Highlanders beat the Sharks in Dunedin

The Highlanders are the only team in Super Rugby this season to have lost all of their matches so far.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
The Sharks kick off and we are underway.
0.20: The Highlanders win a penalty after the kick off so they kick for touch.
1.00: The Highlanders win the line out but knock on.
2.00: The Sharks have the ball and are on the attack in the Highlanders half. Highlanders not committing many players to the breakdown.
3.00: Frans Steyn loses the ball forward so the Highlanders kick for touch and send the Sharks down to their 22m line.
4.00: Highlanders have the ball on attack in the Sharks 22. They put the Sharks under pressure and win a penalty. (playing the ball on the ground). The Highlanders kick for touch as they want the line out and try.
6.00: The Highlanders win the line out and drive for the line. However as they go over the line JP Pietersen deliberately knocks the ball down and is shown a yellow card. Jannie du Plessis goes down injured and the Sharks go into a huddle to discuss how they are going to defend the scrum on the 5m line.
7.00: The Highlanders win the scrum and attack but under the posts the Sharks turn the ball over and kick it well downfield.
8.00: Another penalty to the Highlanders just inside the Sharks half for being offside. Colin Slade will kick for posts.
9.00: Slade’s kick hits the post. Still no score.
10.00: The Highlanders kick through the Sharks backline and chase. Shaun Treeby gets the ball and goes over to score the opening TRY! Slade adds the conversion.
11.00: Penalty for going over the top for the Sharks. They kick for the corner.
13.00: The Sharks win the line out and win another penalty. They kick for the corner again and win the line out, they suck a couple of defenders in and Meyer Bosman goes over for the first Sharks TRY!
14.00: Pat Lambie takes the conversion and levels the scores.
15.00: The Highlanders are looking to attack. They make some ground into the Sharks half but then they kick the ball out on the full by mistake.
16.00: Highlanders attacking again. Burley makes some ground and the Highlanders recycle. As they get to about 10m out the Highlanders win a penalty. They run it.
17.00: Wow, this is frantic. It’s messy play from both teams but the Sharks manage to push the Highlanders back out of their 22 and then they win a penalty. They kick for touch. JP Pietersen is back on.
19.00: Both teams try to give the ball some air. The ball eventually goes out on the half way line. Sharks put in.
21.00: It all attack from the Highlanders and the Sharks. The Highlanders keep making ground and then the Sharks turn the ball over and kick it back. The Highlanders have to attack from deep again. Intensity levels are high.
23.00: The Sharks have a scrum just inside the Highlanders half. They win the scrum and start their attack. They kick ahead but the ball is charged down.
25.00: The Sharks get the ball into the Highlanders 22. The Highlanders defence is strong as the Sharks send wave after wave of attack at the home side. Eventually the Sharks win a penalty.
26.00: The Sharks kick for the corner as Lubabalo Mtembu comes off injured and is replaced by Derick Minnie.
27.00: The Sharks win the line out and get the ball to in front of the posts. Highlanders go over the to

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