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Hurricanes
38
37
FT
Sharks
SHA
Super Rugby
Friday 06 April 2018, 3:35am EDT

Hurricanes v Sharks

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  • ConversionIhaia West
    80+5'
  • FT
  • TRY!Ngani Laumape
    80+4'
  • Yellow CardFranco Marais
    80'
  • Penalty GoalIhaia West
    77'
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    74'
  • TRY!Tyler Paul
    72'
  • Penalty GoalIhaia West
    71'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    54'
  • Penalty GoalIhaia West
    50'
  • Penalty GoalIhaia West
    44'
  • HT
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    36'
  • TRY!Lukhanyo Am
    35'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    33'
  • ConversionIhaia West
    31'
  • TRY!Vince Aso
    30'
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    25'
  • TRY!Louis Schreuder
    24'
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    21'
  • TRY!Lukhanyo Am
    20'
  • ConversionIhaia West
    17'
  • TRY!Ngani Laumape
    15'
  • TRY!Jordie Barrett
    7'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    4'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
498
504
Metres
48
53
Carries
24
28
Defenders beaten
13
16
Clean breaks
189
132
Passes
8
11
Offloads
11
10
Turnovers conceded
3
5
Turnovers won
134
160
Tackles
28
24
Missed tackles
Hurricanes T C P
15 Jordie Barrett 1 0 0
14 Julian Savea 0 0 0
13 Vince Aso 1 0 0
12 Ngani Laumape 2 0 0
11 Ben Lam 0 0 0
10 Ihaia West 0 3 4
9 TJ Perenara 0 0 0
1 Chris Eves 0 0 0
2 Ricky Riccitelli 0 0 0
3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen 0 0 0
4 Michael Fatialofa 0 0 0
5 Sam Lousi 0 0 0
6 Brad Shields 0 0 0
7 Sam Henwood 0 0 0
8 Gareth Evans 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Asafo Aumua 0 0 0
17 Fraser Armstrong 0 0 0
18 Ben May 0 0 0
19 Vaea Fifita 0 0 0
20 Reed Prinsep 0 0 0
21 Jamie Booth 0 0 0
22 Jackson Garden-Bachop 0 0 0
23 Wes Goosen 0 0 0
Sharks T C P
15 Curwin Bosch 0 0 0
14 Sibusiso Nkosi 0 0 0
13 Lukhanyo Am 2 0 0
12 Andre Esterhuizen 0 0 0
11 Lwazi Mvovo 0 0 0
10 Robert du Preez 0 4 3
9 Louis Schreuder 1 0 0
1 Tendai Mtawarira 0 0 0
2 Chiliboy Ralepelle 0 0 0
3 Thomas du Toit 0 0 0
4 Ruan Botha 0 0 0
5 Stephan Lewies 0 0 0
6 Phillip Van Der Walt 0 0 0
7 Jean-Luc du Preez 0 0 0
8 Lubabalo Mtembu 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Franco Marais 0 0 0
17 Juan Schoeman 0 0 0
18 John-Hubert Meyer 0 0 0
19 Hyron Andrews 0 0 0
20 Tyler Paul 1 0 0
21 Cameron Wright 0 0 0
22 Marius Louw 0 0 0
23 Jacobus Van Wyk 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
2 Hurricanes 60 51
9 Sharks 52 36
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  • FULL TIME - A late try to Laumape has stolen victory for the Hurricanes as they beat the Sharks 38-37 in what was an amazing match. The Sharks are devastated as they great performance goes largely unrewarded.
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  • West is the hero as he bangs over the conversion sending the home fans into a frenzy! What a moment for West having replaced B.Barrett in the starting line-up at late notice.
    80'+3''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HURRICANES (Ihaia West) 38-37 Hurricanes
    80'+3''
  • The Sharks defence finally cracks as West fires a cut-out ball out wide to an unmarked Laumape who strolls over for what could be the match winning try. West will need to kick the conversion!
    80'+2''
  • Try
    TRY HURRICANES (Ngani Laumape) 37-36 Sharks
    80'+2''
  • The Sharks concede another penalty at the breakdown and this time the Hurricanes take the quick tap. The crowd are trying to cheer their side to victory.
