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As it happened: Sharks 37-14 Waratahs

2017-03-11 21:29
Last Updated at 16:57
11 Mar 21:27

Thanks for tuning in!

The Sharks picked up four points for their victory, and took the lead in the Africa Conference 2 standings, and moved to second in the South African Group.

The Waratahs left empty-handed, and stayed fourth and ninth in the Australian Conference and Australasian Group, respectively.

In next weekend's Round 4 action, the Sharks welcome the Kings to Durban (Saturday, March 18 at 19:30), while the Waratahs host the Brumbies in Sydney (Saturday, March 18 at 10:45 SA time).

Stay tuned to Sport24 for the weekend's final game - between the Jaguares and Lions in Buenos Aires at 21:40.

11 Mar 21:25
11 Mar 21:23
A good game from Du Preez, but Curwin Bosch - who contributed 27 points - is my man-of-the-match!
11 Mar 21:22


Sharks flank Jean-Luc du Preez has received the best player award.

11 Mar 21:19

Well done to the Sharks!

They thoroughly outplayed the men from Sydney who were far too error-prone to give themselves a shot tonight.

Curwin Bosch, who stepped into the injured Pat Lambie's position with aplomb, showed again why he is a player for the future!

11 Mar 21:17
FULL-TIME: Sharks 37-14 Waratahs
11 Mar 21:16
80'- After 14 phases of Waratahs attack, the Sharks turn it over and boot it out to end proceedings...
11 Mar 21:15
79'- A nice break from Folau brings play up to the Sharks' 22m area...
11 Mar 21:14
79'- The Sharks swing it wide to Van Wyk, who kicks up-field... before the 'Tahs look to counter...
11 Mar 21:13
78'- The Sharks have a scrum just outside their own 22m area. Can they go the distance and end the game on a high?
11 Mar 21:11
76'- Michael Claassens is on at scrumhalf for the Sharks, replacing Cobus Reinach.
11 Mar 21:10

75'- It looks like that bonus point is now out of reach for the Sharks.

They should have chased it a few minutes ago. Surely a 34-14 lead was comfortable enough?!

11 Mar 21:09
75'- The Sharks move into the 22m area, but then lose possession...
11 Mar 21:09
74'- After another Waratahs knock-on, the Sharks are awarded a scrum just outside the red zone. Can they cash in?
11 Mar 21:06

71'- PENALTY slotted by Bosch.

Sharks 37-14 Waratahs

11 Mar 21:05

70'- Scrum penalty for the Sharks! It's within range and Bosch will have a shot from about 35m out.

I would have opted for the corner, in order to chase the bonus point...

11 Mar 21:03

68'- With time running out, the try-scoring bonus point is likely to elude the Sharks tonight. They need three tries more than their opponents for that.

At present, it's only 3 tries to 2.

11 Mar 21:02

66'- Phillip Van Der Walt is off for the Sharks, replaced by Jacques Vermeulen.

Van der Walt appears to have taken a knock to the head.

11 Mar 20:57
64'- The Waratahs knock on following the subsequent scrum, but Reinach's kick down-field goes straight into touch. It keeps the Waratahs down in Sharks territory.
11 Mar 20:55
61'- Lukhanyo Am, now playing on the wing for the Sharks, thinks he's scored after scooping on a loose ball. However, the referee correctly calls him back for a Sharks knock-on...
11 Mar 20:54
60'- However, the subsequent lineout down-field goes awry for the Waratahs. Not straight...
11 Mar 20:53
59'- The Waratahs win a penalty on the ground. It allows them to exit their own half - for the first time in a while...
11 Mar 20:50
57'- Jean Droste is on at lock for the Sharks, replacing Stephan Lewies. Lewies appears to suffer from cramps.
11 Mar 20:49
56'- A clever chip kick by Reinach in behind the defence brings play up to the Waratahs' 22m area...
11 Mar 20:44
52'- Lourens Adriaanse is on at prop for the Sharks, replacing Coenie Oosthuizen.
11 Mar 20:44

52'- PENALTY slotted by Bosch.

Sharks 34-14 Waratahs

11 Mar 20:43
51'- Kickable penalty to the Sharks as Folau is caught off-side inside the red zone. Bosch will line up a kick at goal, about 15m in-field...
11 Mar 20:41


Sharks 17

Waratahs 19

11 Mar 20:40
48'- With Frenchman Poitrenaud off for the Sharks, Ward is at centre, Mvovo is moved to fullback and Am to wing.
11 Mar 20:37
45'- However, the Sharks are pinged after lock Ruan Botha is caught for committing a "neck roll" on a Waratahs player. The Sharks had a penalty but it is now reversed...
11 Mar 20:35
44'- Sharks immediately back on the attack after the Waratahs fail to retain the kick-off.
11 Mar 20:35
44'- Another Sharks sub as Chiliboy Ralepelle comes on at hooker for Franco Marais.
11 Mar 20:34

43' - CONVERSION slotted by Robinson.

