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Ten-try Sharks bury Rebels

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 23 Mar 2013 at 19:10
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Records tumbled in Durban this afternoon as the Sharks finally showed some bite, scoring ten tries against the outclassed Melbourne Rebels in a 64-7 rout.

It was the first time the men in black have ever scored ten tries in a Super Rugby game – and the winning margin of 57 points also eclipsed their previous best victory by a good two converted tries. In short, the ideal way to bounce back after last week’s embarrassment by the Brumbies, even if the standard of opposition was nowhere near up to scratch.

The Sharks had a bonus point in the bag at half time, courtesy of a good try by Louis Ludik early on, followed by lineout drive scores from Marcell Coetzee and Jacques Botes. Captain Keegan Daniel nailed the fourth, with a strangely off-colour Pat Lambie missing two conversions, leading to a 24-0 halftime advantage.

In the next twenty minutes, though, the Sharks ran riot, scoring tries through Kyle Cooper, Cobus Reinach, Ryan Kankowski, Ludik again, Beast Mtawarira and Riaan Viljoen. Meyer Bosman, taking over the kicking in the second half, converted all but one of those scores and the only time the Rebels got into the game even a little was in the final quarter of an hour, with the Sharks losing structure as replacements came on. A late consolation try by Scott Higginbotham was all they had to show for their efforts.

Sharks (64): Tries by Louis Ludik (2), Marcell Coetzee, Jacques Botes, Keegan Daniel, Kyle Cooper, Cobus Reinach, Ryan Kankowski, Tendai Mtawarira and Riaan Viljoen. Converions: Pat Lambie (2), Meyer Bosman (5).

Rebels (7): Try: Scott Higginbotham. Conversion: James O’Connor.


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