Sharks bid to end successful tour on a high

The Sharks players
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The Sharks have arrived in Hamilton ahead of their final game on tour against the Chiefs this Saturday.

The Durban franchise almost caused a major upset against the Crusaders last Friday, but the Kiwis unit fought back for a pulsating 21-all draw in Christchurch.

Sharks Coach Rob Du Preez says their impressive performance against the overall log leaders came down to a unified showing between the backs and forwards.

Not many would have given the Sharks a chance on tour especially after they lost two home games in a row before flying out.

The draw against the Crusaders added to a first time win over the Waratahs in 19 years.

This is how Du Preez responded when he was asked if he would have been happy with those results before the tour started.

The Chiefs have struggled this season and sit bottom of the New Zealand Conference.

Despite winning just three out of 11 matches they still have a mathematical chance of reaching the play-offs for an eighth consecutive season.

They would need to win all five of their remaining games to stand any chance. Du Preez says they remain a dangerous proposition at home. – Report by Thahir Asmal