A poor begin by the Cheetahs proved expensive as they slumped to a 45-26 defeat towards the Scarlets in spherical two of the European Problem Cup on Saturday.
The Cheetahs hosted the Welsh aspect in Parma, Italy, the place they’re primarily based in the course of their European Problem Cup marketing campaign.
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It was Cheetahs who have been the primary to rise up and operating, when Munier Hartzenberg scored their first attempt inside three minutes. Nevertheless, issues then went awry for them as they conceded 5 transformed tries and a penalty to enter the half-time break trailing 38-7.
The Scarlets ultimately scored six tries, all transformed by fyhalf Sam Costelow so as to add to his first half penalty purpose, whereas the Cheetahs would add three extra tries to their tally, coupled with veteran scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar slotting three conversions.
All three of these tries got here within the final quarter of the match, nonetheless, factors they conceded within the first half inflicted an excessive amount of harm on the finish, though they completed the sport strongly.
CHALLENGE CUP: CHEETAHS vs SCARLETS SCORERS:
Cheetahs — Tries: Munier Hartzenberg, Reinhardt Fortuin, Daniel Kasende, Friedle Olivier. Conversions: Ruan Pienaar (3).
Scarlets — Tries: Steff Evans (2), Ryan Conbeer, Johnny McNicholl, Sam Lousi, Ken Owens. Conversions: Sam Costelow (6). Penalty purpose: Costelow.
Cheetahs — 15 Tapiwa Mafura, 14 Daniel Kasende, 13 David Brits, 12 Reinhardt Fortuin, 11 Munier Hartzenberg, 10 Siya Masuku, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Jeandré Rudolph, 7 Friedle Olivier, 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Victor Sekekete (captain), 4 Rynier Bernardo, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Subs: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Mzwanele Zito, 20 Sibabalo Qoma, 21 Rewan Kruger, 22 Robert Ebersohn, 23 Cohen Jasper.
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