LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Currie Cup

Thumb_sharks_graphic80x50 Sharks

50

Thumb_cheetahs_graphic80x50 FS Cheetahs

26
Kick-off local time : Sat, 21 September 2013 - 15h00
Kick-off : Sat, 21 September 2013 - 15h00
Venue : Durban
Referee : Marius Jonker
Match status : Result
  Sharks FS Cheetahs
Tries SP Marais (3min), Lwazi Mvovo (14min), Heimar Williams (24min), Lwazi Mvovo (58min), Keegan Daniel (66min), and Cobus Reinach (75min)
Penalties Fred Zeilinga (19min), Fred Zeilinga (27min), and Fred Zeilinga (34min) Riaan Smit (12min), Riaan Smit (22min), Riaan Smit (37min), and Riaan Smit (43min)
Conversions Fred Zeilinga (25min), Fred Zeilinga (68min), and Fred Zeilinga (75min) Riaan Smit (32min) and Riaan Smit (79min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

The Sharks get a penalty right on the hooter and Zeilinga kicks the ball into touch. FULL TIME here in Durban, a game dominated by the Sharks. Don't forget to join us for the next game between the Bulls and Lions.

78

Ryno Benjamin puts the Cheetahs on the front foot as he runs straight through and AJ Le Roux score the Cheetahs' 4th TRY

74

The Sharks make another turn over and a brilliant counter attack sees Cobus Reinach over over for TRY number 6.

73

The ball goes out wide for the Cheetahs and a loose pass goes into touch. Sharks have the line-out which the Cheetahs wins

72

Cheetahs now on the attack inside the Sharks' 22

69

Scrum for the Cheetahs and they win a penalty

66

Zeilinga kicks for touch, the Sharks take the line-out and after some go forward from Cooper, Keegan Daniel scores a TRY

65

SP Marais kicks the ball over the dead ball line> Cheetahs scrum feed, but they are penalised for going in on the angle.

64

Zeilinga clears, but he doesn't find touch. Ryno Benjamin collects and then knocks the ball on. Sharks scrum

63

Sharks have a scrum in their on 22

61

The Cheetahs gets a penalty after Pieter Steph Du Toit deliberately knocks the ball on

60

Zeilinga misses the conversion from out wide

58

Lwazi Mvovo goes over for the Sharks 5th try

57

The Cheetahs lose good attacking ball again and Marcel Coetzee turns the ball over for the Sharks

56

Zeilinga puts the ball on his left foot

55

The Cheetahs get go forward ball again, but the referee calls it a collapsing maul. Sharks scrum on the 5m line

54

The Sharks have the line-out and Zeilinga hacks it into touch

53

Prinsloo is dragged into touch after bursting forward

51

Sharks knocks the ball on. Scrum for the Cheetahs, but the Sharks win the scrum

50

PENALTY for the Cheetahs and Watts kicks it into touch. They win the line-out , but the Sharks make yet another turn over

48

The Cheetahs are on attack, but the Sharks turn it over

44

Zeilinga now opens up the Cheetahs defence and the Sharks score their bonus point TRY.

42

Ebersohn cuts through the Sharks' defence and the Cheetahs gets a PENALTY- Smit going for post and kicks it over

41

Smit restarts the game

40

Free kick to the Sharks and they go quickly - there is a hjeap of bodies over the line and the referee rules that the ball was held up. Five-metre scrum and penalty to the Cheetahs - Wiehan Herbts goes in on the angle. Watts hacks it into touch as the hooter for HALF-TIME goes. Sharks got off to a flyer, but the Cheetahs have come back into the game. See you in 10 minutes

39

Odwa Ndungane butchers a try as he fails to hold onto the ball about 5m out

38

Raymond Rhule knocks on and in the scramble for the ball there is another knock-on and the Sharks have an attacking scrum - deep inside the Cheetahs half

37

Riaan Smit, from right in front, slots the penalty and it is a 10-ppoint game again - 16-26

36

Referee playing advantage for collapsing a maul and the Sharks going offside - referee brings them back and then gives Keegan Daniel a chat about repeated offences

