FULL-TIME: REBELS 24-36 SHARKS. A second win on the road for the Sharks and they deserve the win. They were down to 13 men for a short while in the second half, but kept their composure. Thank you for joining us.
TRY, REBELS, RANGI! 22-36: Cottrell intercepts a Sharks pass. He sends English away, who in turn finds Rangi! Great work!
CONVERSION, REBELS, DEEGAN! 24-36: Deegan adds the extras.
The Rebels go wide after the set-piece before it is spilled forward and that has been the story for the Rebels today.
The Sharks concede an offside penalty and Deegan sets up the line-out.
BOSCH! 17-36: Bosch adds two more.
TRY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 17-34: The Rebels secure 10 phases after the line-out, before the Sharks come away with it and on the line 80 metres later, Mapimpi hands it to Bosch to score!
A relieving Rebels penalty after the Sharks go offside. Deegan finds a brilliant touch.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 17-29: Bosch makes no mistake.
TRY, SHARKS, MAPIMPI! 17-27: The Sharks string 19 phases together before Mapimpi is stopped short..or is he over? The TMO is checking........YES IT''S OVER! Great play by the Sharks through the phases and good handling.
We enter the final 20 minutes and the game has become a tad scrappy again.
The Sharks earn a relieving penalty in their half and Bosch finds a good touch.
The Sharks make their way into the Rebels 22 after nine patient phases, before it is turned over. POOR!
Van Vuuren returns and the Sharks now have 14 men.
CONVERSION, REBELS, DEEGAN! 17-22: Deegan adds the extras.
TRY, REBELS, NAISARANI! 15-22: The Rebels opt for another scrum. A few resets later Meakes finds Naisarane who makes no mistake. No surprise against 13 men!
YELLOW CARD, SHARKS, TAMBWE! 10-22: The Sharks are down to 13 men after Tambwe is dismissed for a dangerous tackle.
The Rebels secure an offside penalty inside the Sharks 22. The Rebels opt for a scrum. After a few resets Meakes feeds Koroibete, who is just short. They play advantage for a scrum penalty and the Rebels secure it.
YELLOW CARD, SHARKS, VAN VUUREN! 10-22: The Rebels make their way into Sharks territory before Koroibete appears to be tip-tackled. The TMO agrees and Van Vuuren is off for 10 minutes.
We are back underway in the second half.
TRY, SHARKS, TAMBWE! 10-20: The Rebels fail to secure their line-our ball and Du Toit crashes it up. The Sharks recycle the ball before Tabwe storms over on the stroke of the break. The TMO confirms all in order.
HALF-TIME: REBELS 10-22 SHARKS. The Bosch conversion is over and the Sharks take a deserved lead into the break. The wind continues to blow strongly here in Ballarat.
The Rebels secure a relieving high-tackle penalty deep inside their own 22.
Great defending from the Sharks, who turn it over after 14 Rebels phases. They also drove the Rebels back in the process.
Fassi spills a Haylett-Petty box-kick and the Rebels are in a good attacking position.
PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 10-15: The Sharks build through the phases and make their way into Rebels territory. They then secure an offside penalty and Bosch extends the lead.
PENALTY, REBELS, DEEGAN! 10-12: The Rebels secure another penalty at the breakdown and Bosch is guilty this time. Deegan goes for goal and slots a good kick.
The Sharks mess it up again, as they try to go short but the pass to Mapimpi is poor and he spills it.
We continue to have a very strong wind here and it is affecting the kickers.
The Rebels secure a penalty at the breakdown. Deegan goes for goal, but he sends it wide this time.
Bosch sends the conversion wide!
TRY, SHARKS, ESTERHUIZEN! 7-12: The Sharks secure a penalty at the breakdown and they go for the corner. They secure the set-piece and drive forward before Esterhuizen smashes over!
The Sharks string nine phases together before a chip-kick is cleared by the Rebels. Deegan eventually puts it into touch.
CONVERSION, REBELS, DEEGAN! 7-7: Deegan makes no mistake with the kick.
TRY, REBELS, KOROIBETE! 5-7: The Rebels make their way into Sharks territory and quick thinking from the scrumhalf sends Koroibete, who ran at an angle away for a superb try! Good fightback!
Despite that early Sharks try it has been a scrappy start from both teams with a number of handling errors.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 0-7: Bosch adds the extras.
TRY, SHARKS, MAPIMPI! 0-5: The Sharks mess up a line-up throw and then Mapimpi spills it forward in the tackle deep inside the Rebels half. They get it back and go short. After a kick-through it bounces nicely and Mapimpi comes away with it to score in the corner! Quick hands there!
The Rebels concede the first penalty and the Sharks take a quick tap, but they quickly turn it over.
Kick-off! We are underway here in Ballarat, Victoria.
Welcome to the Mars Stadium for our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash between the Rebels and the Sharks.
The Sharks are third on the Southern African conference, while the Rebels are second on the Australian conference.
Rebels: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty (c), 14 Andrew Kellaway, 13 Campbell Magnay, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Marika Koroibete, 10 Andrew Deegan, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 Richard Hardwick, 6 Michael Wells, 5 Matt Philip, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Jermaine Ainsley, 2 Steven Misa, 1 Matt Gibbon. Replacements: 16 Anaru Rangi, 17 Cameron Orr, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Angus Cottrell, 21 Rob Leota, 22 Frank Lomani, 23 Tom English.
Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Andre Esterhuizen (c), 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Sikumbuzo Notshe, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche. Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.
Our referee is AJ Jacobs. He will be assisted by Damon Murphy and James Quinn. The TMO is George Ayoub.
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