Plumtree: Griquas a big threat

2012-10-08 22:16

Cape Town - The Sharks will top the Currie Cup standings if they beat Griquas at home this weekend, but coach John Plumtree has warned that it won't be easy.

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The men from Durban currently lead the competition with 30 log points, two ahead of the second-placed Golden Lions and victory on Saturday will assure them of a home final should they win their semi-final.

But the Sharks coach is wary, especially as Griquas also have a lot to play for. The men from Kimberley are currently in fourth position and they'll want to stay inside the four semi-final positions and also avoid the dreaded promotion-relegation game for the team that finishes last.

Griquas beat the Sharks 22-15 in Kimberley a month ago and Plumtree warned his side that Pote Human's men will take confidence from that game into the clash at Kings Park.

“We have an opportunity now and we need to try and match our performance in Bloemfontein (they beat Free State 37-30 last week) against Griquas this Friday," he told the Sharks website.

"They have pretty much beaten every fancied side in the competition and they’ll back themselves coming to Durban.

“They have their own ambitions as well and it’s going to be one of those really tough games. We have to make sure that we play very well, it doesn’t matter that it’s at home, they’ll come with a tough attitude.”

The clash at Kings Park kicks off at 19:10 on Saturday.


  • gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-10-08 22:30

    Moenie worrie nie. Go sharks.

  • Adeeb Saban - 2012-10-08 22:44

    Grikwas have no chance

  • - 2012-10-09 06:14

    So when is John Plumtree taking that time off that he promised us?

      ron.rielander - 2012-10-09 09:54

      Been there done that and back already dude

  • bertie.naude.35 - 2012-10-09 08:27

    Sharks mite be to strong, but Griekwas must get at least a bonus point to pass WP. Go Griekwas!!!

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-09 09:49

      Many people will be quiet should WP and the Bulls fall out this weekend, it can happen.

  • nicusb - 2012-10-09 08:31

    The game is on Friday, not Saturday

  • brian.matthee - 2012-10-09 08:32

    Never under estimate any side in this Currie Cup competition. Griekwas beat many a side this year and should be proud of what they have achived anyway. As a Shark supporter I am looking forward to the match and I hope the boys do well. Go Sharks!! Will be great to see the team drink Champers from the Currie Cup on the evening of the 27th.

  • brian.matthee - 2012-10-09 08:46

    For someone that use exclamation marks and capital letters in every sentence you have an incredible amount of nothing to say about everything @visser.isak. The man's name is Ryan Kankowski. Sharks regards.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-09 09:51

    Friday, don't arrive 1 day late. This reminds me of a client that came 2 weeks late for his appointment!

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-10-09 10:23

    Maych is on Friday not Saturday.

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-10-09 10:25

    Plum will integrate returning boks with the current team to give us one hellava team. unfortunately some players will not even make the bench

  • Barry - 2012-10-09 12:27

    Should be a great game. If the boks are integrated will nice to see Lambie play more than 5 minutes!

  • SirFGrumpy - 2012-10-09 13:25

    Game kicks off at 19:10 on Friday!

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