Super Rugby

Sharks far too strong for Russia - again

Phepsi Buthelezi (Gallo)
Phepsi Buthelezi (Gallo)

Cape Town - For the second successive week, the Sharks demolished the Russian national team.

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According to the Rugby365 website, a young and inexperienced Sharks selection recorded a 45-21 win over Russia at Kings Park in Durban on Friday.

This follows last week’s 64-14 win by the KwaZulu-Natal side over their visitors.

The Sharks' first-choice selection were rested and will face the Stormers in the early match of the Vodacom Superhero Sunday double-header at FNB Stadium in Soweto on Sunday, January 19.

Kick-off is at 13:00.

The Sharks will open their 2020 Super Rugby campaign against the Bulls at home on Friday, January 31.

Scorers:

Sharks XV

Tries: Mtungwa Mapantsela (2), Jordan Chait, Le Roux Malan, Grant Williams, Thaakir Abrahams, DJ Falconer

Conversions: Chait (5)

Russia

Unavailable

Teams:

Sharks XV

15 Thaakir Abrahams, 14 Mtungwa Mapantsela, 13 DJ Falconer, 12 Murray Koster, 11 Ayanda Kunene, 10 Jordan Chait, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi (captain), 7 Celimpilo Gumede, 6 Evan Roos, 5 Jordan Sesink-Clee, 4 Lunga Ncube, 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Juan Schoeman

Substitutes - from: Cullen van der Merwe, Bandisa Ndlovu, Michael Kumbirai, Jandre Labuschagne, Andisa Ntsila, Kwanda Dimaza, Grant Williams, Jaden Hendrikse, Le Roux Malan, Rynhardt Jonker, Lwandile Menze

Russia

15 Vasily Artemyev (captain), 14 Daniil Potikhanov, 13 German Davydov, 12 Kirill Golosnitsky, 11 Khetag Dzobelov, 10 Yuri Kushnarev, 9 Vasily Dorofeev, 8 Victor Gresev, 7 Nikita Vavilin, 6 Anton Sychev, 5 Egor Zykov, 4 Bogdan Fedotko, 3 Vladimir Podrezov, 2 Evgeny Matveev, 1 Andrey Polivalov

Substitutes: Unconfirmed

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