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Currie Cup | Durban
13:00 (GMT) | 17-09-2016
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Lambie has the final say as he adds the extras to give his side a 53-0 win!!!
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A line-out on the EP Kings 5 metre and the Sharks retain the ball and have a maul. The maul is making some metres but a break by Khaya Majola sends him over for a try, 51-0!!!
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Beautiful kick to touch by Bosch gives a line-out on the EP Kings 5 metre. Again EP Kings concede a penalty and Lambie steps up to kick to touch.
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A scrum inside the EP Kings 5 metre. Sharks is penalise and De Wet clear it out of his own half.
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Lambie gives a nice pass to Wandile Mjekevu who loose if forward inside the EP Kings 5 metre.
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EP Kings enjoying some possession but it is short lived as they knock-on the ball and the Sharks win a penalty and opt to take it quickly.
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Scrum is reset and the ball comes out on the side of the EP Kings. They failed to make metres and the ball is stolen by the Sharks. The hosts shift the ball wide but another handling error results in a scrum on their own 10 metre.
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A great scrum by the EP Kings and quickly taken by Schroeder but it is a knock-on near the halfway mark.
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Sharks retain the ball from the line-out and set up an attack, but again the ball is lost forward just inside the EP Kings 10 metre.
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Sharks retain the ball from the line-out and in on the attack. The host made some great passes but fail to find a teammate and EP Kings have possession. De Wet is isolated at the back and is forced to kick the ball to touch.
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Scrum is reset on the EP Kings 22. Ref having a stern word with the pack and the scrum resumes. A good scrum by the EP Kings as Schroeder pass it to Murray. De Wet gives a clearance kick and it is a line-out for the Sharks on the EP Kings 10 metre.
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Lambie attempt at post is pushed wide and the score remains 46-0!!!
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Sharks win the line-out and the ball is shifted wide inside the EP Kings 5 metre to Wandile Mjekevu and the wing slides over for his try, 46-0!!!
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Scrum is reset and the EP Kings get a free-kick. Schroeder use it quickly and shifts it to the line. Sharks defence pushes EP Kings back and pressure result in the ball being overturn. Sharks looks dangerous as they move forward and the ball going through the hands and a great ball to Rhyno Smith sends him over for a potential try but unlucky for him he was tackled to touch.
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Sharks have a line-out on the EP Kings 10 metre. And Sharks make some passes but Lambie just lose it forward and it is a scrum on the EP Kings 22.
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Patrick Lambie failed to convert the extras and the score remains, 41-0!!!
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Sharks have a line-out on the EP Kings 5 metre. They opt for a short line-out and Etienne Oosthuizen burst over the line but Schroeder makes an amazing tackle that prevented the ball from grounding. However, TMO ruled it was indeed grounded and Oosthuizen has his try, 41-0
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EP Kings line-out just inside the Sharks half. Ball is retain by the Kings but few passes puts them back in their own 10 metre. EP Kings penalise for being off their feet and its a scrum and Sharks wins a penalty and opt for the line-out.
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Patrick Lambie adds the extras, 36-0!!!
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Sharks retain the line-out and but this time opt for the pick-and-go and Francois Kleinhans burst over the line for the try, 34-0!!
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Knock-on by Sharks and its a scrum just before Patrick Lambie makes his way to the field. The Sarks win the ball from the scrum and they break past the 22. Sharks win a penalty and opt to kick to touch.
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The Sharks scrum moves forward and making some metres and Michael Claassens scores the try for the home side, 29-0!!!
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Line-out on the EP Kings 22. Sharks retain the ball and try to put on a brave attack but the last pass just reach the touchline and it is again a line-out on the EP Kings 22. Line-out stolen by Sharks and set up an attack but can't beat the last metres and its a scrum
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De Wet gets the second half underway as the rain is at is worst!!!

