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Sharks XV notch up another away win


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 7 Apr 2014 at 09:29
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The Cell C Sharks XV relied on a strong second-half performance to pick up all five log points in a 43-27 win over the Regent Boland Cavaliers in Ceres at the weekend. The win ensured that the side remains in pole position on the Vodacom Cup South Section log, albeit by a single log point.

As was the case in East London in the opening fixture, the Sharks XV were made to pay for a disjointed start, with their hosts opening up an early 13-point lead. Danwel Demas (remember him?) scored the early try, with flyhalf Eric Zana contributing the rest via a conversion and two penalties. Jaco van Tonder got the Sharks XV on the board towards the end of the opening quarter with an unconverted try, with Tim Swiel adding a penalty shortly afterwards to reduce the deficit to five. The home side remained defiant, though, with left wing Arno Fortuin scoring in the 30th minute to open up the lead once more.

Boland loosehead Khwezi Mkhafu earned himself a yellow card just before the break, though and the Sharks finished the half strongly, with Keegan Daniel scoring in the 36th minute to see his side trail 15-20 heading into the shed.

The second half belonged to the Sharks XV, with Sizo Maseko scoring the third try to finally take the lead after 54 minutes. Further tries to replacement number 8 Johan Meyer, Swiel himself and a second for Daniel pushed the scoreline out beyond the 40-point mark, before a late consolation from Fortuin gave the scoreline a little more respectability from a Cavaliers point of view.

The Cell C Sharks XV remain unbeaten with just two games to play and will face the Tusker Simba Cheese and Onion Amarula Cream XV in Cape Town in their penultimate league fixture this weekend.

Regent Boland Cavaliers (27): Tries: Damas, Fortuin (2); Conversions: Zana (2), Rust; Penalties: Zana (2).

Cell C Sharks XV (43): Tries: Van Tonder, Daniel (2), Maseko, Meyer, Swiel.; Conversions: Swiel (5); Penalties: Swiel.



14 Comments

  • :mrgreen:

    Thanks for the article Rob and congrats to the XV!

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.04.14 09:37:33 by vanmartin Reply
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  • What’s up with this side that they start so poorly?

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.04.14 09:40:07 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 2) : I’m impressed that they manage to finish so strongly.

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.04.14 09:43:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well done Sharks!

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.04.14 09:46:53 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • If I’m not mistaken, Daniel has scored tries in all the games he played :cool:

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.04.14 09:48:41 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • Tusker Simba Cheese and Onion Amarula Cream XV – new name for WP?

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.04.14 09:56:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 6) : Who on earth came up with that name for the Kenyan team?

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.04.14 09:58:36 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Son Of Mayhem (Comment 5) : yes, but only two games.

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.04.14 10:02:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : oh sorry, I’m being thick. He scored in the Super Rugby game too

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.04.14 10:08:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Son Of Mayhem (Comment 5) : Not only that, but more try’s then games played :P .

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.04.14 11:39:34 by Seth101 Reply
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  • New Team every weekend might be a reason for the slow starts. Hopefully the team can settle on our way to the playoffs. My prediction is a Sharks Pumas final at Kingspark. We must believe this is our first cup for the season!!! Go Sharks.

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.04.14 12:21:05 by Observer Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Me too, it’s just strange that they seem to need a deficit in order to kick into gear. Maybe they have Chiefs Disease.

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.04.14 16:38:13 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Nice win!!!!! Hope they keep it up.

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.04.14 16:57:42 by JD Reply
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  • Great Stuff! Well Done Sharks. All the best in Capetown this week. A pity the best teams don’t appear on TV . Only once this season! Really, that sucks!

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.04.14 13:35:27 by [email protected] Reply

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