DHL Western Province 25 (15) The Sharks 19 (0)

In Cape Town DHL Western Province produced one of their strongest performances this season to take a one-point lead at the top of the log and build valuable momentum in the series. The team started the match strongly and earned two first-half tries to add to a penalty by flyhalf Kurt Coleman, which allowed them to build up a 15-0 lead. The second half, however, was much tighter as the Sharks stepped up their game and used their try-scoring chances to cross the chalk three times. Western Province play-maker Gio Aplon, meanwhile, ran in the … [Read more...]

The Sharks 41 (20) Border 5 (0)

A convincing victory for the Sharksin the Absa Under-19 Provincial Championship this past weekend allowed them to remain in the running for a home semifinal with five rounds remaining, while DHL Western Province registered their second win of the season to remain within range of a semifinal berth. In the weekend's matches DHL Western Province defeated Toyota Free State 22-5 in Stellenbosch, the Sharks thumped Border 41-5 in Durban and the Vodacom Blue Bulls outplayed the Leopards 48-12 in Pretoria. In Durban the Sharks' patience on attack … [Read more...]

The Sharks 71 (40) Border 20 (8)

The Sharks continued their dominance in the Absa Under-21 Provincial Championship this past weekend as they registered convincing victories to remain ahead of the pack. The Sharks started their clash against Border with a blaze as they crossed the tryline six tries in 23 minutes, which placed the visitors under immense pressure from the outset. Border, however, fought back shortly before half time with a try by Jan Botha to add to an earlier penalty by Angus Cleophas. But with the team trailing 40-8, they entered the break knowing that it … [Read more...]