See how the action unfolds in the Super Rugby playoff match between the Reds and Sharks in Brisbane.
Fulltime: Reds 15 Sharks 30 - Too late but Radike Samo gets a consolation. Coach John Plumtree said pre match defence would win them the game and he was spot on. A mammoth effort from the Sharks and they deserve a shot at their southern neighbours next week. We will be having a NZ v SAF final in two weeks as the Chiefs will host the Crusaders on Friday.
77 mins: Reds 10 Sharks 30 - Michalak rubs salt into the wounds and confirms that they will travel home to meet the Stormers in Capetown.
73 mins: Reds 10 Sharks 27 - The Red's still pounding away at the Shark's line. Amazing defence with a handful of almost-scores. Looking like curtains for the Aussies and it's down to this defence.
64 mins: Reds 10 Sharks 27 - So close. The Sharks deserved a try after withstanding immense pressure on their goal line. Lwazi Mvovo's break from his own line culminates in Meyer Bosman tripping over his own feet two metres from the line. Red's still alive but time running out.
56 mins: Reds 10 Sharks 27 -The Sharks take a battering on their goal line for seven minutes, get the turnover then pass it over their deadball line. Reds have another crack and get the TMO to have a look at a possible try. No go - would have been awarded in NZ.
46 mins: Reds 10 Sharks 27 - TRY! Intercept and a 70 metre sprint to the line for Charl Mcleod. Genia tried to swing it wide from set piece and gave it to Mcleod on a plate.
43 mins: Reds 10 Sharks 20 - Early penalty chance for Harris but he's pulled that one from 40 out on the angle.
41 mins: Reds 10 Sharks 20 - Forty minutes left for one of these teams in 2012. Can't see either of these teams slowing their approach down.
Halftime: Reds 10 Sharks 20 - Great half of football as the Sharks looked the more polished and sharper of the teams for the first half hour but this Red's side have character and came back into the match courtesy of their little general Genia and wild man No.8 Higginbotham.
38 mins: Reds 10 Sharks 20 - TRY! They needed that and Will Genia was always going to be the one to do it. Scott Higginbotham makes the burst down the left touchline from Genia's wide pass and then returns the favour for a ten metre dash to the line. Harris converts.
31 mins: Reds 3 Sharks 20 - Michalak shows all of his class and experience, nailing the adlib drop goal as he finds some space from the defence out in front.
28 mins: Reds 3 Sharks 17 - Mike Harris gets the hosts started. Forty metres out in front, no problem as the Sharks are caught infringing at the breakdown.
23 mins: Reds 0 Sharks 17 - TRY! Great flick pass in traffic to centre Paul Jordaan who scampers down the right touch and cuts inside to burn the cover defence and the game is getting away quickly from the Reds. First try scorer Pietersen causing all sorts of problems on the right, playing a link part in that try. Conversion good.
12 mins: Reds 0 Sharks 10 - TRY! The Sharks go from coast to coast several times with their tight forwards showing great hands with hooker Bismarck du Plessis eventually lobbing the ball to JP Pietersen to go over in the corner. Conversion good from the Frenchman.
9 mins: Reds 0 Sharks 3 - Frederic Michalak opens his team's account from right in front after the Red's are caught hanging on to the ball at the ruck. Game being played at a frenetic pace.
1 min: Reds 0 Sharks 0 - We're underway in the second playoff match for the night. The Reds get us started on a clumpy looking paddock that is a three quarter full Suncorp.
The Reds and the Sharks both snuck into the playoffs with the Queenslanders earning a home playoff by virtue of a Sanzar agreement, not off the back of coming home in sixth place which has caused consternation in the rugby world.
Not so lucky was first five eighth Quade Cooper who misses tonight after a high tackle on fellow Wallaby Berrick Barnes was punished.
In his place is Ben Lucas who played in the round robin fixture between the two sides when the Sharks won 27-22 in Durban.
The men from Durban would have expected to travel to Canberra and will be relieved the Brumbies stumbled against the Blues.
Coach John Plumtree has named Willem Alberts to start and 'The Beast' Tendai Mtawarira returns after a bout of gastro had him pulled from the last match.
Giant goalkicker Francois Steyn misses out on the match after joining the Sharks beyond the cut off, under a Super Rugby ruling.
Traditionally one of the more enterprising South African teams, the Sharks will be prepared to chance their arm but Will Genia loves it when the game loosens up.
Reds: 1-Greg Holmes, 2-Saia Faingaa, 3-James Slipper, 4-Rob Simmons, 5-Adam Wallace-Harrison, 6-Jake Schatz, 7-Liam Gill, 8-Scott Higginbotham, 9-Will Genia (c)
10-Ben Lucas, 11-Digby Ioane, 12-Mike Harris, 13-Anthony Faingaa, 14-Dom Shipperley, 15-Luke Morahan.
Reserves: 16-James Hanson, 17-Ben Daley, 18-Radike Samo, 19-Beau Robinson, 20-Jarrad Butler, 21-Nick Frisby, 22-Ben Tapuai.
Sharks: 1-Tendai Mtawarira , 2-Bismarck du Plessis , 3-Jannie du Plessis , 4-Willem Alberts , 5-Anton Bresler , 6-Keegan Daniel (c) , 7-Marcell Coetzee , 8-Ryan Kankowski , 9-Charl McLeod , 10-Frederic Michalak , 11-Lwazi Mvovo , 12-Tim Whitehead , 13-Paul Jordaan , 14-JP Pietersen , 15-Louis Ludik
Reserves: 16-Craig Burden , 17-Wiehahn Herbst , 18-Steven Sykes , 19-Jacques Botes , 20-Cobus Reinach , 21-Meyer Bosman , 22-Odwa Ndungane