Get more Mail & Guardian
Subscribe or Login

Griquas outplay Pumas in Nelspruit

Griquas confidently beat the Pumas 40-33 in their Absa Currie Cup match in Nelspruit on Friday.

The visiting side ensured quick ball which went to their dangerous backline and was converted into points.

Griquas went out with the intention of burying the memory of last week’s drubbing by the Lions.

They made the first move when flyhalf Earl Rose succeeded with a penalty conversion.

Pumas flyhalf Coenie van Wyk trotted through for the first try of the match, with Tiaan Marx converting.

Griquas fought back hard with wing Richard Lawson four minutes later as he went over for the try.

With the one-point difference, Griquas centre Jean Stemmet scored to give his side a three point lead, with former Lions flyhalf Rose failing to convert the try.

Former Lions player Dusty Noble handed off a player and went inside to score the try in the corner, with Rose missing the conversion.

The hosts were trailing by 20 points already when Stemmet went over the line, Rudi Vogt converting.

The Pumas held strong in the second half and launched a come-back with a try by centre by JW Jonker as he crossed the line in the 46th minute, which was converted by Van Wyk.

Van Wyk pulled back another penalty goal but Pumas skipper Corne Steenkamp went over for another try to bring them closer to the Griquas score.

The Pumas fought back with two tries by replacement scrumhalf Rudi van der Nest but their fightback was not enough as Rose succeeded with two drop goals to extend the lead to 40-33.

Scorers:
Pumas:Tries: Coenie van Wyk, JW Jonker, Corne Steenkamp, Hendrik van der Nest (2). Conversions: Van Wyk, Tiaan Marx (3).
Griquas: Tries: Richard Lawson, Jean Stemmet (2), Dusty Noble, Barry Geel. Conversions: Earl Rose, Rudi Vogt (2). Penalties: Riaan Viljoen, Vogt (2). — Sapa

Subscribe to the M&G

Thanks for enjoying the Mail & Guardian, we’re proud of our 36 year history, throughout which we have delivered to readers the most important, unbiased stories in South Africa. Good journalism costs, though, and right from our very first edition we’ve relied on reader subscriptions to protect our independence.

Digital subscribers get access to all of our award-winning journalism, including premium features, as well as exclusive events, newsletters, webinars and the cryptic crossword. Click here to find out how to join them and receive a 40% discount on our annual rate..

Related stories

Advertising

Subscribers only

NW Premier Mokgoro ‘meddles’ in contentious R1.5m HOD appointment

Provincial HOD hired despite implication in ‘jobs-for-pals’ probe involving former minister Faith Muthambi

Wild garlic harvesters back in court

Healers say the plant is part of their heritage, but officials counter that it is a protected species

More top stories

New Covid-19 variant in South Africa ‘of concern at a...

The Covid-19 B.1.617 variant, first detected in India, is now listed as one of concern, but the World Health Organisation says it does not doubt the efficacy of global vaccines

Your guide to side effects: What you can expect after...

Soon, South Africa will start with its mass vaccine roll-out. We take a look at what to expect when you get vaccinated.

Travel ban could return after more Covid-19 variants are found...

The government is to decide whether travel restrictions will be implemented after variants originally from India and the UK were detected in South Africa.

Drop in child vaccinations a danger

There are fears of a resurgence in preventable childhood diseases in the face of poor immunisation data
Advertising

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…
×