Chiefs beat Sharks in Hamilton

This match between the Chiefs and the Sharks is a rematch of last year’s Super Rugby final which the Chiefs won 37-6 to claim their first title.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
Patrick Lambie kicks off and we are underway.
1.00: After the restart the Chiefs kick the ball out so we have a line out. The Sharks win the line out and start their attack.
3.00: Sharks showing an intent to run the ball as they move the ball from side to side. The Chiefs get the ball and Anscombe almost slips through but there is crossing in the move so the Sharks have a penalty.
3.00: Pat Lambie takes the kick inside the Chiefs half. He takes the shot but misses.
5.00: The Chiefs have also brought their running boots. Lelia Masaga makes a break down the wing after some quick hands. The Sharks scramble to defend and stop the try but concede a penalty. Anscombe will kick for posts.
5.00: Anscombe takes the kick and nails it. The Chiefs lead.
7.00: Penalty to the Chiefs after the Sharks intentionally slap down a pass. They kick for touch in their half. The Chiefs win the line out and Asaeli Tikoirotuma cuts through the Sharks backline like it’s not even there and scores under the posts. TRY!
8.00: Anscombe takes the conversion from in front and nails it.
11.00: The Chiefs pin the Sharks back with the high ball. The Sharks can only kick it out. The Chiefs win the line out and again they slice through the Sharks defence and this time Liam Messam darts through and scores. TRY!!
13.00: Anscombe converts the try.
15.00: The Sharks look to attack but they drop the ball and Bundee Aki gets the ball and races away for the tryline. TRY!
17.00: Anscombe takes the conversion and he nails it. This is getting ugly for the Sharks.
18.00: The Sharks look to fight back as they have a line out 5m out. They set the maul up but the whistle goes and the Chiefs have a 5m defensive scrum. The Sharks have apparently not scored a try for 280 minutes. Deysel comes off for blood.
20.00: Penalty to the Sharks. They kick for touch.
21.00: The Sharks win the line out and drive over the line. Bodies everywhere but the assistant says the try was scored. TRY! It looks like Derick Minnie was the scorer as there were bodies everywhere.
22.00: Pat Lambie adds the conversion.
23.00: Shoulder injury for Craig Burden so the game is paused for a bit. He gets back up and has to go straight into a scrum. Deysel comes back on from the blood bin.  
25.00: Chiefs win the scrum and almost slip through the defence twice but they lose the ball forward on the second time. Chiefs are looking really dangerous. Masaga would have been in if he had held the ball.
26.00: The Sharks get into some space after a break by Ndungane but Burden knocks on.
28.00: The Sharks win their line out on the 22m line but kick it to the Chiefs who attack. They get over the half way line but Augustine Pulu knocks on.
30.00: The Sharks enjoy some continuity and build up as they work the ball into the Chiefs 25 and then they win a kickable penalty. They choose to scrum even though it’s in front of the posts.
32.00: The Sharks win the scrum and go to the backs. The hands are quick and Lubabalo Mtembu appears in the backs and bashes over. TRY!

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