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As it happened: Sharks 34 Stormers 12

2015-06-13 18:05
Last Updated at 01:30
13 Jun 21:03
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Sharks 34 Stormers 12

13 Jun 20:56

79' - CONVERSION slotted by Zeilinga. 

Sharks 34 Stormers 12

13 Jun 20:55

78' - TRY to the Sharks!

Ndungane scores the fifth try for the Sharks. The ball is shifted out to the right to Sithole in space. He draws the last defender and offloads out the back of his hand. Ndungane has too much pace for Kolisi on cover defence.

Sharks 32 Stormers 12

13 Jun 20:53
76' - Sharks substitution. Bismarck du Plessis is giving a rousing ovation as he steps off the field for the last time for the Sharks. He is replaced by Marais
13 Jun 20:51

75' - YELLOW CARD to Du Preez.

Du Preez will spend the last 5 minutes in the bin after a terrible tip tackle on Mvovo

13 Jun 20:50
In other breaking news, Frans Ludeke has stepped down as coach of the Bulls franchise. 
13 Jun 20:47
71' - A try goes a begging for the Stormers as Taute kicks a loose ball ahead and collects as he goes over the line. As he does so he is tackled by Mvovo and the ball is dislodged. The Sharks have a 5m defensive scrum. 
13 Jun 20:45
69' - Sharks substitution. Willem Alberts also gets a standing ovation as he leaves the field for the last time for the Sharks. 
13 Jun 20:43
69' - More kicks ahead by the Sharks, but it seems to be working as Mvovo collects his own little dink.
13 Jun 20:40
65' - A host of Stormers changes now as they chase the game.
13 Jun 20:38

63' - CONVERSION slotted by Cronje.

Another excellent kick by the fly-half extends the Sharks lead.

Sharks 27 Stormers 12

13 Jun 20:37

62' - TRY to the Sharks!

Mvovo is the scorer! Put that down the the Sharks scrum as they win a tight-head give the ball the their backs. Cronje grubbers ahead and Mvovo runs onto the ball to score. That was a excellent kick by the Sharks flyhalf. That was the bonus point try. 

Sharks 25 Stormers 12

13 Jun 20:35
61' - More poor handling, this time the by Coetzee of the Sharks as he knocks on. 
13 Jun 20:33
59' - The Stormers spend a fair amount of time in the Sharks 22m area but with little effect. The Sharks win a penalty as Oosthuizen is over the ball but the Stormers player failed to release. 
13 Jun 20:31
56' - Sharks substitution. Jannie Du Plessis is given a standing ovation as he is replaced by Adriaanse.
13 Jun 20:27

52' - CONVERSION slotted by Cronje.

An excellent kick from the right hand touchline by the Sharks pivot.

Sharks 20 Stormers 12

13 Jun 20:26

50' - TRY to the Sharks!

Du Plessis started it with a brilliant little grubber, collected by Esterhuizen who found Bothma and finally Ndungane in space. It seemed certain that he would score but the Stormers managed to pull him in. The ball found its way out to Du Plessis out on the right hand side and he stepped over the line to score, despite the attentions of a Stormers player. 

Sharks 18 Stormers 12

13 Jun 20:22

48' - PENALTY slotted by Coleman. 

That's 4 out of 4 for the Stormers pivot. The Sharks lead is cut to 1 point.

Sharks 13 Stormers 12

13 Jun 20:21
46' - The Sharks backs are all deemed offside by the referee. Coleman will have a shot at goal from around 25m out.
13 Jun 20:17
44' - An excellent chip over the top by Ungerer is collected by Pietersen. The Sharks move the ball to the left into space but Du Plessis steps into touch a metre out from the line. . 
13 Jun 20:14
42' - A kick by Schreuder into the Sharks 22m area is a little long and easily dealt with by the home side. 
13 Jun 20:11
40' - Coleman gets the second half underway as the Stormers play from right to left. 
13 Jun 20:11
The Sharks had 70% of the possession in the first half.
13 Jun 19:59


Sharks 13 Stormers 9

13 Jun 19:59
Cronje cannot convert but the Sharks lead at half time. 
13 Jun 19:59

40' - TRY to the Sharks!

Ungerer has scored according to the TMO. A timely score for the home side. 

