SR: Blues 23(6), Cell C Sharks 29(16)



I am giving the Sharks team the Shark Girls this week, beautiful girls must get a beautiful win boys!!

The Sharks have send out a huge message to all the teams with their win over the Crusaders last week and the Blues will be worried as they are in a must win situation this week to keep their hopes alive.

The Blues have not lost a game at Eden Park this year but the small problem is that they are playing the match in Albany. 

Recent results:
2013: Sharks won 22-20, Durban
2012: Sharks won 29-23, Auckland
2011: Sharks won 26-12, Durban
2010: Sharks won 23-10, Durban
2009: Sharks won 35-31, Auckland
2008: Sharks won 22-17, Durban


Blues: 15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Pita Ahki, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Simon Hickey, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Luke Braid (captain), 6 Peter Saili, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 James Parson, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Hayden Triggs, 20 Steven Luatua, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Albert Nikoro.

Sharks: 15 SP Marais, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Paul Jordaan, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Francois Steyn, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Lubabalo Mtembu, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Ryan Kankowski, 20 Keegan Daniel, 21 Charl McLeod, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Heimar Williams.

Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Aki Aso (Japan)
TMO: Aaron Peterson (New Zealand)

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  1. Sharks in trouble now……Blues on attack and referee deemed Jannie needs to go and rest and extra 10 min after half time.

    Blues take scrum 5 meters out….

    TRY Blues !!!!but first TMO

  2. Jonathan Kaplan @RefJK 1m
    Sharks incredibly fortunate to be awarded that “try” . Player offside and clear knock on . No Tmo . Not good enough at this level !

    What Kaplan thinks of it

  3. I just wish the Sharks could change the way they play. No one likes a winning team if they get the results but not play pretty.

  4. Good value to lose in a final. I have no time for White or the Sharks but I hope they win it Brendon, just for comments like those. But then that would probably be put down to luck by you.

    This gameplan works for the Sharks, works for finals rugby.