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2014/02/22 | 17:05 |  Super Rugby | Kings Park Stadium, Durban |  Full Time
Super Rugby

As it happened: Sharks v Hurricanes

2014-02-22 16:20
Last Updated at 21:34

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Commentary by Sport24's Garrin Lambley

18:51 - Thanks for joining us!

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18:50 - In next weekend's action, the Sharks enjoy a bye, while the Hurricanes travel to Cape Town to face the Stormers (Friday, February 28 at 19:10)

18:49 - Bitter-sweet win for the Sharks as they complete the victory, but only have two tries to show for their dominance

Will the missed bonus point come back to haunt them down  the line?

18:49 - ***FULL-TIME IN DURBAN***

18:48 - Lambie lands another PENALTY as the Sharks ease to victory

18:45 - Lambie lands the PENALTY, putting the match beyond the visitors

18:44 - The Sharks appear to have given up on scoring the bonus point as somewhat bizarrely, stand-in skipper Jean Deysel opts to take a shot at goal instead of setting up the lineout.

18:42 - Both teams throwing everything at each other in the final five minutes as skipper Bismarck du Plessis departs the field, replaced by Kyle Cooper

18:40 - Hill will miss the remainder of the match.

Once again, the referee didn't bother waiting for TMO Veldsman's decision...

18:38 - The referee stops play to check for foul play - and yellow cards Hurricanes replacement Adam Hill for a dangerous tackle

18:38 - Hurricanes have every right to be fuming with referee Lees as the Sharks turn over the ball clearly illegally

18:36 - TEN minutes to play in Durban. Can the Sharks pick up two more tries?

18:32 - Lambie's conversion falls short of the uprights as the Sharks stretch ther lead to 21-9 after 67 minutes

18:31 - Referee Lees goes upstairs to TMO Shaun Veldsman who thankfully doesn't need to make a ruling as Lees does so himself after consulting the big screen

18:31 - Wing Lwazi Mvovo intercepts and beats the Hurricanes defence to the tryline


18:23 - TWEET

Not meaning to jump the gun but I really feel Andrew Lees is Australia's most promising and most improved referee over the last 2 years - Jonathan Kaplan

18:21 - The Sharks have 22 minutes to score three further tries for a bonus point

18:21 - PENALTY for the Sharks, but they'll be thinking they should've got more than just the three points as the butcher a 3-on-2 overlap

18:20 - Jean Deysel (for Willem Alberts) and Stephan Lewies (for Anton Bresler) make an appearance

18:19 - PICTURE

SP Marais and Conrad Smith (Gallo Images)

18:19 - The Hurricanes are coming more and more into the match and enjoy their best phase of play.

18:17 - TWEET

Referee Andrew Lees is quite happy to allow the Hurricanes to have their hands all over the ruck, but woe betide a stray Sharks boot! - Ken Borland


Lourens Adriaanse replaces Jannie du Plessis, while Charl McLeod takes over at No 9 from Cobus Reinach


Barrett narrows the deficit to four points once again, as the Sharks lead 13-9 after 52 minutes

18:13 - The Hurricanes get a chance to run with the ball - and they're awarded a penalty - which is marched forward 10m after a Sharks player kicks the ball away

18:06 - The Sharks stretch their lead to seven points after 43 minutes

18:05 - Early PENALTY to the Sharks and Lambie steps up and lands the three-pointer

18:04 - Sharks coach Jake White appeared calm during his half-time interview, suggesting they knew the Hurricanes wouldn't be a push-over side today, but that he remains confident that if they do the basics well, they'll prevail


17:51 - No 8 Ryan Kankowski echoes as much, saying the Sharks aren't happy at all.

Jake White clearing his throat for some stern words in the shed no doubt...


Somewhat confusing first 40 minutes in Durban as the Sharks' pack has been absolutely dominant, yet they've only scored the one try and lead by four points


Fullback Marty Banks lines up - and lands - a 54m PENALTY!

Wow! Didn't think he had any hope of succeeding with that effort. Hurricanes within four points with two minutes remaining until half-time.