    80'''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD SHARKS ( Franco Marais) - The Sharks are down to 14 men as replacement hooker Franco Marais is sent to the sin bin for a cynical infringement at the breakdown. The Hurricanes now have a 5m line-out to try and win the game.
    80''
  • The hurricanes are up to halfway as they look to steal this match at the death. The Sharks are defending their hearts out as they look to hold on to the lead.
    79''
  • West wastes no time as he quickly bangs the ball between the uprights to add the 3 points and close the gap to 6 points. The Hurricanes can now win the game with a converted try.
    77''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL HURRICANES (Ihaia West) 37-31 Sharks
    77''
  • It's now or never for the Hurricanes as Aumua carries the ball inside the Sharks 22m line. The Sharks try to slow the ball down but are penalised allowing West to kick for goal and reduce the deficit to within a converted try.
    76''
  • du preez extends the Sharks lead to 9 points with his fourth conversion of the night. The visitors will be hard to run down from here.
    74''
  • CONVERSION SHARKS (Robert du Preez) 37-28 Sharks
    74''
  • The crowd are stunned as Tyler Paul crashes over from close range after a sensational counter-attacking run from Bosch put the Sharks in great field position.
    73''
  • Try
    TRY SHARKS (Tyler Paul) 35-28 Sharks
    73''
  • West holds his nerve to close the gap to 2 points as he drills the long range penalty. We are in for a thrilling final 9 minutes.
    71''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL HURRICANES (Ihaia West) 30-28 Sharks
    71''
  • Ill discipline from the Sharks as a defender hits Ben Lam on suspicion and is penalised for a tackle without the ball. West steps forward and will shoot for goal from 40m out.
    70''
  • Terrific defence from the Sharks as they force an error from Aumua as the Hurricanes look to work a move at the front of the line-out. A solid scrum allows R.du Preez to clear to clear the ball down to the Hurricanes 40m line.
    68''
  • A huge play from Ruan Botha as he wins the line-out against the throw. The ball is fired back to R.du Preez in the pocket to be banged away into touch.
    67''
  • The crowd find their voice as West puts the ball into touch for a 5m line-out.  Lets see if the home side opt for a rolling maul.
    66''
  • Henwood wins a turnover for the Hurricanes and West decides to put boot to ball. Bosch gets across in cover for the Sharks but he is unable to collect the rolling ball before JL.du Preezdives on it from an offside position.
    65''
  • The Hurricanes steal the ball against the throw but Booth has his cleaing kick charged down which puts the home side under ore pressure.
    63''
  • An error in judgement from Booth as he puts his box kick out on the full. Play will come all the way back to the Hurricanes 25m line where the Sharks will throw to an attacking line-out.
    63''
  • A relieiving penalty for the Hurricanes as Thomas du Toit is penalised for holding on whilst on the ground. West can now clear the ball to touch and the home side can restart from a line-out.
    61''
  • The Sharks butcher a try as Jacobus Van Wyk drops the ball with the tryline in sight. The pass from Bosch was slightly behind the replacement winger but he still should have made the catch. That could be a crucial miss for the Sharks.
    59''
  • A wonderful clearing kick from Bosch as he peels off 60m and finds touch on the Hurricanes 22m line. The Sharks will now look to attack the Hurricanes line-out.
    58''
  • Sloppy play at the scrum from the Sharks as Cameron Wright is unable to cleanly clear the ball which allows Shields to dive on the loose ball and secure the turnover for the home side.
    57''
  • An error inside their own 22m line puts the hurricanes under huge pressure as the Sharks forwards pick and drive from close range. Mtembu charges at the defensive line and is held up over the tryline.
    56''
  • It's all too easy again for du Preez as he watches the ball sail between the uprights for another 3 points. He has now kicked 15 points and the visitors lead by 5 points.
    55''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL SHARKS (Robert du Preez) 30-25 Sharks
    55''
  • Fatialofa is penalised as he is too slow in rolling away at the breakdown. The Sharks had front foot ball and momentum which meant Fatialofa wasn't afforded much time to get away from the ruck.
    53''
  • West closes the gap to 2 points as he knocks over the easy penalty goal from out in front. The Hurricanes are slowly working their way back into control of this match.
