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Currie Cup | Kimberley
17:30 (GMT) | 22-07-2017
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Stander boots it into touch and that's the end of a very exciting game
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The Griquas on the attack they find some space wide but a rip from Gelant wins the ball back for the Bulls
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The home team retains the ball and looks to attack. Their momentum is stopped by a handling error
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The Griquas wins a scrum out wide. They look to attack and the ball is turned over by the Bulls who look to attack
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From the restart the BUlls wins a penalty and opts for touch
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Stander adds the extras
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The Bulls counter attacks and finds space wide. Ismael goes over for the try
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The Bulls attacking 10m away from the Griquas try-line but the home team makes a turnover and wins a penalty. They opt for touch but the kick fails to find touch
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Whitehead adds the extras
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Odendaal crosses over the white line but the ref goes upstairs and the 22 drop-out is awarded to the Griquas. The home team wins the ball back and Brandt scores a solo try for the Griquas
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Whitehead adds the extras
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Penalty to Griquas and they opt for touch and look to maul before they put up a few phases. The ball is carried over the try line and Janse van Rensburg dots it down
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The Bulls are back on the attack and they almost score a again but the last pass fails to find any hands
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Stander add the 2 ponts
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Bulls are on the attack after the restart and scores.
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Stander fails to add the conversion.
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Bulls win the line-out and set the drive. Bulls 3m out from the Griquas try line. Gelant goes over for a 5 pointer.
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Penalty to the Bulls after the line-out and they opt for touch.
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Bulls are on the attack just inside their own half and put a kick in. Griquas makes a mistake and the ball is in touch.
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After the restart the Bulls retain the ball and there is a stop in play due to foul play.
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Gelant adds the penalty.
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After the restart the Bulls are on the attack and break the defense of the Griquas and gets the penalty and points to the poles.
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Swarts adds the 3 points and outs the Griquas back into the lead.
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Griquas are on the attack and gets a penalty and decides for 3 points.
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De Beert puts it through poles.
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Griquas line-out in their own half and hacks the ball down field. Bulls on the attack and gets a penalty And opt for the poles.
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Swarts fail to add the extras.
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After the restart the Bulls are on the attack playing the ball wide and the Griquas makes an interception and scores.
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Swarts puts the penalty threw the sticks.
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Griquas building up the phases and the Bulls concede a penalty. Griquas opt for the 3 points.
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Griquas gets the second half on the way with a deep kick-off. Bulls return with a kick down the field and in to touch.

