35 - 38
2017/10/07 | 14:00 |  Currie Cup Premier Division | Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit |  Full Time
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Pumas Griquas
  • 2' Willie Engelbrecht
    12' Willie Engelbrecht
    22' Marko Janse van Rensburg
    26' Hennie Skorbinski
    54' Frankie Herne
    5 Tries 5 35' Wendal Wehr
    41' De Wet Kruger
    47' Kyle Steyn
    56' Ederies Arendse
    75' De Wet Kruger
  • 3' Kobus Marais
    13' Kobus Marais
    23' Kobus Marais
    27' Kobus Marais
    55' Kobus Marais
    5 Conversions 5 36' George Whitehead
    42' George Whitehead
    48' George Whitehead
    57' George Whitehead
    75' Andre Swarts
  • 0 Penalties 1 7' George Whitehead
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • Yellow Cards
  • Red Cards
  • 83'

    FULL-TIME: PUMAS 35-38 GRIQUAS. The Griquas have stolen a win in Nelspruit despite having trailed 28-10 at half-time and 28-3 not long before the break. Four second half tries have given the side from Kimberley a thrilling bonus point win.

  • 79'

    Engelbrecht breaks away from a scrum, looking to initiate an attack from deep, but the Pumas lose the ball and now the Griquas have a chance to wrap the game up.

  • 75'

    TRY, GRIQUAS, KRUGER! 35-36: It's given!

  • 75'

    CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, SWARTS! 35-38: The Griquas may just have stolen this game!

  • 74'

    Steyn sets an attack up with a superb run down the left. He finds Tertius Kruger with the pass and he goes all the way. However, Immelman goes upstairs.

  • 72'

    The Griquas are looking to run their way out from the back as they look to steal this game at the death.

  • 70'

    NO TRY! Engelbrecht nearly goes in for his hat-trick, but is adjudged to have lost the ball forward in an attempt to ground it.

  • 68'

    Now the Pumas win a penalty as the Griquas fail to release the ball and Marais sets up a lineout with a great kick.

  • 66'

    The Griquas have won a penalty around halfway. Perhaps this is a chance for them to set up another chance.

  • 63'

    The Griquas win a penalty at their 5 and go for touch. However, shortly afterwards, the Pumas win the ball off them and find touch themselves.

  • 57'


  • 56'

    TRY, GRIQUAS, ARENDSE! 35-29: Coertzen collects the ball from a clearance, avoids two tackles and gives the ball to Arendse, who goes all the way!

  • 56'

    Our coverage has been impaired by a broadcasting difficulty, but we'll do our best to bring you all the latest updates as soon as we get them.

  • 55'

    CONVERSION, PUMAS, MARAIS! 35-24: Marais adds the extra two again.

  • 54'

    TRY, PUMAS, HERNE! 33-24: At last, the Pumas maul takes them over and Herne gets the try!

  • 52'

    The Pumas are awarded a penalty and set up an attacking lineout.

  • 48'


  • 47'

    TRY, GRIQUAS, STEYN! 28-22: Steyn makes an intercept and runs all the way to the other end! Game on!

  • 45'

    The Pumas are inside the Griquas 22 as they look to extend their lead again.

  • 42'

    CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 28-17: Whitehead narrows the gap to 11.

  • 41'

    HALF-TIME: PUMAS 28-10 GRIQUAS. It's been an entertaining first half in Nelspruit with the Pumas putting on a show in an effort to make the semi-finals. They go in having already wrapped up the bonus point and with a comfortable lead.

  • 41'

    Whitehead kicks the second half off.

  • 41'

    TRY, GRIQUAS, KRUGER! 28-15: The Griquas attack down the right and Tertius Kruger gets through a tackle after receiving the inside pass and goes all the way!

  • 40'

    Janse van Rensburg knocks on as he looks to capitalise on an overthrow from the Griquas lineout. The visitors will have one last chance before the break.

  • 38'

    Immelman appears unhappy with the way he is being addressed by certain players.

  • 36'

    CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 28-10: Whitehead makes no mistake adding the extra two, striking the ball sweetly.

  • 35'

    TRY, GRIQUAS, WEHR! 28-8: At last, the Griquas are rewarded for their good spell on attack as Wehr powers over!

  • 34'

    The Griquas win a scrum just inside Pumas territory and look to attack.

  • 31'

    Chants of "olé, olé" come from the fans. They are loving watching this exceptionally strong Pumas side.

  • 28'

    Stander comes on for the injured Willemse following the try.

  • 27'

    CONVERSION, PUMAS, MARAIS! 28-3: Marais converts the bonus point try.

