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As it happened: Currie Cup final - WP 12-17 Sharks

2018-10-27 17:59
Last Updated at 03:03
27 Oct 18:03

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27 Oct 18:02
27 Oct 17:58

Even though they were bossed at scrum time, the Sharks dominated the physical exchanges.

WP will wonder how they lost 6 lineouts and quite frankly never looked like scoring. They have a reputation for failing to pitch in big games at home and today was another case in point.

27 Oct 17:56
Well done to the Sharks who claim a well-deserved victory over an error-prone Western Province!
27 Oct 17:56
FULL-TIME: Western Province 12-17 Sharks
27 Oct 17:55
80'- The Sharks win possession and boot it out to end the game...
27 Oct 17:54
80'- Another reset scrum as the clock goes over 80-minutes...
27 Oct 17:52
79'- The Sharks have a scrum inside the final minute. They just need to secure possession for a few seconds and the title will be theirs...
27 Oct 17:50
78'- The Sharks pounce on another WP error and will now just look to wind the clock down...
27 Oct 17:49
76'- WP looking to run it out from inside their own half, but quickly lose possession. Their ball-retention has been well below par today..
27 Oct 17:47

74'- Willemse slots the PENALTY.

WP 12-17 Sharks

27 Oct 17:46

73'- Willemse is now at flyhalf for WP as they win a kickable penalty. He will line up a shot from about 40m out.

This will be WP's final chance...

27 Oct 17:45
72'- WP sub: Kriel on for Stander.
27 Oct 17:44

71'- Robert du Preez slots the CONVERSION to in all likelihood seal the win.

WP 9-17 Sharks

27 Oct 17:43
70'- TRY to the Sharks as Tyler Paul rounds off a move that was started in their own 22m area...
27 Oct 17:41
68' - Pressure on the Sharks as Van Wyk fails to handle a high ball... but moments later WP again lose possession allowing the Sharks to counter...
27 Oct 17:38
65'- Yet another lost lineout for WP. I think that's 6 now...
27 Oct 17:37
65'- A Sharks turnover brings relief for the visitors. Their defence has been outstanding today...
27 Oct 17:37
64'- WP sub: Kumbirai on for Louw.
27 Oct 17:36
64' - Stander's kick is a massive one and brings play into the red zone...
27 Oct 17:35
63'- Another massive WP scrum sees them win a penalty. It allows Stander the opportunity to set up a lineout inside Sharks territory...
27 Oct 17:33
62'- Sharks sub: Wright on at scrumhalf for Schreuder.
27 Oct 17:33


Still a poor crowd for a Currie Cup final...

27 Oct 17:31

61'- More misery on attack for WP as Willemse throws a forward pass to Engelbrecht.

The WP attack from the regular season is nowhere to be seen today...

27 Oct 17:30
60'- Sharks sub: Van Wyk on for Bosch.
27 Oct 17:28
60'- Another 1-minute water break with the Sharks leading WP by 10-9.
27 Oct 17:28
59'- Bosch's attempt has the legs but is away to the right...
27 Oct 17:27
58'- A kickable penalty for the Sharks as WP are pinged for sacking a maul. It's just inside the WP half and Bosch will line up a shot at goal...
27 Oct 17:25
56'- I'm also not quite sure I understand WP's decision to take off their captain with more than a quarter of the game left...
27 Oct 17:24
56'- A knock on from Ntubeni scuppers a promising attacking opportunity for WP. The home side's performance has been littered by errors thus far...
27 Oct 17:22
55'- WP subs: Coetzee on for Notshe, Moerat on for Van Zyl.
27 Oct 17:20
53' - Another lost lineout by WP... they cannot build pressure without the foundation of a strong lineout...
27 Oct 17:17

51'- PENALTY slotted by Robert du Preez.

WP 9-10 Sharks

27 Oct 17:17

50'- But TMO Shaun Veldsman says there was a high tackle from a WP player. This time the Sharks will line up a shot at goal...

27 Oct 17:16

50'- NO TRY as replays shot Du Preez had knocked on. Great scrambling defence from WP replacement hooker Ntubeni...

27 Oct 17:15
50'- The Sharks get an opportunity to hit back immediately but it appears Dan du Preez has knocked on with the tryline at his mercy...
27 Oct 17:14
49'- A big blow for WP though as Marais leaves the field injured. He is replaced by JJ Engelbrecht.
27 Oct 17:12

49'- Marais' PENALTY puts WP back in the lead.

WP 9-7 Sharks

27 Oct 17:12

48'- A kickable penalty for WP as Sharks No 8 Dan du Preez is pinged for a lifting tackle...

Marais will line up a shot at goal...

27 Oct 17:11
48' - Pressure on the Sharks as WP steal the lineout...
27 Oct 17:10
47'- A clever kick by Willemse in behind the Sharks defence sets up a lineout inside the Sharks 22m area...
27 Oct 17:09

46'- Du Preez CONVERTS with his second attempt.

