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WP show grit to edge Griquas

2013-09-20 21:23

Cape Town - Western Province were made to fight all the way for their hard-earned 19-13 win over Griquas in a Currie Cup clash at a chilly and wet Newlands on Friday evening.

WP were forced to make pre-match changes to their match-day squad after flank Rynhardt Elstadt picked up a shoulder injury at Thursday’s training session at Newlands.

WP under-21 skipper Rayn Smid was promoted from the substitutes’ bench into the run-on XV.

Despite the soggy underfoot conditions, WP ran the ball at every opportunity in the opening 20 minutes, but were thwarted short of the Griquas tryline.

WP Flyhalf Kurt Coleman slotted two penalties and Francois Brummer struck added one for the visitors, before Griquas scored against the run of play through Nico Scheepers' try, which he converted himself, after the WP defence were unable to gather a grubber kick.

The hosts' Gerhard van den Heever was yellow-carded six minutes ahead of the break by referee Lourens van der Merwe, who adjudged the winger to have thrown a punch as he was tackled by the Griquas defence.

WP tried to repair the damage by continuing to run hard with ball-in-hand, but were forced to retreat to the change rooms trailing 10-6.

The 14-man WP resumed play with an even greater sense of urgency when the second half got under way, regaining the lead by the 49th minute.

First Coleman fired over a penalty and then scrumhalf Nic Groom darted in for WP’s first try of the night.

Coleman’s conversion gave WP a 16-10 lead.

As the match approached the hour mark, the heavens opened at Newlands, ensuring a tight finish that would be contested by the forwards.

Griquas were awarded two penalties in quick succession in the WP area, but only succeeded with one goal, when fullback Gouws Prinsloo was on target and brought the visitors within three at 16-13.

WP responded with series of attacks in the Griquas’ 22-metre area.

With 12 minutes to go, Griquas' cover defence twice pushed WP out at the corner flags and held on to keep themselves in the game.

WP substitute flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis stroked over a penalty shortly before the final whistle to wrap-up the scoring, edging Griquas 19-13, to remain unbeaten in the competition.

Scorers:

WP:

Try: Nic Groom

Conversion: Kurt Coleman

Penalties: Kurt Coleman (3), Demetri Catrakilis

Griquas:

Try: Nico Scheepers

Conversion: Nico Scheepers

Penalties: Francois Brummer, Gouws Prinsloo

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Comments
  • Sean Bagley - 2013-09-20 21:30

    That's right Sports24 TRUE GRIT... Heerlikheid Province almighty scare there near the end.You plonkers were just not switched on today right from the damn kick-off.Better showing in the 2nd half,but still bloody nervous last few minutes. We beat them by 1 in Kimberley and today was always gonna be a slow,low scoring game.Almost did it there in the end Kwas,but it was not be.That mo3rse Veldsman was kuk all through the game,and that Kwas captain found that so right in the end. Every week now Province has to play with only 14 men at some point in the game.And if you gonna slow the bloody replays down,then it looks like Gerhard was "throwing a punch" in the face.Leave bloody slow motion replays for try scoring and attempted foul play for real time. Nizeem Carr jou d@@s.The jury is still very much out on you buddy.Far too many handling errors.Still can't see why Veldsman will blow for a knock-on when a Kwas player is trying to rip the ball out of Gerhard's hands. Important to get the win Province and get to the Semi's.And for some you newbies,now you know why the Kwas are such a irritating team to play against.

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 21:39

      And you just proved why you the most irritating wannabe blogger on wp24

      Lean Sadie - 2013-09-20 21:40

      Did you watch the same game? Sure don't look that way

      Bryan Nicholson - 2013-09-20 21:41

      To long did not read.... Get to the point quicker man.

      Buksie Botha - 2013-09-20 21:41

      Sean journalist wannabe gaan slaap jy praat weer hopeloos teveel kk

      Sean Bagley - 2013-09-20 21:42

      Be nice Brute,you lower than Kwas on the log.

      Lean Sadie - 2013-09-20 21:45

      Actually Brutus I'm pretty sure u and fake doc have that honor

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 21:51

      Lean mince, waar kruip jy uit, het jy al jou sex change gehad?

      Sean Bagley - 2013-09-20 21:59

      Bipolar kontkop Brutus and gomg@t Kuksie eet daai suur druiwe suurknolle.

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 22:05

      Yo yo yo bagley, jy kan maar vuil praat jong, wonder of lean mince ook gaan vra as jy n saffa is sodat sy kan skaam vir jou

  • Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 21:32

    Verspot man! Absolute klug hoe die refs cheat. Wat 'n skande.

