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As it happened: Kings 8-43 Sharks

2016-02-27 17:00
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27 Feb 17:05
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The Sharks were simply too classy for the Kings. The Sharks head back home to Durban with a bonus point win, while the Kings will be left licking their wounds. It could turn out to be long season for them.

In next weekend's action, the Sharks host the Jaguares at Kings Park, while the Kings have a bye.

27 Feb 17:00
FULL-TIME: Southern Kings 8-43 Sharks
27 Feb 17:00
81' - Good defence from the Sharks keeps the Kings at bay and that's the ball game...
27 Feb 16:58
79'- They set up a lineout near the Sharks tryline...
27 Feb 16:57
79'- One final attacking chance for the Kings...
27 Feb 16:57

78'- CONVERSION slotted by Pietersen.

Kings 8-43 Sharks

27 Feb 16:56
77'- Odwa Ndungane goes over near the corner for his second try of the match. It just had to come after wave upon wave of attack from the Sharks...
27 Feb 16:55
77'- TRY to the Sharks!
27 Feb 16:52
74'- Mvovo seen next to the field with an ice pack on his foot. Let's hope it's not too serious. He's all smiles so in all likelihood just a precaution...
27 Feb 16:50

71'- NO TRY!

The try is cancelled as TMO Marius Jonker deems there was obstruction.

The score remains: Kings 8-36 Sharks

27 Feb 16:49
71'- Slight delay now as referee Jaco van Heerden wants to check with the TMO if there was any reason he could not award the try... it's the second time Van Heerden has done this today. He did the same with the Kings try...
27 Feb 16:47
71'- Marcell Coetzee scores after a dominant driving maul off a lineout.
27 Feb 16:47
71'- TRY to the Sharks!
27 Feb 16:46
70'- Sharks camping inside the Kings 22m area now...
27 Feb 16:43
67'- Willie le Roux left the field with a ice pack on his back. Let's hope the injury is not to serious...
27 Feb 16:42

66'- Sharks sub: Garth April is on at flyhalf, with Pietersen moving to fullback and Le Roux off.

It's a Super Rugby debut for April! This time last year he was playing club rugby for Durbanville-Bellville.

27 Feb 16:40
65' - Sharks with an attacking lineout inside the red zone...
27 Feb 16:37
63'- Kings sub: Fouche on at flyhalf for Watts.
27 Feb 16:36
62'- Kings sub: Albertse on a prop for Botha.
27 Feb 16:34
Lwazi Mvovo on the charge... (Gallo Images)
27 Feb 16:33

60'- CONVERSION slotted by Pietersen.

Kings 8-36 Sharks

27 Feb 16:32
59'- Slick hands from the Sharks backs sees Lwazi Mvovo score in the corner.
27 Feb 16:31
59'- TRY to the Sharks!
27 Feb 16:31
Official crowd attendance: 10 937
27 Feb 16:29
56'- Sharks subs: Cooper on for Marais at hooker and Adriaanse on for Oosthuizen at prop.
27 Feb 16:28
55'- Kings subs: Radebe on for Du Plessis at centre and Velleman on for Cloete at flank.
27 Feb 16:27
55'- Kings looking dangerous as they run from deep inside their own 22m area... promising runs from Gates and Jaer brings them into the red zone, before a forward pass scuppers the move.
27 Feb 16:25
53'- Sharks subs: Claassens on for Reinach at scrumhalf and Van der Walt on for Dan du Preez at No 8.
27 Feb 16:24
52' - Sharks lock Hyron Andrews knocks the ball on with a tryline begging. This after some sharp work by Reinach who took a quick tap...
27 Feb 16:22

51'- Eksteen, at barely 70kgs, is surely the lightest player in Super Rugby this year.

Not a good start for him though, as he concedes a free-kick by throwing the ball in skew at a scrum.

27 Feb 16:21

50'- Leighton Eksteen now on at scrumhalf for the Kings, replacing Ntando Kebe.

27 Feb 16:18
49'- The Sharks now have a bonus point, courtesy of having three tries more than their opponents. They must keep defending though, because more tries for the Kings could see the Sharks lose the bonus point.
27 Feb 16:17

48'- CONVERSION slotted by Pietersen.

