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2016/05/07 | 15:00 |  Super Rugby | Growthpoint Kings Park |  Full Time
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As it happened: Sharks 32-15 Hurricanes

2016-05-07 16:55
Last Updated at 00:55
07 May 16:53
07 May 16:53

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In next weekend's action, the Sharks travel to Argentina to face the Jaguares, while the Hurricanes host the Reds in Wellington.

07 May 16:48

Well done to the Sharks! By far their best performance of the season.

They will rue losing the try-scoring bonus-point but there are lots to take from today's performance.

07 May 16:47
FULL-TIME: Sharks 32-15 Hurricanes
07 May 16:46
81'- The Sharks move up to the red zone, but a knock-on from Ndungane ends proceedings...
07 May 16:45
80'- Daniel du Preez knocks it on at the base of the scrum and the Hurricanes clear up-field. The Sharks will now have to score from deep if they want the bonus-point...
07 May 16:44
79'- Sharks inches from scoring but the 'Canes are again penalised. The hosts opt for another scrum...
07 May 16:42
78'- Another penalty as the Sharks opt for a scrum five metres out...
07 May 16:41
77'- The Sharks turn it over inside the red zone and eye another try...
07 May 16:40
76'- Following that Hurricanes try, the Sharks have lost their try-scoring bonus point and have to keep attacking...
07 May 16:40
75'- Sharks subs: Du Toit on at prop for Adriaanse and Ungerer on for Claassens at scrumhalf.
07 May 16:39

74'- CONVERSION slotted by Jason Woodward.

Sharks 32-15 Hurricanes

07 May 16:38
74'- James Marshall burst through in midfield to score under the posts.
07 May 16:37
73'- TRY to the Hurricanes!
07 May 16:37
73'- Hurricanes attacking inside the red zone...
07 May 16:35
70'- As things currently stand, the Sharks have a try-scoring bonus point - courtesy of scoring three more tries than the Hurricanes.
07 May 16:34

70'- CONVERSION slotted by Lambie.

Sharks 32-8 Hurricanes

07 May 16:34
69'- Daniel du Preez barges over! It comes after another powerful scrum by the Sharks, before the No 8 broke away to score.
07 May 16:33
69'- TRY to the Sharks!
07 May 16:32
67'- Another penalty to the Sharks as the 'Canes are caught off-side... The hosts opt for another scrum...
07 May 16:30
66'- Meanwhile, the Sharks have opted for a scrum five metres out...
07 May 16:30
66'- Sharks sub: Odwa Ndungane replaces Paul Jordaan and Dale Chadwick is on for Tendai Mtawarira.
07 May 16:29
66' - After 10 phases of attack, the Sharks can't get through, but the referee goes back for a penalty...
07 May 16:28
65'- Sharks inside the red zone after a powerful lineout drive...
07 May 16:25
62'- Had Jordaan just seen Lambie on his inside, the Springbok flyjhalf would have cantered in for a try...
07 May 16:24

61'- Paul Jordaan almost in for a spectacular score. He started a counter-attack inside his own 22m area, before off-loading to Mvovo. Mvovo then passed back to Jordaan, who just didn't have the legs as he was hauled in by Ardie Savea, the Hurricanes flank.

07 May 16:22


Sharks 446m

Hurricanes 387m

07 May 16:20
58' - Yet another lineout steal by the Sharks, that's the 4th one today!
07 May 16:20
58'- Sharks sub: Chiliboy Ralepelle on at hooker for Franco Marais.
07 May 16:17
57'- Good news for the Hurricanes as Barrett is seen returning to the field, having passed a concussion test.
07 May 16:15

55' - PENALTY slotted by Lambie!

Sharks 25-8 Hurricanes

07 May 16:15

54'- Kickable penalty to the Sharks for a high tackle by the Hurricanes.

Lambie will line up a shot at goal, about 40m out, 15m in-field...

07 May 16:14
53'- Sharks sub: Big call from Gary Gold as Pat Lambie replaces April at flyhalf.
07 May 16:13

52'- CONVERSION slotted by April.

