Fifth tackle. Johnson runs across the line before bombing and Manu claims, but not before pushing away his defender. Penalty Sharks.
Possibly the most blatant penalty ever conceded.
The Beast just gave Stapleton a huge shove in the back before catching the bomb.
Somehow didn't get away with it.
HALFTIME: WARRIORS 4 SHARKS 10
The visitors are good value for their lead, but the Warriors ended the half the stronger side. They'll fancy their chances heading into the second spell.
It's a tough one to pick tonight. The Sharks are now halftime favourites with the bookies at $1.80, but after a slow start the Warriors looked the more likely team to score in the last 20 minutes. Don't go anywhere...
Halftime stats almost identical across the board, perhaps not truly reflecting the Sharks' superiority.
Steve Holloway comes through with the halftime V and we're all ready to blog what promises to be an intriguing second half.
Moments away from kicking off as the teams take the field.
The sky has significantly darkened in the halftime break and the floddlights are in full force at Mt Smart Stadium.
Solid first set defensively from the Warriors and Carney bombs near the 40.
Laumape and Locke almost run into each other but the rookie takes possession.
Feleti Mateo has some stiffness in his back but is expected to feature in the second half. Warriors coach Matt Elliott wants to see some more line speed in defence and Sharks boss Shane Flanagan wants his side to get into the grind. That's what they tend to do if they are playing well or not.
Warriors gain 54 metres before Johnson kicks.
It's a bit messy but the Sharks come up with the ball.
Carney with another midfield bomb and Locke takes the ball uncontested.
Great inside info Michael. How did the teams feel about you sitting in on their team talks?
Leuluai with a little crossfield bomb but the Sharks defuse it without too many problems.
Carney goes agonisingly close to a 40/20, with the ball just staying in play.
43 MINS - WARRIORS 4 SHARKS 10
Warriors do nothing with their set and the Sharks will have the first crack at the line in the second spell.
10 out now on tackle four.
Sharks reckless in possession and the Warriors snaffle the ball.
Johnson kicks on four and the Sharks break.
They're going upstairs but the man in pink thinks it's a try.
That was a crazy play from the visitors. Johnson's kick struck a Sharks defender and they broke quickly.
After a couple of unorthodox passes Ben Pomeroy flung it out of a tackle and Nathan Stapleton picked up the ball and crossed.
Pomeroy also stayed down and is receiving teatment as we await the decision.