In the second game of day two of Craven Week, Griquas Country Districts cruised to a 51-0 win over a brave Border Country Districts.
The Griquas side came out firing and the boys from Border had no answer as Henri Nel hit a great angle outwide and showed some great speed for a hooker and ran in the try from 22 metres out. Lukas Van Niekerk's conversion misses and they were out to a 5-0 lead after two minutes.
Griquas Country Districts added their second try right off the restart and captain Junior Burger bursts through and then as he charges into the 22 he is brought to ground but a great offload to Bruger Steenkamp who went over for the try. The conversion is also wide and Griquas sped into a 10-0 lead after five minutes.
The game went quiet as Border started getting their hands on the ball but another searching attack from the Griquas side meant that Steenkamp hit a great angle and went over under the posts. The conversion was successful from Lukas Van Niekerk and Griquas were ahead 17-0 after 16 minutes.
The third try came for the Griquas boys when they went right off the scrum on the Border 22 and they shift it wide and Opperman went over in the corner. Van Niekerk produced a great touchline conversion to extend the lead to 24-0.
The Griquas captain, Junior Burger, was influential in the first-half of the match and he got a well-deserved try as he went over untouched and scored under the posts. Van Niekerk's conversion is a formality and the Griquas Country Distric side were ahead 31-0 with six minutes to play.
The half ended with another Griquas CD try as Johnathan Steenkamp went over for his thrid try of the half. Clinton Toua missed his first shot at goal and at the break Griquas were ahead 36-0.
Griquas No.8 got his side on the board in the second-half with a great break after he shrugged off a number of defenders to score. Toua missed his second kick at goal but Griquas were 41-0 ahead.
Chris Opperman got his second try of the day after a well worked move off the back of an attacking line-out. They shifted the ball wide and Oppermann fended off one and went over for the try. The conversion is unsuccesful and it is was 46-0 to Griquas with eight minutes left on the clock.
Johnathan Steenkamp got his fourth try right at the end of the game. He hit a beautiful line off an attacking scrum and went over for the score. Toua missed his fourth kick and Griquas Country Districts won 51-0.
Man of the match: No.8 Jasper Weise was huge for the Griquas Country Districts but the man of the match goes to Griquas centre Johnathan Steenkamp for his four great tries.
For Griquas Country Districts:
Tries: Nel, Steenkamp 4, Opperman 2, Burger, Wiese
Cons: Van Niekerk 3
For Border Country Districts: None
Griquas Country Districts: 15 Romario Aliston van Rooyen, 14 Bokang Beverly Tsabang, 13 Pieter Clinton Toua, 12 Johnathan Burger Steenkamp, 11 Christiaan Matthys Oppermann, 10 Lukas Jacobus van Niekerk, 9 Ruan Venter, 8 Jasper van der Westhuizen Wiese, 7 Abraham Jacobus Burger, 6 Hendrik Johannes Nel, 5 Dylan du Plessis, 4 Rayno Nel, 3 Hendrik Johannes Visagie, 2 Morgan Leon Engelbrecht, 1 Jan-Hendrik Hofmeyer van Wyk.
Replacements: 16 Theunis Gerhardus Nicolaas Visser, 17 Sergio Boer, 18 Ryno Karstens, 19 Josh Macwin van Heerden, 20 Jean-Albert le Roux, 21 Gavian Crause Cloete, 22 Darryl Edward de Wee.
Border Country Districts: 15 Nthuthuzelo Ncwera, 14 Liza Ntlahla, 13 Thabang Rixi, 12 Okuhle Fumba, 11 Cameron Reginald Groom, 10 Athenkosi Monakali, 9 Simphiwe Ncwina, 8 Amahle Bhungeni, 7 Sihle Vungu-Vungu, 6 Mandulo Phama, 5 Sipho-Sethu Tyali, 4 Tevan William Key Lehman, 3 Thabo Ntunja, 2 Patrick Lwazi Sentamu Kayanja, 1 Buhle Siyasanga Nojekwa.
Replacements: 16 Azola Mabhulu, 17 Thembani Gobodo,18 Abongile Keti, 19 Phiwe Okuhle Makalala, 20 Chuma Wana, 21 Siphamandla Dubase, 22 Vuyisanani Ntshengulana.