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As it happened: Sharks 22 Stormers 10

2017-05-27 19:10
Last Updated at 07:28
27 May 19:08
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27 May 19:07
27 May 19:01


The Sharks claim a well deserved 22-10 victory over the Stormers. 

27 May 19:00
80' - Notshe goes close but he hasn't managed to ground the ball. 
27 May 19:00

80' - Going upstairs to check try or no try for the Stormers.

27 May 18:57
79' - A Stormers breakout could have come to something had Van Zyl managed to find Senatla with a pass but unfortunately, he cannot get his pass away cleanly. 
27 May 18:54
76' - They opt for a scrum. April is caught in possession with Kolbe hacking the ball downfield. Nkosi does well to get back and collect. 
27 May 18:52

74' - Penalty to the Sharks. The Stormers are pinged for not rolling away. 

27 May 18:50
73' - Time running out for the Stormers in Durban. The Sharks have possession and are in the visitors 22m area. 
27 May 18:46

71' - Another Stormers attack is heroically kept out by the Sharks defence. They have been brilliant tonight.

27 May 18:42

67' - More brilliant defence from the Sharks as they keep out wave after wave of Stormers attacks. They eventually win a penalty for a ruck infringement. 

27 May 18:39
64' - The Stormers are straight back onto the attack, a great kick ahead is covered by Mvovo, but he is caught in possession on his own line. The Stormers are awarded a penalty from the resultant ruck.
27 May 18:37

62' - TRY to the Sharks!

Nkosi busts through some weak Stormers defence to score his third try of the season.

Easily converted as the Sharks build their lead back to 12 points.

Sharks 22 Stormers 10 

27 May 18:33
59' - A good fightback from the Stormers after a scoreless first half from the visitors. 
27 May 18:30

55' - TRY to the Stormers!

Marais barges over from close to the line! The Stormers are finally across the whitewash. 

Marais converts his own try. 

Sharks 15 Stormers 10

27 May 18:28
54' - Coleman goes close as the Stormers build the phases. 
27 May 18:27
53' - The Sharks defence is resolute, cutting down anything that the Stormers throw at them?
27 May 18:24
49' - This time Reinach's box kick is fielded by Kolbe, he finds Marias who clears finds touch outside the Sharks 22m area. 
27 May 18:18
45' - A box kick by Reinach goes out on the full, the Stormers have a throw in on the half-way line. 
27 May 18:16

43' - PENALTY slotted by the Stormers!

Marais makes no mistake and the Stormers are finally on the board. 

Sharks 15 Stormers 3

27 May 18:15

42' - It's the Stormers who win the first penalty of the half after taking the ball through a number of phases. 

Marias will kick at goal. 

27 May 18:12
40' - The Sharks get the second half underway.
27 May 17:59


Sharks 15 Stormers 0

27 May 17:59

30' - Last chance for the Stormers to get some points this half with a lineout deep in the Sharks half. Jean-Luc du Preez has other ideas as he is all over the ball after a set move by the Stormers and he wins a penalty.

27 May 17:56

36' - TRY to the Sharks!

A stolen lineout by the Sharks puts the home side right on the attack. Lewies forces his way over from close to the line. 

April converts.

Sharks 15 Stormers 0

27 May 17:54

35' - Try scoring opportunity goes a-begging!

After a kick ahead, Sharks left-wing Nkosi just has to tap the ball ahead and fall on it over the try line but his kick goes out into touch. He was better off trying to pick it up. 

27 May 17:51
33' - Despite the Sharks clearing downfield, the Stormers are back onto the attack in the Sharks 22m area but again they turn the ball over.
27 May 17:49
31' - The Stormers take the ball through a number of phases close to the Sharks line. Leyds goes close but has the ball ripped from him around 2m from the line. Scrum to the Sharks. 
27 May 17:46

28' - The Stormers are back onto the attack after some brilliant stepping by Viljoen. Penalty to the Stormers as the Sharks are offside.

