Sharks’ young guns fire vainly in second half

They were said to be on a hiding to nothing but the Sharks showed great resolve in the second half en route to a 24-12 defeat in their United Rugby Championship clash against Connacht on Saturday night.

For much of the match however they played with all the cohesion of a team that had met through a dating site, and had travelled via the middle of the earth to honour this fixture.

The Sharks, after all arrived at the conclusion they have bigger fish to fry in the shape of Bordeaux who they meet in the Champions Cup next week. All their big guns remained at home while the young ones were pushed into battle against opponents of a different calibre.

Still, it was an opportunity for the Sharks to showcase their reserve power and though they came up short in atrociously testing co

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