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Sharks win again

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 19 Apr 2014 at 16:55
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The Cell C Sharks have notched up a seventh win of the 2014 Super Rugby campaign, beating the Toyota Cheetah by 19 points to 8 in an ugly game in Durban this afternoon.

With neither side showing any real appetite for keeping ball in hand, aerial ping-pong was the order of the day. The Cheetahs struck first through an early Elgar Watts penalty, after Sharks flyhalf Tim Swiel missed an early attempt. The youngster finally nailed one almost half an hour alter, with the play in between nothing to write home about. Swiel missed another relatively easy attempt on the stroke of half time to leave the sides locked at 3-all.

Frans Steyn again proved the difference, stroking over three penalties in the second period to finally give the Sharks some daylight. Two of those were won the hard way, with man of the match Beast Mtawarira leading the pack in a strong scrumming display that forced to Cheetah indiscretions. Heinrich Brussow was yellow carded for a professional foul with about a quarter of the match left, and Steyn’s resulting shot from right in front saw the hosts looking good at 12-3 up.

The Sharks, so often their own worst enemies in this game, handed their opponents the softest of tries mere moments later, with Steyn’s ponderous clearance from the 22 charged down by Hennie Daniller, for Rayno Benjamin to score in the left hand corner. A career first try to Jean Deysel not long afterwards, converted by Steyn, restored the gap and despite some strong attacking forays late in the game, the Cheetahs’ handling let them down too often to seriously threaten a losing bonus point after that.

Sharks (19). Try Jean Deysel. Conversion Frans Steyn. Penalties Tim Swiel, Frans Steyn (3).
Cheetahs (8). Try Rayno Benjamin. Penalty Elgar Watts.


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