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Kevin Ham thinks about having a dart at the line. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. Well, well, well. We have ourselves a butterfingers. I don't quite know how he lost the ball forwards there. The replay shows the tackler knocked it out of his hands!
( 1:21.15: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 22 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Bill Morganpola squirms forward, but can't get much purchase. He gains 3 metres. Bob Borisc is running across to close him down but he holds the tackler off for just long enough to get the ball away to Kevin Ham with a well weighed pass.
( 1:21.00: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A Into Squids territory now. 19 metres from the halfway line.
Dan Larkinson thinks about the offload. He gains 2 metres. Cameron Chapnis is zeroing in for the tackle but he draws in the tackler and gets the offload away to Bill Morganpola.
( 1:20.45: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A Into Squids territory now. 17 metres from the halfway line.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes short to Dan Larkinson.
Bobrad Smith is tackled by Steve Marais for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts have the ball secured. What can they do with it?
( 1:20.30: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 15 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Fourie van der Westhuizen. Scrum halves can be annoying buggers and Zohaib Ikram is no exception. He can't stop Fourie van der Westhuizen from getting away from him though.
Scrum to the Cnuts. Great work by the Cnuts. There's a bit of push and shove from both sets of front rowers, but the ball is there at the boot of the scrum for the Cnuts. 4 metres are gained by the Cnuts in that contest.
( 1:20.15: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 11 metres in Squids territory.
The siren sounds for full time.
Zach Poole thinks about having a dart at the line. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. He looks out of options, and out of luck. He's tried to pass that, but it's gone forward and the opposition attempt to gather. They fail too. No advantage there, so we'll have a scrum. Feed to the Cnuts.
( 1:20.00: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A We're now 11 metres into Squids territory.
Ryan Gee on the run with the ball. He looks around and sizes up his options. He's already gained 6 metres. Dan Larkinson is running across to close him down but he spots the danger and offloads to Zach Poole before the tackler leaps on him like a back-street sex offender.
( 1:19.45: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 17 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Bibu Immanuel with the ball off the back of the scrum. Ryan Gee receives it and has a drive at the defence.
The ball is at the feet of Bibu Immanuel. He looks to detach from the scrum and go for a charge himself. The opposition didn't see this coming and he makes a clean getaway as play continues.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's a great hit and the ball appears at the back of their scrum for the Squids. That was a good, clean good put in.
( 1:19.30: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A Now they're 17 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Bobrad Smith with ball in the midst of a mass of bodies. The defensive line are up on him in a flash and he can't gain any momentum. He's passed far too high there. It hits one of his unfortunate team mates on the shoulder and careens away forward. Scrum time.
( 1:19.15: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 17 metres in Squids territory.
Cunning Stunt is looking short of options here. He's gained about a metre. Paul Adams is running across to close him down but he manages to offload to Bobrad Smith in time.
( 1:19.00: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 16 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Alan Parker is trying to create some room. He's gained about a metre. Fourie van der Westhuizen has this one under his control. He's dragged Alan Parker off his feet and he's stolen the ball.
( 1:18.45: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 17 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
The forwards are there to support him and they go to drive Speedy Thexton up field. 9 metres gained from that effort.
Great work by the Squids. The defending side go up for it and it looks like they might've pulled off the steal - yes, Speedy Thexton comes back down in possession.
Line Out to Cnuts. Soft Steel weighs up the calls in his mind. He throws.
( 1:18.30: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 26 metres into Squids territory.
Bob Borisc opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick for Touch. Kicked out on the full, but from this point on the field, that's fine. Line out 5m up-field.
( 1:18.15: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A That brings the ball up to 31 metres in Squids territory.
Bobrad Smith is tackled by Alan Parker for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested. There's nothing he can do on his own, and the Squids secure the turnover.
( 1:18.00: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A We're now 33 metres into Squids territory.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes to Dan Larkinson who then passes on to Darren Cave who throws another pass onto Bobrad Smith.
Antone Sciappapetre is tackled by Ishan Narang for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts are finding this difficult to clear out. It looks like there's more hands on the ball here than on a cheap whore's tits in a backstreet strip-club. Nevertheless, somehow they've dug this one out.
( 1:17.45: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A We're now 33 metres into Squids territory.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. That's a shambolic display. Fourie van der Westhuizen has pestered him expertly and just enough to divert his attention. As such, the referee has called the ball as having exited the scrum and fair game. Fourie van der Westhuizen scoops up the loose ball but Zohaib Ikram is on hand to complete a tackle.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's gone with the feed and the ball's sitting there at the base of the scrum for Zohaib Ikram. The ball goes in, the ball comes out. That's what Osaka Rugby Concern is all about.
( 1:17.30: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A The next phase to be played from 32 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Soft Steel thinks about having a dart at the line. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. The move ends as he passes low and his target's knocked it forward. Scrum down!
( 1:17.15: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A The next phase to be played in Squids territory. 18 metres from their try line.
Zach Poole opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick for Touch. Oh my word. I've seen better kicking in an Under 5s game of touch rugby. The ball is gathered only 6 metres downfield.
( 1:17.00: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A Now they're 38 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
The ball is at the feet of Bibu Immanuel. He looks to detach from the scrum and go for a charge himself. The opposition didn't see this coming and he makes a clean getaway as play continues.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's gone with the feed and the ball's sitting there at the base of the scrum for Zohaib Ikram. That was a good, clean good put in.
( 1:16.45: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 38 metres in Squids territory.
Quentin Goldenhaus is almost static as he receives the ball. He zigs one way, then zags the other. Maybe someone should tell him he needs to run up the field rather than side to side. His passing game seems to be failing him today. That's gone to no one in particular and infact has travelled forwards, according to the ref. The ref marks the spot for the scrum.
