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2014/04/19 | 15:00 |  Super Rugby | Kings Park, Durban |  Full Time
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As it happened: Sharks v Cheetahs

2014-04-19 14:30
Last Updated at 02:13

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Tendai Mtawarira received the best player accolade.

16:51 - In next week's action, the Sharks host the Highlanders, while the Cheetahs host the Stormers.

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16:45 - KEY STATS

Metres run: Sharks 445-442 Cheetahs
Carries: Sharks 104-88 Cheetahs
Defenders beaten: Sharks 15-8 Cheetahs
Clean breaks: Sharks 8-4 Cheetahs
Tackles made: Sharks 57-95 Cheetahs
Missed tackles: Sharks 8-15 Cheetahs
Turnovers won: Sharks 4-11 Cheetahs
Kicks in play: Sharks 40-39 Cheetahs
Rucks won: Sharks 70-49 Cheetahs
Rucks lost: Sharks 5-8 Cheetahs
Lineouts won: Sharks 11-9 Cheetahs
Lineouts lost: Sharks 3-3 Cheetahs
Scrums won: Sharks 8-3 Cheetahs
Scrums lost: Sharks 0-1 Cheetahs
Penalties conceded: Sharks 7-14 Cheetahs

16:45 - PICTURE

Frans Steyn booted the Sharks to victory... (Gallo Images)

16:42 - FULL-TIME: Sharks 19-8 Cheetahs

Not the most attractive game of rugby, but the Sharks deserved their win. They remain unbeaten at home and stay on top of the overall log.

16:41 - Cheetahs launch one last attack as the hooter sounds... But a knock on on half-way ends it.

16:41 - It's just short of the crossbar. Unusual for Steyn....

16:40 - Sharks win a penalty just inside their own half. Steyn will line up to run down the clock. Some tired bodies out there now...

16:38 - The game is opening up here in the last few minutes as both teams chase more tries...

16:36 - But Strauss misses his jumpers and Kankowski pounces to sprint 60m up-field! Only a great tackle by Cornal Hendricks stops him from scoring...

16:35 - The Cheetahs aren't giving up. They have an attacking lineout five metres out, with just over five minutes remaining.

16:34 - Heimar Williams has replaced Jaco van Tonder at wing for the Sharks...

16:34 - Heinrich Brüssow has returned from the sin-bin. He actually spent 11 minutes there...

16:33 - CONVERSION by Steyn.

Sharks 19-8 Cheetahs after 72 minutes.

16:32 - TRY! Sharks No 7 Jean Deysel barges over after a great break from Tim Swiel.

That's Deysel's 1st Super Rugby try in his 60th match!

16:30 - Willie le Roux drops a high ball just outside his own 22 to give the Sharks a great attacking scrum....

16:27 - Watts misses the conversion. It looked like going over, but went just under the uprights.

Sharks 12-8 Cheetahs after 67 minutes.

16:26 - TRY! Hennie Daniller charges a Frans Steyn kick down which Rayno Benjamin follows up to score in the corner. First try in the game!

16:26 - Watts misses the tough penalty attempt to the right...

16:24 - Cheetahs win a kickable penalty after one of their players is brought down at a lineout.

16:24 - Teboho Mohoje has replaced Jean Cook at flank for the Cheetahs, while Rossouw de Klerk replaces Maks van Dyk at prop.

16:23 - Steyn converts the PENALTY from in front.

Sharks 12-3 Cheetahs after 62 minutes.

16:22 - Sharks skipper Bismarck du Plessis is off for a concussion test after his own team-mate, Willem Alberts, smashed into him. Kyle Cooper replaces him.


Heinrich Brüssow is sin-binned for slowing the Sharks' ball down. Referee Jaco Peyper feels he ruined a try-scoring opportunity for the Sharks there...

16:19 - Sharks camping in the Cheetahs 22m area now, launching wave after wave of attack...

16:18 - Two Sharks replacements. Lourens Adriaanse and Ryan Kankowski on. Jannie du Plessis and Keegan Daniel off.

16:17 - PICTURE

Opposite numbers Tim Swiel and Elgar Watts (Gallo Images)

16:12 - Keegan Daniel starts a promising Sharks move when he throws it in quickly on half-way. He threw that miles forward by the way. Lucky for him - and the Sharks - no-one spotted it...

16:09 - PENALTY converted by Steyn.

Sharks 9-3 Cheetahs after 51 minutes.

16:08 - Again, the Cheetahs are penalised at scrum time. Steyn will line up from just inside the Cheetahs half, in the middle of the field. He will easily have the distance...

16:07 - Jaco Peyper halts a Cheetahs move just inside their own half by calling a forward pass. The players look at him in amazement. Only Peyper saw that as a forward pass...

16:04 - PENALTY converted by Steyn.

Sharks 6-3 Cheetahs after 46 minutes.

16:03 - Another scrum penalty for Sharks as Van Dyk is again penalised. 

Frans Steyn will line up, about 20m in-field.

He has - as earlier predicted - taken over the goal-kicking duties from a miss-firing Swiel.

16:02 - Sharks rhythm still not there as a promising move ends with Jaco van Tonder knocking it on out wide...

16:01 - Trevor Nyakane has replaced Caylib Oosthuizen at prop for the Cheetahs.

16:00 - Early attacking platform for the Sharks as Cheetahs prop Maks van Dyk is penalised for wheeling the scrum. Steyn kicks it deep into Cheetahs territory...

15:59 - PICTURE

Willem Alberts with a big tackle on Elgar Watts... (Gallo Images)

15:58 - Welcome back for the second half. Watts starts proceedings...


Metres run: Sharks 189-213 Cheetahs
Carries: Sharks 49-43 Cheetahs
Defenders beaten: Sharks 7-6 Cheetahs
Clean breaks: Sharks 3-1 Cheetahs
Tackles made: Sharks 24-39 Cheetahs
Tackles missed: Sharks 6-7 Cheetahs
Turnovers won: Sharks 1-6 Cheetahs
Kicks in play: Sharks 24-25 Cheetahs
Rucks won: Sharks 27-18 Cheetahs
Rucks lost: Sharks 5-3 Cheetahs
Lineouts won: Sharks 6-4 Cheetahs
Lineouts lost: Sharks 3-1 Cheetahs
Scrums won: Sharks 4-3 Cheetahs
Scrums lost: Sharks 0-0 Cheetahs
Penalties conceded: Sharks 5-8 Cheetahs

15:46 - Frans Steyn will likely take over the goal-kicking duties in the second period...

15:45 - Oh dear, Swiel misses it from in front and that's HALF-TIME: Sharks 3-3 Cheetahs.

Not the most entertaining half of rugby I've ever witnessed!


Tonderai Chavhanga has pulled a hamstring and is replaced by SP Marais.

15:44 - Penalty in front for the Sharks as Heinrich Brüssow transgresses at a ruck.

15:42 - Frans Steyn lines up a drop attempt from just inside his own half, but misses it to the right...

15:40 - But the Sharks lose it and Willie le Roux counters by sprinting 50m up-field. He passes inside to Pretorius, who is isolated and the Sharks win a penalty...

15:39 - Another kickable penalty for the Sharks as the Cheetahs transgress after a dominant Sharks driving maul. But it's a tough one close to the touchline and the hosts opt for a lineout instead...

15:37 - PENALTY converted by Swiel.

Sharks 3-3 Cheetahs after 32 minutes.

15:36 - The Sharks get another chance for points when the Jean Cook is penalised for a late tackle. Swiel to line up a relatively easy kick...

15:33 - The Cheetahs win a penalty at scrum time just inside their own half. Sarel Pretorius takes a quick tap which allows the Cheetahs a chance to attack close to the Sharks' 22m area. They swing it wide, before loose forward Jean Cook drops it standing out on the wing...

Someone needs to spark this game into life!


Andries Ferreira is on for Lood de Jager who has broken his finger!

15:29 - A promising Sharks attack close to the Cheetahs 22m line is halted when Swiel kicks it away - and then into one of his opponents who is caught in an accidental off-side position. A big sigh from the home crowd!

15:28 - No flow yet in this game. A bit of a stop, start affair...

15:27 - TWEET

Does this derby strangely lack intensity so far or is it just me? - Rob Houwing

15:23 - The Sharks almost score against the run of play when Sadie drops the ball just short of half-way. Chavhanga sprints clear but is caught before passing to Swiel who is then penalised for getting up after being held in a tackle. Cheetahs off the hook...

15:20 - The Beast sparks the crowd into life when he runs 40m from inside his own 22!

