Sharks too strong for Toulouse

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Cape Town - The Sharks beat French club Toulouse in a friendly clash on Thursday night.

Flyhalf Garth April scored 21 points to help the Durban franchise to a 31-17 (half-time 18-10) win at the Stade Ernest-Wallon in Toulouse.

It finished a successful pre-season tour for the Sharks, who also beat Toulon 29-21 last Friday.

The Sharks open their Super Rugby campaign away to the Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, February 27.

Scorers:

Toulouse

Tries: Alexis Palisson, Corey Flynn

Conversions: David Mélé, Thomas Bouyxou

Penalty: Mélé

Sharks

Tries: S'bura Sithole, Garth April, Johan Deysel

Conversions: April (2)

Penalties: April (4)

Teams:

Toulouse

15 Thomas Ramos, 14 Timoci Matanavou, 13 Arthur Bonneval, 12 Jarrod Poï, 11 Alexis Palisson, 10 Luke McAlister, 9 David Mélé, 8 Gregory Lamboley, 7 Gillian Galan, 6 François Cros, 5 Edwin Maka, 4 Romain Millo-Chluski, 3 Gert Muller, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp

Substitutes: Kakovin, Tolofua, Marchand, Aldegheri, Tialata, Tekori, Manukula, Harinordoquy, Tuinukuafe, Tebaldini, Bouyxou, Tolofua, Bienvenu, Rauga, Kunatani, Billard

Sharks

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Wandile Mjekevu , 13 Heimar Williams, 12 Johan Deysel, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Garth April, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Christiaan de Bruin, 7 Etienne Oosthuizen, 6 Marcell Coetzee (captain), 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Dave McDuling, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman

Substitutes: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 18 Daniel du Preez, 19 Jean-Luc du Preez, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 André Esterhuizen, 23 Paul Jordaan, 24 Odwa Ndungane, 25 Joe Pietersen

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