Coleman sets up a lineout a 5m from the Sharks line. 

27 May 17:44
27' - His attempt is well short and to the left as well. 
27 May 17:44

26' - Most of the action taking place in between the 22m areas.

A Sharks attack ends with Lewies blown up for not releasing. 

SP Marias will kick at goal. 

27 May 17:39

21' - The Sharks showing a willingness to play very direct rugby and keeping the ball in hand. Unfortunately for them, they have knocked-on just inside the Stormers half. 

Marias clears downfield after receiving the ball from the scrum with the ball rolling out in the Sharks 22m area. 

27 May 17:34
18' - The attack comes to nothing as Van Dyk turns the ball over for the Sharks and they clear to their 10m line in their own half. 
27 May 17:33
17' - Penalty to the Stormers as Jean-Luc du Preez is pinged for not rolling away. The Stormers set up a lineout just outside the 22m are of the Sharks.  
27 May 17:31

15' - Both sides willing to give the ball air despite the wet conditions although invariably a handling error creeps in as the Sharks knock on. 

The Stormers have a scrum near half-way. 

27 May 17:27

10' - TRY to the Sharks!

The home side take the ball through a number of phases with Deysel eventually stepping his way past EW Viljoen to score. 

April can't convert.

Sharks 8 Stormers 0

27 May 17:24
8' - Jarno Vermaak's box kick is charged down, the Sharks have possession around 15m from the Stormers line. 
27 May 17:23
7' - Great percentage play by April as he drives the Stormers back into their own half with a pin-point kick. 
27 May 17:22

6' - PENALTY slotted by the Sharks!

First blood to the home side as April makes no mistake.

Sharks 3 Stormers 0 

27 May 17:21
5' - Penalty to the Sharks as the Stormers front row goes to ground. Garth April will have a shot at goal. 
27 May 17:20
4' - Multiple scrum resets. The wet ground surely isn't helping. 
27 May 17:19

2' - After a number of phases where they forced themselves into the Stormers 22m area, it's Johan Deysel who knocks-on. 

The Stormers have a defensive scrum around 15m from their own line. 

27 May 17:17
0' - Underway in a rainy Durban! Early penalty to the Sharks as the Stormers are pinged for not releasing. The Sharks set up a lineout on the Stormers 22m area. 
27 May 10:54


Referee: Marius ven der Westhuizen

Assistant referees: AJ Jacobs, Archie Sehlako

TMO: Marius Jonker

27 May 10:54


2016: Sharks won 18-13 in Cape Town

2015: Sharks won 34-12 in Durban

2015: Stormers won 29-13 in Cape Town

2014: Sharks won 34-10 in Cape Town

2014: Stormers won 21-19 in Durban

2013: Stormers won 22-15 in Cape Town

2013: Sharks won 12-6 in Durban

2012: Sharks won 26-19 in Cape Town

27 May 10:53
  • 80'

    The Stormers have possession in the Sharks 22. They het close to the line but the Sharks defence holds. After 10 phases they go over but the ball is held upas the ref refers his decision to the TMO.

  • 80'

    The on-field decision is upheld by the TMO which prompts the referee to end the game. The Sharks win this encounter 22-10. Thanks for joining us.

  • 77'

    Great work from Cheslin Kolbe sees the ball spill lose before he kicks it down field as the hosts lose precious field position.

  • 75'

    The Sharks attack from a lineout in the Stormers 22. They force their way to the 5 metre line and win a penalty. They opt for a scrum.

  • 72'

    The Sharks pounce but Kobus van Wyk makes a high tackle on Dillyn Leyds resulting in a penalty. SP Marais's line kick goes too far and they are called back for a Sharks scrum.

  • 72'

    From a Sharks lineout the Stormers turn it over for a scrum. In some space Marais offloads to Juan de Jongh. Inside the Sharks 22 they keep attacking, but a poor pass halts their momentum temporarily before Carr spills the ball in a tackle.

