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|53 - 11||
full-time Sharks 53 Western Force 11
80 The Force miss the conversion and the referee brings proceedings to a close immediately afterwards. The Sharks are worthy winners and there's no arguing with the scoreline as they were dominant from the outset. The Force will have to go back to the drawing board as they were well and truly hammered!
80 TRY, W FORCE, WARA! 53-11. Sam Wara dots dwon in the left-hand corner after receiving a long pass from Ben Seymour.
78 YELLOW CARD, SHARKS, BURDEN. Craig Burden receives his marching orders after he trips one of the Force players away from the action.
78 The Force are playing for lost pride now and are trying desperately to, at least, score a consolation try. The hosts, however, are still keeping them at bay with resilient defence.
74 CONVERSION, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 53-6. The former French international adds another two points to his side's ever-growing points tally!
73 TRY, SHARKS, BOTES! 51-6. Replacement flank Jacques Botes crashes over after running onto a pass from McLeod close to the Force's try-line! That brings up the home side's half century!
72 McLeod makes a break but is stopped just short of the the line by the cover defence. He tries to force his way over the line but the referee calls in the help of the TMO, who rules that it's not a try.
69 CONVERSION, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 46-6. Michalak makes no mistake with the two-pointer.
68 TRY, SHARKS, BURDEN! 44-6. Craig Burden barges over from close quarters after the Sharks go on the drive from the lin-eout before being stopped just short of the line.
67 The Sharks are awarded a penalty on the edge of the Force's 22 when Sam Wara plays Ludik off the ball. Michalak puts the ball into touch close to the Force's try-line.
65 Rory Sidey does well when he puts in a raking clearance kick which rolls into touch close to the Sharks' try-line.
61 The Sharks celebrate when Bismarck du Plessis powers his way over the line from a drive at a line-out. Their joy is short-lived as the try is disallowed after the touch judge alerts the referee to an indiscretion by Anton Bresler in the build-up to the score. The referee turns his decision around and awards a penalty to the Force.
60 YELLOW CARD, W FORCE, MCAFFREY. Lachlan McCaffrey is sent off for a professional foul close to the Sharks' try-line.
58 The Sharks go on the drive from a line-out and crash over the Force's try-line! The referee, however, rules that the ball is held up and the teams will have to pack down for a scrum on the five-metre line.
56 Daniel leaves the field and is replaced by Ryan Kankowski. Bismarck du Plessis takes over the captaincy for the Sharks.
55 Michalak does well when he gets his team out of trouble with a clearance kick which goes into touch close to the halfway mark.
51 CONVERSION, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 39-6. Fred Michalak gets his name on the scoreboard when he adds the extras.
50 TRY, SHARKS, MVOVO! 37-6. Mvovo takes advantage of another blunder by the visitors inside the Sharks 22. He kicks a loose pass through before regathering and racing away to score a try which is a a carbon copy of his first effort!
47 Keegan Daniel plays the ball on the ground at a ruck inside his own half and the Force opt to kick for touch from the resulting penalty.
45 TRY, SHARKS, MVOVO! 32-6. Lwazi Mvovo capitalises on an error by the Force inside the Sharks' 22. The Springbok speedster pounces on a loose ball and sprints close to 70 metres before dotting down! Michalak fails with the conversion attempt.
42 CONVERSION, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 27-6. Michalak adds another two points to his side's lead.
41 TRY, SHARKS, LUDIK! 25-6. Louis Ludik breaks through several weak tackles before touching down for the Sharks' third try! This after Keegan Daniel does well in the build-up when he takes a quick tap penalty and tears through the visitors' defence.
40 Frederic Michalak is on the field as a replacement for Lambie and he gets the second half started with a deep hanging kick which Nalaga gathers and takes into contact.
Half-time Sharks 20 Western Force 6
40 From the kick off, the Sharks gather and set up a ruck. When the ball comes out, MacLeod kicks it into touch and the players go into the sheds for half-time. The scoreboard is a true reflection of how the home side have dominated proceedings and they will be going in search of that bonus-point for scoring four tries after the break. The Force will have to show considerable improvement if they still want to have a say in the end result.
40 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 20-6. Lambie makes up for his earlier miss after David Pocock is pinned for a deliberate knock on.
38 Lambie takes a shot at goal after Matt Hodgson infringes in front of referee Mark Lawrence. His attempt hits the upright and the visitors clear their line.
36 The Sharks are awarded a penalty when Nathan Sharpe infringes at a ruck. Lambie puts the ball into touch 10 metres from the Force's 22.
33 CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 17-6. The home side's pivot puts his team further in front with a well-taken place kick.
32 TRY, SHARKS, JORDAAN! 15-6. Paul Jordaan rounds off after Lambie tears the Force defence to shreds with a brilliant line break!
30 PENALTY, SHARKS, HARVEY! 10-6. Harvey adds the extras after the Sharks are penalised for going offside.
25 The Force are on the attack inside the Sharks' 22 but a poor pass from Sheehan is knocked on by one of his team-mates and the home side gains a reprieve.
22 The Sharks lose possession on the edge of the Force's 22 when Keegan Daniel is held up by Brett Sheehan after taking the ball into contact. Scrum to the Force.
20 MacLeod does well with a clearance kick which goes out midway between his 22 and the halfway mark.
17 CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 10-3. Lambie steps up and cooly slots over the easy two-pointer!
16 TRY, SHARKS, SYKES! 8-3. After the Sharks set up a phase close to the Force's try-line from the line-out, Steven Sykes surgers over from close quarters to touch down under the posts!
15 The Sharks are awarded a penalty inside their half Napolioni Nalaga fails to release Louis Ludik after a tackle. Lambie puts the ball into touch inside the Force's 22.
13 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE1 3-3. Pat Lambie draws his side level after the Force are pinned for being offside.
8 The hosts break out from inside their own half and Coetzee wins valuable yardage before offloading to Tim Whitehead, who also tries to get his pass away to a team-mate. His effort is intercepted by Brett Sheehan, however and he gets his team out of jail when he kicks upfield.
6 PENALTY, W FORCE, HARVEY! 0-3. David Harvey opens the scoring after Coetzee is penalised for an infringement at a ruck.
4 The Sharks go on the attack from a line-out just inside their but the move comes to nothing when Marcell Coetzee knocks on.
3 The Force set up several phases until Salesi Ma'afu knocks on at a ruck inside the Sharks' 22.
Kick-off David Harvey gets us underway! His kick is gathered by Charl MacLeod who tries to clear but the ball slices off his boot and the visitors will have the put-in at a line-out inside the Sharks' 22.
Team News Like the home side, the Western Force are sticking with the same matchday 22 from their previous match, a 17-13 defeat to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein last week.
Team News Sharks coach John Plumtree has named an unchanged matchday 22 for this clash. This is the first time since the start of the competition that Plumtree has not made any changes to his squad.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Kings Park in Durban for this Super Rugby clash between the hosts, the Sharks and the Western Force. Team news follows soon!
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