom O'Toole, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Nick Timoney, 21 Jonny Stewart, 22 Angus Curtis, 23 Darren Cave

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