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As it happened: Sharks 9 Lions 24

2016-04-09 19:05
Last Updated at 14:02
09 Apr 19:03
09 Apr 19:03
09 Apr 18:59

FULL-TIME IN DURBAN

Sharks 9 Lions 24

09 Apr 18:58

79' - The Lions have a chance for a bonus point as the Sharks are penalised at the breakdown on their own possession.

Jantjies kicks into the corner but far too long and over the dead ball line. 

Fireworks go off around the stadium but the game is not over. 

The Sharks have a scrum on their own 22m line as the Sharks kids think the game is over and run on the pitch. No worries, Sharkie gets them back to the sidelines. 

09 Apr 18:55
78' - Good spot by the TMO, Le Roux was interfered with. The Sharks setup a lineout on half-way. 
09 Apr 18:54

78' - Lions still on the attack in the Sharks half. They move to within 20m from the line. 

The TMO has seen something. It seems like Le Roux was held back after he chipped ahead. 

09 Apr 18:50
75' - Le Roux into action for the Sharks but the Lions defence cut him down. We haven't seen much of the Springbok fullback tonight. 
09 Apr 18:49

74' - The Sharks win a turnover and now they are forced to attack from deep. They have a penalty as the Lions don't roll away. 

Lions captain Whiteley complaining that he was kicked at the bottom of the ruck. 

09 Apr 18:48
73' - Clock winding down now but the Lions still have a scrum feed on the Sharks 22m line. 
09 Apr 18:45
71' - Jantjies sets up a lineout just outside the Sharks 22m area. 
09 Apr 18:44
70' - That will be a penalty to the Lions. That was unnecessary from Esterhuizen.
09 Apr 18:44
70' - TMO called into action for what might possibly  be a late tackle on Jantjies
09 Apr 18:43

69' - The Sharks secure possession from the kick-off but Brink quickly steals the ball for the Lions. Brilliant work by the replacement flank. 

Jantjies clears downfield but doesnt find touch. 

09 Apr 18:41
Time running out for the Sharks here. 
09 Apr 18:40

67' - PENALTY slotted by Jantjies!

Sharks 9 Lions 24

09 Apr 18:40
66' - Daniel leaves his feet while playing the ball and gives away a penalty. Jantjies will kick at goal from right in front. 
09 Apr 18:38

65' - They can't take advantage as Esterhuizen knocks-on allowing the Lions to gain possession and kick downfield to deep into the Sharks 22m area. 

09 Apr 18:37

65' - Fairly scrappy period of play results in the Sharks winning a penalty which they kick to the Lions 22m line.

One feels they need a score soon. 

09 Apr 18:32
60' - The Lions cannot control the scrum properly, allowing Reinach to pouce and secure the ball. They clear to near their own 10m line.
09 Apr 18:30
58' - Shocking lineout from the Lions as the ball sails over their jumpers. Du Preez unfortunately, knocks on and the Lions have an attacking scrum just 18m out from the Sharks goal line. 
09 Apr 18:29
57 - A chance for the Lions to set up a lineout deep in the Sharks half after a high-tackle by JP Pietersen.  They have a lineout around 15m from the Sharks line. 
09 Apr 18:24

53' - Lion substitution

Brink replaces Kriel

09 Apr 18:23
53' - The Sharks are straight back onto the attack with Mvovo going within 5m. Unfortunately, the Sharks are held up, and the Lions will have a defensive 5m scrum feed. 
09 Apr 18:21
52' - Excellent turnover ball for the Sharks but Reinach kicks it away and far too deep. 
09 Apr 18:21

51' - Sharks substitution

April is on for Pietersen.

09 Apr 18:20

50' - Another scrum penalty to the Lions. Mtawarira is livid. He says Redlinghuys was boring in. 

Jantjies sets up a lineout deep in the Sharks half. 

09 Apr 18:19
Word from the ground is that Marcell Coetzee has gone for xrays for a knee injury. Not good new for the Sharks. 
09 Apr 18:17

48' - The Sharks with far more of the ball at the beginning of the second half, taking the ball through a number of phases but not really going anywhere. 

Mvovo eventually knocks on gifting the Lions a scrum near half-way

09 Apr 18:15

45' - Penalty to the Lions!

The Lions lead is back to 12 as Jantjies strokes that through the middle.

Sharks 9 Lions 21

09 Apr 18:14

44' - The Lions have a chance to restore their 12 point lead after the Sharks have their hands in the ruck. 

Jantjies will kick at goal from 30m out. 

09 Apr 18:12

42' - Penalty slotted by Pietersen!

No mistake from the Sharks pivot!

Sharks 9 Lions 18 

09 Apr 18:11

41' - Early chance for the Sharks to cut the deficit as the Lions are penalised for playing the ball on the ground.

Pietersen will kick at goal. 

09 Apr 18:09

40' - Pietersen gets the second half underway in Durban!

09 Apr 18:08
The teams are out for the second half in Durban. 
09 Apr 17:57

HALF-TIME IN DURBAN

Sharks 6 Lions 18

The visitors were in control for much of that half. Can they keep it up?

