FULL-TIME: GRIQUAS 40-45 BLUE BULLS. The Blue Bulls hold on to win the game by five points and the home team will receive a bonus point. What a game and thank you for joining us.
Griquas feed a scrum 10 metres from the Blue Bulls line, but the Blue Bulls eventually come away with it.
Griquas win a penalty after the Blue Bulls fail to roll away and they find touch. They secure the line-out and go wide.
The conversion is missed by Swarts and we have a five point game with four minutes to go.
TRY, GRIQUAS, COERTZEN! 40-45: After waves of attacking from the home team AJ Coertzen scores the 13th try of the game and well deserved for Griquas.
NO TRY! Griquas secure another penalty after the line-out and this time they take a quick tap. They string together seven phases before they score, but the TMO rules that there was obstruction in the build-up to the try.
Griquas win an offside penalty in their own 22 and Andre Swarts finds a very good touch.
The conversion is missed by Libbok.
TRY, BLUE BULLS, VAN ZYL! 35-45: The Blue Bulls go Cost to Coast after the restart, as Ivan van Zyl sprints home to score after a good offload from Duncan Matthews. He has done well since he came on.
CONVERSION, BLUE BULLS, LIBBOK! 35-40: Libbok adds the extras.
TRY, BLUE BULLS, VENTER! 35-38: The Blue Bulls secure the line-out and Ivan van Zyl sends a loft-pass to Venter, who scores after running neatly into space!
The Blue Bulls secure an offside penalty and again Libbok finds touch. It is Griquas who are now making the mistakes and conceding penalties.
The Blue Bulls are gaining momentum again, as they secure a powerful scrum penalty. Libbok finds touch.
TRY, BLUE BULLS, MARUTLULLE! 35-33: Edgar Marutlulle scores after yet another driving maul from the Blue Bulls. That followed another penalty for the Blue Bulls and a YELLOW CARD to Pieter Jansen van Vuren of Griquas.
The Blue Bulls win an offside penalty and Libbok finds a good touch.
CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 35-28: George Whitehead extends the lead as Duncan Matthews returns.
TRY, GRIQUAS, SWARTS! 33-28: Once again the move starts with Arendse. After more Griquas pressure and the extra two men advantage, Andre Swarts scores his second try!
YELLOW CARD, BLUE BULLS, VISAGIE! 28-28: Jaco Visagie is sin-binned for an early tackle. Silly from the Blue Bulls.
CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 28-28: George Whitehead slots the kick and we are all square again.
TRY, GRIQUAS, BREDENKAMP! 26-28: Great work by Ederies Arendse with a chip and charge. He regathers the ball and Bredenkamp then scores after six brilliant Griquas phases.
The Blue Bulls secure a scrum penalty following a few resets, but Libbok fails to find touch and Griquas clear.
It will be an important first 10 minutes of the second half while Duncan Matthews is off the field.
Kick-off! We are back underway here in Kimberley.
PENALTY TRY, GRIQUAS! 21-28: Griquas are awarded a penalty try and rightly so. The Blue Bulls have given away five penalties in a row now and Duncan Matthews is YELLOW CARDED as a result.
HALF-TIME: GRIQUAS 21-28 BLUE BULLS. The Bulls take a slender lead into the break. At one stage they had a 21 point lead, but their discipline has led them down in the last 15 minutes.
Libbok intercepts the ball inside the Griquas half and somehow Griquas regain possession. Lucky!
CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 14-28: George Whitehead adds the extras and the gap is now 14 points.
TRY, GRIQUAS, SWARTS! 12-28: After the quick tap and four phases later, Andre Swarts scores! The TMO was happy with the grounding.
We have a few resets at this five metre scrum before Griquas secure a penalty and they take a quick tap.
Griquas secure the scrum and drive forward. They secure another penalty for not rolling away.This time they opt for a scrum.
Griquas secure a penalty after a dangerous tackle and they find touch five metres from the Blue Bulls line.
