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07:35 (GMT) | 29-04-2016
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Join us for more live commentary as the Bulls take on the Force up next in Perth.
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Its a penalty for offside and Cruden taps and kicks out bringing the game to full time. It was a huge battle and the Chiefs came out on top... they just know exactly how to win don't they.
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Weber taps it and plays his forward to keep possession. Phase after phase as time ticks away...
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Chiefs keeping it short with the forwards sucking up the clock but they are 5m out and have advantage. Penalty right in front.
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Sharks tails are up as Ndungane steals 30 clear metres as he goes blind, but an error gives the Chiefs possesion and the Sharks concede the penalty... crucial error as Cruden will kick for touch... Chiefs line-out 20m out.
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April curls it over from the right... what a strike!
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And they do... Ralepella finds Levis and they moving forard and Ralepella is over for the TRY. Excellent drive.
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Surely they will look for the maul.
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Sharks playing well now as they chase the score board. Chiefs defence is hot but the Sharks are looking good on attack. Chris Pollock pings the Chiefs for offside and April hits the corner.
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Cruden extends the lead with a brilliant kick.
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Chiefs still with the ball as Elliot carries hard but the Sharks defence is solid until they eventually get penalised for Levis not rolling away. Cruden will take another shot.
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Weber feeds the scrum and Leitch picks and goes... the Chiefs attacking the close channels but the Sharks force a turnover and April clears but straight to McKenzie who counters.
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McKenzie finds touch in the Sharks half and Ralepella finds his jumper. Du Preez takes it up and the April moves the pill right. April throwing some shoddy passes from No.10... the Chiefs turn it over and Weber chips and chases but Le Roux is calm and cool under pressure but he carries over for a 5m scrum.
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Cruden close but just to the left of the poles... slots the penalty straight through the uprights.
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Sharks concede a scrum penalty... Coonie Oosthuizen the guilty party. Cruden will have another shot at goal.
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Retallick comes away with the ball from the line-out and he breaks off the maul making 20m. Chiefs swing wide with quick ball and look dangerous... Pietersen defends well and the Sharks come away with a scrum.
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April exits up to the 10m... not a great clearance.
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Weber puts a beauty of a touch-finder in as his kick rolls out 5m short of the Sharks try-line.
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Sharks go right-hand blind and Claassens puts an excellent grubber through to pin the Chiefs in their own 22m with a line-out. the Chiefs are bailed out with a short-arm free-kick and Cruden decides to kick deep on Le Roux who finds touch.
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Chiefs use a pivot set move from the line-out but some big defence from Esterhuizen hands the Sharks a scrum on halfway.
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Chiefs with a line-out in Sharks territory near halfway.
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Cruden is having another shot from 40m out but it is away to the left.
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Chiefs again with the ball as Bird makes a big carry. Cruden stabs one with his left-boot but Pietersen collects and Le Roux returns with interest but McKenzie counters well and the Chiefs have a penalty as the Sharks were offsides.
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Cruden makes no mistake and he converts the penalty to take the lead.
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Scrum penalty to the Sharks and April clears for touch but it doesn't go out - amateur mistake. Chiefs counter-attack and make easy metres. Cooper now makes a mistake as he comes into the ruck straight from the side. Cruden opts for posts.
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Sharks with the line-out now in the middle of the park but the Chiefs steal it... the tempos is certainly up, and the Chiefs are away down the touchline through Leinert-Brown. They are 5m out now but the Sharks are given a scrim from Chris Pollock.
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Chiefs play wide from the line-out but the Sharks defence is good. McKenzie now has a snipe and makes metres... Chiefs eventually kick on Le Roux and he replies with an old-school torpedo into touch.
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The second half is underway Classens puts a kick out on halfway.

