Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The Natal Sharks held off large amounts of pressure from the Lions at Ellis Park this weekend, but managed to come away with a 30-19 Currie Cup win after scoring three tries away from home.
The Lions actually dominated at times, but were 23-0 down with ten minutes left in the match, before they themselves scored three quick tries.
The win for the Sharks takes their tally up to five unbeaten consecutively, keeping them in second place behind the Griquas.
Their first try was a classic as they moved the ball from deep, beating defenders with great handling from both forwards and backs, then the deft stepping of the superb Ryan Kankowski beat a few big boys before he crossed for the try.
The star Sharks number 8 was awarded the Man of the Match, but credited his team mates for the environment in which hes able to shine so brightly.
Its very special playing for The Sharks, he said.
Theyre a brilliant bunch of guys and its great to win with a team you enjoy playing with. Im very fortunate to be playing with such good players, they make my job so much easier.