Currie Cup

Sharks survive Kings scare

2015-08-15 19:25
Joe Pietersen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Sharks secured a four tries en route to a 33-25 win over a much-improved EP Kings in Durban on Saturday.

The Sharks returned to winning ways after losing to the Pumas last weekend while the Kings turned in a vastly improved performance at Growthpoint King's Park.

The Sharks led 18-10 at half-time.

After the break, the visitors scored two quick tries through to Steven Sykes and Enrico Acker to lead the Sharks 22-18.

Dan du Preez scored for the Sharks in the 55th minute to edge ahead in a nervy contest.

Scorers:

Sharks

Tries: André Esterhuizen, Lionel Cronjé, Dan du Preez, Paul Jordaan

Conversions: Joe Pietersen (2)

Penalties: Pietersen (3).

EP Kings

Tries: George Whitehead, Tim Agaba, Steven Sykes, Enrico Acker

Conversion: Scott van Breda

Penalty: Whitehead

Teams:

Sharks

15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Wandile Mjekevu, 12 Heimar Williams, 11 André Esterhuizen, 10 Lionel Cronjé, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Daniel du Preez, 6 Jean Deysel, 5 Marco Wentzel (captain), 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Monde Hadebe, 1 Juan Schoeman

Substitutes: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 18 Dave McDuling, 19 Francois Kleinhans, 22 Michael Claassens, 21 Paul Jordaan, 22 SP Marais

EP Kings

15 Scott van Breda, 14 Siyanda Grey, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 Luther Obi, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Enrico Acker, 8 Tim Agaba, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Luke Watson (captain), 5 Cornell Hess, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Schalk Ferreira

Substitutes: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Simon Kerrod, 19 Paul Schoeman, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Kevin Luiters, 22 Karlo Aspeling

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