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Province put 50 up against Sharks at Newlands


It was a great match between the two top teams in this years Currie Cup but at the end Province beat the Sharks 50-28.

The Sharks made just too many mistakes on attack which led to a few tries to the Sharks.

Handling was as poor as what we have seen from a Sharks team and it did not help them playing catchup rugby.

The Sharks started quickly and were first over the line with Louw scoring the first try of the match.

This was about that for the Sharks with Province scoring immediately and quickly build up a 31-7 lead over the Sharks.

With tries from Coetzee, Nel, Leyds and Pietersen Province looked set to run away with things but the Sharks dug deep to pull two tries back before the break.

With the score 31-21 it was still anyone game and the Sharks started to dominate the scrums and made the game slower to get their big forwards in the game.

The Sharks was first to score in the second half when they put some phases together to get Fassi over the line for their forth try of the match.

It seems that the Sharks was in control of the match and may cause an upset coming from so far behind but mistakes from them gave Province the opportunity to ran in tries.

With tries from Marais, Engelbrecht and Solomon at the end they just pulled away from the Sharks.

The Sharks will be worried about the mistakes the made on attack.

For Province there is one game left against the Blue Bulls to make sure of a home semi final and possible final at Newlands.



Province Sharks


Tries: Tries:
Coetzee, Nel, Leyds, Pietersen, Marais, Engelbrecht,  Solomon Louw,Paul,  Koegelenberg,  Fassi,
Penalties Penalties
Marais None
Cons Cons
Marais(6) Du Preez(4)



  1. “For Province there is one game left against the Blue Bulls to make sure of a home semi final and possible final at Newlands”

    Wrong, they have already secured a home semi. Bulls in third place cannot overtake them anymore.

  2. Province changed 8 before the game – and yet dominated a fairly settled Sharks team. It was a bit of a surprise to me, and clearly shows the result of decent coaching from Dobson. I did not get all the hype around him, but it seems the punters are right on this one.

  3. @Bekke:

    Dobson definitely earned the opportunity for higher honours. I sincerely hope one of the SA franchises will give him an opportunity, otherwise he should try his luck overseas. Look how well it turned out for Wessels in Aus.

  4. @Craven:

    Wessels put in some serious hard-yards before bit of luck went his way.

    This Sharks side is weak where it counts the most starting from their captain to their locks and a few other positions…

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