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Forgotten Bok star shines as Sharks tame the Lions

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Curwin Bosch has developed nicely for the Sharks and was one of their shining lights this season. (Getty Images)

The Sharks took charge in the second half to register a 29-7 victory over the Lions in their all-South African United Rugby Championship clash in Johannesburg.

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The story of a first half that finished 7-7 was the Lions’ inability to capitalise on their dominance of territory and possession with fly-half Gianni Lombard missing three routine shots at goal.

They at least hit back, after a classy individual score by the outstanding Curwin Bosch, when captain Marius Louw finished under the posts but the visitors from Durban took control after the interval.

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Helped by their superior kicking game and turnover success, they ground down the South African Shield’s bottom-placed side, who lacked the firepower needed to finish their try-scoring opportunities.

Wing Thaakir Abrahams and substitute hooker Fez Mbatha added further tries with the Sharks’ maul emerging as a particularly effective weapon.

Scrum-half Grant Williams secured the bonus point in the 74th minute, showing his pace to touch down Bosch’s grubber.

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