Sharks come out on top, lions smash WP

sharks strike back at the Griffins to complete a resounding win at Welcom on Friday afternoon and come out on top cup curry log.

Trailing 9-7 at half-time, midfielder Lionel Cronje converted four conversions and crossed the line in the second half for the Durbanites, scoring bonus points 35-9 at the Northwest Stadium.

Griffons scrum half-back Jayvin Juris converted three penalties, narrowly leading before half-time, but the hosts were unable to match the visitors after the restart as efforts from winger Yau Penkse, support Ntutuko Mchunu, losing winger Selimpilo Gumede and defender Nevaldo Fleurs helped to win. , for sharks.

A win by Joey Mongalo’s men, who are now on a six-game win, saw them overtake the Free State Cheetahs at the top ahead of round 12 of the competition this weekend.

Lions victorious

In another match on Friday, Sanele Nohamba also scored 14 points. lions Supported their top four and playoff hopes with a surprise 34-12 victory over Western Province at Athlone Stadium.

The Lions struck first, and they struck early. A minute into the game, former WP finisher Edwill van der Merwe crossed the finish line with Sanele adding extras.

Western Province took 20 minutes to react to a try by winger Mnombo Zwelendaba, but Van der Merwe and Nohamba teamed up again to widen the Lions’ lead before half-time, with another winger try, a convertion and a penalty. from his fight.

The Lions looked poised for a comfortable lead at half-time before a penalty attempt in the 40th minute put Province three points behind before half-time.

Nohamba’s steady boot continued to help the traveling team in the second half as he converted a try from Ruan Venter and scored another penalty late in the match to put the Lions out comfortably. Venter scored again in the final minutes, Nohamba converted and the Lions went 34-12.

While Western Province was defeated by a full-fledged Lions team on Friday night, they will take on reinforcements for their final two Curry Cup matches following the Rugby Unified Championship final due to take place between the Stormers and Munster on Saturday.

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