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As it happened: Reds 14-21 Sharks

2015-05-22 13:30
Last Updated at 05:06
22 May 13:36
Sharks scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer clears from the base... (Getty Images)
22 May 13:34

Well done to the Sharks!

Despite only having 39% possession and 37% territory, they managed to eke out a much-needed win.

The Sharks picked up four points for their victory, but stayed fourth in the South African Conference and 11th in the Overall standings.

The Reds picked up a point for losing by seven or fewer points, but stayed fourth in the Australian Conference and 14th in the Overall log.

In next weekend's Round 16 action, the Sharks host the Rebels (Friday, May 29 at 19:10), while the Reds travel to Perth to play the Force (Saturday, May 30 at 11:40).

22 May 13:30
FULL-TIME: Reds 14-21 Sharks
22 May 13:29
80' - Hoffmann boots it out as the hooter sounds and the Sharks have broken their six-game losing drought!
22 May 13:28

79'  -The Sharks win a free kick at scrum time just outside the Reds 22m line. They take a quick tap, with less than 30 seconds remaining...

22 May 13:27
78' - Chadwick is leaving the field for the Sharks now...
22 May 13:26

78' - Chadwick now down, receiving attention for the Sharks...

But it looks like the Durbanites are going to ground out a hard fought win here today...

22 May 13:24
76' - Samu Kerevi again bursts through the Sharks midfield, but then kicks the ball away, with Cronje taking the mark for the Sharks...
22 May 13:23
75' - Some sloppy defence in midfield from the Sharks, but luckily for them the Reds run out of space. Some shocking defence from JP Pietersen, in particular...
22 May 13:20

72' - The  Reds back onto the attack now, close to the Sharks tryline...

But luckily for the Sharks, accidental off-side scuppers a great attacking chance for the hosts...

22 May 13:19
70' - Sharks sub: Ungerer has now been replaced, just after scoring. Looks like he injured his leg scoring that try. Conrad Hoffmann replaces him.
22 May 13:18

69' - Cronje misses the conversion attempt.

Reds 14-21 Sharks

22 May 13:17

68' - Stefan Ungerer scores possibly one of the easiest tries he'll ever score after O'Connor, who tried to clear, kicks it straight into him.

Blooper of the year?

22 May 13:16
68' - TRY to the Sharks!
22 May 13:16
67' - The Reds surge up into Sharks territory, but a monster tackle from JP Pietersen forces a turnover. The Sharks then counter themselves as play moves back intothe Reds 22m area...
22 May 13:12
65' - A good tactical kick from Cronje brings play into the Reds' 22m area...
22 May 13:10
63' - News filtering through is that Steyn has picked up a pectoral muscle injury...
22 May 13:10
62' - Mvovo busts a tackle out wide to bring play into the red zone, but then needlessly passes the ball to no-one and scupper a promising attacking chance for the Sharks...
22 May 13:08
61' - Sharks sub: Lourens Adriaanse on at prop for Jannie du Plessis.
22 May 13:07
60' - Sharks sub: Frans Steyn off, replaced by Waylon Murray.
22 May 13:02
56' - Another error from Cronje who drops a pass from Ungerer in midfield. It was a poor pass though, along the ground...
22 May 13:00
54' - Great work on the ground from Bismarck du Plessis who wins a penalty and brings some welcome relief for the Sharks...
22 May 12:59
54' - Reds back attacking close to the Sharks 22m line...
22 May 12:57
51' - Sharks sub: Chadwick on at prop for The Beast.
22 May 12:57
51' - Oh dear, terrible error from Cronje as he kicks the ensuing kick-off out over the dead-ball line...
22 May 12:56

51' - CONVERSION by O'Connor.

Reds 14-16 Sharks

22 May 12:56

50' - TRY to the Reds!

Reds inside centre Samu Kerevi barges over for a try close to the posts.

22 May 12:54

48' - Stupid from Reds scrumhalf Will Genia who kicks possession away with his team on attack.

However, he's lucky as they win a penalty...

22 May 12:53
47' - A scrum penalty to the Reds. It's in range but they opt for an attacking lineout...
22 May 12:52
47' - A bit comical out there as the ball gets stuck in a Reds player's jersey. Luckily No 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia now has his jersey back...
22 May 12:47
42' - After several phases of attack, Steyn opts for a drop goal with his left foot. He slips and it's a terrible kick. Chance gone begging for Sharks...
22 May 12:46
41' - Sharks attacking inside the red zone...
22 May 12:44

Welcome back for the second half!

Cronje gets play started...

22 May 12:38


Reds 67%

Sharks 33%

22 May 12:38


Reds 63%

Sharks 37%

22 May 12:37


Reds 6

Sharks 9

22 May 12:37


Reds 33

Sharks 62

22 May 12:36


Reds 69

Sharks 37

22 May 12:36


Reds 294

Sharks 166

22 May 12:32

HALF-TIME: Reds 7-16 Sharks

Join us in about 10 minutes for the second half...

