Round 3 of the Currie Cup delivered some thrilling action with the Sharks edging the Bulls, while there were also wins for the Lions and Western Province.
In the early Saturday afternoon game played in Durban, the Sharks defeated log leaders, the Bulls, 32-29, with flyhalf Morné Steyn missing a late penalty to level the scores.
Following last weekend’s victory over WP in Johannesburg, the Lions made it two in a row with a comfortable 39-23 bonus point-win over hosts, the Cheetahs, in Bloemfontein.
WP shrugged off two previous losses with a 28-14 bonus-point triumph over the Pumas in Cape Town on Friday night.
Griquas had a bye this weekend.
BULLS LEAD THE LOG FROM THE SHARKS
Despite their three-point loss in Durban, the men from Pretoria still lead the log standings on 33 points from nine outings, although they have played one more game than the second-placed Sharks (28).
WP are third (26 points) and they are followed by the Lions (25), Cheetahs (17), Pumas (11) and Griquas (5).
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11
WP 28-14 PUMAS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
SHARKS 32-29 BULLS
CHEETAHS 23-39 LIONS