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That result means that the Sharks are just two points behind the Lions in Africa 2, while they move 4 points ahead of the Stormers in the SA Group.
Of course, the Sharks have played a game more than the Lions and two more than the Stormers.
FULL TIME! That's that. The Sharks have scored 8 tries and kept a clean sheet.
Sharks 53-0 Kings.
A tough day at the office for the Kings, who looked out of their depth from start to finish.
Amazing how our skills shortage disappears when SA teams play opponents they can physically dominate, like the big Kiwis do every week— Zelím Nel (@Zels77) May 21, 2016
Amazing how our skills shortage disappears when SA teams play opponents they can physically dominate, like the big Kiwis do every week
68' Ungerer stabs a kick through and the Kings will have a lineout deep in their own 22m area.
Crazy that the Sharks have only scored once this half given that they were 43-0 up at half time.
67' Ndungane on for Le Roux
Ungerer on for Claassens
Sharks up 48-nil after 49 minutes (almost a point a minute) - boy, how SARU and Cheeky have destroyed the heart and soul of the Kings!— Graeme Joffe (@Joffersmyboy) May 21, 2016
Sharks up 48-nil after 49 minutes (almost a point a minute) - boy, how SARU and Cheeky have destroyed the heart and soul of the Kings!
Sharks - 1
Kings - 5
The Kings still looking to get some points on the board as they have the line-out inside the Sharks 22 metre line but they are unable to add any points on the board as a handling error brings an end to the game. The Sharks win this one with a bonus point while the Kings will take little confidence from this performance, however they will pick themselves up from this disappointing performance and look to put in a better effort in their next game.
FULL TIME: SHARKS 53-0 KINGS
Lambie fluffs the conversion but that will matter little with the Sharks leading 53-0 with three minutes left on the clock.
TRY, SHARKS, DU TOIT! 53-0: The Sharks are awarded the penalty as the Kings go off their feet at the breakdown, the Sharks play quick and Du Toit puts his head forward and charges for the line from two metres out. The Kings are unable to stop the big man from crashing over the line and Du Toit takes the Sharks up to the fifty point mark with that try.
The Kings are awarded the free kick for an early engagement at scrum time and the Kings clear theuir lines with a kick which finds touch just inside the Sharks half. Line-out to the Sharks just inside their half.
The scrum goes to ground yet again and this time the referee asks for a reset.
The scrum goes down and the Kings are penalized for collapsing the scrum. The Sharks are awarded the penalty and they will have another scrum as they look to scrum the Kings off the park.
The Sharks are awarded the penalty for the Kings going offside and they choose to go for the scrum. The Sharks look set to come up with some set play from this scrum.
The Sharks secure the ball at the breakdown as they pick and go on the Kings 22. The Referee is playing advantage for the Kings going offside.
April finds Mvovo with a well timed pass on the switch. Mvovo is brought to ground before the ball is taken into touch and the Kings have the line-out on their five metre line.
April gets the attack going and plays the ball down the wing but Mvovo is taken into touch just before he dots down and the Kings escape with a five metre line-out. Bholi is being taken off on a stretcher, lets hope that the injury is not too serious and Bholi will be able to get back on the playing field in no time.
April takes the ball to the line in center field inside the Sharks half, April is wrapped up but the Kings concede the penalty for going offside and Lambie finds touch deep inside the Kings half. Attacking Line-out to the Sharks now.
Le Roux puts in a well timed kick for Mvovo to run onto down the wing but the bounce is not in favor of the speedster as the ball goes into touch and the Kings have the line-out inside the Sharks half.
The Sharks are penalized for going offside on the Kings five metre line and the Kings set the line-out with a kick which finds touch just outside their 22 metre line.
The Kings concede the penalty for not releasing in the tackle and the Sharks set the attacking line-out with a kick which finds touch on the Kings five metre line.
The Kings take play up to the Sharks 22 metre line but Oelofse loses the ball in the tackle again and the Sharks look to counter from deep in their half.
Just some handbags going on, the players get a talking to from the referee and play resumes with a scrum to the Kings deep inside the Sharks half.
The Kings win the free kick at scrum time they play quick from the free kick and take play into the Sharks half before the referee refers play to the TMO for a potential foul play.