    51''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL HURRICANES (Ihaia West) 27-25 Sharks
    51''
  • The Hurricanes concede a turnover at the breakdown but fortunately the referee is still playing advantage and calls play back for the penalty. Ihaia West will shoot for goal from close range.
    50''
  • The Hurricanes are playing under a penalty advantage.
    49''
  • On the back of a penalty the hurricanes have an attacking 5m line-out. Riccitelli connects with Fatialofa to secure the ball and the forwards look to work a move off the back of the line-out.
    48''
  • J.Barrett drives a low kick down inside the Sharks 22m line. Bosch tracks back for the Sharks and his clearing kick is a poor one providing the Hurricanes with quality field position.
    47''
  • West registers first points of the second half for the home side as he bangs over the penalty goal from 20m out in front.
    45''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL HURRICANES (Ihaia West) 27-22 Sharks
    45''
  • Bosch is hit in a solid tackle from Lam as he catches a high box kick from Booth. The Hurricanes pile into the ruck forcing a turnover and they now have the Sharks scrambling to get back in defence.
    43''
  • An early penalty goes against the Hurricanes as they are penalised at the breakdown. It allows the Sharks an easy exit from their own half and the visitors will now go on the attack from a line-out.
    41''
  • The players have returned from the sheds and West gets the second half started.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - The first half comes to an end with the Sharks leading the Hurricanes 27-19. The homes side made a fast start scoring the first 2 tries but the Sharks have responded with some scintilating tries of their own and deserve their half time lead.
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  • Quick line speed from the Hurricanes forces an error from Esterhuizen as he tries to flick the ball on before he is met in the tackle of Shields. That will almost do us for the first half action.
    39''
  • du Preez simply can't miss at the moment as he slots the conversion right down the middle to extend the visitors lead beyond a converted try with only a couple of minutes remaining in the first half.
    37''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION SHARKS (Robert du Preez) 27-19 Sharks
    37''
  • Slick passing down the left wing as Esterhuizen throws the ball around a defender to put Mtembu in space. The number 8 passes to the speed man Nkosi who feeds a return ball over the top to Mtembu before Am eventually slams the ball on the tryline from the eventuating ruck.
    36''
  • Try
    TRY SHARKS ( Lukhanyo Am) 25-19 Sharks
    36''
  • A mistake from the kickoff costs the Hurricanes 3 points as du Preez slots his second penalty goal from 25m out in front. That is not the first kickoff the Hurricanes have made a mess of and it's an area they will need to clean up in the second half.
    34''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL SHARKS (Robert du Preez) 20-19 Sharks
    34''
  • West nudges the home side ahead as he knocks over the conversion from out in front. The crowd are are pretty happy after that converted try.
    31''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HURRICANES (Ihaia West) 19-17 Hurricanes
    31''
  • Sensational play from the Hurricanes as West tries a short cross kick from inside his own 22m line. Aso wins the aerial battle and finds himself with no defenders in front of him and he shows great speed to go 80m to score under the posts.
    30''
  • Try
    TRY HURRICANES (Vince Aso) 17-17
    30''
  • The Sharks are full of confidence now as Am makes another half break. The forwards take advantage of quick ball until Wan Der Walt gets held up in the tackle and concedes the turnover. Desperate defence there from the home side.
    28''
  • du preez adds a further 2 points to the Sharks score as he bangs over the conversion from 10m in from touch. That one never looked like missing.
    26''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION SHARKS (Robert du Preez) 17-12 Sharks
    26''
  • The home crowd are stunned as the Sharks hit the lead with halfback Louis Schreuder scring off the back off a solid scrum. The Hurricanes flanker flew off the scrum too quickly, leaving a hole for Schreuder to expose.
    25''
  • Try
    TRY SHARKS (Louis Schreuder)15-12 Sharks
    25''
  • The Sharks almost score back to back tries as Esterhuizen busts the Hurricanes open in midfield. He links with Jean-Luc du Preez who thinks he has grounded the ball against the post pad but the referee rules against him and awards the Sharks a 5m scrum.
    23''
  • A great strike from du Preez as his conversion attempt sails straight between the posts reducing the deficit to 2 points.
    22''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION SHARKS (Robert du Preez) 12-10 Sharks
    22''
  • Brute strength from centre Lukhanyo Am as he burrows his way over to score from close range. He comes in to help out his forwards and comes up with a crucial 5 pointer.
