Maartens double earns much-needed win for Cheetahs
Daniel Maartens was the Cheetahs’ hero with two late tries as the South African franchise edged out Benetton Treviso 31-25 in the Pro14.
The Cheetahs came into the contest with only one win from eight games all season, but managed to double that tally as Maartens’ second score – from the back of a rolling maul in the 73rd minute – proved decisive.
Toyota Stadium was sparsely populated for Saturday’s contest, but the spectators in attendance witnessed a topsy-turvy contest with multiple shifts in momentum.
Maartens’ two second-half scores came either side of Ian McKinley rounding off phase after phase of Treviso attack with a try that put the Italian team ahead for a third time.
Marco Zanon and Dewaldt Duvenage were Treviso’s other try-scorers, but the Cheetahs prevailed as Nico Lee and Shaun Venter went over prior to Maartens’ brace.
Great game at Toyota Stadium @CheetahsRugby win 31-25#GuinnessPro14 #CHEvBEN
— Toyota Cheetahs (@CheetahsRugby) November 24, 2018
Louis Fouche added a penalty after Maartens’ second try, with Treviso unable to find a reply in the closing minutes.
Join free and tell us what you really think!Join Free
There are many things we do in life that are not perfectly safe. As long as people have the information, I don't see what the issue is? Frankly, I always thought the fact that certain sports, rugby, American football, ice hockey carried a degree of danger was pretty obvious. It seems like common sense that hitting your head is unhealthy. For children, put all the safety measures you can think of in the game. Personally, I wouldn't let my son play rugby or American football. He's getting into ice hockey and I'm a bit nervous about that. But for full grown adults, people have to be allowed to take risks. The game will never be totally safe, and maybe that's okay.Go to comments
Fish food . In the semis the two winners from A and B play the 2 winners from C and D . In other words in the semis it switches . Your comment is incorrect . Ireland and France can face each other in the final .Go to comments