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42
FT
Sharks
SHA
Super Rugby
Friday 05 April 2019, 1:10pm EDT

Lions v Sharks

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Key Events

  • ConversionCurwin Bosch
    80+2'
  • FT
  • TRY!Aphelele Fassi
    80'
  • TRY!Sylvian Mahuza
    78'
  • ConversionCurwin Bosch
    72'
  • TRY!Thomas du Toit
    71'
  • Penalty GoalCurwin Bosch
    47'
  • HT
  • TRY!Makazole Mapimpi
    37'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    30'
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    27'
  • TRY!Lukhanyo Am
    26'
  • TRY!Makazole Mapimpi
    21'
  • TRY!Jacques Vermeulen
    18'
  • Yellow CardRhyno Herbst
    10'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
322
645
Metres
27
57
Carries
16
36
Defenders beaten
6
17
Clean breaks
106
188
Passes
6
20
Offloads
21
12
Turnovers conceded
7
10
Turnovers won
150
94
Tackles
36
16
Missed tackles
Lions T C P
15 Andries Coetzee 0 0 0
14 Tyrone Green 0 0 0
13 Aphiwe Dyantyi 0 0 0
12 Lionel Mapoe 0 0 0
11 Courtnall Skosan 0 0 0
10 Elton Jantjies 0 0 0
9 Ross Cronje 0 0 0
1 Sithembiso Sithole 0 0 0
2 Malcolm Marx 0 0 0
3 Carlu Sadie 0 0 0
4 Rhyno Herbst 0 0 0
5 Marvin Orie 0 0 0
6 Marnus Schoeman 0 0 0
7 Cyle Brink 0 0 0
8 Ruan Vermaak 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Jan-Henning Campher 0 0 0
17 Nathan McBeth 0 0 0
18 Jacobie Adriaanse 0 0 0
19 Wilhelm van der Sluys 0 0 0
20 Stephan Lewies 0 0 0
21 Nic Groom 0 0 0
22 Hacjivah Dayimani 0 0 0
23 Sylvian Mahuza 1 0 0
Sharks T C P
15 Curwin Bosch 0 2 1
14 Lwazi Mvovo 0 0 0
13 Lukhanyo Am 1 0 0
12 Andre Esterhuizen 0 0 0
11 Makazole Mapimpi 2 0 0
10 Robert du Preez 0 1 1
9 Louis Schreuder 0 0 0
1 Tendai Mtawarira 0 0 0
2 Kerron van Vuuren 0 0 0
3 Coenraad Oosthuizen 0 0 0
4 Ruben van Heerden 0 0 0
5 Hyron Andrews 0 0 0
6 Luke Stringer 0 0 0
7 Jacques Vermeulen 1 0 0
8 Daniel du Preez 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Fezokuhle Mbatha 0 0 0
17 Juan Schoeman 0 0 0
18 Thomas du Toit 1 0 0
19 JJ van der Mescht 0 0 0
20 Phillip Van Der Walt 0 0 0
21 Grant Williams 0 0 0
22 Jacobus Van Wyk 0 0 0
23 Aphelele Fassi 1 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
5 Lions 46 22
6 Sharks 51 22
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  • FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds to bring to an end a stunning performance from the Sharks that will send shockwaves throughout the entire competition.  Right from the outset, the visitors were dominant in every aspect of the match including, most importantly, on the scoreboard - the Sharks ran in six tries to one to record a thumping 42-5 bonus point victory over the Lions that will send them straight to the top of the South African conference.
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Sharks (Curwin Bosch) 42-5 Sharks
    80'+3''
  • The Sharks complete the demolition with a try after the final siren!  Curwin Bosch has the try line at his mercy but he unselfishly draws in the defence before putting Aphelele Fassi over in the corner with a bullet-like pass.
    80'+2''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Aphelele Fassi) 40-5 Sharks
    80'+2''
  • MISS! No time is wasted with the conversion attempt but it is unsuccessful.
