Pumas thump SWD Eagles

2013-07-27 20:27
Carl Bezuidenhout (Gallo Images)
Nelspruit - Frankie Herne and JW Bell scored two tries apiece to help the high-flying Pumas consolidate their position at the top of the Currie Cup First Division standings with a comprehensive 60-20 (half-time 22-13) victory over the SWD Eagles at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

According to the website, the hosts scored nine tries in total, including three in a final seven-minute burst, with flyhalf Carl Bezuidenhout landing 20 points on his own.

Victory ensured the Mpumalanga outfit made it five wins from five to move onto 22 log points, five clear of closest rivals the Leopards, while the Eagles stayed fourth.

The visitors had made the stronger start and they were in the contest for close to an hour.

An early penalty from fullback Justin van Staden put them ahead, before Herne crossed for his first try in the fifth minute.

But the Eagles were back ahead before the end of the first quarter when prop Roy Godfrey crossed for their first try.

Further scores by Bezuidenhout and flanker Herne helped the home team retake the lead, which had reached nine points by the interval.

The first points of the second half took over 10 minutes to arrive as big lock Giant Mtyanda went in for the Pumas.

However, a converted try by visiting winger Alshaun Bock cut the deficit to just seven and it remained that way until replacement hooker Vincent Koch broke free to score on the hour for the hosts, who then put the foot down in the final quarter.

Wing Bell crossed the whitewash for the first of his double four minutes later, before adding another in the 74th minute.

Number eight RW Kember and lock Eduan van der Walt then rubbed salt into the wound of the Eagles to cap a solid win.



Tries: Frankie Herne (2), Carl Bezuidenhout, Giant Mtyanda, Vincent Koch, JW Bell (2), RW Kember, Eduan van der Walt.

Conversions: Bezuidenhout (6).

Penalty: Bezuidenhout.

SWD Eagles:

Tries: Roy Godfrey, Alshaun Bock

Conversions: Justin van Staden (2)

Penalties: Justin van Staden (2).


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee remains defiant, saying he won't resign despite a shambolic two years at the helm. Your thoughts?

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.