Despite playing a free-flowing style, Stormers struggled to get through Sharks as they slipped to defeat.
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) May 27, 2017
Sharks remain second in the Africa 2 Conference, while Stormers are top of Africa 1 despite a form slump which has seen them lost five of their past six games.
Defending champions Hurricanes survived a test at Loftus Versfeld, beating Bulls 34-20.
Without star playmaker Beauden Barrett, Hurricanes ran in five tries to two to claim their win.
But injuries to Ardie Savea, Mark Abbott and Wes Goosen soured the victory, which was Hurricanes’ 10th in 12 games.
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