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What they had to say: Sharks vs Force, Round 7

Written by Stephen Smith (StevieS)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 30 Mar 2015 at 09:15
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Our round-up of news from around the globe continues:

South Africa:

“The Sharks have burgled a 15-9 victory over the Force Saturday after an error-strewn Super 15 match in Durban. Despite being outplayed for much of the game at Kings Park stadium, Sharks bagged four points and climbed four places to third on the table. It was the third consecutive victory for the Durban outfit, who will play far better than they did against the Force and lose in the southern hemisphere inter-provincial rugby championship.” –

“The win lifts the Sharks above the Stormers to the top of the South African conference – a damning indictment of the quality of South African rugby at present. The Sharks didn’t deserve to win this, and the fact they emerged victorious was more down to the Force’s inept finishing than the Sharks’ quality of play. For large parts of a dour encounter the Sharks were utterly abject, yet second-half tries from SP Marais and Lwazi Mvovo gave them the win and four vital log points. They may have been missing a number of Springboks, but that’s no excuse for the dismal display that was on offer at Kings Park.” –

“It was one of worst halves of rugby seen all year – the Sharks looking like a fish-a-chips team at the local club, a bunch of players just rocking up on a Saturday without having trained and hoping to get the game over as soon as possible so they can go to the pub afterwards.” –

“SP Marais set up a Lwazi Mvovo try that enabled the Cell C Sharks to get out of what should be remembered as a night of great escapes with a 15-9 win over the Western Force in an utterly forgettable Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Kings Park on Saturday.” –

New Zealand:

“7 Sharks (last week #8)

Another team winning ugly, but winning nonetheless. The Sharks have now rattled off three straight victories, their latest coming in scrappy style over the limited Force outfit in Durban. May be yet to find any sort of rhythm, but, yes, that’s them at the top of the South African conference.” –


“TWO disallowed tries ensured the Western Force ended their South African tour winless with the Sharks securing a 15-9 Super Rugby victory at Kings Park in Durban.” –

“Two disallowed tries ensured the Western Force ended their South African tour fruitless on Saturday, with the Sharks winning their Super Rugby match 15-9 at Kings Park in Durban. The Force were looking to shake off the heart-breaking, last-second loss to the Bulls in Pretoria after controlling the majority of that contest and again they took it right up to more fancied South African opponents.” –

“The Sharks ran in two tries after the break courtesy of SP Marais and Lwazi Mvovo to secure the win despite the Force feeling as though they were the better performers.” –


“For coach Michael Foley it was another case of being proud of his team’s performance, but disappointed with the result.” –

“The Sharks secured a scrappy 15-9 victory over the Western Force on Saturday in a Super Rugby game that won’t be remembered for quality. It wasn’t pretty in Durban, far from it, but the home side won’t worry about that as they got the job done against a Force side who should have scored three tries, two of which were chalked off by the match officials.” –

“The Sharks asserted their physical authority early on as a dominant scrum against the head led to a first shot for flyhalf Frans Steyn, who was off-target on five minutes. However, it looked like the set-piece was definitely going to be a trump card for the Sharks. Surprisingly though, the Force would win a scrum penalty at the next but this time Sias Ebersohn was the player missing his attempt at goal.” –

“The Sharks had to come from behind in their 15-9 Super Rugby victory over the Western Force at Kings Park in Durban. The result extends the Sharks winning streak over the Force to seven straight wins against the Western Australia based side who led for most of the match. The match was the Sharks third consecutive victory but was anything but a spectacle for the Durban fans as it was an error-strewn affair throughout. Despite being outplayed for much of the game at Kings Park stadium, Sharks bagged four points and climbed four places to third on the table and dropped the Stormers to sixth.” –


“#SharksvForce rugby boreathon…why do the forwards have to loiter in the back line? #SSRugby”

“Well done Sharks great second half and no yellow and red cards #SharksRugby #SharksForever”

“Sharks 15-9 Force, wasn’t that good of a game. Although nice try from @SPMarais #SharksRugby”

“Poor Rugby both by the Sharks and Force. Filled with errors. #SharksvsForce #SSRugby #SharksRugby”


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