Cheetahs run out of puff in Bloemfontein

Cape Town - Munster came from behind in the second half to defeat the Cheetahs in their PRO14 encounter at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Friday evening.

The Irish outfit won 19-17 after trailing 17-7 at half-time.

The Cheetahs ran in two tries through Clayton Blommetjies and Tian Meyer. Former Springbok flyhallf Johan Goosen made his return to competitive rugby and landed two conversions and a penalty for the home side.

Johann van Graan's side ran in two tries through Simon Zebo and Conor Murray. Flyhalf JJ Hanrahan slotted in a conversion and three penalties. 

However, it was Murray's penalty that proved the deciding factor as he took Munster to victory.

On Saturday, the Kings play host to the Cardiff Blues at Nelson Mandela Bay (19:35).

In next weekend's PRO14 round, the Cheetahs have bye and thereafter they face the Kings in a PRO14 SA derby in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, April 28.

Scorers:

Cheetahs 

Tries: Clayton Blommetjies, Tian Meyer

Conversions: Johan Goosen (2)

Penalties: Goosen

Munster

Tries: Simon Zebo, Conor Murray

Conversions: JJ Hanrahan

Penalties: Hanrahan (3), Murray

Teams:

Cheetahs

15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 William Small-Smith, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Niel Marais, 11 Sibahle Maxwane, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19, Rynier Bernardo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Zee Mkhabela, 22 Clinton Swart, 23 AJ Coertzen

Munster 

15 Simon Zebo, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Sammy Arnold, 12 Dan Goggin, 11 Darren Sweetnam, 10 JJ Hanrahan, 9 James Hart, 8 Robin Copeland, 7 Jack O’Donoghue, 6 Peter O’Mahony (captain), 5 Billy Holland, 4 Gerbrandt Grobler, 3 John Ryan, 2 Niall Scannell, 1 Brian Scott 

Substitutes: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Stephen Archer, 19 Dave O’Callaghan, 20 Conor Oliver, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Ian Keatley, 23 Rory Scannell