Nelspruit – In a frantic finish to an entertaining Currie Cup match, the Pumas held the Free State Cheetahs to a 37-37 draw in Nelspruit on Saturday.
Replacement Rudi Mathee scored the try that allowed his team to draw level with only four minutes remaining in the match.
To cap off a splendid kicking display, flyhalf Jaco van Staden slotted the conversion that denied the Cheetahs what looked like certain victory after the enterprising play they dished up.
The Pumas started positively and managed to win their first kickable penalty in the fifth minute with flawless Van Staden making no mistake to give his side a 3-0 lead.
After coming close to scoring a try, the visitors eventually settled for a penalty to level matters in the 15th minute.