It was two tries from Daniel Du Preez and Sbu Nkosi that gave the Sharks the win against the Lions to advance to next weeks final.

At the end the Sharks forwards dominated for most of the match to lay the foundation for a 33-24 win on Saturday.

The Sharks had the better start putting pressure on the Lions from the first minute of the match.

The Sharks got a scrum five meters out and made the most of it with Mvovo drawing two players to open it up for Daniel Du Preez to dive over for the first try.

The Sharks looked good on attack with the Lions having to be happy with scraps.

Robert Du Preez extended the Sharks lead to 10-0 from a penalty before Nkosi founded the corner for the Sharks second try of the match and a lead of 15-0 after 25 minutes.

The Sharks forwards kept dominating and gave the backs plenty of ball to play with.

The halftime score was 18-3 with plenty to do for the Lions to stay in the game.

The Sharks could not have asked for a better start to the second half getting the ball back from the kickoff with Nkosi going over for his second try of the match

It took another 10 minutes in the second half before the Lions could break the Sharks defence for the first time through Mapoe who send Groom over for their first try of the match.

The Lions got a lucky break sending Skosan over for the second try of the match after Dyantyi intercepted.

The Sharks quickly extended the lead to 26-17 with another penalty which made it another two scores for the Lions to get in front.

Skosan gave the Lions fans some hope when he went over from a perfect kick by Jantjies making it a two point game with 9 minutes to go.

But the Sharks got had other planes with Daniel Du Preez powering over for the Sharks to extend the lead to 33-24.

That was enough for the Sharks to advance to the final of this years Currie Cup.



Sharks Golden Lions


Tries: Tries:
D Du Preez2, Nkosi(2) Groom, Skosan(2)
Penalties Penalties
R Du Preez(3) Jantjies
Cons Cons
R Du Preez(2) Jantjies(3)


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