Fred fires up Sharks

Fred Zeilinga did the full house as the Sharks scored a fantastic away win against the Lions in Johannesburg.

The talented young No 10 scored a try, kicked conversions, penalties and added two drop goals to see off a home team that offered a mixture of atrocious and awesome in 80 minutes.

The Sharks won 31-25.

Cobus Reinarch scored the decisive match-winning try in the last quarter to ensure the Sharks stayed top of the table on points difference from a Western Province outfit that needed a last minute drop goal to beat the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Golden Lions – Tries: Derick Minnie, Warren Whiteley, Jaco Kriel. Conversions: Elton Jantjies (2). Penalties: Jantjies (2).
Sharks – Tries: Fred Zeilinga, SP Marais, Cobus Reinach. Conversions: Zeilinga (2). Penalties: Zeilinga (2). Drop-goals: Zeilinga (2).

SA Rugby Magazine’s preview

Golden Lions – 15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Andries Coetzee, 13 Deon Helberg, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Derick Minnie (c), 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 CJ van der Linde.
Subs: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Warwick Tecklenberg, 20 Guy Cronjé, 21 Grant Janke, 22 Ruhan Nel.

Sharks – 15 SP Marais, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Heimar Williams, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Keegan Daniel (c), 7 Tera Mtembu, 6 Justin Downey, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Peet Marais, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Subs: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Danie Mienie, 18 Edwin Hewitt, 19 Bynard Stander, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Butch James, 22 Jaco van Tonder.