FULL-TIME: SHARKS 11-16 STORMERS. The Sharks fought their way back in the second half by scoring an early try through Am, but the Stormers kept them in check and held their lead all the way through the second half to win the game by 5 points.
Leyds does well to hold on to the ball as Du Preez looks to kick and chase. The Sharks have another scrum and this could be their last chance to win.
Stormers concede a penalty for wheeling the scrum. Du Preez kicks the ball towards the halfway line for a lineout.
Strong counter attack from the Stormers as Etzebeth carries the ball and then Willemse gains some ground. They are knocking on the door and looking for a try to seal this game.
After 10 strong phases of possession, the Stormers lose the ball forward and this will be a scrum on the Sharks 5 metre line.
The game has slowed down as we go in the final five minutes of the game. The Sharks will want to win this but they have to score soon. The Stormers looking comfortable with their lead.
Thomas du Toit concedes a penalty and the Stormers will kick this to the corner for a lineout.
Another unforced errors from the Sharks and they really need to score soon to stay in the game.
The referee brings play back for a Sharks penalty. Etzebeth is down and injured, getting some attention. Du Preez will kick this to the corner for a lineout.
Nkosi breaks through and puts in a great run. The SHarks need some momentum and need to score here.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 11-16: Stormers win a penalty and Kolisi asks Marais to kick it. Marais slots it in, Stormers push their lead to 5 points.
Rhyno Smith has kicks a few good clearance kicks today after coming on. He has had a good game so far.
The Sharks have not been able to make the most of the chances they have got. They are two points behind with just under 20 minutes remaining.
Van Der Merwe fails to collect the final pass on the left wing and the ball goes into touch.
Dan du Plessis is back on the field from the sin bin so both teams are back to full strength.
A few words from the referee to Etzebeth, saying charging in from a distance is not safe. The referee gives a penalty to the Sharks.
Nkosi tries to catch the high ball but knocks it into the hands of the Stormers who gain some good ground. Sharks on the defence.
It is a two point game in Durban as the weather has held up. The Sharks will love to win this from here on after playing better in the second half.
PENALTY, SHARKS, DU PREEZ! 11-13: This could be a very close game now as Du Preez drills in the penalty goal and the Sharks are just two points behind.
It feels like a reversal of the first half as the Stormers lose their discipline in this one and the Sharks improve on theirs.
There is a heap of bodies on the Stormers try line and the TMO is checking if the grounding was good. Mtawarira has lost the ball while trying to ground it. The TMO is judging if it will be a lineout or a scrum.
A lineout to the Stormers 5 metres from the try line and then they knock the ball on.
YELLOW! Referee tells Kolisi that Daniel du Preez was running at speed and he gets a yellow card for a dangerous tackle. Akker van der Merwe comes back from his yellow card.
Vermeulen runs through the Stormers after a nice pass from Am. The Sharks are looking to attack more now. Mampimpi is brought down and the TMO will take a look at that for a dangerous tackle.
The rain that was predicted has stayed away so far. It is a bit windy out there though.
The conversion is missed so the Stormers will lead by 5 points.
TRY, SHARKS, AM! 8-13: The Sharks start the second half with a bang. Good run from Oosthuizen and then Am takes the ball over the line. Good team try while being a player short for the hosts.
HALF-TIME: SHARKS 3-13 STORMERS. After the first half, the Sharks really need to work on their discipline, especially at lineouts. Stormers will look to continue what they are doing. They lead by 10.
The second half begins. The Sharks will be without Van Der Merwe for the next 6 minutes.
Pieter-Steph du Toit concedes a penalty for the Stormers for not rolling away and we are very close to the break.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 3-13: Marais gets his radar on target again and pushes the Stormers lead to 10 points.
YELLOW CARD! The Sharks need to work on their discipline here, Akker van der Merwe gets the yellow card. He is not supporting his body weight as he tackles. He walks off not happy with the decision.
We are in the final five minutes of the first half and the Sharks concede another penalty from the scrum.
A short break in play as some players get some running repairs. It has been a physical game so far with a lot of intensity.
Am is coming back on the field and the Sharks have conceded three points while he was in the bin.
Poor lineout from the Sharks and the Stormers manage to get the ball and kick it deep. Mapimpi collects and kicks it back. A couple more deep kicks.
A couple of unforced errors by Willemse in the last few minutes. He has scored the only try of the game so far with a nice interception.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 3-10: Marais gets it right this time as he slots the ball through the uprights to push the lead to 7 points.
A bit of scrappy play from both sides and the referee has a few words with the Sharks captain. Seven penalties conceded by them so far and the referee is not happy. Fassi is going off for a HIA.
Marais misses the penalty and that is the second kick for the day. Stormers lead by 4.
Another penalty to the Stormers, another lineout but they fail to score again as the Sharks turn the ball over and win a scrum.
The Sharks are lucky here. The Stormers pass the ball wide after the lineout, but a loose pass and the Sharks manage to kick it. YELLOW CARD! Am is penalised for repeated offences and is sent to the sin bin.
Lost forward! Kolisi with the mistake and it is right on the try line. He is not happy with that. The Stormers will get a lineout though as the Sharks concede a penalty.
The penalty is missed, Marais drags it wide and the score remains on 3-7, Stormers lead by 4.
The Sharks concede a penalty, through Vermeulen for not rolling away from the ruck.
PENALTY, SHARKS, DU PREEZ! 3-7: Robert du Preez makes no mistake with his first penalty kick of the day and opens the scoring for the Sharks.
Vermaak concedes a penalty for collapsing the scrum and Du Preez will look to kick this.
Vermeulen with a strong run but the Stormers manage to contain him with two players tackling him.
The Sharks have found their rhythm, Nice kick for Nkosi to track down but the ball goes into touch for a Stormers lineout, deep in their own half.
Jantjies kicks the ball deep for the Stormers, Du Preez kicks it back. Willemse collects and kicks deep again.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, MARAIS! 0-7: Marais makes no mistake with the first conversion of the game pushing the lead to 7 points.
TRY, STORMERS, WILLEMSE! 0-5: Willemse with the intercept and he just grabs the ball and runs through to score the try. Brilliant start to the game for the Stormers.
A very physical start to the game with both these sides with some strong tackling. The Stormers have a penalty and they kick the ball to the corner for a lineout.
Kick-off! The first half begins as the Sharks kick us off.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Sharks and the Stormers from Jonsson Kings Park.
Sikhumbuzo Notshe is ruled out with an injury, so Jaco Coetzee will start at No.8 for the Stormers.
Three changes to the Stormers starting line-up to face the Sharks in Durban. Eben Etzebeth, Herschel Jantjies and Dan du Plessis to make their first start of the season.
There is bad weather on the way in Durban with rain predicted as the game will go on.
Sharks: Mtawarira, Van Der Merwe, Oosthuizen, Andrews, Botha, Vermeulen, Paul, Dan du Preez, Schreuder, Robert du Preez, Mapimpi, Esterhuizen, Am, Nkosi, Fassi.
Stormers: Vermaak, Mbonami, Malherbe, Etzebeth, Schickerling, Kolisi, Du Toit, Coetzee, Jantjies,
Jean-Luc du Plessis, Marais, De Allende, Daniel du Plessis, Petersen, Willemse.
Jaco Peyper is the referee today with Uys and Seconds assisting him. Vos is the TMO.
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