Aphelele Fassi with Sam Costelow. (Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images)
Springbok Aphelele Fassi produced another fantastic performance from fullback to help the Sharks overcome the Llanelli Scarlets 37-20 at Kings Park on Friday night.
The 24-year-old showed once more why he is putting pressure on Bok incumbent Willie le Roux for the No 15 starting jersey with a showing that was clean in the air and threatening with his feet.
Although evidently playing with a heavily strapped leg, Fassi routinely stepped past Scarlets defenders once they tired.
AS IT HAPPENED | Sharks 37-20
He lorded over the high ball, which was a favourite tactic of the Welsh tourists.
But before the Sharks scored the four tries that sealed them the win, they were made to sweat by the visitors, whose intense game plan could only last about 55 minutes before the hosts showed their true colours.
The Sharks got away with numerous Scarlets near-misses in the first half that would ha
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