Lambie's calming influence helped Sharks

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:09

REACTION: Patrick Lambie's calming influence on the field was a key factor in the Sharks' 27-22 win over the Brumbies on Saturday.

The Sharks scored a try via Lukhanyo Am after the full-time hooter sounded to steal the victory in Canberra. The Sharks were 3-15 down after 30 minutes before they fought back to 22-15 lead 33 minutes later.

The Brumbies managed to level the scores at 22-all before Am's try broke the home fans' hearts. 

Sharks head coach Robert Du Preez explained that during the last few minutes of the game, it was the calming, but determined focus of Lambie that took his team to victory. 

"Patrick said to the guys: 'You have to believe that we are going to pull this one through.' This showed that the team believed in themselves, that they could do it. They played right to the end and that was very pleasing," Du Preez told sharksrugby.co.za.

Du Preez said his team improved in a number of areas in Canberra after their opening round loss to the Reds.

"There was a big improvement on the Reds match," Du Preez added.

"Collectively, as a team, we performed a lot better.

"A couple of things we wanted to concentrate on was our reaction to the breakdown situations, which was much better this week, our exits which were also an improvement, and we got the bulk of possession, which helped."

The Sharks will now face the Waratahs in Durban on Saturday and Du Preez is expecting another tough encounter.

"This victory against the Brumbies will give the guys a lot of confidence. Obviously, the match against the Waratahs this Saturday is going to be a very tough one, but I'm sure the boys will be up for it, especially as we are playing at home in front of our home crowd," he added.

Source: @TheSharksZA

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
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
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
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
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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