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Jon Cardinelli

Solid Sadie tops in Bloem


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Johann Sadie was the busier and ultimately more influential No 13 in Bloemfontein on Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Sadie got himself into some fantastic attacking positions, and it was often a well-timed run or an offload by the dangerous outside centre that ensured that the Cheetahs' maintained momentum. Sadie made a series of small contributions that proved invaluable to his side's cause.

Juan de Jongh began the game well, throwing the long pass that freed up Devon Williams on the left flank. A subsequent carry across the gainline got the Stormers on to the front foot and set up Nizaam Carr's try.

But where Sadie was consistent. De Jongh was erratic. The Stormers No 13 was partly responsible for the defensive lapse that allowed Heinrich Brüssow to break the line in the 15th minute. Brüssow then offloaded to Rayno Benjamin, who finished for a game-changing try.

Sadie was solid in the tackle, and showed good vision to cut down the Stormers' attacking space in the outside channels.

Photo: JohanPretorius/ShaunRoy/Gallo Images

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