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Zeilinga leads Sharks XV to easy win
Jason Humphries
MWP
March 08, 2013
Fred Zeilinga scored 32 points as the Sharks XV cruised to a 72-6 win (half-time 20-6) over the Border Bulldogs in their Vodacom Cup match at Kings Park in Durban on Friday.

Flyhalf Zeilinga scored two tries and kicked two penalties and eight conversions as the Durban-based team ran in 10 unanswered tries.

Border’s only points came courtesy of two penalties from flyhalf Karlo Aspelling.

The Bulldogs held their own in the opening exchanges as Zeilinga and his opposite number Aspelling traded penalties to leave the score 3-3 after six minutes.

But the hosts gradually began to take command and they nabbed their first try in the 18th minute after an incisive touchline break from eighthman Lubabalo Mtembu resulted in a five-pointer for right-wing S'bura Sithole.

Zeilinga converted the try before he and Aspelling once again traded penalties to leave the score 13-6 in the home team’s favour after 27 minutes.

The last 10 minutes of the half belonged almost exclusively to the Sharks XV.

Outside centre Tyler Fisher dotted down in the 29th minute after a powerful midfield surge from prop Allan Dell which saw the burly front-ranker gallop all of 20 metres.

The hosts then provided the try of the contest with just three minutes left in the half.

Border had been hard on attack, on the Sharks XV tryline, but they turned the ball over with Zeilinga breaking free before carrying the ball up to Border’s 10-metre line before the pivot off loaded to Tyler who sprinted clear to score a converted try.

It took the Sharks XV less than two minutes of the second half to grab their bonus point try when Zeilinga stretched out to score in the tackle after the home team had opted for a quick, tap penalty five metres from Border’s tryline.

The Sharks XV had roared into a 32-6 lead and they continued to impose their dominance as they ran in further tries through left wing Sizo Maseko, who dotted down twice, inside centre Heimar Williams, replacement fullback Gouws Prinsloo, Zeilinga and lock Jandre Marais.

SCORERS

Sharks XV – Tries: S'bura Sithole, Tyler Fisher (2), Fred Zeilinga (2), Sizo Maseko (2), Heimar Williams, Gouws Prinsloo, Jandre Marais; Conversions: Zeilinga (8); Penalties: Zeilinga (2).

Border Bulldogs – Penalties: Karlo Aspelling (2).

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