0'
Match officials : Our referee is Ben Whitehouse. He will be assisted by Marius van der Westhuizen and Morne Ferreira. The TMO is Quinton Immelman.
0'
Zebre Parma : 15 Michelangelo Biondelli, 14 Jacopo Trulla, 13 Erich Cronjé, 12 Timothy O’Malley, 11 Simone Gesi, 10 Antonio Rizzi, 9 Nicolò Casilio, 8 Renato Giammarioli (captain), 7 Iacopo Bianchi, 6 Luca Andreani, 5 Liam Mitchell, 4 Potu Junior Leavasa, 3 Ion Neculai, 2 Massimo Ceciliani, 1 Andrea Lovotti. Replacements: 16 Tommaso Di Bartolomeo, 17 Juan Pitinari, 18 Eduardo Bello, 19 Andrea Zambonin, 20 Maxime Mbandà, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Carlo Canna, 23 Giulio Bisegni.
0'
Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (captain), 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Gerbrandt Grobler, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Ntuthuko Mchunu. Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Khwezi Mona, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Jaden Hendrikse, 22 Boeta Chamberlain, 23 Jeremy Ward.
0'
In their last game the Sharks defeated the Scarlets, while Zebre were thrashed 55-7 by the Stormers.
0'
The Sharks are sixth on the URC table, while Zebre are at the bottom.
0'
G'day and welcome to the Hollywoodbets Kings Park Stadium in Durban for our coverage of this United Rugby Championship clash between the Sharks and Zebre Parma.
1'
Kick-off! We are underway here in Durban!
2'
It's an offside penalty to the Sharks soon after the start and Bosch finds touch on the other side of halfway.
4'
Bosch tries the high-kick but it's well fielded by Michelangelo Biondelli. Zebre make good ground and they then secure a penalty at the breakdown in Sharks territory.
6'
Antonio Rizzi goes for goal but is rushed after the kicking tee takes forever to get there. The kick is short as a result.
7'
Aphelele Fassi kicks deep for the Sharks and the bounce of the rugby ball ensures it's out 15 metres from the Zebre line.
8'
TRY, SHARKS, VENTER! 5-0: The line-out is secured by the Sharks and they drive forward. They drive patiently before Henco Venter is OVER!
9'
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 7-0: Curwin Bosch adds the extras.
10'
The Sharks secure a penalty at the breakdown after the restart and Bosch finds touch.
12'
After a few resets at the scrum the Sharks have a penalty and the attacking line-out is set-up.
13'
Great work by Zebre to clear is and force a turn-over. Zebre living on scraps for now.
16'
NO TRY! Bosch spreads the Sharks line and they string six phases together before Mbongeni Mbonambi sends a woeful pass forward to Aphelele Fassi.
17'
How poor was that pass from Bongi?
18'
Bosch goes into a tackle and the Sharks secure an offside penalty. They go for the corner.
19'
The line-out is secured and the Sharks squeeze forward. They then secure another offside penalty. It's another line-out.
22'
It's another drive by the Sharks before they go wide to Bosch but the ball is ripped away by Zebre. Great work by the Italians but the Sharks have another scrum. It's another penalty to the Sharks and the referee now warn Zebre.
24'
The Sharks opt for a scrum on this occasion. Great work by Zebre, who earn the scrum penalty! Wow!
25'
Zebre set up the line-out and secure a penalty at the set-piece after some obstruction. Zebre find touch again.
26'
PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 10-0 : We are having far too many penalties here. This time the Sharks have one at the breakdown. Bosch goes for goal and scores! It's clearly a moral victory for Zebre!
29'
Zebre launch an attack inside the Sharks 22. Kolisi is offside and they have a potential for points. They go for the corner.
30'
Zebre get the driving maul going but fail to carry it forward. They then go wide before securing an offside penalty.
32'
PENALTY, ZEBRE, RIZZI! 10-3: This time Rizzi kicks and opens his account.
34'
Kolisi clear the back of a Sharks line-out before Marius Louw spills it.
35'
Rizzi sets up another line-out after a penalty at the breakdown for Zebre.
37'
Great work by the Sharks to turn it over under pressure. Kolisi at work there.
39'
A period of scrappy play with handling errors as we head towards the break. Also chamberlain is on for the Sharks to replace Aphelele Fassi, who is injured.
