In Durban, on Saturday 21 May 2016, the Cell C Sharks scored 43 points in the first half to lay the platform for a huge 53-0 victory over the Southern Kings. Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie was again very influential and he scored 23 points, including two tries.
The Durban outfit started the match looking to run the ball at every opportunity with captain and flyhalf Pat Lambie influential from the start. After making a huge impact last week against the Jaguares, including the slotting the winning penalty, Lambie delivered another impressive all-round performance. His personal tally of 23 points consisted of two tries, five conversions and a penalty.
At the halftime break the Cell C Sharks were already out of sight after they have dominated all aspects of the match, scoring no less than six tries with Lambie, Paul Jordaan (2), Willie le Roux, Andre Esterhuizen and veteran winger JP Pietersen all crossing the whitewash for a 43-0 lead.
The men from Port Elizabeth stepped up their defence in the second half and they restricted the home to team to only two further tries from Lambie and replacement prop, Thomas du Toit.
- Cell C Sharks 53 (43) – Tries: Pat Lambie (2), Paul Jordaan (2), Willie le Roux, Andre Esterhuizen, JP Pietersen, Thomas du Toit. Conversions: Pat Lambie (5), Penalties: Pat Lambie.
- Southern Kings 0 (0).
Editor: The Longhair is a bit of a Sharks Supporter – she has the T-Shirt to prove it – so you can imagine how embarrassing it was for me to watch her squirm with delight when the Sharks hit 48 points to nothing. It was at that point that we changed channels to watch ballet rather!
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