Sharks 31-14 Waratahs

11 Mar 20:34
Israel Folau scores his second try - again under the posts. It started after Reinach's kick was charged down inside the Sharks' 22m area.
11 Mar 20:33
42'- TRY to the Waratahs!
11 Mar 20:32
 41'- Jeremy Ward is on for the Sharks.
11 Mar 20:32
41'- Bosch then makes his first error of the night by failing to find touch with the penalty kick...
11 Mar 20:31
40'- 'Tahs immediately on the back foot as they are penalised at the kick-off for tackling a Sharks player in the air.
11 Mar 20:30

Welcome back for the second half!

Waratahs flyhalf Bryce Hegarty restarts proceedings...

11 Mar 20:18
HALF-TIME: Sharks 31-7 Waratahs
11 Mar 20:18

43'- CONVERSION slotted by Bosch.

11 Mar 20:17
41'- Kobus van Wyk pounces on another dropped Waratahs ball and sprints from inside his own half to score near the posts!
11 Mar 20:17
41'- TRY to the Sharks!
  • 80'

    FULL-TIME: SHARKS 37-14 WARATAHS. The Sharks fail to claim a bonus point despite a superb first half. Having gone into the break leading 31-7, they added two more Curwin Bosch penalties. The Waratahs, meanwhile, added a second try by Israel Folau, which was converted by Reece Robinson.

  • 78'

    A forward pass from Horne halts a Waratahs attack near the Sharks 22.

  • 76'

    Claassens replaces Reinach for the Sharks.

  • 75'

    A superb run from Am puts the Sharks in a promising position, but the Waratahs win the ball in their 22 and clear their lines.

  • 73'

    The Sharks attack in search of a bonus point. Despite having dominated tonight's game, they still have only three tries.

  • 71'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH. Once again, the 19-year-old's kick is immaculate. The Sharks lead by 23.

  • 70'

    The Sharks win a penalty from an attacking scrum and Bosch is going for poles. Horwitz is on for Hegarty.

  • 68'

    The Sharks turn the ball over near their own line under pressure from the Waratahs. their defence holds firm yet again.

  • 67'

    Mtembu is back on for van der Walt.

  • 66'

    van der Walt and Lolohea collide, leaving both players in need of medical attention.

  • 65'

    Fifteen minutes until the end of the game and although the Sharks are no longer dominating, they are defending well. Vermeulen replaces Mtembu.

  • 61'

    Am nearly breaks through for a try, but van der Westhuizen blows up for a forward pass.

  • 60'

    Toleafoa comes on for the Waratahs.

  • 57'

    Droste replaces Lewies.

  • 55'

    The Waratahs have the ball deep inside their own half. They can't seem to find a gap.

  • 52'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! Bosch nails the penalty resulting from Folau''s offside.

  • 52'

    Adriaanse is on the field for the Sharks in place of Oosthuizen, while Lolohea and Ryan replace Robertson and Kepu. Lucas is on for Phipps.

  • 51'

    Folau is penalised for offside deep into his own half.

  • 49'

    Bosch kicks the ball deep, but not out, and the Waratahs seek to mount an attack.

  • 44'

    Ralepelle replaces Marais.

  • 43'

    Robinson converts the try.

  • 43'

    TRY, WARATAHS, FOLAU! Kepu goes on a superb run to instigate an attack. Some good hands from the Waratahs lead to Wells being brought down just short. Folau finishes it off.

  • 43'

    HALF-TIME: SHARKS 31-7 WARATAHS. Bosch converts the try with the last kick of the half - one that saw the 19-year-old score 21 points after coming on to replace Pat Lambie, including a try from a stunning run. Tera Mtembu, who replaced Lambie as captain, had earlier scored the first try of the game, while Kobus van Wyk added a third at the end. The Waratahs got on the board through an Israel Folau try, beautifully teed up by Bryce Hegarty and converted by Reece Robinson.

  • 41'

    The Waratahs have got the second half underway.

  • 41'

    Clark is on for Simone. Jeremy Ward is also on the field for Poitrenaud.

  • 41'

    TRY, SHARKS, VAN WYK! Yet again, the Waratahs are made to pay for some poor handling while on attack. Van Wyk pounces on a stray ball and darts all the way through for a try.

  • 40'

    The Waratahs try to mount one last first half attack. They are inside enemy territory.

  • 36'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! The youngster adds another three points after Hooper is blown up for offside at the ruck right under the posts.

  • 35'

    The Sharks win another penalty after Mumm collapses the maul. They go for touch and drive from the attacking lineout.

  • 32'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! Bosch slots an easy kick over after Kepu was caught offside and the lead stretches to 14.

  • 30'

    Robinson converts the try and the Waratahs trail by 11 again.