17:45 - TWEET

Error by Jonker .. ball was not fielded and was dropped . Play on ! - Jonathan Kaplan

17:44 - PICTURE

Good to see Cory Jane back on the field - Gallo Images

17:43 - The Sharks are penalised and 'Canes No 10 Beauden Barrett slots the PENALTY to get his team on the board after 35 minutes


Unbelievably the Hurricanes are on the board!

17:40 - Into the final 10 minutes of the first half and the Sharks will want to capitalise on their dominance

17:39 - TWEET

Big crowd. Sharks all quality. Pace and power to the fore. Look highly accomplished with just the right bit of swagger about them. - Clinton van der Berg

17:35 - The Hurricanes FINALLY get into the Sharks' half, thanks in main to scrumhalf TJ Perenara, but the ball is soon turned over and the Sharks counter attack

17:29 - Lambie adds the CONVERSION and the Sharks are out to a 10-0 lead after 21 minutes

17:28 - That man Willem Alberts, playing in his 50th Super Rugby match, crashes over for the first try of the match as the Sharks' pack abuse the Hurricanes' forwards and make their dominance count


17:23 - Former Sharks and 23-Test Springbok cap Brent Russell spotted on the touchline

17:21 - The Hurricanes' front row of Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen, Dane Coles and Ben Franks certainly nothing to be sneezed at, but they're being handed a lesson is scrumming by the 'Beeeast' and the Du Plessis brothers Jannie and Bismarck

17:19 - TWEET

Saaaaks scrum eating Canes for breakfast!!serious pressure! - Breyton Paulse

Blunt force trauma via Jannie and Beast ... Too beautiful - Front Row Grunt

17:18 - Oh dear, butchered by No 8 Ryan Kankowski who fails to control the ball at the base and the Hurricanes turn it over and clear for touch

17:17 - Hurricanes scrum is absolutely destroyed! 

Another penalty to the Sharks who turn down the three points and scrum again.

17:16 - NO TRY

Knock-on, scrum to the Hurricanes on their 5m line. Not something they will be relishing...


The Sharks scrum 'mauls' their opponents as the referee hands the Sharks another penalty - which the Sharks take quickly and grubber through for fullback SP Marais to chase... 

He looks to have knocked it on as the referee consults the TMO


The Sharks take an early 3-0 lead after six minutes thanks to a penalty by flyhalf Patrick Lambie

17:11 - TWEET

Skew feed pinged early ... Lovely - Front Row Grunt


The tight fives for both sides weighing in at 575kg - as the first scrum results - predictably - in a free-kick for a skew feed.

No prize if you called that!

17:08 - Play under way in Durban. Stadium not full, but no announcement to the official figure


To Sharks loose forward Willem Alberts who is playing in his 50th Super Rugby match

17:04 - Can't help but feel that with a match already under their belts, coupled with the fact the Hurricanes have made the long journey from Wellington - plus a number of injuries to key personal for the visitors - the Sharks would be disappointed not to pick up a bonus-point victory today.

17:04 - The Hurricanes run onto the field. Warm, sunny conditions at Growthpoint Kings Park


That's an excellent record against the Hurricanes, Sharks by 17. Forever Sharks!!! - Stephen Trenam

16:30 - Check out Sport24's 'expert' predictions HERE

16:44 - PICTURE

The Sharks warm up... Sharks Twitter page

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16:30 - Welcome to LIVE UPDATES and INTERACTIVE COMMENTARY of today's Super Rugby clash in Durban.

The Sharks are coming off a victory over the Bulls last weekend, while the Hurricanes will playing their first match of the season.

I'm going with the Sharks by 11.


