Super Rugby

Sharks back to winning ways after downing Rebels

Cape Town - The Sharks have snapped their two-match losing streak with a comfortable 28-14 win over the Rebels in a Super Rugby encounter at Kings Park in Durban.

As it happened: Sharks v Rebels

The home side, who led 16-14 at half-time scored three tries in the match through Daniel du Preez, Robert du Preez and Makazole Mapimpi.

Robert du Preez added two conversions and three penalties.

The Rebels crossed the whitewash twice thanks to Tom English and Jack Maddocks with veteran pivot, Quade Cooper, adding two conversions. 

Next week the Sharks are up against the Bulls in an all-South African derby in Durban while the Rebels are back in Australia to face the Reds away.

Scorers

Sharks

Tries: Daniel du Preez, Robert du Preez, Makazole Mapimpi  

Conversions: Robert du Preez (2)

Penalties: Robert du Preez (3)

Rebels

Tries: Tom English, Jack Maddocks

Conversions: Quade Cooper (2)

Teams

Sharks

15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (captain), 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Phepsi Buthelezi, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Luke Stringer, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Marius Louw, 23. Curwin Bosch

Rebels

15 Jack Maddocks, 14 Reece Hodge, 13 Sione Tuipulotu, 12 Billy Meakes, 11 Tom English, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Michael Ruru, 8 Angus Cottrell, 7 Richard Hardwick, 6 Luke Jones, 5 Matt Phillip, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Anaru Rangi, 1 Matt Gibson

Substitutes: 16 Robbie Abel, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Pone Fa’amausili, 19 Rob Leota, 20 Brad Wilkin, 21 Harrison Goddard, 22 Campbell Magnay, 23 TBC

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