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LIVE UPDATE: Chiefs Vs Sharks, Super 15 2011 - live

Friday 18 Mar 2011 7:27 p.m.

By James Bennett

Final Score: Chiefs 15 – 9 Sharks

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79 min - Penalty CHIEFS! That could be the ball game. They were retaining the ball looking to run down the clock and the Sharks couldn't resist putting their hands in the cookie jar. Delany to seal the deal...he nails it as the siren sounds...game over, Chiefs win 15-9, a classic game of rugby union
 
76 min - Chiefs launch an assault on the Sharks line, forwards retaining ball well, Sharks holding at present.
 
74 min - We've had two minutes of scrum re-sets, the Chiefs won't mind this at all.
 
72 min - With just under ten to go, this is anyone's game. Whoever can retain possession and keep their head will come up with the treats.
 
69 min - Chiefs back in front! 12-9 after a Delany goal, straight through the middle of the sticks with that one.
 
68 min - The Chiefs receive turnover ball and rush away down field, Sivivatu, Delany involved. Penalty comes....Delany will surely have a crack at goal.  
 
64 min - Sharks work down into Chiefs 22m. They will look to attack at lineout time. The Sharks pile on the pressure but the mooloos hold firm as Delany clears, a cracking defensive clearance of 50 metres.
 
61 min - Still searching for a try to crack this game open. The Chiefs get a penalty and opt to find touch, the ball is changing hands constantly throughout this one.
 
58 min - Yet another turnover, the Chiefs just looking to push the pass that isn't there at present. Sivivatu the guilty party in that one. 
 
56 min - Ohhh! The Chiefs go close with a swift backline move, Umaga made the bust and he got a great offload away to Kahui, he couldn't hold onto it though under pressure and a chance goes begging for the mooloo men.
 
53 min - Patrik Lambie gets a chance at goal and he makes no mistake. Easy stuff and another penalty at ruck time, we are all locked up once more.
 
50 min - The Sharks bring on some fresh legs, looking for that elusive first try.
 
47 min - Plenty of penalties at ruck time, the players are having a hard time holding their feet in the wet. Delany tries an ambitious shot at goal from 55 metres out but he doesn't have the distance. 
 
44 min - Reports are saying Donald has been taken to hospital to have his back checked out. Meanwhile Delany bangs another penalty over from wider out. Good kick, he looks in form.
 
42 min - Delany proves his worth, nailing a 50 metre penalty, back on level peggings.
 
Halftime: OK folks we are in the process of fixing the video problem, in the meantime I'll bring you a live update of the match. We will have video soon so hold onto your tickets.
 
40 min - That's halftime, Chiefs were hot on attack at the end there, forwards pick and go went so close but they came up empty handed. Sharks with the lead at the split, 6-3.
 
37 min - Chiefs make a bust down the left hand touch and go close. Sivivatu nearly gets going but his hands let him down. That about sums up the first half!
 
34 min - Sharks cough it up this time, hot on attack. I'd love to see the turnover stats, there's been a few!
 
32 min - The Chiefs are making solid gains with ball in hand but giving away silly penalties when they get a roll on. Nanai-Williams the culprit there.
 
31 min - Sorry folks, a few technical issues with the video at the moment, currently working on the problem. I'll keep you up to date in the meantime.
 
27 min - Lambie gets another crack at goal after the Chiefs committed a foul at scrum time. He nails the kick and the Sharks stretch out. 
 
25 min - Another injury for the Chiefs, Ben May is off Taumalolo on at prop.
 
22 min - Mike Delany is on at first five for Donald, those early hits must have done the damage.
 
17 min - Nanai-Williams nails the kick and it's all locked up. Video coming of the first scoring plays.
 
16 min - Chiefs on attack, they get a penalty out in front and will will have a shot at goal. Concern again over Donald, he's taken some knocks early. Nanai-Williams will take the kick.
 
15 min - Umaga involving himself early, he's had several runs. This is classic wet weather rugby, ball handling crucial.
 
9 min - Donald is on the receiving end of some heavy Shark's defence. He takes a moment but is back on his feet.
 
4 min - Chiefs give away a penalty within range, Patrick Lambie, the competition's leading points scorer makes no mistake, Sharks lead 3-0.
 
Kickoff: We are underway , the Sharks kicking off. Looks like we'll see plenty of kicking tonight. Video of the first try will be up as soon as it happens.

We bring you video highlights as the Chiefs host the Sharks in the opening Super 15 match of round five. Join the 3 News Sports Online team for all the action.

We’ll bring you the score and then highlights as the match progresses, updated again during the halftime interval and then again at fulltime although we will update the video more regularly so keep checking the video post to see if it's been updated.

Pre match:

The Sharks take on the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday while the Waratahs meet the winless Cheetahs in Sydney. The Johannesburg-based Lions are at home to Australia's Western Force.

All Blacks centre Richard Kahui returns to the Chiefs backline alongside veteran Tana Umaga as the injury-hit team attempts to recover from last week's 29-26 loss to the Hurricanes.

"The key lessons from last week's frustrating loss were that we need to be more clinical and individuals need to take more responsibility for their skill areas," coach Ian Foster said.

"We have worked hard in those areas this week and we are looking to demonstrate this improvement."

AP

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