( 1:16.30: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 38 metres in Squids territory.
Zohaib Ikram opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick Downfield. A decent kick downfield yields a territorial gain of 2 metres, but he's handed over possession.
( 1:16.15: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A 40 metres into the Squids side of the field.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. Fourie van der Westhuizen attempts a tackle as the ball leaves the ruck. No dice though as Zohaib Ikram reads that well and evades easily. He can't avoid the next up tackle as Fourie van der Westhuizen reads the run well and completes a solid tackle. He looks to stay on his feet to contest the ball, but is joined by more players and a ruck forms.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's gone with the feed and the ball's sitting there at the base of the scrum for Zohaib Ikram. A good, firm contest pushes them back a metre.
( 1:16.00: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 41 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Yeeb thinks about having a dart at the line. The defensive line rushes up to meet him and he can only go sideways. He's tried to pass that, but it's gone forward and the opposition attempt to gather. They fail too. No advantage there, so we'll have a scrum. Feed to the Squids.
( 1:15.45: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A We're now 41 metres into Squids territory.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He throws a terrible pass. Fortunately, Yeeb is on hand to clean up.
Soft Steel is tackled by Ryan Gee for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts have the ball secured. What can they do with it?
( 1:15.30: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 38 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
A sweet move from Darren Cave there. A subtle dummy finds himself a bit of space before he's tackled to the deck. He gains 11 metres there.
( 1:15.15: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 27 metres into Squids territory.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes to Dan Larkinson who then passes on to Darren Cave.
Cunning Stunt is tackled by Soumyanil Das for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts have pushed the opposition off the top of the ruck and secured the ball.
( 1:15.00: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played in Squids territory. 24 metres from their try line.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. I don't think that was the intention at all. Fourie van der Westhuizen has got in the way here and disrupted the play expertly. As the ball comes away from the scrum, somehow Fourie van der Westhuizen is in possession!
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. Touch, Pause, Engage - says the ref - and yes the Squids have won their scrum. That was a good, clean good put in.
( 1:14.45: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 26 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Yeeb with ball in the midst of a mass of bodies. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. He's tried to pass that, but it's gone forward and the opposition attempt to gather. They fail too. No advantage there, so we'll have a scrum. Feed to the Squids.
( 1:14.30: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 26 metres in Squids territory.
Yeeb trots back on to the field of play and gets straight into it.
A maul is formed by the Cnuts. They try to get a roll on. The Cnuts trying to push the Squids forwards away downfield here. Plenty of grunting going on out there. The maul secures the Cnuts a gain of 5 metres.
( 1:14.15: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 21 metres into Squids territory.
Bobrad Smith is tackled by Zach Poole for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts have got the ball clear quickly. Great work from the forwards.
( 1:14.00: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 20 metres into Squids territory.
The ball is at the feet of Bill Morganpola. He looks to detach from the scrum and go for a charge himself. The opposition didn't see this coming and he makes a clean getaway as play continues.
Scrum to the Cnuts. Great work by the Cnuts. There's a bit of push and shove from both sets of front rowers, but the ball is there at the boot of the scrum for the Cnuts. That win gains them 5 metres.
( 1:13.45: Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 15 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Alan Parker looks slightly surprised to receive the ball. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. He's tried to pass that, but it's gone forward and the opposition attempt to gather. They fail too. No advantage there, so we'll have a scrum. Feed to the Cnuts.
Restart to the Cnuts. Alex Mediocre with the kick. He hits a middling kick. That's gone to Ryan Gee who takes the catch cleanly.
Cnuts 23 - 12 Squids
After that well worked try, up steps Scrum Half Zohaib Ikram to make the conversion attempt for the Squids. It's curving back towards the posts… and just sneaks through. The flags go up.
TRY TO Squids
Ashleigh Stroud receives the ball and there's no stopping him! That's a try!
( 1:13.15: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|0----/-----||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 50 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Zohaib Ikram with the ball off the back of the ruck. He's looking to spread the ball wide to the backs here. Some great passing from the back line leaves Ashleigh Stroud in possession.
Bob Borisc is tackled by Soft Steel for the Cnuts and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Squids have pushed the opposition off the top of the ruck and secured the ball.
( 1:13.00: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|0----/-----||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 50 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Cameron Chapnis is slow to drive at the opposition. The defensive line are up on him in a flash and he can't gain any momentum. No room for him to get his engine started. Bill Morganpola is waiting for him, completes the tackle and a ruck is formed.
( 1:12.45: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|0----/-----||-----/-----|--A Now they're 50 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Zohaib Ikram with the ball off the back of the ruck. He passes the ball away. The first receiver is Cameron Chapnis. What's he of all people doing there?
Chris Devonshire is tackled by Quentin Goldenhaus for the Cnuts and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Squids have to work hard to dig the ball out of this ruck. Eventually, Zohaib Ikram has his hands on it at the back of the ruck.
( 1:12.30: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|0----/-----||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 49 metres in Cnuts territory.
Dan Larkinson looks to throw a short pass on the inside. He's got the timing all wrong though. The ball's gone loose! Bob Borisc runs through and scoops the ball up in a sweet action. He's on the run to the line now! He gains 20 metres before the tackler is able to hold him.
( 1:12.15: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|----0/-----||-----/-----|--A Now they're 29 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He passes to Dan Larkinson who then passes on to Darren Cave who finds the next man outside him - Bobrad Smith who shows quick hands to pass on to Cunning Stunt.
Antone Sciappapetre is tackled by Alan Parker for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts have the ball secured. What can they do with it?
