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The WP scrum breaks up and try to kick the ball away. After repeated infingements, the referee runs under the posts to signal a penalty try and that's the bonus point victory.
Brynard Stander comes on for The Sharks as they have a scrum 5m from WP's tryline and will look to score the bonus point try. The TMO is called into action once again as Marius Joubert is driven over, but it looks like there may have been players under him. No try, so The Sharks get the 5m scrum.
WP have lost a third player, Wilhelm van Sluys given a yellow card as WP are down to 12 men.
Louis Schreuder has intercepted and run the length of the field to score, although Joe Pietersen is unable to convert.
The Sharks scrum is completely dominant as they push ahead, Keegan breaks and WP give away a penalty. The AR calls them back and this time Jacques Botes is punched in the face and Tyrone Holmes is given a red card. The Sharks kick to touch with the WP scrum in disarray. The Sharks drive from the lineout and the superior numbers means WP have no counter and Jacques Botes is the man in possession as he goes over for The Sharks third try. Bosman converts as Charl McLeod comes on.
Jean Deysel comes back on as the TMO is called into action and awards the try to Louis Schreuder, the conversion is good and it's a seven point game. Monde Hadebe, S'bura Sithole and Peet Marais are the fresh legs on for The Sharks.
It's trytime for The Sharks as skipper Keegan Daniel shoots through the middle of a ruck with the defenders having fanned out leaving a massive gap. It's an easy conversion for Bosman.
Catrakilis converts a penalty when The Sharks are penalised trying to clean out the tackler.
Province have kicked two penalties to touch as they look to drive from the lineout. At the maul, Jean Deysel and Jebb Sinclair have some pushing and shoving before Sinclair punches Deysel in the face. The AR calls the ref's attaention and Sinclair is given a Red Card. He asks the TMO for another look at it and Jean Desyel is yellow carded for his role.
The Sharks kick a penalty to WP's 22 and win the lineout before driving ahead. They earn penalty advantage and the ball is kicked downfield to see if they can get the try. They don't so they come back for the penalty which Bosman converts.
Another high kick, another WP infringement and this one, from 38m out but right in front sees Bosman make no mistake,
We have second half action with both sides giving the ball a lot of air in the hope of forcing mistakes. This time The Sharks compete well and earn a penalty but Meyer Bosman's long range effort is just short.
WP have managed to break through and although The Sharks do well to stop the try, WP get the penalty and Catrakilis converts on the half-time whistle.
The Sharks have again stolen the ball after a chip ahead that two WP players have gone for, Cobus Reinach has chipped ahead and it's a race against Gio Aplon. He may have gotten a finger tip to it and it is referred to the TMO. It appears as though he was tackled without the ball but the try is given. Unfortunately the referee calls it back after allowing it and WP have a 22m kick-off. The Sharks come back with a high kick and earn a penalty on the 22m line which Bosman converts.
Catrakilis converts another penalty, an easy one from right in front.
It quite the most remarkable run of play, The Sharks steal the ball at the breakdown (looked like Keegan Daniel), the ball is chipped over, Odwa Ndungane gathers and feeds inside, Jacques Botes has the ball, is tackled but slides and rolls over to score in the corner. Meyer Bosman converts from out wide.
The Sharks are penalised for offsides and with 45m to the posts, WP opt for touch. The lineout takes place 27m out and WP hammer at The Sharks defensive line, with massive hits on attack and defence. A high tackle however hands WP a penalty on the edge of the 22 and Catrakilis makes no mistake as he equalises.
Meyer Bosman has another shot at posts, this after Keegan Daniel has earned his side another penalty, unwittingly so as he is tacked around the neck. This one is from 39m out, and lthough there are some province fans booeing, Bosman makes no mistake.
Odwa Ndungane fields the kick-off and clears to touch. WP field the lineout and drive, The Sharks infringe and
Demetri Catrakilis converts.
With over 260mm of rainfall over the past 24 hours, it will be interesting to see how this game is played. Riaan Viljoen gets the game going with a low, hard kick. Province collect but at the tackle lose the ball forward for a Sharks scrum 30m out. The Sharks push hard, gain valuable metres before Keegan Daniel breaks, is caught but WP have infringed and it;s a Sharks penalty, which Meyer Bosman has no difficulty converting.
Jacques Botes (2), Keegan Daniel, Penalty Try
Louis Schreuder (2)
Meyer Bosman (4)
Demetri Catrakilis (1)
Meyer Bosman (5)
Demetri Catrakilis (5)
|Gerhard van den Heever|
|JP du Plessis|
Keegan Daniel (Capt)
Jean Deysel (capt)
|Deon Fourie (capt)|
| De Kock Steenkamp|
|Wilhelm van Sluys|