40'
HALF-TIME: SHARKS 10-6 ZEBRE PARMA. The visitors have managed the half well, while the Sharks will be frustrated by missed opportunities. The second half will be different.
40'
PENALTY, ZEBRE, RIZZI! 10-6: It's a penalty at the breakdown for Zebre and Rizzi goes for goal.
41'
Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
42'
Williams takes a quick tap after the Sharks secure a penalty at the breakdown. They make good ground before running out of ground.
43'
TRY, SHARKS, MBONAMBI! 15-6: Great work by the Sharks to drive their way over and the Springbok hooker is the man!
45'
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 17-6: Bosch adds two more.
47'
After a few resets at the scrum the Sharks come away with it.
51'
NO TRY!: A Williams kick is charged down and Zebre come away with it. The Sharks then rip it away before Williams run away for a try. However the TMO rules that the final pass was forward!
53'
The Sharks run their line at pace before being isolated and conceding a penalty.
54'
This time the Sharks have a penalty and Bosch sets up the line-out near the 22. Leavasa is also sin-binned for Zebre.
58'
TRY, SHARKS, MCHUNU! 22-6: Bosch sets up yet another line-out in the corner and now they have a one man advantage. They drive forward before Mchunu is OVER! Great work!
59'
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 24-6: Bosch adds two more with a beauty!
61'
TRY, SHARKS, WILLIAMS! 29-6: This time it will count! Great fast hands by the Sharks and the final pass from Kok is the best! Great work!
63'
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 31-6: Bosch adds two more.
66'
Once again after a few resets at the scrum Zebre come away with it. They clear the ball into touch.
67'
Kok is almost into a gap and only an ankle-tap stops him.
68'
YELLOW CARD! Zebre's Bianchi is sin-binned for a repeated offence!
70'
TRY, SHARKS, BOSCH! 36-6: This time Bosch runs at an angle to slide in for a try as the Sharks take advantage of the extra numbers.
71'
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH! 38-6: Bosch adds two more with another beauty
73'
Zebre feed a scrum near the Sharks 22 and come away with it. They go wide and then the Sharks turn it over at the breakdown for a scrum.
74'
The Sharks decide to run it from inside their 22. That's a mistake and they give away a penalty at the breakdown. Zebre find touch.
77'
Zebre come away with another scrum but like clockwork they then concede a penalty at the breakdown at the next play.
79'
Palazzani feeds yet another scrum and Zebre are caught in possession by the Sharks forwards. They somehow get away with it only to hand it back at the breakdown. What is going on?
80'
FULL-TIME: SHARKS 38-6 ZEBRE PARMA. A scrappy end to the game but the Sharks secure their bonus point win. Zebre had a game of two halves, They will remember the first more fondly. Thank you for joining us.
Sharks
Zebre
5
Tries
0
8' Venter Henco
43' Mbonambi Bongi
58' Mchunu Khuthu...
60' Williams Grant
70' Bosch Curwin
5
Conversions
0
9' Bosch Curwin
44' Bosch Curwin
59' Bosch Curwin
61' Bosch Curwin
71' Bosch Curwin
1
Penalties
2
26' Bosch Curwin
31' Rizzi Antonio
40' Rizzi Antonio
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Mchunu Ntuthukho
Mbonambi Bongi
du Toit Thomas
Grobler Gerbrandt
Hugo Reniel
Kolisi Siya
Venter Henco
Notshe Sikumbuzo
Williams Grant
Bosch Curwin
Mapimpi Makazole
Louw Marius
Tapuai Ben
Kok Werner
Fassi Aphelele
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Lovotti Andrea
Ceciliani Massimo
Niculai Ion
Leavasa Potu
Mitchell Liam
Andreani Luca
Bianchi Jacopo
Giammarioli Renato
Casilio Nicolo
Rizzi Antonio
Gessi Simone
O'Malley Tim
Cronje Erich
Trulla Jacopo
Biondelli Michela...
8
Reserves
8
van Vuuren Kerron
Mona Khwezi
Mchunu Khuthuzani
Roets Le Roux
Buthelezi Phendulani
Hendrikse Jaden
Chamberlain Boeta
Ward Jeremy
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Di Bartolomeo Tom...
Manuel Pittinari ...
Bello Eduardo
Zambonin Andrea
Mbanda Maxime
Palazzani Guglielmo
Canna Carlo
Bisegni Giulio