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Sharks down Kings in PE

2012-02-17 20:58

Port Elizabeth - The Sharks took some time to find their rhythm against a committed Southern Kings outfit, but eventually ran out comfortable 38-13 winners in their friendly match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday night.

The Sharks led 10-3 at half-time, thanks to tries by Odwa Ndungane and Ryan Kankowski, and then upped the ante to run in four further tries in the second half.

The Kings, though, showed great commitment even though much of their time was spent on defence and they continually thwarted the Sharks' attempts at the mauling drive close to the line.

The home side also got their lineout working well, with young lock David Bulbring doing some fine work in this regard, providing the backs with good possession.

The Sharks, though, were equally committed on defence and the home side had to rely on two well-struck penalties by scrumhalf Falie Oelschig for their points.

However, in the last 10 minutes of the match, the Kings took their chances when Keegan Daniel was sin-binned and from a quickly taken five-metre penalty, flank Boetie Britz forced his way over.

The visitors opened their account when slick handling by the backline opened the tiniest of gaps for Ndungane and he needed no second bidding to make it 5-0.

No 8 Kankowski also showed great penetration and driving power when he received the ball near the Kings' tryline to force his way over for the second try.

In the second half, the Sharks increased the tempo of the game and a scintillating backline move saw them outwit the Kings defence for fullback Riaan Viljoen to score a fine try, Lambie adding the conversion.

Then Daniel showed the benefits of quick ball from the maul as he twice picked up to cross as the Kings, in retreat, battled to plug the gaps.

At that stage, it seemed the Kings might be overrun as the Sharks went 31-6 ahead, but the home side fought hard to stay in the game and were rewarded with Britz's try.

On the stroke of full-time, the Sharks showed their class when a backline move put Paul Jordaan through a gaping hole for the visitors to end on a high note.

Scorers:

Sharks:
Tries: Odwa Ndungane, Ryan Kankowski, Riaan Viljoen, Paul Jordaan, Keegan Daniels (2)
Conversions: Patrick Lambie (4)

Southern Kings:
Try: Boetie Britz
Conversion: Earl Rose
Penalties: Falie Oelschig (2)

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Comments
  • Bootman - 2012-02-17 21:04

    @Bull Absoluut. Maar ek moet se die Sharks spannetjie gaan huil teen die magtige Bulls

      Marius - 2012-02-17 21:44

      @ Bootman. Ek was by die game en my geld volgende week is definitief op die Bulle. Gedurende die eerste helfte het dit gereen en is die wedsstryd vas gespeel tussen die voorspelers. Die Kings het 5 keer die Sharks se rolling maul van lynstane 5 meter van die doellyn af suksesvol gestop en in die eerste helfte het die Kings 'n effense oorhand in die skrums en lynstane gehad. Rustyd het dit opgehou reen en is die game meer oop gemaak wat gely het tot die Sharks se drieë. As die Bulle hulle gewone vaste game gaan speel gaan hulle die Sharks ore aan sit volgende week.

      Thomas - 2012-02-18 01:17

      The only way I will support the Kings in Super rugby is if they are added to the five we already have!! There is no earthly reason to have them replace any of our TOP five!! When it comes down to games in the S15 they are a lot tougher and intense than whats been going on between the Kings and the "BIG FIVE". On any given day any one of our big five can win "EI" Cheetahs/Crusaders, as where the Kings will battle to keep the score below 50 in virtualy every game!!!! I am from the EC and used to enjoy the titanic battles between Border and EP in the 50s,60s and 70s.In those days we always lost top schoolboy talent to the big universities just as money draws them away today!!!!

      Kevin - 2012-02-21 08:02

      Maftige Bulls - History channel dstv

  • Bulldozer - 2012-02-17 21:04

    Die Sharks en hulle supporters weet ook darem dat hierdie net n oefen wedstryd was en dat die uitslag nie teveel saakmaak nie. Nie soos daai ander spannetjie wat jaaaaaaare laas iets gewen het nie. Die klomp spring mos op en af en borrel oor van genot elke keer as hulle n wedstryd wen, maak nie saak hoe sinneloos dit is nie.

      Blaine Dillon - 2012-02-17 21:46

      Tenminste kan ons opgewonde raak oor iets, ek wonder of Wynand Olivier jou opgewonde maak in julle nuwe pienk/pers truie?

      Sean - 2012-02-17 21:48

      Daai ander spannetjie wen een game dan dink hulle sommer die hele kompetisie is klaar gewen !

      louisdiemasjien - 2012-02-18 00:56

      jy bedoel seker ondersteuners en nie "supporters" nie. Asook, dis saak maak. Twee woorde.

