Tafel Lager Griquas Bully DHL Western Province Into Submission

Tafel Lager Griquas hosted DHL Western Province this afternoon at Tafel Lager Park. A victory for either side would have given their playoff hopes a massive boost. Tafel Lager Griquas did everything and a bit more what was expected from them a scored a bonus-point win with 46-25. This win moved Griquas 3rd on the Carling Currie Cup log with just one week to go.

Griquas dominated most of the match and lead 24-18 at the break. Two early tries by Griquas in the second half secured a great win for the boys from Kimberley.

03:06 Tim Swiel converted WP's first penalty (00-03).

06:07 George Whitehead converted Griquas' first penalty to level the scores (03-03).

18:09 Gideon vd Merwe score the Pumas 1st try from the back of a 5m lineout maul (10-03).

20:00 At this stage still a stop-start affair with both sides still very much in the game.

23:23 James Verity-Amm (Griquas) received a yellow card.

25:26 Sergeal Petersen scored WP's first try (10-10).

27:28 Hanru Sirgel scored the Griquas' second try (10-17)

27:28 Paul de Wet (Western Province) received a yellow card.

30:43 Ruhan Nel scored WP's second try (17-15).

37:56 Tim Swiel converted his second penalty (17-18).

41:33 Adre Smith scored the Griquas 3rd try. The Griquas were over the tryline several times with Adre earning just rewards for Griquas as the halftime break begins (24-18).

40:00 No clear favourite at halftime, however, the Pumas has the momentum on their side. A match still balanced on a knife's edge.

41:47 Griquas' captain Ruan Steenkamp used his team's forward dominance to force his way over the WP's tryline for Griquas' 3rd try (31-18).

50:35 James Verity-Amm scored the Geiquas 4th and bonus-point try. Griquas physically dominating their opponents (36-18).

60:00 Griquas edging away from WP as the side from Kimberley dominate everything physical. Griquas are on their way to a Carling Currie Cup semi-final.

63:49 Neethling Fouche goes over under the poles from a 5m lineout maul (36-25).

71:25 George Whitehead converted another penalty for Griquas (39-25).

75:55 James Verity-Amm scored his second for Griquas to seal a great win (46-25)

DHL Western Province: Tries: Sergeal Petersen, Ruhan Nel, Neethling Fouche. Conversions: Tim Swiel (2). Penalties: Tim Swiel (2).
Tafel Lager Griquas: Tries: Gideon vd Merwe, Hanru Sirgel, Adre Smith, Ruan Steenkamp, James Verity-Amm (2). Conversions: George Whitehead (5). Penalties: George Whitehead (2).

Tafel Lager Griquas: 15. Ashlon Davids, 14. Eduan Keyter, 13. Chris Hollis, 12. Jonathan Francke, 11. James Verity-Amm, 10. George Whitehead, 9. Stefan Ungerer, 8. Ruan Steenkamp ©, 7. Hanru Sirgel, 6. Gideon vd Merwe, 5. Stefan Willemse, 4. Adre Smith, 3. Erich de Jager, 2. Alandre van Rooyen, 1. Mox Mxoli. Replacements: 16. Janco Uys, 17. Andrew Beerwinkel, 18. Janu Botha, 19. Cameron Momsen, 20. Johan Momsen 21. Reagan Oranje, 22. Tinus de Beer, 23. Ederies Arendse, 24. Andrew Kuhn 25. Luyolo Dapula, 26. Zander du Plessis

DHL Western Province: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Johan du Toit, 6 Nama Xaba, 5 David Meihuizen, 4 Ernst van Rhyn (captain), 3 Sazi Sandi, 2 Andre-Hugo Venter, 1 Kwenzo Blose. Replacements (from): 16 JJ Kotze, 17 Dian Bleuler, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Simon Miller, 20 Marcel Theunissen, 21 Deon Fourie, 22 , 23 Cornel Smit, 24 Dan du Plessis, 25 Tristan Leyds.