Tries from Akker van der Merwe and Kobus van Wyk, coupled with three penalties from Robert du Preez, whose brother Dan was sin-binned in the first half, helped the Sharks to a 17-point cushion by the 53rd minute.
Sebastian Cancelliere’s converted score reduced the arrears, but the Jaguares were unable to bring themselves back into the contest.
The Sharks’ dubious reward for making the quarter-finals is a tie with the Crusaders, who dominated the regular season.
— vodacomrugby (@VodacomRugga) July 14, 2018
The Waratahs’ defeat to the Brumbies allowed the Lions to take advantage and Ruan Combrinck’s brace, scores from Malcolm Marx, Courtnall Skosan and Aphiwe Dyantyi, and a penalty try secured a comfortable win and a possible home semi-final.
Swys de Bruin’s men will face the Jaguares in the last eight.
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