The Sharks recovered from their loss to the Highlanders at home last week by beating the Rebels 16-22 in Melbourne at AAMI Park.
The result makes the Sharks the first South African team to cross the Indian Ocean and win away from home after matches from the SA teams so far in 2014. Some controversial referee decision kept the Rebels in the game up and till the last play of the game. It is just so irritating that we talk more about referees these day than the players or the game.
Sharks will have to put in a much improved effort if they would want to have any change in winning the big clash against the Brumbies next week. The Sharks general play is poor and with so many handling errors or poor passes you leave a hell of a lot of points on the park which you should take to build moment and confidence. This is important more so for a team on tour.
The Sharks have now played the Melbourne Rebels three times and won all three matches.
Final Score Rebels 16 (6) Sharks 22 (15)
Tries – P. Leafa
Pen – J.Woodward 3
Con – J.Woodward
Tries – J.P.Pietersen
Pen – F.Steyn 5
Con – F.Steyn