      Lean Sadie - 2013-09-20 21:35

      Agreed he tried everything to help laws win, and that didn't even help

      Lean Sadie - 2013-09-20 21:37

      Kwas*

      Philip Vermeulen - 2013-09-20 21:44

      Ou FAKE nurse, dit laat my baie aan jou geboorte dink! Jou ou naatgat!!! GO LIONS!!! Trap die koeie!!!!

      Sean Bagley - 2013-09-20 21:51

      Lean Glad to have to back on here.It's been a long while right?

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 21:55

      Zzzzzzzzzzz

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 21:58

      Doc, lean mince is terug, net sy kan meer irriterend wees as haar boyfriend bagley diesel glug glug glug he he he

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 22:15

      Luister ou Philip, ek is 'n ortopeed, so ek maak heeldag gebreekte bene reg. Pasop dat jy nou nie een van my pasiente word nie ou grote.

      Jaco Vanstaden - 2013-09-20 22:31

      en jy is met n pishoring gemaak

      Jaco Vanstaden - 2013-09-20 22:44

      Ek is seker jy het verkeerd getik. Dit moes lees: Luister ou Philip, ek is 'n pateet, so ek suig heeldag gebreekte spene reg.

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:33

      Wow Jaco, jy's 'n ster hoor. Stand up?

      Cliff Bradley - 2013-09-21 07:27

      Honourable Doctyson : Stem saam met jou , hy het regtig prober laat die Griquas wen , en op die ander saak , ou Fake Ortopeed , pasop dat ek jou nie een van jou eie pasiente maak !!!!

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-21 16:56

      Says the Addington nursing student! bwa ha ha ha ha

  • Vark Nek - 2013-09-20 21:46

    Strange game plan. As expected, Province's light-weight ballerinas' hopping about, got them nowhere in the wet. They did look a bit better when Ruan Pienaar, I mean Can't-Decide-What-To-Do Groom, was replaced.

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-21 02:28

      Gaydrian, thought you did not understand Afrikaans?

  • Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 21:49

    Wat n klug, vd heever kry net n geel kaart vir n blatante vuishou, griekwas wen losballe maar word gestraf, griekwa scrummy kan nie bal pass op aanval nie want wp man dans in sy pad rond, wp manne scrum voor die tyd, wp manne speel griekwa manne van die bal af sodat hulle nie kan kompeteer vir die bal nie, obstruksie, van die kante af, en dan duik midget kolby soos n spaanse sokker speler om n strafskop vir n trip te claim, n dadelike geel kaart, en liewe hemel, Kobus " koffie sak" Wiese laat stransky soos n bulls supporter klink. Nee wat, weereens kom wp met moord weg. En hoe dan nou, n paar reen druppels en gaylands is leeg?

      Lean Sadie - 2013-09-20 21:56

      Now we know you don't know rugby, was this the first game u ever watched?

      Hunter Thompson - 2013-09-20 22:04

      Hey Brutus, how are the Bulls doing? Stop criticizing a WINNING team. Eat $h!t, loser.

      Brendan Keith Shaw - 2013-09-20 22:04

      Geez brutus you feel better now? Must your mommy get you a tissue? Sob ! Sob !

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 22:08

      Janee, en die supporters kan maar net nie daai wp brille afhaal nie.

      Hans Oosthuizen - 2013-09-20 22:19

      Hy huil omdat die bulle nou amptelik onder aan die log is. Griekwas het daai bonuspunt verdien.

      Sean Bagley - 2013-09-20 23:21

      Ridiclous how nothing was done about that Griekwas player who hit a WP player with his elbow in the face towards the end there when they were camping on Province tryline and still the TMO did f0kall about that. Kwas are far too emotional in this competition and they always trying to win a match in the dying seconds of the game.

      Binne Goed - 2013-09-21 04:40

      Dis d-dag vir die flou nulle.

      Johan Theron - 2013-09-21 08:14

      Was jou TV onderstebo? Van watter " game " praat jy? Waar lê jou span nou weer op die log?

      Jacob Maermerrie - 2013-09-21 10:17

      Hoe gouer hierdie kamera-storie vir allerhande twak gestaak word hoe beter! Die TMO het seker swak sig en nog swakker insig in menslike bewegings__die man hardloop teen ongeveer 8 meter per sekonde en hy kan 'n akkurate " vuishou " plant!? Absoluut fenomenaal!! En aan hierdie Brutus- karakter__kom kuier vir my laat ek aan hou verduidelik en demonstreer wat 'n " vuishou " is!!

