LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Promotion-relegation

Thumb_pumas_graphic80x50 Pumas

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Thumb_griquas_graphic80x50 Griquas

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Kick-off local time : Fri, 25 October 2013 - 19h10
Kick-off : Fri, 25 October 2013 - 19h10
Venue : Nelspruit
Referee : Craig Joubert
Match status : Result
  Pumas Griquas
Tries Stefan Watermeyer (4min) and Rosco Speckman (77min)
Penalties JC Roos (18min), JC Roos (22min), and JC Roos (71min) Gouws Prinsloo (3min), Gouws Prinsloo (13min), Gouws Prinsloo (24min), Gouws Prinsloo (33min), and Gouws Prinsloo (66min)
Conversions JC Roos (5min), JC Roos (53min), and JC Roos (78min)
Penalty tries 52min
Yellow cards Renaldo Bothma (23min)
Red cards
DGs JC Roos (36min)
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

There is a late penalty to the Pumas and JC Roos pushes it wide, but it matters not. That is FULL-TIME here in Nelspruit and the Pumas have won promotion to the Currie Cup Premier Division in 2014. Join us tomorrow for the Currie Cup Final - WP v Sharks at Newlands, a 17.30 kick-off (SA time - 15.30 GMT)

79

Griquas now throw everything into attack, but it is an exercise in futility

78

JC Roos adds the CONVERSION and the Pumas lead 33-15 - that must be it now

77

TRY - Rosco Specman goes from vilain to hero as he picks up a ball spilled by Willie le Roux and used his blistering pace for what may well be the try that seals their promotion

76

Specman penalised for being offside at a ruuck

75

Pumas taking the ball through the phases near halfway

73

Griquas have seven minutes in which to perform a miracle and miracle they will need - the Pumas look determined to hang onto this lead - as long as the Pumas win by three or more they will gain promotion

72

Poor hands by Ryno Barnes and the Pumas have another attacking scrum just outside the Griquas 22

71

JC Roos slots the PENALTY - 26-15

70

Another scrum penalty to the Pumas - they monstered Griquas

69

Griquas scrum now under serious pressure

67

Willie le Roux fails to hold onto a high bomb and the Pumas have an attacking scrum just outside the Griquas 22

66

Penalty to Griquas at the tackle and Gouws Prinsloo slots the PENALTY to narrow the gap to eight points - 15-23

64

Another scrum penalty against Griquas

63

Griquas again let themselves down with a handling error just metres out, after a good maul, a penalty and another strong drive

61

Griquas forced into desperate defence deep inside their 22 - a crucial turnover and a penalty save the day

59

Pumas drive Griquas back in the tackle and then win another turnover

57

Griquas looking for a way back into this game. However, their hands let them down inside the Puma 22

55

JC Roos pushes it wide - his first miss of the match

54

Scrum penalty to the Pumas - this game has changed dramaticaly

53

JC Roos slots the CONVERSION and the lead is suddenly 23-12

52

YELLOW CARD -& PENALTY TRY - Jean Stemmett in the bion after a deliverate slapdown with no defenders outside him

51

Pumas tap and go and they are quickly deep into Griquas territory

50

Griquas penalised - Adriaanse the culprit

45

Griquas applying the early pressure after the break - testing the Puma ddefence

41

We are underway again

40

That is HALF-TIME here in Nelspruit and the Pumas lead by four (16-12). Can they hold on an secure promotion? See you in 10 minutes for the final 40

39

Massive play by the Pumas - win a scrum turnover and clear their lines

38

Willie le Roux puts ibn a chip and the Pumas don't deal with it well - Griquas have an attacking scrum just inside the Puma 22

37

JC Roos slots a DROP-GOAL - 16012

36

Pumas taking it through the phases, into double figures and into the Griiquas 22

33

Gouws Prinsloo, from 45m out, slots the PENALTY and it is a one-point game - 12-13

32

Scrum penalty against the Pumas again

31

Rocco Jansen is over after a counter from a poor kick receive, but the call goes to the TMO. He rules that there was a knock-on by Gouws Prinsloo

29

Gouws Prinsloo attempts a drop-goal, but is well wide

28

Griquas banging away at the Pumas line, but defence wins the day - Willie le Roux tackled into touch metres out

26

Pumas trying to slow the game down, while they're a man short - Pumas penalised at another scrum that is on the retreat

24

Gouws Prinsloo slots the PENALTY - 9-13

23

YELLOW CARD - Renaldo Bothma i the bin for a high tackle

22

JC Roos, from 40m out, slots the PENALTY - 13-6

21

Corne Steenkamp wins a great turnover penalty for his team

20

JC Roos puts in a sublime field kick, drive Griquas back ti deep inside their 22

18

JC Roos, from just on 50m, slots the PENALTY - 10-6

17

Pumas and Griquas willing to give the ball air - Lourens Adriaanse penalised at the tackle

15

Pumas's scrum under pressure - another turnover at the set piece

13

Gouws Prinsloo slots the PENALTY - 6-7

12

Griquas with a scrum turnover and then a penalty after a couple of phases

11

Griquas' hands again let them down just outside the Pumas 22. Big blow for Pumas as Rudi Matthee is stretchered off

9

Willie le Roux takes a ball brilliantly from the air, but the pass goes astray and a chance is wasted

8

Gouws Prinsloo, from from just over 40m out, hits the upright

7

Pumas on the wrong side of the ref - first a free kick at the scrum and then a penalty for obstruction

5

JC Roos slots the CONVERSION and the Pumas lead 7-3

4

TRY - Stefan Watermeyer gets the first five-pouinter, after Coenie van Wyk counterede from a poor clearance

3

Gouws Prinsloo, from bang in front, slots the PENALTY and Griquas lead 3-0

2

Pumas penalised for not releasing in the tackle, just outside their 22

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We are underway in Nelspruit

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Teams getting ready to take to the field - we are minutes away from the action

-10

There are a few clouds around, but nothing major an no rain expected. Nice balmy evening here - good weather for rugby.

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It is Pote Human's last game with Griquas http://www.rugby365.com/article/56838-pote-s-perfect-parting-gift

-20

Should the teams be level on log points (Griquas have four for the win and the Pumas one bonus point), then net points difference (points for and points against) come into play. Should the teams still be equal, the team who scores the most tries in the two matches will be promoted. Should it still be equal, the status quo remains.

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Griquas, courtesy of their two-point win in Kimberley last week require just two points - via a win, draw or two bonus points - to retain their Currie Cup status. The Pumas must win by at least three points and prevent Griquas from getting more than one bonus point.

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Welcome to the Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, where we are gearing up for the second of the two promotion-relegation matches between the Pumas and Griquas
Pumas
Players
15 Coenie van Wyk
14 Jerome Pretorius
13 Jacobus Jonker
12 Stefan Watermeyer
11 Rosco Speckman
10 Justin Van Staden
9 Dylon Frylinck
8 Renaldo Bothma
7 Uzair Cassiem
6 Corne Steenkamp
5 Lubabalo Mtyanda
4 Frikkie Spies
3 Vincent Koch
2 Francois du Toit
1 Corne Fourie

Substitutes
22 JW Bell
21 JC Roos
20 Reynier Van Rooyen
19 Jaco Bouwer
18 Marius Coetzer
17 De-Jay Terblanche
16 Frank Herne
Griquas
Players
22 Ewald van der Westhuizen
15 Gouws Prinsloo
14 Ederies Arendse
13 Johnathan Francke
12 Gideon Le Grange
11 PJ Vermeulen
10 Francois Brummer
9 Tian Meyer
8 Burger Schoeman
7 Ruaan Lerm
6 Marnus Schoeman
5 Hugo Kloppers
4 Hilton Lobberts
3 Nicolaas Van Dyk
2 Martin Bezuidenhout
1 Steph Roberts

Substitutes
23 Danie Dames
21 Dean Grant
20 Abrie Griesel
19 Carel Greeff
18 Jonathan Adendorf
17 Janro van Niekerk
16 Ryno Barnes