Sharks smash hapless Kings

 May 21,2016
Written by: Hein Diemont

The Sharks made it clear from the opening whistle that they weren’t in the mood to take it easy on their struggling opponents from the Eastern Cape.

The Shark broke out and Paul Jordaan used his acceleration to break clear before he was able to feed Patrick Lambie for the opening Sharks try. For the second try the roles were reversed as Lambie picked up a loose ball inside his own half and sprinted clear. Jordaan was on hand to take it all the way under the posts to give the home side a 15-0 lead after twenty minutes.

The tries came thick and fast from this point as Willie le Roux popped up for a simple score from a scrum on the half way line and straight from the resulting restart Keegan Daniel sparked a move along the tram lines and once again Jordaan was running in support. Andre Esterhuizen and JP Pietersen would round off the first half’s scoring as the teams enjoyed the break at 43-0.

In the first forty the Natalians proved to have much too much power and skill for their opponents to handle and it seemed a case of the visitors just wishing the match would end. They enjoyed some respite in the second stint as plenty of substitutes on the side of the Sharks meant they lost their momentum midway through the second half.

Despite the attack of the Sharks stuttering after the break their defensive held firm throughout as they kept the Kings scoreless. The Sharks eventually ran out 53-0 victors.


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