Half Time

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Sharks have a scrum near touch and they put it into touch. That brings the half to an end and we have a game on our hands. You don't want to miss the second period!
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April misses the conversion attempt.
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Sharks go wide from the line-out and the Chiefs defence is fast and in the Sharks faces but they are offside as the ref plays advantage, Claasens plays April and he puts the foot down and is through... he steps McKenzie and is over for the TRY. What a play!
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Sharks go wide now to Pietersen and he takes it up well. Some good continuity now from the Sharks and they win a penalty. April kicks for the corner and the Sharks tails are up.
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An interesting kicking dual going on and the Sharks are winning it.
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April kicks well and its over for the extra 2 points.
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The Sharks set another maul from the line-out and its a perfectly executed line-out drive... TRY to Kyle Cooper.
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After a kicking dual between the teams, Lienert-Brown puts one out on the full. The Sharks win a penalty from the mall and kick for the corner.
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Cruden misses from the corner.
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Chiefs make easy metres and are now 2m short. They pick and go for a while until Cruden sends a speculator pass right over to Michael Lietch who dots down in the corner for the try.
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A sloppy carry by Du Preez now gives the Chiefs a scrum. 7m out from the Sharks try-line.
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Chiefs form the maul from the line-out but some accidental offsides hands the Sharks a scrum deep in their territory.
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Sharks collect and attack but the Chiefs defence is too good plus the Sharks passing is all behind the receivers... Retallick forces the turnover and they win the penalty. Cruden kicks for touch. The Chiefs play wide from the line-out and are right in the 22m. Chiefs receive another penalty and they kick for the corner.
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Sharks handed a scrum penalty and they opt for poles. Its 40m out but it sails right from April. Chiefs 22m drop.
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Sharks turn it over at the breakdown and Le Roux hacks a low one down field but McKenzie can't collect as he knocks on. Sharks scrum in Chiefs half.
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Sharks defence is good and they force McKenzie to grubber and Le Roux replies with a good clearance.
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Chiefs set for a line-out on halfway.
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Cruden has a shot at poles and raises the flags.
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Sharks make a poor mistake off the kick-off and hand the ball straight to the Chiefs. Chiefs handed a penalty right in front of the poles. Rookie error by Du Preez.
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Daniel opts for the poles and Garth April converts the kick... Sharks are on the board.
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Sharks looking good now from that line-out moving the ball in hand well with good skill. Daniel takes a quick-tap from a penalty and the Sharks are right in the 22m and have penalty advantage. April throws a poor pass and the Sharks are awarded the penatly.
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Chiefs go wide from the scrum and McKenzie puts a grubber through, Sharks collect but April's return kick is out on the full. Chiefs line-out on the Sharks 10m. Sharks steal the line-out and kick deep, this time Pulu's kick is out on the full.
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Sharks with the ball in midfield and they go wide but some Poor hands by Esterhuizen results in a chiefs scrum in wide out in midfield.
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Cruden converts for the 2 points.
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Sharks collect through Du Preez and exit well from April. Line-out Chiefs and they spread wide first up and Tamanivalu is STRAIGHT THROUGH the middle and he sprints over for the try. Poor defence from Esterhuizen.
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KICK-OFF: Cruden starts the match.
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Both teams are out on the field and ready to go. Referee is Chris Pollock from New Zealand.
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Weather is partly cloudy but crisp in in New Plymouth. Perfect conditions for running rugby. Garth April has another chance to show what he has got from an attacking aspect. Cruden v April should be an interesting one to watch.
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The Chiefs are top of the combined logs and are in good form with their General Aaron Cruden running the show. The Sharks are still in the hunt for a wild card spot in the Africa Conference. Gary Gold and his men have been labelled a defensive outfit. Will that work against the attacking style of the Chiefs?
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Hello and welcome to Rugby365's live commentary for Round 10 of Super Rugby, and we kick-off the first fixture in New Zealand with the Sharks taking on the in-form Chiefs.
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  • 1 Mitchell Graham
  • 2 Hika Elliot
  • 3 Hiroshi Yamashita
  • 4 Dominic Bird
  • 5 Brodie Retallick
  • 6 Taleni Seu
  • 7 Sam Cane
  • 8 Michael Leitch
  • 9 Brad Weber
  • 10 Aaron Cruden
  • 11 Sam McNicol
  • 12 Anton Lienert-Brown.
  • 13 Seta Tamanivalu
  • 14 Toni Pulu
  • 15 Damian McKenzie
  • 16 Nathan Harris
  • 17 Siate Tokolahi
  • 18 Kane Hames
  • 19 James Tucker
  • 20 Lachlan Boshier
  • 21 Kayne Hammington
  • 22 Andrew Horrell
  • 23 Shaun Stevenson
  • 1 Dale Chadwick
  • 2 Kyle Cooper
  • 4 Etienne Oosthuizen
  • 5 Stephan Lewies
  • 6 Keegan Daniel
  • 7 Jean-Luc Du Preez
  • 8 Daniel du Preez
  • 9 Michael Claassens
  • 10 Garth April
  • 11 Lwazi Mvovo
  • 12 Andre Esterhuizen
  • 13 Paul Jordaan
  • 14 JP Pietersen
  • 15 Willie le Roux
  • 3 Lourens Adriaanse
  • 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • 17 Thomas Du Toit
  • 18 Coenraad Oosthuizen
  • 19 Hyron Andrews
  • 20 Jean Deysel
  • 21 Stefan Ungerer
  • 22 Joe Pietersen
  • 23 Odwa Ndungane
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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:30

IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Jan de Koning looks at the Friday matches in Part One of Super Rugby's Round 10.

Can the Sharks become only the second team to lower the table-topping Chiefs' colours this season?

Not since the Lions upset them (36-32) in Hamilton on March 5 has anybody been able to upstage the Chiefs.

The Sharks, however, will hope off-field distractions will aid their cause.

The Chiefs have been confronted with accusations of scrum skullduggery and a growing injury list.

Coach Dave Rennie strongly denied the injury to Siate Tokolahi, which caused uncontested scrums in the one-point win over the Hurricanes last week, was a feigned in order to give them the option of going to uncontested scrums - at a time when they came under pressure in the set [pieces.

The Chiefs were also dealt another injury blow when scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow was ruled out for about two months with a fractured hand.

Adding to Rennie's injury issues, wing James Lowe and midfielder Charlie Ngatai are again unavailable due to shoulder injuries. Also not considered for selection as a result of injuries are Nepo Laulala, Mitchell Karpik, Augustine Pulu, Johan Bardoul, Pauliasi Manu, Sam Henwood, Tevita Koloamatangi, Michael Allardice, Tom Sanders, Maama Vaipulu, Atu Moli and Glen Fisiiahi.

In the other Friday match the Western Force will be hoping to end a six-match losing streak against a Bulls team that is unbeaten since their opening week loss to the Stormers.

We look at the Friday, April 29, matches below!
This game is a contest between the tournament's best attack and one of the best defences in the competition.

The Chiefs have accrued 305 points and 43 tries in eight matches - well clear of the second best, the Crusaders, who have 260    points and 36 tries in the same number of games.

The Sharks have been the second most miserly team - conceding just 132 points and 13 tries in their eight games, bettered only by the Stormers (126 and 13).

Sharks wing Lwazi Mvovo said that while their defence gives them confidence, the game is not won defending and they are working hard at developing their attacking game as well.

"Obviously we pride ourselves on our defence and have worked very hard on getting it to the state it is," he said in an interview on the Sharks website.

"Our defence gives us a lot of confidence, but, in saying that, we are also working very hard on our attack.

"The Chiefs are one of the best attacking sides and we know it's going to be a titanic battle, but one we're up for."

Coming away with a positive result would be a fitting end to their tour, and something they believe would boost morale greatly for the future.

"It would be a huge boost for us. We lost a few games that we were really unhappy about, so winning on Friday would be great for the team. That means working hard all week, and working hard for each other."

The Sharks will be hoping to cause another big upset, as they did against the Highlanders last week, which will certainly put them firmly back in the play-off race.

"The win against the Highlanders was a great confidence boost for the players," Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold said.

"I'm proud of the fight and immense character they showed to grind out the win.
"We are playing the best team in New Zealand and it's going to be a massive game for us.

"Throughout this season they've shown their brilliance on attack and if you make a mistake, they will pounce on it and hurt you.

"We have a huge amount of respect for them and are under no illusions about the enormity of the challenge.
"We have an opportunity to create history in New Zealand and we need to be clinical and take our chances.

"Discipline is going to be key and we need to stay grounded.

"We believe we have the balance of the team right with the energy and exuberance of youth in players such as Daniel [du Preez], Jean-Luc  [du Preez], Garth [April] and Hyron [Andrews], as well as the experience of seasoned campaigners like Keegan [Daniel], Michael [Claassens], Odwa [Ndungane], Jean [Deysel] and JP [Pietersen]."