09 Apr 17:56

40' - PENALTY slotted by Pietersen!

Sharks 6 Lions 18

09 Apr 17:56

40' - Massive Sharks scrum wins a penalty!

Maybe Adriaanse has made a difference.

Pietersen will kick at goal from the 10m line, slightly out to the right. 

09 Apr 17:54

39' - Sharks substitution

Adriaanse is on for Oosthuizen

Will that help the Sharks scrum?

09 Apr 17:51

36' - TRY to the Lions!

Esterhuizen took Mapoe to ground, but didn't hold on, allowing the Lions centre to get up and place the ball. 

Jantjies cannot convert.

Sharks 3 Lions 18

09 Apr 17:49

36' - TMO called into action. Mapoe thinks he has managed to get the ball over the line. It's a question if he was held in the tackle, which doesn't seem to be the case.

09 Apr 17:48
35' - The Lions go close on a number of occasions but the Sharks hold firm... just!
09 Apr 17:46

32' - Another huge scrum from the Lions and Janse van Rensburg goes close. The Lions have another penalty as the Sharks are deemed to have collapsed that scrum. 

The Lions choose to go for another scrum forsaking an easy three points. 

09 Apr 17:43

31' - Sharks substitution.

Coetzee is replaced by Daniel

09 Apr 17:42
31' - Marcell Coetzee is down for the Sharks. This doesn't look good 
09 Apr 17:40

31' - Pietersen knocks the ball on his own line! 

What an attacking opportunity for the Lions!

 
  • 81'

    Full time: Sharks 9-24 Lions. All the tries were scored in the first half and by the Lions, as the Sharks fail to make an impact on this game. Lions win by 15 points.

  • 80'

    A couple of penalties conceded one by Lions and then one by the Sharks. Paul Jordaan for not releasing the ball.

  • 77'

    The drop goal chance is missed and Jantjies fails to add more points. The lead remains 15 points and the Lions look like they are going to win this game.

  • 76'

    It has been a good game so far for the Lions, they have played well. They scored two tries in the first half and have defended their lead well.

  • 75'

    Penalty conceded by the Lions, Warren Whiteley for not rolling away.

  • 71'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sharks, Esterhuizen for a late tackle.

  • 69'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 9-24: Jantjies makes no mistake from 30 metres out and extends the lead with a penalty goal to 15 points. The Sharks will have to play really well to come back from here in the last 10 minutes.

  • 67'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sharks, Keegan Daniel for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 65'

    Lions concede a penalty through Dreyer for collapsing the scrum.

  • 64'

    15 minutes left in the game and it seems to be drifting away from the Sharks, Lions are holding on to their lead.

  • 61'

    No tries in the second half so far, the only points scored have been through two penalties, one for each side.

  • 58'

    The Sharks concede a penalty through JP Pietersen for a high tackle.

  • 56'

    The Sharks have conceded 9 penalties today and the Lions have just conceded 3, Sharks need to score to reduce the gap going into the last 20 minutes.

  • 53'

    Lions are holding on to their lead here, the possession has been shared equally but Lions have done more with it. Sharks have not scored a try yet.

  • 51'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sharks, Mtawarira for wheeling the scrum.

  • 47'

    Only two tries scored in the game so far and both have been scored by the Lions.

  • 46'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 9-21: Jantjies slots it in from 27 metres out and it is a penalty that pushes the lead to 12 points.

  • 45'

    Sharks concede their first penalty of the second half, Adriaanse for hands in the ruck.

  • 44'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 9-18: First points of the second half and Pietersen slots the penalty goal in to bring the margin down to 9 points.

  • 43'

    Lions concede a penalty to start the half, Whiteley for hands in the ruck.

  • 41'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 6-18: Pietersen kicks it in at half-time to bring the margin down to 12 points, good kick from 42 metres out.

  • 41'

    Half time: Sharks 6-18 Lions.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 40'

    Lions concede a penalty through Redelinghuys for collapsing the scrum.

  • 37'

    The conversion is missed but the try will give the Lions a lot of confidence. Elton Jantjies set up the try with a good pass. They lead by 15 points.

  • 36'

    A few minutes remaining in this half, and the Lions are leading by 10 points.

  • 36'

    TRY, LIONS, MAPOE! 3-18: Lionel Mapoe goes through the defences and takes it over the line for 5 more points.

  • 33'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sharks, Mtawarira colapses the scrum.

  • 32'

    10 points separating the two teams with a few minutes to go into the break. The Sharks will have to play better in their second.

  • 30'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, PIETERSEN! 3-13: Joe Pietersen kicks the penalty goal in and the Sharks have their first points, 30 minutes into the game.

  • 28'

    Lions concede their first penalty, Skosan is offside.

  • 26'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 0-13: Jantjies kicks the penalty goal in and the lead is pushed to 13 points. Sharks have conceded 6 penalties so far, Lions have not conceded any.

  • 25'

    Another penalty for the Lions, sloppy play by the Sharks, Andrews is caught offside.

  • 23'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sharks, Jordaan for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 0-10: Jantjies kicks in a nice penalty goal for three more points and the lead is pushed to 10. Good kick from 39 metres out.

