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|Home team||Away Team|
|58 - 13||
Sharks 58 Kings 13
80 TRY, SHARKS, BOSMAN! 58-13. The Sharks win a turnover when Thabo Mamojelle knocks on and Mvovo is soon in the clear. He throws an inside pass to Bosman who gets in at the corner. The conversion kick is unsuccessful and the final whistle goes soon afterwards. It's turned into a rout and the home side will be happy with their effort. They turned on the style in the second half and finish their campaign in fine style. There was great inter-play between forwards and backs and had too much ammunition for the visitors. The Kings, to be fair did not field their strongest line-up and it showed throughout this clash. They will now prepare for their promotion/relegation matches against the Lions.
YELLOW CARD, KINGS, PARKES! Hadleigh Parkes is given his marching orders for a tip-tackle on Mvovo. This means the visitors will play the rest of the game with 14 men!
TRY, SHARKS, ZEILINGA! 53-13. Fred Zeilinga is the beneficiary of great inter-passing by the Sharks forwards. Mtawarira, Jandre Marais and Alberts are both prominent and it's the Beast who offloads to Zeilinga who dots down after an easy run-in.
TRY, SHARKS, DANIEL! 48-13. Keegan Daniel picks up and goes, at the bakc of the scrum and scores with a defender on his back!
72 Willem Alberts sets off on a bullocking run towards the try-line but is held up by a gutsy tackle from Shane Gates when he goes over the whitewash!
71 Viljoen stabs through a chip kick and Mvovo and Soyizwapi gives chase! Mvovo's is know for his pace but it's the Kings full-back who beats him to the ball behind the try-line!
69 Wiehahn Herbst is pinned for illegal scrummaging. Whitehead kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the Sharks' five-metre line. The Kings fail to win the line-out though and when the ball comes out on the Sharks side it is Bosman, who puts it out just outside his 22.
66 Once again the Kings take the ball through the phases with Engelbrecht and Bandise Maku carrying forcefully. The Sharks backs are pinned for being offside and Whitehead puts the ball out about 10 metres fro mthe hosts' try-line.
63 The Kings take the ball through 10 phases and are soon camped deep inside the Sharks' 22. It all comes to nothing though, when Grant Kemp knocks on in front of the try-line!
60 The kings are trying desperately to get back into this match. They take the ball through several phases but can't breach the hosts' defence!
TRY, SHARKS, LUDIK! 43-13. The Sharks do well to draw in the Kings' forwards with a maul from a line-out inside the visitors' 22. They then take the ball out wide, to their backs, and Ludik takes the outside gap before dotting down with two defenders on his back!
54 The Sharks have been dominant in this second period. They've had the bulk of the possession but handling errors have cost them. This time Viljoen who knocks on when he tries to offload to Ndungane!
52 Ludik runs a superb line before offloading to Ndungane. He passes to Mvovo, who is tackled into touch by Parkes.
TRY, SHARKS, MTAWARIRA! 38-13. The Sharks take the ball through 12 phases until they are inside the Kings' 22. Beast Mtawarira spots a gap at a ruck and beats three defenders before barging over the try-line!
47 The Sharks launch a breakout from inside their half and Mvovo throws a wild pass inside when he is confronted by the cover defence. Vergallo does well to recover the loose ball but is tackled into touch by Daniel!
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSMAN! 33-13. Bosman adds the two-pointer to extend the home side's lead!
TRY, SHARKS, VILJOEN! 31-13. Riaan Viljoen runs onto a pass from Louis Ludik and outpaces the cover defence before sailing over the try-line!
42 Franco van der Merwe gathers a pass from Wiehan Herbst and goes to ground but the Sharks are penalised when Edwin Hewitt enters the ruck from the side.
40 Riaan Viljoen gets the second half underway! His kick is fumbled by Engelbrecht but Vergallo does well to clean up and sets up a ruck deep inside his own 22.
40 Deysel is pinned for sealing off at a ruck, close to the Kings' try-line. Whitehead puts the penalty into touch and the hooter sounds to signal half-time. The sides head into the sheds and the Sharks will be happy that they have already managed to secure their try-scoring bonus point. The Kings, however, are by no means out of this game and will be looking to be even more competitive after the break.
39 Engelbrecht does well to gather the ball, at the base of a retreating scrum, inside his 22 and beats two defenders before offloading to Vergallo who boots the ball upfield.
36 JP Pietersen sets off on an attacking run down the right-hand touchline. Only a desperate tackle, into touch, from Sampson prevents him from getting over the whitewash!
YELLOW CARD, SHARKS, OOSTHUIZEN! Devin Oosthuizen will spend the next 10 minutes on the sidelines for his indiscretion at the driving maul.
TRY, SHARKS, PENALTY TRY! 24-13. The Sharks are awarded a penalty try when Devin Oosthuizen deliberately collapses a maul close to his try-line!
