Saturday, August 26, 2006
A GOOD RESULT
Due to the fact that I am moving HAUS ORAKEL since Wednesday to a new address, I had been unable to attend the match, but it seems that my presence was not really missed -large grin-
well done cheetahs- that points scored are looking good.
the following log is with the courtesy of the kind folks at ruggaworld.
Cheetahs go top of the standings again
Saturday August 26 2006
Falcons' wings clipped in 12-try Bloem rout
The Cheetahs went back on top of the Currie Cup standings wen they beat the hapless Falcons 78-8 in their Round Nine match at Vodacom Park in Bloemfontein on Saturday. The Cheetahs scored 12 tries to the one of the Falcons.
The defending champions, the Cheetahs, went back on top after Western Province lost to the Sharks in Durban the night before.
The Cheetahs' rout included two hat-tricks: by new midfield signing Hendrik Meyer, who revelled in the surfeit of possession that the bulkier Cheetahs pack sent his way, and wing Alwyn Hollenbach.
The home side had wrapped up the bonus point in the 30th minute, when they scored four tries, of which only one was converted - on a day when fly-half Meyer Bosman struggled to find the target with his boot.
But later in the game he became more accurate and in the end converted four of his team's tries, before scrum-half Noel Oelschig took over the kicking duties and kicked four of his own. The final conversion was taken by replacement Phillip Burger, who also scored two tries in a festival of running rugby.
The Cheetahs put their first try up on the board in the sixth minute, when left-wing Alwyn Hollenbach, recently returned from a serious injury, barged over on the left.
The Falcons, denied of much of the ball, hit back minutes later through a long-distance penalty by fly-half Louis Strydom.
With both teams not really trying much creatively, the match went a little stale for 10 minutes before a Cheetahs maul led to a try to Ryno van der Merwe, another difficult conversion attempt, also missed by Meyer Bosman.
The Cheetahs were in cruise control and rarely looked like being troubled. They played the game at a pace they dictated and were rewarded, if not with spectacular rugby then points, in the way of tries, the third scored by centre Hendrik Meyer to give the hosts a 15-3 lead.
Meyer had a dream of a debut completing his brace on the half-hour mark, this time in front of the poles for Bosman to convert. And as easily as that, the Cheetahs had their bonus point, with 50 minutes still to play.
The Falcons, for their part, did not panic and scored a brilliant try of their own through the outright pace of left-wing Mpho Matsaung, who blitzed down the left to dot down, taking the score to 22-8.
That became 29-8 just before the half-time break when lock Corniel van Zyl scored a converted try.
Just after the break the carnage continued when Van Zyl barged over for his second, setting the tone for the rest of the half.
A second by Hollenbach, converted by Bosman took the score to 43-8.
Man of the match, standout centre Meyer, scored his hat-trick after some dismal defence and the score hit 50-8.
Phillip Burger then came off the bench and waltzed through a static Falcons defence for his trademark swallow dive, the Cheetahs ninth. He added his brace minutes later while Hollenbach notched up a hat-trick.
Meyer, fittingly had the final say with a run from 70 metres out, running left then cutting in under the poles, and passing to Marius Schoeman to score in a show of rare generosity and Cheetahs team spirit.
For the Cheetahs:
Tries: Hollenbach 3, Van der Merwe, Meyer 3, Van Zyl 2, Burger 2, Schoeman
Cons: Bosman 4, Oelschig 4, Burger
For the Falcons:
Vodacom Cheetahs: 15 Gaffie du Toit, 14 Eddie Fredericks, 13 Chris Kruger, 12 Hendrik Meyer, 11 Alwyn Hollenbach, 10 Meyer Bosman, 9 Falie Oelschig, 8 Ryno van der Merwe, 7 Darron Neil, 6 Heinrich Brussouw, 5 Corniel van Zyl, 4 Rory Duncan, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Jaco du Toit, 1 Ollie le Roux (captain).
Replacements: 16 Richardt Strauss, 17 Wian du Preez, 18 Quinton Davids, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Phillip Burger, 22 Marius Schoeman
Medicover Falcons: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Brendon April, 13 Riaan Hefer, 12 Hanno Coetzee, 11 Mpho Matsaung, 10 Louis Strydom, 9 Sarel Pretorius; 8 Michael Vermaak, 7 Jacques Nieuwenhuis, 6 Piet Krause (captain), 5 Nico Luus, 4 Ryan Strudwick, 3 Philip Lemmer, 2 Piet Grobler, 1 Zane Killian.
Replacements: 16 Frik Venter, 17 Gavin Whittingham, 18 Attie Pienaar, 19 Sean Plaatjies, 20 Morné Adams, 21 Bosman Grobler, 22 Dean Okkers.
