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Mon Apr 21 16:54:17 SAST 2014

Daniel laments Sharks' missed chances

TEAMtalk Media | 05 August, 2012 13:180 Comments
Super Rugby Final - Chiefs v Sharks
Wiehahn Herbst (L) consoles Anton Bresler of the Sharks after their loss in the Super Rugby final against the Chiefs at Waikato Stadium on August 4, 2012 in Hamilton, New Zealand
Image by: Sandra Mu / Getty Images

Sharks skipper Keegan Daniel believes his side's failure to score points when they were dominating early on cost them the Super Rugby final.

The Chiefs were more clinical and made fewer errors than the Sharks on a wet Hamilton night, running up a 13-3 lead by half-time and outscoring the South Africans four tries to nil.

But the Sharks, who entered the match following an arduous travel schedule, were the better team in the opening exchanges.

But the visitors' only reward for their early domination was a sole penalty by Frederic Michalak, before the Chiefs began to work their way into the game with superior forward power and more accurate kicking.

"That's what finals rugby is about," said Daniel.

"You get such a little amount of opportunity to score points and you should capitalise. When we dominated the game early on we didn't put that into points.

"No excuses. The Chiefs were outstanding tonight. They really suffocated us."

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