Wayne Barnes has the whistle for this encounter with English compatriots assisting him on the touchlines in the form of Tom Foley and Adam Leal as well as in the TMO Booth where Stuart Terheege does duty.
Munster: 15 Mike Haley, 14 Calvin Nash, 13 Antoine Frisch, 12 Malakai Fekitoa, 11 Shane Daly, 10 Jack Crowley, 9 Craig Casey, 8 Gavin Coombes, 7 John Hodnett, 6 Peter O’Mahony (captain), 5 Rudolph Snyman, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Roman Salanoa, 2 Niall Scannell, 1 Dave Kilcoyne. Replacements: 16 Diarmuid Barron, 17 Josh Wycherley, 18 Stephen Archer, 19 Fineen Wycherley, 20 Jack O’Donoghue, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Alex Kendellen
Sharks: 15 Henry Chamberlain, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Siyamthanda Kolisi (captain), 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Retshegofaditswe Nché. Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Carlü Sadie, 19 19 Emile van Heerden, 20 Phendulani Buthelezi, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Ben Tapuai, 23 Thaakir Abrahams.
Greetings and welcome to our coverage of the Champions Cup last 16 match between the Sharks and Munster from Kings Park in Durban.
KICK-OFF: Bosch kicks off for the Sharks and Munster gather just outside their 22. The Sharks run back the kick before Kok gets up to grab the hoist.
Hendrikse pokes a grubber into touch close to the Munster line and the Irish side will need to execute well from the lineout.
After a momentous tussle, Munster recognise the need to clear and Casey finds touch just outside the Munster 22.
The Sharks lose the lineout but Klein is penalised for a physical compete at the lineout and the Sharks call for the tee.
PENALTY, SHARKS, BOSCH, 3-0: Bosch makes a good start with a tidy kick from a tricky angle.
TRY, MUNSTER, DALY, 3-5: Daly gets a straight run-in to finish off the try with the Sharks defence in pieces.
A Mapimpi knock on leaves the Sharks backpedalling and here come Munster.
CONVERSION, MUNSTER, CROWLEY, 3-7: Crowley slots the kick from out wide to cement Munster's dominance.
The Sharks turn around a breakdown and win a penalty but Nche is down and could be off. Bosch calls for the tee.
Bosch nudges his kick past the posts and Munster can drop out. The drop is run back at Munster and the Sharks play with advantage.
Casey scrambles his kick to touch and the Sharks have the lineout just outside the Munster 22.
Du Toit knocks on carrying inside the Munster half and we will have the first scrum of the game.
Munster slap at the ball but Wayne Barnes rules it as 'just a knock-on' and the Sharks have a scrum five out from the Munster line.
The Sharks scrum is dominant but Wayne Barnes does not reward them and they lose it forward. Munster now have the scrum feed.
TRY, SHARKS, HENDRIKSE, 8-7: Hendrikse sprints in to score after a sharp step and cut back inside from Mapimpi, that's a great try but the scorer is injured having landed on the ball.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH, 10-7: Bosch slots the kick and Grant Williams comes on for Hendrikse.
The Sharks are sent right back into their 22 but they are lucky that Munster didn't keep it in hand after a turnover. The Sharks have a lineout feed fifteen metres out.
Bosch comes up with a great kick under pressure as he finds a touch all the way up on the ten metre line but Munster will be out to bring it back.
Munster steal it but then knock on to give the Sharks a reprieve provided their scrum remains solid and Bosch or Williams can get the Sharks out of danger.
Munster are happy to punt the Sharks back into their own 22 and they call a short one which Du Toit does well to gather. Williams finds touch on the ten metre line again and Munster will reset.
Nash knocks on and then dives on the ball and is lucky not to be penalised for reckless play with Grant Williams bearing down on him. The Sharks have a scrum inside the Munster 22.
The Sharks opt to set up a lineout with a penalty won at the scrum and they will have to be better at this setpiece.
TRY, SHARKS, ETZEBETH, 15-7: Etzebeth surges over and it will always be hard to stop him from close range.
The TMO have to have a look at the finish of a potential try by Etzebeth.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH, 17-7: Bosch adds the afters to give the Sharks a ten-point lead.
Crowley puts a tidy penalty kick into the Sharks 22, where Munster will feed a lineout.
Bosch has been bodied but has won the ball off an intercept and the Sharks kick clear.
Janse van Rensburg now almost gets the intercept but he knocks on and Munster have a scrum inside the Sharks 22.
Munster test the Sharks defence but the hosts hold on until Casey drills a grubber into touch just inside the Sharks 22.
Williams makes sure of his touch after the lineout.
TRY, MUNSTER, KILCOYNE, 17-12: Kilcoyne powers over for a gamechanging try for Munster.
CONVERSION, MUNSTER, CROWLEY, 17-14: Crowley knocks over the conversion.
Mapimpi does well to get onto the kick off but he drops it and Munster have the scrum on their 22.
Williams plays spoiler at the scrum and steals the ball but Munster snap up a loose ball and Casey kicks to touch.
Munster stop the Sharks maul and they win the scrum once again in the area of their 22.