Kings 8-29 Sharks

27 Feb 16:16
47'- Centre Paul Jordaan rips through the Kings defence to score next to the uprights.
27 Feb 16:16
47'- TRY to the Sharks!
27 Feb 16:15
46'- Sharks immediately back on the attack and win a penalty. Pietersen sets up an attacking lineout...
27 Feb 16:13
45'- It's a good strike from Visser but his attempt sails to the right of the uprights...
27 Feb 16:13

44'- Kickable penalty to the Kings as a Sharks player again fails to roll away at a ruck.

Jurgen Visser will take this kick from far out...

27 Feb 16:11

42'- CONVERSION slotted by Pietersen.

Kings 8-22 Sharks

27 Feb 16:10
41'- A sniping break from Springbok fullback Willie le Roux sees him rip through the Kings defence to score next to the posts.
27 Feb 16:09

41'- TRY to the Sharks!

27 Feb 16:07

40'- Welcome back for the second half!

Watts gets play started...

27 Feb 15:56
The Kings will be happy with their efforts in the first half! Had Watts kicked better at goal, they could have been even closer...
27 Feb 15:55
HALF-TIME: Kings 8-15 Sharks
27 Feb 15:55
Watts pushes his attempt to the left...
27 Feb 15:54

40'- A kickable penalty to the Kings on the stroke of half-time.

A blatant hand in the ruck from Marcell Coetzee.

Watts will line up a shot, about 40m out...

  • 80'

    The Kings cough up possession and that's the game!! The Kings made a real fist of it in the first half but the Sharks moved up a gear in the second half and their class proved the difference.

  • 80'

    Kings looking to have the last say in this game as they win an attacking line-out inside the Sharks 22, Kings looking for a consolation try here.

  • 78'

    Pietersen is successful with the conversion.

  • 77'

    Try.Sharks.Ndungane. Ndungane scores his second try of the game after being put through by Jordaan on the wing and beating two defenders in the process.

  • 74'

    Free Kick to the Kings after Sharks commit an infringement at scrum time. They choose to tap and go, Kings getting slow ball and the Reff screams "use it" Coetzee wins a turnover and the Sharks look to make inroads into Kings territory.

  • 73'

    Eksteen comes on for Kebe at Scrum-half.

  • 71'

    Sharks think they in for a try after Coetzee goes over from a powerful maul however the Reff blows them up for an obstruction in the maul and the Kings have a penalty.

  • 70'

    Penalty Sharks as the Kings collapse the maul, the Sharks are sniffing another try!!

  • 68'

    Fouche clears from the Kings in goal area however he only manages to find Sharks full-back Pietersen who goes on a run before he is brought down.

  • 66'

    Pietersen moves to full-back as Garth April comes on to make his debut at fly-half, Leroux goes off to get some treatment on his back.

  • 64'

    Sharks are on the attack yet again, Leroux tries to free up Ndungane on his outside but the Kings make a vital interception which saves another certain try.

  • 63'

    Watts replaced by Fouche at fly-half as both teams start bringing on some fresh legs.

  • 61'

    Scrum to the Sharks just inside their own half and the Sharks pack wins a penalty from the pressure being exerted at scrum time.

  • 59'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 8-36: Pietersen opens up a 28-point lead for the Sharks.

  • 58'

    TRY, SHARKS, MVOVO! 8-34: Mvovo has his 25th Super Rugby try as Jordaan frees him up on the outside and the speedster goes all the way to the try line.

  • 56'

    Good scrum from the Sharks as Leroux clears again, line-out to the Kings just inside Sharks territory, Bholi receives the ball from the line-out and knocks on in the tackle.

  • 55'

    Kings find themselves testing the Sharks defence with some nice inter play between the backs as Gates is freed up down the wing but Mvovo comes across to make the tackle and then the Kings throw a forward pass. Scrum to the Sharks.

  • 53'

    Sharks penalised for illegal scrimmaging and the Kings can breath a sigh of relief as they get the put in to the line-out but their is no slowing down from the Sharks as they steal the line-out.

  • 52'

    Penalty to the Sharks, they take it quick but Andrews knocks it on with the try line beckoning, the Kings will have a defensive five-metre scrum.

  • 51'

    Kings restart from deep in their half with a scrum however the Sharks get a tight head and their big men look to set the foundation.

  • 50'

    Kebe goes off for a concussion test, lets hope the live wire scrum-half makes a quick return.

  • 49'

    Kings are throwing the ball around at every opportunity now as they look to get back into the game.

  • 48'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 8-29: Pietersen adds more points onto the board.

