Sharks slump to Brisbane loss
Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Sharks' Super Rugby playoff hopes are hanging by a thread after they crashed to defeat against the Reds in Brisbane on Friday.
The Reds won 32-17 after leading 29-3 at half-time.
The Reds scored four tries through hooker Saia Faingaa, wing Rod Davies (2) and centre Anthony Faingaa. Flyhalf Quade Cooper was on target with three conversions and two penalties.
The Sharks replied with tries by wing Piet Lindeque replacement flank Derick Minnie. Flyhalf Patrick Lambie added both conversions as well as a penalty.
The Reds picked up a full-house of five points for their victory, but stayed second and fourth in the Australian Conference
and Overall standings
The Sharks left Brisbane empty-handed and remained third in the South African Conference
and ninth in the Overall log
In next weekend's Round 14
action, the Reds travel to Bloemfontein to face the Cheetahs (Saturday, May 18 at 19:10), while the Sharks visit Perth to play the Force (Friday, May 17 at 13:45).Teams:Reds:
15 Jono Lance, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Anthony Faingaa, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia (captain), 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Eddie Quirk, 5 Ed O’Donoghue, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 James Slipper, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Greg Holmes
Substitutes: 16 James Hanson, 17 Albert Anae, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Jarrad Butler, 20 Beau Robinson, 21 Ben Lucas, 22 Ben TapuaiSharks:
15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Piet Lindeque, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg
Substitutes: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Jannie du Plessis, 18 Anton Bresler, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Willem Alberts, 21 Tian Meyer. 22 Odwa Ndungane