Sharks prevail in Kimberley

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks on 3 Oct 2015 at 16:50
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The Sharks have picked up full points from their Currie cup encounter against Griquas at GWK Stadium, in a match that was not televised. The visitors scored 6 tries in a 45-20 win that sees them move within striking distance of the fourth-placed Cheetahs.

This report courtesy

“The Griquas made a fast start to the contest with left wing Ruhan Nel crashing over for a converted try after an intercept deep in his own half in just the fifth minute after the Sharks had turned down two kickable penalties in favour of setting up attacking line outs.

The Sharks finally opened their account, in the 18th minute, thanks to a penalty from flyhalf Joe Pietersen before the visitors took the lead two minutes later when scrumhalf Cobus Reinach sniped over for a try under the posts with Pietersen kicking the conversion.

The visitors were building up a head of steam and outside centre Paul Jordaan nabbed his team’s second try just three minutes after the first with the Sharks racing to a 17-7 lead.

The hosts narrowed the gap to seven points thanks to a penalty from inside centre Clinton Swart but the Sharks restored their scoreboard dominance when flank Francois Kleinhans rumbled over for a converted try in the 33rd minute.

The visitors then wrapped up their bonus point try with four minutes left in the half when inside centre Andre Esterhuizen powered his way over for a converted score.

The Griquas improved their defensive patterns at the start of the second half and they held the Sharks out until the 54th minute when replacement scrumhalf Michael Claassens went over for a converted try.

The Sharks continued to assert their dominance and left wing Sibusiso Sithole added his name to the try-scorer’s list before the Griquas finally managed to breach the visitor’s defence when they grabbed two late tries through replacement back Sandile Ngcobo and Nel.”

Sharks (45): Tries Cobus Reinach, Francios Kleinhans, Michael Claassesn, Adnre Esterhuizen, S’bura Sithole, Paul Jordaan. Conversions Joe Pietersen (6). Penalty Pietersen.
Griquas (20): Tries Sandile Ngcobo, Ruhan Nel(2). Conversion Clinton Swart. Penalty Swart.


  • Well done boys! Could anyone find the game online because it wasn’t on dstv…

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.10.15 16:52:43 by MikeVS Reply
    MikeVSUnder 21 player
  • Great stuff. Seems the backline clicked at last.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.10.15 16:53:24 by T-Shark Reply
    T-SharkUnder 21 player
  • Awesome stuff. Well done boys and a big thank you to the Cheetahs and Pumas for drawing today :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.10.15 16:54:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @MikeVS (Comment 1) : If it’s not televised on DSTV then you will most likely not find it anywhere online.

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.10.15 17:33:51 by Ben Reply
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  • Hey we won! Maybe we should stay untelevised

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.10.15 17:38:23 by catfish Reply
    catfishCurrie Cup player
  • Well done, men! Now for the quarterfinal next week!

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.10.15 00:24:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great win for the Sharks and the under 19′s!!! Any news on the under 22′s?

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.10.15 01:44:02 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 7) : The U21′s won 45-12. I have no idea about the U22′s. :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.10.15 05:52:19 by Ben Reply
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  • @catfish (Comment 5) : So you recon our girls have stage fright and that’s why they can’t perform? Interesting theory….

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.10.15 07:48:46 by coolfusion Reply

    coolfusionTeam captain
  • @Ben (Comment 8) : The u 21 ‘ s are building a formidable unit. This is where management should come in to ensure that unit is not broken up until they can cycle into seniors. Something we have been failing at for a while now. Something a D.O.R. should be doing?

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.10.15 07:51:24 by coolfusion Reply

    coolfusionTeam captain
  • @Ben (Comment 8) : The U22s have not lost a game this year. ;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.10.15 08:53:35 by MysticShark Reply
    Competition Winner
    MysticSharkTeam captain
  • @coolfusion (Comment 9) : they lack self-belief it seems….Lions murdered tsietas and wp, they couldn’t do the same against us….yet we still lost.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.10.15 10:19:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

    Assistant coach
  • Mooi vir die U21 (U22?) Maar weet iemand wat het met U19 gebeur – of moet ek nie vra. Maar geluk ook aan die SHARKS – weet nie hulle U? Is nie.

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.10.15 13:01:04 by Leon Schrenk Reply

    Currie Cup player
  • @Leon Schrenk (Comment 13) : U19′s het ook gewen.

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.10.15 13:07:44 by Ben Reply
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  • Nice to win. Just a pity this wasn’t against a big team… because we lost to all of them already.

    An away semi final at Ellis Park would be like lambs to the slaughter. Might be best if we finish 5th in fact… and Gold finally gets the boot from going anywhere near the Super Rugby team next year…

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.10.15 23:17:01 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

    Gold's MemberTeam captain
  • Great result in Kimberly where better Sharks sides have struggled in the past. Winner takes all vs Free State next weekend. As i said at the start of CC – just making the semis will be a good achievement due to all the changes and disruptions at the Union. It def wont be easy in Bloem though.

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.10.15 07:52:33 by SheldonK Reply

    SheldonKAssistant coach
  • When last has one of our junior teams been such a shining light for the union? Think it was when the Cronje twins were still playing U21 or am I mistaken?

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.10.15 08:25:47 by KingRiaan Reply

    KingRiaanTeam captain
  • @KingRiaan (Comment 17) : I think it was when Lambie was u21 captain…cant think of anything after that

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.10.15 09:03:34 by SheldonK Reply

    SheldonKAssistant coach
  • What’s interesting to me is the lions is slaughtering everyone in front of them, and we pushed them pretty hard. We Might not be as shit as everyone keeps saying hey?

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.10.15 09:18:10 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • @Dragnipur (Comment 19) : Trust me we are shit ,but I agree not 62 points shit,and these are the defending champions .

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.10.15 09:47:20 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 20) : imagine we actualy pitch for a semi vs the Lions :shock: Maybe Gold’s plan was always to peak now…. :roll:

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.10.15 11:09:23 by Kabouter Reply

    KabouterCurrie Cup player
  • Does anyone know how far the du Preez twins are from fitness?

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.10.15 18:25:34 by pastorshark Reply
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