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As it happened: Chiefs 24-22 Sharks

2016-04-29 11:20
Last Updated at 22:29
29 Apr 11:19

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The Chiefs picked up four points for their victory to extend their lead atop the New Zealand Conference and the overall log, while the Sharks picked up a single point for losing by seven or fewer points.

In next weekend's Round 11 action, the Chiefs host the Highlanders in Hamilton (Saturday, May 7 at 09:35), while the Sharks welcome the Hurricanes to King's Park (Saturday, May 7 at 15:00).

29 Apr 11:18

A well-deserved win for the Chiefs, who dominated the second half for most parts.

The Sharks just couldn't get their hands on the ball for concerted periods but their steely defence needs to be lauded!

29 Apr 11:15
FULL-TIME: Chiefs 24-22 Sharks
29 Apr 11:15
80'- Cruden taps it before then booting it out to end the game...
29 Apr 11:14
80'- The Chiefs can't force their way through but the referee awards another penalty...
29 Apr 11:13
79'- Magnificent Sharks defence it must be said...
29 Apr 11:13
79'- Chiefs attacking five metres out with a minute left...
29 Apr 11:12
78'- But they opt for a tap-kick...
29 Apr 11:12
78'- Another penalty for the Chiefs. This time, it's right in front of the posts...
29 Apr 11:11
77'- It's a messy lineout but the Chiefs have possession in the red zone...
29 Apr 11:10
76'- It's close to the touchline, so the Chiefs opt for an attacking lineout instead.
29 Apr 11:09
75'- Penalty in range for the Chiefs as Deysel is pinged for hands in the ruck.
29 Apr 11:07

73'- CONVERSION slotted by April.

Chiefs 24-22 Sharks

29 Apr 11:07
72'- Chiliboy Ralepelle bursts over after another powerful drive following a lineout.
29 Apr 11:06
72'- TRY to the Sharks!
29 Apr 11:05
71'- Kickable penalty in front for the Sharks as the Chiefs are caught off-side. However, the Sharks don't want three, they want a try...
29 Apr 11:04
70'- Sharks subs: Du Toit on for Chadwick and Deysel on for Jean-Luc du Preez.
29 Apr 11:03

69'- PENALTY slotted by Cruden.

Chiefs 24-15 Sharks

29 Apr 11:02
68' - But the Chiefs counter and then win another penalty. It's right in front of the posts for Cruden, about 34m out...
29 Apr 11:00
67'- The Chiefs lose possession on the Sharks goal-line and the Durbanites kick up-field...
29 Apr 10:59
65'- Sharks sub: Odwa Ndungane on for JP Pietersen.
29 Apr 10:58
65'- However, Le Roux carried the ball over and it will be a five-metre scrum for the Chiefs.
29 Apr 10:58

64'- The Chiefs win a turnover just inside the Sharks half, scrumhalf Brad Weber pounces and takes a break.

He then chips in behind the Sharks defence and sets off after it. Luckily for the Sharks, Le Roux wins the footrace to dot the ball down dead.

29 Apr 10:55
63'- Sharks sub: Chiliboy Ralepelle on for Kyle Cooper.
29 Apr 10:54

62'- PENALTY slotted by Cruden.

Chiefs 21-15 Sharks

29 Apr 10:53

61'- Oh dear, the Chiefs win a penalty against the Sharks scrum.

Cruden will line up a relatively easy shot at goal...

29 Apr 10:51

60'- A great break from Retallick brings the Chiefs into the red zone, but a knock on from McKenzie scuppers a promising chance for the Chiefs.

McKenzie not having his best day in a Chiefs jersey...

29 Apr 10:50


Chiefs 298m

Sharks 188m

29 Apr 10:49
57'- Moments later, Chiefs scrumhalf Brad Weber puts in an impressive kick to bring play back into the Sharks' 22m area...
29 Apr 10:48
57'- But the Chiefs win a free kick from the subsequent lineout which Allows Cruden to relieve some pressure...
29 Apr 10:47
56'- This time it's a better kick from Claassens, who finds touch inside the Chiefs' 22m area...
29 Apr 10:46
55'- A Chiefs knock-on hands the Sharks a scrum on halfway...
29 Apr 10:44
52'- Error from Sharks scrumhalf Claassens who kicks out on the full - which means the Sharks stay camped inside their own half...
29 Apr 10:43
52'- Sharks sub: Coenie Oosthuizen on for Lourens Adriaanse.
29 Apr 10:42
52'- Cruden pulls his penalty attempt away to the left...
29 Apr 10:41
50'- Another kickable penalty to the Chiefs as Daniel is pinged for slowing the ball down. Cruden will line up a shot from about 41m out - in the middle of the park...
29 Apr 10:39

48'- PENALTY slotted by Cruden.

