Super Rugby

Sharks beat Cheetahs in Durban




The fifth Super Rugby match on Saturday is a South African crunch match in Durban where the Sharks host the Cheetahs.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

It looks very wet in Durban. The Sharks kick off and the match is underway.

2.00:Both teams doing a lot of kicking as they try to test each other’s defence.

3.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs as the Sharks were holding on. They kick for touch.

6.00: The Sharks are awarded the scrum put in. The scrum collapses and has to be reset.

7.00: The Sharks get a free kick so they kick for touch.

10.00: The Sharks drive forward in the maul pushing the Cheetahs back to their 22. The ball slows and the Sharks get the scrum put in.

11.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs at the scrum. Cheetahs kick for touch.

15.00; The TMO is called in to review some foul play. The TMO reports that he cannot act as there is a technical fault with his TV so referee Berry will watch the incident on the big screen. Replays show Tendai Mtawarira throwing a punch. Sharks captain Mtawarira is yellow carded. The Cheetahs kick for touch.

17.00: The Cheetahs win the line out and move the ball across the field and Raymond Rhule scores in the corner. TRY!

17.00: Former Shark Fred Zeilinga takes the conversion kick and nails it.

19.00: Penalty to the Sharks. Garth April takes the kick and nails it.

25.00; The Cheetahs work the ball to the Sharks tryline. The Sharks defend their line but concede a penalty. Cheetahs go for another scrum.

26.00: Beast Mtwarira comes back on for the scrum. The Cheetahs win the ball and attack the Sharks in their 22. The Sharks turn the ball over and kick for touch.

27.00: Penalty against Andre Esterhuizen so the Cheetahs kick to the corner.

30.00: The Sharks defend the Cheetahs line out and they turn the ball over and kick upfield. Sergeal Petersen kicks and chases but the Sharks get back and save a try. The TMO is called upon to review a tackle but there is nothing in it so the match resumes. April kicks upfield with the 22 drop – the ball goes out on the full so the Cheetahs have a scrum on the Sharks 22.

34.00; The Sharks get a free kick from the scrum and they tap the ball. JP Pietersen gets the ball and runs for the line. He looks like he will offload but he keeps on and scores. TRY!

35.00: April adds the conversion.

38.00: The Cheetahs press the Sharks back into their half and put them under pressure.

40.00: The siren sounds for half time.

The half time score was Sharks 10 Cheetahs 7

The Cheetahs kick off and the second half is underway. Philip van der Walt knocks the ball on which gives the Cheetahs a scrum.

41.00: The Cheetahs press the Sharks back into their 22. Penalty to the Cheetahs. Zeilinga will have a shot.

42.00 : Zeilinga nails the penalty. The scores are level.

45.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Zeilinga lines up the kick but misses.

49.00: The Sharks get a penalty on the Cheetahs 22 from a scrum. They signal that April will have a shot at the posts.

52.00: April slots the penalty and the Sharks lead again.

54.00: April kicks deep the Sharks after a line out and sets up a line out in the Cheetahs 22. The Cheetahs win the line out and kick to the half way line.

57.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. Zeilinga takes the shot but misses.

58.00: The Cheetahs get a warning for early scrumming. The Sharks get a penalty. April will have a shot at the posts.

58.00: April slots the penalty.

62.00: The Sharks get an intercept pass and Stefan Ungerer races for the line and scores. TRY!

63.00: April adds the conversion.

67.00: The ball is kicked upfield. The Cheetahs chase and get to the ball first. They can’t control the ball and Keegan Daniel gets the ball but drops it as he goes to score. No try.

69.00: Penalty to the Sharks. April takes the kick and nails it.

73.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. They kick for touch.

75.00: The Sharks are trying to keep the Cheetahs back in their half. The Cheetahs have the advantage for a knock on. They get called back after a break and will kick for touch.

77.00: Francois Venter has taken a knock and has to come off for a concussion test. The Cheetahs penalty kick does not find touch but the Sharks knock on.

78.00; The Cheetahs win the line out and run at the Sharks. The final pass goes to ground and a possible try is missed.

79.00: The Cheetahs have the ball. They chip the ball ahead as the siren sounds.

80.00: The Cheetahs get called back for a penalty. They kick for touch and will have the line out.

81.00: the Sharks get the ball and chip it into touch.

The Sharks have won.

The full time score is Sharks 26 (10) Cheetahs 10 (7) 


Tries – J.P.Pietersen, S.Ungerer
Pen -G.April 4
Con – G.April 2
Drop –
Cards – T.Mtawarira (15th min yellow)

Tries – R.Rhule
Pen -F.Zeilinga
Con – F.Zeilinga
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Stuart Berry (Durban, South Africa)
Assistant Ref 1:Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Ref 2:Archie Sehlako
TMO :Marius Jonker



15. Rhyno Smith, 14. S’bura Sithole , 13. JP Pietersen , 12. Andre Esterhuizen , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Garth April, 9. Michael Claassens , 8. Philip van der Walt, 7. Jean-Luc du Preez, 6. Keegan Daniel , 5. Stephan Lewies , 4. Etienne Oosthuizen , 3. Coenie Oosthuizen , 2. Franco Marais , 1. Tendai Mtawarira (C)

Replacements:16. Chiliboy Ralepelle ,17. Thomas du Toit,18. Lourens Adriaanse,19. Ruan Botha, 20. Tera Mtembu,21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Heimar Williams, 23. Curwin Bosch,


1. Ox Nche , 2. Torsten van Jaarsveld , 3. Maks van Dyk , 4. Carl Wegner , 5. Francois Uys (vc) , 6. Uzair Cassiem , 7. Oupa Mohoje , 8. Paul Schoeman , 9. Shaun Venter , 10. Fred Zeilinga , 11. Raymond Rhule , 12. Michael van der Spuy , 13. Francois Venter (C) , 14. Sergeal Petersen , 15. Clayton Blommetjies

Replacements: , 16. Joseph Dweba , 17. Charles Marais , 18. Johan Coetzee , 19. Reniel Hugo , 20. Henco Venter , 21. Tian Meyer , 22. George Whitehead , 23. William Small-Smith

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