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Sharks
16
19
FT
Bulls
BUL
Super Rugby
Saturday 30 March 2019, 7:05am MDT

Sharks v Bulls

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  • FT
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    78'
  • TRY!Andre Esterhuizen
    70'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    67'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    61'
  • Red CardArmand van der Merwe
    56'
  • Red CardSchalk Brits
    56'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    52'
  • TRY!Jesse Kriel
    51'
  • TRY!Daniel du Preez
    40'
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    27'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    4'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    2'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
351
211
Metres
38
27
Carries
19
14
Defenders beaten
10
6
Clean breaks
155
94
Passes
11
6
Offloads
16
16
Turnovers conceded
6
5
Turnovers won
92
127
Tackles
14
19
Missed tackles
Sharks T C P
15 Aphelele Fassi 0 0 0
14 Lwazi Mvovo 0 0 0
13 Lukhanyo Am 0 0 0
12 Andre Esterhuizen 1 0 0
11 Makazole Mapimpi 0 0 0
10 Robert du Preez 0 0 2
9 Louis Schreuder 0 0 0
1 Tendai Mtawarira 0 0 0
2 Armand van der Merwe 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 0 0 0
8 Daniel du Preez 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Kerron van Vuuren 0 0 0
17 Thomas du Toit 0 0 0
18 Khuthuzani Mchunu 0 0 0
19 Gideon Koegelenberg 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 Curwin Bosch 0 0 0
Bulls T C P
15 Divan Rossouw 0 0 0
14 Cornal Hendricks 0 0 0
13 Jesse Kriel 1 0 0
12 Burger Odendaal 0 0 0
11 Rosko Speckman 0 0 0
10 Handre Pollard 0 1 4
9 Embrose Papier 0 0 0
1 Lizo Gqoboka 0 0 0
2 Schalk Brits 0 0 0
3 Trevor Nyakane 0 0 0
4 Jason Jenkins 0 0 0
5 Eli Snyman 0 0 0
6 Ruan Steenkamp 0 0 0
7 Hanro Liebenberg 0 0 0
8 Duane Vermeulen 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Corniel Els 0 0 0
17 Simphiwe Matanzima 0 0 0
18 Conraad Van Vuuren 0 0 0
19 Jannes Kirsten 0 0 0
20 Tim Agaba 0 0 0
21 Ivan van Zyl 0 0 0
22 Manie Libbok 0 0 0
23 John-Ben Kotze 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
6 Sharks 51 22
4 Bulls 54 23
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  • FULL TIME - The Bulls scramble the ball into touch and that will be the ball game!  An explosive second half that saw two red cards and a stunning conclusion with a Pollard penalty goal in the final minute the only difference between the two sides.  The Sharks edged ahead on a couple of occasions but the Bulls were able to dig deep and find a response on each occasion.  Both sides didn't give an inch but it is the Bulls who have emerged victorious with a 19-16 win that sees them leap to second place in the South African conference.
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  • The Bulls have taken back the lead!  Pollard coolly slots the penalty goal from right in front giving the Bulls the lead with less than a minute left on the clock.
    80''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 19-16 Bulls
    80''
  • Penalty to the Bulls!  A massive shove from the Bulls' scrum completely disintegrates the Sharks' forward pack and it will be Pollard to line up from right in front of the posts to try and put the Bulls into the lead.
    78''
  • A break in play with referee Fraser having a few technical issues with the communications system - a chance for players on both sides to catch their breath and steel themselves for the final two and a half minutes of what has been a brutal contest!
    78''
  • Bosch, with excellent composure, does superbly under the high ball before gaining some valuable metres for the Sharks with a weaving run up towards the half way line.
    77''
  • MISS!  The conversion attempt from Robert du Preez looks good off the boot and goes agonisingly close to putting the Sharks into the lead however the flags stay down - scores are tied with just over five minutes left on the clock!