  • 29'

    TRY, WARATAHS, FOLAU! Hegarty chips and the bounce falls Folau's way. He goes over, leaving Robinson with an easy kick.

  • 28'

    The Waratahs appear to have halted the Sharks' momentum. They look for a gap near the enemy 22 once more.

  • 26'

    The Waratahs have an attacking lineout 40 metres out.

  • 23'

    The Waratahs are back up to 15 men.

  • 21'

    Bosch converts his own try and the Sharks do not appear to be feeling the absence of their captain.

  • 20'

    TRY, SHARKS, BOSCH! The 19-year-old pounces on a fumbled pass and darts through unchallenged.

  • 18'

    The Waratahs are unable to convert their spell of pressure into points. The Sharks win a penalty and Bosch clears his lines.

  • 17'

    Sport24 report that Lambie has suffered a back sprain.

  • 15'

    The Waratahs are on the edge of the Sharks' 22 and probing for a gap.

  • 13'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! The Sharks add another three points from right in front of the poles after a sustained period of pressure.

  • 11'

    The plot thickens as Jack Dempsey receives yellow for a dangerous tackle.

  • 10'

    The Sharks are dominating proceedings so far. The visitors are struggling to get out of their own half.

  • 8'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! The youngster makes no mistake after the Waratahs are penalised for a lineout infringement.

  • 6'

    Bosch replaces Lambie, who was just receiving medical attention - seemingly for a groin strain.

  • 4'

    Lambie fails to convert the try.

  • 2'

    TRY, SHARKS, MTEMBU! The Waratahs failed to clear their lines from Lambie's kick off and the hosts piled on the pressure. After some quick hands from the Sharks, the number 8 finds his way over.

  • 1'

    The Sharks have kicked off proceedings at Kings Park.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Sharks and the Waratahs at Durban's Kings Park.

  • 0'

    Robert du Preez has picked an unchanged Sharks 23 from the one that snatched a 27-22 win over the Brumbies at the death last weekend. Sharks: 15 Clement Poitrenaud, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie (c), 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Stephan Lewies, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Jean Droste, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Curwin Bosch

  • 0'

    David McDuling starts against his old side in place of the injured Will Skelton. However, scrum-half Nick Phipps returns to the side, having come back from an ankle injury. As a result, Matt Lucas drops to the bench. Waratahs: 15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Reece Robinson, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 David McDuling, 4 Dean Mumm, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson Replacements: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 David Lolohea, 19 Senio Toleafoa, 20 Maclean Jones, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 David Horwitz, 23 Cameron Clark

  • 0'

    The last time these two sides met, in 2015, the Waratahs won 33-18 in Sydney. However, the previous year, the Durban side beat them 32-10 on home soil.

  • 0'

    Last weekend, the Lions capitalised on some poor defence from the Waratahs at the maul, which led to three of their eight tries. The Waratahs will need to be far stronger in this area in order to prevent a repeat of last weekend's 55-36 defeat.

  • 0'

    Today's match will be refereed by South Africa's Marius van der Westhuizen. He will be assisted by Egon Seconds and Stuart Berry. Meanwhile, Willie Vos will be on TMO duty.

  • 0'

    20 minutes to go until kick off.

  • 0'

    It's a clear night at Kings Park with a slight Northerly breeze.

Jump to

Sharks Waratahs
  • 3 Tries 2
    • 1' Lubabalo Mtembu
    • 20' Curwin Bosch
    • 40' Jacobus Van Wyk
    • 28' Israel Folau
    • 42' Israel Folau
  • 2 Conversions 2
    • 20' Curwin Bosch
    • 40' Curwin Bosch
    • 29' Reece Robinson
    • 43' Reece Robinson
  • 6 Penalties 0
    • 8' Curwin Bosch
    • 12' Curwin Bosch
    • 31' Curwin Bosch
    • 36' Curwin Bosch
    • 52' Curwin Bosch
    • 71' Curwin Bosch
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 10' Jack Dempsey
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Franco Marais
  • Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Ruan Botha
  • Phillip Van Der Walt
  • Jean-Luc du Preez
  • Lubabalo Mtembu
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Lukhanyo Am
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Clement Poitrenaud
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Tom Robertson
  • Silatolu Latu
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Dean Mumm
  • David McDuling
  • Jack Dempsey
  • Michael Hooper
  • Michael Wells
  • Nick Phipps
  • Bryce Hegarty
  • Rob Horne
  • Irae Simone
  • Israel Folau
  • Reece Robinson
  • Andrew Kellaway
  • Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Jean Droste
  • Jacques Vermeulen
  • Michael Claassens
  • Jeremy Ward
  • Curwin Bosch
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Hugh Roach
  • Paddy Ryan
  • Dave Lolohea
  • Senio Toleafoa
  • Maclean Jones
  • Matt Lucas
  • David Horwitz
  • Cameron Clark

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