    80''
  • The Lions are on the scoreboard!  It wasn't pretty in the build up but the Lions manage to create the overlap out to the right - the ball ends in the hands of Sylvian Mahuza who, with blistering pace, leaves the Sharks' defence in his wake on his way to the try line.
    79''
  • Try
    TRY! Lions (Sylvian Mahuza) 35-5 Sharks
    77''
  • A penalty against the Sharks at scrum time will give Jantjies a chance to kick for touch and relieve some pressure on the hosts' defence.
    76''
  • The Sharks, hungry for more points, pile more pressure on the besieged Lions' defence - a sweetly struck nudge from Robert du Preez finds the touch line just 5m out from the Lions' line.
    74''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Sharks (Curwin Bosch) 35-0 Sharks
    73''
  • The Sharks strike for the first try of the second half!  With all the momentum going one way, there is little the backpedalling Lions' defence can do to prevent Thomas du Toit from crashing over from close range.
    71''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Thomas du Toit) 33-0 Sharks
    70''
  • MISS! Bosch has a crack from long range with an ambitious drop goal attempt but he doesn't get the contact he was after and the ball lands well out to the right hand side.
    69''
  • Penalty to the Sharks!  The kick for touch is successful and the visitors will set up for the lineout just 5m out from the Lions' line.
    69''
  • Makazole Mapimpi dabs a kick into the in-goal area however Aphiwe Dyantyi wins the race for the bouncing ball for the Lions and play will restart with a 22-metre drop-out.
    66''
  • Am has numbers out to his left but he can't hang onto the ball which is like a cake of soap at the moment!
    65''
  • Good work in close from the Sharks who have inched their way within 10m of the try line - but they will advance no further with the ball being jarred loose by the Lions' defence.
    61''
  • MISS! Bosch has dragged his penalty goal attempt away to the left and the flags stay down.
    61''
  • Penalty to the Sharks following a Lions' infringement at the breakdown!  It's a lot closer to the posts this time with Bosch to line up from 40m out on a slight angle.
    60''
  • The Lions have found some space out on the right after some quick thinking from Jantjies whose kick across the field lands in the arms of the unmarked Green.
    58''
  • Lionel Mapoe hooks the pass over the top to Andries Coetzee however the Lions' full-back cannot hang onto the slippery ball - a chance for the Sharks to set up in attacking territory with the scrum feed inside the Lions' 10m line.
    55''
  • A promising build up from the Lions comes to nought after Jantjies was smashed in the tackle and lost the ball forward.  It's a scrum feed to the Sharks just short of their 10m line.
    53''
  • Penalty to the Lions!  It's against the Sharks for an infringement in the scrum - with the resultant kick, Jantjies finds touch inside the Sharks' 22 to give the home side their best attacking opportunity of the match so far.
    50''
  • A stunning strike from Bosch beyond the half way line has the distance and the accuracy - the Sharks extend their half time lead with the first points of the second half.
    48''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Sharks (Curwin Bosch) 28-0 Sharks
    48''
  • Outstanding work over the ball from Andre Esterhuizen is rewarded with a penalty - it's inside the Lions' half but Bosch will line up a monster penalty goal attempt.
    46''
  • A solid shove from both sets of forwards however the scrum has wheeled through 90 degrees and so will be reset - it's the Lions with the feed just over half way for the home side.
    44''
  • Ross Cronje makes the break for the home side with an excellent run - the scrum half reaches the Lions' 10m line before running into Lwazi Mvovo who stands his ground with a strong tackle.
    42''
  • The rain has gotten heavier during the break making for some difficult conditions at the start of the second half.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - Can the Lions get back into this contest?  Let's find out as Elton Jantjies kicks off to begin the second half.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - The half time whistle could not come quickly enough for the Lions!  The Sharks completely dominated the opening 40 minutes piling on four unanswered tries and they head to the change rooms already in bonus point territory.  It's a long way back for the Lions at the break with the Sharks ahead 25-0.
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  • MISS! Robert du Preez has had some difficult conversion attempts in this first half and this one is no different - from out wide, the fly-half has once again pushed his kick away to the right.
