Sharks trounce Waratahs 37-14 despite Lambie setback

Pat Lambie had to leave the field in the sixth minute
Pat Lambie had to leave the field in the sixth minute

Sharks 37-14 Waratahs, Growthpoint Kings Park

Replacement fly-half Curwin Bosch contributed 27 points as Sharks completed a 37-14 victory over Waratahs in their Super Rugby clash at Growthpoint Kings Park on Saturday.

Number eight Lubabalo Mtembu got Sharks off the mark with a first minute try after which replacement fly-half Bosch took over the kicking responsibility from Patrick Lambie in the sixth minute and he straightaway created an impact scoring two penalties and a converted try in the first quarter.

Israel Folau led Waratahs fightback with a touchdown in the 28th minute but two more penalties from Bosch followed by a cross over from wing Jacobus Van Wyk allowed Sharks to take a 31-7 lead at half-time.

Folau waged a lone fight with his second try in the game at the start of the second half but Bosch ensured there was no fairytale comeback for Waratahs with two penalties to complete a 23 point victory for the hosts.

Sharks now top Africa 2 conference with nine points from three matches while Waratahs are at fourth in Australian conference.