Reds return back to winning ways with 14-21 victory over Sharks

Reds are at second in Australian Conference
Reds are at second in Australian Conference

Sharks 14-21 Reds, Jonsson Kings Park

Queensland Reds have managed to return back to winning ways after they went on to defeat Sharks 14-21 in their Super Rugby clash at Jonsson Kings Park on Friday.

The win has taken Reds to the second place in the table with 18 points while Sharks are at third place in the South African group.

Reds got off to a promising start when Bryce Hegarty was quick to grab a pass from hooker Alex Mafi as he dotted down in the second minute and the fly-half also kicked the conversion to take the scoreline 0-7.

The Australian side doubled their tally by the end of the first quarter with this time Samu Kerevi's offload was made full use by Chris Feauai-Sautia as he touched down in the 19th minute that was improved by Hegarty.

Sharks though managed a breakthrough before the break with Kerron van Vuuren managing to get one across the line in the 25th minute as the teams went into the break with a 7-14 scoreline.

As both teams struggled to score a point in the second half, it was Reds, who broke the shackles with a try from Tate McDermott in the 60th minute and a conversion from Stewart made it 7-21 before Sharks scored a consolation try through Daniel du Preez in the closing stage to reduce the losing margin to seven points.