Terblanche scores key try for Sharks

Written by Jonathan Burt (VinChainSaw)

Posted in :Super 14 on 16 Feb 2008 at 22:56

Telford Vice reports for Iol that Stefan Terblanche scored the try that sealed the Sharks’ 17-10 win over the Western Force in their Super 14 match in Durban on Friday.

Fullback Terblanche, who was not in the 22 named for the match, was called into the team when French flyhalf Frederic Michalak withdrew with a calf injury.

Francois Steyn, who had been selected at fullback, moved to flyhalf to fill in for Michalak, who was due to make his debut for the South African side.

Neither side could penetrate their opponents’ defence early on but Force fullback Cameron Shepherd broke the deadlock in the 20th minute with a penalty.

The Sharks went in front six minutes later when flanker Jacques Botes scored after a lineout on the visitors’ 22-metre line developed into a rolling maul.

Terblanche straightened the line and smashed through several tackles to score in the 53rd minute. Scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar’s conversion put the home side 14-3 ahead.

The Australian side struck back with 15 minutes left when replacement hooker Luke Holmes sprinted 40 metres to score after Sharks number eight Ryan Kankowski failed to catch a high ball.

Steyn put the Sharks 17-10 ahead with four minutes left on the clock when he booted a penalty from 55 metres.

The Force ended the match deep in their opposition’s 22-metre area but could find no way through a resolute defence.


  • Stefan actually did very well to score that try… real nose for the line and some real gas.

    And he actually caught the ball. Sharks back 3 as a whole struggled to do that all night

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.02.08 23:00:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • You cant buy experience.

    Dont like him especially but the above is nevertheless still applicable.

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.02.08 23:05:02 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • HEY THAT try was the ONE that they showed on CNN from the S14.

    SHARKS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!

    WE made CNN :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.02.08 23:11:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Terblanche scored quite a few tries during the currie cup remember, almost 1 try per game. Maybe he might prove to be an gr8 asset.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.02.08 10:26:23 by jarsonx Reply
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  • 16.02.08 23:00:20 – robdylan

    I agree…but the Sharks backline (with exception on Mentz) looked like they were a few yards tooooo slow….

    Everyone of them…..even Murray….?!?

    What’s going on there Robd….

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.02.08 12:33:34 by Hmmm Reply

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  • The Terbl try was really good though…had he gone wide it would have not been a try….but showed great vision with a good step and power to drive over…

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.02.08 12:35:19 by Hmmm Reply

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