Half Time

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Scrum on the Sharks 22. And Sharks retain it. After a wet and cold first half try scorer Jean-Luc du Preez collects the loose ball and slots it out. Halftime score 24-0 to the host!!!
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With two minutes left on the clock EP Kings want to finish the first half on a high note. They build some phases on the Sharks 22, but the Sharks defence just too strong.
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Sharks retain the ball from the scrum and start running the ball but it is lost forward and EP Kings runs the ball from their own half Siwivive Soyizwapi cross the line but Curwin Bosch deliver a great cover tackle and TMO ruled Soyiwapi foot is on the touch-line and therefore no try, score remains 24-0
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Ball is overturn and Rhyno Smith gives a chip kick but Lungelo Gosa collects it and he makes some metres before losing it forward. It is a scrum on the halfway mark.
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Ball is there for EP Kings as Schoeder pops it to De Wet who exchange some kicks against Bosch. Finally EP Kings retain possession and hold unto the ball as they put on some phases.
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Bosch slots over the extras, 24-0!!
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Scrum is reset inside the EP Kings 22. Schoeder pass it to De Wet, and the flyhalf gives a kick but only as far as Bosch who makes some metres and pass the ball to Inny-Christian Radebe who slides over in the corner for the bonus point try, 22-0!!!
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Sharks retain the ball and give some passes before losing the ball forward on the EP Kings 22.
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After both teams struggle to execute the line-outs and handling errors dominating the match it is a scrum on the EP Kings 22. The rain has not stop ever since. And the scrum comes the way of the EP Kings, Pieter Steyn de Wet clear and its a line-out on the EP Kings 10 metre.
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Line-out ruled skew on the halfway mark and Sharks have a scrum. A nice kick by Inny-Christian Radebe result in a line-out on the EP Kings 5 metre.
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EP Kings looking to get over the advantage line as Waylon Murray makes a great break to reach the Sharks 22. EP Kings in desperate need of keeping possession but just struggling in wet weather conditions.
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A good effort but seems like the weather is getting the better of Bosch's kicking as he misses another kick, 17-0
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Sharks build up some phases and Martin Bezuidenhout penalise. Sharks opt to kick to touch and Bosch finds the touch. Sharks in the line-out and the Sharks have a rolling maul from the EP Kings 22. Jean-Luc du Preez burst over for the try, 17-0!!!
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A great scrum by the Sharks wins them a penalty and Sharks opt to kick to touch but Bosch's kick reaches the try-line.
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Bosch, this time makes no mistake as he adds the extras with rain pouring over the field, 12-0!!!
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Again EP Kings is penalise and Sharks goes for the line-out, this time their rolling maul is rewarded with a try thanks to captain Chiliboy Ralepelle who finishes the movement off, 10-5!!!
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Pieter Steyn de Wet kicks it out but just as far as Bosch as he opts to run the ball and wins a penalty for his side. The Sharks opt for the line-out and have a rolling maul on the EP Kings 5 metre.
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EP Kings have a scrum on the Sharks' 10 metre. Scrum is reset...And early shove by the Sharks give EP Kings a penalty. Schroeder with a quick tap and go. They make some metres but Bosch clear the ball inside his own 5 metre.
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After the restart the EP Kings retain the ball and get a penalty as Sharks are ruled offside. EP Kings opt for the line-out but the ball is stolen on the Sharks 5 metre and Sharks kick for the clearance.
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The young Bosch miss the kick in terrible conditions and the score remains, 5-0!
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EP Kings penalise for not rolling away and the Sharks opt to kick to touch. They win the ball from the line-out on the Kings 5 metre. the Sharks have advantage shift it wide as Jean-Luc du Preez hold off some defence to send Andre Esterhuizen over for the first try, 5-0!!
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Kings have the first line-out of the match but the Sharks win it and kicks it down field.
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Curwin Bosch gets the match underway!
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The referee is Cwengile Jadezweni, while the assistant referees are Stuart Berry and Archie Sehlako. The TMO will be Willie Vos.
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Wet and cold weather conditions await the two sides in this crucial match.
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EP Kings coach Barend Pieterse has made seven changes to the starting XV. Lungelo Gosa starts at fullback in place of Johann Tromp, while Burton Klaasen and Springbok Waylon Murray are the new centre combination in place of Johan Greyling and Berton Klaasen. The other changes are all among the forwards.
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One talking points of this crucial match is the return of Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie on the bench. While scrumhalf Michael Claassens replaces Stefan Ungerer to bring added experience to the starting line-up. There are also a number of changes up front. Francois Kleinhans has been shifted to No.8 to replace the injured Philip van der Walt and Khaya Majola will start on the flank. Thomas du Toit shifts to loosehead prop, with John-Hubert Meyer coming in at tighthead and hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle handed the captaincy.
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The Sharks will target their clash against the EP Kings in Durban to return to winning ways and remain ahead of the chasing pack for a home semifinal following defeats against the Free State Cheetahs and Western Province. while the visitor is yet to win a match this season.
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Thomas Du Toit
  • 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • 3 John-Hubert Meyer
  • 4 Ettienne Oosthuizen
  • 5 Ruan Botha
  • 6 Khaya Majola
  • 7 Jean-Luc Du Preez
  • 8 Francois Kleinhans
  • 9 Michael Claassens
  • 10 Inny-Christian Radebe
  • 11 Wandile Mjekevu
  • 12 Andre Esterhuizen
  • 13 Lukhanyo Am
  • 14 Rhyno Smith
  • 15 Curwin Bosch
RESERVES
  • 16 Franco Marais
  • 17 Juan Schoeman
  • 18 Jean Droste
  • 19 Jean Deysel
  • 20 Stefan Ungerer
  • 21 Patrick Lambie
  • 22 Neil Maritz
START LINE UP
  • 1 Barend Potgieter
  • 2 Martin Bezuidenhout
  • 3 Justin Forwood
  • 4 Dylan Pieterse
  • 5 Sebastian Ferreira
  • 6 Vincent Jobo
  • 7 Brandon Brown
  • 8 Christiaan de Bruin
  • 9 Ricky Schroeder
  • 10 Pieter-Steyn de Wet
  • 11 Sampie Mastriet
  • 12 Waylon Murray
  • 13 Berton Klaasen
  • 14 Siviwe Soyizwapi
  • 15 Lungelo Goza
RESERVES
  • 16 Warrick Venter
  • 17 Vukile Sofisa
  • 18 Etienne Oosthuizen
  • 19 Luke van der Smit
  • 20 Vian van der Watt
  • 21 Minenhle Mthethwa
  • 22 Alcino Isaacs
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PREVIEW: Currie Cup, Round Seven

