Super Rugby
Sharks beat Cheetahs in drab affair
April 19, 2014
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Date/Time: Apr 19, 2014, 15:00 local, 13:00 GMT
Venue: Kings Park Stadium, Durban
Sharks 19 - 8 Cheetahs
Half-time: 3 - 3
Tries: Deysel
Cons: Steyn
Pens: Steyn 3, Swiel
Tries: Benjamin
Pens: Watts
The Sharks' Jean Deysel hands off Elgar Watts, Sharks v Cheetahs, Super Rugby, Kings Park, Durban, April 19, 2014
Jean Deysel scored the Sharks' only try of the match
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The Sharks consolidated their lead at the top of the Super Rugby table as they beat the Cheetahs 19-8 in a drab South African derby on Saturday.

Just six points were scored in the first half of a game that was short on quality, and Francois Steyn's three penalties proved decisive after both sides registered a try apiece in the second period.

Although Rayno Benjamin's try for the Cheetahs in the 65th minute suggested that the game was headed toward a tight conclusion, Jean Deysel crossed for the Sharks five minutes later to put the encounter to bed.

The victory gave the Sharks a six-point lead over Australia's Brumbies at the top of the standings, while the Cheetahs remained in the bottom two.


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