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Hurricanes 38 - 22 Sharks
80min - Full time.
71min - Penalty won by the Sharks, they kick for the corner.
69min - TRY - Sharks, a sloppy lineout from the Hurricanes and the Sharks gather and crash over through.
66min - TRY - Hurricanes, off the lineout, they are too strong, Dan Coles scores, kick is good.
64min - Offside against the Sharks, the Canes will kick to the corner.
62min - Super sloppy from the Sharks, they take an early lineout, but they knock it on, Canes clear.
60min - A penalty from the scrum and the Sharks kick to the corner.
58min - Penalty won at the breakdown from the Sharks, they go quickly but knock the ball on.
51min - TRY - Hurricanes, another cross-field kick, Lam gets up, gathers and goes the whole way! Huge try, great work. Kick is good. Hurricanes 31 - 17 Sharks.
50min - Now the Canes have a penalty, 55m and Barrett will kick for goal - it's short and wide.
47min - Penalty goes against the Canes and the Sharks will kick for goal. It's wide.
45min - TRY - Hurricanes, huge solo effort, Ben Lam breaks two tackles and scores a lovely try. Kick is good. Hurricanes 24 - 17 Sharks.
44min - Lovely defence from the Sharks depp in their half, they clear.
41min - Back underway for the second half.
40min - A double knock on ends the first half.
38min - Nice from the Sharks, they kick it wide, but it's too far, great idea, average execution.
33min - Advantage here for the Sharks, offside on Fafita, they will kick for goal. It's good.
32min - Really nice attack from the Sharks who look deadly with ball in hand, they go close through Andre Esterhuizen but Evans and Barrett tackle him out. Canes lineout.
28min - TRY - Hurricanes, Jordie Barrett puts in a cross-kick and Am mis-judges the catch, he misses and it goes to Laumape who gets it, runs 70m skins the defender and scores. Kick is good.
27min - Lovely kick from Andre Esterhuizen he kicks it in behind and forces a lineout.
24min - Try - Sharks, Sanele Nohamba makes the break and gives it to Tambwe who goes close, they earn an advantage and then Tyler Paul craches over - they hit straight back, kick is good. Hurricanes 10 -14 Sharks.
21min - TRY - Hurricanes, after setting up shop in the Sharks' 22, the Canes finally get their try, they spin it wide off the scrum and Wes Goosen scores. Kick is good. Hurricanes 10 - 7 Sharks.
18min - Another penalty, double-whistle and ref O'Keefe says next time it's a yellow.
16min - Another scrum penalty goes against the Sharks, the Canes will kick for touch.
13min - TRY - Sharks, lovely from the centre there, an intercept from Am comes 80 metres away from the Sharks' tryline, but he goes 65m and links with Madosh Tambwe to score the opening try. Kick is good. Hurricanes 3 - 7 Sharks.
11min - Penalty to the Hurricanes, the Sharks were hit in the scrum, standing up - they kick for touch.
8min - No try, the ref takes it back because of a forward pass, wow, tough break on the Sharks there.
8min - Fassi does well to break the Canes' line, but it's turned over and Barrett clears.
5min - Penalty won by the Huricanes, they do well at the breakdown and will kick for goal. It's good. Hurricanes 3 - 0 Sharks.
5min - Huge attack here from the Hurricanes, Jordie Barrett makes the initial break, they get to within 5m but Laumape throws a wild pass and it's out for a lineout.
2min - Chip and chase from the Sharks who look with ball in hand, but they knock it on when coming forward.
1min - Kickoff here in Wellington.
Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Hurricanes and the Shakrs from Sky Stadium.
TAB Odds: Hurricanes $1.32 Sharks $3.40
Pre-match chat: All Black Dane Coles returns from injury for Hurricanes v Sharks clash
All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has been named in the Hurricanes squad to take on the Sharks in Wellington on Saturday night.
The first home game of the season for the New Zealand club comes after a 26-23 win against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.
Coles, who returns from injury, will start the game on the bench, but he's excited at the potential of getting in some game time.
"It’s been a while, but I’m feeling in good nick," Coles said. "I have been working hard to get back out there and I’m looking forward to having a run.
"We love getting out there in front of our fans at Sky Stadium. Home games are pretty special."
TJ Perenara will captain the side, which remains largely unchanged from last weekend.
Vince Aso will replace Billy Proctor at outside centre, while lock Scott Scrafton makes a return to the forward pack.
In the loose, Reed Prinsep will start at No.8, with Gareth Evans moving to openside, while Vaea Fifita makes his first start of the season.
Jackson Garden-Bachop gets his second start at first-five, with Fletcher Smith back on the bench.
Coach Jason Holland is happy with the competitive environment in the team.
"We have an excellent squad," Holland said. "Whoever gets their opportunity this week needs to take it, as there are a lot of boys lining up to get a crack."
Last year, the Hurricanes walked away with a 30-17 win and Holland believes another tough encounter is in store.
"The Sharks are a physical side with a big kicking game, not too dissimilar from the style the Springboks adopted to win the World Cup.
"They’ve got a back three who will take opportunities we give them.”
Hurricanes: 1-Fraser Armstrong, 2-Asafo Aumua, 3-Tyrel Lpmax, 4-Isaia Walker-Leawere, 5-Scoot Scrafton, 6-Vaea Fifita, 7-Gareth Evans, 8-Reed Prinsep, 9-TJ Perenara (c), 10-Jackson Garden-Bachop, 11-Ben Lam, 12-Ngani Laumape, 13-Vince Aso, 14-Wes Goosen, 15-Jordie Barrett
Reserves: 16-Dane Coles, 17-Pouri Rakete-Stones, 18-Alex Fidow, 19-Liam Mitchell, 20-Du 'Plessis Kirifi, 21-Jamie Booth, 22-Fletcher Smith, 23-Billy Proctor
Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Lukhanyo Am (c), 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Boeta Chamberlain, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Sikumbuzo Notshe, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 James Venter, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche
Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Dylan Richardson, 21 Phepsi Buthelezi, 22 Sanele Nohamba, 23 Jeremy Ward