Sharks maul Dragons in scrappy URC clash in Durban

The Sharks snapped a five-match losing streak in the United Rugby Championship (URC) with a hard-fought 22-12 win over Ulster at Kings Park Stadium in Durban on Saturday. 

The Sharks, who went into this match sitting at the bottom of the log, secured this much-needed win through tries from Phepsi Buthelezi, Eduan Keyter and Bongi Mbonambi while Harry Sheridan and Kieran Treadwell crossed the line for the visitors. 

They stay at home next weekend to host Edinburgh where they will be looking to continue with their mission of getting out of the bottom half of the table while Ulster visit the Stormers in Cape Town. 

The Sharks, who have moved from the bottom of the log, suffered a blow in the opening minute when George Cronje went down and was later stretchered off the field with what looked like a serious knee injury. 

What followed during the opening exchanges was scrappy play with both teams faili

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