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As it happened: Lions 23-21 Sharks

2017-07-22 14:15
Last Updated at 01:44
22 Jul 16:21

Stay tuned to Sport24 for the weekend's final quarter-final between the Stormers and Chiefs in Cape Town.

The winner of that game will face the Crusaders in Christchurch.

22 Jul 16:20
22 Jul 16:19
The Lions will now host the Hurricanes in the quarter-finals next weekend.
22 Jul 16:18
The Lions have now won 13 matches on the trot - a record for a South African side.
22 Jul 16:17
FULL-TIME: Lions 23-21 Sharks
22 Jul 16:17
80' - The Lions have managed to keep possession for the final 30 seconds. The Sharks were begging for a penalty but referee Van der Westhuizen has already made up his mind...
22 Jul 16:15
79'- The Lions have a scrum inside the final minute... it's inside their own 22m area...
22 Jul 16:15

78'- Combrinck slots the PENALTY from about 55m out!

Lions 23-21 Sharks

22 Jul 16:13
77' - The Lions move up-field and win a penalty near halfway - Combrinck will have a long-range penalty to win the game...
22 Jul 16:12
76'- The referee deems there was no transgression, so the Lions need to attack from deep...
22 Jul 16:11

75'- Van Wyk is almost over in the corner for the Sharks, but the touchline wins...

However, the TMO is called into action as it seems as though Van Wyk was taken out without the ball by Skosan.

22 Jul 16:10
75' - The Lions are back to their full complement of 15 men as Mostert returns from the sin-bin.
22 Jul 16:09
75'- Moments later, Bosch attempts another long-range drop attempt. Again he misses...
22 Jul 16:09
74'- Bosch attempts a drop goal from inside his own half - it falls just short but it keeps the Lions pegged back inside their own half...
22 Jul 16:08
73' - Faf de Klerk is at flyhalf for the Lions!
22 Jul 16:07

73'- The Sharks still have a one-man advantage which makes a massive difference at this stage of the game.

The Lions have also brought on several substitutes, including Faf de Klerk and Akker van der Merwe.

22 Jul 16:06
72'- The Lions are now looking to attack from deep as the clock winds down...
22 Jul 16:04
70' - Oh dear, Combrinck has pulled his penalty attempt away to the left...
22 Jul 16:03

69'- The Sharks are caught off side and it's a relatively easy penalty chance for the Lions.

Ruan Combrinck has been handed the kicking duties.

22 Jul 16:01
67' - Sharks sub: Tera Mtembu on at No 8 for Dan du Preez.
22 Jul 16:00
67'- Lions sub: Ruan Janse van Rensburg is on at centre, replacing Harold Vorster.
22 Jul 16:00

67'- CONVERSION slotted by Bosch.

Lions 20-21 Sharks

22 Jul 15:59
65'- TRY to the Sharks as No 8 Dan du Preez scores under the posts. It came after a powerful scrum from the visitors...
22 Jul 15:57
64'- It's also a YELLOW CARD for Lions lock Franco Mostert, who had conceded a cynical penalty.
22 Jul 15:57

64'- NO TRY! The try is cancelled as replays show Sharks lock Etienne Oosthuizen had taken a Lions player out.

The try is cancelled but the referee goes back for a penalty.

22 Jul 15:55
64'- However, the referee wants the TMO to check for potential obstruction...
22 Jul 15:55
64' - TRY to the Sharks as scrumhalf Cobus Reinach barges over near the posts. It was started by a powerful driving maul from the Sharks.
22 Jul 15:53
63'- The Sharks win a kickable penalty but opt for an attacking lineout instead.
22 Jul 15:53

61'- Lions sub: The Lions have taken Jantjies off, with Sylvian Mahuza on. 

Mahuza is playing fullback, with Andries Coetzee at flyhalf.

22 Jul 15:52

61'- CONVERSION slotted by Jantjies.

Lions 20-14 Sharks

22 Jul 15:51
60'- TRY to the Lions! Centre Lionel Mapoe scores after the hosts had taken a quick tap from inside their own 22m area.
22 Jul 15:47
56'- Sharks sub: Marais now permanently on for Ralepelle at hooker.
22 Jul 15:45

55'- Lewies returns from his time spent in the sin-bin.

The Lions scored 10 unanswered points during his absence.

22 Jul 15:44


Lions 69%

Sharks 31%

22 Jul 15:42

52'- Yet another miss from Jantjies. My word, his confidence is gone...

Lions 13-14 Sharks

22 Jul 15:41
51'- TRY to the Lions as captain and flank Jaco Kriel goes over near the corner.
22 Jul 15:39
49'- Another Lions penalty sees Jantjies again set up a lineout on the Sharks' 22m line...
22 Jul 15:38
48' - That yellow card to Lewies has the potential to completely swing the momentum of this game.
22 Jul 15:38

47'- Jantjies' goal-kicking woes continues...

