Fiji Time: 7:58 AM on Wednesday 5 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Second half rally helps Chiefs draw with Cheetahs

Afp
Monday, April 07, 2014

WELLINGTON - The Chiefs conducted their second South African Super Rugby escape act in the space of a week to draw 43-43 with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

In a game baring remarkable similarities to last weekend's 34-34 draw with the Bulls, the Chiefs once again launched an enormous comeback - from 24 points down - and levelled after the final hooter.

This time it was wing Tim Nanai-Williams who scored their sixth and final try, dancing past two defenders in the 82nd minute to score under the crossbar.

First five-eighth Aaron Cruden, as he did at Pretoria last week, slotted the conversion to once again earn his team three competition points.

It means the Chiefs end their three-match tour winless, including a loss to the Western Force in Perth, but the six points secured in South Africa could prove important as they pursue a third successive Super Rugby title.

The Cheetahs, winless in their previous six games, looked set to end their drought when leading 34-10 at halftime.

Inspired by the running of halfback Sarel Pretorius, who scored two tries, they played with speed and power which defied their last placing. The other tries went to wing Rayno Benjamin and flanker Boom Prinsloo.

The Chiefs' only first-half try was scored by halfback Augustine Pulu, who grabbed his second in the 52nd minute to spark a five-try surge over the last half-hour.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62240.6034
JPY 59.145156.1451
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.43130.4193
NZD 0.72550.6925
AUD 0.65190.6269
USD 0.47460.4576

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. PM cuts off rumours
  2. Professional decision
  3. Accident claims teenager, driver on the run
  4. Full compensation denied
  5. Flying Fijians win Pacific Nations Cup
  6. Best for final
  7. Rain fails to deter spirits
  8. ABs to make changes
  9. Man in court for three counts of murder
  10. Dedicated rooms for infant feeding

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sex trafficking source Thursday (30 Jul)
  2. Teary farewell for trio Friday (31 Jul)
  3. Final goodbye Wednesday (29 Jul)
  4. PM cuts off rumours Tuesday (04 Aug)
  5. Possible delay in military farewell, Tikoitoga busy Monday (03 Aug)
  6. No say over lease Friday (31 Jul)
  7. Suspended teacher to explain Wednesday (29 Jul)
  8. Mind game Monday (03 Aug)
  9. Commander resigns Sunday (02 Aug)
  10. World cup dream for Lockington Monday (03 Aug)