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Stormers storm to the top of the table with victory over Sharks

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The Stormers climbed to the top of the United Rugby Championship’s South African Shield with a 20-10 victory over the Sharks in Cape Town.

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Sean Everitt’s visitors held a two-point lead at the summit following last weekend’s 22-22 draw between these sides in Durban, but it is the Stormers who now set the pace by the same margin.

Both sides struggled to take their chances in the first half, but Seabelo Senatla produced a piece of individual quality as half-time approached to send the Stormers in with a 7-3 lead at the interval.

Adre Smith powered over after the break, with Manie Libbok kicking 10 points for the hosts in total.

The below-par Sharks were restricted to three points from the boot of Tito Bonilla until Grant Williams touched down shortly after the hour and Boeta Chamberlain added the conversion.

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