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Rasta Rasivhenge is today's referee.
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Griquas: 15 Ashlon Davids, 14 Munier Hartzenberg, 13 Christopher Hollis, 12 Rynhardt Jonker, 11 Luther Obi, 10 Zander du Plessis, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Ruan Steenkamp (c), 7 Siba Qoma, 6 Niel Otto, 5 Derik Pretorius, 4 Mzwanele Zito, 3 Janu Botha, 2 Alandre van Rooyen, 1 Eddie Davids. Replacements: 16 Janco Uys, 17 Kudzwai Dube, 18 Justin Forwood, 19 Johan Retief, 20 Michael Amiras, 21 Raegan Oranje, 22 Theo Boshoff, 23 Sango Xamlashe.
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Sharks: 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Werner Kok, 12 Marius Louw (c), 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 Jordan Chait, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Mpilo Gumede, 7 Olajuwon Noa, 6 Thembelani Bholi, 5 Emile van Heerden, 4 Gerbrandt Grobler, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Dan Jooste, 1 Khwezi Mona. Replacements: 16 Jason Alexander, 17 Dian Bleuler, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Corne Rahl, 20 Josh Moon, 21 Sanele Nohamba, 22 Murray Koster, 23 Marnus Potgieter.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Currie Cup clash between the Sharks and the Griquas at Kings Park in Durban.
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The Griquas get the game up and running in Durban. Wright gets the ball and returns with a superb kick of his own, which goes into touch.
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Grobler is penalised for jumping across at the lineout and the Griquas will have a shot at goal.
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The penalty kick is missed. As we were then.
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The Sharks win a penalty for a side-entry at a lineout maul from Steenkamp. Jordan Chait sets up a lineout near the corner.
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The Griquas do well to withstand the spell of pressure right on the edge of their try-line.
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The Griquas have won a penalty and du Plessis, who missed his first kick, has another from similar range.
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Du Plessis fails to get the necessary distance on that kick. Meanwhile, Ashlon Davids is injured and seemingly out for the rest of the game.
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The Griquas spill the ball in their own 22. It's backwards, but by the time it's picked back up, the Sharks are on them. They get the turnover and the penalty. Zito is penalised for not rolling away.
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Chait goes for posts from the penalty, but he hooks it wide. He will be disappointed with himself.
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Eddie Davids is penalised for collapsing the scrum. Chait will go for posts again and this is very kickable.
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PENALTY, SHARKS, CHAIT! 3-0: Chait pops the penalty over from under the posts.
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The Sharks are beginning to play some good rugby now as they ease into the game.
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TRY, SHARKS, WRIGHT! 8-0: Wright gets some quick ball away off the ruck and the ball is moved to Chait, who spots the gap. The ball is moved back to Wright, who finishes what he started!
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CONVERSION, SHARKS, CHAIT! 10-0: Chait pops the conversion over and the Sharks hit double figures.
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The Sharks invite pressure on themselves by not securing the ball from the kick-off. They give away a penalty for offside shortly afterwards. Du Plessis will go for posts.
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PENALTY, GRIQUAS, DU PLESSIS! 10-3: Third time lucky for du Plessis as he finally puts some points on the board for the Griquas.
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Bholi is penalised for going off his feet at the ruck and the Griquas will go for posts.
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PENALTY, GRIQUAS, DU PLESSIS! 10-6: Du Plessis gets three more points on the board for the Griquas and they're back within touching distance.
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Off we go for the start of the second half.
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HALF-TIME: SHARKS 10-6 GRIQUAS. The Griquas have a penalty late in the half but du Plessis' kick goes wide. That's the last of the half as the Sharks head in four points up thanks to Cameron Wright scoring the only try of the game.
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TRY, SHARKS, JOOSTE! 15-6: The Griquas are penalised for offside and the Sharks set up a lineout in the corner. Jooste peels away from the maul and powers over for the try!
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Koster takes over kicking duties and pushes his first kick wide of posts from near the right touchline. The score remains 15-6.