( 1:12.00: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|----0/-----||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 29 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Fourie van der Westhuizen looks to be lining up for the pick and go, but instead he's decided to throw this one out wide. He's gained about a metre. Good tackle by Ryan Gee and a ruck forms.
( 1:11.45: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|----0/-----||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 30 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Oh. He's been held up in the tackle. The Cnuts try to rip the ball out from Quentin Goldenhaus in the tackle, but the Cnuts forwards drive in here and get the ball carrier to ground for a ruck. 10 metres gained.
Great work by the Cnuts. The defending side go up for it and it looks like they might've pulled off the steal - yes, Quentin Goldenhaus comes back down in possession.
Line Out to Squids. Soumyanil Das struggles to hear the calls over the cheering of the crowd. He waits, then throws.
( 1:11.30: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|--0--/-----||-----/-----|--A We're now 40 metres into Cnuts territory.
Cunning Stunt opts to kick here for the Cnuts. He's trying to Kick for Touch. Solid enough clearance kick. Deep into touch to avoid the quick throw. He gains 1m in the process.
( 1:11.15: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|-0---/-----||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 41 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Penalty to the Squids to be taken by Zohaib Ikram. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. He's failed to find touch there, the ball remains in play and possession is conceded. The pressure of a counter-attack looks to be coming.
( 1:11.00: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A We're now 15 metres into Cnuts territory.
Scrum to the Cnuts. That's a penalty to the Squids. The referee has spotted that Kevin Ham was angling in to his opposite number.
( 1:10.45: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A 15 metres into the Cnuts side of the field.
Speedy Thexton thinks about having a dart at the line. The defensive line are up on him in a flash and he can't gain any momentum. Speedy Thexton loses the ball in the tackle from Soft Steel there. Soft Steel wrapped up his legs, and as Speedy Thexton hit the deck, the force on his elbow sent the ball forward.
( 1:10.30: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A Now they're 15 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Ashleigh Stroud slams into contact with the massed troops of the opposition. He's already gained 7 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Fourie van der Westhuizen but he draws in the tackler and gets the offload away to Speedy Thexton.
( 1:10.15: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A 8 metres into the Cnuts side of the field.
Alex Mediocre opts to kick here for the Cnuts. He's trying to Kick Downfield. A decent kick downfield yields a territorial gain of 5 metres, but he's handed over possession.
( 1:10.00: Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 13 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Scrum to the Squids. What is this? Amateur hour. Ridiculously poor attempt at a scrum feed from Zohaib Ikram. That'll be a free kick to the Cnuts.
Restart to the Squids. Zach Poole with the kick. He kicks a short one. That's gone to Antone Sciappapetre who drops it cold. Knock on. Scrum down!
Cnuts 23 - 5 Squids
Dan Larkinson lines up the conversion attempt for the Cnuts. He breathes in deeply and begins his run up. He's got a fine connection on that one and his aim's good too. Two more to the total.
TRY TO Cnuts
He's burst through the defensive line and he's on a run. Quentin Goldenhaus with the ball for the Cnuts. He's somehow threaded his way through the defensive line and he touches down for a try!
( 1:09.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A We're now 49 metres into Squids territory.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He throws a fairly loose pass. Quentin Goldenhaus does well to take the ball cleanly.
Kovana Solosolo is tackled by Ishan Narang for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts are finding this difficult to clear out. It looks like there's more hands on the ball here than on a cheap whore's tits in a backstreet strip-club. Nevertheless, somehow they've dug this one out.
( 1:09.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A The next phase to be played from 46 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Cunning Stunt scythes through a gap in the defence and he's clear for the Cnuts but he's brought down short, gaining 13 metres.
( 1:09.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A The next phase to be played from 33 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Penalty to the Squids to be taken by Zohaib Ikram. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Poor kick. He's failed to find touch there with the penalty, and the Cnuts snap up the ball. Terrible.
( 1:08.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A We're now 43 metres into Squids territory.
Scrum to the Squids. Penalty to the Squids. Clearly some issues with the way that Soft Steel was binding on there.
( 1:08.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 43 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Cunning Stunt looks slightly surprised to receive the ball. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. He looks out of options, and out of luck. He's tried to run with the ball in one hand, but instead he's dropped it. Rookie error. Time for another thrilling scrum.
( 1:08.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A We're now 43 metres into Squids territory.
Cunning Stunt throws his weight around and tries to push forward. He gains 5 metres. Cameron Chapnis is running across to close him down but he has stiff armed him and he is through.
( 1:08.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A We're now 38 metres into Squids territory.
Soft Steel squirms forward, but can't get much purchase. He gains 3 metres. Speedy Thexton is bearing down on him but he manages to offload to Cunning Stunt in time.
( 1:07.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 35 metres in Squids territory.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the scrum. Soft Steel pops up from behind the ruck and receives the ball on the run.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. This is more like a circus display than a game of rugby. As the ball comes out, Zohaib Ikram juggles it three times before Fourie van der Westhuizen comes across and snatches the ball out of the air! Play continues.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's gone with the feed and the ball's sitting there at the base of the scrum for Zohaib Ikram. A quick scrum there as the ball pops out for the scrum half.
( 1:07.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A We're now 34 metres into Squids territory.
Line Out to Cnuts. That's not straight. We'll have a scrum here.
( 1:07.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A Now they're 34 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Bob Borisc opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick for Touch. He tries to hit that long, but with the angle it doesn't make as much distance as he'd like. Still, at least it's clear. A gain of 5 metres.
( 1:07.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A 39 metres into the Squids side of the field.
Penalty to the Cnuts to be taken by Dan Larkinson. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. He's failed to find touch there, the ball remains in play and possession is conceded. The pressure of a counter-attack looks to be coming.
( 1:06.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 25 metres into Squids territory.
