Super Rugby

Brumbies beat Cheetahs in Bloem

Cape Town - The Brumbies have beaten the Cheetahs in a forgettable Super Rugby clash in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

As it happened: Cheetahs v Brumbies

The Brumbies won 25-18 after leading 15-8 at half-time.

In a match dominated by rolling mauls, penalties and rain in the second half, the Brumbies bounced back from their defeat against the Stormers last weekend to head home with a one-from-two record in the country.

The Brumbies scored three tries through No 8 Ita Vaea, fullback Aiden Toua and prop Ben Alexander. Flyhalf Christian Lealiifano added a conversion and two penalties, while centre Matt Toomua chipped in with a conversion.

The Cheetahs replied with tries by flank Uzair Cassiem and wing Sergeal Petersen. Flyhalf Niel Marais landed a conversion and two penalties.

The Brumbies picked up four points for their victory, while the Cheetahs left with one for losing by seven or fewer points.

In next weekend's Round 6 action, the Brumbies host the Chiefs in Canberra (Saturday, April 2 at 10:45 SA time), while the Cheetahs head to Loftus Versfeld to take on the Bulls later that same day (19:15).

Teams:

Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Joubert Engelbrecht, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Maks van Dyk, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Hilton Lobberts, 21 Henco Venter, 22 Tian Meyer, 23 Fred Zeilinga 

Brumbies

15 Aidan Toua, 14 Joe Tomane, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 Robbie Coleman, 10 Christian Lealiifano (co-captain), 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 David Pocock, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (co-captain), 1 Scott Sio

Substitutes: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Tom Staniforth, 20 Jordan Smiler, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 James Dargaville, 23 Nigel Ah Wong

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