Sharks 22-8 Hurricanes

07 May 16:12
51'- Scrumhalf Michael Claassens scores after taking a quick tap after the Sharks won a penalty off a powerful scrum. His decision-making is too fast for the shell-shocked Hurricanes!
07 May 16:11
51'- TRY to the Sharks!
07 May 16:10
50'- The Sharks surge up-field and put the Hurricanes under immense pressure. They get a five metre scrum when Cory Jane is forced to carry Le Roux's chip kick over the tryline...
07 May 16:09
49'- Another lineout steal from the Sharks - and it's a crucial one with the Hurricanes on their 22m line...
07 May 16:08
48'- Blow for the Hurricanes as Barrett goes off, replaced by Jason Woodward. James Marshall will move from fullback to flyhalf.
  • 82'

    What a performance from the home team to shut out the Hurricanes on attack. The Sharks attack finally clicked and they come away with a well deserved 32-15 victory. The Hurricanes were full of confidence heading into this game after their power display in putting 50 against the Lions last weekend but it was not to be this time.

  • 82'

    What a finish to the game as both teams keep the ball alive before a handling error brings an end to proceedings as the Sharks attack the line deep in the Hurricanes half.

  • 82'


  • 80'

    Jamison Gibson-Park sends a kick up field to the Sharks and the Sharks look to counter and finish off with one final try.

  • 80'

    Jamison Gibson-Park sends a kick up field to the Sharks and the Sharks look to counter and finish off with one final try.

  • 80'

    Jamison Gibson-Park sends a kick up field to the Sharks and the Sharks look to counter and finish off with one final try.

  • 79'

    Le Roux looks to release Mvovo down the wing but a Hurricanes hand gets in the way, it goes forward and the Sharks will have the five metre scrum.

  • 77'

    Le Roux spills the ball on the Hurricanes five metre line but the referee was playing advantage and the Sharks will take the five metre scrum.

  • 74'

    CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 32-15: It looks good! And it's over. Barrett adds the extra two and the score is now 32-15 to the Sharks.

  • 73'

    TRY, HURRICANES, MARSHALL! 32-13: Some missed tackles from the Sharks as Marshall breaks through and dots down under the posts. Looks to be too late for the Hurricanes to stage a comeback as they trail 32-13 with seven minutes to go.

  • 70'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 32-8: The flags are raised and Lambie adds the extra two from right in front. Sharks in a commanding 32-8 lead now.

  • 69'

    TRY, SHARKS, DANIEL DU PREEZ! 30-8: Daniel du Preez picks up from the base of the scrum as Jamison Gibson-Park misses the tackle and it's an easy dot down for the number eight off the back of a dominant Sharks scrum.

  • 68'

    Sharks looking to scrum the Hurricanes off the park as they opt for another scrum, five metres from the Hurricanes line.

  • 67'

    Lambie takes it to the line and is brought to ground just short of the line. Sharks win the penalty as the Hurricanes go offside.

  • 66'

    Sharks win the penalty as the Hurricanes fail to release the ball at the breakdown, it's in the three points zone but the Sharks turn down the three points and go for broke as they opt for the five metre scrum.

  • 65'

    Sharks get a powerful drive going from the line-out. Sharks looking to power over as they attack the line on the 22.

  • 63'

    Sharks get to the breakdown in numbers and turn the ball over before Lambie kicks and he is charged down, the Hurricanes come away with it on halfway before the Sharks win the penalty and Lambie sets the line-out on the Hurricanes 22.

  • 61'

    Ardie Savea with a try saving tackle as he manages to bring Jordaan to ground and win the ball just in time. If Jordaan had looked over his shoulder he would have seen Lambie in tons of space. Opportunity wasted for the Sharks.

  • 60'

    Hurricanes come away with it from the scrum just outside their 22 before they take play up to halfway and look to spark something as they go through the phases.

  • 58'

    Again the Sharks disrupt the Hurricanes line-out and come away with it as they bash it up just inside the Hurricanes half.

  • 58'

    Hurricanes set the line-out on halfway with the kick to touch from the penalty.

  • 57'

    Captains getting a talking to as some handbags are thrown. Hurricanes win the penalty on their five metre line as the Sharks go offside.

  • 55'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 25-8: Lambie adds the extra three on the angle from close in front and the Sharks lead 25-8 now.

  • 54'

    Marshall takes Marais around the neck. The Sharks win the penalty and Lambie steps up to take the kick from the kicking tee.

