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The teams make their way out of the tunnel.
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Morne Ferreira is the referee for this fixture.
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Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 David Brits, 12 Siya Masuku, 11 Cohen Jasper, 10 Brandon Thomson, 9 Ruan Pienaar (captain), 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Junior Pokomela, 6 Jeandre Rudolph, 5 Jean Droste, 4 Rynier Bernardo, 3 Hencus van Wyk, 2 Marnus van der Merwe, 1 Alulutho Tshakweni. Replacements: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Conraad van Vuuren, 19 Victor Sekekete, 20 Jacques Potgieter, 21 Zinedine Booysen, 22 Reinhardt Fortuin, 23 Chris Smit
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Western Province: 15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Tristan Leyds, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Cornel Smit, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Marcel Theunissen, 6 Nama Xaba, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Ernst van Rhyn (captain), 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Andre-Hugo Venter, 1 Leon Lyons. Replacements: 16 JJ Kotze, 17 Dian Bleuler, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 19 Simon Miller 20 Johan du Toit, 21 Thomas Bursey, 22 Sacha Mngomezulu, 23 Leolin Zas
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Currie Cup clash between the Cheetahs and Western Province at the Toyota Stadium.
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Blommetjies gets the game underway, with Province taking around their 22m line.
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TRY, CHEETAHS, SAAL! 5-0: Brits swings the ball out wide to the Cheetahs' right, where Rudolph draws a man before sending Saal away to finish! What a start from the Cheetahs -- living up to their name with lightning speed.
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No conversion from Pienaar, so the score remains 5-0 to the Cheetahs at Toyota Stadium.
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The Cheetahs look to hit Province on the break again, but Blommetjies is tackled into touch this time.
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Penalty for Province. Swiel goes for posts, but can't get the kick on target.
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Province look to break through a dogged Cheetahs defence, but a pass goes astray and the Cheetahs survive the spell of pressure.
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Western Province have had 71% of the territory so far, but haven't been able to breach the Cheetahs, which is testament to the home side's efforts on defence.
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Petersen spots space in behind near the corner and kicks into space for Leyds to chase. Blommetjies gets across to just force him too far wide. Leyds allows himself a wry smile.
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Excellent work from the Cheetahs under pressure yet again as they win a scrum penalty, with Venter the guilty party for not supporting his body weight.
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The Cheetahs hold firm in defence once again as WP look to maul their way over, but the hosts just manage to hold firm and hold the ball up.
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Province have another opportunity from the kicking tee. This one is in front of the posts and just behind the 10m line. Tim Swiel steps up and misses once again.
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It's the Cheetahs who are on the attack now. Blommetjies looks to break through the defence, but can't quite. He gets the offload away to van Wyk, who is tackled. That's six phases and counting.
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Province wrestle possession back after 11 phases and Tim Swiel finds touch.
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An unforced error from Masimla gives the Cheetahs an attacking scrum.
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Province get the ball and look to run their way out of trouble, but they are penalised right under the posts for holding on.
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PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIENAAR! 8-0: Pienaar pops the penalty over to give the Cheetahs some breathing space.
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Leyds dives to keep the ball in play off a Cheetahs kick for the corner, with Jasper bearing down on the ball. If Jasper gets to the loose ball before Leyds can regather his tip into play, then it's likely a try, but Leyds gets there first and Swiel clears.
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Off we go for the start of the second half. Blommetjies looks to go on another marauding run, but is eventually stopped in his tracks.
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HALF-TIME: CHEETAHS 11-0 WESTERN PROVINCE. It's been a clinical performance so far from the hosts, who were under pressure throughout the first half, but did not crack and took their chances.
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PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIENAAR! 11-0: Province are penalised -- they were never onside. Pienaar pops the penalty over with the last kick of the half.
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TRY, WP, ROOS! 11-5: Theunissen crashes through the heart of the defence and gets the offload away for Roos, who goes over for the try!
