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The Sharks v Western Province - Live
full-time Sharks 18 Western Province 25
80 The Sharks launch a counter-attack from deep inside their half. They get to within WP's half but joe Pietersen and Catrakilis both make telling tackles on McLeod and Lambie respectively. Lambie knocks on and from the ensuing scrum the Sharks go on the attack! They coem to within WP's 22. The ball comes out to Kyle Cooper who knocks on! That's the end of the game which means WP have ended their 11 trophy drought! What a great final it's been. It could have gone either way but in the end WP are worthy winners. A lot of credit must go that superb piece of individualism from De Jongh while Catrakilis' two drop goals proved invaluable.
79 WP are awarded a vital turnover and put the ball out just outside the Sharks'' 22.
76 DROP GOAL, WESTERN PROVINCE, CATRAKILIS! 18-25. Province are on the attack close to the Sharks' try-line. De Allende, Etzebeth, and Fourie carry strongly until the ball comes out to their pivot who catches the charging Lambie by surprise when he switches to his left foot to land the drop kick!
73 Joe Pietersen steps up to take a shot at goal from 45 metres out after JP Pietersen is pinned for side-entry at a ruck. His effort is just short of the cross-bar.
69 WP put huge pressure on the Sharks at a scrum close to the hosts' try-line. McLeod manages to get the ball out to Lambie who clears his line with a 20 metre kick into touch.
66 DROP GOAL, WESTERN PROVINCE, CATRAKILIS! 18-22. Deon Fourie makes a break up the middle and WP then set up a couple of phases before the ball comes out to Catrakilis who lands the snap shot from about 20 metres out!
64 PENALTY, WESTERN PROVINCE, CATRAKILIS! 18-19. Catrakilis regains the lead for the visitors after the Sharks are penalised for going offside at a ruck.
62 Province are battering away at the Sharks' try-line and string close to 10 phases together! They are eventually awarded the put-in at the scrum when the ball fails to emerge from a ruck.
59 WP take the ball through several phases and are soon on the edge of the Sharks' 22. The ball comes out to De Jongh who beats a couple of defenders with some deft side-steps. He is eventually stopped five metres short of the line but Groom is then pinned for side entry at the ensuing ruck.
57 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 18-16. Lambie puts the hosts back in front after Frans Malherbe is pinned for not rolling away from a tackled player at a ruck.
54 Catrakilis does well with a clearance kick behind his try-line which goes into touch just outside his own 22. Eben Etzebeth then does well to poach the line-out ball from the home side's throw-in.
52 The Sharks attack with JP Pietersen off the back of a scrum but once again WP's defence holds out! They take the ball through several phases before the ball comes out to Mvovo who is tackled into touch close to WP's try-line by Damian de Allende.
50 The Sharks are battering away at WP's try-line but can't breach their defence. They are eventually awarded apenalty when Gio Aplon infringes at a ruck. The Sharks opt to take a scrum on WP's five-metre line. That's a big call by their skipper Keegan Daniel!
47 There's some aerial ping pong between Lambie and Pietersen as they trade kicks. The Sharks pivot eventually wins the battle as he puts the ball out close to WP's 22.
44 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 15-16. Lambie makes no mistake from the kicking tee after WP are penalised for a scrum infringement.
42 Lambie puts in a chip kick over two on-rushing WP defenders and Tim Whitehead collects and sets off! He tries to get a pass away to Paul Jordaan but Pietersen brings him to ground with a big hit which causes him to knock the ball on.
40 Joe Pietersen gets the second half started! Keegan Daniel gathers and the Sharks set up a ruck just outside their 22.
Half-time Sharks 12 Western Province 16
40 PENALTY, WESTERN PROVINCE, CATRAKILIS! 12-16. Catrakilis adds the extras after Lambie is blown up for being offside when Catrakilis tries a drop goal from 30 metres out. That's the final act of the half as referee Jaco Pyper blows his whistle to bring proceedings to a close. It's been an entertaining half. The Sharks were starting to dominate but that fine individualistic try from De Jongh has blown this match wide open. We're in for an interesting second 40!
