The Cell C Sharks was ruthless in their victory over Griquas on Saturday in Kimberley when they ran away with things beating Griquas 41-11.
The Sharks controlled the game for long periods in the match and scored seven tries to the one of Griquas.
Griquas made the better start and open the scoring with Whitehead knocking over a penalty but the Sharks hit back with a try from Ward.
The Durban-based outfit continued to dominate and in the 15th minute Mvovo gathered a long pass from Robert du Preez before rounding two defenders on his way over the try-line.
Griquas battled to contain the Sharks’ onslaught but narrowed the gap to four points in the 26th minute when Whitehead slotted another penalty.
However, the Sharks finished the half stronger and three minutes later they went on the drive from a lineout, close to Griquas’ try-line. The home side did well to halt the maul’s momentum but from the resulting ruck Akker van der Merwe barged over the whitewash with two defenders on his back.
After failing to convert the first two tries, Curwin Bosch added the extras which gave the Sharks a 17-6 lead.
And two minutes before half-time, Mvovo found himself in space out wide again and he had an easy run-in for his second try which Bosch also converted to give the Sharks a 24-6 lead at the interval.
Five minutes into the second-half, the visitors went further ahead when Van der Merwe got a pass out to Zas, who shrugged off a challenge from AJ Coertzen before dotting down.
And the visitors pulled further ahead in the 50th minute when Aphelele Fassi offloaded to Sbu Nkosi, who outsprinted the cover defence before crossing for his side’s sixth try.
The Sharks continued to attack from all areas of the field and in the 63rd minute Zas went over for his second try after good work from Bosch in the build-up.
Despite having the game in the bag, the Sharks pressed on in the game’s closing stages although Griquas were rewarded when Kyle Steyn scored a consolation try in the 77th minute.
Try: Kyle Steyn
Penalties: George Whitehead (2)
Tries: Jeremy Ward, Lwazi Mvovo (2), Akker vd Merwe, Leolin Zas (2), Sbu Nkosi
Conversions: Curwin Bosch (3)