Lions 8-14 Sharks

22 Jul 15:37
47'- TRY to the Lions as lock Franco Mostert barges over after relentless pressure.
22 Jul 15:36
46' - A bit unlucky for Lewies. There was no prior team warning, only a warning at scrum time for Du Toit...
22 Jul 15:35
45'- Another Lions penalty leads to a YELLOW CARD for Sharks lock Stephan Lewies, who was caught off-side.
22 Jul 15:34
45'- The Lions opt for an attacking lineout...
22 Jul 15:33
44'- The Lions win a penalty at the scrum, which prompts referee Marius van der Westhuizen to dish out a warning to Thomas du Tiot, who has conceded his third penalty at scrum time.
22 Jul 15:32
43'- The Lions have a scrum just outside the Sharks' 22m area. They can use this as a launchpad for a comeback?
22 Jul 15:30
41'- Bosch attempts a long-range drop effort. It's a good strike, but just drifts left...
22 Jul 15:28

Welcome back for the second half!

Sharks flyhalf Curwin Bosch restarts proceedings...

22 Jul 15:23

The Sharks' rush defence is forcing errors from the Lions.

"What is needed desperately from the Lions, is calm captaincy," says in-studio SuperSport pundit Nick Mallett.

22 Jul 15:17
Are we going to see a massive upset this afternoon? The Lions are making far too many errors, panicking under pressure...
22 Jul 15:16
HALF-TIME: Lions 3-14 Sharks
  • 80'

    FULL TIME: LIONS 23-21 SHARKS. Combrinck's kick made the difference in the end and the Lions have won an important game at home to win the quarter-final. They had not kicked well for the whole game but they slotted the important kick in and Lions win by two points.

  • 80'

    The ball is lost forward by the Sharks and the crowd is cheering for their team. Lions feed the scrum.

  • 80'

    We are into the final minute as the Lions are holding on to the ball and running the clock down. The Sharks are appealing for something.

  • 79'

    PENALTY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 23-21: Brilliant kick from the Lions and Combrinck makes no mistake as he slots in an important penalty goal. The Lions take the lead and they will lead by two points with two minutes remaining in the game.

  • 77'

    Lwazi Mvovo is caught offside and this will be a penalty to the Lions. They have not kicked well today, what is going to happen now? They are going for the kick, brave call from the Lions.

  • 76'

    The Lions need some good play here if they want to win this. The TMO stops play as he is checking something. Skosan tackles Kobus van Wyk and he could be guilty of tackling a player without the ball. Lions get a lineout.

  • 75'

    Another drop goal and another miss from Bosch. It goes under the cross bar again and makes it on the bounce. The Lions are back to full strength as Mostert comes back.

  • 74'

    The ball is passed to Bosch who tries to kick a drop goal but he misses and the scores stays on 20-21 to the Sharks.

  • 72'

    We are in the final 10 minutes of the game and it feels like it is going to be a tight game in the end. The Sharks restart and the Lions go on the attack with a few good passes.

  • 71'

    Another penalty goal missed from the Lions as Combrinck fails to kick it between the uprights and this may cost the Lions in the end. Sharks lead by one point.

  • 69'

    The Sharks concede a penalty as Lukhanyo Am is caught offside. The Lions were on the attack there.

  • 68'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 20-21: Bosch makes no mistake with the kick and the Sharks take back the lead in the game. This could be the difference between the two sides in the end.

  • 66'

    TRY, SHARKS, DANIEL DU PREEZ! 20-19: Daniel du Preez scores for the Sharks, they deserve this try. The visitors have put loads of pressure on the hosts and the scrum is strong, Du Preez takes it over the line. It is a one point game.

  • 65'

    The TMO is consulted as the Sharks take the ball over after a few passes. The on-field decision is a try. The referee is checking for obstruction.

  • 65'

    Mapoe and Skosan were not happy about the obstruction. The TMO's verdict is obstruction and this is a big moment in the game for the Sharks. This could be a yellow card.

  • 65'

    YELLOW CARD! Franco Mostert is sent off for obstruction. This will be a scrum to the Sharks.

  • 64'

    Bosch kicks the ball into touch as the Sharks are searching for a try here.

  • 63'

    Jaco Kriel is caught offside of the ruck and he concedes a penalty.

  • 62'

    TRY, LIONS, MAPOE! 18-14: Lions take the penalty quickly and make a run towards the try line. Mapoe gets the ball and there is no organized defence so he will take it over the line. Brilliant work from Vorster. Another try for the Lions as they take the lead.

  • 62'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 20-14: Jantjies slots in the kick and the crowd erupts as the Lions push their lead to 6 points. Sharks under pressure now.

