22' There will be some tired men on both sides, the last few minutes have been fast and furious. The Stormers look for space and Leyds runs through to make some ground. A few players getting some medical attention. 23' PENALTY, STORMERS, STANDER! 3-0: Stormers win a penalty for the Sharks being caught offside and they kick it. Stander opens the scoring for the Stomers and the game. 26' The score is just 3-0 but it has been a strong performance from both sides.
“The importance for me is the effort that the players put in, as well as understanding their roles and responsibilities, ” Powell told @rugby365com. “It might be a big game [in terms of the play-off race], but for us, it is just the next game. “For us, it is all about our standards and what we want to achieve on the field. ”The Sharks boss said there is a reason why the Stormers are second on the standings – with certain aspects of their game functioning very well. “They have individuals who do very well in certain aspects of the game, ” Powell said, adding: “We know there are quite a few things we need to get right to be successful. ” Prediction@rugby365com: Sharks by five pointsTeamsSharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Marnus Potgieter, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Thaakir Abrahams, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Phendulani Buthelezi (captain), 7 Henco Venter, 6 James Venter, 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Hyron Andrews, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ntuthuko Mchunu.
They have been the one asking the questions. They are looking for a gap in the defence again as they go deep in the Stormers half. 12' A brilliant phase of play for the Sharks, but it ends with a forward pass and that will disappoint them. They are deep in the Stormers' half and the hosts have a scrum. 15' A penalty to the Stormers because of a high tackle on Leyds and the Stormers kick the ball to the corner for a lineout. 17' The good news for the Sharks is that Makazole Mapimpi has passed his HIA and is back on the field. 20' A nice run from Senatla and this will bring the Stormers forward. They go on the attack as they work the ball into the Sharks 22.
33' It looks like Coetzee will be carted away with the medical staff. Bad news for the Stormers, he is looking groggy as he goes off. 36' The Stormers were suggesting that there was an early tackle on Senatla and replays show they were right. The hosts have a scrum in their own half. 39' We are in the final minutes of the first half and the game has slowed down after the fast pace of the opening minutes. Another scrum collapses and the referee has a few words with the players. 41' Kick-off! The second half begins.
“This is a catch-up game, ” Snyman said, adding: “So tomorrow is going to be very important in terms of the advantage we have over the South African teams. ”Dobson said the players that missed the trip to Belfast last week had been working hard as a squad back home. “Any South African derby away from home is a tough assignment, so we will have to be as sharp as ever, ” he added. The Sharks’ Director of Rugby, Neil Powell, said he has deliberately not put too much emphasis on the importance of just one game and would rather his players focus on consistently raising their standards across the board.
HALF-TIME: STORMERS 3-5 SHARKS. After the lineout, the ball is knocked forward and that will be the first half. Smith with the only try of the game so far and a penalty from Stander puts the Stormers two points behind the Sharks. 42' Bongi Mbonambi will come back on the field from his yellow card and the Stormers will be back to full strength. Good maul defence from the Sharks after the lineout. 43' Obstruction gives the Stormers a penalty, Stander sets up the lineout.
But there are just a few points separating both of them from Bulls who are second on the log so this could be a crucial game. Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Jano Vermaak1, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Johan du Toit, 6 Ernst van Rhyn, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Cobus Wiese, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain). Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 David Meihuizen, 20 Chris Massyn, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel. Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 S’bu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (c), 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Mzamo Majola Substitutes: 16 Cullen Collopy, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Luke Stringer, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Rhyno Smith Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and the Sharks from Newlands.
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Live Scoring | Sport0' AJ Jacobs is the referee today and Willie Vos is the TMO. 0' Overall in Super Rugby the Sharks and the Stormers have clashed 29 times and the Sharks have won 15 to the Stormers 14. In Cape Town the Stormers have won 8 and the Sharks have won 6. Away from home this season the Sharks have won 3, lost 3 and they also drew away to the Crusaders. The Stormers have won 5, drawn 1 and lost 1 in Cape Town this season. Their biggest margin of victory at Newlands came against Jaguares (38-5) back in Round 5 and their only home defeat came against the Brumbies, 19-17 in Round 10.
Sharks on TV - Rugby Fixtures, TV Schedules & Live StreamsThis Sharks on TV schedule was updated on 04 February 2023 When is the next Sharks rugby game on TV? The next Sharks game on TV is Sharks v Stormers in a United Rugby Championship fixture. It's being played on 04 February 2023 and the match kicks off at 12:00pm. What channels are showing the Sharks game on and can I live stream it? The next Sharks game is being shown live on TG4 and Viaplay Sports 2.
After 13 phases, the Stormers are looking for someone to pick and drive the ball over the line. They are knocking on the door. Smith kicks the ball through and runs. 30' The conversion is missed by Du Preez so the Sharks get a slim lead. We are in the final 10 minutes of the first half. 32' YELLOW CARD! Bongi Mbonambi gets a yellow card for leading with the fore arm and that will be a penalty to the Sharks. They will kick it out for a lineout.
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