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Disappointing junior results

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 27 Jul 2015 at 10:14
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Neither the Sharks under 19 nor the under 21 side managed to pull off victory against the visiting Free Staters at Kings Park on Friday afternoon, an ultimately rather disappointing result given the rncouraging signs over the fortnight of away matches that started their seasons.

Paul Anthony’s under 19 side put in the better performance this time, with a gutsy fightback earning them a share of the spoils in a 17-all draw. Outside centre Tristan Blewett scored a first-half try, with namesake Tedder converting to hand his team a 2-point advantage (Free State having scored an uncoverted try early on). A soft moment before half time saw the visitors score again, though, with their third after the break suddenly pushing the scoreline out to 17-7 in their favour. Replacement lock Christiaan van der Merwe scored a late try for the Sharks, which together with a penalty and conversion form replacement scrumhalf Jaywinn Juries allowed the Sharks to draw level ahead of the final whistle.

With just three log points from as many games, Anthony’s charges are 6th on the under 19 log and will need a big win over the Leopards this weekend to start making up some of that ground.

Cell C Sharks 17 (7). Tries: Christiaan van der Merwe, Tristan Blewett. Conversions: Jaywinn Juries, Tristan Tedder. Penalty: Juries.
Toyota Free State 17 (12). Tries: Carlo De Nysschen, Tiaan Schmulian, De Wet Bezuidenhout. Conversion: De Nysschen

If the under 19 result was encouraging in some ways, the under 21s were just plain disappointing. Having done superbly to earn 5 log points from their two toughest away games, Michael Horak’s team succumbed to an unexpected 15-27 reversal in their first home game. In a game where the Sharks pack simply never got on top of their Free State counterparts, it was the visitors who scored early – and scored often – in the opening period. A try minutes after the game started was followed by two others in the first half and the Sharks were 0-21 down before you could blink. Inny Radebe managed a lone penalty late in the half, but with Free State counterpart Andre Swarts adding two of his own, it was the visitors who extended their lead, going into half time with a commanding 27-3 advantage.

As the rain came down in the second period, it was the Sharks who dominated the scoring, but not even Radebe and Hyron Andrews’ pair of tries could put enough of a dent in the Free State lead to ensure even a bonus point for their side. Back to the drawing board, in other words, for the 5th placed Sharks under 21 side.

Cell C Sharks 15 (3). Tries: Inny-Christian Radebe, Hyron Andrews. Conversion: Radebe. Penalty: Radebe
Toyota Free State 27 (27). Tries: Jasper Wiese, Daniel Maartens (2). Conversions: Andre Swarts (3). Penalties: Swarts (2).


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