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Sharks
10
40
Full Time
Bulls
BUL
Super Rugby
Saturday 14 April 2018, 11:15am EDT

Sharks v Bulls

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  • FT
  • TRY!John-Ben Kotze
    79'
  • ConversionManie Libbok
    78'
  • TRY!Warrick Gelant
    77'
  • Yellow CardThomas du Toit
    47'
  • PENALTY TRY!
    46'
  • HT
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    39'
  • TRY!Andre Esterhuizen
    38'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    25'
  • TRY!Adriaan Strauss
    24'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    9'
  • TRY!Warrick Gelant
    7'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    5'
  • TRY!Warrick Gelant
    4'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    2'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
288
277
Metres
37
18
Carries
20
9
Defenders beaten
6
2
Clean breaks
94
100
Passes
14
5
Offloads
20
11
Turnovers conceded
3
10
Turnovers won
57
91
Tackles
9
20
Missed tackles
Sharks T C P
15 Curwin Bosch 0 0 0
14 Sibusiso Nkosi 0 0 0
13 Lukhanyo Am 0 0 0
12 Andre Esterhuizen 1 0 0
11 Lwazi Mvovo 0 0 0
10 Robert du Preez 0 1 1
9 Louis Schreuder 0 0 0
1 Juan Schoeman 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 Armand van der Merwe 0 0 0
17 Mzamo Majola 0 0 0
18 John-Hubert Meyer 0 0 0
19 Tyler Paul 0 0 0
20 Daniel du Preez 0 0 0
21 Cameron Wright 0 0 0
22 Marius Louw 0 0 0
23 Jacobus Van Wyk 0 0 0
Bulls T C P
15 Warrick Gelant 3 0 0
14 John-Ben Kotze 1 0 0
13 Jesse Kriel 0 0 0
12 Burger Odendaal 0 0 0
11 Divan Rossouw 0 0 0
10 Handre Pollard 0 3 0
9 Ivan van Zyl 0 0 0
1 Pierre Schoeman 0 0 0
2 Adriaan Strauss 1 0 0
3 Trevor Nyakane 0 0 0
4 RG Snyman 0 0 0
5 Lodewyk De Jager 0 0 0
6 Marco van Staden 0 0 0
7 Thembelani Bholi 0 0 0
8 Hanro Liebenberg 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Jaco Visagie 0 0 0
17 Lizo Gqoboka 0 0 0
18 Frans van Wyk 0 0 0
19 Jason Jenkins 0 0 0
20 Roelof Smit 0 0 0
21 Andre Riaan Warner 0 0 0
22 Manie Libbok 0 1 0
23 Duncan Matthews 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
9 Sharks 36
12 Bulls 29
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  • FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds in Durban!  An incredible performance from the Bulls who ran in 6 tries, including a penalty try, to record a comprehensive 40-10 victory over the Sharks who barely fired a shot in difficult conditions this evening.  The result propels the Bulls into second place on the South African conference table leapfrogging the Sharks who drop down to third position.
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  • The Bulls close out a superb performance with a try on the last play of the match!  The visitors fling the ball out to the left where John-Ben Kotze is standing unmarked and the winger crosses just inside the corner flag.
    80'+2''
  • MISS! The flags stay down on the conversion attempt from Manie Libbok and that will be the ball game!
    80'+2''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (John-Ben Kotze) 40-10 Bulls
    80'''
  • Some icing on the cake for the Bulls and in particular Warrick Gelant who crosses to score his hat-trick try!  The ball falls to the full back who cleverly chips ahead into open space before following up strongly to touch down beside the posts.
    79''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Manie Libbok) 35-10 Bulls
    78''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Warrick Gelant) 33-10 Bulls
    77''
  • A penalty to the Sharks who again take the quick tap before edging inside the Bulls' 22 - however time is now against the home side with a bonus point probably the best that the home team can hope for.
    74''
  • So close for the Sharks!  The home side take the quick tap from the penalty catching the Bulls' defence on the back foot - they surge inside the 22 but Daniel du Preez is unable to hang onto the wet ball and the opportunity is lost.
    71''
  • This second half is turning into a real arm wrestle with the wet ball thwarting any ambitions either side have of playing some open, running rugby.
    68''
  • The scrum goes down and will be reset - the slippery conditions are making it extremely difficult for the two packs to find a solid footing.
    65''
  • The Bulls have the scrum feed in an attacking position following a knock on from the hand of Curwin Bosch - a try here would just about snuff out any chance the Sharks have of mounting a late challenge.
    62''
  • We enter the final quarter of this match with the Bulls seemingly well in control of this match - there is still enough time for the Sharks to mount a comeback but they just haven't been able to click into gear at any stage so far this evening.
    61''
  • A slick offload from Curwin Bosch opens up the right flank for Lukhanyo Am however the winger's attempted kick downfield is deflected into touch by Warrick Gelant.
    58''
  • The good news for the Sharks is that Thomas du Toit has served his time in the sin bin and so the home side are back to 15 men.
    57''
  • Handré Pollard is taken out in the air by Ruan Botha and, with the resultant penalty, the Bulls have a chance to once again go right on the front foot.
    55''
  • Handré Pollard links up cleverly with Divan Rossouw inside the Bulls' 22 and, with a long kick downfield, the visitors exit their own half.
    53''
  • The Bulls' rolling maul goes to ground and the Sharks have won a vital turnover - the home side has the scrum feed right on their 22m line.
    50''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD! Thomas du Toit has been handed a yellow card for his involvement in the penalty try and will sit out the next 10 minutes in the sin bin.
