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    Sharks beat brave Kings

    2013-03-09 20:54

    Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor

    Cape Town - The Sharks beat a gallant Kings team in their Super Rugby encounter at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

    The Sharks won 21-12 after leading 12-3 at half-time.

    Flyhalf Patrick Lambie scored all the visitors' points through six penalties and a drop goal, while counterpart Demetri Catrakilis replied with four penalties for the Kings.

    VIDEO: Kings v Sharks, highlights

    The Sharks picked up four points for their victory to move to the top of the South African Conference.

    Despite a gutsy defensive effort, the Kings left empty-handed.

    In next weekend's Round 5 action the Sharks host Jake White's Overall table-topping Brumbies in Durban (Saturday, 17:05), while the Kings welcome the defending champion Chiefs to Port Elizabeth (Friday, 19:10).



    15 SP Marais, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Marcello Sampson, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Cornell du Preez, 5 Steven Sykes 4 Darron Nell (captain), 3 Kevin Buys , 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira

    Substitutes: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Jaco Engels, 18 David Bulbring, 19 Luke Watson, 20 Nicolas Vergallo, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Hadleigh Parkes


    15. Louis Ludik, 14. JP Pietersen, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Francois Steyn (captain), 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Anton Bresler, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Craig Burden, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

    Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 19. Jacques Botes, 20. Charl McLeod, 21. Meyer Bosman, 22. Odwa Ndungane

    HAVE YOUR SAY: Were you impressed by the Kings' effort against the Sharks? Or did the Sharks have an off night? Send your thoughts to Sport24.

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