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)

33 comments for “SR: Blues 23(6), Cell C Sharks 29(16)

  1. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Here we go…Sharks taking on the Blues

  2. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 9:44 am

    A penalty each gets the score up to 3-3

  3. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 9:46 am

    TRY Sharks !!!!! Du Plessis

    From line-out the sharks goes through the phases and get over the line

  4. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Sharks lead 10-3

  5. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Steyn with a drop goal extend the lead to 13-6

  6. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Sharks getting warned for repeated penalties…..Blues on attack and go for attacking line-out

  7. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Brilliant defense from Sharks and they turn the ball over

  8. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Sharks with another penalty and take the lead to 16-6

  9. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Shark lead 16-6 at halftime

  10. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Sharks look in control in the match…..they play with confidence…

  11. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Second half is underway. Jake has not made any changes after the break.

  12. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:37 am

    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

  13. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Try Given and Sharks now lead 16-13

  14. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Beast Mtawarira is off for blood. He is replaced but Dale Chadwick.

  15. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Good pressure play from Sharks after they gets win a Blues scrum with seven men….

    Penalty given to the Sharks….Steyn goes for points….

    Sharks lead 19-13

  16. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Beast back from blood bin

  17. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Blues on attack again….

    Sharks gets turnover at their goal line…great defense from Sharks

  18. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:52 am

    TRY Sharks!!!!!!

    Another kick through for the Sharks after a brilliant tackle from Frans and Cobus score two weekends in a row

  19. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Sharks a bit lucky with that try..Frans was offside from the ruck in the tackle and knock the ball on and referee let it go…we will take that thank you very much

  20. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:58 am

    26-13 Sharks

  21. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:58 am


    Was he?
    There is no offside line for the tackler is there?

  22. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Blues again on attack from line out….

    Steyn off with another yellow card….stupid play from steyn….three times in a row now he did it.

  23. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

    @DavidS: If the referee call ruck then he is..and he knock the ball

  24. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 11:01 am

    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

  25. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Brilliant defense again from the Sharks, Blues was at one stage over the line…just brilliant

  26. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 11:07 am

    TRY Blues!!!

    Through a gap and then through the backs and score in the corner..

    TMO to check final pass….

    Difficult one….TMO decide the pass is fine…WOW

  27. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Referee check this off the ball stuff and Blues gets penalty against them for taking player off the ball and SP kicks the penalty and Sharks lead 29-20

  28. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Frans now back on

  29. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Blues gets penalty and gets it over

    Sharks lead 29-23 with 8 min to go

  30. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Sharks win!!!

  31. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    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.

  32. avatar
    Cheetah Glory
    May 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm


    no leave them. They are good value to lose in a final – which for SA teams are enough.

  33. avatar
    May 23, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    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.


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