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Strong second half sees Sharks home over Leeds

15 Mar 2003
Strong second half sees Sharks home over Leeds

Tykes were competitive up till after the half-time break, with Robinson, who missed last week's Six Nations clash with Italy because of an injury, scoring a try just a minute after the break. Robinson showed great pace and anticipation as he teased the Leeds defence with a clever chip-kick, which led to his try.

A Dan Harris try, just minutes later, stretched the home team's lead, especially after fly-half Jos Baxendell's conversion, but it was Robinson's second try, in the 72nd minute, which put the match out of Leeds's reach.

Leeds, whose first-half tries were scored by No.8 Isaac Fea'unati and flank Cameron Mather, eventually put points on the board in the second half when Winston Stanley scored a try, which South African-bound Braam van Straaten converted.

Van Straaten, who is set to return to his native South Africa at the end of the 2002/03 season, started the game at inside centre, with Scotland fly-half Gordon Ross occupying the No.10 jersey.

Ross set-up back rower Fea'unati's first-half try, but his efforts were cancelled out through an earlier try from Sale hooker Andy Titterrell, who touched down in the 12th minute, and wing Steve Hanley, who scored shortly before half-time.

The scorers:

For the Sharks:Tries: Titterrell, Hanley, Robinson 2, HarrisCon: Baxendell 2Pen: Baxendell

For the Leed Tykes:Tries: Fea'unati, Mather, StanleyCon: Van StraatenPen: Van Straaten

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