    50''
  • It's a penalty try to the Bulls!  Referee Egon Seconds does not hesitate in pointing to the spot after ruling that the Bulls were denied a try by some cynical play from the Sharks after the maul collapsed.
    48''
  • Try
    PENALTY TRY! Bulls 28-10 Bulls
    48''
  • Handré Pollard chips across the field with the penalty advantage being played - it comes to nought and so, with the penalty, Pollard will kick for touch just 5m out from the Sharks' line.
    46''
  • And here comes the rain!  The fans in the stand head for cover as the weather closes in with conditions set to become extremely tricky for both sides in this second half.
    43''
  • The space opens up down the left hand side for the Sharks however Curwin Bosch cannot hang onto the pass from Lwazi Mvovo and the opportunity has been lost.
    42''
  • SECOND HALF - The Bulls kick off to get the second half underway.
    41''
  • HALF TIME - The whistle sounds for half time in Durban!  An outstanding first half from the Bulls who took it right up to the home side by scoring the first three tries of the match.  The Sharks hit back with a try in the last minute of the half but they still have plenty of work to do to get back into the contest.  Going into the rooms, it is the Sharks ahead by 21-10 over the Bulls.
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  • The Sharks have their first try of the match!  Andre Esterhuizen has plenty of work to do in the face of some heavy defence but with a powerful leg drive he muscles his way over the line to score an important five-pointer.
    40'''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 21-10 Bulls
    40''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Andre Esterhuizen) 21-8 Bulls
    39''
  • The Sharks need to come up with some points from this attacking foray - they have turned down a shot at goal on 5 occasions and have failed to make it count on the scoreboard every time.
    38''
  • A penalty to the Sharks and they will set up the line out deep in Bulls' territory after Robert du Preez's kick for touch finds the line inside the 22,
    37''
  • The Sharks, up against some ferocious defence from the Bulls, have come up empty handed once again with the home side losing the ball forward in contact.
    36''
  • A repeat penalty for the Sharks this time against the Bulls for offside - the home side will take the quick tap just 10m away from the try line.
    34''
  • A crucial 7 or so minutes left until half time - they desperately need to hit the scoreboard before the break to give them some momentum going into the second half.
    34''
  • The home side find some voice with the home side winning a penalty deep in Bulls' territory - it's against Lood de Jager for not rolling away after the tackle.
    32''
  • The Sharks win the turnover and the home side win a brief respite - they have been under enormous pressure defensively right from the kick off.
    31''
  • A second consecutive penalty to the Bulls who are once again applying the blowtorch to the Sharks defence - the visitors set up for the line out just 5m away from the Sharks' line.
    30''
  • Outstanding field position here for the Bulls once again!  A perfectly placed kick has Curwin Bosch in a no-win situation and, as soon as he picks up the ball, he is bundled into touch by Warrick Gelant.
    28''
  • The Bulls are over for try number 3!  Outstanding set piece play from the visitors who march the rolling maul forward right to the Sharks' line before Adriaan Strauss, taking his chance, dives over and finds the paint.
    27''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handré Pollard) 21-3 Bulls
    27''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Adriaan Strauss) 19-3 Bulls
    26''
  • Trevor Nyakane keeps his feet over the ball and wins the penalty for the Bulls in a dangerous attacking position.
    24''
  • MISS! A chance for Robert du Preez to post some much needed points for the home side however he has dragged the relatively straight forward penalty goal attempt away to the left.
    23''
  • Outstanding defence from the Bulls!  Under enormous pressure right on their own line, the visitors have been awarded a penalty - terrific play from Marco van Staden whose strength over the ball was rewarded with the penalty.
    20''
  • A penalty to the Sharks against Adriaan Strauss and so Robert du Preez will kick for touch to take the home side within 5m of the Bulls' line.
    16''
  • The Bulls have dominated the opening quarter of an hour with the stats showing they have enjoyed 87% of possession so far.
    15''
  • Jesse Kriel puts through a grubber kick out to the left where Curwin Bosch does well to gather the bouncing ball before being absolutely crunched in the tackle!
    11''
  • Warrick Gelant is over for his, and the Bulls, second try of this first half!  Spotting a gap in behind the defence, Warrick Gelant toes the ball through before following up and touching down just inside the dead-ball line.
    10''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handré Pollard) 14-3 Bulls
    10''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Warrick Gelant) 12-3 Bulls
    9''
  • After a lengthy review of the tape, the video is inconclusive and so the on-field decision of a try will stand!
    8''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handré Pollard) 7-3 Bulls
    8''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Warrick Gelant) 5-3 Bulls
    7''
  • The delightfully weighted chip ahead from Handré Pollard falls into the arms of Warrick Gelant who crosses and claims the try - referee Egon Seconds wants to check the replay to make sure that Warrick Gelant was behind the kicker and so was onside.
    5''
  • Conditions are wet and windy in Durban which will certainly make conditions tricky for all players this afternoon.
    3''
  • Robert du Preez makes no mistake with his kick and so the Sharks take an early lead.
    3''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 3-0 Sharks
    2''
  • An early penalty against Lood de Jager,for not rolling away after the tackle and so it will be Robert du Preez to line up for the first points of the afternoon.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF - The Sharks kick off and we are underway in the first half!
    1''
  • We are not far away from a start with both sides making their way out onto a windswept Kings Park.
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  • Welcome to Kings Park in Durban where week 9 concludes with the clash between the Sharks and the Bulls.
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