Stormers v Sharks - Live

Last updated: 28th July 2012  

Full Timefull-time Stormers 19 Sharks 26

80 The Stormers are on the attack inside the Sharks 22 and take the ball through several phases. They make little headway and at a vital stage the Sharks forwards ruck them off the ball and Keegan Daniel wins a turnover and kicks the ball into touch. The hooter has sounded and that brings proceedings to a close! It's agreat win for the Sharks, who must now head to Hamilton where they will face the Chiefs in next week's final.

79 Louis Schreuder puts in a kick which rolls into touch about 10 metres from the Sharks' try-line.

Drop Goal76 DROP GOAL, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 19-26. Fred Michalak holds his nerve when he lands a drop-goal from just outside his 22 to edge his team further in front!

Penalty73 PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT! 19-23. Grant adds an easy three points after the Sharks infringe at a ruck in front of their own posts.

70 The Sharks are trying to fight back and are soon on the attack inside the Stormers' 22. However, it all comes to nothing when Charl McLeod throws a forward pass to Bismarck du Plessis.

Conversion68 CONVERSION, STORMERS, GRANT! 16-23. Grant makes no mistake and narrows the gap to seven points!

TRY67 TRY, STORMERS, APLON! 14-23. Gio Aplon ghosts through a gap in the Sharks defence and rounds off after running onto a pass from de Villiers!

65 The Stormers are trying to run every ball from all areas of the field. Kolisi takes the ball into contact but knocks on at the vital moment!

62 Grant takes a shot at goal from some distance but his effort is wide of the mark and the Sharks gain a reprieve.

Conversion60 CONVERSION, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 9-23. Michalak adds another two points to push his team further ahead.

TRY59 TRY, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 9-21. JP Pietersen is put into a gap insode the Stormers' 22 and beats two defenders before dotting down!

Penalty57 PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT! 9-16. Grant adds the extras to narrow the gap.

55 The Stormers attack inside the Sharks' 22 and take the ball through 14 phases. The visitors do well to not lose patience but are soon penalised for being offside.

52 The Sharks try to attack from inside their own half but are soon punished when Keegan Daniel holds onto the ball on the ground.

49 Ryan Kankowski is penalised for illegally trying to stop a Stormers maul. Pietersen puts the ball into touch midway between the halfway mark and the Sharks' 22.

47 Joe Pietersen fields a ball inside his 22. He has plenty of time but puts an aimless kick into touch about 10 metres outside his 22.

Penalty45 PENALTY, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 6-16. Michalak adds the extras after the Stormers collapse a Sharks maul illegally at a line-out.

42 The Stormers do well to win a turnover at a line-out on the edge of their 22 metre area. The ball comes out to Grant who brings temporary relief with a clearance kick.

40 Riaan Viljoen gets the second half started. his kick is gathered by the Stormers forwards who set up a ruck inside their 22.

Half TimeHalf-time Stormers 6 Sharks 13

40 Ryan Kankowski gets the ball in open play and promptly hoofs it into touch as the hooter sounds. The Sharks have been the better team and it shows on the scoreboard. The hosts will have to up the ante after the break if they want to win this match.

40 PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT! 6-13. Peter Grant adds another three points to narrow the gap to seven points after Jannie du Plessis infringes at a ruck.

Conversion36 CONVERSION, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 3-13. Freddie Michalak adds the extras to extend the visitors' lead!

TRY35 TRY, SHARKS, LUDIK! 3-11. Louis Ludik capitalises on poor defending from Pietersen and de Villiers when he snatches a high kick from Riaaan Viljoen from the air and beats the two hapless defenders before racing away to score his try!

33 The Stormers attack close to the Sharks' try-line but the visitors are soon awarded the put-in at a scrum when Deon Fourie is pinned for accidental offside.

31 The Stormers attack down the left-hand touchline and Habana and Juan de Jongh do well to keep the ball alive. The ball comes inside to Jean de Villiers who goes over the try-line but is held up by Willem Alberts!

28 The Stormers attack just outside the Sharks' 22 until they concede a turnover when Tian Liebenberg holds onto the ball on the ground.

26 The Sharks attack in midfield close to the halfway line but Deon Fourie does well for the Stormers when he wins a vital turnover!

23 Referee Steve Walsh awards the Stormers a penalty when Anton Bresler does not retreat from a clearance kick from his side. Joe Pietersen puts the ball into touch inside the Sharks' 22.

21 The Stormers attack inside the Sharks' 22 but at the vital moment Siya Kolisi drops a pass from Grant and the Sharks gain a reprieve.

Drop Goal19 DROP GOAL, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 3-6. Michalak drops into the pocket and lands a snap-shot from about 20 metres out!

16 Michalak puts a grubber kick through for JP Pietersen to chase. It's a good kick but the ball rolls into touch just short of the Stormers' 22.

Penalty13 PENALTY, SHARKS, MICHALAK! 3-3. Freddie Michalak draws the visitors level after the Stormers' front-row infringe at a scrum.

11 The Sharks are on the attack close to the Stormers' try-line but Riaan Viljoen knocks on and the home side get out of jail!

9 Lwazi Mvovo gets a clear run down the touchline but is brought to ground five metres out through a text-book tackle from Jean de Villiers!

Penalty7 PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT! 3-0. Peter Grant gets the first pints of the match after the Sharks' forwards infringe at a ruck.

4 Pietersen pouts the Stormers on the attack with a beautifully-weighted clearance kick which rolls into touch inside the Sharks' 22.

2 The Stormers are awarded a penalty inside their own half when Bismarck du Plessis enters a ruck from the wrong side. Pietersen kicks for touch.

Kick-off Joe Pietersen gets us underway! his kick is a high one and Bryan Habana manages to get a hand onto the ball. He knocks it backwards but unfortunately it rolls into touch.

Team News The Sharks have been forced to make one change from their line-up that beat the Reds in Brisbane last week. Paul Jordaan was ruled out with a hamstring strain. He is replaced in the run-on side by Meyer Bosman who will wear the number 12 jersey while Tim Whitehead moves to outside centre.

Team News Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has made two changes to the side that beat the Rebels two weeks ago. Physical lock Eben Etzebeth comes in for De Kock Steenkamp in the second row while Brok Harris replaces Frans Malherbe at tighthead prop. Influential number eight Duane Vermeulen failed to pass a fitness test which means that regular hooker Deon Fourie continues at the base of the scrum.

Welcome Good day and welcome to Newlands Stadium in Cape Town for this Super Rugby semi-final between our hosts, the Stormers, and the Sharks. It promises to be an exciting match with plenty of end-to-end action. We'll be back shortly with team news!

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