Crowley gathers a kick from Bosch who has to kick low but with the counter on he looks for a 50/22 but kicks straight out.
HALF TIME: SHARKS 17-14 MUNSTER
Crowley restarts deep and the Sharks knock on to give Munster front-foot ball.
The Sharks pick their spot and spoil the Munster attack winning a penalty with aggressive counter-rucking and they can clear their lines.
Munster collapse the maul and after a short conference, Bosch kicks to touch to set up another attacking lineout for the Sharks.
The Sharks roll the dice with another lineout set up with a very kickable penalty.
TRY, SHARKS, MBONAMBI, 22-14: Mbonambi breaks off after the Sharks maul wins an advantage close to the line and he gets over for the try. That's a patented Mbonambi try even if the Sharks maul hasn't looked dominant.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH, 24-14: Bosch restores the ten point buffer for the Sharks.
It's frantic rugby now and it suits the Sharks down to the ground and they attack off a turnover after a massive kick from Bosch sent Munster backtracking. The Sharks have another penalty and they kick to touch now even though another Sharks lock has departed.
TRY, SHARKS, MBONAMBI, 29-14: Grobler puts up his hands, quite literally to secure the lineout ball and from there its time for another Mbonambi special at the back of a marching maul.
Bosch's kick hits the upright and bounces out. However, the Sharks still have a 15-point lead.
Bosch is clean through as the Sharks launch a lightning counter but his final pass goes astray and Munster will look to launch from deep as well. Sanity prevails as Munster kick but it's still not dead as the Sharks run it back.
TRY, SHARKS, KOK, 34-14: The ball has just popped up for Kok and he steps his way through the line and sprints in to score. Kok breaks out a bizarre celebration, which we'll call the Tarzan.
Mapimpi is away but there has been a knock-on. He doesn't hear the whistle and sprints 60 metres.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH, 36-14: Bosch slots the crucial kick which means that Munster will need four scores at least to overhaul the Sharks.
TRY, SHARKS, BOSCH, 41-14: Bosch has got onto a bouncing ball and he shows a clean pair of heels to score a try that should finish this contest right off.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH, 43-14: Bosch adds another two and the Sharks sport a 29-point lead now.
TRY, MUNSTER, BARRON, 43-19: Barron goes over at the tail of a dominant maul.
Munster set up an attacking lineout after the Sharks stray offside. Munster had broken away through Nash and rumbled up to within a metre of the line.
CONVERSION, MUNSTER, CROWLEY, 43-21: Crowley adds the two with Munster needing every point they can scratch.
TRY, SHARKS, MAPIMPI, 48-21: Munster force a pass and Mapimpi smells blood in the water, snatching the intercept and sprinting in to score under the posts.
CONVERSION, SHARKS, BOSCH, 50-21: Bosch brings up the fifty with the boot as the Sharks make the most of a loose game.
Williams finds a comfortable touch but Munster will be happy to take the lineout with the Sharks mismatched at that setpiece.
Munster get the 50/22 and the lineout feed but the Sharks get up to compete and win the ball.
Chamberlain isn't happy with the estimation of the touch judge from his kick.
TRY, MUNSTER, HALEY, 50-26: Haley has run a fantastic line and will get away from Kok and in to score.
CONVERSION, MUNSTER, CROWLEY, 50-28: Crowley knocks it over.
The Sharks win a free-kick at the scrum and they opt to pack down again.
The Sharks win the ball off the kick-off but their attack lacks invention and Sadie knocks on but just as Munster threaten they too knock on and the Sharks will feed the scrum about ten inside the Munster half.
The Sharks have to go off the back of the scrum but Janse van Rensburg knocks on however, Munster can't bring the ball under control and we will scrum again.
Munster get outside the Sharks defensive line but a poor tactical kick gifts the Sharks a 22 drop-out.
A pass to nobody floats over everyone and into touch and the Sharks will take their time setting the lineout.
Munster keep attacking with vigour but they don't manage to gain much ground before an error stops play. Munster get the penalty and kick to touch.
TRY, MUNSTER, WYCHERLY, 50-33: Wycherly's score takes the match total beyond 80 but time has likely run out.
CONVERSION, MUNSTER, CROWLEY, 50-35: Crowley adds the extras.
FULL TIME; SHARKS 50-33 MUNSTER
An uncomfortable Crowley loses the ball into touch and there are just seconds remaining.
15' Hendrikse Jaden
24' Etzebeth Eben
44' Mbonambi Bongi
48' Mbonambi Bongi
53' Kok Werner
57' Bosch Curwin
64' Mapimpi Makazole
5' Daly Shane
31' Kilcoyne Dave
62' Barron Diarmuid
68' Haley Michael
77' Wycherley Fineen
16' Bosch Curwin
25' Bosch Curwin
45' Bosch Curwin
54' Bosch Curwin
58' Bosch Curwin
65' Bosch Curwin
6' Crowley Jack
32' Crowley Jack
63' Crowley Jack
69' Crowley Jack
78' Crowley Jack
4' Bosch Curwin
du Toit Thomas
Janse van Rensbur...
van Vuuren Kerron
van Heerden Emile