      Pierre Nel - 2013-09-21 10:23

      Brutus jy skree seker vir die kalfies !die leeus gaan julle trap soos ons julle laas naweek vermorsel het met net 14 man en nogsteeds gaan julle onder op die log bly siestog jou arme suurgat!!

  • Ronnie Atwell - 2013-09-20 21:53

    Another nerve racking, inept, erroror ridden, clumsy scrape home win by my team. Well done GWK > 1 penalty & you would have embarrresd our so~called star studded backline, who can run, yes, but catch a ball???????

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 21:57

      Star studded, you mean midget gang?

      Lean Sadie - 2013-09-20 21:58

      To be fair they're tackled very well. Sure wp made mistakes but so did they. At the end defense was good, and only difference was a few kicks.

      Lean Sadie - 2013-09-20 22:01

      I give up with auto correct, ugh. It still makes more sense than anything Brutus has to say. Oh wait all he can do is name calling. Grats friend we are proud of u

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 22:09

      Lean mince, is die pad te ingewikkeld vir jou of wat?

      Johan Theron - 2013-09-21 08:18

      @ Brutus : Get a few "midgets" for your team and maybe you won`t be LAST on the log! Only guy in your team playing well, is "midget " Cleyton Blommetjies!

  • Eerman van Zyl - 2013-09-20 22:00

    Go Wp! Geweet die bulle gaan weer kommentaar te lewer hê. Respek aan die Griekwas wat nooit opgee nie. Moenie sleg voel nie bulle, julle verdien darem 1.6 ligapunte per wedstryd. Sterke vir julle

      Lean Sadie - 2013-09-20 22:03

      Griekwas did so better than bulls and away from home. But we already knew that didn't we

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 22:11

      Kyk man, ons almal weet die bulle is kuk, so gaan maar aan oor hulle, dit loop soos water van my rug af. Tipies wp, wil kommentaar gee oor ander spanne, nou tjank julle as julle terug kry

      Pierre Nel - 2013-09-21 10:32

      Eerman die bulle kan dit nie hanteer dat hulle amper in elke game sover hulle asses sien nie,ek ken nog n paar wat se bekke so groot is soos jonny/brutus sin hulle kan WP (letwel die manne) k*kbyt maar kan geen houe vat nie hulle is net n klop hasbeens!!

      Eerman van Zyl - 2013-09-21 11:41

      Johnny weereens bring jy niks na die forum toe nie. Geluk aan die bulle met hul 3 superbekers maar ons speel nou curriebeker ou vriend. En terloops,hoeveel curriebekers het julle al gewen?

  • Ronnie Atwell - 2013-09-20 22:04

    Hi Lean thnx for reply ~ yes our guys did tackle well ~ but one knock on after thw other, lets call a spadw z spade. Hi Brutus i did say "So called".....

  • Ronnie Atwell - 2013-09-20 22:11

    Hey guys sorry for the spelling errors ~ so who am i to point a finger at the wp errors hey ~ but then again i don't earn what they earn.

  • Goue Leeu - 2013-09-20 22:11

    What a bad display of rugby, I expected more from the defending champions, especially at home. Griquas should've won this one. WP sucked. End of story

      Pierre Nel - 2013-09-21 10:09

      Konsentreer julle net op julle game en wen die bulle ons het kla ons game gewen!!

  • Ronnie Atwell - 2013-09-20 22:21

    Hi again Brutus ~ watter span ondersteun jy. Enjoy the comments.

      Brutus Mcgreggor - 2013-09-20 22:29

      Bulls tjom, net die pievreter Pienaar coach van hulle nie

  • Gerhardus Windpomp - 2013-09-20 22:35

    WP midgets

      Goue Leeu - 2013-09-20 22:46

      Wha ha ha ha !!! Dit en die feit dat Isak Visser n POEPHOL is gaan saam soos onderbroek en boude !!!

      Hans Oosthuizen - 2013-09-20 22:57

      Kom ek maak jou sinnetjie klaar Gerhardus.... ''WP midgets le nou 5 punte voor die Sharks bo aan die log waar die Leeus 4de en die Bulle laaste is''. Plesier....

      Lean Sadie - 2013-09-20 22:58

      Is that suppose to be funny? I don't get it!

  • Ronnie Atwell - 2013-09-20 23:04

    Brutus soos ek die Bulls ken sal hulle weer opstaan. Praat van Coaches ? Kyk waarmee sukkel my span al vir jaare.... Groete. Ek bly maar 'n WP man maar hoop altyd dat al ons spanne goeie spelers opdus. Lekka naweek en sort nou more daai Goue goed uit....

  • Jammies Jamneck - 2013-09-20 23:18

    Wp your relied to much on your line breaker....Griquas julle balweg skoppery kos jully to die game....bulle volg jully more na die excit...