    40''
  • This has been complete domination from the Sharks in the first half!  The Lions' defence is one again caught short out to the left - a sharp pass opens up the try line and Makazole Mapimpi beats the tackle of Elton Jantjies to find the chalk.
    38''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Makazole Mapimpi) 25-0 Sharks
    37''
  • Rain is starting to fall in Johannesburg which will make for some slippery conditions approaching half time.
    36''
  • All of the key stats are reflecting the one-sided scoreline - the Sharks have enjoyed 77% of possession whilst the Lions have missed 21 tackles compared to the visitors' 1.
    32''
  • Lukhanyo Am is one-on-one way out to the left with the try line wide open however he can't sneak past Tyrone Green who has come up with a brilliant try-saving tackle.
    29''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 17-0 Sharks
    29''
  • The Sharks are running run in the first half at Emirates Airlines Park!  Brilliant interplay amongst forwards and backs with Hyron Andrews popping the pass up to Lukhanyo Am and the outside centre slides through a gaping hole in the Lions' defence before stepping away to score.
    27''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Lukhanyo Am) 15-0 Sharks
    26''
  • MISS!  Robert du Preez starts the conversion attempt on line however it swings away to the right hand side.
    25''
  • The Sharks have two in a row!  Bosch slices open the Lions' defence with a slashing run - he is closed down by the Lions' defence near half way but manages to release the pass to Makazole Mapimpi who finishes the job with an electrifying burst down the left hand side.
    24''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Makazole Mapimpi) 10-0 Sharks
    23''
  • MISS!  The flags stay down on the Robert du Preez conversion attempt.
    22''
  • The Sharks draw first blood in Johannesburg!  With the Lions still a man down in defence, the Sharks take full advantage spreading the ball quickly to the left where the visitors have all the numbers - the unmarked Jacques Vermeulen receives the last pass before ducking inside the tackle and finding the try line.
    20''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Jacques Vermeulen) 5-0 Sharks
    19''
  • Going to ground, Lwazi Mvovo tries to get the pass away to Andre Esterhuizen however the Sharks' inside centre cannot hang onto an awkward ball low down - scrum feed to the Lions. 
    17''
  • The Lions are penalised for an infringement in the scrum and, with a successful kick for touch, Robert du Preez has the Sharks once again back in attacking territory.
    14''
  • A perfectly placed box kick from Ross Cronje bounces into touch just outside the Lions' 22, relieiving pressure on the defence of the home side which has had to do plenty of work so far.
    12''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD LIONS - Referee Michael Fraser loses patience with the Lions who have committed multiple infringements defending their line and he banishes Rhyno Herbst to the sin bin for a no-arms tackle.
    10''
  • Consecutive penalties to the Sharks who have dominated the opening minutes of this first half and have the Lions pinned down hard up against their own line.
    8''
  • Penalty to the Sharks!  Lionel Mapoe is pinged for a high tackle and the visitors will kick for the corner to set up a line out just 5m out from the Lions' line.
    7''
  • Elton Jantjies pops the pass up for Ruan Vermaak however the number 8 spills the pass - scrum feed to the Sharks in attacking territory.
    5''
  • On the back of a slashing run from Bosch, the Sharks surge back inside Lions' territory - the visitors have had the best of the opening exchanges!
    3''
  • The Sharks go on the front foot early stringing together 7 phases inside Lions' territory however they run out of room on the left hand side and Makazole Mapimpi is muscled over the touch line.
    2''
  • FIRST HALF - Curwin Bosch sends the kick off to the Lions' 22 and we are underway in the first half.
    1''
  • After a bright start to their 2019 campaign, the Sharks have hit some potholes in recent times with just one win from their past four fixtures.  They currently sit in third position in the South African conference and will be desperate to atone for a narrow loss last week against the Bulls when they were sunk by the very last kick of the match.
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  • After a stuttering start to the season, the Lions have hit some good form of late.  They come into this evening's match on the back of three wins in a row and will be looking for a win to consolidate their spot at the top of the tight South African conference.
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  • Welcome to Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg where Round 8 continues with the clash between the Lions and the Sharks.
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