The Cell C Sharks dominated the first 25 minutes as the Vodacom Blue Bulls struggled to get any rhythm, reports rugby365.co.za.
Joe Pietersen took advantage of a number of Blue Bulls mistakes by slotting over two penalties during this period.
The Blue Bulls continued to run the ball from deep and Burger Odendaal made a number of good breaks before going off with an injury.
Jamba Ulengo went over for a well-worked backline try.
Schoeman added the conversion and the Blue Bulls led for the first time in the match - they would go into halftime at 7-10.
The Blue Bulls dominated the match from this point on and showed why they are regarded as Currie Cup contenders.
Their dominance was rewarded when Deon Stegmann went over for their second try, which Schoeman converted.
Schoeman added a penalty before the Sharks fought back to score a freakish try as the ball came off Garth April's foot and bounced perfectly for him to go over for the try - which Pietersen converted.
The game ended with the Blue Bulls winning 17-13 and possibly ending the Sharks hope of a semifinal spot.
Man of the match: Deon Stegmann had a very strong game in defence and also managed to score a very good try.
Cell C Sharks 13 (6). Try: Garth April.Conversion: Joe Pietersen. Penalties: Joe Pietersen (2).
Vodacom Blue Bulls 17 (10). Tries: Deon Stegmann, Jamba Ulengo. Conversions: Tian Schoeman (2). Penalty: Tian Schoeman.