Sharks down Blues, Stormers clinch it at the last
The Sharks made it two wins from two in Super Rugby with a convincing 26-7 beating of the Blues, while the Stormers got up and running with a dramatic late twist against the Lions.
After routing Sunwolves a week ago, the Sharks coped better than the Lions in the humid Durban conditions in a match strewn with errors.
It was essentially game over by half-time when Aphelele Fassi, Akker van der Merwe and Robert du Preez tries helped the home side to a 19-0 lead.
Tanielu Tele’a found a gap with 17 minutes left to briefly threaten a Blues fightback, but Curwin Bosch’s 80-metre interception try in the closing seconds completed the Sharks’ win.
Excellent result by #OurSharks coming away with a good win against a strong Blues team! What were your thoughts on the game?#OurSharksForever #SHAvBLU pic.twitter.com/5Yf9wwxANl
— The Sharks (@TheSharksZA) February 23, 2019
The Stormers suffered a hammering by the Bulls last weekend, but Herschel Jantjies’ jinking try in the fifth added minute tied up their South African derby with the Lions in Cape Town.
SP Marais added the extras to seal a 19-17 triumph for a Stormers side that had trailed since the sixth minute to Kwagga Smith’s try.
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So much invested in this guy and so much to learn. Is this how we choose ABs now? Not the best in his position and probably not in the top 5 yet we hear so much about him. If he was going to have returned to Rugby succrssfully, he shoukd have 1. Returned 2 or.3 yrs earlier 2. Stuck at what he was good at in his earlier rugby and in his league stint as a stepping fullback. No place for projects in an AB jumper.Go to comments
Playing like that current accomplished Chiefs 12 Poihipi does every week. He must be an AB too. So is Havili going to miss out?Go to comments