Chiefs 18-15 Sharks

29 Apr 10:38
47'- Kyle Cooper caught off-side at a ruck to hand a Chiefs a penalty in front of the posts...
29 Apr 10:37
46'- Scrum penalty to the Sharks near their own line. But April then makes an error by failing to find touch...
29 Apr 10:35
45'- The Chiefs come close, but five metres out McKenzie runs into his own player and is pinged for accidental off-side...
29 Apr 10:34
45'- The Sharks now lose one of their own lineouts - which allows the Chiefs an opportunity to attack in the red zone...
29 Apr 10:32
42'- After a concerted period of kicking from both sides, the Chiefs win the min-battle with a lineout midway through Sharks territory....
29 Apr 10:29

Welcome back for the second half!

April re-starts proceedings...

29 Apr 10:18
A great second quarter to that half from the Sharks. They are playing a smart tactical game, while the Kiwis are being a little bit impatient with ball in hand...
  • 81'

    CHIEFS 24-22 SHARKS. Cruden pops it into touch after tapping it and the game ends, the Chiefs have ground out a hard fought win to stay at the top of their conference.

  • 80'

    The Sharks defense holds out but they are penalised again with time almost up.

  • 78'

    The Chiefs get a penalty and they set a tap penalty to keep the ball.

  • 76'

    Sharks pinned for slowing it down, and the Chiefs turn down a shot at goal. They will set up a lineout inside the Sharks 22.

  • 75'

    The Sharks carry it into the Chiefs half before losing it forward.

  • 74'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, APRIL! 24-22: April is cool under pressure and adds two.

  • 73'

    TRY, SHARKS, RALEPELLE! 24-20: Great maul from the Sharks and this time the substitute Hooker comes up with the ball.

  • 72'

    The Sharks hammer it up towards the Chiefs 22 and win a penalty and they use it to set up a lineout.

  • 71'

    The Sharks attack desperate to get back into this one.

  • 69'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 24-15: Sharks are caught offside and Cruden has a chaNce from right out in front to stretch the lead to nine points, and he has nailed it!

  • 67'

    The Sharks win a turnover at point blank range and they run it! Ndungane taken down just inside the Sharks 22.

  • 65'

    Kicked ahead by Weber and he forces le Roux to carry it back over his own line and dot it down. Surprisingly the referee doesn't refer the decision on the carried back call. Scrum to the Chiefs 5 metres from the Sharks line.

  • 64'

    McKenzie makes an excellent touch 10 metres inside the Sharks half, the Sharks look to carry it up from the lineout.

  • 63'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 21-15: Scrum time penalty, Cruden bangs it over from just about straight in front on the 22.

  • 61'

    Sharks scrum on their own 22.

  • 60'

    Ripped by Retallick who bursts forward and gets the Chiefs into a dangerous attacking position before solid defense from the Sharks forces an error.

  • 59'

    This time a great kick by Weber sets up a defensive lineout for the Sharks but the Sharks get a free kick almost exactly like the Chiefs did moments earlier.

  • 57'

    Great kick by Claasens forces the Chiefs back into their own 22.

  • 57'

    Free kick at the lineout and the Chiefs kick it long onto le Roux. His return kick bounces into touch 10 metres inside the Chiefs half.

  • 55'

    Pulu loses it forward on halfway. Scrum to the Sharks.

  • 54'

    Claasens spots a hole at the back for the Chiefs but his kick goes out on the full.

  • 53'

    Cruden has a shot at goal after the Sharks Daniel is penalised but the Chiefs Fly-half misses his kick.

  • 51'

    Leitch bashes it up towards 10 metres inside the Sharks half.