13 Jun 19:57
40' - Pietersen too is pulled down short of the line. Ungerer thinks he has sniped over. The referee will consult with his TMO. 
13 Jun 19:56
39' - The Sharks move menacingly into the Stormers 22m area with Du Plessis going a metre short of the line. 
13 Jun 19:54

37' - PENALTY slotted by Cronje.

The former Stormers man makes no mistake off the tee. The Sharks are back to within one point.

Sharks 8 Stormers 9

13 Jun 19:53

35' - Now the Sharks are awarded a scrum penalty. Both packs come together for a some "How's your father?" which is quickly diffused. Cronje will kick at goal. 

13 Jun 19:51

33' - PENALTY slotted by Coleman

The Stormers pivot has his kicking boots on today.

Sharks 5 Stormers 9

13 Jun 19:49
32' - The Stormers have another kickable penalty as Bothma is in front of the kicker. Poor from the Sharks. Coleman will have a shot at goal from right in front and around 35m out. 
13 Jun 19:48
31' - More handling errors, this time Taute cant hold onto the ball in the tackle. Unfortunately, this game is not much of a spectacle thus far. 
13 Jun 19:47
29' - A promising period of Sharks possession comes to an end as Willemse does well to get over the ball and the Sharks are pinged for not releasing. 
13 Jun 19:44
27' - This time the Sharks are awarded a penalty as Koch is offside at a lineout. Cronje clears downfield to setup a lineout in the Stormers half. 
13 Jun 19:41

24' - PENALTY slotted by Coleman.

The Stormers pivot makes no mistake as he puts his side back into the lead.

Sharks 5 Stormers 6

13 Jun 19:40
22' - Another basic error from the home side gifts the Stormers a penalty. This time Pietersen was in front of the kicker. Coleman will kick at goal. 
13 Jun 19:35
18' - Cronje cannot convert his own try. 
13 Jun 19:35

18' - TRY to the Sharks!

The TMO has ruled that Cronje pressed the ball first. The Sharks draw first blood in the try scoring stakes!

Sharks 5 Stormers 3

13 Jun 19:33
17' - The Sharks are convinced they have scored!  They hacked a loose ball downfield after poor handling by the Stormers backs. Taute fell on the ball but it rolled free from his grip. Cronje and Howard seem to touch the ball at exactly the same time. Good Luck to the TMO calling that!
13 Jun 19:31
15' - Taute tries to make his way through a few Sharks defenders but is brought down. The Sharks win a penalty as he fails to release with Coetzee all over the ball. Cronje can't find touch with his kick to the line. 
13 Jun 19:29
14' - The Stormers move into the Sharks 22m area but the Sharks turn the ball over but then lose it again! There was a knock-on by the home side during all of that so the Stormers have a scrum on the Sharks 22m area. 
13 Jun 19:26
12' - More poor handling by the Sharks gifts possession to the Stormers. This is a very stop/start game so far. 
13 Jun 19:25

10' - YELLOW CARD for Esterhuizen

Esterhuizen will spend 10 minutes in the bin for a dangerous tackle. 

13 Jun 19:22
10' - The TMO is called in to have a look at a potential dangerous tackle by Esterhuizen on Rhodes
13 Jun 19:21

9' - PENALTY converted by Coleman.

For all his goal kicking woes over the past few weeks, Coleman send that kick straight through the middle. That will ease his nerves.


13 Jun 19:20
7' - The Stormers have an early kickable penalty as Bothma is penalised for not releasing after making a great tackle on Coleman who had burst through a gap. Coleman will have a shot at goal. 
  • 80'

    Full-time: Sharks 34-12 Stormers

  • 79'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, ZEILINGA. 34-12. He adds the two.

  • 78'

    TRY, SHARKS, NDUNGANE. 32-12. Lovely try from the hosts as Sithole's offload down the right wing leaves Ndungane with a foot race which he wins.

  • 77'

    Cheers for Bismarck du Plessis who is replaced by Franco Marais. That's all three departing stalwarts off the field now.

  • 76'

    YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, DU PREEZ. Not what they were after as a fumble then leads to full-back Du Preez lifting Mvovo's legs above the horizontal in the tackle. Off he goes.

  • 75'

    The Stormers get a penalty for hands in the ruck and this one will be booted into the corner. Can they finish on a positive note?

