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Chiefs beat Sharks in Durban

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Article Published: Saturday 21 April 2012|

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The last time the New Zealand conference-topping Chiefs visited Durban they left as 18-19 winners over the Sharks so they will start the match full of confidence.

Match details

We are waiting for the kick-off.
 
0.00: Aaron Cruden gets proceedings under way as he kicks off for the visitors.
 
2.00: The Sharks work their way into Chiefs territory as they begin to build phases early on.
 
3.00: The Sharks gain momentum off the back of an attacking scrum. They get within 10m of the Chiefs' line but the visitors affect a steal and clear.
 
6.00: The Sharks continue to apply pressure just 5m out but the ball is knocked into touch.
 
7.00: The Sharks continue to dominate territory statistics early on as they string together phases inside the Chiefs' half.
 
8.00: Again the home side moves within 10m of the kine. Quick recycles see them gain momentum but the Chiefs' defence stands firm.
 
9.00: The Sharks have numbers out wide but a loose pass sees the Chiefs turnover and clear.
 
11.00: A strong break by Tawera Kerr-Barlow sees the Chiefs gain valuable metres and get inside the visitors' 22. Kerr-Barlow off-loads to Asaeli Tikoirotuma who has open space and looks to score but cannot hold onto the ball.
 
13.00: The Chiefs are camped inside Sharks territory. They lose momentum as they give away a silly penalty for stamping on a Sharks player.
 
16.00: The Chiefs begin to build phases inside the Sharks' 22. The Sharks look to affect a steal but knock-on just 15m from their own line. The Chiefs prepare for an attacking scrum.
 
18.00: Aaron Cruden dots down for the opening try of the game as he jabs through a gap in the Sharks' defence.
 
19.00: Cruden bangs over the conversion to add the extras.
 
22.00: The Chiefs are penalised just on half way for coming in at the side. Pat Lambie clears and the Sharks set up an attacking lineout just 10m out.
 
24.00: The Chiefs are penalised at a maul inside their own 22. The Sharks opt to kick for the corner as they look hungry to score.
 
26.00: The Chiefs concede a penalty on half way for holding on. Lambie is unable to find touch.
 
29.00: The Sharks are penalised at scrum time and Aaron Cruden will line up a shot at goal from 25m out.
 
30.00: Cruden slots the penalty to extend the Chiefs' lead.
 
36.00: The Sharks work their way deep into Chiefs territory, gaining momentum as they build phases. They are unable to hold on however and the Chiefs prepare for a defensive scrum just on their own 22m line.
 
38.00: The Chiefs are penalised just outside their own 22. Pat Lambie will have a kick at goal.
 
39.00: Lambie bangs over the kick to reduce the deficit as the half time hooter sounds.
 
The half time score was Sharks 3 Chiefs 10.
 
40.00: Lambie gets the second half under way as he kicks off for the home side.
 
41.00: The Chiefs get a put in at the first scrum of the second half, just inside their own half.
 
46.00: The Sharks get their way inside Chiefs territory as they begin to build phases. The Chiefs are penalised for holding on and Lambie will have a kick at goal.
 
47.00: Lambie bangs over the kick to reduce the deficit.
 
50.00: The Chiefs work through phases inside the Sharks' half. JP Pietersen is able to steal the ball for the home side, who run 50m to get inside the Chiefs' 22.
 
51.00: The Chiefs are penalised for side entry. Lambie will have a kick at goal from 25m out.
 
52.00: Lambie slots the kick.
 
56:00: The Chiefs look to gain momentum off the back of an attacking lineout just on the Sharks' 22m line. The Sharks are penalised at the breakdown and the Chiefs opt to take it quickly just 10m out.
 
57.00: The Chiefs miss out on a scoring opportunity as they are pinged for holding on. Lambie gets the Sharks out of jail as he punts the ball downfield.
 
58.00: Lambie makes a solid break through a gap in the Chiefs' defence. He off-loads to Lwazi Mvovo whos is tackled into touch.
 
59.00: Mvovo looks seriously injured after a no-arms tackle from Lelia Masaga. Fortunately he is able to stand and walk off the field but the crowd here at Mr Price Kings Park are seriously unhappy that Masaga was not carded.
 
61.00: The Sharks are penalised inside their own half and Cruden will line up a kick at posts.
 
62.00: Cruden's kick sails over and the Chiefs extend their lead.
 
65.00: The Chiefs are penalised for offside. Lambie will line up a kick at goal from 30m out.
 
66.00: Lambie bangs over the kick to reduce the deficit.
 
69.00: The Chiefs are penalised for holding on. Lambie will line up a long range penalty from 52m out.
 
70.00: Lambie's kick is short and the Chiefs retain their lead.
 
76.00: The Chiefs are awarded a penalty on half way as the Sharks are pinged for holding on. Cruden will have a long range attempt at goal.
 
77.00: Cruden's kick is pushed right.
 
80.00: The hooter sounds as Augustine Pulu breaks up the touchline to score a last gasp try for the Chiefs.
 
81.00: Cruden is unable to convert the try so the Sharks go away with a bonus point.
 
The final score is Sharks 12 (3) Chiefs 18 (10)

Scorers

Sharks
Tries -
Pen - P. Lambie 4
Con -
Drop -
Cards -

Chiefs
Tries - A. Cruden
Pen - A. Cruden 2
Con - A. Cruden
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
Referee:
Garratt Williamson
Assistant Ref 1:Keith Brown
Assistant Ref 2:Reuben Roussouw
TMO:Shaun Veldsman

Teams

Sharks

1. Dale Chadwick , 2. Bismarck du Plessis , 3. Jannie du Plessis , 4. Steven Sykes , 5. Anton Bresler , 6. Jacques Botes , 7. Willem Alberts , 8. Keegan Daniel (Captain) , 9. Charl McLeod , 10. Patrick Lambie , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 12. Tim Whitehead , 13. JP Pietersen , 14. Louis Ludik , 15. Riaan Viljoen

Replacements , 16. Craig Burden , 17. Wiehahn Herbst , 18. Pieter-Steph du Toit , 19. Jean Deysel , 20. Marcell Coetzee , 21. Frederic Michalak , 22. Meyer Bosman

Chiefs

1. Arizona Taumalolo , 2. Mahonri Schwalger , 3. Ben Tameifuna , 4. Craig Clarke (c) , 5. Brodie Retallick , 6. Liam Messam , 7. Sam Cane , 8. Alex Bradley , 9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow , 10. Aaron Cruden , 11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma , 12. Sonny Bill Williams , 13. Richard Kahui , 14. Lelia Masaga , 15. Andrew Horrell

Replacements :16. Hika Elliot , 17. Josh Hohneck , 18. Michael Fitzgerald , 19. Tanerau Latimer , 20. Augustine Pulu , 21. Jackson Willison , 22. Robbie Robinson

 
 
 
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