    75''
  • Scores are level in Durban!  Through sheer attrition, the Sharks manage to wear down the determined Bulls' defence with the visitors unable to prevent the raging bull, Andre Esterhuizen, from crashing over from close range.  It will be Robert du Preez to line up the conversion to try and put the Sharks into the lead!
    74''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Andre Esterhuizen) 16-16
    73''
  • Lukhanyo Am almost slices through the Bulls' defence within touching distance of the try line however Pollard hangs on for dear life and somehow manages to bring the Sharks' centre down just short of the chalk.
    70''
  • No mistake on this occasion as Pollard pilots home his third penalty goal of the match giving the Bulls a five-point buffer.
    69''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 16-11 Bulls
    68''
  • MISS! With the penalty advantage being played, Pollard drops back into the pocket and lets fly with a drop goal attempt however his kick has faded away to the right.  Advantage is still with the Bulls.
    66''
  • Divan Rossouw looks to pile the pressure on Curwin Bosch who is fresh onto the field but the youngster is more than up to the task, claiming the mark inside the Sharks' 22.
    64''
  • Robert du Preez makes no mistake with his kick as the Sharks edge within two points of the Bulls with less than a quarter of the match to play.
    62''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 13-11 Bulls
    62''
  • A solid Sharks' scrum is rewarded with a penalty and it will be Robert du Preez to line up from point blank range to try and cut the margin.
    60''
  • Red Card
    RED CARD SHARKS!  Both sides will play out the match with 14 men with Armand van der Merwe also handed a straight red card for throwing multiple punches that struck the face of Britts on the ground.
    58''
  • Red Card
    RED CARD BULLS!  Schalk Britts' afternoon is over for his role in the altercation - it was the Bulls' hooker who sparked the confrontation after he landed the first blow.
    57''
  • A nasty scuffle breaks out between Armand van der Merwe and Schalk Britts with punches thrown and a couple hitting the target!  Both players could be in hot water here with referee Fraser having a closer look at the replay.
    57''
  • Penalty to the Sharks as tempers threaten to boil over!  Cornal Hendricks played the ball in an offside position and it will be Robert du Preez to set up the line out for the Sharks with a kick into the corner.
    55''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 13-8 Bulls
    54''
  • The Bulls edge ahead once again in Durban!  The visitors spin wide from the base of the scrum with Burger Odendaal blasting a massive hole in the defensive line with an explosive burst - the inside centre hands off to his centre partner Jesse Kriel who strides away to dot down under the posts.
    53''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Jesse Kriel) 11-8 Bulls
    52''
  • Under immense pressure over the ball, Duane Vermeulen somehow manages to keep his feet and win a crucial turnover for the Bulls.
    48''
  • The Sharks have certainly lifted their intensity early in the second however a promising build up comes to nought with the Bulls winning a crucial turnover right on their own 22.
    46''
  • We have a break in play with Hanro Liebenberg flat on his back in the middle of the field receiving medical treatment.
    45''
  • MISS!  In the breezy conditions, Robert du Preez attempts to ride home the conversion attempt on the breeze however he has hung it out too far to the left.
    44''
  • A dream start to the second half for the Sharks!  Superb interplay between the forwards and backs with a chain of quick and accurate passes creating a huge overlap to the left - there are any number of unmarked Sharks waiting in line but it is Dan du Preez who slides over.
    42''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Daniel du Preez) 8-6 Sharks
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - Second spot in the South African conference is on the line as Robert du Preez kicks off to get us back underway.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - It wasn't always pretty but a bruising first half in Durban comes to an end.  Defence was the name of the game in the opening forty minutes with neither side able to find a way to the try line.  Both sides had two penalty goal attempts with the accuracy of Pollard giving the Bulls a narrow 6-3 advantage over the Sharks at half time.
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  • The siren has sounded for half time but the Sharks are not ready to head to the sheds just yet - the home side shift the ball around, looking for a way to break down the Bulls' defence.
    40'''
  • Aphelele Fassi gets crunched in the tackle which results in the full-back losing control of the ball - from the turnover, the Bulls will look to build an attack from half way.