  • 18'

    Another penalty by the Sharks, Oosthuizen for collapsing the scrum.

  • 17'

    Sharks concede a penalty now through Reinach for handling the ball in the scrum.

  • 15'

    TRY, LIONS, FERREIRA! 0-5: Ferreira takes it over the line as the Lions open the scoring in Durban. They lead by 5.

  • 15'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 0-7: Jantjies makes no mistake in the conversion and the lead is pushed to 7 points.

  • 14'

    Lions are looking to attack here through Ferreira who goes through the Sharks defence and gains some ground.

  • 13'

    Sharks concede a penalty, through Mvovo for being offside.

  • 10'

    After the first 10 minutes of the game, the Lions have controlled 65% of the possession and the scores are 0-0. Sharks look like they are settling into this game.

  • 6'

    A chance for a drop goal as Joe Pietersen tries to kick it but misses. The score is 0-0 in Durban.

  • 5'

    The Sharks concede a penalty through Mtawarira for collapsing the scrum.

  • 2'

    A couple of minutes into the game and the Sharks have begun strongly at home. Good weather conditions for a good game of Rugby.

  • 1'

    First half begins.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Sharks v Lions game from the Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban.

  • 0'

    Sharks are 4th on the ladder with three wins, a draw and a loss in their last five games. Lions are 8th with three wins and two losses.

  • 0'

    Gary Gold has only made one change to the Sharks side, Philip van der Walt was injured in the game against the Crusaders, Daniel du Preez will take his place. Keegan Daniel will replace Du Preez on the bench.

  • 0'

    Johan Ackermann makes two changes to the Lions, Ross Cronje will start at scrum-half, he replaces Faf de Klerk. Rohan Janse van Rensburg is the inside center replacing Howard Mnisi.

  • 0'

    Sharks are in good form and they are fresh off a bye so they are well rested. The home advantage is also with them.

  • 0'

    Lions started their campaign by beating the Sunwolves in Tokyo and then beating the Chiefs in Hamilton. They lost in Dunedin to the Highlanders, before winning at home to the Cheetahs. They lost to the Crusaders last weekend.

  • 0'

    Angus Gardner is the referee today with Nic Berry and Rodney Bonaparte assisting him. Marius Jonker is the TMO.

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Sharks Lions
  • 0 Tries 2
    • 13' Andries Ferreira
    • 13' Andries Ferreira
    • 13' Andries Ferreira
    • 35' Lionel Mapoe
    • 35' Lionel Mapoe
    • 35' Lionel Mapoe
  • 0 Conversions 1
    • 14' Elton Jantjies
    • 14' Elton Jantjies
    • 14' Elton Jantjies
  • 3 Penalties 4
    • 28' Joe Pietersen
    • 28' Joe Pietersen
    • 28' Joe Pietersen
    • 40' Joe Pietersen
    • 40' Joe Pietersen
    • 40' Joe Pietersen
    • 42' Joe Pietersen
    • 42' Joe Pietersen
    • 42' Joe Pietersen
    • 19' Elton Jantjies
    • 19' Elton Jantjies
    • 19' Elton Jantjies
    • 24' Elton Jantjies
    • 24' Elton Jantjies
    • 24' Elton Jantjies
    • 45' Elton Jantjies
    • 45' Elton Jantjies
    • 45' Elton Jantjies
    • 67' Elton Jantjies
    • 67' Elton Jantjies
    • 67' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Franco Marais
  • Franco Marais
  • Franco Marais
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Ettienne Oosthuizen
  • Ettienne Oosthuizen
  • Ettienne Oosthuizen
  • Hyron Andrews
  • Hyron Andrews
  • Hyron Andrews
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Joe Pietersen
  • Joe Pietersen
  • Joe Pietersen
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Paul Jordaan
  • Paul Jordaan
  • Paul Jordaan
  • J.P Pietersen
  • J.P Pietersen
  • J.P Pietersen
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Willie Le Roux
  • Willie Le Roux
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
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  • 6
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  • 7
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  • 12
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  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
  • Dylan Smith
  • Dylan Smith
  • Dylan Smith
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Franco Mostert
  • Franco Mostert
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Ross Cronje
  • Ross Cronje
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Jaco van der Walt
  • Jaco van der Walt
  • Jaco van der Walt
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Juan Schoeman
  • Juan Schoeman
  • Juan Schoeman
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Lubabalo Mtyanda
  • Lubabalo Mtyanda
  • Lubabalo Mtyanda
  • Keegan Daniel
  • Keegan Daniel
  • Keegan Daniel
  • Michael Claassens
  • Michael Claassens
  • Michael Claassens
  • Garth April
  • Garth April
  • Garth April
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • 16
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  • 20
  • 20
  • 21
  • 21
  • 21
  • 22
  • 22
  • 22
  • 23
  • 23
  • 23
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Corne Fourie
  • Corne Fourie
  • Corne Fourie
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Cyle Brink
  • Cyle Brink
  • Cyle Brink
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Howard Mnisi
  • Howard Mnisi
  • Howard Mnisi
  • Andries Coetzee
  • Andries Coetzee
  • Andries Coetzee

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