Looks like there's been some infringement from the Squids here. Penalty to the Cnuts.
A maul is formed by the Cnuts. They try to get a roll on. That's been called off side. That's a penalty to the Cnuts.
( 1:06.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 25 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Dan Larkinson is tackled by Ryan Gee for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts have pushed the opposition off the top of the ruck and secured the ball.
( 1:06.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 23 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes short to Dan Larkinson.
Zach Poole is tackled by Antone Sciappapetre for the Cnuts and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested. There's nothing he can do on his own, and the Cnuts secure the turnover.
( 1:06.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 23 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
And they've gained another 5 metres from driving the resulting maul. Some impressive power out there today.
Easy take there for the Squids. And this one is a very loose throw. The ball is well over the back of the line out and there's a contest on. Cameron Chapnis shows great strength to secure the ball for the Squids though.
Line Out to Squids. Soumyanil Das struggles to hear the calls over the cheering of the crowd. He waits, then throws.
( 1:05.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/0----|--A That brings the ball up to 28 metres in Squids territory.
Penalty to the Squids to be taken by Zohaib Ikram. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Not the greatest kick you're ever likely to see, but a gain of 14 metres. Could have been worse.
( 1:05.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A Now they're 42 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
He's lucky, the referee is just showing a yellow. He'll have 10 minutes to cool down on the sidelines. Darren Cave has been chosen to fill in at the scrum.
The referee has had words with both captains and calls Yeeb over.
Soft Steel pulls Yeeb away and calms the situation down.
Yeeb is back in again, looking to throw another punch but doesn't connect.
Some players are squaring off with each other. Girve Swervington is dancing around taunting the opposition.
Oh! Hang on. There's a fight breaking out here. Yeeb has just thrown a punch at Ryan Gee.
Scrum to the Squids. Penalty to the Squids. Clearly some issues with the way that Kevin Ham was binding on there.
( 1:05.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 42 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Darren Cave with ball in the midst of a mass of bodies. The defensive line rushes up to meet him and he can only go sideways. He's tried to run with the ball in one hand, but instead he's dropped it. Rookie error. Time for another thrilling scrum.
( 1:05.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A That brings the ball up to 42 metres in Squids territory.
Zach Poole opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick Downfield. A decent kick downfield yields a territorial gain of 2 metres, but he's handed over possession.
( 1:04.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 44 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. Scrum halves can be annoying buggers and Fourie van der Westhuizen is no exception. He can't stop Zohaib Ikram from getting away from him though.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's been hooked cleanly and the Squids scrum looks as if it is working well today. That win gains them about a metre.
( 1:04.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A Now they're 45 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Alex Mediocre thinks about having a dart at the line. He looks around, but he's plum out of decent options here. The move ends as he passes low and his target's knocked it forward. Scrum down!
( 1:04.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A The next phase to be played from 48 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Bill Morganpola on the run with the ball. He looks around and sizes up his options. He's already gained 6 metres. Paul Adams is zeroing in for the tackle but he manages to offload to Alex Mediocre in time.
( 1:04.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A That brings the ball up to 42 metres in Squids territory.
Chris Devonshire opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick Downfield. That's been charged down! Great defensive work there.
( 1:03.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A That brings the ball up to 42 metres in Squids territory.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. Scrum halves can be annoying buggers and Fourie van der Westhuizen is no exception. He can't stop Zohaib Ikram from getting away from him though.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's been hooked cleanly and the Squids scrum looks as if it is working well today. Some excellent grunt work from the Squids' forwards there for a gain of 3 metres.
( 1:03.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A The next phase to be played from 45 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Kevin Ham doesn't have any real options here. He looks around, but he's plum out of decent options here. Kevin Ham has dropped the ball cold there. Decent tackle from Chris Devonshire but he should have retained possession.
( 1:03.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A We're now 46 metres into Squids territory.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He throws the pass immediately. Kevin Ham is on the receiving end and he takes this cleanly.
Alex Mediocre is tackled by Ishan Narang for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts have got the ball clear quickly. Great work from the forwards.
( 1:03.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A That brings the ball up to 44 metres in Squids territory.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He's looking to spread the ball wide to the backs here. Some great passing from the back line leaves Alex Mediocre in possession.
Bobrad Smith is tackled by Ryan Gee for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts have pushed the opposition off the top of the ruck and secured the ball.
( 1:02.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A They're into Squids territory. 7 metres from their try line.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes to Dan Larkinson who then passes on to Darren Cave who throws another pass onto Bobrad Smith.
Bobrad Smith is tackled by Soumyanil Das for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts are there in force and jump in quickly to secure the ball.
( 1:02.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A 43 metres into the Squids side of the field.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes to Dan Larkinson who then passes on to Darren Cave who throws another pass onto Bobrad Smith.
Quentin Goldenhaus is tackled by Ashleigh Stroud for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts have the ball secured. What can they do with it?
( 1:02.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A We're now 41 metres into Squids territory.
Darren Cave scrabbles to pick up a loose pass which has gone behind him. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. He opts to take it into contact and Alan Parker obliges with a solid hit. They'll form a ruck here.
( 1:02.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A We're now 41 metres into Squids territory.
Alex Mediocre fumbles the ball as he receives it, but somehow holds on. He's gained about a metre. Ashleigh Stroud is running across to close him down but incredibly, he's able to get the ball away to Darren Cave.
( 1:01.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A 40 metres into the Squids side of the field.
Zach Poole opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick for Touch. Terrible touchfinder. He's failed to find touch there and the Cnuts take over possession cleanly. What makes this even worse, is that he completely miscued it and it's only gone 3 metres.
( 1:01.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 43 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Yeeb is tackled by Bibu Immanuel for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested. There's nothing he can do on his own, and the Squids secure the turnover.
