Sharks XV make their move

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 19 Jun 2017 at 10:27
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A very credible 28-all draw in tough conditions against the table-topping Griquas side on Thursday afternoon saw the Sharks XV move into second spot on the SuperSport Rugby Challenge central section log.

Keegan Daniel led the side to a very important result, with the team showing how much they have come on since being hammered by these same foes in the opening match in Durban. Each side scored four tries, with Hyron Andrews, S’bura Sithole, Garth April and Ilunga Mukendi dotting down for the Sharks XV to ensure three log points from the encounter.

Griquas are runaway leaders with 30 log points, but the Sharks XV now have their noses in front of Free State in second. The final pool match between these two teams thus effectively becomes a sudden-death elimination. The Sharks face their rivals in Bloemfontein this Saturday and will need to once agin show how much they have improved, after narrowly losing to the same side earlier in the campaign.

Griquas 28 (14): Tries: Renier Botha (2), AJ le Roux, Jason Fraser. Conversions: Andre Swarts (3), George Whitehead.
Sharks XV 28 (13): Tries: Hyron Andrews, S’bura Sithole, Ilunga Mukedi, Garth April. Conversions: Garth April. Penalties: Garth April (2).


  • It is such a nice change to see the Sharks XV putting in good results and winning matches. Proud of the boys for playing well even when not selected in the SR side. Hope this continues and a lot of these guys go on to represent us in the CC.

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.06.17 11:00:37 by Hulk Reply
  • Great turnaround from the start of the season. Proud of our boys.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.06.17 13:49:16 by StevieS Reply
  • Good result.

    Hyron Andrews seems to get on the score sheet every weekend. Nice to see from a lock.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.06.17 15:19:58 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) : I think he’s going to surprise us….

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.06.17 17:59:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) : @robdylan (Comment 4) : he reminds me a lot of another Andrews namely Mark!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.06.17 21:32:33 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 5) : Please explain that to me because Mark Andrews was one of the hardest players you will ever meet. Hyron on the other hand, not so much.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.06.17 08:38:43 by Bump Reply

  • I haven’t seen much of Hyron this year. Has be put on much bulk as last year he did look a few kilos to light. I am glad to see he’s performing though and excited to see what he brings at CC time.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.06.17 11:46:03 by Hulk Reply

  • With two teams set to lose their SR status, I just hope that the Sharks will for the first time be quick to bolster their squad with the best of those players. I also hope that we will appoint a world class director of rugby. I would love for the Sharks to win a SR title soon. Just hope that management has the same desire and what is termed “political will”.

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.06.17 12:47:10 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @Bump (Comment 6) : The little I’ve seen of him this year, he seemed far more willing to rough it up….seemed heavier too.

    We desperately need someone to step into EO’s shoes. (The EP kid too short for lock for my taste – 7 flank should be his spot)

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.06.17 15:52:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @JD (Comment 5) : Hyron on track to be a star for us for years to come at lock, kid came to us very young and was as tall as a building back then already, but understandably very skinny, he was rushed in the sr team due to injuries and lack of senior depth at lock. his filling out nicely now and to be fair droste who is a year older than him also has to bulk up. dispite being thin, I have never seen Hyron shy away from contact when it’s required. we need our players to embrace the physicality when needed, but not seek it out when the opportunity to exploit a gap in the defense is available. play the situation, dont play idiot rugby.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.06.17 06:17:37 by revolverocelot Reply


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