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Commentary: Force v Sharks

2013-05-17 13:33
     FORCE 13 - 23 SHARKS  

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Sharks displaying how a game should be closed out - Herman Mostert

#Sharks ending their losing streak! Well done boytjies! - Henco van Wyk

15:27 - GAME OVER as Charl McLeod kicks out after the Sharks secure possession from the lineout. The Sharks have ended their five-game unbeaten run!

15:26 - The Sharks win a scrum penalty under the posts and kick for touch. One more lineout to follow...

15:24 - The TMO rules that Sheehan has knocked the ball on just as he went over to score under the posts. That will seal it for the Sharks.

15:22 - The Force knock the ball on just outside the Sharks 22. Less than three minutes left. The Sharks should end their five-game unbeaten run here. However, the Force win a penalty and attack with real grunt...

15:20 - TWEET : Penalty Sharks, sinking this will surely close this out for the Sharks - RuggaWorld

15:18 - PENALTY converted by Lambie. The Sharks lead 23-13 with six-and-a-half minutes left.

15:17 - Sharks win a very kickable penalty just outside the Force 22. Lambie steps up...

15:16 - TWEET : And we have handbags. A few swings and a few misses. I love it when #SuperRugby goes RomCom - vodacomrugga

15:13 - Force win a kickable penalty as tempers start to flare. Marcell Coetzee and reserve scrumhalf Brett Sheehan involved in a bit of a 'scuffle'. They opt for touch and lose a lineout. Relief for the Sharks...

15:10 - Lambie misses with a pretty straightforward penalty from about 30 metres out. Could prove to be costly... JP Pietersen has also limped off for the Sharks.

15:09 - TWEET: Sharks need to dig deep here. Massive 15min awaits - @RuggaWorld

15:08 - The game looks like it's starting to open up now, which will suit the Sharks.

15:05 - Lambie successful with a tough CONVERSION. 20-13 to the Sharks.

15:04 - TRY for the Sharks! Fullback Riaan Viljoen brilliantly breaks the Force line to put the Sharks back in front!

15:01 - It's all square after 60 minutes. Sharks win a penalty from a lineout about 10 metres inside the Force half. Lambie going for goal... His kick just shaves the right upright though. Force restart from 22.

14:59 - Sharks win a penalty after a pressure scrum five metres from their own line. Relief for the men from Durban.

14:56 - Hayward converts the PENALTY. Scores level again.

14:55 - Another penalty forced by the Australians. This time they go for go for goal...

14:54 - TWEET : Sharks ahead ... 10-13 ... 51 minutes ... That first half was one of the more unpleasant 40 mins of rugby I have ever had to endure - Front Row Grunt

14:53 - The Force win a penalty after the restart though. Again they opt for touch...

14:52 - PENALTY for the Sharks which Lambie converts from 40m out. Three-point lead for the Sharks.

14:50 - Great defence from the Sharks forces an error which sees the Durbanites launch a counter attack...

14:48 - Force are right back on attack. They get a penalty five metres from the Sharks line. They opt for a  lineout...

14:45 - Sharks get a PENALTY which Patrick Lambie converts. Scores are level.

14:43 - Sharks win an attacking lineout and start a driving maul on the Force 22m line...

14:41 - Second half under way as Sias Ebersohn kicks off for the Force.

14:35 - Getty Images - TRY TIME! Keegan Daniel brushes off Sias Ebersohn

14:33 - TWEET : What's going on folks?Saaaaks also looking a bit sluggish,eish!Really hope they can turn it around in the 2ndHalf#CommonSaaaaaaaaaks - Breyton Paulse

14:32 - TWEET : Sharks down by 3 HT and struggling for foothold, but not sure I see signs of an Anglo-Boer war yet - Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing

14:29 - HALF-TIME in Perth. The Force lead the Sharks 10-7

14:26 - More fall-out following the Stormers' earlier 30-21 defeat to the Rebels with prop Pat Cilliers TWEETING : Probably our worst performance this year. Can't change the past, need to step it up. #stormsaam

14:26 - Scrum to the Force near the halfway line as the half winds to a close


First the Stormers, now the Sharks! Leave it to the Bulls people... #No1Bullsfan - Greg Sara

Daniel needs to COMMUNICATE well with his team now. They look up against it after last Force try... - Herman Mostert

14:23 - Five minutes to half-time and the Force are back in the Sharks' half...