    21''
  • Try
    TRY SHARKS (Lukhanyo Am) 12-8 Hurricanes
    21''
  • After an error from the kickoff by Shields, the Sharks find themselves within 10m of the Hurricanes goal line. The forwards look as if they are going to try and barge their way over the tryline.
    19''
  • West adds the extra 2 points as he nails the conversion from handy postition. West has made a great start to the match and his side lead 12-3.
    17''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION HURRICANES (Ihaia West) 12-3 Hurricanes
    17''
  • Individual brilliance from West as he takes the ball to the line again and holds off one defender before flicking the ball out the back of his hand to put Laumape over next to the posts. Superb skill from the flyhalf.
    16''
  • Try
    TRY HURRICANES (Ngani Laumape) 10-3 Hurricanes
    16''
  • The Hurricanes are forced to retreat back inside their own teerritory after conceding a turnover at the breakdown. Fortunately for the home side Jean-Luc du Preez is penalised at the breakdown which relieves the pressure after the turnover.
    15''
  • A strong run down the right wing from J.Savea as he bumps off one defender before losing his balance and going to ground just inside the right touchline. The Hurricanes have front foot ball.
    13''
  • A basic error from the Sharks as Van Der Walt spills the ball at the base of the ruck. The Hurricanes will now get possession from a midfield scrum and will certainly look to keep ball in hand.
    12''
  • The Sharks look to build some phases with the forwards carrying off the halfback trying to create some front foot ball. The Hurricanes defence holds firm forcing du Preez to revert to a kick which finds touch 10m from the Hurricanes goal line.
    11''
  • MISSED CONVERSION - West is off target first up as his strike from the sideline falls well wide of the posts.
    9''
  • A wonderful set play from the line-out as Perenara doubles around Laumape in midfield before finding J.Barrett with a long ball alowing the fullback to sneak over in the right corner.
    8''
  • Try
    TRY HURRICANES (Jordie Barrett)5-3 Hurricanes
    8''
  • The Sharks concede a penalty as Tendai Mtawarira is called for dragging the halfback in at the breakdown. J.Barrett kicks for touch and the home side have an attacking line-out on the Sharks 22m line.
    7''
  • The Hurricanes finally get their hands on the ball and West runs at the Sharks defence. He is collered in what looks to be a high tackle but the ref rules play on.
    6''
  • No problems for du Preez as he guides the ball between the posts to get the visitors on the scoreboard. Sharks lead 3-0.
    4''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL SHARKS (Robert du Preez) 3-0 Sharks
    4''
  • The Sharks receive the first penalty of the match as the Hurricanes are pinged for not rolling away at the breakdown. Robert du Preez steps forward and will kick for goal from 20m out on a slight angle.
    3''
  • The Sharks are enjoying the early possession and territory as the forwards inch their way towards the Hurricanes goal line running one-off the ruck.
    2''
  • An early line break for the Sharks as Mvovo finds himself in space down the left wing. Mvovo kicks ahead as he reaches the fullback and West does well to get across in cover defence for the Hurricanes. Perenara clears the ball to touch from the breakdown.
    1''
  • Referee Nic Berry blows time on and Robert du Preez gets the match underway. Conditions are perfect here at McClean Park so we should be in for an entertaining match.
    1''
  • Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has been forced into a late change with Beuaden Barrett withdrawing from the match with a quad injury. Ihaia West will wear the 10 jersey in his absence. The Hurricanes backline still looks very strong with All Blacks TJ Perenara, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett and the form winger of the competition in Ben Lam.The Sharks will again look to outstanding first five Robert du Preez to drive them around the park with his boot and if the forwards can lay a solid platform then the Sharks have some attacking talent outwide with the likes of Lwazi Mvovo, Lukhanyo Am, Sibusiso Nkosi.
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  • It's week 8 of Super Rugby and this weeks action gets underway from McClean Park in Napier with the Hurricanes playing host to the Sharks. The Hurricanes come into this match leading the New Zealand Conference and will be looking for a win to cement their position at the top, while the Sharks are flying high after their comprehensive win over the Blues last week and will fancy their chances of causing another upset here tonight.
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