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Sharks v Stormers - Live
80 SHARKS 19-21 STORMERS
80 DROP GOAL, STORMERS, TAUTE! 19-21: Long grubber kick from McLeod gives the Stormers one last chance - why give the ball away? Tagicakibau cantering over the 22, is this the moment? Unbelievable! Taute drops into the pocket and with the swing of the boot snatches the win! The Sharks have lost, and a scrappy game ends with a brilliant finish.
79 Stormers building nicely - is this their moment? It's not to be, Catrakilis bombing a simple pass to hand the Sharks a scrum. Time is almost out.
77 Another miss from Steyn! Two chances now where he's missed the posts and then the Stormers win the penalty in the scramble after the ball came off the crossbar.
76 Stormers are offside now in defence, handing Steyn another key penalty chance. Can he kill off the threat of the Stormers here?
74 Advantage Stormers for offside, penalty just inside their own half. Catrakilis misses touch from the penalty, unforgivably, so the Stormers survive. Willemse with a half break but the ball is lost forward.
72 Powerful running from Pietersen as the Sharks keep applying pressure, pinning the Stormers back into their half. Throw from Cooper is not straight, Stormers scrum. Execution has been poor from both sides tonight.
70 A rare sight as Steyn misses the attempt at goal. Still only a point between the two sides.
68 Sharks lineout on the 22. Good pressure and Vermaak comes in from the side to concede the penalty. Chance for Steyn to give the Sharks some breathing space.
66 Break up the right touchline from Kolbe and Groom before Cooper makes a key tackle to force the lineout. Catch and drive from the Sharks who win the penalty.
64 PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 19-18: Real tension mounting now in Durban as the lead is cut to just a single point.
63 YELLOW CARD, SHARKS, COETZEE! Rare moment of attack from the Stormers as Kolbe sparks them into life! Good hands from Taute and Tagicakibau, Stormers so close. Penalty - but the referee wants to check for any more foul play. Yellow card for Coetzee!
61 Lineout stolen by the Sharks who clear their lines. Stormers pushed back to halfway.
58 Territorial battle but the Stormers just about secure their lineout. Over halfway and that's a penalty, Adriaanse the man accused.
56 Pressure on the Stormers but Catrakilis clears to touch. Sharks offside and Groom goes quickly, speeding over halfway before his kick is marked by Marais. Kicked to touch, Marais receiving treatment.
54 PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 19-15: Only a penalty as Reinach didn't quite drive Kolbe into the ground. Catrakilis is on for Coleman and slots the penalty to cut the gap to four.
52 Kolbe's kick pins the Sharks back on their own five-metre line. They handle the pressure well, Reinach clearing to touch. From the lineout Kolbe appeared to be tip tackled. TMO having a look...
50 Alberts up into the second row as Daniel comes on for Oosthuizen. Good attacking scrum but Steyn loses the ball in the tackle. Stop-start here as COleman receives treatment.
48 PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 19-12: Tagicakibau is accidentally offside so Steyn has the chance to restore the seven-point gap. No mistake there, another beautiful strike.
46 Kolbe a bit too ambitious trying to run out of his 22. Sharks have the lineout and attack, Steyn kicking to the corner but Taute is there to call the mark and boot it long into touch.
44 PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN! 16-12: Sharks infringe at the breakdown after good work from Tagicakibau in attack. Coleman lines up the shot and lands his fourth penalty.
42 Loose kick from Reinach this time puts the Sharks under pressure. A reprieve however as the lineout is not straight.
40 Steyn starts the second half - will the Sharks extend their advantage?
40 SHARKS 16-9 STORMERS
40 TRY, SHARKS, REINACH! 16-9: It's that man again! Good step inside from Sithole and with the space around the ruck Reinach bustles his way over for his third try in three games. Crucial timing with a minute to go before the break. Steyn converts, his fourth kick so far. That's a hammer blow to the Stormers chances as both teams depart for half-time. It's an arm-wrestle, but the league leaders hold the advantage
36 Fine kick from Steyn puts the Sharks right in the Stormers 22. Short lineout works well though for the visitors, Groom clearing with a box kick. That though is out on the full. Sharks with a chance now.
