SHARKS TOO GOOD FOR GRIQUAS
Written by: Nkosazane Dambuza and Venal Naidu
The Cell Sharks demolished the Tafel Lager Griquas 41-3 in what was a one-sided affair at the Growth Point Kings Park Stadium yesterday.
Jeremy Ward started the points fest for the sharks early on in the first half as S’busiso Nkosi set him up to put the first points on the board and Curwin Bosch kicked over the conversion to give the Sharks a 10-0 lead.
Nkosi was instrumental on the night as he scored two tries and set up two.
The Sharks dominated the early parts of the first half however the Griquas did restore some parity with a penalty in the 25th minute to bring the score to 10-3.
Nkosi was at it again before the break as he burst through the Griquas defence to score another try before the break and Bosch slotted over the conversion to give the Sharks a 17-3 lead going into the break.
After the break the Sharks continued to dominate as Jaques Vermulen put his name on the score sheet early to bring the score to 24-3.
A few minutes later Nkosi ran past two players and wrestled a third to score the fourth try of the game and he wrapped up the night with a scintillating run to set up the final try.
Sharks supporter Kubie Pieterse was impressed with the team’s performance.
“After our first match where we were humiliated against the Cheetahs I am quite happy with the turnaround in form and I hope the boy’s will continue in this manner,” said Pieterse.
Coach of the Cell C Sharks Robert du Preez was quite pleased that the team conceded just 3 points in two games.
“We are very happy with the defensive work and I’m sure that will give us a lot of confidence going into the next two games,” said du Preez.
The crowd at the stadium was below average as less than 500 tickets were sold, the coach however hopes good results will bring the crowd back.
“If we keep on winning the fans will come back,” exclaimed du Preez.
*Caption: Tafel Lager Griquas and Cell C Sharks line up before kick-off.