It allows the Sharks to surge into Cheetahs territory, but they then undo all the hard work when they are penalised at a ruck...

15:18 - A lot of kicking early on in this game. After 17 minutes, the Sharks have kicked 14 times, compared to the 16 by the Cheetahs.

15:16 - However, the Cheetahs steal the lineout and kick up-field...

15:15 - A high tackle from Jean Cook on Swiel gives the Sharks a chance to set up an attacking lineout inside Cheetahs territory...

15:13 - In case you didn't realise, JP Pietersen was withdrawn before kick-off. Jaco van Tonder started at right wing, with Tonderai Chavhanga moving to left wing.

15:09 - Some enterprising play early on from the Cheetahs. A promising move out wide is halted when Watts knocks it on though...

15:07 - PENALTY by Elgar Watts.

Sharks 0-3 Cheetahs after 5 minutes.

15:06 - A strong lineout maul from halfway sees the Cheetahs surge up-field into Sharks territory. They win a penalty in front of the posts as Sithole goes off his feet at a ruck...

15:03 - Oh dear, Swiel misses a sitter! Nerves getting the better of the youngster...

15:01 - Cheetahs immediately penalised at the first ruck for going off their feet - Boom Prinsloo the culprit.

Swiel will get a chance to line up, just to the right of the uprights, about 20m out.

15:01 - Tim Swiel gets play underway. Jaco Peyper is the referee.

14:58 - The Cheetahs are playing in their predominantly orange away kit today... To me, it looks better than their pale home kit.

14:56 - Good to see Heinrich Brüssow back for the Cheetahs today. They really needed him on the ground against the Crusaders last week - as did the Bulls earlier today...

In case you missed the Bulls' loss to the Waratahs, CLICK HERE to see how things unfolded.

14:50 - QUOTE

"He must be a bit calmer. I think he's starting to talk a bit too much to the referees," Nick Mallett on Sharks skipper Bismarck du Plessis.


Sharks won 7, lost 4; 265 points for, 207 against; 26 tries for, 21 against.

Average score: 24-19 in favour of the Sharks.

14:40 - WEATHER

It's picture-perfect conditions in Durban today. Lets hope for some running rugby!


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Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Marius Jonker (South Africa)
TMO: Deon van Blommenstein (South Africa)


2013: Cheetahs won 12-6, Durban
2013: Sharks won 29-22, Bloemfontein
2012: Sharks won 34-15, Durban
2012: Sharks won 34-20, Bloemfontein
2011: Sharks won 23-18, Bloemfontein
2011: Sharks won 24-9, Durban



15. Lwazi Mvovo, 14. Jaco van Tonder, 13. S’bura Sithole, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. Tonderai Chavhanga, 10. Tim Swiel, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Keegan Daniel, 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Willem Alberts, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Etienne Oosthuizen, 20. Ryan Kankowski, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Heimar Williams, 23. SP Marais


15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Jean Cook, 7 Boom Prinsloo, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Rossouw de Klerk, 19 Andries Ferreira, 20 Teboho Mohoje, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Riaan Smith, 23 Raymond Rhule

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  • 1 Tries 1
    • 70' Jean Deysel
    • 65' Rayno Benjamin
  • 1 Conversions 0
    • 71' Francois Steyn
  • 4 Penalties 1
    • 31' Tim Swiel
    • 45' Francois Steyn
    • 51' Francois Steyn
    • 62' Francois Steyn
    • 5' Elgar Watts
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 61' Heinrich Brussow
  • 0 Red Cards 0
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  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Bismarck Du Plessis
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  • Willem Alberts
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Jean Deysel
  • Keegan Daniel
  • Charl McLeod
  • Tim Swiel
  • Tonderai Chavhanga
  • Francois Steyn
  • Sibusiso Sithole
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  • Lwazi Mvovo
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  • Caylib Oosthuizen
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Nicolaas Van Dyk
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Francois Uys
  • Heinrich Brussow
  • Jean Cook
  • Boom Prinsloo
  • Sarel Pretorius
  • Elgar Watts
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Rayno Benjamin
  • Johann Sadie
  • Cornall Hendricks
  • Hennie Daniller
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Dale Chadwick
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Ettienne Oosthuizen
  • Ryan Kankowski
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  • Rayno Barnes
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Rossouw De Klerk
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Teboho Mohoje
  • Shaun Venter
  • Riaan Smit
  • Raymond Rhule

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