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:33

CURRIE CUP SPOTLIGHT: The burning desire to stay in the running for semifinal berths will be a key driving force in the Currie Cup Premier Division this weekend.

In a thrilling climax to the Currie Cup eight of the nine Premier Division teams still have at least a mathematical chance of advancing to the semifinals, although this number is expected to be reduced following the weekend’s matches. 

On Friday, the Blue Bulls take on the Griquas at Loftus Versfeld. On Saturday, the Sharks host the Eastern Province Kings at Kings Park, while Western Province welcome the Pumas in the round's final game.

*The Free State Cheetahs take on the Golden Lions at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Thursday.

We take a look at Round Seven's action!

Friday, September 16:

Blue Bulls v Griquas
(Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria - Kick-off: 19.00; 17.00 GMT)

In Pretoria, the Blue Bulls will be looking to build on their convincing victories against the Pumas and Golden Lions when they meet Griquas on Friday, but they will face tough competition as the Kimberley side come off four back-to-back victories. 

Griquas pipped the Blue Bulls 39-38 in the Currie Cup Qualifiers, but the men from Pretoria have won the last five match-ups between them in the Premier Division. 

The last time Griquas defeated the Blue Bulls was back in 2012. 

Fuelling both team's motivation to win, the victorious side will finish this round in the top four on the log, which is invaluable given the fact that there are only two pool matches remaining following the weekend's matches – with the Blue Bulls sitting out one of these rounds.