      Blou Bloed - 2013-09-21 00:03

      I have no idea what you just said!

  • Binne Goed - 2013-09-21 04:34

    Province trying their best to lose the game. Once again p..s..d off with the handling of substitutes. Our coaches really do not have a clue when it comes to this. There we had a WP scrum scrumming the opposition into the ground and what does the coach do...replace the front-rower with a Brock Harris who immediately concedes two penalties at scrum time and only after a number of scrums manage to regain dominance again. Why they have to replace a player when things are going well, is one thing I will never understand...and how many games have been lost because of this?

      Eugene Blommetjies - 2013-09-21 10:13

      This is the second week in a row that the coach had the same game plan in substitutions. Taz and Pat seems to be AC's patsys and their changes are predetermined.

      Flippie Dee - 2013-09-21 10:20

      couldn't agree more!!

  • Gary Doyle - 2013-09-21 06:03

    With a few exceptions, most of the games have been fairly tightly contested in this currie cup so far but the quality has been pretty average. Looks like varsity cup is becoming SA's best domestic rugby competition to watch. Hope the games pick up a notch today!

  • Bloubloed Bul - 2013-09-21 07:11

    Nie die mooiste game gewees nie, maar die omstandighede was nou ook nie mooi nie. Dit was bitter koud en en sopnat. WP bly op koers en hul sal beslis in die final wees. Griekwas het n baie waardevolle bonuspunt, maar het balle heeltemal onnodig geskop. Lyk vir my Pine Pienaar het n invloed daar.

  • Mike Hahn - 2013-09-21 07:32

    Time to get a REAL back line coach. One of the fastest back lines and they cannot score tries. Coetzee, please get Carel and Michael du Plessis in to add ideas and creativity! As for The ref, he allowed to much negativity from Griquas as well. Also, he needs to speak properly to the players. If he wants respect from them, it needs to be mutual. Poor display generally.

  • Alex Richards - 2013-09-21 08:22

    I would not throw a punch with the back of my wrist! Next het a boxing ref to judge punches?

  • Happy Skye - 2013-09-21 08:34

    Mike I agree with your assessment on a new backline coach, and also I was furious with the ref as he thought he was the lead actor in some high school play. Guys quotas are here to stay, whether we like them or not, and most people on here are true rugby fans and not out looking to offend or abuse people. We are very lucky in the Western Cape as we have really good rugby players of all colours and I think we need to get behind them and stop being so negative. I also wish News24 would block these hate seekers as they do not deserve to be allowed to post any comments here as they are not true South African’s and that includes all the NZ supporters like Cape Maori. It is because of people like them that race is used as an issue here, so please News24 block these sad pathetic imbeciles.

  • Bradley September - 2013-09-21 09:12

    man of the match - Lourens van der Merwe....... f***en d**s

  • Binne Goed - 2013-09-21 09:13

    BTW, hierdie TMO beslissings raak nou belaglik. Ek reken 50% van all kontaksituasies kan gevaarlik lyk as jy regtig wil he dit moet gevaarlik lyk . Ons kry nou elke wedstryd geelkaarte left right and centre. FFS, rugby is 'n kontaksport.

  • Robert Reeve - 2013-09-21 09:28

    An entertaining and exciting match - great defence from Griquas.

  • Flippie Dee - 2013-09-21 10:18

    The yellow card Van Den Heever received shouldn't have been given....no intention to punch the Griqua player..if it was intentional,then yes by no means...scrappy win,but in that type of conditions it was any teams win on the day...great fighting spirit by the WP guys!!

  • Eugene Blommetjies - 2013-09-21 10:49

    The WP ballerinas have not lost a game yet. That's a fact! To all the consistent critiques I have the following to say: 1.It cannot be because WP is not multiracial - last night they fielded a well balanced team. 2. Size is not the only factor in being victorious - ask Breyton Paulse. 3. They are not boring or one-dimensional - anyone can beat them and they can beat anyone - fact is they are seldom beaten. 4. They don't have a lot of trophy's - they do have a lot of victories. 5. To end it all, they have a real mountain and two oceans in their backyard to inspire them. With all that, who needs your criticism?

      a.K.a.Jockey - 2013-09-21 16:19

      Well said Eugene....honestly I think all the critics are just jealous and wishing that their team was in Provinces' position..namely an unbeaten side with a lot of victories.

  • Jean Rossouw - 2013-09-21 13:44

    Omkant....omkant en weer omkant..... geen voordeel. ne mnr Ref. Wie Pie Julle was weer lucky!

      Binne Goed - 2013-09-21 14:19

      Onkant , jou clown

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