Griquas came back in the second half to beat the Pumas 38-35 in Nelspruit on Saturday

It was a big game for both teams but it was the Pumas that took their changes better in the first half and make the lucky bounces bounce their way.

From the start they put pressure on the Griquas and scored their first of four tries within the first 4 minutes of the game.

Griquas struggled to get into the game and made to many mistakes on attack with some great defensive structures from the Pumas.

The Pumas extended their lead throughout the first half and had their bonus point secured with more than 10 minutes to go in the first half.

Griquas only managed a penalty in the early exchanges but got over for their first try just before the break to make the score 28-10.

Griquas had the perfect start with a great try from their own half to make the lead of the Pumas only 28-17.

Griquas start to the second half was great as they took the advantages that came their way and got their third try from an intercept close to their own line to make the lead of Pumas only 4 points.

It seems the Griquas was the only team that came out after halftime as they kept scoring points and Pumas left to making crucial errors.

With their bonus point try the Griquas got to 24 just 4 points behind the Pumas but Pumas found their first try of the second half and stretch the lead again to 35-24.

With pressure mounting Griquas made a crucial play to score the try of the match and the lead of 37-35 with minutes left.

Griquas kept the pressure on and stayed in the Pumas half to win the game with one of the memorable come backs this year.


Steval Pumas

Tries – Engelbrecht(2), Marko Janse van Rensburg, Hennie Skorbinski, Frankie Herne,

Penalties –

Cons – Kobus Marais(4)

Tafel Lager Griquas

Tries – Kyle Steyn, De Wet Kruger, Wendal Wehr, Arendse, De Wet Kruger

Penalties – George Whitehead(1)

Cons – George Whitehead(4)


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