Blue Bulls captain Hanro Liebenberg agreed that the game against the Griquas on Friday is shaping up to be of vital importance in the battle for the play-off place.

"I had a chat with the team and most of the guys realise that this is probably the most important game of the season with the log being so tight at the top," said Liebenberg. 

"It's a must-win for us, it's an important game and we need to take confidence and momentum out of this game." 

The Bulls did well against the Pumas, in stopping their big ball carriers from getting over the advantage line and Liebenberg added that the Griquas will also bring plenty of brawn to the game on Friday.

"That's something we identified during the week against the Pumas. They [Pumas] have good loose forwards carrying the ball and I think this weekend is going to be the same. 

"Griquas are a physical pack and it’s going to be vital for us as the loose forwards to stop their momentum," he said.

Prediction: Both teams are in good form at the moment, so at the end of the day it comes down to home ground advantage for us. Expect the Blue Bulls to win by at least 10 points.

Teams:

Blue Bulls: 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (captain), 7 Nic de Jager, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Rudolph Snyman,3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Pierre Schoeman. 
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Martin Dreyer, 18 Jason Jenkins, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Andre Warner, 21 Joshua Stander, 22 Bjorn Basson/Divan Rossouw.

Griquas: 15 Adriaan Coertzen (captain), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Johnathan Francke, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Rudi van Rooyen, 8 Jason Fraser, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 4 Mzwanele Zito, 3 Stephan Kotze , 2 Abraham Le Roux, 1 Steph Roberts.
Replacements: 16 Marius Fourie, 17 Devon Martinus, 18 Wandile Putuma, 19 Jonathan Adendorf, 20 Renier Botha, 21 Andre Swart, 22 Eric Zana.

Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant referees: Stephan Geldenhuys, Jaco Pretorius
TMO: Johan Greeff

Saturday, September 17:

Sharks v Eastern Province Kings
(Kings Park, Durban - Kick-off: 15.00; 13.00)

The Sharks will target their clash against the EP Kings in Durban to return to winning ways and remain ahead of the chasing pack for a home semifinal following defeats against the Free State Cheetahs and Western Province. 

The Port Elizabeth side have yet to win a match this season, while the last time the defeated the Sharks was in 1999. 

The visitors, however, have suffered defeats of eight points or less in their last three matches against the Durbanites, which will motivate them going into the clash. 

"Both our remaining fixtures are important and we will not be taking Eastern Province lightly," said Sharks head coach Robert du Preez.

"They showed what they were capable off against the Bulls and we cannot afford to be complacent.

"There is a lot to still play for and our preparation has gone well. We need to execute our opportunities and stick to our structures."

With just three rounds left, the EP Kings have not given up hope of a win in this year's tournament and head coach Barend Pieterse believes the Sharks will be under a bit of pressure after their recent form. 

"At the end of the day, our goal is always to win a match and to be competitive. I don't think our goals will change for the remaining matches," said Pieterse. 

"They [Sharks] are under a bit of pressure in terms of the two matches that they have lost. They will be targeting us for five points, but they also picked up a few injuries in the last few weeks. 

"I think the game will be played in wet/rainy conditions and I think they will try to take us on up front in the mauls and in the scrums."

Prediction: Expect the Sharks to bounce back from their recent defeats and beat the EP Kings by at least 20 points.

Teams:

Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Rhyno Smith, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Wandile Mjekevu, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Francois Kleinhans, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Khaya Majola, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 John-Hubert Meyer, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle (captain), 1 Thomas du Toit.
Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Jean Droste, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Stefan Ungerer, 21 Patrick Lambie, 22 Neil Maritz.

