If the Sharks end up winning the Currie Cup this year, they will look back to their 50-point pasting at Western Province as the turning point of their campaign, according to Lwazi Mvovo.
The Sharks visit Griquas on Saturday for a 3pm kickoff and after losing 50-28 to Province, Mvovo believes the defeat came at the right time.
He says: “I think the loss was a blessing in disguise for us, we thought everything was fine and perfect, then in Cape Town it proved not to be the case.
“The good thing is that the mistakes we made are ones we know we can correct.
“For instance, we know in this competition you cannot give away possession like we did at Newlands.
“There were some forced offloads that did not stick, so we are trying to calm down a bit and focus in on our game plan, which is about being patient, as well as keeping the ball.”