Rugby Championship: Sharks Comeback To Beat Dragons

By Chimezie Nebolisa

With four minutes left to play Cell C Sharks completed a thrilling come-from-behind 20-19 to win Dragons in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship clash in Newport on Saturday.

Sharks were trailing by 13 points with 18 minutes to go and looked destined to slip to their first defeat of the new campaign and South Africa’s first to an overseas team in the 2022/2023 term.

But then came an intercept try completely against the run of play from scrumhalf Grant Williams that propelled them back into the contest.

The score saw the team gain momentum heading into the last 10 minutes, No 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe put in an impressive surge out wide off a line movement before offloading to Marnus Potgieter

Notsche in turn found the pacy Abrahams, who made full use of the modicum of space afforded him down the left touchline to squeeze through for the score.

That left flyhalf Boeta Chamberlain with his most difficult kick of the night to put the Sharks into the lead, which he duly did as the Sharks went into a one point lead.