Referee: Andrew Lees
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker, Stefan Breytenbach
TMO: Deon van Blommestein


2012: Hurricanes won 42-18, Wellington
2011: Sharks won 40-24, Durban
2010: Sharks won 29-26, Wellington
2009: Sharks won 33-17, Durban
2008: Sharks and Hurricanes drew 13-13, Wellington
2007: Sharks won 27-14, Durban



15. SP Marais, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4. Anton Bresler, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Stephan Lewies, 20. Jean Deysel, 21. Charl McLeod, 22. Heimar Williams, 23. S’bura Sithole


15 Marty Banks, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Hadleigh Parks, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 Mark Abbott, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks

Substitutes: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Chris Eves, 18 John Schwalger, 19 Mark Reddish, 20 Adam Hill, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Alapati Leiua, 23 James Marshall

Welcome to Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on today's Super Rugby match between the Sharks and Hurricanes in Durban.

  • 80'

    Well in the end the Sharks won by a margin that reflected the match. They were the superior side that looked far more in control. The pack performed well but Lambie's kicking out of hand was truly spectacular and ensured good territory. The Hurricanes were always playing catch up to try and stay in the match and did to their credit show some good signs. However too many handling errors and a pack that did not match their opponents at scrum time was their flaw. Good signs for the Sharks, lots of work for the Hurricanes before they take on the Stormers next week!

  • 80'

    PENALTY, lAMBIE, 27-9. No mistake from lambie and that's a comfortable victory for the men from Durban!

  • 80'

    Another penalty for the Sharks! Straight in front and Lambie is going to take 3.

  • 79'

    Once again, great scrum from the Sharks pack and lambie places his kick beautifully into touch in the Canes 22m. Awesome stuff from the Bok 10.

  • 77'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE, 24-9. Lambie just shaves the upright as it goes through. Big lead now for the home side.

  • 77'

    Sharks dominate the scrum again as they win a penalty. They opt for the points instead of going for the try...not sure about that?

  • 74'

    Sharks start working the ball looking to capitalize and take advantage of the extra man. They work their way into the 22m before infringing and conceding a penalty.

  • 72'

    Hurricanes sub Adam Hill tackled Mvovo dangerously at a ruck and gets a deserved yellow card. canes will finish the match with 14 men.

  • 72'

    The Hurricanes looking dangerous with some could play on attack. Steyn gives away a penalty by being off side. The visitors take it quick and keep the momentum going! Somehow the Sharks turn it over and Lambie clears! we going upstairs to check if their was any foul play from the previous passage of play...

  • 70'

    Hurricanes blunder as they give away a penalty from a skew feed! Steyn clears well from the penalty.

  • 69'

    The Sharks are charged down by Savea in their own 22m! McCleod doesn't deal with it well and knocks on on the try line. Scrum 5m for the visitors! Their chance to get back in the game!

  • 66'

    Lambies misses his first kick of the night!

  • 0'

    TRY, SHARKS, MVOVO, 21-9. The try is given and that is well deserved! They will breathe a sigh of relief as they are now out of distance of any last minute tries.

  • 66'

    Sharks do well as Steyn is put into a half gap but concedes possession! And the Canes clear! Hurricanes retrieve the ball and Mvovo intercepts!! Great pace as he runs in the try! Busy checking for offsides with the TMO!

  • 62'

    That play summed up the match so far. Great scrum from the Sharks and Pat puts a great kick into the corner which Marty Banks fumbles. Scrum to Sharks in the Canes 22m!

  • 60'

    Jane has a cracker of a run down the blindside including a jink and a bounce. The Canes shoot themselves in the foot as they concede possession through obstruction.

  • 57'

    PENALTY, LAMBIE, 16-9. Sharks are doing well to make sure they stay out of striking distance from the Canes.

  • 57'

    Lewies makes a great break to get the Sharks on the front foot as they surge into the Canes 22m! A forward pass to kanko eventually stops the play but they come back for a penalty for an earlier offside infringement. Lambie now has a shot from just outside the 22m.

  • 56'

    Steyn rushes up too quickly on defense and Parks manages to break through! He runs into lambie who makes a great tackle. They put a grubber through towards the try line but Mvovo is FAST and wins the race!

  • 54'

    The ping pong battle ensues before Savea has a go! he goes wide but Jordaan is up to it and manages to get him into touch!

