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Super Rugby Preview: Sharks v Hurricanes (1/06/19)

    • The Hurricanes have won four of their previous six Super Rugby games against the Sharks, including their last two on the bounce; they have never won three successive games against the Durban outfit.
    • The Sharks have won their last four home games on the bounce against New Zealand teams in Super Rugby, only once conceding more than 15 points in that span.
    • The Hurricanes have won their last three Super Rugby games on the bounce away from home; the last time they won more in succession was a six-game spread to open the 2015 campaign.
    • Only the Crusaders (25) have conceded fewer total tries than the Sharks (31) in Super Rugby 2019, though the Sharks have conceded a joint league-low 16 second-half tries.
    • Wes Goosen (Hurricanes) has crossed for a try in every one of his previous three Super Rugby games in South Africa; though, this will be his first visit to Durban.

The Sharks have played the Hurricanes 20 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Sharks have won 9 matches, lost 10 times and drawn one.

The Sharks 9 wins out of 20 matches gives them a record of winning 45% of their matches against the Hurricanes regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Durban which is home for the Sharks and the venue where the teams have met 8 times.

In those 8 matches played in Durban the Sharks have won 6 matches and lost 2. This gives the Sharks a record of winning 75% of their matches against the Hurricanes at home.

The average score when the Sharks play the Hurricanes in Durban is : Sharks 30 Hurricanes 20.

The Sharks have won the last five matches against the Hurricanes in Durban and the Hurricanes have not won in the city since 2005.

Average score: Sharks 25 Hurricanes 27

Last five results 
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 Sharks 37 v 38 Hurricanes @Napier
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 Elim Sharks 00 v 41 Hurricanes @Wellington
Sat, 07 May 2016 Sharks 32 v 15 Hurricanes @Durban
Sat, 09 May 2015 Sharks 24 v 32 Hurricanes @Wellington
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 Sharks 27 v 09 Hurricanes @Durban

Sharks overall record against the Hurricanes
Played 20 , Wins 9, Losses 10 , Draws 1

15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder (captain), 8 Dan du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Mzamo Majola
Replacements : 16 Craig Burden/Cullen Collopy, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Tyler Paul, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Robert du Preez, 23 Kobus van Wyk

15 Jordie Barrett , 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Reed Prinsep, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Kane Le’aupepe, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen, 2 Asafo Aumua 1 Toby Smith
Replacements : 16 Dane Coles, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 21 Gareth Evans, 22 Richard Judd, 23 James Marshall

Match Officials and details 
Date : Saturday 1 June
Venue : Kings Park , Durban
Kick Off local: 15:05
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1:AJ Jacobs
Assistant Ref 2:Divan Uys
TMO : Willie Vos

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