Red cards mar Sharks' URC win over Bulls
The hosts lost veteran former South Africa fly-half Morne Steyn after only 11 minutes for a high tackle on Lukhanyo Am before Grant Williams saw red on the hour for his role in a clash of heads that ended the involvement of Steyn’s replacement Chris Smith.
Henco Venter and Bongi Mbonambi crossed for the Sharks before Am chased down his own grubber kick to score one of the tries of the season.
Am’s try came immediately following a Cornal Hendricks score that had threatened to pull the Bulls back into the contest before half-time.
Marcell Coetzee scored early in the second half with the Sharks themselves down to 14 men thanks to Venter’s yellow card but Makazole Mapimpi then secured the Sharks’ bonus point before Williams was sent off.
The Bulls battled to the end and touched down twice in the last 10 minutes to secure a pair of bonus points, with Simphiwe Matanzima and Madosh Tambwe both going over.
The result moves the Sharks three points clear of the Bulls and remain within two of South African Shield leaders the Stormers.
Join free and tell us what you really think!Join Free