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Sharks
31
24
Full Time
Lions
LIO
Super Rugby
Saturday 30 June 2018, 11:15am EDT

Sharks v Lions

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  • FT
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    72'
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    69'
  • TRY!Lwazi Mvovo
    67'
  • Penalty GoalElton Jantjies
    64'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    62'
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    58'
  • TRY!Andre Esterhuizen
    58'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    40'
  • HT
  • TRY!Kwagga Smith
    39'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    38'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    17'
  • TRY!Cyle Brink
    16'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    12'
  • ConversionElton Jantjies
    8'
  • TRY!Ruan Combrinck
    7'
  • TRY!Daniel du Preez
    2'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
381
410
Metres
32
46
Carries
27
20
Defenders beaten
9
7
Clean breaks
103
188
Passes
9
14
Offloads
14
19
Turnovers conceded
9
9
Turnovers won
170
91
Tackles
20
27
Missed tackles
Sharks T C P
15 Curwin Bosch 0 0 0
14 Lwazi Mvovo 1 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 2 4
9 Cameron Wright 0 0 0
1 Tendai Mtawarira 0 0 0
2 Armand van der Merwe 0 0 0
3 Thomas du Toit 0 0 0
4 Tyler Paul 0 0 0
5 Ruan Botha 0 0 0
6 Phillip Van Der Walt 0 0 0
7 Jean-Luc du Preez 0 0 0
8 Daniel du Preez 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Chiliboy Ralepelle 0 0 0
17 Juan Schoeman 0 0 0
18 Ross Geldenhuys 0 0 0
19 Hyron Andrews 0 0 0
20 Jacques Vermeulen 0 0 0
21 Louis Schreuder 0 0 0
22 Marius Louw 0 0 0
23 Jacobus Van Wyk 0 0 0
Lions T C P
15 Andries Coetzee 0 0 0
14 Ruan Combrinck 1 0 0
13 Lionel Mapoe 0 0 0
12 Harold Vorster 0 0 0
11 Aphiwe Dyantyi 0 0 0
10 Elton Jantjies 0 3 1
9 Ross Cronje 0 0 0
1 Dylan Smith 0 0 0
2 Malcolm Marx 0 0 0
3 Ruan Dreyer 0 0 0
4 Marvin Orie 0 0 0
5 Franco Mostert 0 0 0
6 Kwagga Smith 1 0 0
7 Cyle Brink 1 0 0
8 Warren Whiteley 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Corne Fourie 0 0 0
17 Jacques Van Rooyen 0 0 0
18 Johannes Jonker 0 0 0
19 Lourens Erasmus 0 0 0
20 Hacjivah Dayimani 0 0 0
21 Marnus Schoeman 0 0 0
22 Nic Groom 0 0 0
23 Courtnall Skosan 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
9 Sharks 52 36
4 Lions 63 46
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  • FULL TIME; SHARKS 31, LIONS 24 - It's all over at Kings Park in Durban and the Sharks have snapped their seven-game losing sequence against the Lions. Having to do it the hard way, the Sharks have fought back from a 21-11 defecit at Half Time before a blistering second half sees them scorch home by seven points in a pulsating encounter.
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  • Incorrect entry from Smith and the chance is given to the Sharks to ice the game as du Preez points towards the posts. Lifting this one high off the tee, it's delivered straight over the black dot and the Sharks extend their lead to seven points.
    78''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL SHARKS! (Robert du Preez). SHARKS 31, LIONS 24.
    77''
  • du Preez is calm and collected as he lines up the crucial conversion attempt from five metres inside the left sideline. Struck cleanly once again, the ball is speared over the black dot and opens up an important four point lead for the locals..
    75''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION SHARKS! (Robert du Preez). SHARKS 28, LIONS 24.
    74''
  • A pivotal pass from Vorster as the Lions look to spread the ball down their right side. With Mvovo reading the play, he creeps up in the defensive line, steals the intercept and charges 70 metres upfield to the delight of Sharks fans. Game-turning moment right there..
    73''
  • Try
    TRY SHARKS! (Lwazi Mvovo). SHARKS 26, LIONS 24.
    72''
  • Hands in the ruck from Andrews and this one might come back to bite the Sharks as they're penalised at close range. With the three points on offer from less than 25 metres out, Jantjies hammers over the three and hands the Lions the lead.
    71''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL LIONS! (Elton Jantjies). SHARKS 21, LIONS 24.
    71''
  • Scores are level as Van Rooyen is now sprung for standing up at scrum time. With a shot from 35 metres out and just to the right of the posts, du Preez buries the three points on offer and we're back to all square with 11 minutes remaining. Still anyone's game..
    70''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL SHARKS! (Robert du Preez). SHARKS 21, LIONS 21.
    69''
  • du Preez ensures that the Sharks take the full complement of points on offer as he lines up tight on the left sideline. Guided towards the middle, the ball never deviates and splits the middle with ease. The Sharks are back in it and trail by three points..
    68''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION SHARKS! (Robert du Preez). SHARKS 18, LIONS 21.
    67''
  • Slick hands from the Sharks as they get themselves right back in the game. With a quick move down the left, the final pass is shifted to Esterhuizen who from close range, manages to keep his left foot just inside the field of play before dotting down from four metres out.
