It was a much better result for head coach Sean Everitt after the Sharks lost their first warm-up of the day 26-31 to North-West University-Pukke.
However, the team that faced the university side was much weaker than the one that faced Russia.
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The Sharks were well in control at half-time against the Russians with a 26-7 half-time lead before reaching their final tally of 64-14.
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) January 10, 2020
In the match against Pukke, the Sharks looker comfortable with a 19-5 lead at half-time. However, Pukke fought back valiantly to secure a tight win.
The Sharks face Russia again next Friday (January 17) before facing the Stormers in Johannesburg on SuperHero Sunday (January 19).
Super Rugby pre-season action continues this weekend, as the Stormers will face Maties, the Ikey Tigers, the Cape Peninsula University of Techology and a Western Province XV in four 20-minute periods at Florida Park in Ravensmead on Saturday.
Super Rugby pre-season fixtures and results:
Friday, January 10
Sharks 26-31 NWU-Pukke at Kings Park, Durban
Sharks 64-14 Russia at Kings Park, Durban
Saturday, January 11
Stormers vs Maties, UCT, CPUT and a DHL WP XV at Florida Park, Ravensmead
Friday, January 17
Chiefs vs Blues at Waihi Athletic Rugby Club, Waihi
Reds v Rebels at Marley Brown Oval, Gladstone
Waratahs vs Highlanders at Leichardt Oval, Sydney
Sharks vs Russia at Kings Park, Durban
Bulls vs Lions at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Jaguares vs Georgia XV at Estadio Jose Maria Minella, Mar del Plata
Saturday, January 18
Hurricanes vs Crusaders at Ashburton Showgrounds, Ashburton
Sunday, January 19
Stormers vs Sharks at FNB Stadium, Soweto
Lions vs Bulls at FNB Stadium, Soweto
Thursday, January 23
Rebels vs Brumbies at Greenfield Park, Albury (3:45pm kick-off)
Rebels vs Brumbies at Greenfield Park, Albury (6:15pm kick-off)
Friday, January 24
Blues vs Hurricanes at Onewa Domain, Auckland
Highlanders vs Crusaders at Wanaka A&P Showgrounds, Wanaka
Reds vs Waratahs at Dalby Leagues Club, Dalby
Jaguares vs Georgia XV at San Isidro Club, Buenos Aires
Saturday, January 25
Sunwolves vs Challenge Barbarians at Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu
– With Rugby365
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