Sharks top table after win over Jaguares

Sharks player Sikhumbuzo Notshe runs in to score against the Jaguares. Photo: Getty
Sharks player Sikhumbuzo Notshe runs in to score against the Jaguares. Photo: Getty
South Africa’s Sharks showed their teeth as they continued an impressive start to the Super Rugby season and moved to the top of the overall table by taming the Jaguares from Argentina with a 33-19 victory at King’s Park on Saturday.

The Durban-based side returned from a tour of Australasia this week but showed no ill-effects of the travel as tries from lock Hyron Andrews, number eight Sikhumbuzo Notshe, centre Andre Esterhuizen and prop Kerron van Vuuren confirmed their status as South Africa’s most likely challengers for the title.

The Sharks have 20 points from their six matches, two more than the New Zealand duo of the Chiefs and the Crusaders, and Australia’s Brumbies, though those sides have all played a game fewer.

 

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