LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Super Rugby

Thumb_sharks-logo-80x50 Sharks

27

Thumb_hurricanes-logo-80x50 Hurricanes

9
Kick-off local time : Sat, 22 February 2014 - 17h05
Kick-off : Sat, 22 February 2014 - 17h05
Venue : Durban
Referee : Andrew Lees
Match status : Result
  Sharks Hurricanes
Tries Willem Alberts (20min) and Lwazi Mvovo (65min)
Penalties Patrick Lambie (6min), Patrick Lambie (43min), Patrick Lambie (58min), Patrick Lambie (78min), and Patrick Lambie (80min) Beauden Barrett (34min) and Beauden Barrett (52min)
Conversions Patrick Lambie (21min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Adam Hill (72min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

Barrett's re-start doesn't travel 10m. The scrum is messy and Lambie boots it down in the Hurricanes 22. They try to run it out but Marcell Coetzee forces Jack Lam to hold on and wins a penalty. Lambie knocks over the three points for the PENALTY and that is FULL TIME! The Sharks will be happy to chalk up another win with what wasn't a vintage performance but was more than good enough to account for the men from Wellington. The Hurricanes have work to do but did show some promising moments on attack against the strong outfit away from home, despite being held tryless. Stay with us for more LIVE COVERAGE as the Lions host the Stormers in Johannesburg next!

78

The Hurricanes are pinged for collapsing the scrum and Lambie lines up the shot at goal. He converts the PENALTY

75

Lambie sets up the line-out. The home side build the phases and progress into the 22 before the Sharks are penalised. Perenara takes it quickly but the visitors knock on

72

The Sharks set-up a line-out and then a maul. Coetzee knocks it on though and the Hurricanes break out through Parkes. Frans Steyn is offside and it's a penalty which Perenara takes quickly. The Hurricanes advance to about 15m from the Sharks before Bismarck turns it over and Lambie clears. Play is stopped as we are checking foul play. Adam Hill has lifted Mvovo above the horizontal and drooped him to the ground - YELLOW CARD

71

TJ Perenara gives away a penalty for a skew scrum feed. Very silly play just 5m from the opponent's goal line.

69

The Hurricanes are desperate for points and Jack Lam makes a promising run. Pieter-Steph du Toit is pinged for offside and Barrett looks for touch - which he misses. McLeod fumbles it however and the Hurricanes will have a scrum 5m out from the line

65

Lambie chips ahead towards the Hurricanes 22 and Banks fumbles the catch. Sharks scrum just 10m out now. The scrum collapses and needs to be re-set. When we eventually get going, Steyn breaks through the first tackle and them just short of the line, pops the ball to Perenara who mops up. They kick down field. The Hurricanes regather the ball at ruck time but Mvovo rushes up to intercept Barrett's pass and races away to score a TRY! Lambie misses the conversion

61

The Hurricanes looks to strike back and Jane runs well. But they are penalised, through Ben Franks, for obstruction

58

Stephan Lewies comes off the bench and sparks the Sharks into action and he makes a fantastic break up the middle. The home side spread it wide to Jean Deysel who doesn't pass and the chance is lost. There was a penalty advantage for offside though, and Lambie will line up an attempt front handy to the posts. He kicks the PENALTY

56

Dane Coles plays a great ball to Parkes who charges through a big gap to make his way into the Sharks 22. They recycle the ball and Barrett grubbers ahead but Mvovo is covering and dots down.

54

Julian Savea gets a rare chance to run with the ball but Jordaan is equal to the task and bundles him into touch

52

The Sharks concede a free-kick and the Hurricanes can launch an attack. Alberts is now pinged for playing the ball on the ground, and then the home side is marched back 10 metres, for Bismarck kicking the ball away, to make it an easy kick for Barrett from straight in front. He lands the PENALTY

49

The Hurricanes knock on and it's a scrum to the Sharks. The home side build the phases and make progress into 22 before the ball is poached back by the Hurricanes! They clear but Lambie returns the ball before Bismarck du Plessis is penalised for not retreat outside 10 metres after the kick.

46

Some tactical kicking ends with SP Marais just bouncing it inside the touchline right on the Hurricanes 22. The visitors clear and Marais throws a wide pass to Paul Jordaan who breaks away. When the centre tries to kick it ahead to beat the last time of defence, it comes off his shin. Play breaks down when Odwa Ndungane puts a kick into touch on the full

43

Hadleigh Parkes puts in a clearance kick and finds touch 30m out from his own line. The Sharks maul it up and milk a penalty for a side entry from Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen. Lambie lines up the shot at goal and kicks the PENALTY

41

Lambie kicks off and the second half is underway!

40

Reinach kicks it ahead again and Jane sends it back. The Sharks look to add more points to their tally just before the break but are turned over just outside the Hurricanes 22. Conrad Smith clears his lines and receives a massive hit from Alberts as he does so. That's HALF-TIME. The Sharks started impressively, dominated upfront but the Hurricanes have come into the match, converting their chances in the last 10 minutes of the half to give themselves a fighting chance in the second 40 minutes.

39

After a few unsuccessful phases in their own half, SP Marais tries to clear but it charged down. Reinach clear from the line-out but finds Jane. It;s recycled back to Barrett who launches another kick. The aerial tennis continues as Lambie finds touch in the Hurricanes 22

37

Lambie puts the ball into touch on the full from the kick-off and the Hurricanes have a scrum in the middle of the park. Reinach gets a hand in the way of Perenara's pass from the pass and is penalised for being offside. Marty Banks has a shot at goal from 55m out. It's got the legs and the PENALTY is over

34

The visitors kick it out but lose their line-out. It doesn't matter though, as Coetzee infringes again and he goes off his feet to seal off the ball. Barrett kicks the PENALTY from out in front

33

Reinach kicks ahead from the line-out. Jane gathers and calls a mark in his 22 before booting it out on his own 10m line. The Sharks maul once more, before Marcell Coetzee breaks off the back. He becomes isolated though and conceded a penalty for holding on.