Referee: Craig Joubert
Touch judges: Tappe Henning, Roderick Barry (Western Province)
Assessor: Keith Hendricks (Boland)
so the second team that the cheetahs got maximum points from
had a chat with cc-sors who was at the game
he indicated that it was not at all one way traffic- and that the usuals suspects in the cheetahs team played well.
according to him- meyer bosman had not a good game at 10 but that the other meyer hendrik was really good. hollenbach was also very good.
well- that should let coach erasmus sleep a bit easier on oranje 12- but it seems that oranje 10 still needs a makeover.
He was of the opinion that Meyer Bosman had a good game as a running 10.
Seeing the rather closeness of the halftime score and the fact that the Valke had give some of the other teams quite a hard time is maybe an indication of what had happened in the second half
Quite a lot of points scored for 40 minutes of Currie Cup Rugby
Well- another match report from www.keo.co.za
Cheetahs ravage Valke
Saturday 26 August 2006
It was absolute carnage in Bloemfontein as the Vodacom Cheetahs annihilated the Valke 78-8.
Debutant Hendrik Meyer and Alwyn Hollenbach both grabbed hat-tricks to send Rassie Erasmus’s side to the top of the Absa Currie Cup log.
Hollenbach opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a touchdown in the left corner after a perfectly executed backline move.
The visitors were starved of possession for large periods of play and relied heavily on the boot of Louis Strydom to keep the hosts at bay.
It was Strydom who opened the Valke scoring with a long-range penalty before the Cheetahs scored their second try, Ryno van der Merwe making it 10-3, after a driving maul left the Valke defense depleted.
In an inspired passage of play, Meyer scored a brace to secure the bonus point. Meyer Bosman was successful with both conversions to make the score 24-3 on the half-hour mark.
The Valke have shown resilience this season, and left-wing Mpho Matsaung seared through the Cheetahs defenders to round off a superb try for the team from Brakpan.
However, Cheetahs lock Cornel Van Zyl doused any hopes of a Valke comeback with converted tries either side of the break. Hollenbach’s second made it 43-8, before man-of-the-match Meyer scored a converted try, aided by some dismal defense.
Substitute Phillip Burger had an immediate impact, landing a double blow to his already hapless opponent before Hollenbach scored his third of the match.
A mesmerising 70m run from Meyer saw him bag his hat-trick and capped a resounding individual and team performance by the defending champions who have sent a their future opponents the mind-jarring message that the they intend on making Bloem the home for the Currie Cup trophy for the second successive year.
Tries: Alwyn Hollenbach (3), Hendrik Meyer (3), Corniel van Zyl (2), Phillip Burger (2), Ryno van der Merwe, Marius Schoeman Conversions: Meyer Bosman (5), Falie Oelschig (4)
Tries: Mpho Matsaung Penalties: Louis Strydom (1)
By Ryan Vrede
Cheetahs thrash Falcons 78-8
26/08/2006 16:54 - (SA)
Bloemfontein - The Cheetahs moved to the top of the Currie Cup log again with a convincing 78-8 victory over second-from-the-bottom Falcons in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The hosts led 29-8 at the break, having already garnered their bonus point.
The Cheetahs put their first try up on the board in the sixth minute, when left-wing Alwyn Hollenbach barged over on the left.
The Falcons, denied much of the ball, hit back minutes later with a long-distance penalty by flyhalf Louis Strydom.
The match went a little stale for 10 minutes before a Cheetahs maul led to a try for Ryno van der Merwe and another difficult conversion attempt, missed by Meyer Bosman.
The Cheetahs were in cruise control and rarely looked troubled.
They played the game at a pace they dictated and were rewarded with tries, the third scored by centre Hendrik Meyer to give the hosts a 15-3 lead.
Meyer had a dream of a debut completing his brace on the half-hour mark, this time in front of the poles for Bosman to convert.
The Cheetahs had their bonus point, with 50 minutes still to play, as easily as that.
Carnage continued in second half
But the Falcons did not panic and scored a brilliant try through the outright pace of left-wing Mpho Matsaung, who blitzed down the left to dot down, taking the score to 22-8.
That became 29-8 just before the half-time break, when lock Corniel van Zyl scored a converted try.
The carnage continued after the break, when Van Zyl barged over for his second.
A second by Hollenbach, converted by Bosman took the score to 43-8.
Man of the match, standout centre Meyer, scored his hat-trick after some dismal defense and the score hit 50-8.
Phillip Burger came off the bench and waltzed through a static Falcons defense for his trademark swallow dive, the Cheetahs' ninth.
He added his brace minutes later, while Hollenbach notched up a hat-trick.
Falie Oelschig took over the kicking and landed four from four, as nine of the 12 tries were converted.
Meyer had the final say with a run from 70m out, running left then cutting in under the poles and passing to Marius Schoeman.
66 + 78 is 144
144-17 is 127
127 is then the points difference in the two Cheetahs- valke games
deduct that from (151)
and the difference is 24
the Valke had played 8 -2
so divide 6 into 24 and the average scoreline in difference is 4.
So the valke is a tuff contender hey!
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