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Sharks v Stormers - Live
Sharks 12 Stormers 6
80 The Stormers try to attack from a line-out deep inside their 22. It's their final throw of the dice and from it Grant attacks the advantage line. They then set up several phases until they are inside the Sharks' half where Pat Cilliers commits the inevitable handling error! That's the final act of the match to what must surely be the most boring match in the competition so far. Both sides showed little enterprising play on attack and it's little wonder that neither team came close to scoring a try.
78 There's a mad scramble by both sides as they try to clinch the win! However, both sides fail to capitilise on the other's mistakes.
75 The visitors lose possession again when Habana knocks on. Ludik pounces on the loose ball and breaks through. Only a desperate tackle from Vermeulen brings him to ground.
73 The Stormers are making too many mistakes while they're chasing his game. This time it's Groom who knocks on at the vital moment.
71 The Stormers are on the attack close to the hosts' try-line! De Villiers and Aplon combine well before they take it back to the forwards where Carr and Deon Fourie carry strongly. They lose possession when De Kock Steenkamp knocks on, however.
68 The Stormers launch a counter-attack with Damian de Allende carrying strongly. He makes about 20 metres but his progress is halted by a desperate cover tackle from Ryan Kankowski.
65 The Sharks are awarded a penalty when Pat Cilliers is pinned for illegal scrummaging. Lambie puts the ball out 30 metres from the Stormers' try-line.
62 The Stormers try to attack with their forwards inside the Sharks' 22 but lose possession when Nizaam Carr, who is on for Kolisi, holds onto the ball on the ground.
60 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 12-6. Lambie restores the Sharks' six-point lead after Anton Bresler is played in the air at a line-out.
58 PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 9-6. Pietersen narrows the gap to three points after Ludik plays the ball with his hands at a ruck.
56 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 9-3. Lambie puts his side further in front after Kitshoff is blown up for being offside.
53 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 6-3. Lambie regains the lead for the hosts, from in front of the posts after Andries Bekker infringes at a ruck.
50 JP Pietersen straightens the line for the Sharks but goes down inside the Stormers' 22 under a heavy challenge from Kitshoff.
48 The Stormers forwards are getting some momentum with pick-up-and-goes, with Duane Vermeulen, Siya Kolisi and Kitshoff prominent.
45 PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 3-3. Joe Pietersen draws his side level after the Sharks collapse a driving maul from the Stormers illegally.
42 PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 3-0. lambie finally gets the game's opening points after the Stormers infringe at a ruck.
40 Lambie gets the second half underway! His kick is gathered by Jean de Villiers, who takes it despite great pressure from Lwazi Mvovo.
Sharks 0 Stormers 0
40 The Stormer are awarded a penalty after the Sharks infringe at a ruck and Jantjies puts it into touch. Well that's the end of the half and we are yet to see any points being scored from either side. The Sharks have had two attempts at goal, which have both been unsuccessful and the Stormers' best scoring opportunity has been Aplon's knock on from Jantjies' box kick when he had no defenders in front of him. Otherwise,it's been a war of attrition with both sides trying to lay down their marker in the physical exchanges up front. Don't go anywhere. We'll be back in 10 minutes with the second half!
38 Referee Jonathan Kaplan blows Kitshoff up for illegal scrummaging. Lambie puts the ball into touch about five metres from the visitors' 22-metre line.
37 The Stormers attack with their forwards but lose possession when Steven Kitshoff drives straight into Elstadt.
35 The Stormers string severla phases together deep inside the Sharks' 22 but lose possession when Jean Deysel wins a crucial turnover at a ruck.
32 Deon Fourie is penalised for a ruck infringement just inside the Sharks' half. Francois Steyn steps up to take a shot at goal but his effort is about five metres short of the target.
29 Lwzi Mvovo tries to break around the fringe of a ruck but he is kept in check by Rynardt Elstadt who flings him to the ground.
26 This time it's Tendai Mtawarira who is penalised for illegal scrummaging. Joe Pietersen brings some relief for the visitors when he puts the ball into touch midway between the halfway line and the Sharks' 22.
24 The Sharks put great pressure on the Stormers at a scrum but Groom does well to get the ball out to Jantjies who boots the ball upfield.
22 The Sharks launch an attack which comes to nothing when Marcell Coetzee knocks on a pass from Lambie in midfield.
20 Lambie gets a chance to get the game's first pointsd after Frans Malherbe is penalised for dropping his bind at a scrum. The Sharks pivot's effort is just wide of the left-hand upright, however.
16 Jantjies puts in a chip kick which Louis Ludik gathers. The Stormers fly-half is penalised, however, when he tackles Ludik in the air.
14 This time it's Nick Groom who puts in a similar kick behind Pietersen inside the Sharks' 22. It looks like the visitors have identified a weakness in the Bok wing's aerial game.
11 Jantjies does well with a perfectly-placed kick over JP Pietersen's head which rolls into touch inside the Sharks' 22.
8 The Sharks attack with Lambie who puts a grubber kick through which rolls into touch just outside the Stormers' 22.
6 Jantjies puts a beautifully-weighted box kick for Gio Aplon to chase. Aplon gets to the ball but fails to hold onto it, and knocks on! If he managed to secure the pill he would have been straight through for a try!
4 The Stormers try to set up an attack just outside the Sharks' 22 but Damian de Allende and Andries Bekker collide in midfield. The ball is spilled forward and the Sharks are awarded the put-in at the scrum.
2 Cobus Reinach tries to put his side on the attack with a high up-and-under but his kick sails directly into touch just inside his half.
Kick-off Elton Jantjies gets us started with a deep hanging kick which Pat Lambie collects. He sets up a ruck just outside his 22.
Team news The Stormers have made two changes to their starting XV. At full-back Joe Pietersen replaces the injured Jaco Taute and Frans Malherbe comes in for Pat Cilliers at tighthead prop. The Sharks have made just one change to their run-on side with Jean Deysel taking over from Jcques Botes on the side of the scrum.
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