Cape Town - Sharks director of rugby Gary Gold was happy
with his side’s first outing of the season against French side Toulon last
The Sharks beat the French giants 29-21, outscoring their
opponents five tries to three.
The Durbanites picked up a few injury concerns, most notably
skipper Pat Lambie, but Gold was happy with the way they played.
“For a first hit-out, I was really pleased with certain
aspects of the game. I was particularly happy with our composure and the
ability to score as many tries as we did,” Gold told the Sharks’ official
“There are a couple of areas we still need to work on, but I
think by and large we came through the exercise to measure our levels of
fitness and physicality quite well, against a seasoned team, already halfway
through their season.”
The Sharks will conclude their pre-season tour to France
when they face Toulouse on Thursday night (21:45 SA time).
The Sharks open their Super Rugby campaign away to the Kings
on Saturday, February 27.