WP 6-7 Sharks

27 Oct 17:08
45'- Du Preez misses the easy conversion, but the referee gives him another chance as he said WP had charged early...
  • 81'

    FULL TIME: WESTERN PROVINCE 12-17 SHARKS! The Sharks win the Currie Cup final 2018 in Newlands. The score was 6-0 after the first half and Sharks managed to comeback strongly in the second half to win away from home in the Cape Town heat.

  • 79'

    We are in the final minute of the game and the Sharks are looking to run the clock down. There is a stoppage in play because of a blood substitution.

  • 78'

    Five points separate the two teams and the Sharks are holding on to the ball and are looking for a penalty. Province manage to turn the ball over.

  • 76'

    We are in the final few minutes of the game and the Sharks will look to play in the Province half more and more.

  • 74'

    PENALTY, WESTERN PROVINCE, WILLEMSE! 12-17: Willemse kicks the penalty and scores three important points for Province. Good kick from a long range.

  • 72'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, DU PREEZ! 9-17: This is a big moment in the game. Sharks manage to convert the try in the final 10 minutes. Du Preez pushes the lead to 8 points.

  • 70'

    TRY, SHARKS, PAUL! 9-15: Province make another mistake and Sharks build patiently and then they go all the way to score a good team try. Wright did well to carry the ball deep and Paul takes it over the line.

  • 68'

    Time is ticking away and we have just over 10 minutes of play remaining. Sharks have a one point lead but either one of these teams could win here. The heat could also be a deciding factor.

  • 65'

    Wright collects the ball from the breakdown as Sharks manage to win the ball and they clear it deep. A few mistakes from both sides.

  • 63'

    A scrum penalty to Province and Stander kicks the ball to the corner for a lineout. Good kick from Stander.

  • 61'

    Province restart the game and the Sharks look to attack. Nel loses the ball and the Sharks have it. There has been a lot of scrappy play so far.

  • 60'

    WATER BREAK! Sharks kick for goal but Bosch drives the long kick wide and that takes us into the water break.

  • 59'

    The Sharks with the maul and then they look for a penalty and get it. This is a long kick.

  • 56'

    Province have a lineout, the pass goes wide and Willemse manages to collect it. Province spill the ball forward and this will be another scrum.

  • 53'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, DU PREEZ! 9-10: Sharks win a penalty for a high tackle and the TMO confirms it. Du Preez slots it in and the Sharks lead by one point.

  • 52'

    NO TRY! Replays show that Dan du Preez lost the ball forward so the grounding was not right and the home crowd cheer the mistake. Poor finish from the Sharks.

  • 51'

    Bosch with the restart and Sharks look to attack. Good offload to Fassi, but the visitors are stopped just outside the try line. This could be a try.

  • 50'

    PENALTY, WESTERN PROVINCE, MARAIS! 9-7: Marais kicks the difficult penalty goal and slots it in. Province have the lead.

  • 49'

    Province steal the lineout and then they win a penalty. It looks like they will kick this.

  • 47'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, DU PREEZ! 6-7: Du Preez makes no mistake with the easy conversion on the second try because there was an early charge. Sharks have the lead for the first time in the game.

  • 44'

    TRY, SHARKS, VAN DER MERWE! 6-5: Great strength from Van Der Merwe who started the move and then got the ball back to power over the line to score the first try of the game.

  • 43'

    Another lineout to Province, another mistake from them but it does not cost them as they secure the ball. Scrappy start to the second half so far.

  • 42'

    Province have a lineout and the Sharks manage to win the ball from it. They will look to attack. Number 8 takes the ball out and kicks it high.

  • 41'

    Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.

  • 40'

    HALF-TIME: WESTERN PROVINCE 6-0 SHARKS. It has been a tight first half but also rather a half that we should forget as soon as possible. It has been scrappy with lots of handling errors. Let us hope for a better second half with more flowing play.

  • 38'

    The Sharks make their way into the Province half after some good handling. Bosch then tries a long-range drop and it is just wide.

  • 36'

    PENALTY, PROVINCE, MARAIS! 6-0: SP Marais slots another good kick, after a penalty to Province at the breakdown.

  • 33'

    Province now secure the ball after a scrum penalty and clear to get out of their own 22 for the first time in a long while. That was great work from their defence!

  • 32'

    The Sharks secure the scrum, but then lose it forward in the tackle. Messy!

  • 31'

    NO TRY, SHARKS! The Sharks secure their scrum and go wide. They then appear to have scored against the base of the post, but the TMO says they did not. They now secure a penalty and will scrum again.

  • 30'

    NO TRY, SHARKS! Schreuder tries a box-kick after the line-out and Fassi snatches it out of the air. Paul drives to within five metres and then it appears that Thomas du Toit have gone over. The TMO rules that he was held up and the Sharks feed a five metre scrum.

  • 28'

    The Sharks now secure a scrum penalty and Robert Du Preez finds a good touch.

  • 26'

    Province secure the line-out only to knock it on for another scrum.

