Two points not enough for Griquas

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:34
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The Griquas will have a hollow feeling after coming from behind to pressure the Cheetahs in their 27-34 defeat to the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
 
The Griquas will have a hollow feeling after coming from behind to pressure the Cheetahs in their 27-34 defeat to the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
 
Hawies Fourie's men came out firing by scoring the first try of the game early in the match, but they could do little to stem the tide as the Cheetahs forged their way back.
 
The Griquas looked to have a sniff with 10 minutes to go, scoring two quick tries that put the game on a knife edge.
 
In the end the men from Kimberley will be disappointed with the result - even if it did get them two bonus points.
 
"We got two points from the game, but that doesn't change the fact that we are very disappointed with the result," Fourie said.
 
"We had one or two soft tries against us, and one or two brilliant individual efforts from someone like Sarel Pretorius.
 
"He is a guy that thrives on turnover possession and the try he scored against us - against the run of play - made all the difference."
 
Fourie has shot out a warning to his player stating that they need to rethink their attitude to the game with many looking like they do not want to be out there.
 
"We need to change our approach with regards to commitment," Fourie said.
 
"We didn't look like we wanted to play rugby.
 
"It looked like the guys jogged all the way from Kimberley before they ran out onto the field.
 
"That is something we must rectify during the coming week."
 
The Griquas will look to bounce back against the Pumas on Friday in Nelspruit, their opposition suffered a loss to the Sharks and will be a tough test at the Mbombela stadium.
 
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