Sharks outmuscle Waratahs

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:51
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The Sharks scored two tries on their way to a convincing 32-10 over the Waratahs in an ill-tempered match at Kings Park on Saturday.
 

The Sharks scored two tries on their way to a convincing 32-10 over the Waratahs in an ill-tempered match at Kings Park on Saturday.

The victory sees the Sharks extend their lead at the top of the standings, whilst the Waratahs will leave Durban empty-handed as they head to Cape Town to face the Stormers.

Stand-in flyhalf Fred Zeilinga turned in a faultless kicking display with 19 points to his name as the hosts dominated against their ill-disciplined visitors.

The Australians did manage a late consolation try through Bernard Foley, who kicked all their points on a warm night on the east coast.

The Waratahs made a flying start thanks to a superb Adam Ashley-Cooper break through the middle, and after the ball was recycled, Frans Steyn was caught offside, allowing Foley to slot over the first points.

The hosts were level after 10 minutes as Jaques Potgieter returned the favour by straying into illegal territory - the injured Patrick Lambie's replacement Zeilinga, making his first start for the coastal franchise, converting the penalty from right in front.

Seven minute later the Sharks No.10 banged over another three-pointer to put his team in front after a dangerous tackle on Steyn by Rob Horne, who was lucky to escape a trip to the sin bin.

Zeilinga added a third penalty just after the opening quarter when Benn Robinson was punished for collapsing the scrum, with Foley missing a chance to win back the three points when he shot wide after Marcell Coetzee failed to roll away.

Steyn made the visitors pay for that miss when he knocked over a monster 52-metre kick on the stroke of half time as the Sharks led by nine.

After the restart, Foley wasted a second kick that drifted wide, while another long-range Steyn effort was just off target this time.

But the game changed after 48 minutes when Waratahs captain David Dennis was yellow carded for an off-the-ball incident with opposite number Bismarck du Plessis.

And the Sharks made full use of their advantage, winning a penalty line-out on attack and pushing over through Marcell Coetzee.

Zeilinga added the conversion and followed that up with a 65th minute offside penalty as the hosts took total control.

Daniel, making his first appearance of the season from the bench, added a second try with eight minutes to go following a quick tap-and-go taken by himself on the left as the penalty count increased against the New South Wales outfit.

Foley managed a consolation try two minutes from time when he ran on to Pat McCutcheon's pass to score under the post.

Man of the match: Sharks captain Bismarck du Plessis led by an example in a physical encounter.

The scorers:

For the Sharks:

Tries: Coetzee, Daniel
Cons: Zeilinga 2
Pens: Zeilinga 5, Steyn

For the Waratahs:
Try:
Foley
Con: Foley
Pen: Foley

Yellow card: Dave Dennis (Waratahs, 48 - Foul play)

Teams:

Sharks:
15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Keegan Daniel, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Heimar Williams, 23 SP Marais.
 
Waratahs: 15 Jonno Lance, 14 Rob Horne, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis (captain), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Jacques Potgieter, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Silatolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Patrick McCutcheon, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Matt Carraro, 23 Alofa Alofa.

Referee: Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Marius Jonker (South Africa)
TMO: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)

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Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
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Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19