  • 25'

    After a few resets at the scrum Province secure a scrum penalty and Stander finds a good touch.

  • 24'

    The Sharks make their way into the Province half, before spilling it forward in the tackle. It has really been a messy scrappy affair thus far.

  • 22'

    Nel intercepts a Sharks ball and Fassi kicks it high. After a bit of scrappy play the Sharks feed a scrum on the halfway line.

  • 20'

    WATER BREAK! We have a two minute refreshment break.

  • 19'

    PENALTY, PROVINCE, MARAIS! 3-0: Province secure a penalty for accidental offside and SP Marais opens his account with a good kick.

  • 18'

    It has been a tight contest amongst the forwards in the opening 18 minutes.

  • 16'

    Province drive after the line-out and is held up. The Sharks will feed a five-metre scrum.

  • 15'

    Province secure a penalty at the breakdown and Marais finds a good touch.

  • 14'

    Bosch sees a gap and makes good ground for the Sharks, but Province secure the ball at the breakdown.

  • 12'

    After a few scrum resets Province secure the ball, but Stander has his kick charged down. They still manage to come away with the ball.

  • 10'

    Nkosi chips ahead down the right, but it is cleared by Leyds. Province breathes again.

  • 9'

    Robert du Preez is taken out in the air and the Sharks go for a line-out. The Sharks secure the line-out and drive forward.

  • 7'

    Province string together seven phases, before a kick-through is cleared by the Sharks in their own 22. What a waste!

  • 5'

    They secure the line-out and then Stander tries a drop-goal, but it is well wide.

  • 3'

    Province secure another penalty and this time at the breakdown. They feed another line-out.

  • 2'

    Province secure the first penalty after obstruction and they feed a line-out. They mess up the line-out and the Sharks come away with it.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! We are off the in the Mother City. We have a late change at scrumhalf for Western Province, where Jano Vermaak is replaced by Herschel Jantjies due to injury.

  • 0'

    It is currently 32 degrees here in Newlands, as we approach kick-off time in 20 minutes. The hot conditions may have an influence on this game and we expect to have water breaks in each half.

  • 0'

    The teams are out on the park and we will kick-off shortly after the National Anthem.

  • 0'

    Welcome to DHL Newlands for our live coverage of the 2018 Currie Cup Premier Division final between Western Province and the Sharks.

  • 0'

    In what is a repeat of last years final the Sharks will hope to turn the tables on their hosts after going down to them 33-21 in that Durban final.

  • 0'

    The last time these teams met Province beat the Sharks 50-28 at this venue earlier this season.

  • 0'

    Province will rely on the help of their bias home crowd to pull them through this one after their scare against the Bulls in the semi-final last week.

  • 0'

    In last years final the key figure for Province was fly-half Robert du Preez, who now plies his trade in Durban and his coach and Dad will hope for a similar stellar performance from him here today.

  • 0'

    Team Western Province: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 SP Marais, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ali Vermaak. Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Michael Kumbirai, 19 Salmaan Moerat, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 JJ Engelbrecht.

  • 0'

    Team Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Aphelele Fassi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (c), 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Tyler Paul, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Gideon Koegelenberg, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Juan Schoeman. Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Jacques Vermeulen, 20 Luke Stringer, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Kobus van Wyk, 23 Leolin Zas.

  • 0'

    Our referee is Jaco Peyper. He will be assisted by AJ Jacobs and Cwengile Jadezweni. The TMO is Shaun Veldsman.

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Western Province Sharks
  • 0 Tries 2
    • 44' Armand van der Merwe
    • 70' Tyler Paul
  • 0 Conversions 2
    • 45' Robert du Preez
    • 71' Robert du Preez
  • 4 Penalties 1
    • 20' SP Marais
    • 36' SP Marais
    • 49' SP Marais
    • 75' Damian Willemse
    • 51' Robert du Preez
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Alistair Vermaak
  • Bongi Mbonambi
  • Wilco Louw
  • Chris van Zyl
  • JD Schickerling
  • Jacobus van Dyk
  • Ernst van Rhyn
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Jano Vermaak
  • Joshua Stander
  • SP Marais
  • Damian Willemse
  • Ruhan Nel
  • Sergeal Petersen
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Juan Schoeman
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Gideon Koegelenberg
  • Hyron Andrews
  • Tyler Paul
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Robert du Preez
  • Aphelele Fassi
  • Marius Louw
  • Jeremy Ward
  • Sibusiso Nkosi
  • Curwin Bosch
  • Scarra Ntubeni
  • Caylib Oosthuizen
  • Michael Kumbirai
  • Salmaan Moerat
  • Jaco Coetzee
  • Herschel Jantjies
  • Dan Kriel
  • JJ Engelbrecht
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • Mzamo Majola
  • Coenie Oosthuizen
  • Jacques Vermeulen
  • Luke Stringer
  • Cameron Wright
  • Kobus van Wyk
  • Leolin Zas

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