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).Teams:
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 ParkesSharks:
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