  • 50'

    The Chiefs win another one off of the Sharks lineout feed.

  • 49'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 18-15: Cooper off his feet at the ruck and Cruden takes three from the tee.

  • 47'

    Scrum time penalty goes the way of the Sharks.

  • 47'

    April fails to find touch and the Chiefs can attack again!

  • 46'

    McKenzie and Bird ran into each other five metres from the Sharks line, scrum to the Sharks.

  • 45'

    The Chiefs win the ball off a Sharks lineout. Here they come again.

  • 44'

    Turned over by the Sharks and du Preez carries well. The Sharks kick deep onto McKenzie yet again.

  • 43'

    Le Roux puts the ball out 10 metres inside the Sharks half, another Chiefs lineout.

  • 42'

    CHIEFS 15-15 SHARKS. Claasens puts the ball out and ends the half, the Sharks will be delighted with their strong fightback in the second 20 minutes of the first half, we go into the break locked in a draw at 15 all.

  • 42'

    Retallick carries up to 10 metres inside the Sharks half.

  • 42'

    Intercept from Mvovo and the Sharks kick deep again.

  • 41'

    April kicks off for the Sharks.

  • 41'

    Claasens puts the ball out on halfway. Chiefs lineout.

  • 40'

    Lost forward by the Chiefs and the Sharks have a scrum with seconds remaining. The Sharks may choose to put this out and go into the shed.

  • 39'

    April kicks to touch and finds it 12 from halfway.

  • 39'

    The Chiefs lineout is stolen by the Sharks.

  • 38'

    April misses the conversion from out wide.

  • 37'

    TRY, SHARKS, APRIL! 15-15: What a try from the young Sharks Fly-half, stepping through the Chiefs defense and showing good pace to get to the line.

  • 36'

    Penalty to the Sharks who choose to set a lineout.

  • 35'

    Lost forward by Lienert-Brown and the Sharks counter well as they enter the Chiefs half.

  • 34'

    Daniel loses it forward and the Chiefs have a scrum 13 metres inside the Sharks half.

  • 33'

    The Sharks just about win a kicking battle with the Chiefs and they attack off a lineout before April loses it forward and the Chiefs can counter.

  • 31'

    Rettalick just gets a hand on the restart which was kicked short Sharks scrum 10 metres inside their own half.

  • 30'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, APRIL! 15-10: April back on target and the Sharks are five points behind the Chiefs.

  • 29'

    TRY, SHARKS, COOPER! 15-8: The Sharks rolling maul destroys the Chiefs pack and the hooker Cooper is the scorer.

  • 28'

    Penalty to the Sharks they set up a lineout.

  • 27'

    Straight into touch from Lienert-Brown after le Roux''s kick is touched on its way to Lienert-Brown Sharks lineout on the Chiefs 22.

  • 25'

    Cruden misses the conversion attempt from out wide.

  • 24'

    TRY, CHIEFS, LEITCH! 15-3: Cruden throws a massive skip pass out to Leitch who scores in the corner after grabbing Cruden's pass out of the air.

  • 23'

    The Chiefs come in waves at the Sharks line.

  • 21'

    Du Preez loses it in contact as he carries from the base of the scrum. McKenzie and Tamanivalu go for the same ball and lose it forward with the Sharks line looking in danger they will come back for a scrum to the Chiefs.

  • 20'

    The Chiefs win a penalty from the maul and choose to set up another lineout.

  • 20'

    The Sharks stepped back and forced an accidental offside from the Chiefs, scrum to the Sharks.

  • 19'

    Chiefs lineout ten out from the Sharks line.

  • 18'

    Great work from Retallick to win a penalty for the Chiefs.

  • 17'

    Lewies takes the restart and the Sharks can attack now.

  • 16'

    Scrum time penalty, Yamashita goes down and the Sharks are awarded a penalty, April has a shot at goal from 40 metres out, he misses right!

  • 14'

    Le Roux kicks again after the Sharks turn it over at the breakdown, McKenzie spills the kick the Sharks have a scrum 10 metres inside the Chiefs half.

  • 13'

    Le Roux finds touch under pressure from the Chiefs Tamanivalu, out about 12 metres from halfway.

  • 11'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 10-3: Cruden gets the chance to add three from the tee after the Sharks are caught offside. He does the business.

