Smit saves Cheetahs

Cheetahs wing Riaan Smit kicked a late penalty to beat the Lions in Bloemfontein.

The Cheetahs led 23-3 at halftime, but with five minutes to go the scores were tied 23-all.

Then Smit struck the winning blow to kill of an heroic Lions second half comeback.

The latest Currie Cup log

Free State Cheetahs – Tries: Johann Sadie, Sarel Pretorius. Conversions: Riaan Smit (2). Penalties: Smit (4).
Golden Lions – Tries: Ruhan Nel, Anthony Volmink. Conversions: Elton Jantjies (2). Penalties: Jantjies (3).

Free State Cheetahs – 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Robert Ebersohn, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Boom Prinsloo (c), 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 Waltie Vermeulen, 4 Teboho Mohoje, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Subs: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Wian du Preez, 18 Freddie Ngoza, 19 Tertius Daniller, 20 Kevin Luiters, 21 Willie du Plessis, 22 Piet Lindeque.

Golden Lions – 15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Andries Coetzee, 13 Robert de Bruyn, 12 Dylan des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Derick Minnie (c), 6 Warwick Tecklenburg, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Ruan Venter, 3 Bees Roux, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 CJ van der Linde.
Subs: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Hugo Kloppers, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Deon Helberg, 22 Ruhan Nel.