They lost their spot last year in the premiere division to Jimmy Stonehouse Pumas in the promotion relegation matches, but with SARU’s Executive decision to make place for the EP Kings in the ABSA Currie Cup Premiere Devision they had a shot to get it all back.
Yesterday GWK Griquas secure the top spot in the ABSA Currie Cup qualifying matches when they hammered the SWD Eagle at Outeniqua Park 57-12 and their place back in the Currie Cup.
This has been a long road they took were they picked up another Vodacom Cup as well.
Griquas had to win with a four try bonus point to secure their place in the ABSA Currie Cup Premiere Division and they did that in the first 40 minutes already.
SWD seemed to have no answer to Griquas’ pace and power and they conceded try after try as the Griquas just looked unstoppable.
The Griquas needed just four minutes of the second half to resume their scoring when tighthead prop Maks van Dyk crashed over for a converted try after good work from flank Marnus Schoeman in the build-up.
The visitors continued their rampant run and they added further tries through Schoeman, Barnes, and Meyer with the Eagles managing two late tries through right wing Hentzwill Pedro and replacement loose forward Christo du Plessis.
With this win and inclusion in the ABSA Currie Cup Premiere Division, the GWK Griquas will face the Sharks in their first match this year on 9 August.
For SWD Eagles:
Tries: Hentzwill Pedro, Christo du Plessis
Con: Elric van Vuuren
Tries: Ryno Barnes (2), Carel Greef (2), Jonathan Francke, Ederies Arendse, Maks van Dyk, Marnus Schoeman, Tian Meyer
Cons: Francois Brummer (2), Nico Scheepers (4)