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Hurricanes 23 Sharks 17

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This is the Sharks last match on tour and next week they will return home. The Hurricanes on the other hand have just returned form South Africa where they won two out of three matches. Jetlag could be a factor for the Hurricanes.


Almost Live match summary 
 


Referee: Matt Goddard (Aus)


Conditions – a little cold with rain throughout the day


Time: 0.00
3.00
Hurricanes get a penalty in front of the posts
Gopperth gets it over
Hurricanes 3 Sharks 0
5.20
A little bit of rain is coming donw but it doesnt look like it will stay
11.00
Tu’ipulotu kicks the ball through to make space for the line
JP Pietersen does well to get to the ball and defends
12.00
Heh heh . The ref has lost the pea in his whistle and we need a new whistle
The last blow of the whistle was for a Hurricanes penalty – Gopperth takes it but it goes away to the right
16.00
Gopperth gets another penalty
Hurricanes 6 Sharks 0
18.00
The Sharks are awarded a penalty from near the half way line
Brown gets the length but not the direction
23.00
The Hurricanes nearly socre a try but the re says no
The Sharks clear from a scrum
31.00
The rain is coming down quite hard now
After a good passage of pressure the Sharks have a penalty
They go for the line out
The score a try – looks like Ackerman got it down
Brown gets  the conversion
Hurricanes 6 Sharks 7
36.30
The rain is still coming down as the Sharks are awarded another penalty
Brown gets it over
Hurricanes 6 Sharks 10
40.00
Its half time and the visiting side is in front

2nd half is underway

42.00
There is a late charge on Tu’ipulotu by JP Pietersen and a penalty is awarded
Gopperth gets the penalty and its now a one point game
Hurricanes 9 Sharks 10
49.00
After a good passage by the Hurricanes the Sharks have been awarded a penanlty but it hits the post
59.00
Tony Brown misses another penalty
60.00
Chris Masoe gets a try from a Fa’atau pass that looks like he was out
Gopperth converts
Hurricanes 16 Sharks 10
70.00
The Sharks drive forward but the Hurricanes defend well. There is a bit of handbags but its all sorted out
The Sharks have great field position but Eaton poaches the ball and gets it to Fa’atau who scores the try 
Hurricanes 21 Sharks 10
Gopperth gets the conversion
Hurricanes 23 Sharks 10
78.00
The Sharks get over the line but cant get the ball down
79.00
The Sharks get the ball wide and Bobo scores the try
Brown converts
Hurricanes 23 Sharks 17
80.00
The Whistle blows


Its full time – Hurricanes win and Sharks get a bonus point



Scorers


Hurricanes


Tries
Masoe
Fa’atau

Conversions
Gopperth 2

Penalties
Gopperth 3

Drop goals



Sharks


Tries
Ackerman
Bobo

Conversions
Brown 2

Penalties
Brown

Drop goals


Teams


Hurricanes
15 Isaia Toeava, 14 Lome Fa’atau, 13 Ma’a Nonu, 12 Tane Tu’ipulotu, 11 Shannon Paku, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Piri Weepu; 8 Rodney So’oialo (c), 7 Chris Masoe, 6 Jerry Collins, 5 Luke Andrews, 4 Paul Tito, 3 Neemia Tialata, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Joe McDonnell.


Reserves: 16 Luke Mahoney, 17 Tim Fairbrother, 18 Ross Kennedy, 19 Jason Eaton, 20 Thomas Waldrom, 201Brendan Haami, 22 Tamati Ellison.


Sharks
15 JP Pietersen, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Henno Mentz, 10 Tony Brown, 9 Craig Davidson, 8 AJ Venter, 7 Jacques Botes, 6 Warren Britz, 5 Johan Muller, 4 Johan Ackerman, 3 BJ Botha, 2 John Smit (c), 1 Heinke van der Merwe.


Reserves: 16 Bismarck Wilhelm du Plessis, 17 Deon Carstens, 18 Albert van den Berg, 19 Daniel Farani, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Waylon Murray, 22 Gcobani Bobo.

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