Stormers fold and lose to Sharks



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This was a live match report.





The Sharks will be looking to make improvements on last week as they scraped home against the Force at home. The result was in doubt until the end but it was made a bit more comfortable by a 55m penalty goal from Springbok back Frans Steyn with a few minutes left on the clock.

Saturday February 23
Absa Stadium, Durban
Referee: Kelvin Deaker (NZL)
Head-to-Head: Played 11, Stormers 6, Sharks 5
In Durban: Played 5, Sharks 3, Stormers 2
Last season: Round 14, May 6 2007: Sharks 36-10 Stormers at Newlands, Cape Town



Match Detail


22.00: Ricky Januarie scored the first try of the match after Tiaan Liebenberg made a great break down the wing.


24.00: The try was converted by Peter Grant.


42.00 : Peter Grant kicks an injury time penalty.


The half time Score is Sharks 00 Stormers 10


46.00 Ruan Pienaar finally gets the Sharks on the scoreboard with a penalty.


48.00: Schalk Burger is yellow carded and as he walks off he shouts, swears and waves hand gestures at the referee’s assistant Willie Roos.  


57.00: The Stormers gets a penalty as Ruan Pienaar leaves the field injured. Rory Kockott takes the kick (not Steyn or Michalak) and he misses.


58.00: Schalk Burger returns to the field.


61.00: Rory Kockott has another shot at goal for the Sharks with a penalty and this time he slots it.


64.00: Rassie Erasmus is playing games with his players, first he moves Sireli Naqelevuki into scrum half then he moves Luke Watson into the position before Ricky Januarie comes back to play at scrum half.


65.00: Replacement Dylan des Fountain comes on and is almost immediately sent off with a yellow card.


66.00: Rory Kockott slots another penalty for the Sharks bringing them to within a point.


71.00: Rory Kockott slots another penalty to put the Sharks in front for the first time.


75.00: The Sharks step up the pace in order to secure the win but the Stormers refuse to lie down.


77.00 Mujati gets some attention as Dylan des Fountain comes back on so the Stormers will finish with 15 men.


79.00: Schalk Burger gives away a penalty.


81.00 : The Stormers knock on, the Siren goes – the Sharks win.


The Full time Score is Sharks 12 Stormers 10 





Tries –
Pen – Ruan Pienaar ,Rory Kockott (3)
Con –


Tries – Ricky Januarie
Pen – Peter Grant
Con – Peter Grant
Card – Schalk Burger, Dylan des Fountain (yellow)




Francois Steyn, Odwa Ndungane, Waylon Murray, Brad Barritt, JP Pietersen, Frederic Michalak, Ruan Pienaar, Ryan Kankowski, AJ Venter, Jacques Botes, Johann Muller, Johan Ackermann, BJ Botha, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtwarira.
Bench: Craig Burden, Jannie du Plessis, Albert van den Ber, Keegan Daniel, Rory Kockott, Adrian Jacobs, Stefan Terblanche.

Conrad Jantjes, Tonderai Chavhanga, Gcobani Bobo, Jean de Villiers (captain), Sireli Naqelevuki, Peter Grant, Ricky Januarie, Luke Watson, Francois Louw, Schalk Burger, Andries Bekker, Adriaan Fondse, Brian Mujati, Tiaan Liebenberg, JD Moller.
Bench: Schalk Brits, Brok Harris, Francois van der Merwe, Ross Skeate, Bolla Conradie, Gio Aplon, Dylan des Fountain.

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