      Bluey - 2012-02-18 03:08

      @Shane, like clock work.....it's 2:04 pm Correct me if I'm wrong but you personally couldn't Carry a sack of kumara up Mt Wellington could you? Get a grip Shane? Is it Shane or shame? Kia ora boet

      Bluey - 2012-02-18 03:14

      Let's not have a miss-understanding boet, you're a laugh a minute yet........well, you finish the sentence and while you're at it boet, run the Panmure round-about and then run up Mt Wellington Kia ora Shame

      Johan - 2012-02-18 09:15

      Bluedozer, ek sien jys nou Pinkdozer. Bly om te sien jy het nie 'n brose identiteit soos die klomp van die Pink stad daar in die suide nie. Die "Pink" Bulls gaan nog lekker lag hierdie jaar

      Selma - 2012-02-18 12:50

      Ek hou van daai pienk avatar.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-18 13:11

      Dankie Selma. Chicks dig dit as ouens pink avatars het.

  • Anele - 2012-02-17 21:19

    my Sharkiez getting good match practise. hope allturns out well agains the bulls :-) may the best team win!

  • Anneleen - 2012-02-17 21:25

    ...always great to read Sharks news...well done to our try-scorers and to Lambie for his conversions...Sharks forever!

      Marius - 2012-02-17 22:05

      Ironically, 5 of the 6 Sharks tries were actually scored by guys who all played their schools rugby in the Eastern Cape

      Anneleen - 2012-02-17 22:10

      @Marius...dankie vir jou inligting...dan het al die "try scorers" Oos-Kaap skolerugby gespeel?

      Marius - 2012-02-17 22:35

      @Song Sung Blue. Darem nie almal nie. Riaan Viljoen kom nie uit die Oos-Kaap nie. Die res het almal OP hoërskole Cravenweek gespeel, behalwe Paul Jordaan wat 2 jaar na mekaar OP o/13 Cravenweek gespeel het, maar is toe Grey Bloem toe vir hoërskool.

      Anneleen - 2012-02-17 22:54

      @Marius...so leer ek...indien jy dalk volgende week die Sharks vs Bulls bywoon...enjoy!

      Marius - 2012-02-18 00:02

      @Song Sung Blue. Die Bulls/ Sharks sal ek ongelukkig volgende week maar op TV moet kyk, Pretoria is bietjie ver om te ry vir 'n S15 game, maar ek het ten minste vandag al my kaartjies vir die 3de toets teen Engeland op 23 Junie hier in PE gekry. Verkope op Computicket het gister oopgemaak. Pryse is heel billik teen R300 en R500

  • Derrick - 2012-02-17 21:51

    Can some genius at Sport 24 explain to me how it is possible to beat another team 13-38 as well as lead 3-10 at half time- !!

      Marius - 2012-02-17 22:06

      @Derrick And to think these guys actually get paid for writing these articles, baffles the mind

      Anele - 2012-02-17 22:07

      lol

      Iza - 2012-02-18 08:27

      Derrick, Marius et al.... if you knew any better yourself, you'd know that the home teams score is always reported first then the visitors...go brush up on your "of the field" rugby stuff..So News24 is 100% correct...Now apologise! Other than AJ Bosch (KSA is it you?), did no-one realise its Daniel and not DanielS....?

      Iza - 2012-02-18 08:29

      In other words if someone asked me the final score last night, I would have said 13-38 and they would not have to ask "in whose favour".... :)

      a.j.bosch - 2012-02-18 08:38

      Yip it's me. :)

      Jason - 2012-02-18 09:25

      @Derrick & Marius, bwahahahahahaha you just got schooled by her big time.....................Excellent! now both of you stop blushing, it happens to the best of us. ;)

      Andre Bosch - 2012-02-18 10:29

      Ice. That's not entirely correct. Derrick and Marius would have asked in whose favour it was. :-D

      Derrick - 2012-02-18 12:03

      @ Iza- Why apologise when Sport 24 have changed their own wording in this report- if I use your logic then the report earlier in the week should have read the Lions were leading 0-44 at half time & beat the Kings 0-88 which is not how it was reported

      Iza - 2012-02-18 18:51

      Derrick - I guessed they wanted to make it easier for those not in the know....

  • Phillip - 2012-02-17 22:32

    So who have the Kings beaten exactly?

      Jacques - 2012-02-18 03:03

      Cheeky I mean the Kings beat SARU...

  • gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-02-17 23:46

    At first I though the Sharks score was a tad low... but then I heard it was raining... soooo.... Come on Bulls.... try practice a bit harder this weeks so we can have a good game at least come kickoff.

