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Sharks beat Bulls in Durban

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Article Published: Friday 6 July 2012






The Bulls beat the Sharks earlier this year but last year, in the corresponding fixture, the Sharks ended the Bulls' tournament hopes.

Match details

We are waiting for the kick-off.
 
0.00: Frans Steyn gets proceedings under way as he kicks off for the Sharks in Durban.
 
2.00: The Sharks gain momentum off the back of a lineout inside opposition territory. They work through several phases but are pinged at maul time and the Bulls will feed the first scrum of the match.
 
3.00: Juandre Kruger is penalised at the breakdown inside Sharks territory. Frederic Michalak kicks for touch.
 
4.00: The Sharks are penalised 5m from the line and Morne Steyn clears to get the visitors out of jail.
 
5.00: The Bulls are penalised at the breakdown inside their own territory. Michalak will line up a kick at goal.
 
6.00: Michalak's kick drifts wide.
 
8.00: The Sharks affect a turnover inside Bulls territory and will feed a scrum 35m from the line.
 
11.00: The Sharks get within 5m of the line as they apply pressure and work through phases, generating quick ball. Bismarck du Plessis is able to get over the line for the home side's opening try.
 
12.00: Michalak converts the try.
 
14.00: The Sharks are penalised at the breakdown and Morne Steyn will line up a kick at goal from 40m out.
 
15.00: Morne Steyn slots the kick, reducing the deficit.
 
17.00: The Bulls are penalised for obstruction and Frans Steyn will have a kick at goal from half way.
 
18.00: Frans Steyn bangs over the kick, extending the Sharks' lead.
 
22.00: The Bulls look to gain momentum off the back of a scrum inside Sharks territory. They are able to generate quick ball but the Sharks win a penalty at the breakdown. Frans Steyn clears.
 
24.00: The Sharks gain momentum as they rumble towards the line. JP Pietersen is able to dot down in the corner for the Sharks' second try.
 
25.00: Michalak converts the try.
 
29.00: The Sharks work through phases inside the Bulls' half. The visitors' defence remains impenetrable, however, as Zane Kirchner drags Lwazi Mvovo into touch.
 
31.00: The Bulls are penalised for holding on. Michalak will line up a kick at goal from 30m out.
 
32.00: Michalak slots the kick, extending the Sharks' lead.
 
34.00: The Bulls get within 5m of the line after a period of sustained pressure. Akona Ndungane makes a break for the corner but the TMO rules that his foot was in touch and the try is not awarded.
 
37.00: The Bulls work through phases and get themselves inside the opposition 22. The Sharks are able to affect a steal, however, and look to run the ball from inside their own half.
 
39.00: The Sharks are pinged inside their own 22 for accidental offside. The Bulls will feed a scrum.
 
The half time score was Sharks 20 Bulls 3.
 
40.00: Morne Steyn gets the second half under way as he kicks off for the visitors.
 
42.00: The Sharks drive towards the line after gaining momentum early on. The Bulls' defence stands firm, however, as they attempt to drive the Sharks back.
 
44.00: Keegan Daniel is able to dot down for the Sharks' third try.
 
45.00: Michalak is unable to convert the try.
 
46.00: Frans Steyn is penalised for a deliberate knock on inside his own half. The Bulls opt to kick for the corner.
 
48.00: The Sharks are penalised at the breakdown inside their own 22. The Bulls will feed a scrum just 10m from the line.
 
50.00: Zane Kirchner is able to get over the line for the Bulls' first try.
 
51.00: Morne Steyn adds the extras with a successful conversion.
 
54.00: The Bulls are penalised at scrum time just inside the opposition's territory. Frans Steyn will have a 60m attempt at goal.
 
55.00: Frans Steyn's kick is short.
 
58.00: The Bulls earn a penalty inside their own territory and Morne Steyn kicks for touch.
 
59.00: The Bulls string together phases inside the Sharks' half but a pass is ruled forward and the Sharks will feed a scrum 10m from half way.
 
63.00: Kirchner puts in a solid touch-finder, forcing the Sharks to defend at a lineout just 5m out.
 
67.00: The visitors work through phases inside the Sharks' 22 but the home side's defensive line stands firm. The Bulls are unable to generate quick ball and don't commit numbers to the breakdown, allowing the Sharks to affect a turnover and win a penalty.
 
69.00: The Sharks gain momentum inside opposition territory but the Bulls are able to affect a turnover and look to run the ball from half way.
 
73.00: The Sharks work through phases inside the Bulls' half. Kirchner kicks for touch after the visitors affect a turnover.
 
75.00: The home side work their way up into the Bulls' 22. The visitors are penalised at the ruck and the Sharks opt to kick for the corner, as they are desperate to score a bonus point try.
 
77.00: The Sharks secure a bonus point after Louis Ludik crosses over for their fourth try.
 
78.00: Meyer Bosman converts the try.
 
The final score is Sharks 32 Bulls 10.

Scorers

Sharks
Tries - B. Du Plessis, JP. Pietersen, K. Daniel, L. Ludik
Pen - F. Steyn, F. Michalak
Con - F. Michalak 2, M. Bosman
Drop -
Cards -

Bulls
Tries - Z. Kirchner
Pen - M. Steyn
Con - M. Steyn
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
Referee:
Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1: Marius Jonker
Assistant Ref 2: Tiaan Jonker
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

Teams

Bulls

15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Akona Ndungane, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Wynand Olivier, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morne Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Pierre Spies (c), 7. Jacques Potgieter, 6. Dewald Potgieter, 5. Juandre Kruger, 4. Flip van der Merwe, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Dean Greyling.

Replacements: 16. Willie Wepener, 17. Frik Kirsten, 18. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19. CJ Stander, 20. Jano Vermaak, 21. Louis Fouche, 22. Francois Venter.

Sharks

1. Tendai Mtawarira, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 4. Anton Bresler, 5. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6. Keegan Daniel (c), 7. Marcell Coetzee, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 9. Charl McLeod, 10. Frederic Michalak, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 12. Francois Steyn, 13. Tim Whitehead, 14. JP Pietersen, 15. Louis Ludik.

Replacements: 16. Craig Burden, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Jandre Marais, 19. Jean Deysel, 20. Cobus Reinach, 21. Meyer Bosman, 22. Odwa Ndungane.

 
 
 
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