  • 72'

    So close for Taute as a charged-down kick almost leads to the centre gathering and scoring. Unfortunately for him, Mvovo did enough to put him off so it's a five-metre scrum to the Sharks.

  • 70'

    Next to receive a rousing ovation is Alberts as his last act is a decent kick into the corner, five metres from the Stormers line.

  • 69'

    The cross-kick from Zeilinga comes to nought so it will be a 22 drop-out for the Stormers as wholesale changes are made by both sides.

  • 68'

    Plenty of kicking at the moment before replacement Fred Zeilinga takes contact on his own ten-metre. Now here he is again, taking his side to within 30 metres of the Stormers line.

  • 65'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, CRONJE. 27-12. From bang in front.

  • 63'

    TRY, SHARKS, MVOVO. 25-12. The visitors lose a scrum against the head now and it hurts them badly, with Mvovo collecting a grubber kick through to score their fourth try.

  • 60'

    An hour gone in Pretoria as Cronje kicks a penalty up to halfway. Eight points in this one so the Stormers need two scores to win.

  • 58'

    Applause for the departing Jannie du Plessis as he comes off for the last time in a Sharks jersey. Lourens Adriaanse is his replacement.

  • 56'

    Nothing comes of that one as the Sharks replacement, Khaya Majola, knocks on in contact fifteen metres out. Stormers scrum.

  • 54'

    Five-metre line-out coming up for the Sharks. Can they use that driving maul to good effect? Bismarck prepares to throw.

  • 52'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, CRONJE. 20-12. Excellent kick.

  • 51'

    TRY, SHARKS, B DU PLESSIS. 18-12. Bismarck starts and finishes the score as his grubber kick on halfway results in him being handed the ball by Ndungane on the right wing. Good try.

  • 49'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN. 13-12. Offside from the Sharks backline 20 metres out from their own line so up steps Coleman to bring his side back to within one point. No mistake.

  • 46'

    Now the Sharks almost score as Ungerer's clever chip over the top leads to Pietersen collecting. From the resulting phase it looked like Jannie du Plessis was over but his brother's foot was in touch just before his pass to him five metres out.

  • 44'

    Not the most intelligent move from Schreuder now as he taps a penalty quickly and becomes isolated, thus losing possession on the Sharks 22. Those were easily kickable points for Coleman too.

  • 43'

    Almost an early score for the Stormers but Schreuder's grubber through rolls dead in-goal so it will be a Sharks drop-out on their 22.

  • 41'

    Welcome back to coverage of this game in Durban as the Sharks look to finish their season with a win. The Stormers meanwhile know they will have a home knockout fixture against the Brumbies next week regardless of the result.

  • 40'

    Cronje misses the conversion so it's 13-9 at the break in favour of the Sharks. Join us again after the interval for the second-half.

  • 39'

    TRY, SHARKS, UNGERER. 13-9. The Sharks are looking to finish the half with a flourish and they do just that, with scrum-half Ungerer dotting down after a snipe from close-range. They will go in in front.

  • 38'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, CRONJE. 8-9. Back to a one-point game.

  • 36'

    Sharks possession on the Stormers ten-metre via the scrum and it's a big set-piece from the hosts, which results in a penalty. Captain Marco Wentzel points to the uprights.

  • 34'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN. 5-9. Lovely strike.

  • 33'

    Another error in the game as now Taute fumbles in contact after a big hit from Esterhuizen. Sharks scrum on their 22 before the ball is sent skywards up to halfway, but Bothma is in front of the kicker. Chance for Coleman to go for goal again.

  • 30'

    That's strong work from Stormers hooker Michael Willemse on the ground as he wins a relieving penalty near to his 22. Coleman clears very well into Sharks territory.

  • 28'

    Vincent Koch is caught offside at the ruck so it's easy metres for the Sharks, into the Stormers territory. Can they get their driving maul going here? No, they go right to the tail and look for quick ball.

  • 25'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN. 5-6. A gift shot for the Stormers as Pietersen is clearly in front of Cronje when the fly-half sent up a high kick.

  • 22'

    That try decision could have gone either way but the Stormers can't let that upset them as the Sharks throw in on halfway. Esterhuizen is back on by the way.

  • 20'

    Cronje's conversion attempt is missed.

