Timely boost for Griquas

Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:10
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Griquas were encouraged by a fighting performance against the Golden Lions ahead of their promotion/relegation play-offs with the Pumas.
 

Griquas were encouraged by a fighting performance against the Golden Lions ahead of their promotion/relegation play-offs with the Pumas.

The Kimberley side might have gone down 35-28 at Ellis Park on Saturday, but it was one of the performances of the season from a side that reflected 12 changes from the week before.

Coach Pote Human said his players put their bodies on the line in a match where they had nothing to lose.

The Pumas finished an impressive run in the national First Division going unbeaten in that competition to claim the title.

“The Pumas are a good side. They are unbeaten in their division, so they will come out and they want to play Currie Cup Premier Division,” Human said.

“But if we can put up the same performance and bring in some players that I rested this week, I really look forward to the challenge.”

Human rested Springbok winger Willie le Roux, Howard Mnisi, Steph Roberts, Ryno Barnes, Marnus Schoeman, Marnus Hugo and Francois Brummer for the match against the Lions.

Griquas will host the Pumas in Kimberley on Friday with the return match set for Nelspruit a week later.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
CURRIE CUP
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Team P W D L Pts
Free State Cheetahs 1 1 0 0 5
Pumas 1 1 0 0 5
Blue Bulls 1 1 0 0 5
Griquas 1 0 0 1 2
Golden Lions 1 0 0 1 2
Sharks 1 0 0 1 0
Western Province 0 0 0 0 0