LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Currie Cup

Thumb_sharks_graphic80x50 Sharks

33

Thumb_cheetahs_graphic80x50 FS Cheetahs

22
Kick-off local time : Sat, 19 October 2013 - 17h00
Kick-off : Sat, 19 October 2013 - 17h00
Venue : Durban
Referee : Marius van der Westhuizen
Match status : Result
  Sharks FS Cheetahs
Tries Patrick Lambie (38min), Jacques Botes (51min), and Heimar Williams (67min) Pieter Labuschagne (3min), Johann Sadie (65min), and Schalk van der Merwe (73min)
Penalties Patrick Lambie (7min), Patrick Lambie (31min), Patrick Lambie (40min), and Patrick Lambie (62min) Johan Goosen (47min)
Conversions Patrick Lambie (39min), Patrick Lambie (52min), and Patrick Lambie (68min) Riaan Smit (4min) and Johan Goosen (66min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Bismarck du Plessis (64min) Piet van Zyl (59min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

And that the ball game. The Sharks puts the ball into touch. They win the match 33--22 and will head to Cape Town to contest in the Currie Cup final against Western Province.

80

Thank you for watching the game with us. Please do join us next week, when the Sharks will play against Western Province at Newlands in a repeat of last year's final.

79

Handling errors again costing the Cheetahs. This time Oosthuizen knocks the ball on. Seconds remaining.

79

Penalty against Coenie Oosthuizen, Sharks set-up the line-out. Cheetahs steal it though.

78

Again the Cheetahs demolish the Sharks' scrum, but Reinach gets the ball, kicks it and it goes into touch from a Cheetahs deflection.

76

The Cheetahs have a scrum just over the Sharks' 10m line, but they concede a free kick. The hosts opt for another scrum.

75

The Cheetahs run it out of their 22 with Rhule gaining a lot of ground after beating his defender. The Sharks turn it over, but they knock it on.

73

They knock the ball on again, but there was an advantage for a dangerous tackle. They take it quickly and they score a TRY. Schalk van der Merwe the scorer. Goosen misses the conversion.

72

Goosen then chip kicks and they reclaim the ball, but again a knock on stops their momentum.

72

The Cheetahs win a penalty after they put in a monstrous scrum. Goosen go for touch and they move inside the 22.

70

The Cheetahs, back to a full complement of 15 men, lose their front-foot ball. Lambie kicks a grubber in the Cheetahs' 22.

68

Lambie adds the conversion. Sharks 33-17

67

The Sharks now just meters short. And they score a TRY. Heimar Williams rounds off a brilliant team try.

65

TRY to the Cheetahs, as Johann Sadie goes over the tryline.

64

The Cheetahs on the front foot now, as they go into the 22, but Cobus Reinach rips the ball away. There is a flag from the touch judge and du Plessis is YELLOW CARDED for stepping on a player.

62

The scrums have been a bit messy in the second half. The Sharks get a scrum penalty. Lambie looking to extend their lead. And his PENALTY attempt is over. Sharks lead 26-10

61

Scrum Sharks.

60

Ebersohn almost through a half-gap in midfield, but it was a forward pass.

59

The Cheetahs' defence holds firm though and they turn the ball over and clear downfield.

58

Touch judge points a potential trip on the Sharks' fullback. The TMO confirms it and van Zyl is YELLOW carded.

57

Sharks scrumhalf puts in a little grubber from the scrum. Rhule clears it downfield, but the Sharks run it back. Lambie sparking the counter attack. They go over the line, but the ball is up off the ground.

56

TMO called in after after a bit of pushing, but he rules it was nothing serious.

55

After two resets at the scrum, the Cheetahs make a knock on.

53

The Sharks not gaining any ground from that scrum. They are held up and the Cheetahs now have a scrum on just over their own 10m line.

52

The Cheetahs knock the ball on after the restart. Momentum now with the Sharks.

50

TRY. Jacques Botes in under the posts for the Sharks, with Lambie adding the extras.

48

The Sharks run at the Cheetahs defence after a Goosen clearance kick. The ref calls a maul and gives the scrum feed to the Sharks as they were going forward. Scrum Sharks inside the Cheetahs' 22.

47

And he nails the PENALTY from the midfield. 16-10

45

The Cheetahs hold on the the ball, they aren't making a lot of ground. After 17 phases, they knock the ball on, but there was an advantage. Goosen to kick for 3.

44

Cheetahs taking the ball through the phases with their forwards.

43

Johan Goosen on to replace Elgar Watts.

43

The Cheetahs turn the ball over, after a Goosen up and under.

42

Knock on by the Cheetahs on the 10m line. SP Marais kicks to the left side of the field.