    39''
  • We enter a crucial phase of this first half with less than four minutes remaining until the break - if either side is able to break the deadlock here it would give them huge momentum going into the second half.
    37''
  • The full-blooded pass from Pollard to Divan Rossouw doesn't go to hand cleanly and the Sharks are waiting to pounce - a terrific chance here for the Sharks to strike on the counter-attack.
    36''
  • Tendai Mtawarira is penalised at scrum time gifting the Bulls an easy exit - Polllard's kick for touch finds the line over half way.
    32''
  • Robert du Preez looks to poke a kick into the corner in behind the Bulls' defence but he doesn't get the bounce he was after and Cornal Hendricks is able to escort the ball into the in-goal area for a 22m restart.
    30''
  • No problems for Pollard from right in front of the posts and the Bulls edge ahead as we approach the half hour mark of what has been a tight and tough first half so far.
    29''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 6-3 Bulls
    28''
  • The Sharks are penalised for offside that will give Pollard a chance to kick the Bulls into the lead.
    27''
  • Some sloppy handling from the Sharks with two knock-ons in the same passage of play - the second error, from du Preez, will result in a scrum feed to the Bulls just outside the Sharks' 22.
    23''
  • The Sharks are penalised for a scrum infringement - Pollard finds touch for the Bulls with the resultant kick, taking play all the way up to the home side's 22m line.
    22''
  • Rosko Speckman gets on the end of the pass from Schalk Brits and spins his way through the Sharks' defence but then loses the ball in the tackle.
    19''
  • MISS!  It's very tricky conditions for the kickers this afternoon with a stiff breeze swirling around Kings Park - Robert du Preez's penalty goal attempt starts on line but then drifts away to the right hand side.
    18''
  • Penalty to the Sharks!  This time the home side elect to frank their dominance of possession and territory with Robert du Preez to line up the posts from a slight angle.
    16''
  • The Sharks are pinged for a pre-engagement at scrum time and so the Bulls are awarded a timely free kick that will give the visitors a chance to exit their 22.
    15''
  • The no-arms clean out from van Heerden is given the all-clear and so the original penalty against the Bulls for not rolling away after the tackle will stand.
    15''
  • TMO!  The Sharks could be in some disciplinary hot water here with referee Fraser wanting to have a look at the clean out by Ruben van Heerden.
    14''
  • Decision time for the Sharks after the Bulls were penalised for offside - it's well within range of the posts however the home side, looking to go on the front foot, elect to deposit the ball into touch in the corner.
    12''
  • Referee Mike Fraser has a stern word with the front rowers.on both sides after having some problems setting the scrum.
    10''
  • NO TRY!  After a review of the tape, the TMO rules that the ball clipped the touch line by a blade of grass and has overturned the initial decision - a huge let off for the Bulls and Pollard in particular who completely misread the wicked bounce of the ball.
    8''
  • Try or no try!  Daniel du Preez is over in the corner but the referee wants to check whether the ball hit the touch line in the lead up - the on field decision is a try!
    8''
  • The Sharks hit back almost immediately with a sweetly struck penalty goal attempt from Robert du Preez splitting the uprights and levelling the scores.
    6''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 3-3
    5''
  • A confidence boosting start for the visitors with Handre Pollard sending his penalty goal attempt straight down the middle.
    3''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 3-0 Bulls
    3''
  • Perfect conditions for Super Rugby on a warm and sunny afternoon in Durban.
    2''
  • FIRST HALF - Handre Pollard sends the ball into the air and we are underway in the first half!
    1''
  • The Bulls will be hurting after suffering a crushing defeat at home last week at the hands of the Chiefs.  However, they have an excellent record against the Sharks and a win this afternoon would see them leap above this afternoon's opponents in the standings.
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  • The Sharks returned to the winner's list last week with a comprehensive victory over the Rebels and have a chance this afternoon to consolidate their second position in the South African conference.
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  • Round 7 of Super Rugby 2019 continues with a South African derby at Kings Park in Durban between the Sharks and the Bulls.
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