One more big push for Griquas

Sun, 07 Oct 2012 14:56
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Griquas coach Pote Human hopes his side can overcome one last hurdle as they target a place in the Currie Cup semifinals.

Griquas coach Pote Human hopes his side can overcome one last hurdle as they target a place in the Currie Cup semifinals.

The Peacock Blues beat title holders the Golden Lions 37-21 in Kimberley at the weekend, climbing to fourth position in the table with only the Sharks standing in their way for a place in the last four.

"We did very well to beat the Lions," Human said.

"We had a slow start and it was never going to be easy to come from behind with a score like 15-0 against you.

"The team showed character. Hopefully we can produce much of the same next week in Durban."

The visitors scored two good tries to put the hosts under pressure, but Griquas lapped it up and responded with four tries of their own, including a brace by wing Rocco Jansen.

"Rocco is a special player who knows where the try-line is. He performed very well," Human said.

"I though Willie le Roux did well at fullback, while Francois Brummer and flank Justin Downey also impressed me."

Griquas struggled in the scrums early in the match but pulled together and hit back with an impressive performance.

They also defended well and gave the Lions heaps of trouble in the line-outs.

"Our line-outs and scrums were very good. We did struggle in the beginning, but we came back very strong and got a good attacking platform.

"I do, however, think that our discipline is an area of concern. We conceded too many penalties, especially at the rucks.

"It is something that has to be remedied this week."


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