Sharks second half bites Reds


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It’s hard to predict what the Reds will play like this weekend. They were woeful against the Brumbies and then pretty awesome the following week against the Bulls.

Saturday March 29
: Absa Stadium, Durban
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees : Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand), Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
TV Match Official : Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Reviewer/Perf. Auditor : Dennis Immelman (South Africa)
Head-to-Head: Played 13, Reds 9, Sharks 4
In Durban: Played 6, Reds 4, Sharks 2
Last season: Round 10, April 7 2007: Sharks 59-16 Reds at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


Match detail


8.00: The Sharks scored the first points as Stefan Terblanche sent over a drop goal.


18.00: Clinton Schifcofske levelled the scores with a penalty.


22.00: The Sharks scored the first try of the match when Odwa Ndungane got a sweet ball from broken play.


23.00: His try was converted by Ruan Pienaar.


32.00: Waylon Murray goes down in pain – looks like a knee injury.


39.00: David Croft scored a great solo try in the corner which came from a missed line-out.


39.38: Schifcofske converted the try with a beautiful kick from the corner flag.


40.00: Half time.


The Half time score is Sharks 10 Reds 10


62.00: Stefan Terblanche scored the first points of the second half. The try was scored in the corner and the ref did not pick up a forward pass in the movement.


64.00: Rory Kockott missed the conversion.


67.00: The Sharks kep the momentum going and scored another try as Bismarck du Plessis powered over the line.


The Sharks are now in the hunt for the Bonus point try.


68.00: Rory Kockott slotted the conversion.


70.00: Johann Muller comes off as the officials realise that the Sahrks have been playing with 16 players!


73.00: Chris Latham looks to have scored a try but he is held up.


79.00: There is a frantic spell of play as the Reds push for some points to pick up a losing bonus point. Tempers flare after the Reds come within a few metres of the Sharks line.


80.00:The Reds push from a metre out – the defence holds strong – the Reds move it towards the posts but in the end they give away a free kick. Michalak kicks up but a following pass goes out.


The Whistle goes it’s full time.


The final score is Sharks 22 Reds 10


Report to follow.





Tries – Odwa Ndungane,Stefan Terblanche, Bismarck du Plessis

Pen – 

Con – Ruan Pienaar,Rory Kockott
Drop G – Terblanche



Tries – David Croft

Pen – Schifcofske

Con –  Schifcofske



Sharks 15. Stefan Terblanche, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Waylon Murray, 12. Bradley Barritt, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Francois Steyn, 9. Ruan Pienaar, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Jacques Botes, 6. Keegan Daniel, 5. Johann Muller (Captain), 4. AJ Venter, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: 16. Craig Burden, 17. BJ Botha *, 18. Albert van den Berg, 19. Steven Sykes, 20. Epi Taione **, 21. Rory Kockott, 22. Frederic Michalak

* 50th Super Rugby Cap
** Sharks and Super 14 debut



Chris Latham (c), Clinton Schifcofske, Morgan Turinui, Berrick Barnes, Peter Hynes, Quade Cooper, Ben Lucas, Leroy Houston, David Croft, John Roe, James Horwill, Van Humphries, Dayna Edwards, Stephen Moore, Greg Holmes.
Reserves: Sean Hardman, Rodney Blake, Ed O’Donoghue, Poutasi Luafutu, Will Genia, Charlie Fetoai, Digby Ioane.

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