The game only got alive in the second half as Western Province secured a win and booked their place in the play-offs for a home semi-final next week.
Province eventually won the game 31-20 after trailing the log leaders 13-3 at the break and looked out of it.
They created enough changes in the first half but too much senseless kicking and handling errors kept them from getting more than the solid penalty in the first 40 minutes.
The Sharks looked like a well-oiled machine in that first half dominating the scrums and put Province under pressure.
They were the first to score with a penalty from Bosh who again control the Sharks from 10.
They were also the first to score a try through Louw who took the perfect line after some hard work from their forwards.
Bosch ended the half with a massive 40 meter drop goal which took the Sharks to 13-3 at the break.
The second half was much better for Province as they dominated time on the ball and took their changes. It was Du Preez who took the first step for them with a great try early in the second half.
This made the Sharks lead only 13-10.
Dup Preez was yet again on the end of a perfect move from the backs from a lineout for Du Preez to score his team and his second try of the match.
This gave Province the lead and they never gave it up again.
The Sharks did not get back in the game and made to many mistakes on attack. Province extended their lead with a try from Duvenage who snipped around the breakdown after a breakout from Province.
The game was all but lost for the Sharks at this point but Province had one more in then to secure a bonus point when Schickerling burst over moments later.
This made the score 31-13 with minutes to go. The Sharks did score the last try through Van Wyk but it was far too little too late as Province took the win.
Tries – Louw, Van Wyk
Penalties – Bosch
Drop – Bosch
Cons – Bosch(2)
Tries –Du Preez(2), Duvenage, Schickerling
Penalties – Du Preez
Cons – Du Preez(4)