  • 67'

    The Stormers goes wide from the lineout. Seven phases later the ball goes out to SP Marais who runs laterally rather than straight and once he is tackled the Sharks pounce on the breakdown and force the turnover.

  • 66'

    Cheslin Kolbe gets the ball in space and kicks it down field. He follows up well and with support from his teammates they pin Lwazi Mvovo down on his own line and force the penalty.

  • 66'

    From the lineout Dewaldt Duvenage passes to Kolbe, who either over ran it or didn't expect it at all as he is tackled without the ball. The Stormers are awarded a penalty and kick for touch 5 metres out.

  • 64'


  • 63'

    TRY, SHARKS, NKOSI! 20-10: From a lineout Sbu Nkosi gets the ball at first receiver. He takes on the defensive line and steps outside, brushed off a tackle from Ramone Samuels and runs through to score.

  • 59'

    Chris van Zyl takes the ball up from the restart but the Sharks defence holds him up in the tackle to force a turnover.

  • 57'


  • 56'

    TRY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 15-8: The Stormers win a penalty and Vermaak takes it quickly which leads to Marais barging over from close range.

  • 55'

    The Stormers attack from a scrum in the Sharks half. The ball goes out to Siya Kolisi but his tackle turns into a maul and makes it way up to the 5 metre line. They switch play twice but can't find a way through.

  • 51'

    The Sharks steal a Stormers lineout, but the visitors turn it over with a counter ruck before Damian de Allende is tackled as the ball rolls into touch for a Sharks lineout.

  • 48'

    Sp Marais kicks down field. Mvovo returns the kick as Kolbe takes it up before kicking again, but this time the kick rolls over the tryline. Play is called back to the Stormers 22 after Kolbe was tackled in the air.

  • 44'

    The Stormers attack from all over the field before they win a penalty as the Sharks are penalised for not releasing.

  • 44'


  • 41'

    Garth April gets the second half underway.

  • 40'

    Good defensive work from the Sharks on their own line sees them win a turnover. They lead the Stormers 15-0 at half time.

  • 38'


  • 37'

    TRY, SHARKS, LEWIES! 13-0: The Sharks turn it over from a Stormers lineout. Quick hands and supporting runners sees them attack out wide where Stephan Lewies eventually goes over for a try.

  • 36'

    The Stormers knock it on but the Sharks play advantage. They break well and good interplay sees them put the Stormers defence under pressure. Ruan Botha gives a little grubber kick for his winger Sbu Nkosi, but the he also tries to kick it forward but only succeeds in kicking the ball into touch.

  • 34'

    The Sharks have a scrum 5 metres from their line. Reinach clears off the base of the scrum. Kolisi breaks from the ruck as the visitors make their way to the Sharks 22. EW Viljoen skewers a kick away and now the Sharks have the ball before Reinach gives another clearance kick.

  • 32'

    De Allende takes it up from the maul. They set up a few phases before going left to Dillyn Leyds, but the winger loses the ball forward in contact.

  • 31'

    The Stormers have a lineout 5 metres out from the Sharks line after winning a penalty. They win another one after the Sharks collapse the maul. Coleman finds touch again for another lineout.

  • 28'

    The Sharks go wide from the lineout but are penalised at the breakdown and SP Marais will go for goal.

  • 28'

    Marais's penalty attempt is well off to the left.

  • 27'

    Kurt Coleman hoists the ball up in the air which the Sharks secures. They try to attack but Pieter-Steph du Toit is penalised for a high tackle. The Sharks find touch for a lineout.

  • 23'

    From a scrum the ball finds its way to SP Marais who's perfectly weighted kick finds touch inside the Sharks 22.

  • 20'

    The Sharks steal the Stormers throw in. Poor passing and handling sees them pushed back in their 22 before April kicks down field. Leyds collects in the air but loses it forward.

