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Sharks under 21s consolidate at the summit


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 14 Aug 2012 at 09:20
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A great win over Western Province in a tricky away fixture has allowed Sean Everitt’s Sharks under 21 side to consolidate their position at the top of the competition log. Fred Zeilinga’s trusty boot was again instrumental in an 18-14 victory in appalling playing conditions.

Province got off to a great start, with centre Dean Hammond getting onto the scoreboard in the 10th minute with the game’s only try. Highly-rated Province pivot Timmo Swiel missed the conversion, giving Zeilinga the gap to get the lead for his side via two good penalties in the next 10 minutes. Swiel swung it back with one of his own, but Zeilinga struck two further penalties before half time, to see the Sharks take a 12-8 lead going into the shed.

Six points apiece, again via two penalties to each flyhalf, was all that the second half dished up for the small crowd, leaving it up to the senior sides to show the juniors how to play attractive rugby amidst the torrential downpour! Aside from keeping his side at the top of the points table, Zeilinga has now also emerged as the leading individual points scorer in the competition, with 75 from four games.

The Sharks will have a great chance to further cement their position at the top of the table when they face the second-placed Blue Bulls on Saturday afternoon, at Kings Park. Heimar Williams’ side currently hold a seldner 2-point advantage over the men from Pretoria.

Scorers:
WP (14): Try Dean Hammond. Conversion Timmo Swiel. Penalties Swiel (3)
Sharks (18): Penalties Fred Zeilinga (6)



7 Comments

  • Zeilinga is proving to be a very capable 10. He controlled the game from 10 very well. His out of the hand kicking was outstanding, especially for the first 60 minutes of the match. I was impressed again. And look forward to see what he can do at senior level.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.08.12 09:52:30 by Letgo Reply
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  • Well done guys!

    I didn’t have high hopes of a victory at Newlands, but they came through!

    Keep it up! Liking the talent coming through!

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.08.12 09:54:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Does anybody know what the log looks like?

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.08.12 11:00:21 by Mutley Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 3) :

    check it out here:

    http://www.sharksrugby.co.za/log.aspx?id=1261

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.08.12 11:12:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 1) : Agreed he has been playing very well, also impressed with the distance he was getting when kicking out of hand in terrible conditions.

    The scrum was also seriously impressive.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.08.12 12:08:54 by Salmonoid Reply

    Salmonoid the SubtleTeam captain
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 5) : tell you what, this under 21 side could (and dare I say should) go all the way this year.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.08.12 12:46:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • The depth at prop is seriously impressive

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.08.12 22:30:14 by Ludz Reply

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