  • 47'

    TRY, SHARKS, JORDAAN! 8-27: Pietersen plays through a perfectly timed pass to centre Jordaan and the centre makes no mistake in running a beautiful line which slices the Kings defence in pieces.

  • 46'

    Sharks have a penalty, they are not interested in the three points, they are going for the jugular and set the line out deep inside the Kings 22.

  • 45'

    Full-back Visser misses the attempt and that''s now eight points gone astray for the home team.

  • 44'

    Penalty to the Kings for not rolling away and the Kings will take a shot at posts.

  • 42'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 8-22: Pietersen makes no mistake in adding the extra two.

  • 41'

    Watts gets the second half under way.

  • 41'

    TRY, SHARKS, LE ROUX! 8-20: Le Roux does it yet again. The Sharks get a turnover after good work in the ruck from the Du Preez brothers and Le Roux steps inside Watts and sprints to the try line.

  • 40'

    Watts misses a kick at goal on the stroke of halftime.

  • 40'

    What an ending to the first half with both teams going at each other, the bench will play a big part in the second half with both teams giving it their all. HALF-TIME: KINGS 8-15 SHARKS

  • 38'

    Watts notices space at the back and puts in a kick which goes far into Sharks territory, the Sharks run back and manage to clear their line and get the ball out of danger.

  • 37'

    Mvovo tries to put a chip in as he runs out of space down the wing but hes kick is charged down and the Sharks have a Scrum.

  • 36'

    Sharks clear up field from the scrum.

  • 34'

    Defensive line-out for the Sharks but the Kings steal it and Watts looks to play JP du Plessis into space but he sees the flashing lights and knocks it on with only green in front of him.

  • 32'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 8-15: Pietersen puts the Sharks into a seven point lead.

  • 31'

    TRY, SHARKS, JL DU PREEZ! 8-13: The flanker rumbles over the line after Oosthuizen pummels at the Kings line. Well-worked score.

  • 29'

    Kings with a line-out inside their own half. The Kebe puts up a testing box kick for Ndungane who manages to handle the pressure and he then spreads it to Leroux who puts the Sharks on the attack.

  • 27'

    PENALTY, KINGS, WATTS! 8-8: The flags are raised and Watts levels the scores with a well taken strike through the posts.

  • 25'

    Attacking scrum to the Kings in the Sharks 22, both packs giving it their all in the set piece, the reff blows for a reset and the Kings come away with it, they then get a penalty for hands in the ruck.

  • 23'

    Sharks win the scrum and Leroux finds a thumping touch finder just past half way. Kings win the line-out, take it through the phases and they get a penalty for not rolling away.

  • 22'

    The Kings have a line-out inside the Sharks 22 and again use their drive to great effect, they come away with it and break up the middle but du Plesis is brought down by a thumping tackle and he knocks it on.

  • 21'

    Penalty to the Kings, arms around the neck again,Sharks need to watch their discipline.

  • 19'

    Powerful drive from the Sharks off a line-out inside their own half sees them get an advantage as the Kings pack collapses. They play the advantage and Dutoit knocks it on scrum to the Kings.

  • 17'

    Pietersen misses the conversion.

  • 16'

    TRY, SHARKS, NDUNGANE! 3-8: Le Roux with the magic feet as he breaks away down the flank, the Kings run out of numbers and the Sharks just play it through the hands until it reaches Ndungane who goes in for the try.

  • 15'

    Defensive scrum to the Sharks deep inside their own half, D du Preez finds Le Roux who breaks away and is broughtm down but then the Sharks get a penalty for an infringement at the break down.

  • 14'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 5-3: Pietersen slots it between the uprights and the Sharks have their first points on the board.

  • 13'

    Sharks building from half way, big carry from Mtawirira and JC du Preez and then Pietersen goes for a drop goal but he misses and Sharks have a penalty.

  • 12'

    Pietersen with a great touch finder from kick-off Sharks lose the line-out and Watts finds halfway.

  • 11'

    Watts pushes the conversion to the right.

  • 8'

    TRY, KINGS, CLOETE! 5-0: The flank goes over after yet another powerful drive from the Kings pack. What a start from the home team!

  • 7'

    Kings win the line-out and get some momentum off the drive, the referee is playing advantage and Kings get the penalty. Watts goes for the corner again. Kings looking for a full house of points here.

