The Blue Bulls’ 2019 Currie Cup hopes appear dead in the water after they were thrashed at home by Griquas on Saturday.
Griquas won 37-15 after leading 20-10 at half-time.
Griquas scored four tries through scrumhalf Zak Burger (2), wing Eduan Keyter and lock Victor Sekekete. Flyhalf George Whitehead was perfect from the kicking tee with all four conversions as well as three penalties for a personal haul of 17 points.
In a match played in front of a paltry 3 337 spectators, the Blue Bulls replied with two tries by wing Rosko Specman and flank Marco van Staden. Flyhalf Manie Libbok added a conversion and penalty.
Griquas picked up four points for their well-deserved victory and moved to the top of the standings with just two matches to play.
The Blue Bulls, with a number of Springboks and Blitzboks stars in the squad, left empty-handed and remained rooted to the bottom of the log.
Blue Bulls: Tries – Rosko Speckman, Marco van Staden Conversions – Manie Libbok Penalties – Manie Libbok
Griquas: Tries – Zak Burger(2), Eduan Keyter, Victor Sekekete Conversions – George Whitehead(4) Penalties – George Whitehead(3)
|August 3, 2019||17:00||Currie Cup||Currie Cup 2019||80'|
|Team||Losing Bonus Point||Penalty||Tries||Conversions||4 TRY BP||Points||Outcome|
|Vodacom Blue Bulls||0||1||2||1||0||15||Loss|
|Tafel Lager Griquas||0||3||4||4||1||37||Win|