Sykes wins the line-out against the throw but they concede the penalty and the Sharks set the attacking line-out with a kick which finds touch inside the Kings half. Attacking line-out to the Sharks inside the Kings half.
The Kings come away with the ball at the scrum and Fouche puts in a good kick which finds touch on the Sharks 22 metre line. Sharks with the line-out on their 22.
The Kings have the scrum deep in their half. Both packs go down and we will have a reset.
Lambie is unsuccessful with the conversion from the touchline but that matters little now with the Sharks leading 48-0.
TRY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 48-0: Oelofse spills the ball on the Sharks five metre line. Pietersen puts in a chip kick inside the Sharks half, the kick is a good one as it bounces straight into the arms of Lambie who races through and dots down in the corner for the try.
Kebe puts in a high kick on halfway which comes back on the Kings side of the half, the ball goes into touch and the Kings have the line-out on halfway.
The Sharks are awarded the penalty for the late tackle on Adriaanse and they set the line-out deep inside the Kings half with a good kick to touch.
Lourens Adriaanse plays a beautiful pass out the back of the hands and Bholi comes in with a late tackle on Adriaanse as he throws the pass. TMO being referred to for the late tackle.
Ralepelle finds Lewies in the line-out, the Sharks go through the phases inside the Kings half but the Kings comit on defence and make the turnover before Fouche puts in a good kick which finds touch on the Sharks five metre line. Line-out to the Sharks on their five metre line.
Fouché gets the second half underway with a deep kick which travels all the way to the Sharks 22 metre line. Le Roux claims the kick and puts in a fantastic kick to touch which goes out on halfway. Line-out to the Kings on halfway.
The Kings spill the ball just inside the Sharks half and the Sharks will look to attack from first phase ball as they have the scrum just inside their half.
The Kings have the scrum on halfway, it will be interesting to see if they kick the ball straight into touch and avoid further damage or try get themselves a try before the break.
Kebe brings an end to the first half as he collects from the scrum and sends the ball into the stands. The Sharks go into the break knowing that they have wrapped this match up with the second half still to come. The Kings will look to get some points on the board and put in a better effort in the second forty. Stay tuned as the second half will be coming up shortly.
HALF TIME: SHARKS 43-0 KINGS
CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 43-0: Lambie has his kicking boots on today as he sends the ball sailing through the uprights and takes the score up to 43-0 to the Sharks.
TRY, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 41-0: Pietersen dots down for another five pointer as he bumps off his man on the wing and takes the lead out to 41-0.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 36-0: The flags are raised and Lambie makes no mistake in adding the extra two. The Kings will need a try before the break so that they can take something from their first half efforts with the score at 36-0 to the Sharks.
TRY, SHARKS, ESTERHUIZEN! 34-0: Fouche puts in a chip kick from inside the Kings half but the kick back fires as Mvovo and Le Roux combine well to send Esterhuizen over for yet another try.
The Sharks come charging into the Kings half again and look to break the line as they give the ball plenty of air but a handling error brings an end to that passage of play and the Kings have the scrum on their 22 metre line.
Adriaanse throws one straight into touch as he looks to release his players into space down the wing and the Sharks have a line-out on halfway.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 29-0: Lambie sends the ball sailing through the uprights from right in front and the Sharks lead 29-0 with only 25 minutes gone. Sharks scoring at over a point a minute at this stage of the game.
TRY, SHARKS, JORDAAN! 27-0: Straight from the restart the Sharks add another try to the score as Daniel and Jordaan come up with some fantastic combination play which ends off with Jordaan going over for the try. The Kings will need to switch into gear if they want to do some damage control for the remained of the first half.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 22-0: The flags are raised and Lambie adds the extra two.
TRY, SHARKS, LE ROUX! 20-0: Le Roux first assists with the break as he plays a fantastic pass over the top before he comes in support and finishes off a well worked move. Fantastic start for the Sharks here.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 15-0: Lambie makes it a fifteen point game with only nineteen minutes gone as he adds the extra two from right in front.
