Pietersen makes big impact

2014-02-01 10:02
JP Pietersen (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok wing JP Pietersen made a big impact when he came on as a substitute for the Panasonic Wild Knights in their Japanese league semi-final on Saturday.

Panasonic thrashed the Toshiba Brave Lupus 55-15 to book their spot in the final.

According to the SA Rugbymag website, Pietersen had not been on the field for long when he gathered a kick just behind the Toshiba 10m line in the 54th minute. He evaded one defender and then brushed off another two before being brought down inside the 22. The ball went wide and Panasonic scored in the left corner.

The former Sharks wing was also instrumental in the try that saw his team reach the 50-point mark.

Ex-Wallabies back Berrick Barnes produced a good goal-kicking display for Panasonic and controlled the game well.

On Sunday, a bigger South African contingent is involved when the Kobe Kobelco Steelers host Suntory Sungoliath.

Flyhalf Peter Grant, centre Jaque Fourie and lock Andries Bekker play for the Steelers, while Fourie du Preez is Suntory's scrumhalf.

The game kicks off at 06:55 (SA time) and will be broadcast live on SuperSport 1 and HD1.

Read more on:    jp pietersen  |  rugby


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs

After 4 rounds of this year's Absa Currie Cup, who's your favourite for the title?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.