The Reds have played the Sharks 15 times since 1998 and the Queenslanders have won 8 of those matches and the Natalians 7.
We are waiting for the kick off. The teams are on the field.
The Reds kick off and we are underway. Cooper's kick goes out on the full so we go back for a scrum on the half way line.
2.00: The Reds concede a penalty for holding on. The Sharks kick for touch.
4.00: The Reds work the ball back into the Sharks half. They win a line out and attack in the Sharks 22. The Reds split the Sharks as Saia Faingaa goes over for the TRY! The pass came from Quade Cooper.
5.00: Quade Cooper slots the conversion.
9.00: The Sharks look to get into the game by holding on to the ball on attack in the Reds half. They go through 9 phases and get into the Reds 22. The Sharks win a penalty for slowing the ball down in front of the posts. Lambie will kick.
10.00: Lambie slots the penalty and the Sharks are on the board.
14.00: The Sharks are on full attack in the Reds 22. The Reds turn the ball over and attack. Chris Feauai-Sautia runs it out of their 22 and Genia goes with and chips across for Rod Davies who scores. TRY! Brilliant try.
15.00: Quade Cooper takes the conversion kick but misses.
20.00: The Reds continue to attack. They get the ball into the Sharks 22 and Anthony Faingaa slips past Piet Lindeque and goes in for the third Reds TRY!
21.00: Cooper takes the conversion kick from the touchline and nails it.
22.00: It's just not happening for the Sharks. Cooper kicks downfield and Keegan Daniel goes to pass the ball out but puts a foot in touch.
26.00: The Sharks have already missed 11 tackles. Normally they miss 15 per game on average.
29.00: Penalty to the Reds inside the Sharks half. Cooper takes the kick and curls it in.
32.00: The Sharks are really off in this match. Or the Reds are smoking hit. Cooper chips through and Daniel goes for the ball, the Reds turn it over and spread it wide and Rod Davies goes over for the Bonus Point TRY!!
34.00: That's the Reds first four try bonus point at home this year. Cooper takes the conversion and nails it.
36.00: The Sharks enjoy some attacking ball in the Reds half. They knock on however so the Reds get a scrum.
37.00: The Reds win the scrum and Digby Ioane tries to get away on the wing but he is pushed into touch.
39.00: The Reds are back in the Sharks 22. Keegan Daniel is not having a particularly good game. The Reds win a line out as the siren sounds. Cooper drops the ball and toes it ahead. The Sharks counter but the ball goes into touch. It's half time. Sharks have missed 17 tackles.
The half time score is Reds 29 Sharks 3
The Sharks kick off and we are underway for the second half.
41.00: The Sharks make a strong start and win the ball back after the kick off. They go through the phases and get to the Reds 22m line.
43.00: The Sharks have really come out for the second half. Mvovo gets them into space and he passes out to the line and Piet Lindeque scores in the corner. TRY!
44.00:Lambie nails the conversion.
47.00: The Reds are not having it all their way as they did in the first half. The Reds have the ball in the Sharks half with a scrum on the Sharks 22.
49.00: The game is held up as Franco van der Merwe has taken a knock. Willem Alberts comes on for the Sharks. Van der Merwe carries on.
50.00: The Sharks knock on inside their half so the Reds have at attacking scrum. Reds still dominating play overall.
51.00: The Sharks look to have gotten a breakthrough as Lwazi Mvovo gets away and races for the line. He is however called back for a shoulder charge by JP Pietersen on Quade Cooper. The Reds choose a scrum. They win it and run at the Sharks.
53.00: The Sharks are on attack but the Reds turn the ball over. Cooper steps through and tries a chip kick off the side of his foot but its not good and the Sharks win a penalty. Lambie kicks for touch.
57.00: The Sharks try to counter attack from inside their half but the Reds defend. The Reds knock the ball out so the Sharks have a line out in their half. They are really struggling to get into the Reds half.
58.00: Penalty to the Sharks in their half. Lambie kicks for touch. Reds dominating territory but the Sharks are a lot more threatening this half.
61.00: The Sharks are enjoying some continuity but they are not making ground.
62.00: The Sharks make about 20m with a maul but when they take the ball out they pass forward.
65.00: The Sharks get the ball to the Reds 5m line. They win the line out and set up the maul. The maul breaks up and Derrick Minnie scores. TRY!
66.00: Lambie takes the conversion and slots it.
68.00: Sharks possession is up to 69% for the second half.
72.000: Penalty to the Reds in the Sharks half. Quade Cooper takes the kick and slots it.
73.00: Odwa Ndungane comes on for his 100th Super Rugby cap.
75.00: The Sharks drive for the line with the maul but get held up. They get another 5m scrum.
78.00; The Reds defend the scrum and then turn the ball over and kick for touch.
79.00: The Sharks are not giving up on attack. They can't get through though so we go back for a penalty. Lambie kicks for touch.
80.00: The Sharks 5m line out is not straight so that is it. The Reds win.
The full time score is Reds 32 (29) Sharks 17 (3)
Tries - S. Faingaa, R.Davies 2, A. Faingaa
Pen - Q.Cooper 2
Con - Q.Cooper 3
Tries - P. Lindeque, D Minnie
Pen - P.Lambie
Con - P.Lambie 2
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 1:Rohan Hoffmann
Assistant Ref 2:Graham Cooper
TMO : Steve Leszczynski
1. Greg Holmes,2. Saia Faingaa,3. James Slipper,4. Rob Simmons,5. Ed O'Donoghue,6. Eddie Quirk,7. Liam Gill ,8. Jake Schatz,9. Will Genia (c),10. Quade Cooper,11. Digby Ioane,12. Anthony Faingaa,13. Chris Feauai-Sautia,14. Rod Davies,15. Jono Lance
Replacements : 16. James Hanson, 17. Albert Anae, 18. Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19. Jarrad Butler, 20. Beau Robinson, 21. Ben Lucas, 22. Ben Tapuai
1. JC Janse van Rensburg , 2. Kyle Cooper , 3. Wiehahn Herbst , 4. Pieter-Steph du Toit , 5. Franco van der Merwe , 6. Marcell Coetzee , 7. Jean Deysel , 8. Keegan Daniel (Capt) , 9. Charl McLeod , 10. Patrick Lambie , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 12. Meyer Bosman , 13. JP Pietersen , 14. Piet Lindeque , 15. Riaan Viljoen
Replacements , 16. Monde Hadebe , 17. Jannie du Plessis , 18. Anton Bresler , 19. Derick Minnie , 20. Willem Alberts , 21. Tian Meyer , 22. Odwa Ndungane