Kimberley - Griquas remain in the fight for Currie Cup survival after beating the
Eastern Province Kings 45-25 in their match at GWK Park in Kimberley on
Griquas scored seven tries, and are still in
with a shout to finish the group stages among the top six sides and
keep their spot in next year's Premier Division.
well and came into points as soon as the fifth minute as flanker Marnus
Schoeman dotted down after some good pressure by the hosts. Fullback
Gouws Prinsloo converted, giving the Peacock Blues an early 7-0 lead.
Kings reduced the lead to just four points in the 14th minute as
flyhalf Gary van Aswegen kicked a penalty. Van Aswegen was again called
to action to kick a conversion as the Kings were awarded a penalty try
after Schoeman collapsed their driving maul.
That also left the
hosts with 14 men for ten minutes as Schoeman was yellow carded for what
was considered a professional foul. Van Aswegen kicked another penalty
in the 27th minute to stretch the Kings lead to six points.
after the half hour mark, Griquas regained the lead as turnover
possession led to a try for lock Hugo Kloppers. Prinsloo converted,
giving the Kimberley-based his side a one point lead going into the
In the second half, Kloppers scored his second of the afternoon and Prinsloo converted.
tries were to follow in quick succession. First hooker Martin
Bezuidenhout dotted down, before Schoeman got his second of the
afternoon and centre Jonathan Francke also got into the points as the
Kings were reduced to nothing more than defending.
Shane Gates did score an unconverted try later on, but it proved little
more than scant consolation. A try by Griquas winger PJ Vermeulen at
the death made the hosts' victory even more comprehensive.
Griquas 45 (14): Tries: Marnus Schoeman (2), Hugo Kloppers
(2), Martin Bezuidenhout, Jonathan Francke, PJ Vermeulen. Conversions:
Gouws Prinsloo (5).
EP Kings 25 (13): Tries: Penalty Try, Shane
Gates (2). Conversions: Gary van Aswegen, George Whitehead. Penalties:
Gary van Aswegen (2).Teams:
15. Gouws Prinsloo14. Danie Dames, 13. Johnathan Francke, 12. Wayne Stevens (captain), 11. PJ Vermeulen, 10. Dean Grant, 9. Tian Meyer, 8. Ruaan Lerm, 7. Carel Greeff, 6. Marnus Schoeman, 5. Jaco Nepgen, 4. Hugo Kloppers, 3. Maks van Dyk, 2. Martin Bezuidenhout, 1. Janro van Niekerk Substitutes: 16. Ryno Barnes, 17. Simon Westraadt, 18. Jonathan Adendorf, 19. RJ Liebenberg, 20. Dustin Jinka, 21. Ederies Arendse, 22. Jacquin Jansen
15. Siviwe Soyizwapi, 14. Ronnie Cooke, 13. Tim Whitehead, 12. Shane Gates, 11. Ntabeni Dukisa, 10. Gary van Aswegen, 9. Tobie Botes, 8. Tim Agaba, 7. Devin Oosthuizen, 6. Paul Schoeman, 5. Steven Cummins, 4. Cameron Lindsay, 3. CJ van der Linde, 2. Martin Ferreira, 1. Charles Marais
Substitutes: 16. Albé de Swardt, 17. Charl du Plessis, 18. Darron Nell/Steven Sykes, 19. Thembelani Bholi, 20. Kevin Luiters, 21. George Whitehead, 22. Scott van Breda