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The Sharks lose possession following a lineout just inside Griquas territory and the Griquas enjoy a spell on the front foot. The Sharks get possession back and win a penalty due to the tackler not rolling away.
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PENALTY, SHARKS, KOSTER! 18-6: The Sharks stretch their lead further from a penalty.
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The Sharks have a great opportunity to break. Keyter has a couple of teammates up in support and is about to pass to Kok when he is tackled and loses the ball forward in contact.
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Uys is penalised for a high tackle and the Sharks have a shot at goal from under the posts.
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Koster's kick at goal goes wide. It hasn't been a great evening for kickers. The score remains 18-6.
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TRY, GRIQUAS, FORWOOD! 18-11: The try has been given! The Griquas are within a converted try again and they still have the conversion to come.
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The Griquas look to maul their way over. Have they grounded the ball? The on-field decision is no try, but Rasivhenge goes upstairs.
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RED CARD, GRIQUAS, NOA! 18-6: Noa picks up a red card for a dangerous tackle and the Sharks will have to play with 14 for the rest of the game. It's wide open all of a sudden.
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CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, DU PLESSIS! 18-13: du Plessis' kick is good from out wide. Nohamba comes on at scrum-half for the Sharks.
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The rain is pouring in Durban as we head towards the last few minutes of the game.
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PENALTY, SHARKS, NOHAMBA! 21-13: Du Plessis is penalised for a dangerous tackle but there's no card. Nohamba steps up and knocks a vital penalty kick over from some distance out.
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PENALTY, GRIQUAS, DU PLESSIS! 21-16: The Griquas win a scrum penalty and du Plessis makes no mistake with a solid kick. It's a five-point ball game again.
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The Sharks are running down the clock well. They've managed to win a penalty for a side-entry at the maul from Uys.
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PENALTY, SHARKS, NOHAMBA! 24-16: Nohamba steps up and extends the lead to eight points with a great kick. That's a really important moment for the 14-man Sharks.
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TRY, GRIQUAS, XAMLASHE! 24-21: Xamlashe runs over for the try but it's probably too little, too late. Nevertheless, it secures the bonus point.
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CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, DU PLESSIS! FULL-TIME: SHARKS 24-23 GRIQUAS. The 14-man Sharks have held on for a narrow victory on home soil over a spirited Griquas, who walk away with a bonus point.
Sharks
Griquas
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Tries
2
28' Wright Cameron
42' Jooste Daniel
62' Amiras Michael
80' Xamlashe Sango
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Conversions
2
29' Chait Jordan
63' du Plessis Al...
80' du Plessis Al...
4
Penalties
3
21' Chait Jordan
52' Koster Murray
68' Nohamba Sanele
78' Nohamba Sanele
32' du Plessis Al...
39' du Plessis Al...
73'
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Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
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Squad
15
Mona Khwezi
Jooste Daniel
Adriaanse Lourens
Grobler Gerbrandt
van Heerden Emile
Bholi Thembelani
Naoh Olajuwon
Gumede Celimpilo
Wright Cameron
Chait Jordan
Keyter Eduan
Louw Marius
Diallo Ibrahim
Penxe Yaw
Volmink Anthony
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Davids Edward
Van Rooyen Alandre
Botha Janu
Zito Mzwanele
Pretorius Derik
Otto Niel
Qoma Sibabalo
Steenkamp Ruan
Ungerer Stefan
du Plessis Alex-Z...
Obi Luther
R. Jonker
Hollis Christopher
Hartzenberg Munier
Davids Ashlon
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Reserves
8
Alexander Jason
Herbst Wiehahn
Rahl Corne
Moon Josh
Nohamba Sanele
Koster Murray
Thyer Brad
Bleuler Dian
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18
19
20
21
22
23
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Uys Janco
Dube Kudzwai
Forwood Justin
Retief Johan
Amiras Michael
Oranje Raegen
Boshoff Theo
Xamlashe Sango