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The Bulls have a great attack, take it up but are repelled time after time before Morne Steyn knocks it on. He then conceded a penalty for a stiff arm tackle as the game is over and The Sharks are through to the final.
The TMO is called again as The Bulls have had a kick charged down, then knocked the ball on for The Sharks to regain possession and run the line before Lwazi Mvovo is over in the corner. The try stands! The conversions strikes the uprights but with a 17 point lead, surely there is no coming back for the Bulls?
Tim Whitehead makes way for Meyer Bosman as The Sharks have pinned the Bulls into their 22. They lose their own lineout and the teams will come back for a Sharks scrum in the 22. Fourth penalty at the scrum and it's an opportunity to add another three points and cancel out the Bulls earlier score. Lambie makes no mistake.
The Bulls look to hammer the ball up before earning a penalty in a kickable position and this time will go for posts for the first time in the game. He makes no mistake with the easy conversion. Craig Burden is on for Kyle Cooper.
The Bulls have conceded another penalty after making no effort to roll away from the tackle. The Sharks kick to touch from their half. However, the Bulls steal the ball and manage to clear.
Sean Veldsman the TMO is asked to rule on possible foul play. Bulls lock Juandre Marais has appeared to get a bit reckless with Steven Sykes coming away with a bleeding nose and he and Anton Bresler almost coming to blows. However, he has been warned for reckless play but no sanction, Sharks scrum.
A massive roar erupts as Beast comes on to replace Dale Chadwick while Willem Alberts is on for Jean Deysel. However, The Sharks infringe and the Bulls kick to touch.
The Bulls hammer away at The Sharks line for the first time in the game but they cannot penaltrate. There are massive hits coming from The Sharks before the ball is held up off the ground, Sharks ball. The Bulls backchat and concede a penalty. They kick to touch. The Bulls are making changes, an entire front row replacement, while Steven Sykes comes on for Jandre Marais.
The Bulls concede a penalty from in front, 25m out, and Pat Lambie converts well.
The Bulls have given away two penalties in quick succession as The Sharks have worked their way from their 22 to the Bulls 22.
The Sharks have a scrum after the Bulls have lost the ball forward. Mellet is back on after spending his 10 minutes on the side of the field, his side having conceded six points while he was away. However, nothing comes of the advantage and the sides head for the changerooms.
Jannie du Plessis goes off for a concussion test after clashing heads with Anton Bresler in a tackle. Wiehahn Herbst is on the field.
Pat Lambie evades an attempted tackle from Morne Steyn before The Sharks earn another penalty and The Sharks flyhalf converts.
Morné Mellett has been carded after tripping Pat Lambie as he chips the defence. Mark Lawrence has blown immediately so Lambie converts the penalty.
The Bulls have been penalised for the third time at the scrum but nothing comes of the attack unfortunately.
The Bulls have been penalised for the second time at scrumtime and Lambie kicks to touch. The Sharks have the lineout, but lose on the attack., However, they have possession and then earn a penalty, 39m out. Lambie makes no mistake.
If what has happened in the game so far is any indication, there will be plenty of kicking with both sides looking to exploit the conditions. The Bulls have just lost the ball in contact just inside their half for a Sharks scrum. They earn a penalty immediately and Pat Lambie will go for the 46m effort. Unfortunately it falls just short.
The Sharks will kick the game off, Pat Lambie putting in a long one. JP Pietersen manages to get a touch to the clearing kick but it goes out.
An update before kick-off, the sky is cloudy but we haven't had any rain for over an hour. In team changes, Steven Sykes has passed a late fitness test and will take his place on the bench for the big game.
Pat Lambie (5)
Mornè Steyn (1)
Keegan Daniel (Capt)
|Dewald Potgieter (capt) |
| Flip van der Merwe|
|Juandrè Kruger |
Jannie du Plessis