    66''
  • Try
    TRY SHARKS! (Andre Esterhuizen). SHARKS 16, LIONS 21.
    65''
  • The Sharks are out to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Lions which stretches back to April 2015. The last time in which the Sharks managed to beat the Lions was on February 21st 2015 when the Sharks prevailed 29-12 at home.
    63''
  • Since June 2011, there have been six Sharks vs Lions clashes where the Sharks have trailed at Half Time. The Sharks have emerged victorious in none of the six, recording five losses and one draw in this time.
    60''
  • In their last two visits to Kings Park, the Lions have run out victors against the Sharks, with the defecit becoming larger each time. The Lions having won by 15 points in April 2016 (24-9) and by 17 points in July 2017 (27-10).
    55''
  • Both of these teams fare badly when it comes to conceding tries between the 40th - 60th minute of matches. The Sharks having conceded 14 in this time stanza whilst the Lions have conceded one fewer with 13.
    50''
  • Between the 40th and 60th minute of matches in Super Rugby this season, no team has scored more tries than the Lions who have 20. Conversely for the Sharks, they sit in a tie for fourth-best with 13 for the same time period.
    45''
  • Underway in the second half..
    41''
  • HALF TIME; SHARKS 11, LIONS 21 - We're done for the first half at Kings Park and after opening the scoring early, it looked as though it might have been the Sharks day. Instead, the Lions were able to regroup strongly and on the back of strong guidance from Jantjies, Cronje and Brink, could be on the way to running out big victors. It's the Lions leading it by 10 at the break..
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  • Jantjies is once again on song as he lines his latest attempt up from eight metres inside the left sideline. Struck with incredible power and delivered flatly, it sails straight through the middle without so much as a curve on it. 
    40''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION LIONS! (Elton Jantjies). SHARKS 11, LIONS 21.
    39''
  • Spectacular ball movement from the Lions as Cronje fires a cut out ball across the line. Finding Marx who gallops down the left, he in turn draws the last defender before putting Smith clean through down the sideline. Slick points before the Half Time interval..
    38''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS! (Kwagga Smith). SHARKS 11, LIONS 19.
    37''
  • Much needed points for the Sharks as Orle is penalised for being offside. With only 30 metres to travel, du Preez hammers this one over the crossbar and brings the hosts back to within three points..
    36''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL SHARKS! (Robert du Preez). SHARKS 11, LIONS 14.
    35''
  • It looks as though the Lions have been a little hard done by as Whiteley angles across to the left from broken play. Linking with Jantjies with what appears to be a flat ball before the latter finds the tryline, it's sent upstairs. After being reviewed, Whiteley's pass is adjudged forward. Looked to be line-ball at best.
    34''
  • NO TRY LIONS! (Elton Jantjies). SHARKS 8, LIONS 14.
    33''
  • Easy pickings for Jantjies as he sets up in a similar position to his first conversion attempt of the night. From close on the right sideline, Jantjies swings this one over from 20 metres out and extends the Lions lead to six points.
    31''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION LIONS! (Elton Jantijies). SHARKS 8, LIONS 14.
    29''
  • Great movement again from the Lions as they exploit the Sharks left-side defence. With a flat ball being flung out wide, it's immediately pushed back infield to Brink. Looking beaten, Brink somehow manages to fend off Dyanti before charging the remaining 17 metres to the chalk. Classy.
    27''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS! (Cyle Brink). SHARKS 8, LIONS 12.
    25''
  • Now it's the Sharks who have a chance to hit back as a penalty for Mostert and Dreyer being offside is called. From 41 metres out, and just to the left of the posts, du Preez is all class as he bangs over the extras on offer. Fair arm wrestle this is turning out to be; Sharks by one point.
    20''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL SHARKS! (Robert du Preez). SHARKS 8, LIONS 7.
    18''
  • A fantastic conversion attempt from Jantjies as he sees himself hemmed in on the right sideline. On the preferred side for a left-footer, Jantjies hooks the ball off the tee and duly pots it over the black dot..
    16''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION LIONS! (Elton Jantjies). SHARKS 5, LIONS 7.
    15''
  • Terrific strikeback from the Lions as they close to within five metres of their chalk through a powerful surge. With great vision and angling out towards the right, Jantjies weighs up the scene before looping a terrific ball over the top which sees Combrinck race in untouched.
    13''
  • Try
    TRY LIONS! (Ruan Combrinck). SHARKS 5, LIONS 5.
    11''
  • du Preez with a pretty difficult shot to deal with first up as he sees himself five metres inside the right sideline. Struck nicely, it's fading away towards the middle but ends up snicking the left-hand upright and deflecting back into the field of play.
    9''
  • CONVERSION MISSED LIONS! (Robert du Preez). SHARKS 5, LIONS 0.
    8''
  • All the pressure on the Lions early in this encounter as a penalty close on their tryline sees them opting for a scrum. With a massive secondary shove, the rolling maul gets its way to within two metres of the line before du Preez breaks off to glide over.
    6''
  • Try
    TRY SHARKS! (Daniel du Preez). SHARKS 5, LIONS 0.
    4''
  • Underway in Durban..
    1''
  • Welcome to Kings Park in Durban as Week 17 Super Rugby continues with the Sharks entertaining the Lions..
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