As it happened: Sharks v Kings

2013-07-13 16:35

Live scoring and interactive commentary from the Sharks v Kings Super Rugby clash in Durban.


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    SHARKS 58-13 KINGS 
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18:55 - The Sharks' Super Rugby season ends here, while the Kings now shift their attention to the promotion-relegation matches against the Lions on July 26 and August 3.

18:56 - PICTURE

Odwa Ndungane had a cracking game for the Sharks (Gallo Images)

18:50 - FINAL SCORE:

Sharks 58-13 Kings. Click HERE for a full match report.

18:49 - Jacques Botes takes the last conversion but misses it slightly to the left as the GAME ENDS.

18:48 - TRY for the Sharks to Bosman who scores in the corner after the Sharks launched a counter attack deep in their own half following a Kings handling error.

18:46 - Attacking scrum for the Sharks 40m out with one minute remaining. But the Kings get a penalty from the ensuing scrum and launch one last attack...


Weak decision from the referee. You can't give a yellow card for a poep Mr Ref - @Coachdivvy

18:43 - Kings wing Hadleigh Parkes is sent to the SIN BIN for a dangerous tackle on Lwazi Mvovo. Harsh decision though! Commentator Joel Stransky says it's a "SHOCKER" by the assistant referee.


I love how everyone says the Kings have exceeded expectations this year. They finished last, how much worse could they have been? - Banana Boys

18:41 - TRY for debutant Zeilinga after a great backline move from the home side. Bosman misses yet again! He's having a shocker with the boot now. Sharks 53-13 Kings after 75 minutes.


Kings: Thabo Mamojelle on for lock Steven Sykes and Shaun venter on for Nicola Vergallo at scrumhalf.

18:38 - TRY! Skipper Keegan Daniel goes over after breaking from the scrum. Bosman again missed the conversion. Sharks 43-13 Kings after 73 minutes.

18:37 - Big Willem Alberts stopped just short of scoring under the posts after a good tackle from Shane Gates. Sharks 43-13 Kings with nine minutes left. The Sharks will have an attacking scrum.

18:34 - PICTURE

Fred Zeilinga just before making his Super Rugby debut - Paul Jordaan (Twitter)


Debutant Fed Zeilinga on for wing JP Pietersen and Jandre Marais on for lock Edwin Hewitt.

18:29 - TWEET

Sharks had an unfortunate season. Would have been good to see them qualify for the play-offs as well. #SuperGees - Vodacom Rugga


Sharks: Jacques Botes on at flank for Marcell Coetzee.

Kings: Debutant Aidon Davis on at wing for Marcello Sampson.

18:25 - Some hope for the Kings as they launch an attack inside the Sharks 22m area with 18 minutes remaining. But it ends with a knock-on under the posts.


This ref looks like the type of guy who orders a milkshake with dinner. Probably lime flavour #SuperRugby #SSRugby - Banana Boys

18:21 - PICTURE

Waylon Murray runs into "The Beast". (Gallo Images)


Sharks: Bismarck du Plessis and Jean Deysel replaced by Kyle Cooper and Willem Alberts respectively.

18:18 - TRY! It's not another rolling maul try but centre Louis Ludik goes over after some good handling from the Sharks backs. Sharks running riot now. Bosman misses the conversion. Sharks 43-13 Kings after 56 minutes.

18:17 - Sharks set up an attacking lineout close to the Kings line. Another rolling maul try?


Kings: Darron Nell on for lock David Bulbring.

Sharks: Cobus Reinach on at scrumhalf for Charl McLeod.


Must be 28 degrees in Durban as the Durban crew are snuggled up in beanies and winter clobber!! - Evert Ferreira

18:10 - TRY to the Sharks from prop Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira. Bosman misses the conversion. Sharks 38-13 Kings after 49 minutes.

18:07 - TWEET

Dont get me wrong - dont have anything against the maul. Just wish teams would use a bit more enterprise - Brenden Nel

18:06 - CONVERSION by Bosman. Sharks 33-13 Kings after 45 minutes.

18:05 - TRY to the Sharks from flyhalf Riaan Vijoen. He finishes off after he started an attack on halfway...

18:03 - Sharks again camping inside the Kings half but they concede a penalty to bring relieve to the men form the Eastern Cape.

18:01 - And we're underway in the second half as the Sharks kick off...


Bandise Maku on at hooker for Hannes Franklin.

17:54 - SuperSport commentator Nick Mallett says the driving maul is "legalised obstruction".


The kings have played so much better than the lions would have. I'm impressed. #SuperRugby #southernkings #kingsvssharks - Trigger Monkey

17:49 - HALF-TIME: Sharks 26-13 Kings

17:49 - TWEET

Kings being made to work hard to keep the Sharks at bay. #SHAvKIN #SKings #SupeRugby - Southern Kings

17:47 - Two minutes from half-time as the Sharks remain on the attack inside the Kings half.

17:42 - CONVERSION by Bosman. Sharks 26-13 Kings after 33 minutes.

17:41 - PENALTY TRY given to the Sharks after the Kings deliberately collapse a driving maul. The culprit Devin Oosthuizen is also sent to the SIN-BIN for 10 minutes.