  • 60'

    We are in the final 20 minutes of the game as the Lions go on the attack. The Sharks concede a penalty for going off their feet in the ruck. The Lions have definitely played better in the second half.

  • 59'

    The ball hits the referee so there will be a scrum. The Sharks feed the scrum and they win the ball and go on the attack.

  • 57'

    The Sharks pass the ball around but fail to find an opening and they bring the ball back to Bosch who kicks it deep.

  • 55'

    The Lions have a lineout and they will look to attack again. Marx will throw it in as Sharks are still a player short. Lewies is in the sin bin.

  • 53'

    The conversion is missed again by Jantjies and these are crucial misses for the Sharks.

  • 52'

    TRY, LIONS, KRIEL! 13-14: Kriel takes it all the way for the Lions. Cronje starts the move with Skosan passing the ball and then Cronje again. Lions keep probing away and the captain gets through the tackles and goes all the way. The deficit is one point now.

  • 51'

    The Sharks will need to defend again as Jantjies kicks the ball into touch for a lineout.

  • 50'

    Lions on the attack again after the restart. Jean-Luc du Preez concedes a penalty for not releasing the ball and the Lions will look to score more points here.

  • 49'

    The conversion is missed again, Jantjies has missed three kicks today and the Lions have scored their first try. The deficit is 6 points.

  • 48'

    TRY, LIONS, MOSTERT! 8-14: The Lions are searching for a try here as they go for the scrum. It is a powerfuly scrum and they use the ball, Cronje to Coetzee and Mostert takes it over the line for the hosts. Big moment in the game for the Lions.

  • 46'

    The Lions are building up patiently, they are passing the ball wide looking for a gap in the defence. YELLOW CARD! LEWIES! Lewies is sent to the sin bin and the Lions win the penalty, Lewies was caught offside.

  • 45'

    Thomas du Toit concedes another penalty for wheeling the scrum and the referee has a chat with the Sharks captain about him.

  • 44'

    A few kicks back and forth and eventually Kobus van Wyk takes the ball and the Lions win a scrum.

  • 42'

    The ball is brought back to Bosch who lines up for a drop goal but the kick goes to the left of the uprights.

  • 41'

    Kick-off! The Sharks kick us off as the second half begins.

  • 40'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 3-14: Bosch makes no mistake, it is a difficult kick and the Sharks add three more points to their score. The Sharks lead by 11 points.

  • 40'

    HALF TIME: LIONS 3-14 SHARKS. The score after the first half is 3-14 and the Sharks have done well to dominate the Lions. It was unexpected, but the Sharks have defended well and the Lions have made a few errors. Bosch has kicked well for the visitors, they lead by 11 after the first half.

  • 38'

    The Sharks have a lineout on the Lions' 22 and Mostert does well to compete it. Sharks win the ball again as Lions manage to kick the ball deep. Ferreira is caught offside of the ruck and Bosch will kick this penalty. Sharks are going for the points.

  • 37'

    The Lions concede another penalty, through Jacques van Rooyen for wheeling the scrum. The Lions have also made a lot of handling errors in this half.

  • 35'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 3-11: Bosch makes no mistake with the kick and it is a 32m penalty goal. Three important points for the Sharks with less than five minutes remaining in the first half.

  • 34'

    A couple of resets to the scrum and the Lions feed it. Ferreira goes off his feet in the ruck and the Sharks win a penalty. Bosch will kick this.

  • 32'

    It has been a tough half for both sides so far and the Sharks hold an important lead. Jantjies has missed two penalty goals and they could regret it in the end.

  • 30'

    Kwagga Smith gets the ball from Mapoe and Jaco Kriel takes the ball deep into the Sharks half. The Lions knock it on and the Sharks turn the ball over.

  • 29'

    The Sharks concede a penalty through Philip van der Walt for not releasing the ball. The Lions will kick this out for a lineout.

  • 28'

    Ross Cronje makes the break after the Lions win the ball after the lineout and Cronje is caught by the defence after making some good ground.

  • 27'

    The Lions breathe a sigh of relief as they win a penalty after a few brilliant passes from the Sharks. Daniel du Preez fails to release the ball after being tackled and the Lions have a lineout.

  • 26'

    The Lions have made a few mistakes today and they will be looking to play better. They have the feed at the scrum now and the Sharks have won the ball and their captain takes it forward for them.

  • 24'

    Jantjies fails to kick the penalty goal and this is another important miss from him as he drags it wide.

  • 23'

    The scrum is reset as the front row collapses, and they will try it again. The Lions win the penalty as the scrum collapses again and Jantjies will kick this.

  • 22'

    A lineout for the Lions, they win the ball and start the maul. It is a forward pass and that will be a scrum to the Sharks.

  • 21'

    A short delay in play as both teams and the referees get some drinks. Philip van der Walt gets some treatment.

