The home side gave a good attacking and defensive display in the first half which allowed them to build a deserved 19-0 lead at the break. Aphelele Fassi, Robert du Preez and Akker van der Merwe each scored a try in the opening half that was marked by some slick handling and strong mauling by the coastal outfit.
The visiting Blues played much better in the second half and scored their only try through replacement Tanielu Tele’a, while flyhalf Oteri Black also had a try disallowed. Ruan Botha was yellow-carded in the 77th minute but the hosts were able to hold onto their lead for their second win. The Cell C Sharks host the DHL Stormers in Durban next Saturday (17h15).
Cell C Sharks (19) 26 - Tries: Aphelele Fassi, Akker van der Merwe, Rob du Preez, Curwin Bosch; Conversions: Rob du Preez (3).
Blues (0) 7 - Try: Tanielu Tele’a; Conversion: Otere Black.