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Red Card sways match for Sharks

The Sharks failed to score any tries but the boot of flyhalf Garth April saw them home with five penalties.

Picture: Sharks website.

CAPE TOWN - The Sharks snatched an unlikely 15-14 win against a 14-man Highlanders side in Dunedin this morning.

The Sharks failed to score any tries but the boot of flyhalf Garth April saw them home with five penalties.

It was by no means a convincing display by Gary Golds men's as they themselves were also playing with 14 men after JP Pietersen and Stephan Lewies received yellow cards.

The Durban outfit will be pleased to have scraped through with win after a disappointing loss last week in spite of their ordinary performance today.

However, the games turning point was the 12th minute red card of Jason Emery for his awful tackle on Springbok fullback Willie Le Roux.

Emery has already been cited and will have to appear in front of a SANZAR judicial committee hearing.

The Sharks picked up for points for the win and face another testing fixture against the Chiefs next week.

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