Eastern Province Kings: 15 Lungelo Gosa, 14 Siwivive Soyizwapi, 13 Burton Klaasen, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Pieter Steyn de Wet, 9 Ricky Schroeder (captain), 8 Christiaan de Bruin, 7 Brandon Brown, 6 Vincent Jhobo, 5 Sebastian Ferreira, 4 Dylan Pieterse, 3 Justin Forwood, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Barend Potgieter.
Replacements: 16 Warrick Venter, 17 Vukile Sofisa, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Luke van der Smit, 20 Vian van der Watt, 21 Minenhle Mthethwa, 22 Alcino Isaacs.

Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry, Archie Sehlako
TMO: Willie Vos

Western Province v Pumas
(Newlands, Cape Town - Kick-off: 17.00; 15.00 GMT)

Western Province will enter their clash against the Pumas in Cape Town under immense pressure to register a convincing victory to remain in the race for a semifinal berth following a disappointing start to the competition with only two victories in five matches. 

The 2015 runners-up are currently in sixth position on the log with three matches remaining and will be fighting for survival in the next few weeks. 

History favours the Capetonians who have won all their matches against the Nelspruit side dating back to the 2000 season. 

However, with the Pumas still hunting their first win in the competition and the side facing the prospect of having to win all their remaining matches with bonus points to keep alive their faint hopes of a semifinal berth, they will give everything.

Despite the Pumas' record in this year's Currie Cup Premier Division, Western Province head coach John Dobson is under no illusions about the challenge his team faces at Newlands.

"We played up there is the Currie Cup qualifiers and we won it, but we had a hard game against them," said Dobson.

"They are very big and physical and they are a very similar team to the one that won the Vodacom Cup last year. 

"I am sure they would also be the first guys to admit they have been disappointed with where they are. I just hope they come here and are not too desperate."

Meanwhile, Pumas head coach MJ Mentz said that his team's run of five losses stems from a lack of execution rather than the wrong game plan. 

"There hasn't been a single game where we feel we correctly executed the things we do in training," said Mentz. 

"We've done a lot of work on set pieces in training as this is an area which has let us down. 

"We'll also look to keep the ball in hand and play with some freedom."

Prediction: Western Province will have too much firepower for the Pumas at Newlands and should win by at least 15 points.

Teams:

Western Province: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Werner Kok, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Huw Jones, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Kobus van Dyk, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Chris van Zyl (captain), 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Mike Willemse, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Replacements: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 Sithembiso Sithole, 18 JP Smith, 19 Jurie van Vuuren, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Dewaldt Duvenage, 22 Scott van Breda.

Pumas: 15 Williams Devon, 14 Ruwellyn Isbell, 13 Hoffman Maritz, 12 Hennie Skorbinski, 11 Jean-Paul Lewis, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Emile Temperman, 8 Renaldo Bothma (captain), 7 Lambert Groenewald, 6 Brian Shabangu, 5 Jannie Stander, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Louis Albertse, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Replacements: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 De-Jay Terblanche, 18 Hugo Kloppers, 19 Carel Greeff, 20 Kevin Luiters, 21 Heinrich Steyl, 22 Tyler Fischer.

Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Francois Pretorius
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

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Sharks sail past pointless Kings

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 14:42

REPORT: The Sharks ran riot in a soaked Kings Park Stadium to claim an emphatic 53-0 bonus point victory over the Eastern Province Kings in Durban on Saturday.

It was far from pleasant playing conditions as heavy rains ensured a near-flooded playing surface which brought back memories of the 1995 World Cup semifinal between the Springboks and France. Despite the conditions, the Sharks still managed to run in nine tries and keep the Kings scoreless in the process.

The home side made the ideal start with a try inside the opening five minutes through Andre Esterhuizen. The Sharks maintained possession and showed good patience to create an overlap on the outside to grab the opening points of the game. Curwin Bosch hit the upright with his conversion attempt to leave the score at 5-0 after five minutes.

They then scored two tries in the space of five minutes to stamp their dominance on the encounter, thanks to two well-executed setpieces. A 12th minute line-out five metres from the Kings' try line saw them set a maul that rumbled its way over. Chilliboy Ralepelle emerged with it.

Bosch made up for his earlier miss by slotting home the conversion. 12-0 after 13 minutes.

