The Sharks brought their six-game Super Rugby losing streak to an end as they recorded a 21-14 victory over the Reds at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Friday. Francois Steyn got the match’s opening points from the kicking tee after Liam Gill was charged for an offside play on defence. The visitors pulled further ahead with a try from Stefan Ungerer after the scrumhalf broke on the blindside of a Sharks scrum and sprinted over the line in the right hand corner.
The Reds’ momentum began to fade and the visitors extended their lead after O’Connor’s awful attempt at a clearance kick fell into the arms of Ungerer, who strolled over the tryline for his second try of the match. Richard Graham’s men tried hard to hit back but failed to breach the visitors’ defence as Gold’s men held on for the win.