22 May 12:30

39' - PENALTY slotted by Steyn.

Reds 7-16 Sharks

  • 80'

    The Sharks run down the clock with pick-up-and-goes from their forwards close to the Reds' 22-metre line. When the siren sounds to indicate full-time Conrad Hoffmann boots the ball into touch. The Sharks throw their hands up in delight as they have just won their first match on their Australasian tour! The Reds had plenty of possession but, in the end, they committed too many handling errors.

  • 80'

    Reds 14 Sharks 21

  • 78'

    There's more bad new for the Sharks as replacement prop Dale Chadwick is forced off with what looks a rib injury. Beast Mtawarira returns to the playing field.

  • 76'

    Kerevi shrugs off a tackle and offloads to Kuridrani, who is tackled into touch by Cronje inside the Sharks' 22!

  • 73'

    The Reds are trying hard to strike back! They are on the attack inside the visitors' 22 and take the ball through the phases with their forwards. Genia then puts Hanson into a gap but he is brought to ground 10 metres from the line by a desperate tackle from Pietersen!

  • 70'

    TRY, SHARKS, UNGERER! 14-21. The Sharks have just scored a bizarre try! The Reds are under the cosh inside their 22 and O'Connor tries to clear his line. His effort is a shocking one and goes straight into the arms of Ungerer who gets over the tryline without having a hand laid on him! Cronje misses with the conversion attempt.

  • 67'

    Cronje kicks upfield for Mvovo to chase but his effort is too long and Hunt dots down behind his try-line.

  • 65'

    Genia launches a perfectly-weighted box kick but Lwazi gathers brilliantly close to his 10-metre line despite the attentions of several Reds chasers.

  • 62'

    The Reds go on a drive from a line-out inside their 22 and Gill catches the visitors by surprise as he breaks away from the maul! He makes some headway and is eventually brought to ground by a desperate tackle from Ungerer on the Reds' 10-metre line!

  • 59'

    The Reds have stepped up a gear in a bid to take the lead but lose momentum when James Horwill knocks on after a tackle from Bismarck du Plessis, just inside the Sharks' half.

  • 56'

    Hanson is penalised for playing the ball on the ground at a ruck. Cronje kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the halfway line.

  • 54'

    The Reds attack from close to the halfway line and O'Connor tries to go through a gap but his progress is halted by a text-book tackle from Ungerer.

  • 52'

    CONVERSION, REDS, O'CONNOR. 14-16. O'Connor lands the easy extras to narrow the gap to two points!

  • 51'

    TRY, REDS, KEREVI! 12-16. The Reds are hammering away at the Sharks' tryline and Samu Kerevi runs onto a flat pass from Genia before crashing over with two defenders on his back!

  • 49'

    The Sharks front row are penalised for illegal scrummaging. Hunt kicks for touch and puts the ball out just inside the visitors' 22.

  • 46'

    The Reds launch an attack with their backs close to the halfway line but make little headway as Hunt loses possession after taking a big hit from Esterhuizen!

  • 44'

    It's all Sharks at the moment as they attack deep inside the Reds' 22. The Du Plessis brother, Botha, Bothma and Andre Esterhuizen all handle the ball but the Reds' defence hold firm. Steyn eventually tries to land a drop goal but slips and is well short of the target!

  • 41'

    Cronje gets the second half underway with a high, hanging kick which rob Simmons gathers inside his 22 where the Reds set up a maul.

  • 40'

    The Reds attack from a line-out just inside their half. The maul for about 10 metres before Genia gathers and offloads to Thomson. He passes to O'Connor who is ushered into touch five metres inside the Sharks' half. The referee blows his whistle to indicate half-time and the players head into the sheds. The visitors deserve their lead as they've held the upperhand for most of the half. There have been some good moments for the Reds too but they'll have to up the ante in the second half if they want to secure a win.

  • 39'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 16-7. Steyn lands a penalty from about 47 metres out after the Reds' front row are pinged again for illegal scrummaging.

  • 36'

    Jannie du Plessis is pinged for using his hands at a ruck. Hunt puts the resulting penalty into touch five metres from the visitors' 22-metre line.

  • 34'

    Hanson runs onto a pass from Genia and breaks a tackle1 He makes some headway but is eventually brought to ground close to the Sharks' 22 by Bismarck du Plessis.

  • 32'

    There's some concern in the Sharks ranks as Lewies receives medical attention for a leg injury. He is eventually taken off on a stretcher and replaced by Mouritz Botha.

  • 31'

    Holmes is penalised when he hold onto the ball on the ground. Steyn puts the resulting penalty out midway between his 10-metre line and the halfway mark.

  • 29'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN. 13-7. Steyn adds another three-pointer after the Reds front row are pinged for illegal scrummaging.

  • 27'

    Genia and Pietersen trade kicks and the Springbok's effort bounces around inside the Reds' 22 where the Wallaby gathers. He offloads to McIntyre, who kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to the halfway line.