  • a.j.bosch - 2012-02-18 05:58

    Who is this Keegan Daniels guy who scored 2 tries for the Sharks? Must be a new find for the season, let's hope he gets chosen to play Superugby.

      Paul - 2012-02-19 15:03

      Keegan Daniels? He's one of the three loosies who disappeared in the CC final.

  • Poen - 2012-02-18 08:00

    a.j.bosch, where have you been the past few seasons...?

      a.j.bosch - 2012-02-18 08:40

      Poen where have YOU been? We have a Keegan Daniel playing for us. This Keegan Daniels chap must be a new find. ;-)

  • darkangelBDF - 2012-02-18 08:48

    38-13? Bwuhahahaha!!!!!!! The Lions beat the Kings 88-0. I smell a problem for a team I normally respect but that I think might lose against my Bulls next weekend.

      malcolm.molver - 2012-02-18 09:08

      Firstly, the Lions played against a SWD/Border side, which is weaker than the Kings (hard to believe right?!). Secondly, the game was played in heavy rain, which ruined the game. The Sharks did well to score six tries in such conditions.

      Champ - 2012-02-18 10:15

      @ Malcolm86: so it is only the Kings when it suits you?? It is common knowledge that the KINGS were to play against the "Big Five" super franchises. Just because the Bulls did not field their A-side against the Kings does not mean that the match did not take place?? I've read many a fan as well as the coach boasting about the "narrow loss" against the Bulls and how the game could have gone either way?? If the Bulls had lost that game, or the Stormers without some key players lost their encounter, the Kings would have said they have beaten the Bulls or Stormers. So in short: the KINGS played and lost against all of the Five Superrugby franchises in pre-season warm-up games in 2012. Face it: teh Kings are not in the same league

      malcolm.molver - 2012-02-18 10:54

      Champ I think you got me wrong. I'm a Sharks supporter, and definitely believe the Kings shouldn't be in Super Rugby, certainly not at the expense of the current Super Rugby franchises. I was merely trying to put the Sharks win into context for darkangel, and explain that the side the Lions faced was even weaker than the Kings side the other franchises faced. I know for a fact that the Kings are not at the level required for Super Rugby, and will be thrashed by the likes of the Reds, Crusaders, Sharks, Stormers and Bulls.

      Champ - 2012-02-18 11:15

      @ Malcolm86: thumbs up for your reply /explanation.

      Tertius Coetzer - 2012-02-18 11:42

      @darkangel bwuhahahaha, the bulls only won the kings 16-12! I don't see any problem for the sharks winning next week!

      Paul - 2012-02-19 15:06

      Who says the Lions played a weaker side? Boland won the first division last year didn't they? The EP guys came second.

      Marcel - 2012-02-20 08:39

      @paul roos: the side that faced the lions was border and swd not boland

      Hugh - 2012-02-21 13:22

      you know what guys? after this weekend we will be able to mud sling as much as we want. Right now its too early to call which teams are ready for the Super games. Excluding those Cheeky whatsitsname fellas down yonder. Looking forward to seeing if the pinkies have still got any nuts left to play the game.

  • Selma - 2012-02-18 12:48

    As a Durban Bull I hate to atmit that the Sharks side is the only team with a realistic chance of reaching the semi-final stage. The Stormers persist with a poor front row, the Bulls are building a new team, the Cheetas lack depth, and the Lions (bless them) do not have history on their side - winning the Currie Cup is not a guarantee for success in the S15. Hopefully the Sharks will not disappoint again. For rugby's sake.

  • Emile - 2012-02-18 13:40

    How on earth are we going to accommodate these fools in the Super 15? The were trashed by all the Super 15 "training" squads and even lost to a total Bulls B-side. I think SARU lost the plot completely. This is what happens when a sport federation want to play politics. Next year is going to be a disaster, especially for the other 4 SA sides. The Kings are going to hand valuable points to all the other Super 15 sides (especially bonus points), which will assist them on the log.

      Marcel - 2012-02-20 08:42

      then it would count in our favour, cause we will play them twice home and away so it is a certain 10 points in the bag where as for the aus and nz teams it would only be 5 points.

  • Martin - 2012-02-18 16:52

    Zandberg Die feit dat die Kings nou super rugby gaan speel, skep probleme...die Kings het nuwe regsspraak geskep, wat my laat wonder...wat as die Boland besluit hulle wil super-rugby speel? hoe gaan SARFU vir die Boland nee se... Die gevolg gaan wees dat nog een van die TOP unies gaan weg val....

  • Papa-storm - 2012-02-20 12:56

    wow a conversion by earl rose

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