Curwin Bosch landed an injury-time penalty from 40 metres out to sneak a one-point win for the Sharks over Griquas in Kimberley on Friday.
The 34-33 win keeps alive the Durban side’s chances of winning the title in what is becoming a tournament heavily influenced by COVID-19-influenced cancelled matches.
For 80 minutes Griquas threw everything at the Sharks and with time up looked likely to record their first win of the season.
However, Griquas – who had to replace their captain and flyhalf George Whitehead (who fracture his hand in the captain’s run on Thursday) – were very poor from restarts.
It was from one of those restart shockers that they coughed up the possession that allowed the Sharks to steal victory.