Sharks Qualify For Semi’s In Exciting Game At Loftus

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The Cell C Sharks was the final team to pen in their place in the semifinal fixtures for next weekend after beating a willing Blue Bulls team (48-40) at Loftus tonight.

The Sharks will travel to Bloemfontein in the one semi-final while Griquas will travel to Johannesburg in a replay of today's last league game which they lost with one point to the Golden Lions (26-27).

The Sharks scored in the final minutes of the first half to lead 27-21 at the break. The second half was a free for all with the Sharks eventually beating the Blue Bulls to secure their semi-final berth.

The Blue Bulls managed with their last try to stay clear of promotion/relegation play-offs when they earned a bonus point for losing with seven or less points..

Scorers:
Blue Bulls: Tries: Johnny Kotze, Manie Libbok, Lizo Gqoboka, Cornal Hendricks, Ruan Steenkamp, Tim Agaba. Conversions: Vaughen Isaacs, Manie Libbok (4).
Sharks: Tries: Thomas Du Toit, Jacques Vermeulen, André Esterhuizen, Jeremy Ward, Kobus Van Wyk, Rhyno Smith. Conversions: Rhyno Smith, Sanele Nohamba (5). Penalties: Sanele Nohamba (2).