31

Lambie boots it away from the scrum and Banks returns the favour to find touch on the Sharks 10m line

29

The Sharks are penalised for not pushing straight and Perenara takes it quickly. Barrett plays an inside pass to Savea who makes a break. The Sharks turn it over and take it up to the 5m line through strong runs from Lwazi Mvovo and Reinach but they lose it forward too. The frantic passage of play ends when a forward pass from Cory Jane halts the Hurricanes inside the Sharks' half

26

Kankowski breaks away strongly from the scrum, but the momentum is lost when Pieter-Steph du Toit loses the ball in the tackle

24

The Hurricanes look to strike back but a forward pass stop their charge. The Sharks find touch and Perenara break away from the ensuing lineout but just as the attack is looking dangerous he drops the ball. A slippery ball due to the humidity could be the culprit

21

CONVERSION - Lambie converts the try to give his side a ten point lead

20

The Sharks maul it up towards the line. They make it all the way to just before the line, where it collapses. Reinach play a quick pass to Willem Alberts who powers over to score the TRY!

19

Reinach gets from ball from the base of the scrum and puts it into touch on the full. It matters little though as the Hurricanes have been penalised for not scrumming straight. Lambie finds touch in the Hurricanes 22

17

The Hurricanes spread it wide but Marty Banks throws the ballforward wildly as he receives a big hit from Odwa Ndungane

15

Another big scrum on a Hurricanes put in from the Sharks, but the New Zealanders secure the ball and clear it away. The home side tries to run it back but Steyn loses it forward after a big tackle from Faifili Levave

14

The home side attack in the Hurricanes 22 once more, Lambie flings a pass to Frans Steyn who gets held up. The maul collapses and Cobus Reinach gets interfered with and knocks on as he tries to get the ball out. It looked like Perenara was offside there, but referee Andrew Less disagrees

12

The Sharks scrum marches towards the line but Kankowski loses it as he tries to stretch out and score. The Hurricanes clear after TJ Perenara secures the ball

11

The Sharks dominate at scrumtime and when a penalty for the Hurricanes collpases. Bismarck wants to continue and calls for another scrum

9

A big Sharks scrum sets up an attack. Kankowski breaks away and offloads to Marcell Coetzee. SP Marais beats a few defenders as the momentum builds. Beast Mtawarira rumbles over the line but is held up. The Sharks had a penalty advantage and take a quick tap. McLeod puts a chip in behind the goal line, Marais chases through but knock it on. 5m scrum

6

PENALTY - Lambie lines up the kick from from the right hand touchline and he judges it perfectly!

5

The first scrum of the game to the Hurricanes results in a free-kick to the Sharks for a skew put in. Lambie puts up a high up-and-under. The Hurricanes gather and Conrad Smith runs it up but go off their feet at the ruck

3

The game starts with a large amount of tactical kicking until Pat Lambie makes an error with his kick and gifts the Hurricanes possession. Frans Steyn rushes up on defence and makes a big hit. Paul Jordaan charges after it but is called back for a knock on

0

Beauden Barrett kicks off and we are underway!

-2

The team's are making their way onto the field. The Conrad Smith-led Hurricanes first, followed by the Sharks - led out by Bismarck du Plessis

-5

The Sharks are renowned for their strong forwards however, and it won't be an easy task against the Durban side's all-Springbok front row and the loose trio of Marcell Coetzee, Willem Alberts and Ryan Kankowski

-10

The Hurricanes will be hoping that their forward pack can provide a good platform for their exciting back division, which includes the likes of All Blacks Julian Savea, Cory Jane, Conrad Smith and Beauden Barrett

-15

The weather is set fair in Durban with no rain expected. The players will have to deal with the usual humidity that the city provides, though

-20

The last clash between these two sides was in 2012 and ended with a 42-18 victory for the Hurricanes. That was in Wellington, however, and it is their only win over the Sharks in their last six meetings since 2007. During that time the Sharks have won on four occasions and the teams played to a 13-13 draw back in 2008

-25

The Sharks come into the match off a 31-16 win over the Bulls last week, while the Hurricanes kick off their campaign after warm-up games against the Blues (38-35 win) and the Crusaders (15-40 loss).

-30

Welcome to Kings Park, in Durban, for this inter-conference Super Rugby Round 2 battle!
Sharks
Players
15 SP Marais
14 JP Pietersen
13 Paul Jordaan
12 Frans Steyn
11 Lwazi Mvovo
10 Patrick Lambie
9 Cobus Reinach
8 Ryan Kankowski
7 Jean Deysel
6 Marcell Coetzee
5 Stephan Lewies
4 Willem Alberts
3 Jannie du Plessis
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Thomas Du Toit

Substitutes
23 Tonderai Chavhanga
22 S'bura Sithole
21 Charl McLeod
20 Tera Mtembu
19 Etienne Oosthuizen
18 Jacobie Adriaanse
17 Dale Chadwick
16 Kyle Cooper
Hurricanes
Players
15 Matt Proctor
14 Cory Jane
13 Tim Bateman
12 Hadleigh Parkes
11 Julian Savea
10 Beauden Barrett
9 TJ Perenara
8 Brad Shields
7 Ardie Savea
6 Jack Lam
5 Blade Thomson
4 Jeremy Thrush
3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
2 Dane Coles
1 Ben Franks

Substitutes
23 James Marshall
22 Cardiff Vaega
21 Chris Smylie
20 Adam Hill
19 James Broadhurst
18 Reg Goodes
17 Chris Eves
16 Ash Dixon