Sharks ease past Kings

The Sharks scored six tries in their 38-13 win over the Southern Kings in a wet PE on Friday night.

The Kings held the visitors to a 10-3 lead at half-time, as wing Odwa Ndungane and No 8 Ryan Kankowski crossed the chalk before the break in rainy conditions.

The Sharks then dominated the second stanza, with skipper Keegan Daniel bagging a late brace. Replacement back Paul Jordaan and fullback Riaan Viljoen also found themselves among the tries in the convincing win. The Kings scored a consolation try via flanker Boetie Britz while replacement flyhalf Earl Rose added the conversion.

There was bad news for John Plumtree and his charges as they suffered another loosehead prop blow. Front rower Julian Redelinghuys picked up an ankle injury and is set to miss the start of the upcoming Super Rugby season. Springbok prop Beast Mtawarira is already out for three to four months with a broken ankle.

The Sharks will play their Super Rugby opener against the Bulls in Pretoria on Friday.