Currie Cup

Lions floor struggling Sharks in Durban

2015-08-22 18:55
Marnitz Boshoff (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Golden Lions remained unbeaten in this year’s Currie Cup competition after beating the Sharks 31-16 at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

The men from Johannesburg, who led 7-6 at the break, claimed a full house of five log points courtesy of scoring four tries.

The Sharks had led 16-10 late in the second half, but the Lions came back roaring in the final 15 minutes to take the game away from the struggling Durbanites.

The Lions have won their first three games of the season, claiming the maximum 15 points on offer, while the Sharks have suffered two defeats from three starts.

Lions scrumhalf Ross Cronje was named man-of-the-match.

In next weekend's action, the Lions travel to Nelspruit to face the Pumas, while the Sharks face the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth.

Scorers:

Sharks:

Try: Odwa Ndungane

Conversion: Joe Pietersen

Penalties: Pietersen (3)

Golden Lions:

Tries: Howard Mnisi, Stokkies Hanekom, Courtnall Skosan, Anthony Volmink

Conversions : Marnitz Boshoff (4)

Penalty: Ruan Combrinck

Teams:

Sharks:

15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 S'bura Sithole, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Daniel du Preez, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Marco Wentzel (captain), 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Monde Hadebe, 1 Dale Chadwick

Substitutes: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 18 David McDuling, 19 Jean-Luc du Preez, 20 Stefan Ungerer, 21 Wandile Mjekevu, 22 SP Marais

Golden Lions:

15. Jaco van der Walt, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Stokkies Hanekom, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Ruaan Lerm, 7. Kwagga Smith, 6. Jaco Kriel (captain), 5. Franco Mostert, 4. MB Lusaseni, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Ruan Dreyer

Substitutes: 16. Malcolm Marx, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Martin Muller, 19. Stephan de Wit, 20. Ricky Schroeder, 21. Alwyn Hollenbach, 22. Anthony Volmink

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