DURBAN – The Sharks will travel to Bloemfontein on Saturday full of confidence for their Currie Cup semi-final with the Free State Cheetahs after a sensational performance in downing the Blue Bulls at Loftus.
Down and out three weeks ago after losses to Griquas and the Pumas, the Sharks have now beaten all the traditional South African rugby heavyweights in Western Province, the Cheetahs, Lions and now the Bulls, with the latter two games away from home. What has been so encouraging for Sharks fans is the way the youngsters have stood up to the challenge of senior rugby. The Sharks’ halfback pairing of Sanele Nohamba and Boeta Chamberlain are playing as if they are unto the manor born.
Nohamba was the first of the youngsters to come through, with a man-of-the-match performance against the Cheetahs in his run-on debut, and now it is Chamberlain who has been seriously impressive.
The 20-year-old showed some deft touches - both with his passing and his chip kicks - to set up tries. Interestingly, coach Sean Everitt says there is more to come from Chamberlain.