  • 20'

    The Lions concede a penalty through Jaco Kriel for not releasing the ball. The Lions have dominated possession but have not been able to do much with it.

  • 19'

    The Lions have suddenly increased the pace of their passes and runs as Skosan makes a break and tries to find a gap but Van Der Walt does well to intercept the ball and stop the march.

  • 17'

    DROP GOAL, SHARKS, BOSCH! 3-8: The ball is brought back to Bosch who is under no pressure and kicks the drop goal perfectly to add three more points to the score.

  • 16'

    Jantjies with the restart and then the Lions make some ground. They are working the ball through a few phases with Smith, Jantjies and Cronje involved. Skosan tries to make a run but Sharks turn the ball over and clear.

  • 14'

    Jantjies with a quick chip kick and Bosch kicks it deep into the Lions' half.

  • 13'

    The conversion is missed as Bosch drags it slightly to the left and the Sharks will only lead by 2 points.

  • 11'

    TRY, SHARKS, VAN WYK! 3-5: The Lions make a few errors and the Sharks make them pay. The Sharks intercept the ball, put a couple of passes together and Kobus van Wyk takes the ball over the line. Easy try for the Sharks who lead by 2 points.

  • 10'

    The TMO is having a look at a possible obstruction. It will be a penalty only to the Lions as Oosthuizen tackles a player without the ball.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 3-0: Jantjies makes no mistake and it is an easy penalty goal. The Lions take the lead as they score first.

  • 9'

    Jantjies' penalty kick hits the uprights and there is a scramble in front of the posts. Sharks manage to clear as Bosch kicks it deep and away to safety.

  • 8'

    A roar around the ground as the Lions win a penalty as Thomas du Toit collapses the scrum and the Lions will kick this.

  • 7'

    The hosts are putting the Sharks defence under a lot of pressure but the Sharks are managing to hold their ground. Another reset scrum and the referee has a few words with some of the players.

  • 5'

    The Lions are looking strong in the opening minutes of the game, they are controlling the possession.

  • 3'

    The Sharks concede another penalty. The Lions go for the maul after the scrum and the Sharks collapse the ball. Philip van der Walt the guilty party there.

  • 2'

    The Sharks concede the first penalty of the game, through Jean-Luc du Preez for scrum infringement.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! The first half begins.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby quarter-final between the Lions and the Sharks from Ellis Park.

  • 0'

    Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Jaco Kriel (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.

  • 0'

    Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 S?busiso Nkosi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt (c), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit

  • 0'

    Marius van der Westhuizen is the referee today with Jaco van Heerden and Egon Seconds assisting him. Marius Jonker is the TMO.

  • 0'

    The Lions played against the Sharks last week and won so they will be confident going into this game.

  • 0'

    Ruan Combrinck will make his 50th appearance for the Lions when they host the Sharks. Combrinck lines up on the right wing as Lions head coach Johan Ackermann names the same matchday squad which beat the Sharks in their final regular season match in Durban last weekend.

  • 0'

    The run-on side includes 10 Springboks and will be captained by openside flanker Jaco Kriel, who took over the leadership role from regular skipper Warren Whiteley who is injured.

  • 0'

    The Sharks have recalled Curwin Bosch to their side and he will start at fly-half for this Super Rugby Qualifier. Bosch takes over from Garth April in the number 10 jersey in the only change to their starting XV. Amongst the reserves, Franco Marais, who has been on the sidelines with concussion, is bracketed on the bench with Stephan Coetzee, pending a late call.

  • 0'

    The Lions have been dominating the clashes between these two sides, having won five out of the six games since 2015.

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Lions Sharks
  • 3 Tries 2
    • 47' Franco Mostert
    • 51' Jaco Kriel
    • 60' Lionel Mapoe
    • 10' Jacobus Van Wyk
    • 65' Daniel du Preez
  • 1 Conversions 1
    • 61' Elton Jantjies
    • 66' Curwin Bosch
  • 2 Penalties 2
    • 9' Elton Jantjies
    • 77' Ruan Combrinck
    • 34' Curwin Bosch
    • 39' Curwin Bosch
  • 0 Drop Goals 1
    • 16' Curwin Bosch
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 64' Franco Mostert
    • 45' Stephan Lewies
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Jacques Van Rooyen
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Kwagga Smith
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Harold Vorster
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Andries Coetzee
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Etienne Oosthuizen
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Phillip Van Der Walt
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Curwin Bosch
  • Sibusiso Nkosi
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Lukhanyo Am
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Corne Fourie
  • Johannes Jonker
  • Lourens Erasmus
  • Cyle Brink
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Sylvian Mahuza
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Franco Marais
  • Juan Schoeman
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Jean Droste
  • Lubabalo Mtembu
  • Michael Claassens
  • Garth April
  • Jeremy Ward

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