Currie Cup

Griquas stay in Currie Cup top flight

2017-10-27 23:09
Shaun McDonald on the charge... (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Griquas retained their Currie Cup Premier Division status after beating the Griffons in a promotion-relegation match in Kimberley on Friday night.

Wing Ederies Arendse scored a hat-trick as Griquas claimed a comprehensive 59-26 (half-time 26-14) win.

The result assured Griquas of top flight status in 2018, while the Griffons will remain in the First Division.

The men from Welkom have won the First Division two years running, but their heavy thumping on Friday night proved the gulf in class between the two divisions.

Griquas coach Peter Engledow said his team "did not play particularly well" despite the handsome winning margin.

"Set pieces are a massive concern for us," he was quoted as saying by AFP, referring to a number of scrums in which his forwards were forced to back-pedal.



Tries: Tertius Kruger, Ederies Arendse (3), AJ Coertzen, De Wet Kruger, Wendal Wehr, Tiaan Dorfling, Shaun McDonald
Conversions: George Whitehead (7)


Tries: Selvyn Davids (3), penalty try
Conversions: Jaun Kotze, Duan Pretorius.

Note: A penalty try is worth seven points



15 AJ Coertzen (captain), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Kyle Steyn, 12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Enver Brandt,  10 George Whitehead, 9 Renier Botha, 8 De Wet Kruger, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 FP Pelser, 4 Wandile Pupuma, 3 Stephan Kotzé, 2 Marius Fourie, 1 Liam Hendriks

Substitutes: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Louwrens Strydom, 18 Sintu Majezi, 19 Shaun McDonald, 20 Tiaan Dorfling, 21 Johnathan Francke, 22 Eric Zana


15 Selvyn Davids,14 Rodney Damons, 13 Joubert Engelbrecht, 12 Duan Pretorius, 11 Tertuis Maarman, 10 Jaun Kotzé, 9 Sherwin Cupido, 8 Codey Basson, 7 Vince Maruping, 6 Henko Greyling, 5 Neil Claassen, 4 Gavin Annandale, 3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Khwezi Mkhafu,1  Barend Potgieter

Substitutes: NA

Read more on:    griffons  |  griquas  |  currie cup  |  kimberley  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Friday, 17 August 2018
iCOLLEGE Pumas v Tafel Lager Griquas, Mbombela Stadium 17:00
Free State XV v Blue Bulls, Toyota Stadium 19:00
Friday, 24 August 2018
Xerox Golden Lions XV v Tafel Lager Griquas, Emirates Airline Park 19:00
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Cell C Sharks XV v Blue Bulls, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 15:00
Western Province v Free State XV, Cape Town 17:15
Friday, 31 August 2018
iCOLLEGE Pumas v Western Province, Mbombela Stadium 19:00
Saturday, 01 September 2018
Blue Bulls v Xerox Golden Lions XV, Loftus Versfeld 15:00
Free State XV v Cell C Sharks XV, Toyota Stadium 17:15
Friday, 07 September 2018
Cell C Sharks XV v iCOLLEGE Pumas, Jonsson Kings Park Stadium 19:00
Team P W PTS

Your thoughts on the Currie Cup being cut to a one-round tournament in 2018?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season has wrapped up. For all the season highlights - and lowlights - be sure to visit Sport24!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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