Griquas 21, Pumas 19

October 18, 2013
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CurrieCup2013
We entering the final two weeks for the ABSA Currie Cup this weekend when the top four sides will battle it out for a spot in the final.

To get us in the right mood for tomorrow we have the small issue of the first promotion/relegation match tonight between the Griquas and the Pumas in Kimberley. The Pumas have stayed unbeaten through out the season which on it’s own is one great achievement by the men from Nelspruit.

Pote Human have already mark the two match playoff against the Pumas as the most important games his players will ever play. In the background the major unions are still woking to have the Currie Cup Premiere league extended to eight teams.

One thing is for sure this is going to be a hell of a game tonight in Kimberley and the reverse game next week in Nelspruit.

Teams:

Griquas: 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 Burger Schoeman, 7 RJ Liebenberg, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Rynhardt Landman, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes (captain), 1 Steph Roberts.
Replacements: 16 Matthew Dobson, 17 Janro van Niekerk, 18 Patrick O’Brien, 19 Carel Greeff, 20 Jacques Coetzee, 21 JP Nel, 22 Nico Scheepers.

Pumas: 15 Coenie van Wyk, 14 JW Bell, 13 Wilmaure Louw, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Rosco Speck man, 10 Carl Bezuidenhout, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 RW Kember, 7 Renaldo Bothma, 6 Corne Steenkamp (captain), 5 Eduan Van Der Walt, 4 Rudi Matthee, 3 Ivann Espag, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Corné Fourie.
Replacements: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 Vincent Koch, 18 De-Jay Terblanche, 19 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20, Uzair Cassiem, 21 JC Roos, 22 Dewald Pretorius.

Date: Friday, October 18
Venue: GWK Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Expected weather: There may be increasing clouds through Friday, but the ain is not expected to arrive till Saturday. High of 27°C and a low of 10°C
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Francois de Bruin
TMO: Johan Greeff

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37 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I am actually torn between the two sides. I wish that both could be added to the Currie Cup Premiere League.

    My heart say Pumas just to compliment Jimmy Stonehouse for what he achieved with this team the past three years.

    But my brain say we need the Griquas in the Currie Cup.

    Go full throttle boys!!

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    One springbok on the field in Willie Roux

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Good Start by Pumas

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Griquas just can not finish off their attacks

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    So happy to see another maul goes final

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Griquas mess up in scrum and Pumas score a try from pressure

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Griquas needs to wake up

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    3 maul not working and giving posision away

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    This is me smiling :)

  10. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    and another maul goes south, why they do not use their backline is just weird

  11. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Griquas goes over but they just firsdt check with TMO

  12. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Griquas player did not release the ball after tackle,no try and penalty for Pumas

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Griquas not getting over advantage line. Me think they needs to start moving the ball out wide

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Pumas defence hold as Griquas keep on with their attack

  15. avatar Boertjie says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    FFS Kwas, get you act together!
    Not watching, just reading.

  16. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Griquas goes over for try but again no try awarded because of crossing by Griquas

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    @Boertjie: They have all the changes oom but making too much mistakes

  18. avatar grootblousmile says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Who scored the try for the Pumas in the 1st half… had a bloody power failure?

  19. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Griquas still on attack in Pumas 22

  20. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Again Griquas give penalty away in the Pumas 22 by playing stupid dumb rugby

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    @grootblousmile: Charl Bezuidenhoudt

  22. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Finally Griquas gets over the line with no TMO reveral

  23. avatar grootblousmile says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    @Jacques(Bunny): Thanks man

  24. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Carel Greef the try scorer for Griquas

  25. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Jean Stemmet goes over for Griquas after some brilliant hand skill from Willie and the rest of teh backline

  26. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Penalty kick for Pumas and Pumas take back the lead 16-14

  27. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    13 min left

  28. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    scrums is really a mess tonight

  29. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Another penalty, kickable for the Pumas

  30. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Pumas extending the lead

  31. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Griquas have 7 min to score a try and win the game

  32. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Griquas 5 meter lineout

  33. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    A yellow for Pumas and another 5 m lineout for Griquas 1 min left

  34. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Try from maul and kick is from coner

  35. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Marnus Svchoeman score for Griquas

  36. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Kick is over and Griquas take the game from behind

  37. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Griquas got a get out of jail free card but did play better in the second half to come back and win the first of two games.

    All to play for next week

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