34 Another good lineout for the Stormers, but the ball is dropped at the base of the maul. Basic errors there - the Stormers need to execute because the Sharks are looking vulnerable.
32 PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN! 9-9: All square again, nice strike from Coleman to keep the Stormers in the hunt.
30 Stormers with a great chance here, winning their lineout in the 22. De Allende beats one, Reinach called offside. Penalty, Coleman to go for goal.
27 PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 9-6: Stormers offside and so the Sharks have the chance to go into the lead again. Steyn makes no mistake.
25 PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN! 6-6: Nice strike from the young man and we're all square. Sharks looking a little surprised at the moment.
23 Sharks scrum under pressure in their own half but Steyn clears. Kicking battle ensues but Vermeulen ends that, offloading well to Botha. Stormers penalty, chance for Coleman to level.
21 Steyn doesn't quite get a long-range drop goal right, but it's an amazing effort. Wide to the right.
19 PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN! 6-3: Sithole pinged for obstruction and Coleman scores the first points for the Stormers. Good strike.
17 Great nudge from Taute pins the Sharks back now. Both teams fairly edgy, looking for field position
16 Stormers pinned back into the 22, but they win the lineout. Ball cleared away from danger.
14 Better from the Stormers as they win the kicking battle and then attack through de Allende and de Jongh. But the Sharks are too savvy at the breakdown, winning the penalty.
12 Stormers need composure but there's none there as Pietersen insures the kickoff is straight into touch. Sharks scrum.
10 PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 6-0: Easy shot for Steyn and the Sharks are building nicely.
9 YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, CARR! Too much aggression from Carr as he takes Steyn high and then throws him to the deck. TMO recommends a yellow card and off goes Carr.
8 Error from Coleman kicking out on the full after the Stormers had turned over the lineout. Coetzee carries over the 22. Sharks a little scrappy but building the phases. Up to 13 but the ball is lost. That's a feather in the cap for the Stormers.
5 Stormers scrum splintered but they get the ball away. Knocked on by the Sharks making the tackle so we set up again. Stormers penalised, struggling to handle the power and the Sharks clear to touch.
3 PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 3-0: Sharks have the advantage, two in fact, as they power up the park. Back we come for the penalty, Steyn makes no mistake and the hosts are in the lead.
2 Monster kick from Steyn clears the danger for the Sharks. Into the wind, but you wouldn't know it. Stormers win the lineout, just and reach halfway before the ball is lost. Sharks on the attack.
Here we go then for the final game of Round 16! Coleman gets proceedings underway.
Both sides are out on the field - no problematic weather as the rain has stayed away. Kickoff approaching.
Duane Vermeulen will lead the team from the number eight position in the absence of Schalk Burger, who has not recovered from the knock to his neck which he sustained in last weekend's emphatic 33-0 win over the Cheetahs. In other changes from last week, Sailosi Tagicakibau will start on the left wing, with Siya Kolisi starting in the number seven shirt in the absence of Burger. Cheslin Kolbe, meanwhile, shifts across to the right wing in place of Kobus van Wyk who is out of action for three weeks with a wrist injury. Argentine lock Manuel Carizza returns to the fray for the first time since the end of February, having recovered from a wrist injury, whilst fly-half Demetri Catrakilis is back in the mix for the first time since March. Both Carizza and Catrakilis have been named on the bench, where they will be joined by debutant prop Sti Sithole, who replaces Oli Kebble.
Sharks director of rugby Jake White has largely stuck with the same team. The return to action of Marcell Coetzee, who has recovered from injury, is well-timed and he is the only change to the matchday 23 from last week.
Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this South African Super Rugby derby from Kings Park in Durban between the Sharks and the Stormers. We'll be back soon with team news.
Updates to appear here at 18:55 local (17:55 BST, 16:55 GMT)
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