Sharks too good for Cheetahs

Jul 9, 2016 - 7:46 PM An intercept try from Stefan Ungerer and the accurate kicking of flyhalf Garth April proved decisive as the Sharks remained on course for a Super Rugby playoff place with a hard fought 26-10 victory over the Cheetahs at King's Park in Durban.

Substitute centre Ungerer's try after an hour proved decisive in putting the Sharks clear of the reach of their charged-up visitors, who provided a tougher than expected challenge and scored the opening try of the game through winger Raymond Ruhle in the 16th minute.

But Springbok back JP Pietersen went over for the Sharks to ensure a 10-7 halftime lead that was extended to 16-10 midway through the second half by two penalties from April, before Ungerer's spot of good fortune.

The Sharks lead the Bulls by a narrow three points in the standings and will play in the quarter-finals if they beat the Sunwolves at home next week.

Source: AAP

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