Last season’s two meetings between the sides proved one-sided, Sharks triumphing 53-0 and 43-8, but the underdogs put up a much better fight this time around.
Converted tries from Ruaan Lerm and Makazole Mapimpi saw Southern Kings lead at the break, but Sharks – who crossed in each half through Lourens Adriaanse and Jacobus Van Wyk – snatched victory courtesy of a 71st-minute penalty from Curwin Bosch.
The Reds were not helped by the dismissal of Quade Cooper, who was sent off for a high tackle on Rohan Janse van Rensburg early in the second half.
Saturday’s other game saw Ramiro Moyano’s hat-trick help Jaguares to a 41-14 victory over Cheetahs.
— JaguaresARG (@JaguaresARG) March 18, 2017
Jaguares and Lions each have 14 points and sit top of the Africa 2 Conference, with Sharks a point behind having also won three games out of four this term.
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