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As it happened: Currie Cup final - WP 12-17 Sharks

WP lock JD Schickerling on the charge against the Sharks (Gallo Images)
WP lock JD Schickerling on the charge against the Sharks (Gallo Images)
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27 Oct 2018

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Stay tuned to Sport24 for reaction following the Sharks' victory. And also for the Springbok squad announced at about 19:00 tonight...

27 Oct 2018

MATCH REPORT: Sharks punish error-prone WP to win 2018 Currie Cup

27 Oct 2018

Even though they were bossed at scrum time, the Sharks dominated the physical exchanges.

WP will wonder how they lost 6 lineouts and quite frankly never looked like scoring. They have a reputation for failing to pitch in big games at home and today was another case in point.

27 Oct 2018

Well done to the Sharks who claim a well-deserved victory over an error-prone Western Province!

27 Oct 2018

FULL-TIME: Western Province 12-17 Sharks

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80'- The Sharks win possession and boot it out to end the game...

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80'- Another reset scrum as the clock goes over 80-minutes...

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79'- The Sharks have a scrum inside the final minute. They just need to secure possession for a few seconds and the title will be theirs...

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78'- The Sharks pounce on another WP error and will now just look to wind the clock down...

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76'- WP looking to run it out from inside their own half, but quickly lose possession. Their ball-retention has been well below par today..

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74'- Willemse slots the PENALTY.

WP 12-17 Sharks

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73'- Willemse is now at flyhalf for WP as they win a kickable penalty. He will line up a shot from about 40m out.

This will be WP's final chance...

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72'- WP sub: Kriel on for Stander.

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71'- Robert du Preez slots the CONVERSION to in all likelihood seal the win.

WP 9-17 Sharks

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70'- TRY to the Sharks as Tyler Paul rounds off a move that was started in their own 22m area...

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68' - Pressure on the Sharks as Van Wyk fails to handle a high ball... but moments later WP again lose possession allowing the Sharks to counter...

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65'- Yet another lost lineout for WP. I think that's 6 now...

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65'- A Sharks turnover brings relief for the visitors. Their defence has been outstanding today...

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64'- WP sub: Kumbirai on for Louw.

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64' - Stander's kick is a massive one and brings play into the red zone...

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63'- Another massive WP scrum sees them win a penalty. It allows Stander the opportunity to set up a lineout inside Sharks territory...

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62'- Sharks sub: Wright on at scrumhalf for Schreuder.

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ATTENDANCE: 27 600.

Still a poor crowd for a Currie Cup final...

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61'- More misery on attack for WP as Willemse throws a forward pass to Engelbrecht.

The WP attack from the regular season is nowhere to be seen today...

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60'- Sharks sub: Van Wyk on for Bosch.

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60'- Another 1-minute water break with the Sharks leading WP by 10-9.

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59'- Bosch's attempt has the legs but is away to the right...

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58'- A kickable penalty for the Sharks as WP are pinged for sacking a maul. It's just inside the WP half and Bosch will line up a shot at goal...

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56'- I'm also not quite sure I understand WP's decision to take off their captain with more than a quarter of the game left...

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56'- A knock on from Ntubeni scuppers a promising attacking opportunity for WP. The home side's performance has been littered by errors thus far...

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55'- WP subs: Coetzee on for Notshe, Moerat on for Van Zyl.

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53' - Another lost lineout by WP... they cannot build pressure without the foundation of a strong lineout...

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51'- PENALTY slotted by Robert du Preez.

WP 9-10 Sharks

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50'- But TMO Shaun Veldsman says there was a high tackle from a WP player. This time the Sharks will line up a shot at goal...

27 Oct 2018

50'- NO TRY as replays shot Du Preez had knocked on. Great scrambling defence from WP replacement hooker Ntubeni...

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50'- The Sharks get an opportunity to hit back immediately but it appears Dan du Preez has knocked on with the tryline at his mercy...

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49'- A big blow for WP though as Marais leaves the field injured. He is replaced by JJ Engelbrecht.

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49'- Marais' PENALTY puts WP back in the lead.

WP 9-7 Sharks

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48'- A kickable penalty for WP as Sharks No 8 Dan du Preez is pinged for a lifting tackle...

Marais will line up a shot at goal...

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48' - Pressure on the Sharks as WP steal the lineout...

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47'- A clever kick by Willemse in behind the Sharks defence sets up a lineout inside the Sharks 22m area...

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46'- Du Preez CONVERTS with his second attempt.

WP 6-7 Sharks

27 Oct 2018

45'- Du Preez misses the easy conversion, but the referee gives him another chance as he said WP had charged early...
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