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CONVERSION, WP, SWIEL! 11-7: After two misses earlier in the game, Swiel finally comes right.
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TRY, CHEETAHS, BRITS! 16-7: Blommetjie puts a wonderful kick towards the right, where Brits and Saal are waiting. Brits gathers on the bounce and cuts inside, scoring against Western Province, the union he was with until very recently!
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CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, PIENAAR! 18-7: Pienaar pops the conversion over the posts.
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TRY, CHEETAHS, PIENAAR! 23-7: Blommetjies makes the break and passes inside to Pienaar, who finishes off under the posts!
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CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, PIENAAR! 25-7: Pienaar adds the extras to his own try.
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TRY, WP, ROOS! 25-12: Roos slides in between two tackles to go over on the left for Province. They're back in the game!
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CONVERSION, WP, SWIEL! 25-14: Swiel adds the extras for Province.
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PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIENAAR! 28-14: The Cheetahs have a penalty some 40-odd metres out. Pienaar steps up and makes it look easy.
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The game still could go either way. Province get a penalty and set up a lineout inside the 22.
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Tempers are flaring with Chris Smit and Evan Roos getting into a minor scuffle.
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A lineout maul takes Province to the verge of the try-line and Venter goes over. We go upstairs to see if he lost control of the ball. It turns out he did! Province are denied and the score remains 28-14.
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Mngomezulu comes on in place of Swiel to make his debut.
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PENALTY, CHEETAHS, PIENAAR! 31-14: The Cheetahs win a penalty right under the posts and Pienaar makes no mistake. That all but seals the Cheetahs win.
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TRY, CHEETAHS, JASPER! 36-14: Brits chips over the top and Jasper is onto it in a flash, going all the way for the try!
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CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, FORTUIN! 38-14: Fortuin converts from the Cheetahs' left.
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TRY, WP, BURSEY! 38-19: Bursey burrows over from close range to secure a late consolation try for WP.
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CONVERSION, WP, MNGOMEZULU! 38-21: Mngomezulu pops the conversion over for his first Currie Cup points for Western Province.
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FULL-TIME: CHEETAHS 38-21 WESTERN PROVINCE. The Cheetahs pick up the win over Province after a clinical performance.
Cheetahs
Western Province
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Tries
3
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46'
48' Pienaar Ruan
77' Pienaar Ruan
44' Roos Evan
52' Roos Evan
80'
3
Conversions
3
47' Pienaar Ruan
49' Pienaar Ruan
78' Pienaar Ruan
45' Swiel Tim
53' Swiel Tim
80'
4
Penalties
0
37' Pienaar Ruan
40' Pienaar Ruan
55' Pienaar Ruan
74' Pienaar Ruan
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
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Squad
15
Tsakweni Alulutho
van der Merwe Marnus
van Wyk Hencus
Bernardo Rynier
Droste Jean
Rudolph Jeandre
Pokomela Junior
Davis Aidon
Pienaar Ruan
Thomson Brandon
Jasper Cohen
Masuku Siya
Brits David
Saal Duncan
Blommetjies Clayton
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3
4
5
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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Lyons Leon
Venter Andre-Hugo
Fouche Johan Neet...
Van Rhyn Ernst
Schickerling JD
Xaba Kuyenzeka Kw...
Theunissen Marcel
Roos Evan
Masimla Godlen
Swiel Tim
Van Der Merwe Edwill
Smit Cornel
de Jongh Juan
Leyds Tristan
Petersen Sergeal
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Reserves
8
van der Westhuize...
Dawson Cameron
Van Vuuren Conraad
Sekekete Victor
Potgieter Jacques
Booysen Zidane
Fortuin Reinhardt
Smith Chris
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Kotze Jean-Jacques
Bleuler Dian
Mazibuko Lee-Marv...
Miller Simon
du Toit Johan
Bursey Thomas
Zas Leolin
Mngomezulu Sacha