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Griquas reach cup final

2012-05-11 17:19

Kimberley - Griquas secured a home final as they beat the Blue Bulls 30-17 in their Vodacom Cup semi-final on Friday.

The hosts ran in four tries to set up a final against either Western Province or the Pumas who play their penultimate-round playoff on Saturday.

The visitors dominated territory and possession in the first half but Griquas made far better use of their limited chances.

The home side held the upper hand in the scrums while their defensive effort helped to stymie much of the Blue Bulls' attacking ambitions.

Griquas' opening try was a masterful effort as scrumhalf Jacques Coetzee broke on the Bulls' 10-metre line before off-loading to lock Ligtoring Landman, who fed eighthman Leon Karemaker to outstrip the cover defence and score.

Flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff added a penalty before Griquas extended their lead to 15-0 after 25 minutes when right wing Rocco Jansen charged down a kick from Blue Bulls fullback Ulrich Beyers before following up to dive on the bouncing ball in the in-goal area. Boshoff kicked the conversion.

The visitors, who had 59 percent possession and 76 percent territory in the first half, threw everything they had into attack and turned down four kickable penalties in their search for tries.

Their enterprise was finally rewarded in the dying minutes of the opening period when right wing Sampie Mastriet dived over in the left-hand corner for an unconverted try.

Griquas continued on their merry way in the second half and, 12 minutes after the restart, fullback Francois Brummer scored a converted try after a wonderful off-load from Boshoff.

The Blue Bulls, however, refused to surrender and a two-try blitz from the visitors narrowed the gap to five points after 63 minutes.

Inside centre Jan Serfontein scored a superb individual try when he danced his way past three defenders, while replacement lock Daniel Adongo dived over to dot down after the Blue Bulls had taken the ball through 19 phases.

Griquas made sure of the victory when replacement back Jean Stemmet rounded off a move that Brummer had started deep in his own half.

Boshoff kicked another penalty, for good measure, on the stroke of full-time.

Scorers: Griquas: Tries: Leon Karemaker, Rocco Jansen, Francois Brummer, Jean Stemmet. Conversions: Marnitz Boshoff (2). Penalties: Boshoff (2).

Blue Bulls: Tries: Sampie Mastriet, Jan Serfontein, Daniel Adongo. Conversion: Tony Jantjies.

SAPA

Comments
  • marinus.botha - 2012-05-11 17:24

    Nou die Pou Blou!!! Wen die beker Griekwas!!!

  • Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-05-11 17:28

    Congrats Griquas, well deserved - you have my support. Sorry my BB team... next year

      Melt - 2012-05-11 18:09

      @Rene, Baie geluk aan die Griekwas .... sorry Bulls. Sorry girl........ vl jaar weer. Kom ons kyk wat maak die WP more. Die Pumas is n goeie span maar hopenlik gaan die WP een te veel vir hulle wees. Gesels more aand die tyd weer.

      Koos - 2012-05-12 03:40

      Welgedaan Griekwas. Jammer Bulle. Waar is die Queens? Bloubul groete!

  • BlouTokolos - 2012-05-11 17:34

    Good for you Griquas... I hope you play a certain team down south in the final and MURDER them! We are too busy with the S15 to really concentrate on high school leagues. You guys go do it for us. GO GRIQUAS!!!

      BlouTokolos - 2012-05-11 17:34

      Oh... and before I forget my manners... GO PUMAS!!!

      Robsschele - 2012-05-11 21:04

      Ja-nee. Die Stormers is seker nie in die S15 nie..

      BlouTokolos - 2012-05-11 21:42

      Robsschele... Stompies is daar maar ook nie meer vir lank nie. Julle moet maar eerder meer op die domestic kompetisies volgende jaar konsentreer. S15 is nou maar net nie vir julle nie. Hoop nie jull choke ook in i VC soos wat julle in die S15 gaan choke nie. Go Pumas!!! Go Griekwas!!!

  • Arthur - 2012-05-11 17:48

    Can someone explain how the play offs in vodacom cup works, why is it if WP wins then the final is in kimberly when Wp has more points?

      Bootman - 2012-05-11 17:54

      Alternates between north and south. Last year the pampas played the final on their "home ground" and they were in the south section.

      Pieter - 2012-05-11 18:12

      Dis 'n stupid ruling!! WP nog nie een game vanjaar verloor nie....gaan ook nie!!!

      BlousteBlou - 2012-05-12 14:35

      Pieter, het jy gesien dat toe Noord teen Suid speel het 3 van die noordelike spanne deurgegaan. Slegs die WP (wat dus heel seisoen maklike games teen swakker spanne gehad het en bo geƫindig het) het deurgegaan nadat hulle nr 4 op die Noordelike groep gespeel het. Verder is 2 van die noordelike spanne se superspanne op toer - en dus 8 vodacomspan-manne saam (nr 23 - 30). Die Bulle moes nog 'n extra 2 hierdie week ook opstuur. Kla nie, want Vodacom Cup word gebruik om ons Superspan te support, maar jy moet darem bietjie meer ingelig wees

  • margo.george.18 - 2012-05-12 13:52

    Die Kings sal moet gebruik maak van die spelers as hulle kompeternd wil wees in superrugby

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