Cheetahs v Chiefs



  • Chiefs squad to play the Cheetahs:

    1 Kane Hames (15), 2. Brayden Mitchell (2), 3. Atu Moli (17), 4. Taleni Seu (23), 5. Brodie Retallick (77), 6. Mitchell Brown (7), 7. Sam Cane (85), 8. Michael Leitch (27)
    9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow (73), 10. Aaron Cruden (co-captain) (79), 11. James Lowe (42), 12. Anton Lienert-Brown (30), 13. Sam McNicol (13), 14. Toni Pulu (18), 15. Damian McKenzie (39)

    Reserves:
    16 Hika Elliot (110), 17. Siegfried Fisi’ihoi (17), 18. Sosefo Kautai (1), 19. Dominic Bird (17), 20. Liam Messam (151), 21. Finlay Christie (3), 22. Alex Nankivell (1), 23. Shaun Stevenson (13)

    () = Gallagher Chiefs caps in brackets

    Unavailable for selection: Brad Weber, Mitchell Graham, Nathan Harris, James Tucker, Glen Fisiiahi, Chase Tiatia, Charlie Ngatai, Tim Nanai-Williams, Liam Polwart, Michael Allardice, Nepo Laulala and Johnny Faauli.

    http://www.chiefs.co.nz/news/news/latest-news/426-gallagher-chiefs-team-named-to-play-the-cheetahs-in-bloemfonteinbolded text



  • Cheetahs:

    1 Ox Nche, 2. Torsten van Jaarsveld, 3. Johan Coetzee, 4. Armandt Koster, 5. Carl Wegner, 6. Paul Schoeman, 7. Oupa Mohoje, 8. Henco Venter
    9 Shaun Venter, 10. Niel Marais, 11. Raymond Rhule, 12. Nico Lee, 13. Francois Venter (c ), 14. Sergeal Petersen, 15. Clayton Blommetjies

    Reserves:
    16 Elandré Huggett, 17. Charles Marais, 18. Tom Botha, 19. Francois Uys, 20. Niell Jordaan, 21. Junior Pokomela / Luther Obi, 22. Tian Meyer, 23. Fred Zeilinga

    http://fscheetahs.co.za/News.aspx?newsid=4286



  • Not the 1st XV. ie Hika, Bird, Messam. Any reason?



  • @booboo said in Cheetahs v Chiefs:

    Not the 1st XV. ie Hika, Bird, Messam. Any reason?

    Cheetahs are shiite house?



  • @Frye yeah but I'd prefer to bank a win. A BP would be useful too.



  • I don't recognise too many in that Cheetahs team but they'll have a point to prove after SANZAARs decision. Same for the Force next week.

    I'm sure Rennie is just managing player workload so if all goes well BBBR would be replaced by Bird early in the 2nd half. I know he is conscious of not overplaying Hika which is why the young hookers were used for extensive minutes in the earlier games.

    The weather is going to be good so the Chiefs need to cash in. The Chiefs have a good record in Bloemfontein but they have always been high-scoring matches.



  • 10 minutes played and the Chiefs have lost Mitch Brown, who failed a concussion test. Messam is on early.



  • Too early to get worried, but the Cheetahs leading 17 to 0 after 17 minutes, is definitely not good enough from a Chiefs' perspective.



  • Bloody hell, when are the Chiefs going to wake up? That's just plain weak defence there.



  • There have been two intentional knock downs in this game so far; similar to Beauden Barrett's. No cards.



  • Great try Pulu in the corner! Finally!



  • is it just me or is this local ref giving his boys the benefit of every doubt? Policing the admittedly sloppy Chiefs very fastidiously while the locals biff a few line balls etc.
    heard Cane actually ask him "truck and trailer?" on the maul try which looked, to me, definition truck and trailer. ball nowhere near the back of the maul



  • @Rocky-Rockbottom said in Cheetahs v Chiefs:

    heard Cane actually ask him "truck and trailer?" on the maul try which looked, to me, definition truck and trailer. ball nowhere near the back of the maul

    Wasn't a try, local SA refs are biased



  • Can't remember seeing the Chiefs run out with such a shitty attitude and such piss-poor defence.
    Where they were previously searching out gaps and space to run into, now they seem to be running into contact, plus they have missed a shitload of tackles. Farkin Cane needs to rip the skin off them at half time



  • Ah yeah, McNichol is no centre.



  • Yes well I was going to add about the ref, but really the Chiefs need to adapt to the refs rulings and quickly. There is enough international experience in that team to soak that upi and make the changes needed.



  • Why are there so many stpppages FFS



  • No YC FOR THE SLAPDOWN??!



  • @Crash wasn't forward.

    There's a ridiculous amount of obstruction from the cheetahs being let go though.



  • Get Big Bird on there we could do with some of his bruising style of play