Sharks secure top spot

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 12 Oct 2012 at 20:53
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There was little drama as the Sharks ran out comfortable 42-3 victors over Griquas at Kings Park tonight, making sure of top spot on the log in the process.

It was the halfback combination of Cobus Reinach and Pat Lambie that really shone for the Sharks in the first half, with the forwards also doing their bit to secure quick ball, despite pressure from visitors in the set pieces. Reinach scored the first try after some superb interplay with Odwa Ndungane, who unfortunately went off injured shortly afterwards. A second try went to Louis Ludik shortly afterwards, with Ndungane’s replacement, Lwazi Mvovo, scoring a third just before half time.

With Pat Lambie in fine form with the boot, the Sharks turned 22-3 up and that lead was further stretched by 6 through two good penalties from the flyhalf’s boot. With Griquas by that stage well-beaten and lacking any ideas of their own on attack, the Sharks gave their replacements a proper run. Loose forward Tera Mtembu, a late addition to the match 22 after Jacques Botes cried off injured, scored the bonus point try and was again instrumental in the build up to the fifth. which Charl McLeod scored after great interplay between forwards and backs.

The Sharks will watch tomorrow’ games with interest, in order to work out who their semi-final opponents will be at Kings Park next Saturday.

Sharks (42): Tries by Cobus Reinach, Louis Ludik, Lwazi Mvovo, Lubabalo Mtembu and Charl McLeod. Conversions by Pat Lambie (4). Penalties by Lambie (3).
Griquas (3): Penalty by Francois Brümmer.


  • Yes great game by Sharks!!! Now for next week!!!! Go Sharks

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.10.12 21:00:29 by JD Reply
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  • How did our juniors do?

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.10.12 22:02:24 by Argex Reply

  • @Argex (Comment 2) : both teams won

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.10.12 22:16:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Argex (Comment 2) :

    Sharks Under-19’s came from 26 points down with less then 20 minutes to play, to win by 2.

    A loss would’ve meant no semi also… so yes, a GREAT win.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.10.12 22:17:31 by hendrikp Reply

  • Glad Jordaan didn’t get injured – That spear tackle on him was bad … Should of been a red!

    My comment – why wasn’t the TMO called in for this one?

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.10.12 22:25:03 by byron Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : That’s wonderful news!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.10.12 22:25:47 by Argex Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 4) : They never cease to amaze this season. A great result for them and the union.

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.10.12 22:27:48 by Argex Reply

  • @Argex (Comment 7) :

    U-19 semi’s will be:
    1 Western Province versus 4 Lions
    2 Blue Bulls versus 3 Sharks

    U-21’s will be:
    1 Bulls versus 4 Lions (or unlikely Cheetahs)
    2 Sharks versus 3 Western Province

    …to go with probable CC semi’s of:
    Sharks versus Bulls
    Lions versus Western Province

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.10.12 22:36:41 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 8) : If the Bulls and WP win today, it will be only Bulls, Lions, WP and Sharks across all levels 😎

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.10.12 09:35:15 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 9) :

    Hoping the Cheetahs run WP close though. Ideally they get the 4 tries & lose by less then 7.

    Rather have the Griquas playing those Promotion-Relegation games.

    And… would it really be so bad if the Griquas were to be relegated? I know it’s a faaaar stretch but is what is best for the game at the moment.

    Cheetahs need to start holding onto their players as well. Marcel van der Merwe a big loss to go with all the young guys who have signed with the Bulls.

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.10.12 10:20:03 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 10) :

    Wonder if the Bulls will continue mucking around with Greyling & Kruger or whether MornΓ© Mellett & Marcel van der Merwe will get a fair shot at being the starting props.

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.10.12 10:22:05 by hendrikp Reply

  • My hope is still a Lions/Bulls final at Ellis Park, but with the way Reinach is playing and with Lambie, I doubt the Bulls will win next week

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.10.12 11:27:21 by Mutley Reply
  • congrats sharkies … Forgive me for hoping the Bulls win at Kings park next weekend πŸ˜›

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.10.12 11:49:53 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 12) : @Zibbie (Comment 13) : Shut up! πŸ˜‰ 😈

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.10.12 12:02:40 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 14) :

    hey . somebody should keep you Sharkies in line HAHA :p but Sharks deserve to be top . Lions loosing against Griquas at EP was unacceptable

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.10.12 12:40:27 by Zibbie Reply
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  • So… who’s this new kid, Lambie? 😎 😈

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.10.12 17:57:49 by Shaz Reply
  • @Shaz (Comment 16) : He looks quite usefull, but will have to up his kicking % if he wants to keep Bosman on the bench . . . 😈

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.10.12 08:04:57 by Original Pierre Reply
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