The Sharks had to change their game plan in the second half and work hard to get the win over the Cheetahs in Bloemfotein on Saturday. The Cheetahs pushed them all the way but at the end they got the win 38-30.
Sharks started the game full of running and played in the Cheetahs half but did not keep the Cheetahs from running the ball themselves out of their own twenty two early on.
The Sharks immediately got back in the Cheetah half after they took the lead 3-0 and scored a try through Mvovo to get the lead from the Cheetahs 7-3 after 7 min.
With a successful penalty from Bosch the Sharks extended the lead to 10-3 after 16 min.
With the Sharks on attack the Cheetahs received a yellow card for Oupa high tackle and gave the Sharks the oprtunity to score another try.
This took the scores to 15-3 after 27 min.
The Cheethas answered back the only way they know how and scored a brilliant try thorugh their captain Francois Venter.
Jaco Peyper then made one of those stupid decisions saying Oostuizen have hit a player high after the TMO told him it was at best a penalty. He send Oostuizen off with a yellow for that tackle.
The Cheetahs got the penalty over and reduced the lead from Sharks to 15-13 after 36 min. The Cheetahs was not finished and score a great try after the hooter to take the lead at halftime 20-15.
The second half was more Cheetahs than Sharks as they kept ball in hand and Sharks decided to kick more. The Cheetahs forced a penalty and strecth the lead to 23-15 after 45 min.
The Sharks scored their next try after a ball was ripped and they stopped playing with the Sharks picking the ball up and send Van Wyk over to take the lead back to 23-21 after 48 min.
The Sharks took the lead from a penalty by Bosch in the 56 minute 25-23.
The Sharks wwas next to score again with a great drive from a lineout after Blommetjies made a huge mistake close to his hands.
The Sharks extended their lead to 32-23 after 67 min.
The Cheetahs hit back with 1 minto go as they scored a try with Rhule going over after running the perfect line.
This made it a 8 point game Sharks leading 38-30.
This is also how the game ended with the Sharks that took the win
Tries: Venter, Jonker, Rhule
Cons: Zeilinga 2
Pens: Zeilinga 3
Yellow Card: Mohoje
Tries: Mvovo, Van Wyk 2, D du Preez
Cons: Bosch 3
Pens: Bosch 4
Yellow Card: Oosthuizen