Half Time

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That's the end of a very fast 1st half
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De Beer adds the extras
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The Bulls edging closer and Matthews powers over for the try
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The home team takes it quick and looks to clear
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The Bulls back on the attack after the restart and De Beer kicks a good touch finder
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De Beer adds the extras
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The Bulls puts up a beautiful piece of play and scores a long range try. Hooker Visagie finishes it off!!!
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The men in green win the ball back and they clear but the ball is touched off a Bulls player
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Penalty to the Bulls and they opt for touch. De beer finds it on the home teams 22
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Scrum penalty won by the home team and Clinton Swart lines it up from the 50m mark but he misses
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Scrum reset.
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The home team clears and Gelant looks to run it back before the Bulls loses the ball forward. Griquas scrum inside the Bulls half
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The Bulls with ball in hand and looking dangerous
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After the restart the home team wins a penalty and Swarts makes sure it goes over
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Swarts adds the extras
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Enver Brandt scores an interception try for the home team
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After the restart the Griquas are on the attack and win a penalty and Swarts slots it over.!!
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.Van Zyl crosses the line but the ref goes upstairs. The try is awarded.
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De Beer adds the extras.
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After the restart, both teams are making use of the boot and the Bulls breaks the line of defense of the Griquas.
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Swarts adds the conversion.
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Griquas builds up the phases and gets a penalty. the penalty is taken quickly and the ball is shifted wide adn Ederies Arendse scores.
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Scrum reset.
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After the restart both teams looks to attack. Home team scrum close to the Bulls 22m.
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De Beer fails to add the conversion.
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Bulls regain possession of the ball and scores a break-away try by Abongile Nonkontwana
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Penalty to Griquas and they opt for touch. Griquas wins their line out and are on the attack but after a few pahses losses the possession.
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Griquas hack the ball in touch from their try line. Bulls win their line out and is on the attack but losses the ball. Scrum to Griquas.
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Mistake by the Griquas, scrum awarded to Bulls just inside Griquas territory. Bulls on the attack and kicks the ball in touch 5m from Griquas try line.
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Blue Bulls to start the with a deep kick-off. Griquas retain possession an kicks down field. Blue Bulls gets the balls and decides to run. Bulls makes an error and scrum to Griquas.
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As the player are doing their final perpetration for the game, the weather is perfect for some running rugby with clear skies. AJ Jacobs will be taking control of the whistle tonight.
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Players to look out for by the Griquas are, Adriaan Coertzen, Andre Swarts and RJ Liebenberg. For the Bulls there are Warrick Gelant, Duncan Matthews and Boom Prinsloo.
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Losing finalist in 2016, the Blue Bulls will have a new captain in Ruan Steenkamp, while the impact of their new Executive of Rugby John Mitchell will be keenly watched. Boom Prinsloo will lead the side in Kimberley, as Steenkamp battles with a hamstring injury. The side will be coached by Nollis Marais again, with Mitchell assisting with the attack for now. The likes of Springboks Jamba Ulengo, Rudy Paige and Piet van Zyl will provide some punch, with most of the squad well experienced, having played in the Super Rugby competition. The try-scoring momentum brought by Warrick Gelant and Duncan Matthews will also stand the team in good stead.The Griquas had a good show in the Super Sport Challenge and played in the final against Western Province who won the competition. This will be a good match up early in the season and the Blue Bulls will field a strong team with a number of players who was involved in the Super Rugby competition earlier this year.
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Welcome to Kimberly where the Griquas will take on the Blue Bulls in this Currie Cup fixture
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Liam Hendricks
  • 2 Abraham Le Roux
  • 3 Stephan Kotze
  • 4 Mzwanele Zito
  • 5 Floris Pelser
  • 6 RJ Liebenberg
  • 7 Sias Koen
  • 8 Jonathan Barry Janse van Rensburg
  • 9 Christiaan Meyer
  • 10 Andre Swarts
  • 11 Koch Marx
  • 12 Clinton Swart
  • 13 Tertius Kruger
  • 14 Ederies Arendse
  • 15 Adriaan Coertzen
RESERVES
  • 16 Marius Fourie
  • 17 Nicolaas Oosthuizen
  • 18 Jonathan Adendorf
  • 19 Wendal Wehr
  • 20 Rudi van Rooyen
  • 21 George Whitehead
  • 22 Enver Brandt
START LINE UP
  • 1 Pierre Schoeman
  • 2 Jaco Visagie
  • 3 Conrad van Vuuren
  • 4 Ruben van Heerden
  • 5 Abongile Nonkontwana
  • 6 Boom Prinsloo
  • 7 Jannes Kirsten
  • 8 Nick de Jager
  • 9 Piet van Zyl
  • 10 Marthinus de Beer
  • 11 Duncan Matthews
  • 12 Burger Odendaal
  • 13 Franco Naude
  • 14 Travis Ismaiel
  • 15 Warrick Gelant
RESERVES
  • 16 Jan-Henning Campher
  • 17 Jon-Roy Jenkinson
  • 18 Freddie Ngoza
  • 19 Shaun Adendorff
  • 20 Andre Warner
  • 21 Joshua Stander
  • 22 JT Jackson
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Preview: Currie Cup, Round One

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:01

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Sixteen weeks of stirring provincial rugby action will be kick-started on Friday when the Currie Cup kicks off in Bloemfontein where the Free State Cheetahs will start the defence of their crown against the Sharks.

This tightly contested Premier Division affair at the Free State Stadium on Friday will be followed on Saturday when two former champions, Griquas and the Blue Bulls, front up in Kimberley. The weekend's action will be concluded Sunday in Nelspruit where the Pumas will host the Golden Lions in the scenic Mbombela Stadium.
Western Province start with a bye.
 
