Griquas holding out hope

Sat, 26 Oct 2013 13:04
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Despite being relegated after losing to the Pumas in Nelspruit, Griquas are hopeful of remaining in the Currie Cup next year.

Despite being relegated after losing to the Pumas in Nelspruit, Griquas are hopeful of remaining in the Currie Cup next year.

The Kimberley side could be thrown a lifeline if SARU reconsiders the proposal to expand the Currie Cup from six teams to eight next year.

The proposal was initially tabled at a SARU special general meeting last month but it decided against expansion, however it is expected to be tabled again at a meeting on December 5.

Departing Griquas coach Pote Human said while he believed the Pumas deserved their place among the top-six teams in the country, there was also a case for Griquas to play top-flight rugby.

“All the credit must go to the Pumas but it is bad for Griquas, they deserve to play in the Premier Division and I really hope SARU will make the decision to allow eight teams in the competition,” said Human.

“It is going to be difficult to get sponsorships and to retain players, it is also bad for the region as we’ve attracted good players that also played for the Cheetahs.”

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Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
Fri, 02 September 2016
Boland v Pumas 13h00 Wellington
Blue Bulls v Golden Lions 17h00 Pretoria
RESULT SCORE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Pumas v Griquas 35 | 41
Golden Lions v Boland 60 | 12
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
CURRIE CUP
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Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 3 3 0 0 15
Free State Cheetahs 3 3 0 0 14
Golden Lions 3 2 0 1 12
Blue Bulls 3 2 0 1 10
Griquas 3 2 0 1 9
Boland 4 1 0 3 5
Pumas 3 0 0 3 3
Western Province 2 0 0 2 2
EP Kings 2 0 0 2 1