( 1:01.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A Now they're 43 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Kovana Solosolo thinks about having a dart at the line. The defensive line are up on him in a flash and he can't gain any momentum. He tries to dummy and step through, but Speedy Thexton isn't buying it and completes a good tackle.
( 1:01.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A We're now 43 metres into Squids territory.
Bill Morganpola is trying to create some room. He gains 3 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Jake Taylor but as the tackler seizes him, it becomes clear that he's expertly got the ball away to Kovana Solosolo. Great pass.
( 1:00.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A Now they're 40 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Fourie van der Westhuizen slams into contact with the massed troops of the opposition. He gains 5 metres. Ashleigh Stroud is running across to close him down but he manages to offload to Bill Morganpola in time.
( 1:00.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 35 metres in Squids territory.
Penalty to the Squids to be taken by Zohaib Ikram. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Poor kick. He's failed to find touch there with the penalty, and the Cnuts snap up the ball. Terrible.
( 1:00.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A The next phase to be played from 45 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Scrum to the Squids. Penalty to the Squids. Clearly some issues with the way that Kevin Ham was binding on there.
( 1:00.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A 45 metres into the Squids side of the field.
Kevin Ham looks slightly surprised to receive the ball. He looks around, but he's plum out of decent options here. The move ends as he passes low and his target's knocked it forward. Scrum down!
( 0:59.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A 47 metres into the Squids side of the field.
Dan Larkinson with a great turn of pace. He's already gained 8 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Zach Poole but the tackler hasn't been able to wrap up the arms and he's able to pass to Kevin Ham just before he's wrestled to the ground.
( 0:59.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 39 metres in Squids territory.
Darren Cave is trying to create some room. He gains 2 metres. Paul Adams is zeroing in for the tackle but the tackler hasn't been able to wrap up the arms and he's able to pass to Dan Larkinson just before he's wrestled to the ground.
( 0:59.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 37 metres in Squids territory.
Girve Swervington with a great turn of pace. He's already gained 6 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Paul Adams but he manages to offload to Darren Cave in time.
( 0:59.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A The next phase to be played from 31 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Bob Borisc opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick for Touch. He hesitated far too long over the kick and it's been charged down by Girve Swervington.
( 0:58.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A The next phase to be played from 31 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Alex Mediocre is tackled by Cameron Chapnis for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested and he's run himself into a world of pain and trouble here. He's run away from his support and that's an easy turnover for Alan Parker.
( 0:58.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A Now they're 33 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
The ball carrier drives at the opposition line and gains 2 metres before the offload.
Easy take there for the Cnuts. And that's a really loose throw. It's gone way beyond the intended target, but luckily Yeeb is on hand to tidy up and is first on the spot to gather the loose ball.
Line Out to Cnuts. That's a good throw from Soft Steel.
( 0:58.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A We're now 31 metres into Squids territory.
Zach Poole opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick Downfield. He tries to hit that long, but with the angle it doesn't make as much distance as he'd like. Still, at least it's clear. A gain of 4 metres.
( 0:58.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 35 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
The ball is at the feet of Bibu Immanuel. He looks to detach from the scrum and go for a charge himself. The opposition didn't see this coming and he makes a clean getaway as play continues.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. There's some twisting and turning going on up front but the Squids have won the scrum. A good, firm contest pushes them back a metre.
( 0:57.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A 36 metres into the Squids side of the field.
Dan Larkinson thinks about having a dart at the line. He looks around, but he's plum out of decent options here. Passes to no one in particular, who - no surprises - fails to collect it in spectacular fashion. That's a knock on as well.
( 0:57.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A We're now 36 metres into Squids territory.
Bob Borisc opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick for Touch. A great chase by Dan Larkinson allows him to charge the kick down.
( 0:57.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 36 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. He's immediately under pressure from Fourie van der Westhuizen. He manages to evade him though and play continues.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's gone with the feed and the ball's sitting there at the base of the scrum for Zohaib Ikram. That was a good, clean good put in.
( 0:57.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A The next phase to be played from 36 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Line Out to Cnuts. That's a marginal call at best from the referee. He's called that not straight. Soft Steel doesn't like that call at all.
( 0:56.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A 36 metres into the Squids side of the field.
Penalty to the Cnuts to be taken by Dan Larkinson. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. A decent kick for touch. He's gained 14 metres of territory for them there and we'll have a line out.
( 0:56.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A Now they're 22 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Looks like there's been some infringement from the Squids here. Penalty to the Cnuts.
Penalty to the Squids to be taken by Zohaib Ikram. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. What on Earth was that? Kicked almost straight into the arms of the waiting Cunning Stunt, and possession is gifted away.
( 0:56.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/0----|--A That brings the ball up to 28 metres in Squids territory.
Ryan Gee is tackled by Yeeb for the Cnuts and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but someone in the Cnuts defensive line has been called off side. Penalty to the Squids.
( 0:56.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/0----|--A The next phase to be played from 28 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Ryan Gee is almost static as he receives the ball. The defensive line rushes up to meet him and he can only go sideways. Good tackle by Bobrad Smith and a ruck forms.
( 0:55.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/0----|--A We're now 28 metres into Squids territory.
Zohaib Ikram with the ball off the back of the ruck. He throws the pass immediately. Ryan Gee is on the receiving end and he takes this cleanly.
Darren Cave is tackled by Bibu Immanuel for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested. It looks like they might have stolen it here, after a massive hit from Ryan Gee in the ruck. Yep, that's a turnover.
( 0:55.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/0----|--A The next phase to be played from 28 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Quentin Goldenhaus scrabbles to pick up a loose pass which has gone behind him. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. He opts to take it into contact and Zohaib Ikram obliges with a solid hit. They'll form a ruck here.