We have a period of play where both teams are guilty of some unforced handling errors.
CONVERSION, BLUE BULLS, LIBBOK! 7-28: Libbok adds the extras.
TRY, BLUE BULLS, JT JACKSON! 7-26: It is raining tries here. Following an interception by Duncan Matthews in his own half the ball finds JT Jackson and he scores!
CONVERSION, BLUE BULLS, LIBBOK! 7-21: Libbok makes no mistake with another conversion.
TRY, BLUE BULLS, VISAGIE! 7-19: The Blue Bulls drive after another good line-out and Jaco Visagie forces his way over for a five-pointer. It was not the prettiest try but they all count.
CONVERSION, BLUE BULLS, LIBBOK! 7-14: Libbok makes no mistake with the conversion.
TRY, BLUE BULLS, NAUDE! The Blue Bulls secure the line-out and JT Jackson takes it over the advantage line to send Franco Naude away for a good team try!
We have a few resets at the scrum and then the Blue Bulls secure a penalty for illegal binding. Libbok finds touch.
After a clash of heads Trevor Nyakane is replaced for the Blue Bulls by Dayan van der Westhuizen.
CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 7-7: George Whitehead adds the extras and the scores are level again.
TRY, GRIQUAS, OOSTHUIZEN! 5-7: After a great break down the middle from Arendse the Blue Bulls feed a line-out five metres from their own line. Griquas steal the line-out and Nicolaas Oosthuizen scores! Great work!
The Blue Bulls secure another line-out and then knock the ball forward in the tackle. What a mess!
Griquas are penalised for being offside and the Blue Bulls find a good touch. The Blue Bulls then win another penalty following the line-out.
Good handling was instrumental in that Blue Bulls try, but they now make a mistake and concede a scrum. The Blue Bulls then win a free-kick at the scrum and opt for another scrum.
CONVERSION, BLUE BULLS, LIBBOK! 0-7: A great start for the Blue Bulls and Libbok adds the extras.
TRY, BLUE BULLS, WARNER! 0-5: The Bulls string together nine phases following the scrum and after being involved three times in the move, Warner scores!
Griquas mess it up with an accidental offside and the Blue Bulls feed a scrum on the halfway line.
Griquas win the first scrum penalty and they find a useful touch.
The Blue Bulls pack gain the early territorial advantage but then great work from Griquas, who turn it over.
Kick-off! We are underway here in a cold and windy Kimberley.
Welcome to Tafel Lager Park for this Currie Cup Premier Division clash between Griquas and the Blue Bulls.
The Bulls are currently in fourth position on the log, while Griquas languish at the bottom.
Team Griquas: 15 AJ Coertzen, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Kyle Steyn (c), 12 Andrew Swarts, 11 Enver Brandt, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Christiaan Meyer, 8 Conway Pretorius, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Eital Bredenkamp, 5 Pieter Jansen van Vuren, 4 Sintu Manjezi, 3 Nicolaas Oosthuizen, 2 Khwezi Mkhafu, 1 Devon Martinus. Replacements: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Ruan Kamer, 18 Wandile Putuma, 19 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 20 Zak Burger, 21 Christopher Bosch, 22 Tythan Adams.
Franco Naude replaces Johnny Kotze at outside centre for the Blue Bulls, while Duncan Matthews replaces Jamba Ulengo on the wing. In the front-row Nic de Jager replaces Jano Venter, who shifts to the bench.
Team Blue Bulls: 15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Franco Naude, 12 JT Jackson, 11 Duncan Matthews, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (c), 7 Nic de Jager, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Eli Snyman, 4 Hendré Stassen, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Matthys Basson. Replacements: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 18 Ruan Nortje, 19 Jano Venter, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Tinus de Beer, 22 Dylan Sage.
Our referee is Egon Seconds. He will be assisted by Jaco Kotze and Nico Schmahl. The TMO is JJ Wagner.
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