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    Match Report – Reds v Sharks



    The Sharks made it three out of four when they beat the Reds on Saturday 33-23.

    It was a weird all game with plenty of questionable decisions by the referee but that did not stop the Sharks to outscore the Reds with 4 tries to 3.

    We did not wait too long for the first scrum but without explanation the referee awarded a penalty to the Reds which gave the Reds a 3-0 lead.

    The Sharks got on the board with a penalty from Bosch to even things up from a bit of a controversial penalty.

    The Reds got in the Sharks half but turnovers stop any momentum they had and the Sharks found them back in the Reds twenty two.

    A massive drive from the lineout secured the Sharks first try to take the lead to 8-3.

    A mistake from Mvovo again gave the Reds a lineout in the Sharks twenty two from which they ran it through the hands to send Speight over in the corner.

    The Reds were next to score with another penalty from the scrum which gave the host a 11-8 lead.

    The Sharks had the perfect start to the second half keeping the ball in hand and creating mismatch in defence which resulted in Richardson getting over for their second try and the lead of 15-11.

    Another weird decision by referee gave the Reds a free-kick whcih they took quickly and got over for their try.

    This gave them a 16-15 lead. Bosch kicked two long range penalties to take the lead for the Sharks to 21-16.

    Things got a bit tight but Springbok and Sharks captain Am got an intercept deep in the Sharks half to add to the Sharks two tries and a lead of 28-16.

    It was then the Notshe show as he broke through the defence after another turnover. He sprinted down the field and offload to Madosh Tambwe who got over for their 4th try of the match.

    The Reds got penalty after penalty from their own try line to work their way to the Sharks line and from a driving maul they scored their third try.

    That was it and the Sharks came away with 3 wins from 4 matches on tour and setup for a great home leg of the competition.


    Reds – Tries: Henry Speight, Tate McDermott, Ed Craig Conversions: Jock Campbell Penalties: Jock Campbell

    Sharks – Tries: Kerron van Vuuren, Dylan Richardson, Lukhanyo Am, Madosh Tambwe Conversions: Curwin Bosch(2) Penalties: Curwin Bosch(3)