The 2017 edition of this iconic tournament will see these seven teams contest the Premier Division, playing each other twice on a home and away basis, with the semifinals on October 21 and the Final a week later on October 28.
 
Both winners in the last two seasons, the Golden Lions (2015) and Free State Cheetahs (2016), came through those respective campaigns undefeated and it will be a unique triple should the 2017 champions be crowned without losing a match.

We take a look at all the Round One action!

Friday, July 21:

Free State Cheetahs v Sharks
(Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein - Kick-off: 19.00; 17.00 GMT)

After an undefeated 2016 season, the Free State Cheetahs will look to start strong again. 

They added some serious strike power to their attack this season, with the inclusion of three Springbok Sevens players in their matchday squad. 

Rosko Specman will start on the wing, while Cecil Afrika and Chris Dry will add punch off the bench.
 
Incidentally, three more backline players, Clayton Blommetjies, William Small-Smith and Shaun Venter, also represented the BlitzBoks earlier in their careers. 

The Free Staters already boast three Springboks in Francois Venter, Raymond Rhule and Uzair Cassiem and will be coached by Rory Duncan, who takes over from Franco Smith.
 
The Sharks have a good mix of experience and potential in their starting XV, with two Currie Cup centurions (and former winners) Odwa Ndungane (133 matches) and Keegan Daniel (110 matches) in their midst. Daniel will lead the side on Friday.
 
Ndungane made his provincial debut 17 years ago – he has won the Currie Cup three times before and will be a valuable sound board to the next generation of Sharks players coming through this season. 

One of those will be 20-year-old wing, Ilunga Mukendi, who has shown good form in recent months and is expected to take over the mantle from the Springbok wing.
 
Newcomers to the 2017 squad include Ross Geldenhuys, Mzamo Majola and Tyler Paul, who represented the Southern Kings in Super Rugby.

Recent results:
2016: Cheetahs won 38-30, Durban
2015: 34-34 draw, Bloemfontein
2014: 30-30 draw, Bloemfontein
2014: Sharks won 19-16, Durban

Prediction: The Cheetahs have too much experience and x-factor players in their side for a young Sharks outfit. The Cheetahs will win this one by 15 points at least.

Teams:

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Rosco Specman, 13 Francois Venter, 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Neil Jordaan, 5 Daniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Retshegofaditswe Nche, 17 Reinach Venter, 18 Rynier Bernado, 19 Chris Dry, 20 Zee Mkhabela, 21 JW Jonker, 22 Cecil Afrika.

Sharks: 15 Courtney Winnaar, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Illunga Mukendi, 10 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 9 Rowan Gouws, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Khaya Majola, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Wian Vosloo, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Kieron van Vuuren, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Replacements: 16 Andrew du Plessis, 17 Thierry Kounga, 18 Tyler Paul, 19 Bandisa Ndlovu, 20 Cameron Wright, 21 Brandan Bailing, 22 Inny Radebe.

Referee: Jadezweni Cwengile
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Jaco Kotze.  
TMO: JJ Wagner   

Saturday, July 22:

Griquas v Blue Bulls
(Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley - Kick-off: 19.30; 17.30 GMT)

Losing finalist in 2016, the Blue Bulls will have a new captain in Ruan Steenkamp, while the impact of their new Executive of Rugby John Mitchell will be keenly watched. Boom Prinsloo will lead the side in Kimberley, as Steenkamp battles with a hamstring injury.
 
The side will be coached by Nollis Marais again, with Mitchell assisting with the attack for now. The likes of Springboks Jamba Ulengo, Rudy Paige and Piet van Zyl will provide some punch, with most of the squad well experienced, having played in the Super Rugby competition. 

The try-scoring momentum brought by Warrick Gelant and Duncan Matthews will also stand the team in good stead.

Marais said they have high expectations this season, after making the final in 2016.

"We are in a bit of a transition with regards to our approach going into the future, but the players know each other well, so communication should not be a problem for us," he said.

