0-0 after 7min. Bosch kicks straight to the Chiefs. They return and Bosch again boots it down their throats. Net loss of about 30m for the Sharks in the end .
Trouble as Nkosi shoots out of line and leaves a man over. Chiefs can't use it and their attack peters out. Penalty advantage though and they have a kickable one 40m out right in front.
3-0 Chiefs 11min.
Bosch beats a few defenders on the counter. Sharks on attack in the 22.
Coenie knocks and the Sharks attack is over.
What a pathetic pass Sharks. Before that fat Co enie knocks on. All inside Chiefs 22
Chiefs attempt to attack from their own line and knocks it. Sharks have it. Poor pass kills any attack but they have an attacking scrum.
Sharks can't get the ball out of the scrum and concede a penalty. Opportunity lost.
Great cleanup by a Du Preez twin after a poor Chiefs lineout throw. Bosch with a great counter after the Chiefs kick upfield. Sharks attack.
Poor pass to Du Preez and result is knock on.
How the heck can you be so poor when you are supposedly a professional.
Wake up Sharks.
Fassi runs straight back into the massed defense instead of attacking the spaces outside him and another Sharks attack dies. Chiefs scrum 7m from their line.
Early shove Sharks, free kick. Elementary mistakes. Chiefs clear to inside the Sharks half.
Not the same Sharks side we saw last week. Conditions do look quite damp out there.
Dropped pass again ruins great attacking opportunity. Amazing.
Sharks have it, kick into the 22. Chiefs return. Quick throw Bosch. Fassi makes a good break, Sharks close now, need quick ball and they knock it.
Bosch amassing the running meters on the counter but not so hot with general flyhalf play so far .
Great take in the air Nkosi. Lienrt-Brown giving the Chiefs their initial attacking momentum from deep through Bosch's channel. His defense is a big weakness.
Fassi on the counter seeks out two Chiefs loosies and gets driven meters back. Guy needs to look for the spaces.
Moli rumbles through Louw's tackle and Weber scores.
Face facts the SA sides are NOT professionals. The are interested amateurs.
Chiefs score. Sharks have spent most of match knocking on ball in Chiefs 22.
10-0 Chiefs 27 min. Lots of poor defense in that play from the Sharks.
Handbags! Almost escalated into broomsticks.
Typical very late tackle by dirty Chiefs leads to handbags.
Maybe this will wake up sleepy sharks.
Amazing how the Sharks were so dominant physically last week and this week they look like a bunch of overcooked spaghetti.
Fired up Sharks score.
Now if they can catch the ball we might have a match.
Andrews scores a runaway 40m try after Chiefs can't control the high ball to follow the successful penalty. Sharks back in it. 10-10, 33min .
And now Nkosi concedes a stupid penalty with hands in the ruck. Lineout 5 Chiefs.
Brainless Nkosi gives away penalty.
Leads to chiefs try.
Simple bash, set, pick and dive to score for Karpik.
Brainless chip ahead by sharks!
17-10 36min. Sharks look a shadow of the defensive powerhouse they were last week. Am makes a stupid chip to turn over possession.
17-13 to chiefs
Penalty now to the Sharks, 30m out right in front. Bosch for the three.
Schreuder repeatedly takes ages to clear . By the time he passes the opponents have regrouped.
17-13 Chiefs at half time. No comment.
Hopefully the Sharks can only improve.
Yes Jean the handling errors and silly mistakes ruined the Sharks efforts.
Early penalty Chiefs. Jacobson strong in the turnover, Du Preez & vd Walt unable to clear him away.
Easy penalty missed by the Chiefs, still 17-13.
Bosch hesitant under the high ball and knocks it. Need to show a little more guts.
Chiefs now drop it. Sharks scrum on their own 22.
Scrum penalty Sharks, they clear to just outside the Chiefs 22.
Lots of phases Sharks and Andrews eventually knocks it in the tackle. They look so disorganized in attack.
Better for Sharks who go 10 phases but suicide pass leads to knock on.
Robert on, Fassi off.
McKenzie clears to halfway.
"He'll take the ball to the line" says commentator about Robert. I kinda doubt it.
Botha has been good at 5 for the Sharks. Bosch takes the high ball this time.
Sharks again do some attacking but it's all pretty lateral and predictable.
Bosch lets it bounce and Chiefs attack into the Sharks 22.
Mapimpi saves the Sharks with a ruck turnover. Bosch should expect another few high ones. Chiefs playing a smart game even if they struggle with execution.
Horrible pass from Schreuder. JLDup makes some meters.
Mapimpi with the nice turnover. JL such a monster!
Sharks much more intense. Even carthorse Schreuder passing quicker
Mapimpi almost soccers his way through. Penalty Sharks on the Chiefs line. Yellow Chiefs for Harris.
Yellow + a try would be nice here...
Just a try :/
Ruan Botha scores and revitalized sharks take lead.
Sharks score after TMO gets involved. 18-17 Sharks conversion to come.
Sharks lead 20- 17
No mistake Bosch. 20-17 Sharks 58min.
Poor pass by Robert well collected by Louw.
Would like to see the Sharks not kick the ball away when they have a penalty advantage.
23-17 Sharks after another Bos ch penalty. 62min.
Opportunity for Sharks but Botha throws a hospital pass. Pity.
How Crooked was that line out throw by Chiefs!!!
Chiefs good attack from the lineout. They get the penalty and will go for touch. Lineout 5.
Ends up with try to chiefs.
L-Brown beats Wright's tackle and gets over after multiple Chiefs phases on the Sharks tryline.
23-22 Sharks as the conversion goes wide. 70min.
Weber gets his second as the Chiefs run it in from 80m. Great try, Sharks asleep.
29-23 Chiefs 71min.
Sharks leave huge gap and Chiefs score long range try.
Chiefs lead 29-23.
Sharks have so little to offer on attack. Pass pass pass kick ahead.
Chiefs now win possession from the Sharks maul. Handbags again.
Sharks have missed Beast.
Compare Schreuder to Chiefs scrummie!
Sharks still trying to get the winning points 2 minutes past the siren.
Bosch knocks it and it's game over. 29-23 Chiefs FT.
Much better second half Sharks but dismal first half cost you the match.
Sharks defense not good enough today, and too many soft moments. Nkosi's silly penalty at the ruck lead to a Chiefs try, as did the defensive lapse when Nankivell broke to start the 80m try. They have no strike power in attack, it's all lateral leading either to the inevitable knock-on or turnover as they run themselves into trouble, or a kick ahead as they run out of options that hand possession the opposition. A big effort, but ultimately limited team.
Get rid of Schreuder he kills the backline.
Then ask why the Sharks dropped so many balls in first half.
Please oaks Kriel is much better than Am.
Sharks forwards were fine. But backs lack creativity.
Sharks needed Esterhuizen and Beast. Andrew's at lock is a joke. Maybe a loose forward?
They draw against the Saders and then get beaten by a lowly rated Chiefs. Can’t gauge clearly where these teams are at right now.
Sharks punch below their weight. They are not professional enough. Should never have lost to the Chiefs playing to potential.
Sharks did play as well as they can but were dusted by the superior Mighty Chiefs Hasbeeno! Face facts!!
When the Sharks were 23 to 17 up, Mapimpi was penalized when it appeared he was right over the ball. The penalty was dubious at best....leading directly to the first of two tries and the match.
...looks like the Mighty Chief's B team pulled off what the Crusaders couldn't ..