Yaw Penxe. Photo by Steve Haag Sports/Gallo Images
The Sharks ended Western Province’s unbeaten begin to the Currie Cup after they defeated the Capetonians 20-7 at Kings Park in Durban on Sunday.
Sharks winger Yaw Penxe ran in a brace of tries for the hosts who tallied three touchdowns to the WP’s sole strive which got here within the first half.
Fazeel Robertson, on debut at wing for the guests, dove over quickly after the primary quarter of the match and his strive was transformed by Kade Wolhuter, in response to 2 unconverted tries from Penxe’s early landing within the ninth minute and his pace associate and different debut winger, Phikolomzi Sobahle’s, run over the road from a line-out within the twenty second minute.
On a windy day on the East Coast, dwelling pivot Fred Zeilinga might simply contribute with a penalty kick within the first half. The Sharks went into half-time main 13-7.
While the Durbanites have been defensively stronger in a scrappy encounter, situations and kicking deteriorated because the match went on. The comical clattering collectively of fullback Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu and scrumhalf Godlen Masimla as they went for a kicked ball left Penxe with the simple job of scooping up for the ultimate strive of the match within the 66th minute.
It introduced an finish to WP’s unbeaten run after three rounds into the Currie Cup whereas the Sharks redeemed themselves after they have been defeated by the Griquas the week earlier than.
Both groups are on 10 factors on the log, with the Sharks in third and WP in fourth, after three matches performed.
Sharks 20 (Tries: Y Penxe (2) P Sobahle; Pen. F Zeilinga (1)
Western Province 7 (Tries: F Robertson; Conversion Ok Wolhuter)
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