LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Currie Cup

Thumb_griquas_graphic80x50 Griquas

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Thumb_wp_graphic80x50 Western Province

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 24 August 2013 - 15h00
Kick-off : Sat, 24 August 2013 - 15h00
Venue : Kimberley
Referee : Sindile Mayende
Match status : Result
  Griquas Western Province
Tries Deon Fourie (4min) and Juan de Jongh (64min)
Penalties Nico Scheepers (15min), Nico Scheepers (45min), Nico Scheepers (56min), and Nico Scheepers (69min) Kurt Coleman (36min) and Kurt Coleman (52min)
Conversions Kurt Coleman (5min) and Kurt Coleman (65min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

81

So WP come away with a one-point win in another thrilling Currie Cup encounter. Be sure to join us for live coverage of the trans-Jukskei derby in a few minutes.

80

TRY! Griquas are awarded a penalty at the resulting scrum and they quickly tap and go. Jansen does well down the wing and WP are penalised again. It's another quick tap and Vermeulen scores in the corner! Gerber adds the CONVERSION but the FULL-TIME whistle blows!

77

Griquas have no other option but to run it back but the ball is once again knocked on by the hosts, Steenkamp doing well to rip the ball.

75

WP are caught offside at the ruck and Griquas quickly set up the line-out only to make a meal of the throw as it finds Fourie who kicks down field ...

73

WP string together their best attacking sequence before Aplon leaves it behind and Griquas hack ahead but Kolbe counters. Again WP go through a few phases but Elstadt knocks on.

69

Griquas win a scrum PENALTY which Scheepers pops over to narrow the gap.

65

TRY! Griquas wheel the scrum and turnover the ball but Groom steals it back and WP clear down field. Lobberts runs it back but again it's turned over - Liebenberg it was. Elstadt kicks into space and De Jongh wins the race and goes over! Coleman adds the CONVERSION!

62

Griquas get their driving maul going again but Mnisi knocks on in contact. He's had a strong game though.

60

Scheepers pulls the penalty so WP are let off the hook there.

58

Griquas go 22 to 22 in a 16-phase movement before the ball is snatched at the breakdown. De Allende kicks ahead and Kolbe runs onto it, gathers and goes over under the posts. The try is disallowed, however, as De Jongh is penalised for a dangerous tackle on Greeff.

56

PENALTY! Carr spills the restart and Griquas go blind from the scrum. Fourie is pinged at the breakdown so Scheepers pulls the three points back.

52

The throw is skew and Griquas are blown up at the resulting scrum. This time Coleman goes for goal and slots the PENALTY!

50

WP again turn down the kick at goal and again the gamble doesn't pay off as Griquas win a turnover penalty and clear.

47

Lobberts puts Scheepers into space with an offload but he's reeled in and the ball is turned over. It's worked wide to Kolbe who's taken out late by Vermeulen after chipping ahead. Vermeulen lucky to escape a yellow card there.

45

PENALTY! Griquas gain good ground with a driving maul and Lobberts continues the momentum. WP are penalised at the breakdown so Scheepers doubles Griquas' score.

42

Coleman knocks on five metres from his try-line, just taking his eyes off the ball. Hugo taps the ball wide from the scrum but it goes forward and WP clear.

41

Replays during the break showed that Fourie had knocked on in his stretch for the line so the try should not have been awarded. Unfortunate for Griquas as Brummer gets us going again!

40

WP knock-on at the line-out and Jansen does the same so that's HALF-TIME! Griquas did most of the playing but it's WP who lead 10-3!

38

Jansen is penalised for playing the man without the ball. Tempers flaring a little bit there.

36

Roberts is blown up at scrum time so Coleman kicks WP into Griquas' half. Carr hits it up from the line-out and Griquas are penalised for not showing any daylight. Coleman nails the easy PENALTY!

33

Griquas show good patience and make steady headway before a forward pass thwarts the momentum.

29

Scheepers squanders a counter-attacking opportunity as he loses the ball after Jansen did well to gather a Coleman chip.

26

WP nearly score a gift of a try as Barnes' throw finds Ntubeni but Lobberts makes a try-saving tackle on the hooker that dislodges the ball.

24

Griquas squander the attacking opportunity as Adendorff knocks on at the line-out and Schreuder pins the hosts in their 22 with a great kick.

22

Rhodes goes high and is duly penalised so WP's discipline letting them down early on.

21

Again Griquas defend the driving maul and win a turnover scrum feed. Kitshoff is pinged at scrum time which allows Brummer to relieve the pressure.

19

Griquas defend the driving maul before conceding another penalty for going off their feet.

17

A poor pass goes behind Griquas' backline and into touch inside the hosts' 22. Adendorff is penalised for coming in from the side and WP opt for the line-out.

15

PENALTY! Fourie is penalised for not releasing and Scheepers this time raises the flags.

13

Ntubeni's throw is skew so another basic error gifts Griquas possession.

11

WP turnover possession as De Allende's pass floats forward. It's a strong scrum by Griquas, who take the ball through 13 phases but gain little ground and are wrestled into touch.

7

Nepgen loses the ball in contact due to some aggressive defence.

5

TRY! Fourie breaks from a ruck and shows a clean pair of heels as he runs 70 metres to score in the corner. Coleman adds the CONVERSION!

3

WP are penalised - Carr caught offside - but Scheepers' long-range kick at goal misses to the right.

0

Coleman gets us underway and his kick-off is out on the full! Terrible start for him.

-5

A win for fourth-placed WP would see them temporarily move to the top of the table while Griquas, currently fifth, would need a bonus-point win or a 14-point victory to temporarily top the log. Conditions are perfect for running rugby as we near kick-off time.

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Griquas have made four changes, the most notable Schonert coming in at tighthead following Adriaanse’s call-up to the Springbok squad. Will Griquas be able to hold their own at scrum time without their anchor? WP, meanwhile, welcome back Bok centre De Jongh and Coleman comes in for the injured Van Aswegen at No.10.

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It’s Griquas’ first home game of the season so they will be determined to make the most of their home ground advantage while WP will want to kick on after claiming their first win of the season last weekend.

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Welcome to our build-up to the Round Three Currie Cup clash between Griquas and Western Province in Kimberly.
Griquas
Players
15 Gouws Prinsloo
14 Willie le Roux
13 Jean Stemmet
12 Howard Mnisi
11 Rocco Jansen
10 Francois Brummer
9 Jacques Coetzee
8 Carel Greeff
7 Burger Schoeman
6 RJ Liebenberg
5 Patrick O'Brien
4 Rynhard Landman
3 Lourens Adriaanse
2 Ryno Barnes
1 Steph Roberts

Substitutes
22 Nico Scheepers
21 JP Nel
20 Marnus Hugo
19 Marnus Schoeman
18 Nick Schonert
17 Janro van Niekerk
16 Matthew Dobson
Western Province
Players
15 Gio Aplon
14 Gerhard van den Heever
13 Jean de Villiers
12 Damian de Allende
11 Cheslin Kolbe
10 Demetri Catrakilis
9 Louis Schrueder
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Siya Kolisi
6 Deon Fourie
5 De Kock Steenkamp
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Patric Cilliers
2 Siyabonga Ntubeni
1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes
22 Juan de Jongh
21 Kurt Coleman
20 Nic Groom
19 Schalk Burger
18 Michael Rhodes
17 Brok Harris
16 Frans Malherbe