  • 19'

    Both teams giving the ball plenty of air as possession changes hands frequently. After a period of attack De Allende kicks the ball away. The Sharks gather and find touch for a Stormers lineout.

  • 15'

    After a good period of attack the Stormers lose possession and the Sharks attack. Neither team are afraid to throw the ball around in the wet conditions.

  • 12'

    April fails to add the extras.

  • 11'

    TRY, SHARKS, DEYSEL! 8-0: The Sharks play the advantage and from the 14th phase Johan Deysel gets the ball from the ruck and barges over for the try.

  • 10'

    A Stormers box kick by Jano Vermaak is charged down allowing to the Sharks to attack as quick hands and runners sees them break into the visitors 22. They set up 11 phases before the refs plays advantage for offside against the Stormers.

  • 7'


  • 5'

    The Sharks win a scrum penalty as the Stormers are penalised for binding correctly.

  • 3'

    The Sharks go direct after the kick-off and break into the Stormers 22 before they knock it on for a Stormers scrum.

  • 1'

    Cheslin Kolbe gets the game underway.

  • 0'

    It's raining in Durban which will obviously make handling difficult but should ensure a tight contest.

  • 0'

    Hallo and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match between the Sharks and Stormers in Durban.

  • 0'

    Sharks head coach Robert du Preez has made just one change to his starting line-up for this encounter. That change is in the forwards where Springbok front-row Coenie Oosthuizen returns after being rested for last week?s match in Singapore against the Sunwolves, with Lourens Adriaanse named on the bench. Lock Etienne Oosthuizen plays in his 50th Super Rugby match for the Sharks while there is a recall for veteran wing Odwa Ndungane to the replacements bench.

  • 0'

    Stormers head coach Robbie Fleck has made some key changes to his back-line for this fixture. There is a new half-back pairing as scrum-half as Jano Vermaak links up with fit-again fly-half Kurt Coleman who starts his first match this season. This means that Dillyn Leyds is back on the left wing, with Seabelo Senatla on the replacements bench alongside Juan de Jongh, who makes his return from injury having played for Western Province in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge last week. In the midfield, experienced centre Damian de Allende starts at inside centre after making an impact as a replacement last week. The forward which started the 30-22 victory against the Blues at Newlands has been retained, with lock Pieter-Steph du Toit set to earn his 50th Super Rugby cap. The only change up front comes on the replacements bench as Chris van Zyl provides lock cover this week.

  • 0'

    Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Johan Deysel, 11 Sbu Nkosi, 10 Garth April, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt (c), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Beast Mtawarira, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 23 Odwa Ndungane

  • 0'

    Stormers: 15 SP Marais, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Siya Kolisi (c), 6 Kobus van Dyk, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Oli Kebble Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Dewaldt Duvenage, 22 Juan de Jongh, 23 Seabelo Senatla

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Sharks Stormers
  • 3 Tries 1
    • 10' Johan Deysel
    • 35' Stephan Lewies
    • 62' Sibusiso Nkosi
    • 55' SP Marais
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 37' Garth April
    • 63' Garth April
    • 56' SP Marais
  • 1 Penalties 1
    • 5' Garth April
    • 43' SP Marais
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Ruan Botha
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Phillip Van Der Walt
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Garth April
  • Sibusiso Nkosi
  • Johan Deysel
  • Lukhanyo Am
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Kobus Van Dyk
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Jano Vermaak
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Damian de Allende
  • EW Viljoen
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • SP Marais
  • Franco Marais
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Etienne Oosthuizen
  • Lubabalo Mtembu
  • Michael Claassens
  • Benhard Janse van Rensburg
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Ramone Samuels
  • Alistair Vermaak
  • Wilco Louw
  • Chris Van Zyl
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Dewaldt Duvenage
  • Juan De Jongh
  • Seabelo Senatla

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