The Sharks pulled off a wonderfully exciting and certainly moral-boosting 28-16 Vodacom Super Rugby defeat of the visiting Highlanders at Mr Price KINGS PARK on Saturday evening. The Sharks, following their bye, came back a little rusty for this, their 10th game of the campaign, one that resembled more a Test match featuring brutal defense over broken, attacking play. It was no try-scoring spree but it was exciting. The second half in particular. In terms of scoring, it was the Pat Lambie show as he scored every one of his team’s points through a try, conversion and seven penalties in a faultless kicking display, and an overall performance that handed him the Vodacom Man of the Match Award, a decision made without too much difficulty for the adjudicators. The game was played at a furious pace but also physically intimidating with the Highlanders having to make three personnel changes in the opening 15 minutes of the game. But it was, unfortunately, also a very stop-start affair with referee Steve Walsh particularly brutal with any indiscretions at the breakdown, penalizing both sides heavily – The Sharks enjoying the better of that count early on - four penalties to just one as Pat Lambie’s boot gave his side an early lead.
Sharks defeat visiting Highlanders