Super Rugby 19.5.2018 05:08 pm

Sharks make life difficult for themselves as they tame gutsy Chiefs

Robert du Preez’s charges lack accuracy in truly putting away severely weakened opposition but get the job done.

The Sharks' remarkable record this season against the New Zealand sides continued with 28-24 win over the Chiefs at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

Sharks make life difficult for themselves as they tame gutsy Chiefs
Sharks make life difficult for themselves as they tame gutsy Chiefs

Sharks make life difficult for themselves as they tame gutsy Chiefs

Robert du Preez’s charges lack accuracy in truly putting away severely weakened opposition but get the job done.

Clumsy Stormers sunk by inspirational Parker
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Clumsy Stormers sunk by inspirational Parker

Consecutive wins for the Sunwolves for the first time in their Super Rugby history as their flyhalf lays his boot into Robbie Fleck’s men.
Bulls hope to exploit Jaguares’ habit of being naughty
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Bulls hope to exploit Jaguares’ habit of being naughty

Yet the men from Loftus calling out the Argentinians for their ill discipline is a bit like the pot calling the kettle black.
Mo’unga’s boot seals Crusaders win, Parker kicks Sunwolves home
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Mo’unga’s boot seals Crusaders win, Parker kicks Sunwolves home

Richie Mo’unga booted the Canterbury Crusaders back to the top of the Super Rugby ladder with a 32-24 victory over the Auckland Blues while a last gasp drop goal saw Japan’s Sunwolves down Western Stormers.
Sharks can’t be distracted by severely depleted Chiefs
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Sharks can’t be distracted by severely depleted Chiefs

The New Zealanders have no less than 20 players missing due to injury and All Blacks commitments but that only adds pressure for the hosts to win.
Elton Jantjies: Tribute to a pivot who relishes hard knocks
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Elton Jantjies: Tribute to a pivot who relishes hard knocks

The Lions and Springbok flyhalf will earn his 100th Super Rugby cap on Saturday. But it’s been a long and winding road to that milestone.
Super Rugby’s controversial cull was necessary, says Fleck
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Super Rugby’s controversial cull was necessary, says Fleck

The Stormers coach said the move to slim the tournament from 18 teams to 15 had improved the level of competition.
Sharks pretty chilled over controversial Kiwi referee
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Sharks pretty chilled over controversial Kiwi referee

New Zealander Mike Fraser had the Stormers hot under the collar last week with his decision-making and he’s back in Durban.
Eben Etzebeth unlikely to be back in time for England series
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Eben Etzebeth unlikely to be back in time for England series

The Springbok lock can only realistically start playing again in the first week of June and surely wouldn’t be match fit for Test rugby.
It’s the Jesse and Pollie show in Buenos Aires
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It’s the Jesse and Pollie show in Buenos Aires

Bulls coach John Mitchell goes bold in picking the two as a centre pairing in a move that will intrigue and excite many observers.
Just small tweaks will help Lions roar again, says Baywatch
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Just small tweaks will help Lions roar again, says Baywatch

Former stalwart Cobus Grobbelaar believes Swys de Bruin and his men don’t have to pull rabbits out of a hat to get out of their Super Rugby slump.
Lions’ problems mount as assistant coach faces Aussie assault charge
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Lions’ problems mount as assistant coach faces Aussie assault charge

Defence coach Joey Mongalo has been released on a charge of indecent assault during the side’s Super Rugby tour but will have to return in June.
Will the Lions be boosted by Elton Jantjies’ century?
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Will the Lions be boosted by Elton Jantjies’ century?

The Springbok flyhalf reaches a special milestone this weekend that will hopefully inspire his teammates to arrest their Super Rugby slump.
Mature Ralepelle blocks out the noise and regains form
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Mature Ralepelle blocks out the noise and regains form

The Sharks hooker’s selection for the Springboks last year was heavily criticised. There shouldn’t be too many complaints this year though.
Bulls might need the ‘old’ Trevor Nyakane in their time of need
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Bulls might need the ‘old’ Trevor Nyakane in their time of need

The Springbok prop has finally come of age in the No 3 jersey this year but the trip to Argentina might necessitate a switch back.
Lions’ throne is now truly under threat
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Lions’ throne is now truly under threat

The congestion in the South African Super Rugby conference is pronounced … and that should make Swys de Bruin’s men wary.
WATCH: How much longer can New Zealand ‘cheating’ go on?
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WATCH: How much longer can New Zealand ‘cheating’ go on?

The debate over alleged favouritism for the Kiwi sides in Super Rugby continues to rage on.
Super Rugby team of the week: The Bull(s) run
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Super Rugby team of the week: The Bull(s) run

We couldn’t deny the Bulls’ stylish attacking play last weekend but there’s a nice sprinkling of other faces in our selection too.
Bulls’ worst fears confirmed as Lood and Lizo break down
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Bulls’ worst fears confirmed as Lood and Lizo break down

The men from Loftus were at least prepared for their star lock’s absence but now also have a big loosehead crisis to deal with.
Stormers leave referee battle over to the big boss
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Stormers leave referee battle over to the big boss

Director of rugby Gert Smal has made a complaint to Sanzaar over Mike Fraser’s showing, leaving the team to focus on the Sunwolves.
Blommetjies burns Allister Coetzee: ‘He only picked his favourites’
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Blommetjies burns Allister Coetzee: ‘He only picked his favourites’

The former Cheetahs fullback, who’s moved to Wales to play for Llanelli, says he’ll ‘never’ think about the Springbok jersey again.
Sharks ‘still very much in the Super Rugby race’
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Sharks ‘still very much in the Super Rugby race’

Coach Robert du Preez isn’t too bothered by a defeat at Loftus, instead lauding his team’s fighting spirit as the competitive SA conference bares its teeth again.
Adaptable Chiefs catch Stormers with their pants down
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Adaptable Chiefs catch Stormers with their pants down

On a day where the Capetonians thought everything was going to go quicker, the match at Newlands turned out a real grind.
Crocked Lood de Jager spells more woe for Springboks
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Crocked Lood de Jager spells more woe for Springboks

The Bulls lock has been in outstanding form during the current Super Rugby campaign but now stares at a season-ending injury.
Lions admit it’s now time for some serious soul-searching
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Lions admit it’s now time for some serious soul-searching

Three consecutive losses have now put Swys de Bruin’s men’s lead at the top of the South African Super Rugby conference under real threat.
Hungry Bulls win a seesawing battle with the Sharks
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Hungry Bulls win a seesawing battle with the Sharks

Jesse Kriel wins a possible Springbok audition at centre against Lukhanyo Am in a game that showcased some fine attacking rugby.