Hollywoodbets Sharks Knock Dragons RFC Out Of EPCR Challenge Cup


Hollywoodbets Sharks ran in five tries against Dragons RFC as the South African club won 29-9 to knock their hosts out of the EPCR Challenge Cup.

Scrum-half Jaden Hendrikse, prop Ox Nche, second-row Gerbrandt Grobler, replacement Le Roux Roets and wing Werner Kok all got on the try scorer sheet for Hollywoodbets Sharks, fly-half Curwin Bosch converting two.

Three of those tries came in the final ten minutes of the game, as the visitors put clear distance between themselves and their hosts.

Full-back Cai Evans kicked all of the Rodney Parade club’s points with three penalties, but the Welsh region failed to score a try in front of their home crowd.

Jared Rosser thought he had scored an extraordinary individual try in the first half, chasing his own kick nearly the length of the field, but the TMO determined that his grounding was not clear enough.

The result means Hollywoodbets Sharks finish top of Pool 1.

Dragons RFC: Penalties: Cai Evans (3).
Hollywoodbets Sharks: Tries: Jaden Hendrikse, Ox Nche, Gerbrandt Grobler, Le Roux Roets, Werner Kok. Conversions: Curwin Bosch (2).


Dragons RFC: 15 Cai Evans, 14 Rio Dyer, 13 Steff Hughes (c), 12 Harri Ackerman, 11 Jared Rosser, 10 Will Reed, 9 Dane Blacker, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Ollie Griffiths, 6 Ryan Woodman, 5 Matthew Screech, 4 Joe Davies, 3 Leon Brown, 2 Bradley Roberts, 1 Rhodri Jones. Replacements: 16 James Benjamin, 17 Rodrigo Martinez, 18 Luke Yendle, 19 George Young, 20 Taine Basham, 21 Rhodri Williams, 22 Joe Westwood, 23 Ewan Rosser.

Hollywoodbets Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Lukhanyo Am (c), 12 Francois Venter, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 James Venter, 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Corne Rahl, 3 Hanro Jacobs, 2 Fez Mbatha, 1 Ox Nche. Replacements: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Tinotenda Mavesere, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Lionel Cronje, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg.