Hurricanes defeat the Sharks and take top spot

The Hurricanes defeated the Sharks 29-23 in Durban on Friday.

Hurricanes first five-eighth Jimmy Gopperth scored 24 points as the Hurricanes secured their third win of the year. The win takes the team to the top of the table with 13 points, the Brumbies also have 13 points but the Hurricanes take the top spot with their superior points difference.

The defeat is the third straight for the Sharks this season and will put further pressure on embattled coach Kevin Putt to step down.

Hurricanes: Tries: Ben Herring, Jimmy Gopperth; Penalties: Gopperth (5). Conversions: Jimmy Gopperth (2).

Sharks: Tries: Henno Mentz, Adrian Jacobs; Penalties: Butch James (2). Conversions Butch James (2). Dropped Goal: Herkie Kruger.

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