( 0:55.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/0----|--A We're now 28 metres into Squids territory.
Fourie van der Westhuizen squirms forward, but can't get much purchase. He gains 3 metres. He quickly looks over his shoulder and sees Ashleigh Stroud closing in but incredibly, he's able to get the ball away to Quentin Goldenhaus.
( 0:55.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 25 metres into Squids territory.
And they've gained another 2 metres from driving the resulting maul. Some impressive power out there today.
Easy take there for the Cnuts. Quentin Goldenhaus comes around the near side and catches it at short range.
Line Out to Cnuts. Soft Steel weighs up the calls in his mind. He throws.
( 0:54.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played in Squids territory. 27 metres from their try line.
Penalty to the Cnuts to be taken by Dan Larkinson. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Great kick. That finds touch 27 metres up-field. The players run up to form the line out.
( 0:54.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 4 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Scrum to the Squids. That's a penalty to the Cnuts. The referee has spotted that Alan Parker was angling in to his opposite number.
( 0:54.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A Now they're 4 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Scrum to the Squids. The Squids have turned the scrum through 90 degrees. A dominant scrum from them.
( 0:54.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A 4 metres into the Cnuts side of the field.
Darren Cave looks slightly surprised to receive the ball. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. The move ends as he passes low and his target's knocked it forward. Scrum down!
( 0:53.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A 4 metres into the Cnuts side of the field.
Fourie van der Westhuizen looks to be lining up for the pick and go, but instead he's decided to throw this one out wide. He gains 2 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Bibu Immanuel but as the tackler seizes him, it becomes clear that he's expertly got the ball away to Darren Cave. Great pass.
( 0:53.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 6 metres in Cnuts territory.
Penalty to the Squids to be taken by Zohaib Ikram. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Poor kick. He's failed to find touch there with the penalty, and the Cnuts snap up the ball. Terrible.
( 0:53.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A Now they're 13 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Jake Taylor is tackled by Yeeb for the Cnuts and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts are penalised for incorrect entry at the gate. Penalty to the Squids.
( 0:53.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A 13 metres into the Squids side of the field.
The Squids are looking to keep the ball in close here. Alan Parker snatches the ball off the ruck and drives down field. He gains 2 metres. Good tackle by Soft Steel and a ruck forms.
( 0:52.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A We're now 15 metres into Squids territory.
Antone Sciappapetre is tackled by Speedy Thexton for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested and that's the power of Alan Parker on display. Sheer will and determination have forced the Cnuts back over the ball and that's a turnover.
( 0:52.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A 16 metres into the Squids side of the field.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. He's immediately under pressure from Fourie van der Westhuizen and he can't stand the heat. He fumbles the ball and it goes loose. The ball is seized on by a Cnuts player.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's been hooked cleanly and the Squids scrum looks as if it is working well today. That was a good, clean good put in.
( 0:52.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 16 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Girve Swervington thinks about having a dart at the line. He zigs one way, then zags the other. Maybe someone should tell him he needs to run up the field rather than side to side. The move ends as he passes low and his target's knocked it forward. Scrum down!
( 0:52.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 16 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Bobrad Smith is trying to create some room. He gains 2 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Chris Devonshire but he's able to free his arms and gets the ball away to Girve Swervington just in time.
( 0:51.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 14 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the scrum. He looks to spread the ball. He passes to Dan Larkinson who then passes on to Darren Cave who throws another pass onto Bobrad Smith.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. That wasn't a very clean exit for the ball, and Zohaib Ikram has struggled to gather it cleanly. The ball has gone loose and it is seized by the Cnuts.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's a great hit and the ball appears at the back of their scrum for the Squids. That was a good, clean good put in.
( 0:51.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A We're now 14 metres into Squids territory.
Alex Mediocre thinks about having a dart at the line. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. He's passed far too high there. It hits one of his unfortunate team mates on the shoulder and careens away forward. Scrum time.
( 0:51.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||--0--/-----|--A Now they're 14 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Fourie van der Westhuizen on the run with the ball. He looks around and sizes up his options. He's already gained 7 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Alan Parker but he spots the danger and offloads to Alex Mediocre before the tackler leaps on him like a back-street sex offender.
( 0:51.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-0---/-----|--A We're now 7 metres into Squids territory.
Bobrad Smith squirms forward, but can't get much purchase. He gains 3 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Soumyanil Das but he manages to offload to Fourie van der Westhuizen in time.
( 0:50.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A Now they're 4 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Darren Cave is trying to create some room. He gains 3 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Zach Poole but he manages to offload to Bobrad Smith in time.
( 0:50.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||0----/-----|--A Now they're 1 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Alex Mediocre puts his head down and wants to drive at the opposition defensive line. He gains 3 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Ryan Gee but the tackler hasn't been able to wrap up the arms and he's able to pass to Darren Cave just before he's wrestled to the ground.
( 0:50.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 2 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Bobrad Smith fumbles the ball as he receives it, but somehow holds on. He gains 2 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Steve Marais but he spots the danger and offloads before the tackler leaps on him like a back-street sex offender.
( 0:50.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/----0||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played in Cnuts territory. 46 metres from their try line.
The Cnuts look to form a maul and rumble a few metres up field. They gain 9 metres.
Easy take there for the Cnuts. Yeeb wasn't the intended target, but he wasn't put off by the lifted player a few places ahead of him in the line out. He followed the trajectory well and takes the catch at the rear of the line out.
Line Out to Cnuts. That's a good throw from Soft Steel.
( 0:49.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 13 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Great defensive work there. The ball carrier has been forced out into touch. That'll be a Line Out to the Cnuts.
