DUEL OF THE WEEK-header
Jon Cardinelli

Solid Sadie tops in Bloem


. .

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

0 Comments
latest-articles
Ireland wing Tommy Bowe scores against the Wallabies

What we’ve learned

Five lessons from the past weekend's Test matches, according to SIMON BORCHARDT.

Issue 207

Pollard – The future is now

Springbok flyhalf Handré Pollard is on the cover of the new SA Rugby magazine, on sale now.

Pat Lambie slots a drop goal against England

Lambie gives Boks options in wet

Pat Lambie has shown Heyneke Meyer why he should be the Springboks' first-choice No 10 at the 2015 World Cup in England, writes JON CARDINELLI in Cardiff.

You may also like
0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: