The Sharks charge towards the play offs edged a little closer after they beat the Hurricanes by 33 points to 17 in Durban in the final match of Round 8 in the Super 14.
Later in the first half the Sharks got themselves back in the game and Kockott goaled two more penalties to make it a one-point game at 9-10 at the break.
The second half saw the Sharks sneak ahead when they called a short lineout and got the ball to speedy winger Luzuko Vulindlu who raced 50 metres to score his team’s first try.
Weepu then launched a wayward kick and found his team punished as Frans Steyn collected and darted over for another five points. Kockott added the extra two to make it 23-10 in favour of the home side.
Just after the hour, the Canes began applying mountains of pressure through waves of attacking phases. Winger Zac Guildford was eventually the man who got over for the try to make it 23-17.
Tries -Luzuko Vulindlu, Francois Steyn,Chris Jordaan
Penalties -Rory Kockott 3
Conversions -Rory Kockott 3
Drop Goals -Francois Steyn
Tries -Faifili Levave,Zac Guildford
Penalties -Piri Weepu
Conversions -Piri Weepu 2
Drop Goals -
Ref. Ass.: Joey Salmans (SA), Cobus Wessels (SA)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (SA)
Sharks : 15. Stefan Terblanche 14. Odwa Ndungane 13. Adrian Jacobs 12. Riaan Swanepoel 11. Luzuko Vulindlu 10. Francois Steyn 9. Rory Kockott 8. Ryan Kankowski 7. Keegan Daniel 6. Jacques Botes 5. Johann Muller (Captain) 4. Steven Sykes 3. John Smit 2. Bismarck du Plessis 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements: 16. Jannie du Plessis 17. Deon Carstens 18. Albert van den Berg 19. Skholiwe Ndlovu 20. Charl McLeod 21. Monty Dumond 22. Chris Jordaan