12 Jun 2011

Sharks fight back but draw not ideal

6:40 pm on 12 June 2011

The Sharks fought back from a 21-point deficit to steal a 30-30 draw with the lowly Lions in a South African derby in their Super Rugby clash.

First five Patrick Lambie inspired the Sharks with 20 points, including the try that began the fightback, and wingers JP Pietersen and Lwazi Mvovo also crossed as the visitors scored the last 21 points at Ellis Park.

The draw was still a blow to the Sharks' playoff hopes, however. The Durban-based side will travel to defending champions the Bulls in the last round with their hopes of making the six-team finals in the balance.