  • 26'

    TRY, PUMAS, SKORBINSKI! 26-3: The bounce from the chip kick favours Skorbinski and nobody can catch him!

  • 23'

    CONVERSION, PUMAS, MARAIS! 21-3: Marais adds another two points from left of the posts.

  • 22'

    The Pumas win yet another penalty for offside and go for the corner again. They're clearly going for the bonus point.

  • 22'

    TRY, PUMAS, JANSE VAN RENSBURG! 19-3: The driving maul pushes the Pumas over following the lineout!

  • 20'

    The Pumas win a penalty for offside and set up an attacking lineout.

  • 17'

    Jerome Pretorius looks to catch the Griquas defence unaware and capitalise on a kick into space. However, he loses control of the ball and knocks it on.

  • 15'

    Marais and Whitehead exchange kicks before van Staden finally finds touch.

  • 13'

    CONVERSION, PUMAS, MARAIS! 14-3: The creator of the try makes no mistake adding the extra two to it.

  • 12'

    TRY, PUMAS, ENGELBRECHT! 12-3: Ungerer gets hold of a Marais up-and-under before passing to Engelbrecht, who runs in for his second try!

  • 11'

    The Griquas win the defensive scrum and initially look to run the ball out of trouble. However, the two teams then exchange kicks.

  • 10'

    The Griquas have the weight advantage in the forward pack. We'll see from this scrum on their put-in how much of a difference that makes.

  • 7'

    PENALTY, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD! 7-3: From the resulting penalty, Whitehead puts the Griquas on the board.

  • 6'

    Immelman goes upstairs to look for potential foul play from Shabangu.

  • 6'

    The decision from Immelman is just a penalty. Shabangu is warned to use a full arm in future tackles.

  • 5'

    The Griquas look to hit back immediately. Whitehead puts a cross kick over to the left. However, he puts just a little bit too much on it and it goes into touch.

  • 3'

    CONVERSION, PUMAS, MARAIS! 7-0: Marais adds the extra two from a simple kick.

  • 2'

    TRY, PUMAS, ENGELBRECHT! 5-0: After a spell of pressure, the eighthman powers his way over!

  • 1'

    Van Staden gets the game underway.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today's Currie Cup clash between the Steval Pumas and the Tafel Lager Griquas at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit as the race for semi-final spots heats up.

  • 0'

    The Steval Pumas have made only one change to their starting XV as hooker Marko Janse van Rensburg replaces Frankie Herne. The Tafel Lager Griquas have made four personnel changes with eighthman De Wet Kruger, lock Wandile Putuma, and wingers Enver Brandt and Ederies Arendse in the starting lineup.

  • 0'

    Quinton Immelman is today's referee. He is assisted by Ricus van der Hoven and Des van Wyk. Meanwhile, Willie Vos takes up TMO duties.

  • 0'

    The Griquas head into this match bottom of the log with 21 points from 11 games. However, the Pumas are still very much in the running for the semis having amassed 24 from 10. Today's hosts currently sit sixth, but will move up to fourth should they win this game.

  • 0'

    When these sides met earlier in the season in Kimberley, the Pumas grabbed a 27-21 win. Today would be the perfect day for them to repeat that feat.

Team Line-ups
Pumas Griquas
  • Khwezi Mona
  • Marko Janse van Rensburg
  • Pieter Scholtz
  • Stefan Willemse
  • Hugo Kloppers
  • Brian Shabangu
  • Thembelani Bholi
  • Willie Engelbrecht
  • Stefan Ungerer
  • Kobus Marais
  • Ruwellyn Isbell
  • Hennie Skorbinski
  • Gerhard Smith
  • Jerome Pretorius
  • Justin Van Staden
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Liam Hendricks
  • AJ le Roux
  • Stephan Kotze
  • Wandile Putuma
  • FP Pelser
  • Wendal Wehr
  • Sias Koen
  • De Wet Kruger
  • Christiaan Meyer
  • George Whitehead
  • Kyle Steyn
  • Jonathan Francke
  • Tertius Kruger
  • Ederies Arendse
  • AJ Coertzen
  • Frankie Herne
  • De Jay Terblanche
  • Cameron Lindsay
  • Hilton Lobberts
  • Francois Kleinhans
  • Theo Maree
  • Selom Gavor
  • No Player
  • 16
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  • 20
  • 21
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  • 23
  • Wilmar Arnoldi
  • Marius Fourie
  • Jonathan Adendorf
  • Sintu Manjezi
  • Shaun McDonald
  • Renier Botha
  • Andre Swarts
  • No Player

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