  • 19'

    TRY, SHARKS, CRONJE. 5-3. From a loose Stormers pass, the Sharks hack downfield and the chase is on, with Odwa Ndungane looking to win it. The ball comes loose again and the TMO adjudges Cronje to have grounded it first. Try time.

  • 18'

    The short answer is no as they fail to release in the tackle so the Sharks can clear through Cronje. But wait, he misses touch and then Stefan Ungerer fumbles 30 metres from his own line. Coach killer.

  • 16'

    Good field position for the Stormers now as they are about to pack down 20 metres from the Sharks line. Can they make this numerical advantage count?

  • 13'

    But Pietersen spills a loose pass so possession is coughed up. After a positive opening, errors are blighting this game.

  • 12'

    So the Sharks are down on the scoreboard and down a man but do have possession 40 metres from the Stormers line. It's kept tight for now.

  • 10'

    YELLOW CARD, SHARKS, ESTERHUIZEN. Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen is sent to the sin-bin after making a tip tackle on Stormers flanker Michael Rhodes. No complaints there.

  • 9'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN. 0-3. No mistake there.

  • 8'

    Renaldo Bothma is penalised for not releasing the tackled player, who was Kurt Coleman. That means the fly-half will have a shot at goal from 30 metres out on the angle.

  • 6'

    That's one in the win column for the Sharks front-row as referee Glen Jackson blows for a scrum penalty against Stormers loosehead prop Oli Kebble. Sharks ball on halfway again.

  • 4'

    The Sharks make some early carries through their powerful forwards but they've only made five metres before Tendai Mtawarira fumbles. He wasn't expecting that.

  • 2'

    Knock-on from Stormers full-back Du Preez so we will pack down on halfway with the Sharks about to put in. Fast start.

  • 1'

    Here we go then with Lionel Cronje kicking off for the Sharks.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the last game of the Super Rugby regular-season, which sees the Sharks host the Stormers in Durban. Both these teams are playing for pride as the Stormers know they cannot finish any higher than third in the standings while the hosts' play-off hopes are long gone.

  • 0'

    The Sharks have named an unchanged backline to the one that beat the Rebels a fortnight ago but the pack sees the return of Marcell Coetzee at openside. Etienne Oosthuizen moves into the second-row in place of Mouritz Botha, who isn't in the 23.

  • 0'

    The Stormers have made 14 changes to their starting XV with Nizaam Carr keeping his spot and running out at number eight. There are three debutants in the squad, with Robert du Preez starting at full-back while flanker Sikhumbuzo Notshe and hooker Michael Willemse also make their first starts at this level.

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Sharks Stormers
  • 5 Tries 0
    • 17' Lionel Cronje
    • 40' Stefan Ungerer
    • 50' Bismarck Du Plessis
    • 62' Lwazi Mvovo
    • 78' Odwa Ndungane
  • 3 Conversions 0
    • 52' Lionel Cronje
    • 63' Lionel Cronje
    • 79' Fred Zeilinga
  • 1 Penalties 4
    • 37' Lionel Cronje
    • 8' Kurt Coleman
    • 24' Kurt Coleman
    • 33' Kurt Coleman
    • 48' Kurt Coleman
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 9' Andre Esterhuizen
    • 75' Robert du Preez
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Bismarck Du Plessis
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Ettienne Oosthuizen
  • Marco Wentzel
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Willem Alberts
  • Renaldo Bothma
  • Stefan Ungerer
  • Lionel Cronje
  • Sibusiso Sithole
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • J.P Pietersen
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • Lwazi Mvovo
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  • Oliver Kebble
  • Michael Willemse
  • Vincent Koch
  • Jean Kleyn
  • Ruan Botha
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Michael Rhodes
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Pat Howard
  • Jaco Taute
  • Huw Jones
  • John-Ben Kotze
  • Robert du Preez
  • Franco Marais
  • Dale Chadwick
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Lubabalo Mtyanda
  • Khaya Majola
  • Cameron Wright
  • Fred Zeilinga
  • Heimar Williams
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  • Neil Rautenbach
  • Alistair Vermaak
  • Wilco Louw
  • Jan de Klerk
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Godlin Masimla
  • Seabelo Senatla
  • Jacobus Van Wyk

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