Big win for Sharks XV

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 8 May 2017 at 09:48
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After losing to Griquas in their opening SuperSport challenge match a fortnight ago, the Sharks XV returned to winning ways on Saturday and put the Griffons to the sword in Welkom. Eight tries were scored in a 52-24 bonus point victory.

Garth April was the man who did the bulk of the damage, scoring twice himself in a tight first half that saw the visitors turn just 19-17 ahead. Big lock Hyron Andrews was the other scorer in the half.

The second period was a different story, though, with Jacques Vermeulen, Morne Joubert and Tristan Blewett scoring within minutes of each other to take the game away from the Griffons. Two late penalty tries further inflated the scoreline, despite a consolation score by former Sharks age group fullback Alrin Eksteen for the home side.

Griffons (24): Tries Vuyo Mbotho, Tertius Maarman, Alrin Eksteen; Conversions: Duan Pretorius (3), Penalties: Pretorius
Sharks XV (52): Tries Garth April (2), Hyron Andrews, Morne Joubert, Tristan Blewett, Jacques Vermeulen, Penalty Try (2); Conversions: April (4)


  • Great stuff. Congrats to the Sharks XV for properly putting away the Griffons.

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.05.17 10:06:27 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Great win this, especially in Welkom. These Griffons have already beaten the Cheetahs so Im taking this win as a good pointer as to this teams potential.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.05.17 10:22:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Nice to see some of the fringe players sticking their hands up

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.05.17 12:23:49 by Dunx Reply

  • ah man, wish I could have watched this game on tv 🙁

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.05.17 17:50:47 by revolverocelot Reply

  • Well done, men!

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.05.17 18:30:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • one of my good friends’ son plays for WP and is a former Junior bok flyhalf – he had to play flank this weekend for WP as they gambled with two front rowers on bench.

    These 22 match day squads are a real joke

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.05.17 10:54:04 by Kabouter Reply

  • @Kabouter (Comment 6) : It is sad that the excuse is money when we already have the extra front row on our books. What’s the name of that kid so we can keep a eye out on them? Is he any good?

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.05.17 07:43:33 by Dunx Reply


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