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Bok-boosted Sharks destroy Dragons

Bolstered by their returning Springboks, the Sharks ran in 10 tries to thump the Dragons in Durban for his or her first win of the 2023-24 URC.

The 69-14 end result snapped a six-match stoop for the Sharks relationship again to the 35-5 playoff defeat to Leinster in Might.

Dominance at scrum time paid off handsomely for the Sharks who feasted on a surfeit of penalties within the first half, capitalising with a attempt from every member of the again three, specifically man-of-the-match Makazole Mapimpi, Aphelele Fassi and Werner Kok. Dragons replied when scrumhalf Dane Blacker dotted all the way down to make it 20-7 on the break.

Smelling blood, the Sharks upped the tempo after the restart, scoring seven tries within the second half courtesy of substitute scrumhalf Grant Williams (2), lock Eben Etzebeth, flanker Phepsi Buthelezi, substitute loosie Jeandre Labuschagne, Lukhanyo Am and Fassi struck once more, whereas the Dragons obtained some comfort when winger Rio Dyer dived over within the nook.

Picture: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix



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