Currie Cup round 3 had a few surprises again for us.

The Blue Bulls got their first win of the season, Free State Cheetahs showed their teeth against Griquas and the Golden Lions secure a comeback win against Province for the first time since 2012 at Newlands.

Here is our Wrap

Friday 26 July
Pumas Result Blue Bulls
  17

MATCH REPORT

25  
 
The Blue Bulls finally got their first win after losses to Province and Free State. It was a must win for the men from Pretoria and Specman came through for them with a hat-trick of tries.
 
The Pumas fought them all the way as they now sits with three matches and three losses which puts them out for the running in a shorten Currie Cup format again this year.
 
Scorers:
Phakisa Pumas 17 (10) – Tries: Etienne Taljaard Willie Engelbrecht. Conversions: Chris Smith, Kobus Marais. Penalty Goals: Chris Smith.

Vodacom Blue Bulls 25 (12) – Tries: Rosko Specman (3). Conversions: Marnitz Boshoff, Manie Libbok. Penalty Goals: Marnitz Boshoff, Manie Libbok.

Saturday 27 July
Free State Result Griquas
  68

MATCH REPORT

14  

As predicted in the beginning of the season, the Free State Cheetahs are a total different side from the B-side that they had to put in last season. They are playing some of the best rugby we have seen in a long time and scoring tries at will.

Before this match Griquas were on top of the log after beating the Sharks in Durban and the Pumas at home before they were demolished by the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

To put 68 points against Griquas is not something that comes everyday and others team needs to take notice.

Free State will be hard to beat this season and are clear favourites to take the championship.

Scorers:

FS Cheetahs: Tries: Junior Pokomela, Henco Venter, Joseph Dweba (2), William Small-Smith (2), Dries Swanepoel (2), Rabz Maxwane, Louis Fouche Conversions: Tian Schoeman (6), Fouche (3)

Griquas: Tries: Eduan Keyter, Ederies Arendse Conversions: George Whitehead (2)

Saturday 27 July
WP Rugby Result Golden Lions
  28

MATCH REPORT

30  

The Golden Lions came in this game as underdogs but showed some real guts from a young side to comeback and beat Province at home.

At one stage it looked that Province will run away with the game but the Golden Lions, who proud themselves as a 80 minute team, came back to take a two point win.

It was a try from Green who almost run through the whole Province side to score the winning try.

Province had plenty of opportunities but finishing was just not there.

Scorers:

DHL Western Province 28 (21) – Tries: Scarra Ntubeni (2), Paul de Wet, Dillyn Leyds. Conversions: Josh Stander (4).

Xerox Golden Lions 30 (10) – Tries: Ruben Schoeman, Tyrone Green, Pieter Jansen. Conversions: Shaun Reynolds (3). Penalty Goals: Shaun Reynolds (3).

The next rounds of matches are as follow:

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