Sharks fight back to beat Queensland 27-22
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) The Sharks came back from 17-0 down to beat defending champions Queensland Reds 27-22 in the Super 15 on Saturday.
South Africa's Sharks scored 20 unanswered points in just over 20 minutes to send Australia's Queensland to its first defeat of the season.
The Sharks scored tries at Kings Park through replacement Jandre Marais, captain Keegan Daniel and fullback Riaan Viljoen. Queensland also scored three tries, but lost control as heavy rain lashed down in the second half in Durban.
First-half tries by hooker James Hanson and loose forward Scott Higginbotham had put the visiting Reds in control before the Sharks' rampaging fightback.
Flyhalf Patrick Lambie kicked 12 points for the Sharks, who improve their record to 2-2. Queensland is now 3-1.
Updated March 17, 2012