Hurricanes v Sharks - Live

Last updated: 6th April 2012  

Full Timefull-time Hurricanes 42 Sharks 13

Conversion80 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 42-13. Barrett adds the extra's to seal an emphatic win for the home side. They will be pleased with this result after slipping up against the Cheetahs last week. They've scored six tries and there's little that the Sharks can do about that. It's back to the drawing board for the South African side who will have to improve considerably if they want to make the play-offs.

TRY80 TRY, HURRICANES, THRUSH! 40-13. Jeremy Thrush scores next to the posts after accepting a deft offload from Smith. It's the final nail in the Sharks' coffin!

78 The Sharks try to run from close to their try-line but soon win a penalty when Lowe enters a ruck illegally. Viljoen puts the ball into touch close to the halfway line.

75 The Hurricanes are camped close to the Sharks' try-line but Karl Lowe is soon penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.

71 Replacement back Charlie Ngatai is tackled late by Steven Sykes inside the Hurricanes' half. The referee awards the penalty and the 'Canes put the ball into touch close to the Sharks' 22.

69 The Hurricanes string several phases together inside the Sharks' half but they make little headway. It's frustrating for the Sharks though as they can't seem to get their hands on the ball.

TRY66 TRY, SHARKS, BURDEN! 35-18. The Sharks kick for the corner after the hurricanes are pinned for being offside. From the line-out they go on the drive but Burden breaks away on his own and dots down in the corner.

62 The Hurricanes win a penalty at a scrum inside their half when the Sharks are pinned for illegal scrummaging.

60 The Sharks try a move off the base of a scrum with Daniel, MacLeod and Michalak all involved. However, Barrett reads it and tries to intercept. He's unlucky as he knocks the ball on.

TRY56 TRY, HURRICANES, BATEMAN! 35-13. Tim Bateman scores after gathering his own kick outside the Sharks' 22. Barrett set's up the try when he breaks from deep inside his half before being stopped just outside the Sharks' 22.

54 The Sharks are awarded a penalty when Faifili Levave plays the ball on the ground inside the Sharks' half. Viljoen puts the ball into touch inside the Hurricanes' 22.

52 Whitehead breaks through the sharks defence after running onto a pass by Michalak inside the Hurricanes' 22. The 'Canes get out of jail though when Whitehead holds onto the ball on the ground.

TRY49 TRY, HURRICANES, SMITH! 30-13. Conrad Smith capitalises on a grubber kick from TJ Perenara and dots down in the left-hand corner despite the attentions of two Sharks defenders on his back. Barrett misses with the conversion attempt.

Conversion46 CONVERSION, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 25-13. Michalak narrows the gap as he adds the extras!

TRY45 TRY, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 25-11. JP Pietersen barges over the try-line from close quarters after Keegan Daniel and Burden do well in the build-up.

44 Tim Whitehead makes a break inside the Hurricanes' 22 but throws his pass into the hands of Cory Jane who is bundled into touch.

Penalty42 PENALTY, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 25-6. Michalak scores the first points of the half after the Hurricanes infringe at a ruck.

40 Frederic Michalk gets us underway for the second half. The Sharks do well to regather the ball and are immediately on the attack inside their opponents' 22.

Half TimeHalf-time Hurricanes 25 Sharks 3

TRY40 TRY, HURRICANES, SAVEA! 25-3. Julian Savea scores in the corner after the 'Canes launch an attack from close to the halfway mark. Barrett misses with the conversion attempt and the referee soon blows his whistle to signal half-time. It's been one-way traffic for the hosts and the visitors will have to show considerable improvement at the restart if they want to win this match.

39 Chadwick is the villain in the piece again when he goes off his feet at a ruck close to the Hurricanes' try-line.

Penalty38 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 20-3. Barrett adds to his tally after Dale Chadwick is penalised for being offside close to his try-line.

Penalty33 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 17-3. Barrett adds another three points which means the Sharks must now score twice if they want to take the lead.

32 A massive brawl has just kicked off after the referee awarded a penalty to the Sharks just outside their 22 after the Hurricanes are pinned for being offside. The referee issues white cards to Jack Lam and Jannie du Plessis which means their roles in the fight will be reviewed after the match.

30 Barrett pushes a penalty attempt past the upright after JP Pietersen is penalised for going off his feet at a ruck close to the Sharks' tryline.

27 Perenara passes the ball to Taylor under huge pressure behind the try-line. Taylor's kick slices off his boot but the 'Canes get a lucky break when Cory Jane volleys it into touch, football style!

26 Michalak takes the ball into contact close to the Hurricanes' try-line. He is held up by Lam and the Hurricanes will have the chance to put in the ball at the resulting scrum.

24 The Sharks are awarded a penalty inside their half when the Hurricanes go offside. Viljoen's kick goes into touch about five metres outside of the Hurricanes' half.

22 Taylor does well when he puts in a 30 metre grubber kick which rolls into touch inside the Sharks' 22.

Conversion21 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 14-3. Another two points from the reliable boot of the Hurricanes pivot!

TRY20 TRY, HURRICANES, LAM! 12-3. Jack Lam has a crack at the Sharks line but Coetzee and MacLeod are there to stop his progress. Lam is over the line but the referee can't see if he has dotted down. After consultation with the TMO, the try is awarded.

Penalty18 PENALTY, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 7-3. Frederic Michalak scores his side's opening points after the Hurricanes infringe at a ruck.

16 Charl MacLeod spots a gap close to the Hurricanes' try-line and takes it he makes a dash for the line and dots down spectacularly but was his foot in touch after a brilliant cover tackle by TJ Perenara? The referee consults the television match official who rules that it's a line-out.

Conversion14 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 7-0. Beauden Barrett adds the extras to extend his side's lead.

TRY13 TRY, HURRICANES, TAYLOR! 5-0. Andre Taylor dots down after beating three Sharks defenders with a burst of speed and deft side-step.

12 The Hurricanes win another penalty inside their 22 when Willem Alberts holds on too long on the ground.

10 The Sharks come close to scoring when Tim Whitehead breaks out from inside his 22. The ball is recycled through a few phases until Marcell Coetzee is stopped just short of the try-line. He is then penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.

7 Craig Burden goes on the attack close to the halfway line but the Hurricanes win a penalty when Louis Ludik is pinned for obstruction. Barrett has a shot at goal but his effort falls well short of the cross-bar.

5 The Sharks have an attacking scrum inside the Hurricanes' 22 but Jannie du Plessis is penalised for dropping his bind and the home side wins a reprieve.

3 The Sharks win another penalty just inside the Hurricanes' half when Ben May goes off his feet at a ruck. Riaan Viljoen puts the ball into touch just inside the Hurricanes' 22.

Kick-off And we're off! Beauden Barrett gets us underway with a kick which is gathered by Louis Ludik. The Sharks set up a ruck and immediately win a penalty when Jack Lam is pinned for side-entry.

Team news There are three changes to the Hurricanes team: Vitor Vito was back, but is now out again with a recurring calf injury. Jason Eaton returns to action in the second row while Tim Bateman joins captain Conrad Smith in the midfield having missed out against the Cheetahs.

Team news Sharks coach John Plumtree has made two enforced changes to his side: Louis Ludik has come onto the wing in place of the injured Odwa Ndungane, while Craig Burden gets his first start of the season in the place of Bismarck du Plessis, who has passed a late fitness test and will make an appearance off the bench.

Welcome Hello and welcome to Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth for the first of Easter Friday's three Super Rugby clashes. It should be a cracker between two teams who like to play exciting rugby.

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