Currie Cup

Griquas happy after win

2014-10-05 11:42
Hawies Fourie (Gallo Images)

Kimberley - Griquas coach Hawies Fourie is a happy man after his charges beat the Eastern Province Kings 45-25 in their bottom of the log Currie Cup encounter at GWK Park in Kimberley on Saturday afternoon.

Still second from the bottom on the overall points log, the Kimberley based outfit would now put their hopes on the very same side they beat in the City of Diamonds to beat the Pumas next weekend and in doing so help them keep their spot in the Premier Division of the competition.

Currently on 16 points, Griquas faced a tough outing against the Bulls next weekend in Pretoria, but if they managed to beat the Pretoria based side and the Kings by some sort of miracle beat the Pumas, who are currently on 19 points, chances were good that they would finish the round robin stage among the top six sides.

"We are very happy with the result. We knew it was going to be difficult against the Kings as they still have to prove a point, but in the end we did well," Fourie said.

"We also rounded off our attacks, something that has been a problem at times this year."

Griquas led the first half 14-13 at the break and the coach admitted there were some harsh words at half-time for his side.

"We did not play well at all in the first 40 minutes. We kept on throwing the ball away and kept on letting them back into the game.

"We had a honest chat among ourselves at half-time and the guys came out all guns blazing.

"Next we travel to Pretoria for what is going to be a tough game against the Bulls. We need to finish strong and hopefully we can do so."

For the Kings, their performance echoed the poor season they've had thus far.

Not winning a single game and with only a single point on the log standings, Kings coach Carlos Spencer had little words to describe yet another dismal performance by his charges.

"It is just very disappointing. That is all that is left to say," Spencer said.

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