  • 51'

    PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT, 13-9. Easy stuff for Barrett!

  • 51'

    Hurricanes win a free kick from a scrum and begin to attack. They manage to hold onto to it for a few phases and eventually win themselves a penalty right in front of the posts. This is how the Canes need to play to keep themselves in the game. Should be three points here.

  • 49'

    Sharks begin a phase of attack and make some good ground. Lambie hoists one high which Banks battles to deal with! The Sharks have it again but the ball is poached by the Canes forwards and they manage to find safety in touch.

  • 45'

    Beautiful run by Jordaan as he glides around Savea! he's in space and attempts a chip kick which Banks charges down! A bit of kicking ensues between the two teams until Ndungane errs as he kicks it out on the full.

  • 42'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE, 13-6. Yes Pat. Exactly what the Sharks would have wanted for the first minutes of the half!

  • 42'

    Once again the Sharks pack proves effective as they get a penalty from the driving maul as Mark Abbot infringes. Should be easy points here for the home side!

  • 41'

    Lambie gets us underway for the second half. Hurricanes deal with it well and find touch but not that far out. Sharks set up another maul

  • 40'

    The Sharks will be happy with their first half performance. A combination of a powerful pack and Lambie's accurate kicking is always a deadly one and has laid the platform. The Hurricanes have shown signs of danger, Perenara has shown that he can be dangerous on the counter attack. if the Hurricanes can cut out their unforced errors and hold onto the ball for longer periods they may be able to snatch this one. But the safe money is still on the home side who should win if they put in a decent performance.

  • 40'

    Hurricanes clear and the Sharks begin one last attack as the siren sounds! The Sharks do well through Marais and Mvovo! The Hurricanes manage to turnover and attack! The ball eventually finds touch and that's that for the first half!

  • 39'

    A bit of kicking between the two sides ends with a clever tactical grubber from Lambie into the Hurricanes 22m.

  • 37'

    PENALTY, HURRICANES, BANKS, 10-6. Great effort from the newcomer!

  • 0'

    The restart from the Sharks goes straight out. The canes have a scrum on the halfway. Reinach is penalized for a knock down and Banks will have a long range effort from about 55m out!

  • 33'

    PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT, 10-3. Great strike from Barrett, straight through!

  • 33'

    Another powerful maul from the Sharks this time results in a penalty to the canes. The visitors need to build some phases on hold onto the ball for a decent passage of play now. They lose possession in the following line out but are able to secure a penalty as the Sharks infringe at the breakdown! Chance for the Canes to get some points!

  • 30'

    Another set of scrums that are reset. Play eventually resumes as lambie kicks deep. Marty Banks returns the favour with a good clearance.

  • 27'

    Perenara causes more trouble with another great break to get the visitors on the front foot! They start to build a few phases before the Sharks manage to turn over and Mvovo finds space! Sharks build towards the Canes tryline but then themselves concede possession! Frantic stuff here! Barrett calms things as he puts boot to ball.

  • 25'

    Sharks forwards make good ground once more. A solid hit by Savea on du Toit stops the progression and Hurricanes have a scrum in their 22m.

  • 24'

    TJ Perenara makes a sublime break off the back of a line out! He fumbles the ball for a knock before kicking it towards the Sharks line. They come back for the knock on...was waiting to see if Perenara was going to claim a drop kick...

  • 22'

    Hurricanes lose possession from a minor forward pass. They need to find some rhythm if they want a chance in this match against a slick looking Sharks outfit.

  • 20'

    CONVERSION, LAMBIE, 10-0. No mistake from the Sharks 10.

  • 19'

    TRY, SHARKS, ALBERTS, 8-0. The Sharks maul beautifully but are brought up just short. Reinach pops it to the machine of a man Alberts who is nearly impossible to stop only a metre out. Try time!

  • 18'

    We having several resets on the scrums here. Eventually the Hurricanes are penalized for not scrumming straight! lambie boots it deep into Hurricanes territory for an attacking opportunity!