41

Riaan Smit restarts the game for the Cheetahs.

41

The Lambie clears, and the Cheetahs run it back at the Sharks

40

Half-time at Kings Park, the host lead 16-7.

40

As half-time approaches, the Sharks spark to life and run the ball into the 22. Penalty Sharks and Lambie converts it into the a 3 pointer.

38

TRY to the Sharks, who got go forward ball after a burst from Coetzee. Lambie the try scorer. And he converts his own try.

37

Sharks get a scrum penalty and Lambie kicks into touch just outside the 22.

37

Cheetahs scrum in midfield on the Sharks' 10m line. Score still 7-6

36

Smit hacks it downfield, straight into Mvovo's arms. But he is held up in the tackle by the Cheetahs.

35

Lambie puts in a little kick, but it drifts directly into touch. Cheetahs line-out right on their 10m line.

34

The Sharks move it through their forwards, then Lambie kicks and up and under, which Raymond Rhule takes brilliantly, but then knock it on.

32

A Cheetahs kick is charged down in midfield, but their cover defence is up to the task.

31

Lambie converts the PENALTY this time. 7-6

29

A bit of a kicking contest at the moment. Ndugane finally punts it into touch over the Cheetahs' 10m line. The home side then steal it at the line-out and get a penalty as Cheetahs stole the ball illegally.

28

Sharks get it back, but is penalised as Daniel was infront of a du Plessis kick.

27

The Sharks get front foot ball and sifts it quickly to their backline, but the Cheetahs turn it over.

26

Another free kick to the Sharks. They ask for another scrum.

24

The score remain 7-3 in favour of the visitors.

23

Free kick to the Sharks and they take it quickly. Penalty right in front for the Sharks, as the Cheetahs drifted offside. Lambie going for the 3 points and he misses, from in front of the poles.

22

Ref blows for a reset as both frontrows went up.

20

A bit scrappy at the moment from both teams. The Sharks get a scrum on the oppositions 22 as Coenie Oosthuizen made a knock on in an attempted steal.

19

The Cheetahs have enjoyed most of the ball possession. But they are pinned for entering the ruck. Lambie kicks into touch.

18

Scrum penalty to the Cheetahs and they opt to kick for goal. Smit to kick from the left hand touchline. He cannot convert the penalty into points.

16

The Sharks now take the ball through a few phases, the ball pops out of a ruck and Strauss hacks it forward. Keegan Daniel runs back to cover, but he is taken over the try-line by Piet van Zyl. 5m Scrum to the Cheetahs.

15

The Cheetahs kick it high in the air, and Ndungane collects.

14

Knock on Cheetahs, Sharks scrum feed. Free kick to the Cheetahs.

13

The Sharks are giving kicking possession away and then du Plessis is pinned for not releasing.

10

The Cheetahs puts in a neat little chip kick and then another grubber, but they are then penalised as Robert Ebersohn was ahead of the kicker.

9

The Cheetahs are on the attack almost on the Sharks' 5m line, but Bismarck du Plessis is in on the ball and wins a penalty for his team. Lambie clears.

7

Lambie converts the PENALTY into 3 points for the Sharks.

7

Scrum penalty to the Sharks, right in front of the posts. Lambie to kick to the poles.

6

The Cheetahs however held the Sharks' ball carrier up and they get the scrum feed, just outside their own 22.

6

The Cheetahs try to run the ball out of their own half, but Jean Deysel turns it over in a tackle.

4

Riaan Smit adds the extra two.

3

TRY to the Cheetahs. Lappies Labuschagne dives over in the right corner.

1

SP Marais kicks the ball out on the half way line.

1

Pat Lambie starts the game in Durban. And immediately Hennie Daniller clears.

-1

The Sharks take to the field, led by their captain Keegan Daniel.

-2

The Cheetahs are led out on the field by captain Adriaan Strauss.

-5

The Cheetahs have also made two changes to their initial starting XV, with Piet van Zyl in for Sarel Pretorius, who was injured last week. And Riaan Smit replaces Ryno Benjamin.

-10

The tables are now turned. Suddenly the Cheetahs now has the all Springbok frontrow, and the Sharks only has Bismarck du Plessis. Will the loss of Jannie du Plessis and Mtawarira turn the contest in favour of the visitors?

-25

Tendai Mtawariri have pulled out of the Sharks' match day squad and is replaced by Dale Chadwick in the starling XV. This after fellow Springbok prop Jannie du Plessis was also ruled out of the match-up earlier in the week due to an injury sustained in training.

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Welcome to our live commentary down in a cloudy Durban, where we await the start of the second Currie Cup semi-fina.
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