17:40 - QUOTE

"I felt my calf go, so I think they (coaches) thought I would be a liability," says Sharks prop Jannie du Plessis.

17:38 - TRY!

Mpho Mbiyozo goes over after a dominant driving maul from the visitors. Whitehead hits the posts with a relatively easy conversion. Sharks 19-13 Kings after 31 minutes.

17:36 - Kings set up an attacking lineout five metres from Sharks goal-line. They receive a penalty after the Sharks collapse the maul. They opt for touch again...


Deysel deserves to be in the Springbok Squad for the Rugby Championship! - Dorfling Terblanche

17:33 - TWEET

Why is Jannie du Plessis playing in this game of no consequence according to the press he needs a break from rugby ! - Rob Louw

17:32 - The Sharks seem to have lost prop Jannie du Plessis to an injury. Wiehahn Herbst replaces him.

17:31 - PENALTY converted by Kings flyhalf Whitehead. Sharks 19-8 Kings after 23 minutes.

17:27 - TWEETS

On track for my Sharks by 70 superbru prediction #sharks - Banana Boys

Well done @OdwaNdungane14 - not bad for an old man hehe. Nice shoes! - Brenden Nel

17:26 - QUOTE

"This could become embarrassing for the Kings," says SuperSport commentator Warren Brosnihan.

17:24 - TRY!

Odwa Ndungane out-sprints Siviwe Soyizwapi to dot down in the corner after chasing his own kick. Bosman misses the conversion but the Sharks lead 19-5 after 17 minutes.

17:23 - The Sharks are back in the Kings half applying the pressure. This could be a long afternoon for the men from Port Elizabeth.

17:20 - CONVERSION by Bosman. Sharks 14-5 Kings after 13 minutes.

17:19 - TRY!

Hooker Bismarck du Plessis goes over after another dominant rolling maul from a lineout.

17:19 - The Sharks win a penalty from the scrum and opt to kick for touch.

17:17 - The Sharks are looking dangerous again, with a nice free-flowing running game. Their handling is letting them down though as Bosman knocks on close to the Kings tryline...

17:15 - TWEET

Marcell Coetzee powers over with defenders clinging onto him as he equalises for The Sharks after a powerful maul. Bosman converts - The Sharks

17:14 - CONVERSION by centre Meyer Bosman. Sharks 7-5 Kings after 7 minutes.

17:12 - TRY to the Sharks!

The home side hits right back with Springbok Marcell Coetzee scoring after a dominating lineout maul.

17:08 - TRY!

Flyhalf George Whitehead scores for the Kings after an attacking lineout. He misses the conversion bu the Kings lead 5-0 after three minutes.

17:07 - An early bollocking run from the Sharks' Jean Deysel as he shrugs off Hadleigh Parkes but he throws the ball to Waylon Murray and the Kings force an early penalty on half-way.

17:06 - And we're underway at Kings Park as the Kings kick off...

17:05 - Keegan Daniel leads the Sharks out. He is back is captain after playing from the bench last week.

17:04 - One minute away from kick-off as the Kings run out in a white strip...


Growthpoint Kings Park! Beautiful pitch conditions as always, hoping @TheSharksZA can end the season on a high. #SSRugby - Siegfried Gerber

The stands at kings park are empty. What a shame - Lynn Stols

16:48 - TWEET

Well it's my first game at Growthpoint Kingspark as CEO and I feel as if I'm making my debut all over again!!! I hope to see you all there! - John Smit

16:43 - TWEET

Under 30 minutes to kick-off. Reffing the game today is ref is Stu Berry. #SharksRugby - The Sharks


As we approach kick-off at Kings Park, Western Province have just beaten the Golden Lions 45-29 in the unofficial Craven Week final.


#SharksRugby lost this #SupeRugby season in the boardroom, too much background politics - Wade Vee

16:35 - The game is of pure academic interest for both teams, who are out of the playoffs reckoning.


The Kings to upset the Sharks? The Sharks to end their season on a high? Send your predictions to and we'll publish them below! 

16:35 - TEAMS

15. Odwa Ndungane, 14. JP Pietersen, 13. Louis Ludik, 12. Meyer Bosman, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Riaan Viljoen, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Keegan Daniel (captain), 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Edwin Hewitt, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Jandre Marais, 19. Willem Alberts, 20. Jacques Botes, 21. Cobus Reinach, 22. Fred Zeilinga

15. Siviwe Soyizwapi, 14. Hadleigh Parkes, 13. Waylon Murray, 12. Shane Gates, 11. Marcello Sampson, 10. George Whitehead, 9. Nicolas Vergallo, 8. Jacques Engelbrecht, 7. Devin Oosthuizen, 6. Mpho Mbiyozo, 5. David Bulbring, 4. Steven Sykes (captain), 3. Kevin Buys, 2. Hannes Franklin, 1. Charl du Plessis

Substitutes: 16. Grant Kemp, 17. Bandise Maku, 18. Darron Nell, 19. Thabo Mamojelle, 20. Aidon Davis, 21. Shaun Venter, 22. Michael Killian

16:35 - Thirty minutes from kick-off in the match between the Sharks and Kings from Kings Park in Durban

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