Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The Sharks hosted Western Province in round 7 of the Currie Cup for a top of the table clash that was touted as being the match of the weekend. The Sharks ended up being too good at home though, as they went top with a 27-16 win at Kingspark.
The first half was tight with the Sharks trailing 9-8 at halftime despite scoring the only try, finished off by wing Odwa Ndungane after being set up by Ryan Kankowski and Keegan Daniel.
They then took the lead from the previously unbeaten WP side with a great try to Kankowski, who stepped a few defenders before diving over. The Sharks then maintained control of the match as their forwards outmuscled the Cape-based unit.
Young Patrick Lambie kicked 14 points for the Sharks, with Willem De Waal slotting three penalties for his team.
Nick Koster scored a consolation try for Province right at the end, but it was a convincing win for the Durban side and one theyll take a lot of confidence from. They also went top of the table, three points ahead of WP.
Rather than full highlights that included a few kicks at goal, heres the best two tries of the match, from the winning side. The first had a bit of an unspotted forward pass unfortunately, but was nice interplay between the loosies. The second was a piece of wonderful stepping from Kankowski, who has been called back to the Springbok sqaud for the match against Australia.