The Sharks get all the way up before they knock it on and Weber kicks it out!
FULL-TIME: CHIEFS 29-23 SHARKS! What a match and a brilliant win for the chiefs. The Sharks almost snatched it at the end but the Chiefs defensive effort was once again to sneak over the line.
Sharks win possession and they go back on the attack. The hooter has gone and this is their last chance!
The Chiefs win a scrum inside the Sharks 22m as the hooter is just seconds from going off!
The Sharks get pushed back to the halfway as they attack the Chiefs before the Chiefs win a penalty. They go for the line.
The Chiefs have a defensive scrum on their 22m as we enter into the last five minutes!
Brilliant cover tackle by Stevenson on a Mapimpi who charged down McKenzie's kick and looked to be steaming his way through!
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 29-23: Easy as you like from McKenzie.
TRY, CHIEFS, WEBER! 27-23: Brilliant from the Chiefs. The run their way out of the 22m as Nankivell makes a brilliant run before being brought down by Bosch but Alaimalo who started the move was there to get it to Weber who dived over!
McKenzie can't convert and it's a one-point game in favour of the Sharks.
TRY, CHIEFS, LIENART-BROWN! 22-23: The Chiefs are back in it! After 16 phases, McKenzie calls for the ball and puts Lienert-Brown in some space who dives over.
The Chiefs break the line through Wainui who combined well with Nankivell who takes the ball into contact and the Sharks concede a penalty which will allow the Chiefs a chance at a setpiece.
Sharks have a line-out just outside the Chiefs 22m but lose possession which allows the Chiefs to try and hit back before they kick possession back to the Sharks. du Preez attempts a crosskick which goes out on the left.
The Sharks in possession from the kick-off and manage to clear their lines and Alaimalo and Nkosi clash before the Sharks knock it on.
PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 17-23: Another good kick from the youngster who splits the poles and extend their lead.
The Sharks in a penalty following their line-out maul and it looks like Bosch will be having a shot at the posts.
The Sharks win the ball off the restart and Bosch shifts the ball to flank before a kick ahead allowed the Sharks to chase ahead before no advantage means they will come back for a penalty for offside against Parete.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 17-20: Great kick from Bosch who adds the two points from out wide.
TRY, SHARKS, BOTHA! 17-18: The Sharks take the lead! The initial maul eventually breaks apart before Botha took it up and managed to reach over and get the ball over the line.
Yellow card! Harris is off the park after slowing the ball at the breakdown on the 5m and that will see him off for 10 minutes.
The Sharks applying a lot of pressure as they go through the phases on the left-hand side but the Chiefs defence holds up well before they win a turnover before another turnover then allows Mapimpi kicks ahead and gathers it 5m from the try line.
Big chance for the Chiefs as Jacobson goes marauding through the middle as the Chiefs eventually get up to the 22m. They go out wide before losing possession 10m out.
Nkosi gets pulled into touch after a series of kicks between the teams sees Alaimalo pull the Sharks winger into touch.
McKenzie tests the Sharks with another high ball and Bosch does well to gather on the halfway.
Chiefs win a scrum inside their 22m which allows McKenzie to clear further up the field.
A promising Sharks attack comes to an end as they work their way up to the Chiefs 22m before a good tackle from Lienert-Brown on Andrews forces a knock on and the Chiefs can breathe.
The Sharks win a penalty from the scrum and Bosch sets up a line-out deep inside the Chiefs half with a brilliant kick for touch. Big chance for the visitors early on.
Solid scrum from the chiefs as Nanai-Seturo goes charging down the wing before taking contact and Laulala knocks it on as he tried to recycle it quickly.
The Chiefs win a scrum as Bosch makes a big mess of trying to gather the 22m drop out amid pressure from Alaimalo who was steaming towards the flyhalf.
McKenzie misses the penalty and that is a big let off for the Sharks who could have been a converted try behind early in the second half.
Perfect start for the Chiefs who win a penalty in a kickable possession. They put some great pressure on the Sharks as they kicked ahead before Jacobson followed up and won the turnover on the ground.
Kick off! Play is back underway in Hamilton.
HALF-TIME: CHIEFS 17-13 SHARKS! A brilliant half of rugby and the game is well in the balance. The Chiefs started well but the Sharks have down well to keep themselves within reach and are still very much in the game.
The Chiefs looking to hit back as a Sharks knock on sees Wainui kick the ball ahead but the Sharks manage to get back and gather before kicking out.
PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 17-13: Good kick from 30m as Bosch converts his third kick of the match to bring the Sharks back in reach on the brink of half-time.
