Wellington - Scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar slotted a 48-metre penalty as the fulltime hooter sounded to give the Sharks a 29-26 away victory over the Hurricanes in their Super 14 match on Saturday.
Pienaar then slotted his fifth penalty, giving him 19 points, to condemn the Hurricanes to a fourth successive loss, all to South African sides, in this year's Super 14.
"Pretty happy when a boy stands up like that to take the kick. I saw him leaning to the left (watching the flight of the ball) and nearly had a heart attack," Sharks captain John Smit said in a televised interview.
"It was an exciting game. I suppose they are the ones that take years off you as a player and coach."