New Zealand's Mike Fraser is the referee for this game. He is assisted by Marius van der Westhuizen and Archie Sehlako, while Willie Vos is the TMO.
Chiefs: 15 Shaun Stevenson, 14 Sean Wainui, 13 Charlie Ngatai (c), 12 Johnny Faauli, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Marty McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Pita Gus Sowakula, 7 Liam Messam, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Michael Allardice, 4 Tyler Ardron, 3 Angus Ta?avao, 2 Liam Polwart, 1 Karl Tu?inukuafe. Replacements: 16 Samisoni Taukei?aho, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Sosefo Kautai, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Matt Matich, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Luteru Laulala, 23 Toni Pulu.
Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sibusiso Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha (c), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Tendai Mtawarira. Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Makazole Mapimpi.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash as the Sharks host the Chiefs at Kings Park.
Curwin Bosch kicks the game off. The first kick of the game is taken by the Chiefs just outside their 22 and they drive their way forward from there.
The Sharks are on the attack now. They win a penalty in a kickable position.
PENALTY, SHARKS, R.DU PREEZ! 3-0: Du Preez goes for poles and puts the hosts ahead.
It will be interesting to see if the Chiefs can respond to that early setback.
TRY, SHARKS, R.DU PREEZ! 8-0: the Sharks score a magnificent try! Their forwards got heavily involved in that build up and du Preez finishes the job, going over!
CONVERSION, SHARKS, R.DU PREEZ! 10-0: Du Preez adds the extras to his own try.
The Chiefs win a scrum just inside their own half and work the ball out left, looking to hit back. The Sharks defence holds firm.
Bosch gets hold of the ball and kicks in behind the defence, but he puts too much on it and the ball rolls beyond the deadball line.
TRY, CHIEFS, ARDRON! 10-5: the Chiefs go to the back from an attacking lineout and catch the Sharks unaware. Ardron goes over for them!
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, M.MCKENZIE! 10-7.
Ngatai?s kick gets charged down in a dangerous position, but it doesn?t fall for the Sharks from there.
NO TRY! A magnificent cover tackle from Stevenson prevents a certain Bosch try. He manages to drag the youngster into touch before he can pass.
After a spell of Sharks pressure, van der Walt is penalised for a dangerous tackle and the Chiefs clear.
Messam is penalised for offside right under the sticks, but the Sharks opt for a scrum.
The Chiefs have survived another spell of Sharks pressure, but now as they run their way out, they?re penalised for not releasing the ball.
The Sharks have had the Chiefs pinned back for much of this game, but they haven?t taken advantage often enough.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, M.MCKENZIE! 10-10: all of a sudden, the Chiefs win a penalty and McKenzie levels the scores.
The half ticks into its dying moments and there?s nothing to separate these two sides.
The second half is underway in Durban.
TRY, SHARKS, MVOVO! 15-10: quick hands from the Sharks as they work the ball left for Mvovo to restore the lead!
HALF-TIME: SHARKS 10-10 CHIEFS. The Sharks got the game off to a flyer of the start, but the Chiefs fought back to match them on the scoreboard at half-time.
The conversion attempt from Du Preez goes wide of the post.
The Sharks have started the second half as they did the first. The Chiefs will now look to respond as they previously have.
TRY, CHIEFS, NGATAI! 15-15: Ngatai intercepts an Esterhuizen pass and goes through for the try!
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, M.MCKENZIE! 15-17.
PENALTY, SHARKS, R.DU PREEZ! 18-17: Instant response from the Sharks as a penalty puts them back ahead.
The Sharks win another penalty and du Preez goes for posts again, but he misses this time.
TRY, SHARKS, WRIGHT! 23-17: Wright goes on his own following a scrum and goes through for the try!
CONVERSION, SHARKS, R.DU PREEZ! 25-17: the lead is extended beyond a converted try.
Momentum is entirely with the Sharks at the moment. Am twists through an attempted tackle, but is swiftly caught afterwards.
The Chiefs win a penalty and set up a lineout. They?re now looking to get a solid attack together.
The Sharks go back on the front foot and they win a penalty for a high tackle from Ta?avao.
PENALTY, SHARKS, R.DU PREEZ! 28-17: Du Preez goes for the shot at goal and succeeds again.
Mapimpi almost goes through for a try on the left, but a brilliant tackle denies him.
It?s going to take a magnificent fightback in the last few minutes for the Chiefs to come back from behind again.
The Chiefs camp in the Sharks half, but then a knock-on halts their progress.
TRY, CHIEFS, ALAIMALO! 28-22: the Chiefs hit back on the counter after a turnover and Alaimalo goes all the way on the left!
FULL-TIME: SHARKS 28-24 CHIEFS. Despite that late moment of brilliance, the Sharks have held on for a deserved home win.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, M.MCKENZIE! 28-24.