Sharks beat Hurricanes in Durban

The Sharks will go into this match as heavy favourites to win in Durban as they will be playing at home and have the benefit of having played a match already.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. The Sharks are on the field.

0.01: Beauden Barrett kicks off and we are underway.

2.00: The Hurricanes show early on that they want to run the ball. They put the Sharks under a little pressure but then lose the ball. Paul Jordaan gets a boots to the ball and even though the whistle has gone for a knock on he carries on scores a no try.

3.00: The first scrum is not straight so the Sharks have a free kick.

5.00: The Sharks are awarded a penalty so Pat Lambie takes the shot and nails it. The Sharks lead.

7.00: The Sharks are steadily going forward through the phases. They drive forward and go over the line but get a free kick.

8.00: The Sharks take it quickly and kick ahead and SP Marais almost scores but he knocks on. No try.

10.00: The Sharks scrum pulverises the Hurricanes scrum on their 5m line. They win a penalty and choose to scrum again.

12.00: The Hurricanes defend the scrum well and push the Sharks backwards. It splinters and the Sharks start pushing back in a maul.

13.00: The Hurricanes continue to hold the Sharks out and the home side is unable to find a hole.

14.00: The Hurricanes kick the ball upfield and then Frans Steyn knocks the ball on.

17.00: The Sharks have been pushed back over the half way line by the Hurricanes. The Sharks do however win a penalty from a scrum so they will kick for touch.

18.00: The Sharks get the ball into the Hurricanes 22 with the line out. They drive to the line but again the Hurricanes defend. Willem Alberts gets the ball and powers over the line. TRY!

20.00: Lambie adds the conversion.

23.00: TJ Perenara has a run for the Hurricanes but the Sharks defence stops him. Injury break for Jeremy Thrush.

24.00:Ryan Kankowski has a run for the Sharks in the Hurricanes 22 but the Canes stop him. The Hurricanes then win a penalty, Perenara takes it quickly and they get the ball up to the Sharks 22m line but then their handling lets them down and they get pushed back.

26.00: The Sharks turn the ball over and attack. The Sharks get close to the line but the Canes turn the ball over and boot it downfield.

30.00: It’s end to end stuff from both sides. The Sharks have the upper hand but only just. The Hurricanes defence is tight.

33.00: The Hurricanes are forcing the Sharks to run about and it seems to be working a little. The Sharks forwards are showing the first signs of tiring. The Hurricanes win a penalty. Barrett takes the shot and nails it.

35.00: The Hurricanes win a scrum but the Sharks interfere and concede a penalty. The Canes are just inside their half but they will kick for posts.

36.00: Marty Banks takes the shot and nails it.

39.00: The Sharks kick for touch and set up a line out on the Canes 22. The Canes win the line out and boot it upfield. The Sharks run it back.

40.00: Barrett boots the ball upfield again as the siren sounds and the Sharks attack. The Hurricanes turn the ball over and attack but it gets knocked on. It’s half time.

The half time score was Sharks 10 Hurricanes 6

The Sharks kick off and we are underway.

41.00: Early penalty after a driving maul for the Sharks – side entry. They will kick for posts.

42.00: Lambie takes the kick and nails it.

45.00: Both sides showing plenty of endeavour on attack but the defences prevent further scoring.

48.00: The Sharks are looking dangerous in the Hurricanes 22 but again the Hurricanes turn the ball over and kick it upfield.

50.00: The Hurricanes work the ball from their own end to the Sharks 22. The Sharks then infringe a

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