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    13-man Sharks hold off Chiefs

    2015-03-21 21:10
    Aaron Cruden and Cobus Reinach (Gallo Images)

    Durban - A 13-man Sharks team registered a gutsy 12-11 victory over the Chiefs in an ill-tempered Super Rugby clash that featured three sendings-off on Saturday night.

    As it happened: Sharks v Chiefs

    In driving wind and rain at King's Park, the visitors were the first to see red on 15 minutes when hooker Hika Elliot was dismissed for shoulder-barging the head of Sharks prop Tendai Mtawarira.

    Home captain Bismark du Plessis was then sent off three minutes later for blatantly kicking the head of Chiefs No 8 Michael Leitch.

    The ill-discipline continued when Sharks centre Frans Steyn was dismissed for a tip-tackle on flyhalf Aaron Cruden in the 28th minute.

    In between there were some points scored as flank Sam Cane crossed for a try for the visitors and Cruden added two penalties.

    Sharks flyhalf Pat Lambie also booted three penalties as the Chiefs led 11-9 at half-time.

    Lambie added another penalty for the only score of the second half and the home team were able to keep the Chiefs at bay despite their numerical disadvantage.

    Scorers:

    Sharks:

    Penalties: Pat Lambie (4)

    Chiefs:

    Try: Sam Cane

    Penalties: Aaron Cruden

    Teams:

    Sharks:

    15. SP Marais, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. JP Pietersen, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Renaldo Bothma, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Marco Wentzel, 4. Mouritz Botha, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1. Tendai Mtawarira

    Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20. Daniel du Preez, 21. Conrad Hoffmann, 22. Andre Esterhuizen, 23. Waylon Murray

    Chiefs:

    15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Andrew Horrell, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam (captain), 5 Michael Fitzgerald, 4  Matt Symons, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Jamie Mackintosh

    Substitutes: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Ben Tameifuna, 18 Mitchell Graham, 19 Michael Allardice, 20 Johan Bardoul, 21 Augustine Pulu, 22 Tom Marshall, 23 Hosea Gear

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