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80 mins
The Sharks have one last fling, but the story oif the game continues as the pass goes to ground and that's the game. What a season, they have achieved greatly, but history would repeat itself.

78 mins
Sonny Bill Williams senses a gap and dives over for the fourth try, converted.

72 mins
The Sharks are penalised yet again, Cruden converts.

65 mins
Meyer Bosman, Riaan Viljoen and Jacques Botes are on for The Sharks as the Chiefs have another scrum. Sonny Bill Williams drops his shoulder into Pat Lambie's face, the commentators say "it's not so bad" (they wouldn't have said it if it were Butch James one thinks) and The Sharks will work off a lineout, but lose the ball on attack.

62 mins
The Sharks are on attack but it's fractured and they lose possession, Lelia Masaga beats two tackles and that's the third try. Cruden converts.

54 mins
The Sharks earn a penalty for a cynical act in front of the posts and Michalak converts. Wiehahn Herbst, Jean Deysel and Steven Sykes come on for The Sharks as they give away a penalty at the breakdown on their own ball. Cruden will look to cancel out the earlier penalty but misses.

46 mins
The Sharks have a clearing kcik charged down so the Chiefs have an attacking scrum. Keegan Daniel complains of crossing interference but Steve Walsh will have nothing of it. Kane Thompson takes the ball off the back of the scrum and scores. It is converted. Ryan Kankoski cops a high, no arms tackle and no-one sees anything.

42 mins
The second half is under way as The Sharks receive the kick-off, a Chiefs player stands between the ruck and The Sharks lose possession. Fortunately Sonny Bill loses the ball in the tackle and The Sharks get the scrum and clear.

40 mins
The Sharks lose a lineout near their 22, and it's tense times, but fortunately a kick ahead fails to come off for The Sharks and that's half-time.

33 mins
The Chiefs have concedde a fifth penalty for holding players back, Janie du Plessis is shoulder chargeed and pushes the player and the penalty is reversed and Cruden knocks over a secondty.

24 mins
The Chiefs have possession and have penalty advantage. Cruden kicks cross field but the ball beats everyone into touch, so they come back for the penalty which Cruden converts.

22 mins
Tim Nanai-Williams has scored for the Chiefs as Sonny Bill has made a decisive break. Cruden converts.

16 mins
The Chiefs are hammering away at The Sharks, failing to find the gaps against a committed Sharks side who have only enjoyed 29% possession in this game.

10 mins
Steve Walsh has a word with the Chiefs for pulling players in at the rucks and it could be a problem if they do it again.

6 mins
The first penalty of the game goes to The Sharks as the Chiefs are penalised for an early tackle on The Sharks. Play is taken down to The Chiefs tryline, it's their lineout but stolen by The Sharks and they drive away before earning a penalty from right in front which Michalak converts.

2 mins
Pat Lambie kicks off, the Chiefs secure the ball and manage to push up, kick high and The Sharks field, kick back and regain the ball when the Chiefs fail to hold on at the breakdown. Unfortunately it's knocked on and the Chiefs have a scrum outside their 22.

0 mins
Bismarck du Plessis, playing in his 100th Super Rugby game for The Sharks, leads his team out onto the field, wet with some rain here in Hamilton. What an ocassion!

The Sharks

Tim Nanai-Williams, Kane Thompson, Lelia Masaga, Sonny Bill Williams
Aaron Cruden (4)
Fred Michalak (1)
Aaron Cruden (3)
Drop Goals
The Sharks
Patrick Lambie
Robbie Robinson
Louis Ludik
Tim Nanai-Williams
JP Pietersen
Andrew Horrell
Paul Jordaan
Sonny Bill Williams
Lwazi Mvovo
Asaeli Tikoirotuma
Frederic Michalak
Aaron Cruden
Charl McLeod
Tawera Kerr-Barlow
Ryan Kankowski
Kane Thompson
Marcell Coetzee
Tanerau Latimer
Keegan Daniel (Capt)
Liam Messam
Anton Bresler
Brodie Retallick
Willem Alberts
Craig Clarke (Capt)
Jannie du Plessis
Ben Tameifuna
Bismarck du Plessis
Mahonri Schwalger
Tendai Mtawarira
Sona Taumalolo
Craig Burden
Hikawera Elliott
Wiehahn Herbst
Ben Afeaki
Steven Sykes
Michael Fitzgerald
Jean Deysel
Sam Cane
Jacques Botes
Brendon Leonard
Meyer Bosman
Jackson Willison
Riaan Viljoen
Lelia Masaga