Jean-Luc du Preez benefitted from a second successful rolling maul, this time though, the Sharks advanced it 22 metres in the 17th minute. Bosch failed with the conversion attempt but the home side had a healthy 17-0 lead.

With the rain making things tricky, the home side bagged their bonus point in the 30th minute with a moment of magic from fullback Bosch. He collected the ball just inside the Kings' half and went on a mazy run, beaten a few defenders in the process.

His pass found Inny Radebe on the outside and the flyhalf used his speed, and the slippery field, to slide over in the corner. Bosch slammed home his second conversion of the match to ensure a 24-0 lead and it remained that way as the teams went into the half-time break.

It was much of the same at the resumption of play with the Sharks remaining on the front foot and the rain continuing to pelt down.

Scrumhalf Michael Claassens was the next to get his name on the scoreboard when he benefitted from a massive scrum on the Kings' five metre line. The scoring did not stop there though as No.8 Francois Kleinhans grabbed his side's sixth try.

Another well-executed set-play saw the Sharks set up a second phase after claiming the line-out. Kleinhans used his strength to get through two defenders to dot down in the 48th minute. Patrick Lambie calmly slotted the conversion with his first kick of the match.

Five minutes later and it was lock Etienne Oosthuizen's turn to add his name onto the scorers list with a 53rd minute score. Lambie failed with the conversion attempt though but the Sharks had extended their lead to 41-0.

The floodgates remained open in the 60th minute when the Sharks had another line-out five metres from the Kings' line. They sent the ball through the hands and found Wandile Mjekevu on the outside and the wing obliged with a five-pointer. Once again, Lambie was unable to add the extras but the lead stretched to 46-0 after 61 minutes.

The Kings, who never came close to the Sharks' 22 all match, gained some momentum from that point. However, they failed to turn that momentum into any points.

Khaya Majola put the icing on the cake in the 79th minute when he peeled around the fringes to secure the ninth try. Lambie popped over the conversion to ensure the rout.

Man of the match: Each of the Sharks players contributed to the rout and to single out any individual would be a travesty. However, the platform for the victory was laid up front and therefore the entire Sharks pack gets the nod.

Scorers:

For the Sharks:
Tries: Esterhuizen, Ralepelle, du Preez, Radebe, Claassens, Kleinhans, Oosthuizen, Mjekevu, Majola
Cons: Bosch 2, Lambie 2

For Eastern Province Kings: None

Teams:

Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Rhyno Smith, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Wandile Mjekevu, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Francois Kleinhans, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Khaya Majola, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 John-Hubert Meyer, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle (captain), 1 Thomas du Toit.
Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Jean Droste, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Stefan Ungerer, 21 Patrick Lambie, 22 Neil Maritz.

Eastern Province Kings: 15 Lungelo Gosa, 14 Siwivive Soyizwapi, 13 Burton Klaasen, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Pieter Steyn de Wet, 9 Ricky Schroeder (captain), 8 Christiaan de Bruin, 7 Brandon Brown, 6 Vincent Jhobo, 5 Sebastian Ferreira, 4 Dylan Pieterse, 3 Justin Forwood, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Barend Potgieter.
Replacements: 16 Warrick Venter, 17 Vukile Sofisa, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Luke van der Smit, 20 Vian van der Watt, 21 Minenhle Mthethwa, 22 Alcino Isaacs.

Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry, Archie Sehlako
TMO: Willie Vos

Andre Esterhuizen (3min), Chiliboy Ralepelle (12min), Jean-Luc Du Preez (17min), Inny-Christian Radebe (30min), Michael Claassens (44min), Francois Kleinhans (48min), Ettienne Oosthuizen (53min), Wandile Mjekevu (60min), and Khaya Majola (79min)
TRIES
Curwin Bosch (13min), Curwin Bosch (31min), Patrick Lambie (49min), and Patrick Lambie (80min)
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PENALTIES
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Durban
REFEREE Cwengile Jadezweni