The Sharks win a penalty as the Chiefs try to slow the ball down at the breakdown and it looks like they will take the points.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 17-10: Solid kick from McKenzie who extends the Chiefs lead shortly before half-time.
TRY, CHIEFS, KARPIK! 15-10: Well worked move from the Chiefs as they loop around the line-out and Karpik seizes his opportunity as he dives over with the Sharks unable to set up to stop him.
The Chiefs win a penalty after Nkosi deliberately tried to slow the ball down at the ruck after a good run from Linert-Brown. They kick to the corner.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 10-10: The Sharks are level as Bosch adds the extras.
TRY, SHARKS, ANDREWS! 10-8: Brilliant from Andrews! The Sharks regather from the restart and a kick from Schreuder bounces off a Chiefs player and the Sharks pounce on it before Andrews somehow comes away with it as he runs 40m and holds off a few defenders and dives over!
PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 10-3: Bosch gets the Sharks on the scoreboard with a solid penalty attempt.
Jacobson concedes a penalty for the Chiefs at the breakdown in a very kickable position. There's a bit of afters and a talking to but nothing more. Bosch is lining up the kick.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 10-0: Could be the easiest kick of the night as McKenzie has no issues from right in front.
TRY, CHIEFS, WEBER! 8-0: Scintillating stuff from the Chiefs as Moli drives through before the inside ball sees a great few offloads sees Weber dive over under the poles!
The teams continue to have a tactical battle as they kick to each before Fassi finds touch with a brilliant kick that will pin the Chiefs back to the 22m.
Sharks looking good on the attack as Bosch and Fassi combine well. before Bosch breaks and gets brought down and the Sharks knock it on in the next phase.
The Chiefs win a penalty as the Sharks are caught out with obstruction during the maul they set up from the line-out. Poor from the visitors.
A chance goes begging for the Sharks as du Preez knocks it on from 5m out after the forwards did brilliantly to get over the advantage line a few times.
Am drives through the Chiefs defence and gets up to the 22m before losing it forward. McKenzie clears away which sees Bosch try and counter but the Chiefs defence holding up well.
Big scrum for the Chiefs and they win a penalty! The Sharks manage to get the ball in but there is too much power from the Chiefs who drive through and win a penalty.
The Sharks have a scrum which could allow them to set a decent attack up. It's a big hit but goes straight down and it will be a reset amid Sharks protests for a penalty.
The Chiefs exit strategy from inside their 22m is poor as Weber drops the ball after a decent scrum from the Chiefs.
Big blow for the Sharks as du Toit's night is over. He limps off and is replaced by Majola.
Sharks forwards putting in some big hits as they test the Sharks before the backline gets involved and a big hit from Parete forces a knock on. Break in play as du Toit receives some attention on the floor.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 3-0: The Chiefs take the lead through the boot of McKenzie with a good strike from 40m out.
Chiefs look promising from the line-out inside their 22m and the Sharks are caught offside which gifts the home side a penalty. It looks like they might go for poles.
After an extended period of Sharks possession, Wanui brings a kicking dual to an end as he runs to the halfway before kicking in behind and finding touch.
The Sharks win a turnover brilliantly as the Chiefs looked to try come back inside and the Sharks hold them up well and it's called a maul and they win a scrum!
After a few resets, a scrum is finally set and Lienart Brown looks to run the ball up. The Chiefs work from right to left as they try to get closer to the line.
Terrible start for the Sharks as du Preez drops a kick ahead from McKenzie and gifts the Chiefs an early set piece.
Kick off! Play underway in Hamilton.
Hello and welcome to today's coverage as the Sharks are up against the Chiefs in Hamilton!
The players are lining up to run on and we are a few minutes away from kick off!
The Sharks are undefeated on the tour so far but will be disappointed they couldn't go the distance last week against the Crusaders and will see this match as a good opportunity to go into their bye week with a win.
Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder (c), 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Hyron Andrews, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Subs: 16 Fezokuhle Mbatha, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Tyler Paul, 20 Luke Stringer, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Robert du Preez, 23 Kobus van Wyk
Chiefs: 15 Solomon Alaimalo, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Tumua Manu, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Etene Nanai-Seturo, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber (c), 8 Luke Jacobson, 7 Mitchell Karpik, 6 Jesse Parete, 5 Mitchell Brown, 4 Tyler Ardron, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Atu Moli.
Subs: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Ryan Coxon, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Taleni Seu, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Shaun Stevenson, 23 Alex Nankivell.
Some rotational changes from the Sharks which will see Marius Louw starting in midfield and while Hyron Andrews and Jacques Vermeulen will start in the pack.
Mitchell Karpik and Jesse Parete are the only new additions after Michael Allardice and Lachlan Boshier were both ruled out with injury.
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