Southern Kings

Sharks beat Southern Kings in Durban




e Sharks and the Southern Kings will only be playing for pride in Durban as they are both out of the running for this year’s Super Rugby title.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
The Southern Kings kick off and the match is underway.
1.00: Penalty to the Kings for not rolling away. They kick for touch.
2.00: The Southern Kings lose the line out but  Waylon Murray intercepts and slips a pass to George Whitehead who races away and scores the first TRY!.
3.00: Whitehead misses his conversion.
5.00: The Sharks work the ball down into Southern Kings territory. After a maul Marcell Coetzee gets the ball and powers his way over the line for the first Sharks TRY!
7.00: Meyer Bosman adds the conversion and the Sharks lead.
10.00: The Sharks push the the Kings back into their 22 and then they kick across field for Ndungane but he misses the ball. They are called back as Vergallo played the ball on the ground.
12.00: The sharks win the line out from the penalty and they set up the maul and drive over the line. Bismarck du Plessis is the tryscorer.
13.00: Meyer Bosman slots the conversion.
16.00: The Sharks kick through and Waylon Murray and Siviwe Soyizwapi look like they will get to the ball behind the tryline but Odwa Ndungane  beats them both and gets to the ball and scores. TRY! little bit of luck of the bounce helped.
17.00: Meyer Bosman takes the conversion kick and misses.
22.00: Penalty to the Southern Kings. Deysel not releasing. Whitehead will kick for posts.
23.00: Whitehead takes the kick in front of the posts and nails it. Jannie du Plessis has been replaced. Wiehahn Herbst is on.
27.00: The Southern Kings hold show good continuity in the Sharks 22. They go through the phases but JP Pietersen tackles and fails to release the ball so the Kings have a penalty. They kick for the corner.
29.00: The Kings win the line out after the Sharks get a verbal warning. They set up the mail and drive over the line. Mpho Mbiyozo scores. TRY!
31.00: George Whitehead takes the conversion kick and it hits the post and bounces out.
32.00: The Sharks set up a maul and drive for the line. Devin Oosthuizen collapses the maul so referee Stuart Berry awards a penalty TRY.
33.00: Meyer Bosman adds the conversion.
39.00: Penalty to the Southern Kings. There is no time left so they kick the ball out.
40.00: It’s half time.
The half time score was Sharks 26 Kings 13
The Sharks kick off and the second half is underway.
43.00: The Sharks slip through the Kings defence after getting turn over ball. Riaan Viljoen makes the initial break and passes to Bosman who gets tackled but passes back to Viljoen who scores. TRY.
44.00: Meyer Bosman adds the conversion.
46.00: The Sharks break out again but the Kings defence forces an early pass which goes to Vergallo but as he gets the ball Keegan Daniel shoves him into touch.
48.00: The Sharks are going through the phases in the Kings 22 and then Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira gets the ball and races through and scores. TRY!
49.00: Bosman misses the conversion.
55.00: The Sharks set up a line out about 10m out. They set up the maul and drive for the line again. The Kings halt the maul so the Sharks go to the backs and Louis Ludik scores. TRY!
56.00: Bosman misses the conversion.
62.00: The Kings work the ball to the Sharks tryline but after 10 phases they knock on.
65.00: The Kings are keeping the Sharks pinned back in their half. They win a line out and try to set up the maul but the Sharks defend well and the Kings are forced to go to the backs.
66.00: The Sharks turn the ball over but they fumble it so it’s messy. The Sharks try to clear the ball from behind their tryline. We go back for a knock on.
68.00: The Sharks are penalised for illegal scrumming. Whitehead kicks for the corner. The Kings lose the line out.
70.00: The Sharks have a 5m scrum. They win the scrum and Willem Alberts charges for the line but is held up.
72.00: The Sharks scrum wheels in the Kings 22 but Keegan Daniel snipes off the back of it and darts for the line and scores. TRY.
73.00: Meyer Bosman misses the conversion.
75.00: Sharks debutant Fred Zeilinga gets the ball on the break from The Beast and races for the line and scores. TRY
75.00: Bosman misses the conversion.
76.00: The Kings will finish the match with 14 players as Hadleigh Parkes is yellow carded for a dangerous tackle.
80.00: The siren sounds but the Sharks play on. They get through the Kings defence and Meyer Bosman is on the wing and he goes over in the corner TRY!
81.00: Jacques Botes takes the conversion attempt but misses.
The full time score is Sharks 58 (26) Kings 13 (13)


Tries – M.Coetzee, B. du Plessis, O.Ndungane, Penalty try, R.Viljoen, T.Mtawarira, L.Ludik, K.Daniel, F.Zeilinga, M.Bosman
Pen –
Con – M.Bosman 4
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – G.Whitehead, M. Mbiyozo
Pen – G.Whitehead
Con –
Drop –
Cards – D.Oosthuizen (32nd min yellow), H. Parkes (76th min yellow)

Match Officials
Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant Ref 1:Marius Jonker
Assistant Ref 2:Reuben Roussow
TMO : Shaun Veldsman



1. Tendai Mtawarira , 2. Bismarck du Plessis , 3. Jannie du Plessis, 4. Edwin Hewitt, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 7. Jean Deysel, 8. Keegan Daniel (Captain), 9. Charl McLeod, 10. Riaan Viljoen, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 12. Meyer Bosman , 13. Louis Ludik, 14. JP Pietersen, 15. Odwa Ndungane

Replacements: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Jandre Marais, 19. Willem Alberts , 20. Jacques Botes, 21. Cobus Reinach, 22. Fred Zeilinga

Southern Kings

Siviwe Soyizwapi, Marcello Sampson, Waylon Murray, Shane Gates, Hadleigh Parkes, George Whitehead, Nicolas Vergallo, Charl du Plessis, Hannes Franklin, Kevin Buys, Devin Oosthuizen, Steven Sykes (captain), David Bulbring, Mpho Mbiyozo, Jacques Engelbrecht.

Replacements: Grant Kemp, Bandise Maku, Darron Nell, Thabo Mamojele, Aidon Davis, Shaun Venter, Michael Killian.

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