6 Jul 2014

Cheetahs dent home semi-final bid of Sharks

8:17 am on 6 July 2014

The third placed Sharks have missed the chance to reclaim top spot in the Super Rugby competition after suffering a shock 27-20 defeat to the cellar-dwelling Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

The Sharks are certain of a place in the knockout stages but the chances of a home semi-final now look slim as they lie third in the overall standings with one round of fixtures to go.

The victory by the Cheetahs was achieved despite being under intense pressure in the closing stages.