Griquas 21, Pumas 19


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.


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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  1. 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!!