Recent results:
2015: Sharks won 12-11, Durban
2013: Chiefs won 37-29, Hamilton
2012: Chiefs won 37-6, Hamilton (Final)
2012: Chiefs won 18-12, Durban
2011: Chiefs won 15-9, Hamilton
2010: Chiefs won 19-18, Durban

Prediction: The Chiefs have won five of their last six matches against the Sharks, though a one-point Sharks win in their last encounter snapped a five-game losing streak in the fixture for the South African team. Only once in the last seven fixtures between these clubs has the final points margin been more than eight (37-6 Chiefs win in 2012 Super Rugby Final). The Chiefs have won their last three home matches against the Sharks and haven't lost this exact fixture since Round 3, 2009. The Chiefs' only loss from eight matches so far this season came when they last hosted a South African team (Lions, Rd 2). Six of the Sharks' last seven matches have been decided by no more than an unconverted try with a one-point win in their last game snapping a three-game losing streak. The Sharks do have a real chance of causing an upset, but the smart money will be on a Chiefs win - by 10 to 15 points.


Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Sam McNicol, 10 Aaron Cruden (co-captain), 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Taleni Seu, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Mitchell Graham.
Replacements: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Kane Hames, 19 James Tucker, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Shaun Stevenson.

Sharks: 15 Willie Le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Garth April, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel (captain), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jean Deysel, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Joe Pietersen, 23 Odwa Ndungane.

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand), Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

The Western Force have been dismal this season, their only win in Round against a Reds team that is also not setting the world alight with their form.

In fact that loss was one of the key reasons why the Reds fired their coach in mid-season.

Force coach Michael Foley has wielded a heavy axe in the hope of turning the team's fortunes around.

"As a team, our opportunity to respond to a disappointing performance comes on Friday," Foley said.

"Every person in the team cares, but the way to best show that is on the field.

"While we've encountered some challenges this season it's important we look forward to attacking and enjoying every contest.

"A number of the men who've performed well over an extended period in training have been given the opportunity to either start, or come off the bench this week."

The Bulls are coming off a bye and have undertaken the shortest travel across the Indian Ocean, which means they should be in good shape.

"We are, in a way, still under the radar and that is a good thing I believe," Bulls coach Nollis Marais said.

"We are slowly starting to put a proper match together and as a unit is improving, no doubt.

"A coach cannot ask for more than that. We had soft moments and patches in a couple of matches, but overall, we are starting to find rhythm and some fluency in our game," Marais added.

Bulls captain Adriaan Strauss is only too aware of the fact that the Force have proved a very difficult opponent for the Bulls in Perth.

"Yes, they do have a good record against us here, but that is not something that we see as an important issue," Strauss said.

"A lot of our guys are first time tourists with the team and just want to go out and enjoy playing for the Vodacom Bulls.

"We have ambitions in how we want to approach the game and execute our game plan, but know very well that the Force will not make it easy for us.

"We will have to work very hard for a win, but I can tell you now, this team is prepared to do that."

Recent results:
2015: Bulls won 25-24, Pretoria
2014: Force won 15-9, Perth
2013: Bulls 36-26, Pretoria
2011: Force won 26-21, Perth
2010: Bulls won 28-15, Perth
2009: Bulls 32-29, Pretoria

Prediction: The Bulls have won four of their last six matches against the Force and have never lost to the Western Australian team by more than six points. In none of their last eight matches at home against South African opposition have Force conceded more than 10 points in the opening half of a game. The Bulls have won their last four matches in a row, a fifth straight win would be their longest streak since a run of nine wins saw them reach the 2013 post-season. Western Force have the most accurate goal kicking of any team in the competition at 94 percent, more than 20 percent more accurate than the Bulls (73 percent). The Bulls have conceded only seven clean breaks per game so far this season, the fewest of any team while the Force have conceded more than double (14.8), the most of any team. No doubt the Force have a chance, but the Bulls will be strong favourites and should win by about 20 points.


Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Ammon Matuauto, 12 Solomoni Rasolea, 11 Luke Morahan, 10 Ian Prior, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sitiveni Mafi, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Harry Scoble, 1 Francois van Wyk.
Replacements: 16 Chris Heiberg, 17 Anaru Rangi, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Ross Haylett-Petty, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Kyle Godwin, 23 Semisi Masirewa.

Bulls: 15 Sarel Marais, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Rudolph Snyman, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dries Swanepoel.

Referee: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Rohan Hoffman (Australia), Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)

Compiled by Jan de Koning

* Statistical information provided by Opta Sports

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Chiefs edge New Plymouth thriller

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:26

REPORT: The Chiefs held on in the face of a strong, late surge by the Sharks to secure a thrilling 24-22 win in their Super Rugby Round 10 encounter in New Plymouth on Friday.