35

Sharks penalised from the restart - Cheetahs have an attacking lineout on the Sharks 22

34

Cheetahs error from the restart - offside play and Fred Zeilinga slots the PENALTY for a 26-13 lead

32

Riaan Smit adds the CONVERSION and the Cheetahs are back in the game - 13-23

31

Cheetahs scrum under pressure, but they get the ball out and after a powerful burst by Trevor Nyakana, the ball goes wide and Raymond Rhule strolls over for the Cheetahs' opening five-pointer

29

Cheetahs working their way up to the Sharks 22, where they are awarded a scrum feet as the ball goes dead

27

Fred Zelinga, from just under 40m out, slots the PENALTY and the Sharks lead 23-6

26

Lodewyk de Jager penalised for not staying on his feet - Cheetahs making far too may basic errors

25

Fred Zeilinga kicks the CONVERSION - 20-6

24

TRY -Watts' clearance kick is run back by the Sharks and Heimar Williams sneaks past the cover on the left wing

22

Riaan Smit, from bang in front, slots the PENALTY - 6-13

21

Penalty against Wiehahn Herbst for a breakdown offence

20

Sharks hands let them down just outside their 22 - Cheetahs have an attacking scrum

19

Fred Zeilinga adds the PENALTY - 13-3

18

Sharks taking it up through the forwards inside the Cheetahs 22 - penalty for offside against the Cheetahs

16

SP Marais drives the Cheetahs back into their 22 with a long left-footed kick

15

Zeilinga can't add the extras - 10-3

14

TRY - Sublime offload by Fred Zeilinga puts Lwazi Mvovo over for the second 5-pointer

13

Peet Marais charges down an attempted clearance and Watts is forced to carry the ball over his own line - 5m scrum for the Sharks

12

Riaan Smit, from about 40m out, slots the PENALTY - 3-5

11

Brilliant chip-kick by Watts catches the Sharks' defence asleep and Ebersohn collects. Sharks go offside and Cheetahs have a kickable penalty

9

Sharks' hands let them down near the Cheetahs 10m line

8

Zelinga drives the Cheetahs back into their 22 and Rhule can't find touch

7

Sharks work it through the phases, but Prinsloo gets his hands on the ball and win a penalty for the Cheetahs

6

Sharks work an overlap down the left and Marais puts in a neat grubber - Watts hacks into touch near his own 22

4

Fred Zeilinga couldn't add the extras - 5-0

3

TRY - The Sharks take it through the phases, untill the Cheetahs run out of defenders and SP Marais collects a floating pass to go over in the left corner. The call goes to the TMO, who rules that it is good

1

Elgar Watts puts it directly into touch - Sharks have an attacking line-out on the Cheetahs 22

0

Fred Zeilinga gets the game underway

-5

The teams are getting ready to take to the field - not much of a crowd here today

-10

The Cheetahs, without their Springbok front row forwards, have not looked the same as the team that reached the Super Rugby play-offs. Their backline is just not getting the same quality possession

-15

The result of this game could go a long way towards determining which one of these two sides finish in the top and - and have home ground advantage in the semifinals

-20

There's a chance of some light rain during the game and the temperature will be in the mid teens. Conditions could be a factor

-30

Welcome to Durban, where we are gearing up for the Currie Cup crunch match between the Sharks and the Free State Cheetahs
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
FS Cheetahs
Players
15 Hennie Daniller
14 Riaan Smit
13 Johann Sadie
12 Robert Ebersohn
11 Raymond Rhule
10 Elgar Watts
9 Piet van Zyl
8 Philip van der Walt
7 Pieter Labuschagne
6 Johannes Prinsloo
5 Lodewyk de Jager
4 Francois Uys
3 Trevor Nyakane
2 Adriaan Strauss
1 Coenie Oosthuizen

Substitutes
22 Ryno Benjamin
21 Johan Goosen
20 Sarel Pretorius
19 Freddie Ngoza
18 Teboho Mohoje
17 Schalk van der Merwe
16 Hercu Liebenberg