CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP
3. Ben Tameifuna
4. Craig Clarke (c)
5. Brodie Retallick
6. Liam Messam
9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow
10. Aaron Cruden
11. Asaeli Tikoirotuma
13. Andrew Horrell
15. Robbie Robinson
16. Hika Elliot
17. Ben Afeaki
18. Michael Fitzgerald
19. Sam Cane
20. Brendon Leonard
21. Jackson Willison
22. Lelia Masaga
SHARKS STARTING LINEUP
1. Tendai Mtawarira
4. Willem Alberts
5. Anton Bresler
6. Keegan Daniel ( C )
7. Marcell Coetzee
8. Ryan Kankowski
9. Charl McLeod
11. Lwazi Mvovo
12. Paul Jordaan
13. JP Pietersen
14. Louis Ludik
15. Patrick Lambie
16. Craig Burden
17. Wiehahn Herbst
18. Steven Sykes
19. Jacques Botes
20. Jean Deysel
21. Meyer Bosman
22. Riaan Viljoen
Tonight is the Final for the 2012 Super 15. The Sharks are the most successful team to have never won the Super 15 title, and the Chiefs are aiming ot make it second time lucky, having appeared in the 2009 final
1:00 Game begins with a lot of high kicks from both teams within the first minute and the Sharks turn it over at 1:20 minutes for a knock on. Chiefs Scrum. Kerr-Barlow takes the pass and passes it out wel. Nanai-Williams makes an excellent run but Sharks knock it out. Chiefs lineout.
3:00 Chiefs turn the ball over, due to early tackle, but regain possession soon after.
4:00 Chiefs lose their own lineout and are on hight defence 5 meters out from the Sharks tryline.
5:00 Chiefs offside, Sharks Penalty.
6:00 Frederic Michalak scores. Chiefs restart play
7:00 Aaron Cruden kicks the ball long, and turns the ball ocer to the Sharks.
9:00 Sharks win their own lineout, but lose the ball to knock on.
10:00 A shitload more kicking around (which is really boring).
11:00 Lineout not straight to the Chiefs.
13:00 Ball retrieved by Chiefs from the ruck
14:00 Big, Strong run from Taumololo, but knocked on by Lwazi Mvovo, Chiefs scrum.
15:00 Kerr-Barlow retrives ball form scrum. Sharks recieve the adcantage
16:00 Sharks scrum, they win it and they make a good kick.
18:00 Sonny Bill Williams make big run, and passes it off to Robbie Robinson. Bit more passing around, which results in Tim Nanai-Williams getting over the line. Chiefs up 5-3
20:00 Conversion to Aaron Cruden. Chiefs up 7-3
22:00 Sharks start to crumble due to the wet conditions, dropping th wet ball
23:00 Tim Nanai-Williams almost gets his second try of the evening, but it gets knocked out. Sharks give away penalty.
24:00 Aaron Cruden nails his penalty. Chiefs up 10-3. Sharks restart play
25:00 Paul Jordaan makes big run, but couldn’t make it all the way due to lack of support. Chiefs regain possession and kick it into touch. Black Keys’ Lonely Boy playing during break in play.
27:00 Robbie Robinson makes a great kick ot clear the ball, and makes it into touch.
28:00 Sharks Lineout. Nothing much to say about this
30:00 Chiefs give away penalty for Obstruction.
32:00 Sharks reverse the penalty, and the Chiefs are awarded a penalty shot at goal.
33:00 Aaron Cruden nails the shot at goal. Chiefs 13 Sharks 3
35:00 Sharks successfully get their own lineout. Very successful with their lineouts tonight
36:00 Tawera Kerr-Barlow makes excellent run but Chiefs get the penalty for interferrence in the ruck.
37:00 Aaron Cruden attempts the Penalty goal. Strikes it poorly and didn’t have enough gas on it. Chiefs 13 Sharks 3
39:00 Chiefs feed the scrum after Sharks knock on the ball during a lineout in their own 22
40:00 Robbie Robinson is pulled into touch after breaking the line, giving the Chiefs the half time lead 13-3
HALF TIME SCORE: CHIEFS 13 SHARKS 3
40:00 Aaron Cruden gets the second half underway with an excellent kick
41:00 Sonny Bill Williams loses the ball foward after the Chiefs work their way into the Sharks 22. Sharks feed the scrum.
43:00 Tim Nanai-Williams gets over the line but Steve Walsh rules the ball was knocked on before he goes over the line. Sharks feed a 5m defensive scrum.
44:00 Craig Clark charges down a Frederic Michalak attempt to clear the ball
45:00 Kane Thompson finds a gap after a Chiefs fed scrum and makes it across the line. Chiefs 18 Sharks 3
46:00 Aaron Cruden slots the conversion. Chiefs 20 – Sharks 3
49:00 the Sharks edge their way into the Chiefs 22 and go through multiple phases but don’t manage to get over the line before the Chiefs turn the ball over
50:00 Chiefs get penalised and Frederic Michalak lines up the ball to take a shot at goal
51:00 Michalak gets the penalty goal. Chiefs 20 Sharks 6
52:00 Sharks are penalised this time, and Cruden lines up for a shot at goal
53:00 Cruden drifts the goal wide. Chiefs 20 Sharks 6
57:00 Chiefs put the Sharks under a lot of pressure in their territory. Chiefs feed a 22m scrum after Paul Jordaan loses the ball forward.
60:00 Lelia Masaga gets over for a Chiefs try. Chiefs 25 Sharks 6
61:00 Aaron Cruden gets a successful conversion. Chiefs 27 Sharks 6
63:00 Steve Walsh penalises Sonny Bill Williams for a shoulder charge. Patrick Lambie kicks for the corner.
66:00 Chiefs penalised in own territory. Sharks have a quick take.
67:00 Chiefs lose the ball in their own half and the Sharks feed a defensive scrum
69:00 the Sharks are penalised for offside and Cruden kicks for the corner.
71:00 Aaron Cruden is awarded a shot at goal after the Sharks are penalised for putting their greedy mits in the ruck.
72:00 Aaron Cruden makes good on his oppotunity to add to the Chiefs scoreline. Chiefs 30 Sharks 6
73:00 Liam Messam makes a very strong attempt at the line, but Asaeli Tikoirotuma has him all wrapped up. Sharks turn the ball over and clear it away.
76:00 Sonny Bill charges towards the line and makes it over. Chiefs 35 Sharks 6
78:00 Aaron Cruden attempts the goal, and makes good. Chiefs 37 Sharks 6.
80:00 The full time hooter goes and the Sharks lose the ball forward. End of game. Chiefs are crowned 2012 Super XV champions.
Chiefs Tries – T. Nanai-Williams, K. Thompson, L. Masaga, SB. Williams
Pen – A. Cruden 3
Con – A. Cruden 4
Sharks Tries –
Pen – F. Michalak 2
Referee: Steve Walsh
Assistant Ref 1:Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 2:Keith Brown
TMO : Garratt Williamson
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