Lions wing Edwill van der Merwe is hunted down by Sharks counterpart Werner Kok.
John Plumtree rather glibly labelled his Sharks team a “shiny new car that ain’t going so well” and would be left kicking one of the wheels after it spluttered to life briefly and then stalled again following an agonising 18-20 defeat to the Lions in Durban on Saturday evening.
Now firmly stuck in the cellar of the URC log with an eighth defeat in nine starts, the embattled Durbanites even had the opportunity in the dying moments of them game referee Morne Ferreira awarded a last-gasp penalty within kicking range for them.
Yet in a nightmarish season such as this one, it felt almost inevitable that Boeta Chamberlain, mere minutes on the field as the replacement pivot, would yank his attempt to the left.
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