Lukhanyo Am’s Double Helps Hollywoodbets Sharks To Big First Win


Lukhanyo Am's double helped the Hollywoodbets Sharks to their first big win of 45-05 over Setion Paloise. Am crossed twice in the first half to get a sensational scoring display off to a flyer.

Fly-half Curwin Bosch converted Am's two tries and added a penalty, but missed one on the half-hour that could have given the hosts a more commanding lead at the interval.

He also converted flanker Eben Etzebeth's try on the stroke of half-time to put them 24-5 up, with Pau's only response a 14th-minute try from Gregoire Arfeuil.

Wing Marnus Potgieter crossed one minute into the second half, with Bosch converting once more - and Pau's misery was compounded by Mehdi Tlili's 44th-minute yellow card.

It gave the Sharks the space and opportunity to extend their advantage, with wing Makazole Mapimpi grabbing another try to stretch the lead to 40 points.

Hollywoodbets Sharks: Tries: Lukhanyo Am (2), Eben Etzebeth (2), Marnus Potgieter, Makazole Mapimpi. Conversions: Curwin Bosch (6). Penalty: Curwin Bosch.
Section Paloise: Try: Gregoire Arfeuil.


Hollywoodbets Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Marnus Potgieter, 13 Lukhanyo Am (c), 12 Francois Venter, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Phepsi Buthelezi, 6 James Venter, 5 Corne Rahl, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Ox Nche. Replacements: 16 Daniel Jooste, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Hanro Jacobs, 19 Le Roux Roets, 20 Lappies Labuschagne, 21 Jaden Hendrikse, 22 Lionel Cronje, 23 Ethan Hooker.

Section Paloise: 15 Thomas Carol, 14 Aminiasi Tuimaba, 13 Samuel Ezeala, 12 Jale Vatubua, 11 Gregoire Arfeuil, 10 Axel Desperes, 9 Thibault Daubagna, 8 Thibaut Hamonou, 7 Martin Puech, 6 Mehdi Tlili, 5 Fabrice Metz, 4 Guillaume Ducat, 3 Nicolas Corato, 2 Romain Ruffenach, 1 Paul Tailhades. Replacements: 16 Youri Delhommel, 17 Facundo Gigena, 18 Ziggy Fisi’ihoi, 19 Brent Liufau, 20 Josselin Bouhier, 21 Thomas Souverbie, 22 Thibault Debaes, 23 Nathan Decron.