  • 15'

    After a clearance kick from Perenara, the Sharks attempt a counter attack through Marais. Steyn receives the ball and goes on his lateral run trying to find space. He doesn't and loses the ball in the tackle.

  • 13'

    The Sharks attack into the Hurricanes 22m again. A strong display here from the home sides forwards, making ground at will. But after going wide with the backs the Hurricanes manage to turn possession over.

  • 12'

    Sharks scrum down again after another penalty but the ball is poached by the Hurricanes and Barrett is able to clear! Extremely fortunate to get away without conceding there.

  • 9'

    Sharks awarded a penalty and have a scrum 5m out! Surely points for the home side here. Especially after that last scrum performance.

  • 7'

    Powerful scrum from the Sharks! They use the platform to unleash kankowski who gets them on the front foot! Another great run from Marais gets the Sharks into the 22m! Hurricanes on the backfoot!

  • 5'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE, 3-0. Perfectly judged by lambie who gets the first points on board!

  • 5'

    First scrum of the day results in a free kick being awarded to the Sharks. He hoists it high. The Sharks pack hones in on the Hurricanes on the ground and win themselves a kickable penalty from the corner of the 22m.

  • 3'

    And we're underway! Barrett goes long straight to Kanko! Sharks opt to run before a bit of ping between the two sides ends as the Hurricanes begin to attack! A loose pass is pounced on by Jordaan who kicks through towards the try line! Ref calls them back for knock on by Steyn in the tackle.

  • 0'

    Sharks news: In a show of support for the squad that defeated the Bulls last weekend, Director of Rugby Jake White has stuck with the same Sharks team for this Saturday's Super Rugby showdown with the Hurricanes.

  • 0'

    Hurricanes news: New recruits Mark Abbott, Hadleigh Parkes and Marty Banks have been named in the Hurricanes' starting XV, while Blade Thomson, who already has one Super Rugby cap, will be given his first start. Forwards Chris Eves and Adam Hill will also gain Super Rugby caps, if they are given time off the bench this weekend. Captained by an experienced Conrad Smith, Mark Hammett's starting line-up features nine All Blacks and two Samoan internationals.

  • 0'

    Welcome to Durban for the much anticipated Sharks vs Hurricanes clash! Tonight will feature our first cross-conference fixture. The Sharks will head into this match with loads of confidence after dismantling a struggling Bulls outfit last week. The untested Hurricanes have an exciting back line unit in Smith, Savea, Barrett and Jane but will their front row be able to provide them a platform against arguable the strongest pack of the tournament? I can't wait.

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Sharks Hurricanes
  • 2 Tries 0
    • 19' Willem Alberts
    • 64' Lwazi Mvovo
  • 1 Conversions 0
    • 20' SP Marais
  • 5 Penalties 3
    • 5' Pat Lambie
    • 42' Pat Lambie
    • 57' Pat Lambie
    • 77' Pat Lambie
    • 80' Pat Lambie
    • 33' Beauden Barrett
    • 36' Marty Banks
    • 51' Beauden Barrett
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 71' Adam Hill
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Bismarck du Plessis
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Anton Bresler
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Willem Alberts
  • Ryan Kankowski
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Pat Lambie
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • Frans Steyn
  • Paul Jordaan
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • SP Marais
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  • Ben Franks
  • Dane Coles
  • Jeff Toomaga-Allen
  • Jeremy Thrush
  • Mark Abbott
  • Faifili Levave
  • Jack Lam
  • Blade Thomson
  • TJ Perenara
  • Beauden Barrett
  • Julian Savea
  • Hadleigh Parkes
  • Conrad Smith
  • Cory Jane
  • Marty Banks
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Dale Chadwick
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Jean Deysel
  • Charl McLeod
  • Heimar Williams
  • Sibusiso Sithole
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  • Motu Matu'u
  • Chris Eves
  • John Schwalger
  • Mark Reddish
  • Adam Hill
  • Chris Smylie
  • Alapati Leiua
  • James Marshall

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