TRY, SHARKS, JORDAAN! 13-0: The Sharks pressure on defence pays off as Lambie picks up a loose ball deep in the Sharks half, Lambie sprints clear and finds Jordaan in support and Jordaan dots down for the Sharks second try of the game.
The Kings are going through the phases on the Sharks five metre line as they look to vary their play and break the line but Esterhuizen wins the ball in the tackle and the Sharks manage to clear their lines.
Sykes claims the line-out before the Kings look to go wide but the Sharks manage to bundle them into touch. line-out to the Sharks inside their 22 metre line.
PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 8-0: It looks good and it's over! Lambie adds the extra three on the angle and the Sharks lead 8-0 with that kick at the uprights..
The Kings are blown up for not releasing the ball and Lambie lines one up at posts from forty five metres out.
High fives all around at scrum time as the Sharks put in a big effort in the scrum and win the penalty. Lambie puts in a good kick which finds touch on halfway. Line-out to the Sharks on halfway.
Lambie is unable to convert his try but the Sharks will be pleased with their start to the game.
TRY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 5-0: Lambie is in for the opening try of the game after the Sharks break up field from inside their own half, Jordaan is tackled by the ankles but he is still able to get the pass to Lambie and Lambie dots down for the five pointer.
Both teams testing each other out with high balls as a kicking contest emerges before the Sharks claim possession and look to go through the phases inside their own half.
Ralepelle overthrows the line-out deep in the Kings half and Fouche makes the exit kick.
Fouche looks to put a kick in behind the Sharks defence but Le Roux is there to claim possession and Le Roux responds with a kick of his own which travels up to the Kings 22, the Kings gather and look to set the counter.
The Sharks get the drive going and look for a pushover try but they are blown up for an infringement in the driving maul and Fouche finds touch just outside the Kings 22. Kings have the line-out.
Here we go! Referee Quinton Immelman blows his whistle and Patrick Lambie gets the game going with a deep kick which travels all the way into the Kings 22. The Kings make the exit kick and find touch on their 22 metre line. Early attacking line-out to the Sharks.
The Kings concede the penalty for going offside and the Sharks set the attacking line-out with a kick to touch on the Kings five metre line.
The Sharks have made no less than six changes to the starting line-up that edged the Jaguares last week. The backline remains the same except for Lwazi Mvovo, starts on the left wing as Odwa Ndungane moves to the bench. Michael Claassens replaces Stefan Ungerer at scrum-half while Jean-Luc du Preez comes in for the injured Jean- Deysel. Lock Ettienne Oosthuizen starts alongside Stephan Lewies, which will support an all-new front-row. Lourens Adriaanse, Chiliboy Ralepelle and Dale Chadwick will pack down on Saturday.
There are also changes aplenty for the Kings. The all-new front-row features props Schalk Ferreira and Jacobie Adriaanse either side of Martin Ferreira. There is also a new half-back combination, with Louis Fouche replacing Elgar Watts teaming up with Ntando Kebe, who shifts Kevin Luiters to the bench. Finally, Stefan Willemse replaces JP Jonck in the back-row.
The Sharks are on an upward curve at the moment, coming off a big win over the Hurricanes and close encounter with the Jaguares last week. As a result, they have three victories from their last four outings. The wins have crucially moved them up to third in the South African Group, the last play-off spot.
The Kings have failed to improve since grabbing their first season win in Round 6. In every game since they have conceded at least 34 points, including letting 11 tries in against the Jaguares in Round 10.
The last time the teams met: The Sharks travelled to Port Elizabeth and were surprised by an early Chris Cloete try. But the visitors were keen to spread the ball wide and it paid dividends, as the Sharks ran in five tries of their own. Veteran winger Odwa Ndungane scored a double, helping them to a comfortable 43-8 victory.
The Sharks have won all three of their Super Rugby encounters with the Kings, dating back to 2013.
WEATHER: Clear skies welcome the teams onto the field. Conditions are perfect for all out attacking rugby.
Quinton Immelman is our referee. Rodney Bonaparte and Archie Sehlako will assist him. Our TMO is Marius Jonker.
Both teams are on the field. Stay tuned as we await referee Quinton Immelman to get us underway here.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby matchup between the Sharks and the Southern Kings from Kings Park Stadium in Durban.
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