"We have a tough opponent waiting for us in Kimberley. They did not make the finals of the National Provincial Challenge for nothing and will have good momentum from the last couple of weeks. It will be a huge challenge.

According to Prinsloo, they will face a determined home side. 

"To play Griquas in Kimberley is a huge match for any team, as they do not stop fighting for the whole 80 minutes. We need to execute well on attack and make sure our defence stay committed till the final whistle if we want to achieve a positive result. That said, the focus will be on what we want to achieve and our own mental toughness," Prinsloo added.
 
Griquas will rely heavily on the squad that took them to the final of the recently completed National Provincial Challenge, but also welcome back Clinton Swart, who had a storming season with the Cheetahs in Super Rugby, as well as Poerie van Rooyen, who played at the Southern Kings. Swart will start at centre and Van Rooyen off the bench.
 
They have proven to be a tough nut to crack at home, losing only once in Kimberley in last year's competition. AJ Coertzen will again lead the side into battle and coach Peter Engledow will be quietly confident of his charges chances to make it into the final four.

"We enjoyed the National Provincial Challenge. It has been a good base for us to prepare for the Currie Cup, but ultimately this is our pride and joy and we are delighted to be in the Currie Cup," said Engeldow.  

"It is my fourth year now, it’s the first year that we did not have to qualify, so that has been quite nice.

"We are looking forward to a massive challenge, but also this is where we can test how far we have come as a group of players, who have been together for two seasons now.

"We realise it is not going to be easy and we are going to be under pressure, but that is what we want. We want to see how far we can go and we want to be competitive in this Currie Cup." 

Recent results:
2016: Blue Bulls won 57-20, Pretoria
2015: Blue Bulls won 46-32, Kimberley
2015: Blue Bulls won 36-12, Pretoria
2014: Blue Bulls won 46-12, Pretoria

Prediction: Griquas have a lot of continuity from the National Provincial Challenge and they will be a tough side to beat. However, the Bulls, despite their performance in Super Rugby, will have a point to prove as they start a new era. It will be close - the Blue Bulls will edge it by seven points or less.  

Teams: 

Griquas: 15 Adriaan Coertzen (captain), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Tertius Kruger, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Koch Marx, 10 Andre Swarts, 9 Christiaan Meyer, 8 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 7 Sias Koen, 6 RJ Liebenberg, 5 Floris Pelser, 4 Mzwanele Zito, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Abraham le Roux, 1 Liam Hendricks.
Replacements: 16 Marius Fourie, 17 Nicolaas Oosthuizen, 18 Jonathan Adendorf, 19 Wendal Wehr, 20 Rudi Van Rooyen, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Enver Brandt.

Blue Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Franco Naude, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Duncan Matthews, 10 Tony Jantjies, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Nic de Jager, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Boom Prinsloo (captain), 5 Abongile Nonkontwana, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Pierre Schoeman. 
Replacements: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 John-Roy Jenkinson, 18 Freddy Ngoza, 19 Shaun Adendorff, 20 Andre Warner, 21 Tinus de Beer, 22 JT Jackson.

Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Darren Colby
TMO: JJ Wagner

Sunday, July 23:

Pumas v Golden Lions
(Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit - Kick-off: 14.30; 12.30 GMT)

The Pumas also have a new coach, following the disappointing performances in 2016, when they only managed one win. 

Brent Janse van Rensburg has joined the union from Boland and the team already showed good endeavour in the National Provincial Challenge.
 
They have Chris Cloete, one of the stand-out flanks in Super Rugby, back from Southern Kings duties, while prop Pieter Scholtz moved east from the Golden Lions, where he represented them in last year's campaign. 

Cloete is injured at the moment though and was not considered for selection.

Janse van Rensburg said that his team has learnt lessons from their performances against the Golden Lions in the National Provincial Challenge. The Pumas came out on the losing side of two hotly-contested matches in the group stage before going down 25-35 to the Xerox Golden Lions in the quarterfinals. 

"We came up short against the Lions a few times, but we did more than enough to show that we could have got winning results. We have systems in place to contain them. Lessons were definitely learned and this week poses a big opportunity for us," said Janse van Rensburg. 

