The Sunwolves will be looking for a big step up from last week as they host South Africa’s Southern Kings in Singapore for this match.
When the teams last met the Kings beat the Sunwolves 33-28 in Port Elizabeth but this time the Sunwolves will have home advantage.
We are waiting for the kick off.
0.01: The Southern Kings kick off and the match is underway.
1.30: The Kings win an early penalty for offside.
2.00: Lionel Cronje slots the penalty and puts the Kings into the lead.
6.00: Penalty to the Kings. Hayden Cripps lines up the posts.
7.00: Cripps takes the kick but misses.
9.00: The Sunwolves are mixing it up a bit and testing the Kings. They try the chip and chase but the ball goes beyond the dead ball line. 22 drop out.
11.00: Louis Schreuder has to go off for a concussion test. The Kings win a line out and clear the ball into touch.
14.00: The Kings break out from their half and Malcolm Jaer and Rudi van Rooyen combine demonstrating their pace and Van Rooyen scores for the Kings under the posts. TRY!
15.00: Cronje adds the conversion.
17.00: The Sunwolves almost get on the scoreboard but the Kings tackle them into touch.
21.00: Penalty to the Sunwolves. Tanaka takes it quickly and passes to Timothy Lafaele who slips through and scores the Sunwolves opening TRY!
22.00: Hayden Cripps adds the conversion.
24.00: Louis Schreuder has failed the concussion test. There is a break in play as Ross Geldenhuys gets some medical assistance.
26.00: The Sunwolves are awarded a penalty from the scrum. They kick for touch and set up a line out on the Kings 22.
29.00: There is another break in play as Mzwanele Zito has taken a knock. He comes off and Chris Cloete comes on. The Sunwolves have a penalty from the scrum. Cripps takes a shot at the posts but misses.
32.00: The Kings break through the Sunwolves defence after a line out. Jaer uses his pace to get the Kings over the gain line and Chris Cloete goes over to score. The TMO will check for obstruction. The try is awarded.
33.00: Cronje adds the conversion.
35.00: Cronje kicks for territory and finds the line 5m out from the Kings tryline. The Kings have suffered another injury and Pieter-Steyn de Wet comes on for Rudi van Rooyen who is stretchered off. That’s the Kings second scrumhalf leaving the match.
38.00: The Kings win the line out and attack on the Sunwolves 5m line. The Sunwolves turn the ball over and kick deep. The Kings get back and kick to the Sunwolves who counter.
The Kings hold off the Sunwolves attacks until the siren sounds. It’s half time.
The half time score was Sunwolves 7 Southern Kings 17
The Sunwolves kick off and the second half is underway.
41.00: The Sunwolves get the ball into the Kings 22 but the can’t do anything with it and the Kings send them back upfield.
43.00: The Sunwolves make some ground into the Kings 22 with some hard running but the Kings turn the ball over and clear it into touch.
47.00: The Kings chip and chase and almost get away from the Kings. Cronje gets to the ball but throws a wild pass and it goes to the Sunwolves.
49.00: The Kings win a scrum 5m out and hooker Michael Willemse goes for the line but is held up by the Wolves.
53.00: The Kings are full of attack as they launch wave after wave at Sunwolves in their 22. The Kings are awarded a penalty so Cronje lines up the posts.
54.00: Cronje nails the penalty and extends the lead.
55.00: Penalty to the Sunwolves. Cripps lines up the kick and nails it. Kings lead by 10.
58.00: Penalty to the Kings. Cronje slots it. Kings lead by 13.
63.00: The Sunwolves are awarded another penalty. Cripps lines up the posts. He nails the kick so the Kings lead by 10 again.
65.00: The Southern Kings form a rolling maul and keep it rolling from well out and they drive over the line and score. TRY! Ruaan Lerm
67.00: Cronje lines up the conversion kick and nails it.
72.00: The Kings launch into attack down the wing but Jaer is just caught and the ball is lost forward.
75.00: The Sunwolves pick off a loose ball and intercept a pass and Kenki Fukuoka races for the line and scores. TRY!
76.00: Cripps misses the conversion.
78.00: Malcolme Jaer uses his pace on the wing and scores in the corner for the Kings. TRY!
78.00: The conversion is added by Cronje.
79.00: The game has opened up now as the Sunwolves stretch the Kings outwide and Takaaki Nakazuru scores in the corner.
80.00: Cripps takes the conversion kick but misses.
The Sunwolves have won.
The full time score is Sunwolves 23 (7) Southern Kings 37 (17)
Tries – T.Lafaele, K.Fukuoka, T. Nakazuru
Pen – H.Cripps 2
Tries – R.van Rooyen, C.Cloete, R.Lerm, M.Jaer
Pen -L.Cronje 3
Con -L.Cronje 4
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 1:Egon Seconds
Assistant Ref 2:Akihisa Aso
TMO :Minoru Fuji
15 Shota Emi, 14 Takaaki Nakazuru, 13 Timothy Lafaele, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Hayden Cripps, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Shokei Kin, 6 Ed Quirk, 5 Sam Wykes, 4 Liaki Moli, 3 Heiichiro Ito, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Masataka Mikami
Replacements: 16 Takeshi Hino, 17 Koki Yamamoto, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Kotaro Yatabe, 20 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 21 Keisuke Uchida, 22 Will Tupou, 23 Jamie-Jerry Taulagi
15. Masixole Banda, 14. Makazole Mapimpi, 13. Berton Klaasen, 12. Waylon Murray, 11. Malcolm Jaer, 10. Lionel Cronje, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Ruaan Lerm, 7. Stefan Willemse, 6. Andisa Ntsila, 5. Mzwanele Zito, 4. Tyler Paul, 3. Ross Geldenhuys, 2. Michael Willemse, 1. Schalk Ferreira (capt)
Replacements: 16. Kurt Haupt, 17. Schalk van der Merwe, 18. Justin Forwood, 19. Thembelani Bholi, 20. Chris Cloete, 21. Rudi van Rooyen, 22. Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 23. Luzuko Vulindlu.