  • 5'

    Penalty, Kings, Reinach takes his opponent around the neck and Watts finds touch deep inside Sharks territory.

  • 3'

    Scrum put in to the Sharks, Reinach feeds Pieterson and Pieterson puts up an up and under which tests the Kings defence under the high ball but they do well and manage to hang onto the ball.

  • 1'

    Joe Pietersen gets us underway with a deep restart, Kings take it in and Watts finds a good clearance kick.

  • 1'

    Kings get a penalty and Watts finds touch inside Sharks territory, Kings win the lineout and spread the ball wide but Sharks win a penalty at the Break down.

  • 0'

    Teams getting ready to make their way onto the field!!

  • 0'

    The Sharks look focused and up for it as Mtawirira leads them out!!

  • 0'

    The home team make their way onto the field with a warm welcome from the home crowd!!

  • 0'

    Both teams gather in a huddle to exchange final words before battle commences!!

  • 0'

    Moment of silence to honour South African Referee F.Miller who passed away on Friday.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first South African local derby of the 2016 Super Rugby season as the Kings host the Sharks at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

  • 0'

    Team News,Kings: Steven Sykes will lead the Kings and pack down in the second row alongside fellow former Sharks lock JC Astle, with Martin Ferreira, Tom Botha and Schalk Ferreira completing the tight five. Chris Cloete, Jacques Engelbrecht , and Thembelani Bholi will make up the back row, while Ntando Kebe and Elgar Watts are the scrum-halves. Shane Gates and JP du Plessis will partner up in midfield, with Malcolm Jaer, Luzuko Vulindlu and former Bulls fullback Jurgen Visser wearing the outside back jerseys.

  • 0'

    Team News,Sharks: Tendai Mtawarira will assume the captaincy role in the absence of injured regular Sharks team captain Patrick Lambie.Former Stormers and Cheetahs back Joe Pietersen will slot in at at fly-half in a back line that will see Willie le Roux win his first cap for the Sharks at full-back

  • 0'

    History: The teams have only met on two previous occasions,in the Kings first Super Rugby season back in 2013,on that occasion the Sharks hammered the team from Port Elizabeth 58-13 in Durban,however it was a much closer contest in Port Elizabeth as the Sharks came out on top 21-12.

  • 0'

    Form: The Kings come into the 2016 Super Rugby season on the back of a 21-11 loss to the Cheetahs and a hard fought 22-16 victory over SWD Eagles while the Sharks beat Toulouse 31-17 in a Super Rugby warm-up match at the Stade Ernest-Wallon in Toulouse, and also came out on top when they beat Toulon 29-21 away.

  • 0'

    Clear skies welcome the teams in Port Elizabeth this afternoon. Great conditions for a game of Super Rugby.

  • 0'

    The referee taking up the whistle for this game is Advocate of the high court Mr Jaco Van Heerden.

Jump to

Kings Sharks
  • 1 Tries 6
    • 8' Chris Cloete
    • 17' Odwa Ndungane
    • 30' Jean-Luc du Preez
    • 41' Willie Le Roux
    • 46' Paul Jordaan
    • 59' Lwazi Mvovo
    • 77' Odwa Ndungane
  • 0 Conversions 5
    • 31' Joe Pietersen
    • 42' Joe Pietersen
    • 48' Joe Pietersen
    • 60' Joe Pietersen
    • 78' Joe Pietersen
  • 1 Penalties 1
    • 27' Elgar Watts
    • 15' Joe Pietersen
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Schalk Ferreira
  • Martin Ferreira
  • Tom Botha
  • Steven Sykes
  • John-Charles Astle
  • Chris Cloete
  • Thembelani Bholi
  • Jacques Engelbrecht
  • Ntando Kebe
  • Elgar Watts
  • Malcolm Jaer
  • Shane Gates
  • JP Du Plessis
  • Luzuko Vulindlu
  • Jurgen Visser
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Franco Marais
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Ettienne Oosthuizen
  • Hyron Andrews
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Joe Pietersen
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Paul Jordaan
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Edgard Marutlulle
  • Sithembiso Sithole
  • Louis Albertse
  • Schalk Oelofse
  • CJ Velleman
  • Leighton Eksteen
  • Louis Fouche
  • Charles Radebe
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Juan Schoeman
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • David McDuling
  • Phillip Van Der Walt
  • Michael Claassens
  • Garth April
  • Sibusiso Sithole

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