  • 52'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, APRIL! 22-8: April gives the Sharks a fourteen point advantage as he sends the ball sailing through the uprights from just outside the 22 on the angle.

  • 51'

    TRY, SHARKS, CLAASSENS! 20-8: Claassens catches the Hurricanes defence unaware as he taps and goes and snipes through the would be tacklers to dot down for the try.

  • 50'

    Sharks with the five metre scrum after Le Roux puts in a clever kick behind the Hurricanes defence and all they can do is carry it over for a scrum to the Sharks.

  • 49'

    Sharks win the line-out against the throw and clear their lines. Important for the Hurricanes to start wining their line-outs such a crucial part of the game.

  • 48'

    Penalty awarded to the Hurricanes as the Sharks go offside at the ruck and Marshall kicks into touch to set a line-out for the Hurricanes on the Sharks 22.

  • 47'

    Barrett with another kick straight to April. Sharks gaining in confidence as they try take it over the advantage line just inside the Hurricanes half.

  • 44'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, APRIL! 15-8: April makes no mistake in adding the extra two and the score just before and just after halftime means that the Sharks now lead 15-8.

  • 43'

    TRY, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 13-8: Pietersen kicks a loose ball ahead, Pietersen is chasing after this he just needs to ground it and Pietersen gets their and scores his second try of the game!

  • 42'

    Hurricanes find touch on the Sharks 22 but the Sharks make an important steal at the line-out and they clear up field.

  • 41'

    Garth April gets the second half going as he puts boot to ball and kicks deep into the Hurricanes 22. Vito takes it in before Claassens gets a hand to Barrett''s clearance and the Hurricanes have the line-out inside their 22.

  • 41'

    Beast gets the Sharks moving forward before the Hurricanes win the penalty as the Sharks fail to release the ball at the breakdown.

  • 40'

    TRY, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 8-8: Daniel breaks up field before the ball is played through the hands, Mvovo is brought to ground on the wing. The Sharks draw in the defence and Pietersen steps inside of Savea and dots down for the five pointer.

  • 40'

    April is unable to add the extra two as the ball bounces back off the uprights. That will be the last move of the half as the teams go into the break all tied up at eight points apiece.

  • 40'


  • 38'

    Barrett and April trade kicks before April finds touch on halfway. Hurricanes line-out.

  • 36'

    Jane gets isolated at the breakdown and fails to release the ball. Sharks win the penalty and April sets the line-out deep in the Hurricanes half.

  • 35'

    April gains the Sharks some valuable metres as he puts a kick into touch on halfway for the Hurricanes line-out.

  • 33'

    Le Roux kicks up field and here come the Hurricanes as they look to counter from their own half.

  • 32'

    Sharks have done all the tackling thus far and it was only a matter of time until the Hurricanes scored the try, Sharks need to hold onto the ball and test the Hurricanes defence.

  • 31'

    Barrett pulls the conversion to the left and the score remains 3-8 to the Hurricanes.

  • 29'

    TRY, HURRICANES, GOODES! 3-8: Hurricanes looking to draw in the Sharks defence before Reg Goodes receives a good pass and takes two tacklers with him over the try line.

  • 28'

    Scrum to the Hurricanes deep inside Sharks territory. lets see what set play the Hurricanes come up with here.

  • 26'

    Pietersen steps and almost goes through a big gap in the Hurricanes defence before he is closed down. The Sharks break up field before Goodes wins the penalty at the breakdown and Barrett sets the line-out on halfway.

  • 24'

    PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 3-3: The flags go up and Barrett draws the scores level at three apiece with the kick at posts.

  • 23'

    Jean-Luc Du Preez gets penalized for an offence at the breakdown and Barrett lines one up at the uprights from right in front.

  • 22'

    Barrett with the show and go as he gets wrapped up on the Sharks five meter line before the Hurricanes Knock forward again and Andre Esterhuizen sends a kick into touch. Hurricanes line-out deep in Sharks territory.

  • 20'

    Coles finds Shields in the line-out as the Hurricanes look set to attack the line deep in the Sharks half.

  • 19'

    Big push from the Sharks at scrum time before April puts one up which Pietersen wins in the air before he gets wrapped up.

