Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Sharks put a lacklustre first half behind them to keep their Super Rugby playoffs hopes alive with victory over the Force in Perth on Friday.Commentary: Force v Sharks
The Sharks won 23- 13 after trailling 10-7 at half-time.
The Sharks scored two tries through No 8 Keegan Daniel and fullback Riaan Viljoen. Flyhalf Patrick Lambie was on target with both conversions as well as three penalties.
The Force replied with a try by centre Kyle Godwin and a conversion and two penalties by fullback Jayden Hayward.
The Sharks picked up four points for their victory and moved up to third in the South African Conference
and 10th in the Overall standings
- jumping ahead of the Stormers in both instances.
The Force left-empty-handed and stayed bottom of the Australian Conference
and 14th in the Overall log
In next weekend's Round 15 action, the Sharks host the SA Conference table-topping Bulls in Durban (Saturday, May 25 at 19:10), while the Force welcome the Highlanders to Perth (Saturday, May 25 at 11:40).Teams:
15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Patrick Dellit, 13 Ben Jacobs, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Matt Hodgson (captain), 5 Sam Wykes, 4 Toby Lynn, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Heath Tessmann, 1 Pek Cowan
Substitutes: 16 James Hilterbrand, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Rory Walton, 19 Richard Brown, 20 Brett Sheehan, 21 Junior Rasolea, 22 Sam Norton-KnightSharks:
15. Riaan Viljoen, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. JP Pietersen, 12. Meyer Bosman, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Keegan Daniel (captain), 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Franco van der Merwe, 4. Anton Bresler, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Kyle Cooper, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg
Substitutes: 16. Monde Hadebe, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 19. Tera Mtembu, 20. Jean Deysel, 21. Tian Meyer, 22. Piet Lindeque