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News24.com | Sharks get Currie Cup campaign off to a flyer with Griquas win

Phepsi Buthelezi (PA/Supplied)

Phepsi Buthelezi (PA/Supplied)

The drop goal did not deter the Griquas, however, as they went on to reclaim the lead in the 13th minute, veteran Whitehead making no mistake with his second penalty kick of the game.

The TMO's decision proved to be a pivotal one as the Sharks went on to extend their advantage after the half-time break.

But the Griquas proved why they are so hard to beat on home soil as they again clawed their way back into the contest, winger Eduan Keyter brilliantly avoiding a challenge from Anthony Volmink as he added their second try of the game to reduce the deficit. Whitehead failed to hit the target with his conversion attempt, however.