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Sharks hang on to beat Rebels in opening tour game

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The Coastal Sharks became the first South African team to win on tour this season with a labouring 22-16 victory over the Melbourne Rebels to stay top of Super Rugby on Friday. 

Melbourne Rebels outside centre Tamati Ellison (L) tackles the Coastal Sharks left lock Willem Alberts during their Super Rugby 15 match in Melbourne on May 2, 2014

The Durban-based outfit scored their only try off a counter-attack through Springbok winger JP Pietersen midway through the second half to hang on for victory.

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