Substitute prop Ntuthuko Mchunu scored two tries because the Sharks accomplished a dramatic comeback towards the Lions at Kings Park on Saturday to e-book a house semi-final.
The consequence extends the Sharks’ present Currie Cup scorching streak to seven wins and they’re going to head into the ultimate spherical of league matches in first place on the desk.
With the match deadlocked at 14-14 on the break, the Sharks wanted Mchunu’s try-double within the second half to safe a 29-21 victory.
It was the Lions who began quick, scoring two tries – by flanker Emmanuel Tshituka and prop Ruan Dreyer, with scrumhalf Sanele Nohamba including the extras – to race right into a 14-0 lead.
The Sharks hit again by hooker Fez Mbatha and an intercept attempt from winger Aphelele Fassi with flyhalf Lionel Cronje levelling the scores earlier than half time.
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The hosts took the lead for the primary time instantly after the restart, Mchunu showcasing his energy to dot down. Nevertheless, the lead was shortlived as Nohamba sniped to attain below the poles, tying it up.
With the match hanging within the steadiness in the beginning of the ultimate quarter, Mchunu rumbled throughout the road for his second earlier than a penalty from fullback Nevaldo Fleurs accomplished the comeback.
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