Hard fought victory for Sharks U21

2013-08-27 00:00

THE Sharks U21 overturned a 15-6 half-time deficit to cause an upset against the log-leading Blue Bulls in Durban on the weekend.

The clash started off tightly with the teams exchanging penalties. The Bulls, however, capitalised on two try-scoring chances late in the half, which handed them the lead going into the break.

The Sharks fought back strongly by producing quality performances on attack and defence to take charge of the match. This earned them two tries by Kotaro Matsushima and Stefan Ungerer, while Robert du Preez slotted over his third penalty to seal the victory. WP (24) are top of the log followed by the Bulls (20), Sharks (20) and Free State (19).

SCORERS

Sharks 19 (6) – Tries: Kotaro Matsushima, Stefan Ungerer. Penalties: Robert du Preez (3).

Blue Bulls 15 (15) – Tries: Dries Swanepoel, Jermaine Kleinsmith. Conversion: Handrè Pollard. Penalty: Handrè Pollard.

• Sharks U19 went down 28-19 to the fast-finishing Blue Bulls at the weekend and drop to third on the log.

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