  • 10'

    Lost forward by du Preez off the kick off and the Chiefs McNicol is taken just 7 metres from the Sharks line.

  • 9'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, APRIL! 7-3: April kicks a penalty after the Chiefs are caught offside.

  • 7'

    Pulu kicks out on the full for the Chiefs, Sharks lineout 15 metres inside the Chiefs half.

  • 7'

    Free kick at the lineout, taken quickly and Daniel bursts into the Chiefs 22.

  • 6'

    April kicks onto Mckenzie who leaps into touch, that''s out on the full, Chiefs have a lineout 10 inside the Sharks half.

  • 4'

    Spilled by the Sharks on attack and the Chiefs have a scrum about 15 metres inside their own half.

  • 2'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 7-0: Cruden adds two.

  • 1'

    Cruden kicks off for the Chiefs and we are go!

  • 1'

    Du Preez bashes it up to set April up to clear for the Sharks.

  • 1'

    TRY, CHIEFS, TAMANIVALU! 5-0: Tamanivalu bursts through the Sharks defense straight off the top of the line out just about. Poor defense really.

  • 0'

    Hello and a warm welcome to our coverage of the Super Rugby 2016 clash between the Chiefs and the Sharks from Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth.

  • 0'

    Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie has made five changes to his run-on side. In the forwards, hooker Hika Elliot and Japan Test prop Hiroshi Yamashita come in to the starting XV while Dominic Bird returns from injury to partner Brodie Retallick in the second row and Taleni Seu is promoted from the reserves to start on the blindside flank. There's just one change in the backs with Anton Lienert-Brown returning from injury to start at inside centre.

  • 0'

    Sharks boss Gary Gold has rung the changes to his starting line-up. Cobus Reinach is out through injury which opens the door for Michael Claassens. Likewise, with Philip van der Walt having returned home from tour, Daniel du Preez reverts to the number eight position. Up front, there is a new front row with Dale Chadwick replacing Tendai Mtawarira, Franco Marais making way for Kyle Cooper and Lourens Adriaanse and Coenie Oosthuizen swapping jerseys.

  • 0'

    The previous match-up between these sides was a close affair which the Sharks won 12-11. Hookers Hika Elliot and Bismarck du Plessis and Sharks centre Frans Steyn were all red carded in separate incidents inside the first half-hour in a drama-filled encounter. Sam Cane scored the only try of the game in the first half via a rolling maul. Pat Lambie scored all the Sharks points, via four penalties, and the Chiefs' other points were scored by Aaron Cruden, who succeeded with two three-pointers from the kicking tee.

  • 0'

    It is a cool and partly cloudy evening in Taranaki but we don't expect any rain and conditions should be excellent for rugby.

Jump to

Chiefs Sharks
  • 2 Tries 3
    • 0' Seta Tamanivalu
    • 23' Michael Leitch
    • 28' Kyle Cooper
    • 36' Garth April
    • 72' Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • 1 Conversions 2
    • 1' Aaron Cruden
    • 29' Garth April
    • 73' Garth April
  • 4 Penalties 1
    • 10' Aaron Cruden
    • 48' Aaron Cruden
    • 62' Aaron Cruden
    • 69' Aaron Cruden
    • 8' Garth April
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Mitchell Graham
  • Hikawera Elliot
  • Hiroshi Yamashita
  • Dominic Bird
  • Brodie Retallick
  • Taleni Seu
  • Sam Cane
  • Michael Leitch
  • Brad Weber
  • Aaron Cruden
  • Sam McNicol
  • Anton Lienert-Brown
  • Seta Tamanivalu
  • Toni Pulu
  • Damian McKenzie
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Dale Chadwick
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Etienne Oosthuizen
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Keegan Daniel
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Michael Claassens
  • Garth April
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Paul Jordaan
  • J.P Pietersen
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Nathan Harris
  • Siate Tokolahi
  • Kane Hames
  • James Tucker
  • Lachlan Boshier
  • Kayne Hammington
  • Andrew Horrell
  • Shaun Stevenson
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Hyron Andrews
  • Jean Deysel
  • Stefan Ungerer
  • Joe Pietersen
  • Odwa Ndungane

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