The coach explained that the Pumas have been working on multiple options to effectively counter the Golden Lions fast style of play. 

"We've worked through all of these options and the players have been put through their paces. We just have to execute our systems really well and every player has to ensure his individual prep this week is executed on the field. If we can do that, I think we're in with a good chance," Janse van Rensburg said.
 
The visitors will have some challenges to overcome early in the competition, as a number of the players expected to play in the Currie Cup are still busy with Super Rugby commitments. 

The performances of the Golden Lions team that played in the National Provincial Challenge will be of comfort though, as they have beaten the Pumas three times in that campaign.

The Johannesburgers will become tougher to beat as their big-name players' return, but have the depth and talent to stay unbeaten till then. 

Springboks, BiltzBoks and former Sharks player Ryan Kankowski will captain the side with highly influential lock Marvin Orie to add experience to the pack.

Recent results: 
2016: Lions won 68-26, Johannesburg
2015: Lions won 41-11, Nelspruit
2015: Lions won 44-27, Johannesburg
2014: Lions won 29-15, Johannesburg

Prediction: The Golden Lions have developed a strong winning culture over the last few seasons and we cannot see them losing in Nelspruit. The Lions will win this one by 10 points or less.

Teams:

Pumas: 15 Gerrit Smith, 14 Jerome Pretorius, 13 Hennie Skorbinski (captain), 12 Ryan Nell, 11 Ruwellyn Isbell, 10 Justin van Staden, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Nardus van der Walt, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Hugo Kloppers (captain), 4 Jeremy Jordaan, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Mark Pretorius, 1 Mona Kwezi. 
Replacements: 16 Frank Herne, 17 DJ Terblanche, 18 Marne Coetzee, 19 Jannie Stander, 20 Lambert Groenewald, 21 Reynier van Rooyen, 22 Sias Ebersohn.

Golden Lions: 15 Ashlon Davids, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Jarryd Sage, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 8 Ryan Kankowski (captain), 7 Jano Venter, 6 James Venter, 5 Rhyno Herbst, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Andrew Beerwinkel, 2 Pieter Jansen, 1 Sithembiso Sithole.
Replacements: 16 Mike Willemse, 17 Nico du Plessis, 18 Bobby de Wee, 19 Hacjivah Dayimani, 20 Fabian Booysen, 21 Bradley Thain, 22 Jan-Louis la Grange.

Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Ricus van der Hoven & Marnus Meiring
TMO: Willie Vos

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Blue Bulls down Griquas in try-fest

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:00

CURRIE CUP REPORT: The Blue Bulls were foced to work hard for their 51-45 win over the Griquas in Kimberley.

The match was a real mixed bag - the occasional moment of magic but really did not deliver entertaining rugby.

The Blue Bulls outscored the hosts seven tries to five, in a game which saw the lead switched hands six times.

The Pretoria side got their Currie Cup campaign off to a good start but will have to take a look at the defence.

A break by Blue Bulls Duncan Matthews from his own 22 got the side in the Griquas' half. Quick passes by Travis Ismaiel and Jannes Kirsten set up  Abongile Nonkontwana for the first try of the match, 5-0 after eight minutes.

Minutes later Griquas took the lead. The forwards' pick-up-and-drives got the hosts inside the Bulls' 22. They managed to swing the ball wide to Ederies Arendse who dived over in the corner. Andre Swarts added the extras, 7-5.   

The game openend up with both sides opting to play running rugby.  Blue Bulls scrumhalf Piet Van Zyl's tap-and-go inside the Griquas' 22 made sure he leapt over the ruck for the try. At first, it looked like he lost forward but the TMO ruled it was a try.

The Blue Bulls narrow 12-10 lead gave them a sense of false dominance and they started to focus less on defence, which proved to be troublesome.  They started to give away easy penalties and passes failed to reach the hands.

In contrast, trailing shifted the Griquas into a different gear and soon they went up 20-12. Two successful penalties by Andre Swart and a marvellous intercepted try by Enver Brandt handed the home side the eight points advantage.

