LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Currie Cup

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Kick-off local time : Fri, 09 August 2013 - 19h10
Kick-off : Fri, 09 August 2013 - 19h10
Venue : Durban
Referee : Jason Jaftha
Match status : Result
  Sharks Griquas
Tries Jacques Botes (29min), Jacques Botes (39min), and Lwazi Mvovo (66min) Marnus Schoeman (3min) and Carel Greeff (81min)
Penalties Nico Scheepers (9min), Nico Scheepers (14min), Nico Scheepers (32min), Nico Scheepers (50min), Nico Scheepers (59min), and Nico Scheepers (75min)
Conversions Nico Scheepers (4min) and Nico Scheepers (82min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

82

Nico Scheepers slots the CONVERSION and long after the hooter for FULL-TIME Griquas claim a desrved 32-30 win. That is a big turn-up for the books, but Griquas are full value for the victiory. Join us tomorrow for Currie Cup drama - in Johannesburg and Cape Town

81

TRY - They keep going with the pick-'n-drive and Carel Greeff goes over. The call goes to the TMO and he rules that it is good! All square - 30-all

80

Griquas take it up through the forwards, pick-'n-drive and win another penalty. They ta and go again.

79

Scrum penalty against the Sharks

78

Griquas reclaim the restart and win a scrum feed

77

Butch James slots the PENALTY for a five-point lead - 30-25

76

Griquas penalised inside their 22, as the Sharks launch another raid from the restart

75

Nico Scheepers, from 40m out on the angle, slots the PENALTY and it is a two-point game - 25-27

73

Griquas win another breakdown penalty, this time near the Sharks 10m line

71

Penalty to Griquas as the harks transgress at the line-out - Ryno Gerber the culprit

70

Griquas win another crucial turnover as they drive a Sharks maul into touch on the 22

69

Another kicking contest - the Sharks win this one, line-out inside the Griquas half

67

Butch James adds the CONVERSION and the Sharks lead by five - 27-22

66

TRY - Lwazi Mvovo gets the score, but it came from a poor clearance kick by Gouws Prinsloo that hardly left the Griquas 22 and did not go out

65

Griquas work their way into the Sharks 22 with some powerful pick-'n-drives, but 10m out Hilton Lobberts lose control and he Sharks win a defensive scrum

62

Lots of kicking now from both sides

61

Griquas win another penalty, just 7m out - after another furious raid by the Sharks

59

Nico Scheepers, from 45m out on the angle, slots the PENALTY as Griquas regain the lead - 22-20

58

Now the Sharks are penalised at the breakdown

57

Penalty to the Sharks, but Griquas steal at the line-out - the game has become very scrappy, the conditions not helping

54

Another turnover by Griquas inside their 22 - they are doing brilliant ion defence

52

Griquas win another penalty inside their 22, after a sustained attack by the Sharks - rain coming down harder now

50

Nico Scheepers slots the PENALTY and it is a one-point game - 19-20

49

Howard Mnisi cuts the Sharks defence over and Griquas win a penalty metres from the line as the Sharks get desperate - it may well have been synical

47

Griquas win a scrum feed 10m outside the Sharks 22 after a knock-on at a line-out

45

Hilton Lobberts go over after Carel Greeff was put into a gap, but the TMO is called on to rule aout possible obstruction. Jacques Coetzee is ruled to have run behind one of his own players

44

A lot more kicking now and it is obvious the surface has become very slippery

42

Sharks win a turnover on their 22 and work their way up to the Griquas 22, only to knock it on

41

Francois Brummer gets the second half underway

40

Butch James adds the CONVERSION and the Sharks take a 20-16 lead as the hooter for HALF-TIME goes - Griquas dominate early, but the Sharks have worked their way back into the game

39

TRY - Jacques Botes gets his second score, off the back of a scrum. He went to a very wide, open bindside where there was no defender in sight

38

Free kick against Griquas for not feeding straight at the scrum

37

Another crucial turnover by Griquas deep inside their 22 - they are making a habit of this

35

Penalty against Griquas inside their 22 - not releasing in the tackle - and the Sharks opt for the line-out

33

Griquas win another turnover inside their 22 as the rain starts coming down

32

Sloppy restart and the Sharks are penalised. Nico Scheepers slots the PENALTY and it is 16-13 to Griquas

30

Butch James adds the CONVERSION and it is all level - 13-all

29

TRY - Jacques Botes gets the five-pointer, after a quick tap from a penalty, which came after a dominant Griquas scrum was penalised

27

Sizo Maseko goes over in the right cornner, after some strong phase play by the Sharks. The call goes up to the TMO, who rules that Charl McLeod had knocked on at a ruck.