14:22 - TWEET : Oh dear, what would a Sharks 2013 game be without some awful missed tackles? - Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing

14:21 - Willem Alberts is in the blood bin, with Tera Mtembu on in his place

14:20 - The CONVERSION is good from Hayward as the Force regain the lead - 10-7 - after 33 minutes

14:19 - Centre Kyle Godwin scores under the poles after some suspect tackling - or non-tackling - from the Sharks

14:18 - TRY Force!

14:17 - Force on the attack. Ebersohn puts through a grubber but the touchline wins. Lineout to the Sharks, 5 metres from their own line...


14:14 - Ebersohn attempts a drop goal but is badly short - and away to the left

14:09 - Lambie adds the CONVERSION and the Sharks lead 7-3 after 24 minutes...

14:08 - Skipper Keegan Daniel scores for the Sharks followind a sustained passage of play - and gives them the lead

14:07 - TRY Sharks!

14:06 - Twenty minutes gone in Perth and it's a see-saw / ding-dong battle...

14:03 - As the Force v Sharks match struggles to get going, Stormers wing Bryan Habana TWEETS following his teams 30-21 loss to the Rebels: Not only did we embarrass ourselves tonight, we let down the jersey, it's tradition & everything it stands for as well as our supporters!

14:01 - Meyer Bosman down with blood pouring from this nose/head. Ouch!

13:58 - GALLO IMAGES - Force coach Michael Foley watches his team...

13:55 - Hayward misses the chance to put the Force further ahead by pushing a penalty right of the uprights...

13:51 - Jayden Hayward puts the Force ahead with the first PENALTY of the match. Force lead 3-0 after seven minutes...

13:50 - Penalty to the Force on the Sharks' 22m line. First chance for points...

13:47 - Early penalty to the Sharks in their own half. Lambie clears to touch

13:46 - The Sharks - playing in white - kick off through Patrick Lambie, who is up against former Cheetahs No 10 Sias Ebersohn tonight. Wonder which pivot will prove the difference tonight... ?

13:45 - And we're underway in Perth!

13:41 - TWEET - 5 minutes to kick-off. Black and white. Nothing else matters - The Sharks

13:39 - TWEET - Anyway folks,lets turn our attention to the Saaks who's got their own problems!lets hope they can make us proud!Skakel in vir Afr kommentaar - Breyton Paulse

13:19 - If the Sharks lose their 6th game in a row today against the Force they should definetly look at the coaching staff and captian of the team, changes MUST be made there - Riaan Keuler (via email)

13:41 - Are you at the game? If so, send us your pictures and we'll hit the publish button! 

13:33 - Australia's James Leckie will referee the match 

13:33 - TEAMS:

15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Patrick Dellit, 13 Ben Jacobs, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8  Ben McCalman, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Matt Hodgson (captain), 5 Sam Wykes, 4 Toby Lynn, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Heath Tessmann, 1 Pek Cowan

Substitutes: 16 James Hilterbrand, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Rory Walton, 19 Richard Brown, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Junior Rasolea, 22 Sam Norton-Knight

15. Riaan Viljoen, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. JP Pietersen, 12. Meyer Bosman, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Keegan Daniel (captain), 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Anton Bresler, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Kyle Cooper, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16. Monde Hadebe , 17. Wiehahn Herbst , 18. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 19. Derick Minnie/Tera Mtembu, 20. Jean Deysel , 21. Tian Meyer, 22. Piet Lindeque

13:15 - Thirty minutes from kick-off in this do-or-die clash for the Sharks who currently occupy 11th spot in the Super Rugby standings.

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