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The Super Rugby log will be a pretty sight for quite some time for Sharks fans, as their team go into the break leading the standings.

Tournament organisers, Sanzaar are just one of many sports federations across the globe to suspend fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Super Rugby breaks with Sharks on top

Just as the hiatus was announced, the men from Durban cemented their billing as the South African team to beat in the current season, by overcoming the Stormers at Kings Park on Saturday.

Coach Sean Everitt reflected on their last game.

“We’re very happy with the result after the pressure we faced from the criticism of our set-piece against a Springbok pack, but our guys stuck to the task,” he is quoted on the Sharks website.
“Even if the bounce of the ball didn’t go our way – Louis Schreuder getting injured early – we hung in there to the last three minutes to seal the win and all credit must go to the players for the effort and energy they played with.”Sean everitt

Early break for ‘knackered’ Sharks

The Sharks were due to play one more home game before their bye, following what was a gruelling last few weeks, which included a lengthy overseas tour.

Despite what was an unkind draw early on, the team will be pleased with their six wins in seven matches, which includes three victories on the road.

For Everitt, it’s a welcome break.

“It’s a welcome break for us,” said Everitt.
“Our guys are knackered! The guys gave everything against the Stormers and have been giving it their all every week. We haven’t played the complete game, we’ve been good in some areas and weak in others, but where we’ve been good, that’s bailed us out and against the Stormers, it was our scrum.
“Unfortunately we won’t be hosting the Chiefs this Saturday because the spectators would have loved to come watch, I’m sure. But that’s out of our control and we’ll welcome the break.”Sean Everitt

It is still unclear when the Super Rugby season will resume, but the Sharks are determined to continue in their winning ways.

“We’re in round seven and haven’t once taken our foot off the gas and the guys are thoroughly enjoying what they’re doing.”Sean Everitt

The Sharks’ next game is at Kings Park against the Chiefs, who are third in the New Zealand conference with four wins in six.