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Sharks pip Highlanders in Super Rugby

On the charge: Liam Squire of the Highlanders charges into the Sharks defence.

The Highlanders, a man down for most of the match following a red card, have produced a gutsy effort before falling to the Sharks 15-14 and their second successive one-point Super Rugby defeat.

Refs' performance raises eyebrows

Sibusiso Sithole goes over in the corner.

Sharks coach Gary Gold has rejected calls for a return to neutral referees in Super Rugby but called for "competency and consistency" after a controversial loss to the Waratahs in Sydney.