Despite being outscored by three tries to two, the Chiefs managed to cement their place at the top of the Super Rugby standings through the boot of All Black flyhalf Aaron Cruden - a who kicked a conversion and four penalties.

Despite getting off to a fast start, the Sharks kept coming back - drawing level (15-all) at half-time and closing the gap to just two points in the final 10 minutes.

It appeared the Chiefs would run away with the game when Seta Tamanivalu scored in the first minute - a simple set-piece move from a line-out.

Tamanivalu ripped through some lax defence with the first real opportunity to cross by the posts.

However, the Sharks managed top drag the Chiefs into a kicking contest and slowed the game down to their pace - allowing them to not just get back in the game, but draw level and come close to an upset.

Young Garth April steadied the ship with a penalty.

Cruden instantly replied off the tee with his first penalty and after Michael Leitch's try in the corner the Chiefs looked well in control.

It was Cruden who supplied the crucial pass, his looping ball over the top of the Sharks defence finding the Japan captain out by the touchline as he did well to collect the ball in the air before grounding it infield.

The conversion attempt by Cruden was wide, but the Chiefs looked comfortable at 15-3.

Turning to the power of their maul the Sharks won a penalty within kicking range, but instead went to the corner - where Kyle Cooper finished off an efficient rolling maul for the Sharks' first try.

April stepped up for the conversion, before the youngster made a bigger impact on the match - a fine solo try from the 24-year-old showing off his footwork and speed as he did enough to hold off the Chiefs defence to score.

Unable to convert from out wide, the scores were tied at 15-all going into half-time.

Cruden restored the lead with a second penalty, after Cooper was penalised for offside, early in the second half.

A third penalty from the All Blacks flyhalf followed as the Sharks failed to gain the territory required to keep the Chiefs at bay, a magical kick and chase from Brad Weber putting him in a footrace with Willie le Roux which the Springbok won, but only by carrying the ball over his own line.

Continually the Sharks defence coughed up penalties under huge pressure from the hosts, Cruden landing his fourth penalty with ten minutes to go to make it 24-15.

Now the Sharks, one of the lowest try scorers in the competition, had to score twice in order to turn the result their way and grabbed one from that trusty rolling maul - Cooper's replacement Chiliboy Ralepelle this time the one to enjoy the armchair ride over the line - with April's conversion having cut the deficit to just two points at 22-24.

But they couldn't complete the comeback, with the Chiefs opting to keep the ball in hand inside the Sharks' 22 in the closing minutes to wind down the clock and pick up yet another win.

Sharks captain Keegan Daniel said afterwards that he was disappointed in the result but proud of his team's fortitude.

"We hung in there at 15-3 down and stuck it out," Daniel said.

"Our discipline probably let us down, we let them off the hook.

"Credit to the guys, we never gave up, we were still in it with 10 minutes to go."

Man of the match: Garth April once again showed that he is a player for the future, while the Du Preez twins - Daniel and Jean-Luc - were at their brutal best. Damien McKenzie had his moments, but were largely well-marked. Michael Leitch was a bundle of energy, Sam Cane was a workhorse and Brodie Retallick showed why he is rated as one of the best locks in the world. However, out award goes to Chiefs flyhalf Aaron Cruden, who is fast regaining his best form and directed the ship to victory.

The scorers:

For the Chiefs:
Tamanivalu, Leitch
Con: Cruden
Pens: Cruden 4

For the Sharks:
Cooper, April, Ralepelle
Cons: April 2
Pen: April


Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Sam McNicol, 10 Aaron Cruden (co-captain), 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Taleni Seu, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Mitchell Graham.
Replacements: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Kane Hames, 19 James Tucker, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Shaun Stevenson.

Sharks: 15 Willie Le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Garth April, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel (captain), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jean Deysel, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Joe Pietersen, 23 Odwa Ndungane.

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand), Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

Seta Tamanivalu (1min) and Michael Leitch (23min)
Garth April (5min), Kyle Cooper (29min), and Chiliboy Ralepelle (73min)
Aaron Cruden (2min)
Garth April (30min) and Garth April (74min)
Aaron Cruden (10min), Aaron Cruden (48min), Aaron Cruden (69min), and Aaron Cruden (min)
Garth April (8min)
VENUE Hamilton
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