  • 25'

    CONVERSION, REDS, O'CONNOR! 10-7. James O'Connor narrows the gap to three points with a superb place-kick from close to the touchline!

  • 24'

    TRY, REDS, KURIDRANI! 10-5. The Reds launch an attack from close to the halfway line and Kerevi, Jake Schatz, Gill and Genia all handle as they take the ball into the Sharks' 22! Genia offloads to Adam Thomson who throws a long pass to Kuridrani, who scores in the left-hand corner!

  • 22'

    The Sharks launch a driving maul from a line-out deep inside the Reds 22 and go close to the home side's try-line! It all comes to nothing though as several forwards are pinged for obstruction.

  • 20'

    The Sharks are on the attack just outside the Reds' 22 and JP Pietersen, Bothma and Beast Mtawarira are prominent ball carriers.

  • 18'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, STEYN! 0-10. Steyn shows his class as he lands the two-pointer from up against the touchline!

  • 17'

    TRY, SHARKS, UNGERER! 0-8. The Sharks get a good right shoulder at a scrum just outside the Reds' 22 and Stefan Ungerer goes on the attack! He sells Kuridrani a dummy before turning on the afterburners and gets over in the right-hand corner!

  • 16'

    The Sharks launch an attack close to the Reds'' 10-metre line and Steyn throws a long pass to Lwazi Mvovo, who gains some ground but Samu Kerevi eventually brings him to ground just outside the home side''s 22.

  • 13'

    The Reds break out and Gill is in the clear close to the halfway mark! He throws a speculative pass to James Hanson but the ball goes into touch.

  • 11'

    The Reds take the ball through the phases close to the Sharks' 10-metre line but are soon penalised when Karmichael Hunt goes off his feet at a ruck. Cronje puts the ball out about seven metres from the Reds' 22.

  • 8'

    Chris Kuridrani gets the ball inside the Sharks' 22 and runs through a tackle from Cronje! He surges towards the tryline and manages to dot down in the corner but puts a foot into touch after a challenge from Bismarck du Plessis!

  • 7'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN. 0-3. Frans Steyn gets the game's opening points from the kicking tee after Gill is blown up for offside play on defence.

  • 5'

    Greg Holmes is pinged for dropping his bind at a scrum. Lionel Cronje kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to the halfway mark.

  • 3'

    Will Genia breaks around the fringe of a ruck and offloads to Liam Gill who gets through a half gap! He's soon inside the Sharks' 22 but is brought to ground by Stephan Lewies.

  • 1'

    The Reds kick off from left to right and Renaldo Bothma gathers before setting up a ruck just outside his 22.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of the second Super Rugby game of the day between the Reds and the Sharks in Brisbane. Both teams are in need of a win after difficult campaigns.

  • 0'

    Reds head coach Richard Graham has made one change to his matchday squad for this clash. In the most consistent week-to-week line-up this season, the only change to last week?s side sees wing Lachie Turner replaced by Chris Kuridrani due to concussion.

  • 0'

    Sharks boss Gary Gold has made one change to his starting XV. Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira returns to the run-on side in place of Dale Chadwick who drops down to the bench where he takes over from Matt Stevens. The only other changes to the matchday squad sees Giant Mtyanda taking over from Mouritz Botha as lock cover and Fred Zeilinga replacing Waylon Murray as a backline reserve.

  • 0'

    Reds 7 Sharks 16

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Reds Sharks
  • 2 Tries 2
    • 23' Chris Kuridrani
    • 50' Samu Kerevi
    • 16' Stefan Ungerer
    • 68' Stefan Ungerer
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 23' James O''Connor
    • 50' James O''Connor
    • 17' Francois Steyn
  • 0 Penalties 3
    • 6' Francois Steyn
    • 28' Francois Steyn
    • 38' Francois Steyn
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • James Slipper
  • James Hanson
  • Greg Holmes
  • Rob Simmons
  • James Horwill
  • Adam Thomson
  • Liam Gill
  • Jake Schatz
  • Will Genia
  • Jake McIntyre
  • Chris Kuridrani
  • Samu Kerevi
  • Karmichael Hunt
  • Chris Feauai-Sautia
  • James O'Connor
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  • 5
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  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Bismarck Du Plessis
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Marco Wentzel
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Willem Alberts
  • Renaldo Bothma
  • Stefan Ungerer
  • Lionel Cronje
  • Sibusiso Sithole
  • Francois Steyn
  • J.P Pietersen
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Andrew Ready
  • Pettowa Paraka
  • Sam Talakai
  • Ed O'Donoghue
  • Lolo Fakaosilea
  • Nick Frisby
  • Sam Greene
  • Ben Tapuai
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  • Franco Marais
  • Dale Chadwick
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Mouritz Botha
  • Ettienne Oosthuizen
  • Conrad Hoffmann
  • Fred Zeilinga
  • Waylon Murray

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