Gutsy defending helped the Sharks beat a tough Leinster team 28-23 in a United Rugby Championship (URC) match at Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Saturday night.
Leinster pushed the Sharks beyond the 8src minutes in Durban but the local side held on for a bonus point victory which sent them into the top five of the URC log standings.
The Sharks’ four tries came from Makazole Mapimpi, Jaden Hendrikse, Bongi Mbonambi and Phendulani Buthelezi while the visitors managed just two tries that were scored by Scott Penny and Tommy O’Brien.
For their SA visit, the Irish team left home without a number of their experienced players and put their trust in a lot of their youngsters.
On the other hand, the Sharks boasted a decent number of Springbok stars as they continued their push for a place in the URC quarterfinals.
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