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Lions 14 (7) vs Sharks 29 (26)

Sharks end the Lions season

Lions fail to repeat last years win in Durban 

The Sharks ended the Lions season on Saturday by beating them 29-14 in Durban in a Currie Cup semi-final. Both teams scored two tries, but the Sharks were already in a commanding 26-7 lead at halftime.

The Lions were poor in the first half, making too many mistakes and conceding far too many penalties and allowing the Sharks to convert them into points and basically run away with the match.

The scorers:

For the Lions:
 Doppies la Grange, Jaque Fourie     
Cons: Earl Rose, Chris Jonck              

For the Sharks:
 Freddy Michalak, Ryan Kankowski
Cons: Ruan Pienaar(2)
Pens: Francois Steyn, Ruan Pienaar(4)             

Yellow card: none
Red card: none 

Lions: 15 Earl Rose, 14 Louis Ludik, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Trompie Nontshinga, 10 Louis Strydom, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Ernst Joubert, 7 Justin Wheeler, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar(c), 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Anton van Zyl, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Heinke van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Lawrence Sephaka, 18 Jannes Labuschagne, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Chris Jonck, 21 Michael Killian, 22 Jaco van Schalkwyk.

Sharks: 15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Francois Steyn, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Johann Muller(c), 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.  
Replacements: 16 John Smit, 17 Deon Carstens, 18 Albert van den Berg/Nikolai Blignaut, 19 Keegan Daniel, 20 Rory Kockott, 21 Bradley Barritt, 22 Waylon Murray.

Referee: Mark Lawrence  
Touch judges: Deon van Blommestein and Cobus Wessels
TV Match Official:
  Johann Muewesen

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