Sean Everitt’s Cell C Sharks will return home following what was a by and large mini northern hemisphere trip.
Falling only to Leinster in Dublin, the Sharks narrowly beat both Zebre and the Dragons to set themselves up nicely for a run of games back in South Africa.
Perhaps more importantly for the Sharks will be the return of several Springbok stars who will boost the squad in the coming weeks.
In Dublin the Sharks were very much in the contest for the majority of the match before Leinster showed their class to pull away to a comfortable 54 – 34 win.
There was plenty of niggle throughout the game with Sharks centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg being shown red for a high tackle.
The centre played a brilliant game up to this point but it appears as though frustration got the better of him as he laid out two Leinster players with high shots in quick succession.