32 Vergallo launches a box kick and Marcello Sampson gives chase. Sampson is penalised when referee Stuart Berry rules that Sampson is in front of the kicker.
TRY, KINGS, MBIYOZO! 19-13. Mpho Mbiyozo is the man in control of the ball when the Kings launch a driving maul, from the back of a line-out, close to the Sharks' try-line. Whenhe spots a gap, he takes it and crashes over!
28 JP Pietersen is penalised for not releasing a tackled player. Whitehead puts the resulting penalty out on the Sharks' five-metre line.
26 Soyizwapi gathers the ball after Deysel knocks on in contact. He kicks upfield but Keegan Daniel is there to do the sweeping and sets off on an attacking run.
PENALTY, KINGS, WHITEHEAD! 19-8. George Whitehead reduces the lead, from the kicking tee, after Deysel is penalised for a ruck infringement!
22 The Kings' forwards take the ball through some phases but once again make little progress as Bismarck du Plessis manages to hold franklin up in the tackle. When the maul becomes static it's the Sharks who are awarded the put-in at the scrum.
19 Nicolas Vergallo launches a bomb which Lwazi Mvovo gathers. He gets man and ball as Parkes takes down with a big hit!
TRY, SHARKS, NDUNGANE! 19-5. Odwa Ndungane joins the line at pace and stabs through a grubber kick. He gives chase and beats Murray and Soyizwapi in a race to the the bouncing ball behind the Kings' try-line!
16 The Kings are trying to strike back with their forwards but lose possession when Franklin is penalised for holding onto the ball on the ground.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSMAN! 14-5. Bosman adds another two-pointer to extend the hosts' lead!
TRY, SHARKS, B DU PLESSIS! 12-5. The Sharks forwards launch another drive from the back of a line-out and Bismarck du Plessis is the man who emerges with the ball when they crash over the line!
10 The Sharks attack with their backs and Odwa Ndungane glides through a gap! He offloads to Meyer Bosman, who knocks on with the try-line beckoning!
9 The Kings attack with their forwards and Jacques Engelbrecht, Mpho Mbiyozo and Hannes Franklin all carry strongly. They make little headway though as they are met by a wall of defenders.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSMAN! 7-5. Meyer Bosman makes no mistake from the kicking tee to give the visitors the lead for the first time!
TRY, SHARKS, COETZEE! 5-5. The Sharks launch a drive from the back of a scrum. Marcelle Coetzee peels off from the back off the maul and crashes over the try-line!
5 The Sharks attack inside the Kings' 22 but David Bullbring does brilliantly when he wins a crucial turnover! He offloads to Shane Gates who sets up a ruck.
TRY, KINGS, WHITEHEAD! 0-5. Waylon Murray intercepts a wayward pass from Meyer Bosman and offloads to George Whitehead who scores in the left-hand corner!
2 Jean Deysel gathers an up-and-under from Siviwe Soyizwapi. He sets off on a run and bumps of a poor tackle from Hadleigh Parkes to the delight of the home crowd!
Kick off And we're off! George Whitehead gets us underway with a deep hanging kick which Chark McLeod gathers. He oflfoads to Jean Deysel who beats a couple of defenders before going to ground just outside his 22.
Team News The Sharks have named Riaan Viljoen at fly-half in a makeshift back-line for this match. Viljoen shifts from full-back while Meyer Bosman comes in at inside centre to accommodate the loss of Patrick Lambie to a back strain and Butch James to a four-week suspension. JP Pietersen is also back from injury and starts on the wing, meaning Odwa Ndungane moves to full-back. Willem Alberts was doubtful for the match and has been included, but will play off the bench with Keegan Daniel starting at number eight and captaining the side. There are no other changes to the pack but coaches Grant Bashford and Hugh Reece-Edwards made one more change on the bench with Fred Zeilinga named as midfield back-up in place of Jaco van Tonder.
Team News The Kings have rung the changes for this clash with the Sharks as they strive to keep the players fresh for their the promotion-relegation matches against the Lions. Only three players who started against the Stormers have retained their places for this encounter. In the absence of injured centre Andries Strauss, robust lock Steven Sykes takes over the captaincy, while long-serving Kings flank Mpho Mbiyozo has been handed a debut. The other players who have been selected for their first Super Rugby match match are Baby Bok Aidon Davis and Thabo Majomela, who will both start on the bench. Regular Kings centres Andries Strauss and Ronnie Cooke are both carrying injuries which has resulted in a new pairing of Waylon Murray and Shane Gates being chosen to play.
Welcome Good day and welcome to Kings Park Stadium in Durban for this Super Rugby hit out between our hosts, the Sharks, and the Kings. We'll be back shortly with team news!
Updates to appear here at 16:50 local (15:50 BST, 14:50 GMT)
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