Bill Morganpola is tackled by Soumyanil Das for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested. There's nothing he can do on his own, and the Squids secure the turnover.
( 0:49.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 13 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Fourie van der Westhuizen with the ball off the back of the ruck. He keeps this one in close and passes to Bill Morganpola.
Bob Borisc is tackled by Antone Sciappapetre for the Cnuts and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested and he's run himself into a world of pain and trouble here. He's run away from his support and that's an easy turnover for Quentin Goldenhaus.
( 0:49.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A 15 metres into the Cnuts side of the field.
Chris Devonshire looks slightly surprised to receive the ball. He looks to run, but it doesn't look like there's anywhere to go. Ooh, he'll feel that one in the morning! Huge tackle from Kovana Solosolo and he does well to present the ball to his forwards.
( 0:49.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 15 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Alex Mediocre to take the drop out for the Cnuts. A decent kick downfield yields a territorial gain of 13 metres, but he's handed over possession.
( 0:48.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) 22m from the Cnuts try line.
The ball's loose in the Cnuts goal area. There's a foot race to the ball, and the first to get there is from the defending team. We'll have a 22m drop out.
A Grubber is put in by Zach Poole for the Squids. Interesting decision making there. That's bobbled into touch. We'll have a line out here to the Cnuts.
( 0:48.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|0----/-----||-----/-----|--A We're now 50 metres into Cnuts territory.
The forwards are there to support him and they go to drive Speedy Thexton up field. 10 metres gained from that effort.
Easy take there for the Squids. And Speedy Thexton takes it without fuss.
Line Out to Squids. Soumyanil Das weighs up the calls in his mind. He throws.
( 0:48.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|--0--/-----||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 40 metres in Cnuts territory.
Penalty to the Squids to be taken by Zohaib Ikram. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. An okay penalty kick there, and nothing more. He's gained 13 metres of territory for them there and we'll have a line out.
( 0:48.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/0----||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 27 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Chris Devonshire is tackled by Alex Mediocre for the Cnuts and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts are penalised for incorrect entry at the gate. Penalty to the Squids.
( 0:47.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/0----||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 27 metres in Cnuts territory.
Steve Marais doesn't have any real options here. He's moving sideways at the moment in the face of a good defensive line. His progress is halted by Cunning Stunt and a ruck forms.
( 0:47.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/0----||-----/-----|--A Now they're 27 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
Jake Taylor throws an exaggerated dummy, but it works and he finds himself some space. He's already gained 9 metres. Dan Larkinson is running across to close him down but he manages to offload to Steve Marais in time.
( 0:47.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-0---||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 18 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Bibu Immanuel with the ball off the back of the scrum. He looks to spread the ball. He passes to Zach Poole who then passes on to Jake Taylor.
The ball is at the feet of Bill Morganpola. He looks to detach from the scrum and go for a charge himself. Well, that was clearly the wrong option. He fails to collect the ball under pressure and it goes loose. The opposition seize on the ball first and that's a turnover after winning the scrum. What a palaver!
Scrum to the Cnuts. Great work by the Cnuts. That's a great hit and the ball appears at the back of their scrum for the Cnuts. They've managed to shove them back about 2 metres.
( 0:47.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-0---||-----/-----|--A We're now 16 metres into Cnuts territory.
Alan Parker looks slightly surprised to receive the ball. The defensive line rushes up to meet him and he can only go sideways. Great tackle by Antone Sciappapetre causes Alan Parker to lose the ball in the tackle. Knock on, scrum.
( 0:46.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-0---||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 16 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Zach Poole is looking short of options here. He gains 3 metres. It looks like he's going to be tackled by Darren Cave but as the tackler seizes him, it becomes clear that he's expertly got the ball away to Alan Parker. Great pass.
( 0:46.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 13 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line.
Zohaib Ikram with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes short to Zach Poole.
Paul Adams is tackled by Alex Mediocre for the Cnuts and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Squids are taking an age over this. 'Use it!' shouts the referee as they secure the ball.
( 0:46.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A Into Cnuts territory now. 10 metres from the halfway line
Zohaib Ikram with the ball off the back of the ruck. He looks to spread the ball. He passes to Zach Poole who then passes on to Jake Taylor who throws another pass onto Paul Adams.
Yeeb is tackled by Zach Poole for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested. There's nothing he can do on his own, and the Squids secure the turnover.
( 0:46.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/---0-||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 9 metres in Cnuts territory.
Penalty to the Squids to be taken by Zohaib Ikram. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Poor kick. He's failed to find touch there, and the Cnuts full back, Cunning Stunt, has taken this one cleanly and runs up to the defensive line for the counter.
( 0:45.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-0---/-----|--A We're now 9 metres into Squids territory.
Scrum to the Cnuts. That's a penalty to the Squids. The referee has spotted that Kevin Ham was angling in to his opposite number.
( 0:45.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-0---/-----|--A We're now 9 metres into Squids territory.
Ryan Gee doesn't have any real options here. The defensive line are up on him in a flash and he can't gain any momentum. He's tried to pass that, but it's gone forward and the opposition attempt to gather. They fail too. No advantage there, so we'll have a scrum. Feed to the Cnuts.
( 0:45.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-0---/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 9 metres in Squids territory.
Jake Taylor throws his weight around and tries to push forward. He's already gained 6 metres. Quentin Goldenhaus is running across to close him down but he manages to offload to Ryan Gee in time.
( 0:45.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A We're now 15 metres into Squids territory.
Jake Taylor throws his weight around and tries to push forward. He gains 5 metres. He quickly looks over his shoulder and sees Girve Swervington closing in but he evades the attempted tackle from him and keeps on running.