  • 18'

    Sharks defence is putting the Hurricanes under some pressure as the Hurricanes commit the handling error and the Sharks have the scrum just outside their 22.

  • 17'

    Hurricanes look to stretch the Sharks as they build a patient attack on the Sharks five meter line before the ball goes forward and the Sharks manage to clear their lines.

  • 15'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, APRIL! 3-0: April strikes it well and it's over! Sharks lead 3-0 with that strike from April.

  • 14'

    Mvovo looks to be sprinting clear to the line after an electric counter attack, Mvovo chips over the defence but he is obstructed with a late shoulder charge no intention there and the Sharks have the penalty right in front.

  • 12'

    Barrett kicks straight to Mvovo who returns the favour and kicks straight to Barrett who clears to touch. Sharks line-out just inside the Hurricanes half.

  • 11'

    The Beast gets first to the loose ball before the Sharks break up field, April steps inside Barrett and releases Jordaan for the try but it looks like that pass was forward and the Hurricanes escape with a scrum on their 22.

  • 9'

    Perenara feeds the scrum before the Hurricanes look to bash it up just past half way. Sharks defence up to the task here as there is not a lot of space to be found.

  • 6'

    Perenara taps and takes the penalty quickly it''s Perenara here running through but Beast manages to bring him down just in time before the Sharks win back possession and manage to clear their lines.

  • 5'

    Barrett kicks straight to April who is under no pressure as he finds touch just short of halfway Hurricanes line-out.

  • 4'

    Leroux plays a nice flat pass to April. April gets wrapped up but the Sharks taking it to the line in the Hurricanes half.

  • 3'

    April has the direction but not the distance as the kick falls short. Hurricanes with restart.

  • 2'

    Sharks with some aggressive defence as the Hurricanes look to take play into the Sharks half but the Sharks win the penalty and April will have a shot at posts from halfway.

  • 1'

    Beauden Barrett gets the game underway as he kicks deep into the Sharks 22. Michael Claassens puts the ball into touch just past the Sharks 22 and the Hurricanes have the early line-out.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live commentary of this Super Rugby showdown between the Sharks and the Hurricanes from Growthpoint Stadium in Durban.

  • 0'

    The home side are boosted by the return of captain Beast Mtawarira ? who was rested last week against the Chiefs ? and Springbok Pat Lambie, albeit on the bench. The Durban faithful will no doubt be eager to see one of their favourite number tens back on the field. Pivot Garth April will get his third successive start and he will will be paired up with Michael Claassens who starts in the injury absence of Cobus Reinach. Stefan Ungerer comes in the matchday 23 as cover for scrum-half.

  • 0'

    Meanwhile, for the Hurricanes, the only change from the XV that trounced the Lions last week is at full-back, where James Marshall comes in the place of Jason Woodward, who drops to the bench. The only other changes are on the bench, where prop Ben May, lock Mark Abbott and centre Ngani Laumape all serve as cover.

  • 0'

    The teams make their way onto the field.

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Sharks Hurricanes
  • 4 Tries 2
    • 40' J.P Pietersen
    • 43' J.P Pietersen
    • 51' Michael Claassens
    • 68' Daniel du Preez
    • 29' Reg Goodes
    • 73' James Marshall
  • 3 Conversions 1
    • 44' Garth April
    • 52' Garth April
    • 70' Patrick Lambie
    • 73' Jason Woodward
  • 2 Penalties 1
    • 15' Garth April
    • 55' Patrick Lambie
    • 24' Beauden Barrett
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Franco Marais
  • 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
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Reg Goodes
  • Dane Coles
  • Jeff Toomaga-Allen
  • Vaea Fifita
  • Michael Fatialofa
  • Brad Shields
  • Ardie Savea
  • Victor Vito
  • TJ Perenara
  • Beauden Barrett
  • Julian Savea
  • Ngani Laumape
  • Vince Aso
  • Cory Jane
  • James Marshall
  • Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • Dale Chadwick
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Hyron Andrews
  • Jean Deysel
  • Stefan Ungerer
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Motu Matu'u
  • Chris Eves
  • Ben May
  • Mark Abbott
  • Blade Thomson
  • Jamison Gibson-Park
  • Willis Halaholo
  • Jason Woodward

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