25

Scrum reset

24

Griquas hold up the maul and win am vital turnover inside their 22

22

Sharks go deep from the restart and Gouws Prinsloo puts it directly into touch

21

Butch James slots the PENALTY and the gap narrows to 6-13

20

Another penalty against Griquas - now the ref talks to them

19

Another penalty against Griquas for collapsing the maul

18

Powerful Sharks maul - they go 40m and win a penalty just outside the Griquas 222 - opt fopr a line-out

16

Butch James slots the PENALTY and the Sharks are on the board - 3-13

15

Penalty for obstruction against Griquas from the restart

14

Nico Scheepers, from the touchline, slots the PENALTY and Griquas lead 13-0

13

Another maul 5m out, which becomes another penalty against the Shaks

12

Another breakdown penalty against the Sharks

11

The wind looks like it is going to bring the rain soon

10

The Sharks piling on the pressure inside the Griquas 22, but Gouws Prinsloo clears his lines

9

Nico Scheepers, from just under 40m out, slots the PENALTY and Griquas lead 10-0

8

Another penalty against the Sharks, as they fail to clear the ruck

6

Scrum penalty against the Sharks - Griquas dominating early

4

Nico Scheepers adds the CONVERSION and Griquas lead 7-0

3

TRY - Marnus Schoeman gets the score, sitting at the back of a powerful maul

2

Griquas win anotherb turnover at the tackle and JP nel grubbers into the Sharks 22, where the ball is scrambled into touch

1

Griquas win an early turnover, but a forward pass ends the counter

0

Butch James gets the game underway

-3

Daniel struggled with a leg injury and never recovered - Botes will play at No.8 and also captain the team

-4

Late change - Keegan Daniel out, Jacques Botes in for the Sharks

-5

The Sharks were beaten in the Final last year, by WP, in Durban. They will look for a good opening win as the men from Durban look to claim the trophy they last won in 2010

-10

There's plenty of cloud cover, with a chance of rain - the temperature is in the lower 10s, although it feels much colder

-20

The Sharks, despite missing 12 frontline players, still have seven Boks in their starting XV. Griquas have just two players with Test experience, and very limited at that.

-30

Welcome to Kings Park in Durban, where we are waiting for the first game of the Currie Cup season - the Sharks against Griquas
Sharks
Players
15 SP Marais
14 Odwa Ndungane
13 Louis Ludik
12 Frans Steyn
11 Lwazi Mvovo
10 Patrick Lambie
9 Charl McLeod
8 Keegan Daniel
7 Willem Alberts
6 Marcell Coetzee
5 Pieter-Steph du Toit
4 Peet Marais
3 Jannie du Plessis
2 Bismarck du Plessis
1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes
22 Heimar Williams
21 Fred Zeilinga
20 Cobus Reinach
19 Jacques Botes
18 Stephan Lewies
17 Wiehahn Herbst
16 Kyle Cooper
Griquas
Players
15 Gouws Prinsloo
14 Willie le Roux
13 Jean Stemmet
12 Howard Mnisi
11 Rocco Jansen
10 Francois Brummer
9 Jacques Coetzee
8 Carel Greeff
7 Burger Schoeman
6 RJ Liebenberg
5 Patrick O'Brien
4 Rynhard Landman
3 Lourens Adriaanse
2 Ryno Barnes
1 Steph Roberts

Substitutes
22 Nico Scheepers
21 JP Nel
20 Marnus Hugo
19 Marnus Schoeman
18 Nick Schonert
17 Janro van Niekerk
16 Matthew Dobson