( 0:44.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 20 metres into Squids territory.
Paul Adams works his way upfield with grit and determination. He's already gained 6 metres. Cunning Stunt is running across to close him down but as the tackler seizes him, it becomes clear that he's expertly got the ball away to Jake Taylor. Great pass.
( 0:44.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 26 metres into Squids territory.
Zohaib Ikram with the ball off the back of the scrum. He looks to spread the ball. He passes to Zach Poole who then passes on to Jake Taylor who throws another pass onto Paul Adams.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. Fourie van der Westhuizen is buzzing around him like a mosquito as the ball comes out of the scrum. He ignores the distraction though and looks to set up the next phase.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. That's a great hit and the ball appears at the back of their scrum for the Squids. A good, firm contest pushes them back a metre.
( 0:44.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A We're now 27 metres into Squids territory.
Line Out to Cnuts. Taken easily by the Cnuts. No, the whistle has gone. That wasn't straight from Soft Steel.
( 0:44.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||----0/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 27 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Zach Poole opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick Downfield. He tries to hit that long, but with the angle it doesn't make as much distance as he'd like. Still, at least it's clear. A gain of 4 metres.
( 0:43.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/-0---|--A We're now 31 metres into Squids territory.
The Squids look to form a maul and rumble a few metres up field. They gain 5 metres.
Great work by the Squids. His team mates look utterly perplexed. Soft Steel has thrown that ball way beyond the intended target and Bibu Immanuel has found the ball nestling in his hands. He won't earn many easier line out steals than that!
Line Out to Cnuts. That's a good throw from Soft Steel.
( 0:43.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/--0--|--A That brings the ball up to 36 metres in Squids territory.
Zach Poole opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick for Touch. Kicked out on the full, but from this point on the field, that's fine. Line out 5m up-field.
( 0:43.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A We're now 41 metres into Squids territory.
The ball should be coming out of the scrum towards Zohaib Ikram. Fourie van der Westhuizen attempts a tackle as the ball leaves the scrum. No dice though as Zohaib Ikram reads that well and evades easily.
Scrum to the Squids. Great work by the Squids. There's a bit of push and shove from both sets of front rowers, but the ball is there at the boot of the scrum for the Squids. The ball's there between Bibu Immanuel legs as the Squids' forwards power downfield. A gain of 3 metres.
( 0:43.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A That brings the ball up to 44 metres in Squids territory.
Line Out to Cnuts. That's gone directly down the Cnuts side of the line out. Clearly not straight. The touchie has spotted it. Scrum.
( 0:42.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A We're now 44 metres into Squids territory.
Zach Poole opts to kick here for the Squids. He's trying to Kick for Touch. Kicked out on the full, but from this point on the field, that's fine. Line out 3m up-field.
( 0:42.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A We're now 47 metres into Squids territory.
Kovana Solosolo is trying to create some room. He gains 2 metres. Great strength from Chris Devonshire. He's stolen that ball in the tackle. Great work!
( 0:42.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/----0|--A That brings the ball up to 45 metres in Squids territory.
Alex Mediocre with a great turn of pace. He gains 4 metres. Coming across to try and complete the covering tackle is Zach Poole but he manages to offload to Kovana Solosolo in time.
( 0:42.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A We're now 41 metres into Squids territory.
Dan Larkinson with the ball off the back of the ruck. He's looking to spread the ball wide to the backs here. Some great passing from the back line leaves Alex Mediocre in possession.
Fourie van der Westhuizen is tackled by Alan Parker for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts are there in force and jump in quickly to secure the ball.
( 0:41.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-----/---0-|--A The next phase to be played from 41 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
Alex Mediocre makes a break for it for the Cnuts. He's quickly caught and scythed down, but he gains 25 metres in the process.
( 0:41.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||---0-/-----|--A The next phase to be played from 16 metres on the Squids side of the halfway line.
He's stayed on his feet in the tackle and a maul forms. They've gone for the rumble here and it's a good one as they push on for 9 metres.
Easy take there for the Cnuts. Antone Sciappapetre wasn't the intended target, but he wasn't put off by the lifted player a few places ahead of him in the line out. He followed the trajectory well and takes the catch at the rear of the line out.
Line Out to Cnuts. Soft Steel listens to the calls and chucks the ball in.
( 0:41.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/-----||-0---/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 7 metres in Squids territory.
Great defensive work there. The ball carrier has been forced out into touch. That'll be a Line Out to the Cnuts.
Penalty to the Cnuts to be taken by Dan Larkinson. From here, they're going to have a Kick for Touch. Poor kick. He's failed to find touch there with the penalty, and the Squids snap up the ball. Terrible.
( 0:41.00: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A 13 metres into the Cnuts side of the field.
Bill Morganpola is tackled by Chris Devonshire for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but there's clearly some Squids hands in that ruck. The ref's spotted it. Penalty to the Cnuts.
( 0:40.45: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A Now they're 13 metres on the Cnuts side of the halfway line. What can they do with the ball from here?
The forwards line up for the pick and go for the Cnuts here. Johnny on the spot is Kevin Ham. He looks to thunder up the field. He's gained about a metre. A solid tackle by Bibu Immanuel. A ruck forms.
( 0:40.30: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A That brings the ball up to 14 metres in Cnuts territory.
Girve Swervington is tackled by Paul Adams for the Squids and a ruck forms. The ruck is contested but the Cnuts show good ball security and extricate the ball from the ruck.
( 0:40.15: Cnuts 16 - 5 Squids) H--|-----/--0--||-----/-----|--A We're now 15 metres into Cnuts territory.
Restart to the Squids. Zach Poole with the kick. He hits a middling kick. That's gone to Cunning Stunt who's tackled as he takes the ball.