39 The Sharks have an attacking line-out on WP's 22 metre line but Craig Burden is throw is crooked. Duane Vermeulen pounces on the loose ball and wins valuable ground for his side with ball in hand.
37 CONVERSION, WESTERN PROVINCE, CATRAKILIS! 12-13. Catrakilis adds the extras and the visitors are back in front!
36 TRY, WESTERN PROVINCE, DE JONG! 12-11. Juan de Jongh shows great skill as he steps past three players from 40 metres out before scoring under the posts! Great try!
33 PENALTY, WESTERN PROVINCE, PIETERSEN! 12-6. Joe Pietersen narrows the gap from close to the halfway line after Jannie du Plessis is penalised for not using his arms in a tackle.
32 WP have an attacking scrum just outside the Sharks' 22 but Catrakilis kicks away possession which Mvovo gathers easily.
30 Groom launches a box kick but his kick is overcooked and JP Pietersen has plenty of time to call a mark.
27 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 12-3. Lambie adds another three points to his side's total after WP are penalised for a scrummaging infringement.
24 WP are pinned at a ruck deep inside the Sharks' half when De Kock Steenkamp enters from the side.
23 Paul Jordaan goes on a mazy run but is brought to ground by a text-book tackle from Catrakilis.
20 WP take the ball strongly into contact with Etzebeth, Fourie and Steven Kitshoff all prominent. Etzebeth eventually knocks on when he clatters into Alberts.
18 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 9-3. Lambie adds the extras after Joe Pietersen holds onto the ball on the ground at a ruck.
16 WP are on the attack close to the Sharks' try-line and Catrakilis throws a long pass which Pietersen intercepts! He kicks upfield as several WP players close in!
15 Habana gets up groggily after the ruck in which he conceded the penalty and it looks like he is in some pain. He is temporarily replaced by Joe Pietersen.
14 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 6-3. Lambie puts his team into the lead after Habana is penalised for a ruck infringement.
11 Nic Groom launches a box kick which Lwazi Mvovo takes with great confidence in mid-air!
9 The Sharks are on the attack inside WP's 22 and Alberts takes the ball into contact. He makes little ground, however and Fourie wins a crucial turnover for WP at the breakdown!
7 Paul Jordaan makes a sniping break past the visitors' defence! He offloads to JP Pietersen inside WP's 22 but Bryan Habana makes a great covering tackle on his Springbok team-mate!
5 The Sharks are awarded a penalty inside their 22 when Deon Fourie fails to release a tackled player. Lambie puts it into touch close to the halfway mark.
4 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 3-3. Lambie draws his team level after Juan de Jongh is pinned for obstruction on Louis Ludik straight after the restart.
3 PENALTY, WESTERN PROVINCE, CATRAKILIS! 0-3. Demetri Catrakilis opens the scoring after Willem Alberts is penalised for entering a ruck from the side.
Kick-off Pat Lambie gets us underway! His kick is gathered by Eben Etzebeth who immediately sets up a ruck.
Anthem The teams stand to attention while South Africa's anthem, Nkosi sikelele is sung.
Weather It's been raining quite heavily in Durban since this morning. It's 21°Celcius but more rain is predicted during the match.
Team News Sharks coach John Plumtree has named Bok duo Willem Alberts and Tendai Mtawarira in his run-on XV. This means Jean Deysel drops to the bench with Dale Chadwick the unfortunate one to miss out and falls out of the matchday squad. Steven Sykes returns for a start after his recovery from injury (which had him playing off the bench last week) with Jandre Marais providing lock cover. In the front row, Craig Burden switches with Kyle Cooper. Plumtree has retained the same back-line from last week's semi-final win, over the Blue Bulls, with Odwa Ndungane adding further experience off the bench after returning from injury.
Team News Western Province have made just one change to their starting line-up that beat last year's champions, the Golden Lions, in their semi-final a week ago. Rookie inside centre Damian de Allende starts in the number 12 jersey in place of Marcel Brache who drops down to the bench.
Welcome Hello and welcome to the Kings Park Stadium in Durban for this year's Currie Cup Final between our hosts the Sharks and Western Province.
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