With 10 minutes left in the first half, the Pretoria side were eager to regain the lead. And two unanswered tries by hooker Jaco Visagie and wing Duncan Matthews handed the Blue Bulls a 26-20 lead at the break.

The hosts started the second-half in good form. After just five minutes of the second stanza, they had a lead, thanks to Swarts' successful penalty, and a great intercepted try this time by Christiaan Meyer, 28-26.

De Beer and A Swarts exchanged penalty kicks before Griquas were dealt a blow when captain AJ Coertzen was yellow carded for a cynical foul. Gelant put the Blue Bulls into a  32-31 lead from the resulting penalty.

 The Blue Bulls gradually took control of proceedings.  They had a five-metre line-out. After some patience and controlled showed around the fringes they opted to feed the line which eventually resulted in  Gelant's try. Stander failed to add the extras.

On the hour mark, replacement Andre Warner extended the Blue Bulls' lead when he registered his name  on the score sheet. Stander added the extras, 44-31.

The Blue Bulls had their tails up but the hosts narrowed the gap with 15 minutes left on the clock. Jonathan Janse van Rensburg crashed down the tryline, while Brandt's solo run from his own half made sure the wing bagged a brace of tries.

Whitehead converted both tries to give the host the lead, 46-45. 

However, Ismaiel scored his sides seventh try and made sure they head home with the win.

Man of the match: Blue Bulls fullback Warrick Gelant was relentless in attack, and his counter attacks just gave his side territorial advantage. However, our man of the match goes Griquas replacement Enver Brandt, not only did he score a brace but he who produced magic moments and proved to be a thorn in the Blue Bulls' side. 

The scorers:

For Griquas:
Tries
:  Arendse, Brandt 2, Meyer, Jansen van Rensburg
Cons: A Swarts 2, Whitehead 2
Pens: A Swarts 3

For Blue Bulls:
Tries:
Nonkontwana, Van Zyl, Visagie, Matthews, Gelant, Warner,
Cons: De Beer 2, Stander 3
Pens: De Beer, Gelant

Yellow Card: AJ Coertzen (Griquas, 53 - Cynical foul)


Teams:

Griquas: 15 Adriaan Coertzen (captain), 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Tertius Kruger, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Koch Marx, 10 Andre Swarts, 9 Christiaan Meyer, 8 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 7 Sias Koen, 6 RJ Liebenberg, 5 Floris Pelser, 4 Mzwanele Zito, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 Abraham le Roux, 1 Liam Hendricks.
Replacements: 16 Marius Fourie, 17 Nicolaas Oosthuizen, 18 Jonathan Adendorf, 19 Wendal Wehr, 20 Rudi Van Rooyen, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Enver Brandt.

Blue Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Franco Naude, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Duncan Matthews, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Nic de Jager, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Boom Prinsloo (captain), 5 Abongile Nonkontwana, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 John-Roy Jenkinson, 18 Freddy Ngoza, 19 Shaun Adendorff, 20 Andre Warner, 21 Joshua Stander, 22 JT Jackson.

Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Darren Colby
TMO: JJ Wagner

Ederies Arendse (13min), Enver Brandt (21min), Jonathan Barry Janse van Rensburg (63min), and Enver Brandt (68min)
TRIES
Abongile Nonkontwana (8min), Piet van Zyl (17min), Jaco Visagie (23min), Duncan Matthews (38min), Burger Odendaal (45min), Warrick Gelant (59min), Andre Warner (60min), and Travis Ismaiel (71min)
Andre Swarts (13min), Andre Swarts (22min), George Whitehead (64min), and George Whitehead (69min)
CONVERSIONS
Marthinus de Beer (17min), Marthinus de Beer (34min), Marthinus de Beer (39min), Joshua Stander (60min), and Joshua Stander (72min)
Andre Swarts (20min), Andre Swarts (24min), Andre Swarts (43min), and Andre Swarts (52min)
PENALTIES
Marthinus de Beer (49min) and Warrick Gelant (54min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Kimberley
REFEREE AJ Jacobs