Saturday 21 March, 7.45pm: Subiaco Oval, Perth
What an outstanding performance from the Sharks this past weekend as they started with a 0 – 3 trail to Western Force, Giteau opened the score with a penalty from right in front of the poles. In the 31st minutes of the game the Sharks started to lay on the pressure as spectators held their breath to see François Steyn attempt a drop kick which proved to be very successful – well done Francois!
During the second half, The Force retained possession of the ball and took a free-kick on The Sharks 10m line. A sudden turnover gave the Sharks the opportunity to gain some ground with Pietersen scoring the Sharks first try, a missed conversion then by Kockott still edging the Sharks into the lead. The Force aggressively tried to gain ground while in possession of the ball but the Sharks defense line proved once again to be outstanding. During the 59 minutes of the match a turnover once again send Ndungane flying over the try line to score and securing the Sharks their second try, Kockott converted the try.
During the 66 minutes of the match Kockott set safe and clear by scoring the 3rd try for the Sharks and then again nudging the points by converting the try. A well set challenge by Western Force was presented during the 74 minutes of the match when Staniforth gained some ground by scoring a try and Giteau converting it but unfortunately it didn’t do enough for their score. A great attempt from Western Force and a good performance overall from both sides but there can only be one winner as the Sharks return to South Africa boasting 3 wins out of 4 games. Well done Sharks!
Results by: www.sharksrugby.co.za