Tinus De Beer Golden Boot Secure The Win Against The Pumas

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Tafel Lager Griquas hosted the New Nation Pumas in Kimberley and won 23-22 with the boot of Tinus de Beer the deciding factor.

Ill-discipline by both sides with a missed penalty by Pumas' Eddie Eddie Fouché that "secured" the game for Griquas.

20:00 There was no score in the first twenty minutes. Griquas enjoyed much of the territorial advantage which forced the Pumas to run from their own territory. The Griquas looked good going into the second quarter.

26:56 Tinus de Beer convert a penalty to score the first points of the match. (03-00)

33:25 Daniel Kasende scored the first try for the Griquas. Kasende picked up a grubber from his teammate and ran 20 meters to score his try in the corner. (08-00)

38:33 Tinus de Beer converts his second penalty. (11-00)

40:00 The momentum is at this stage with the Griquas. The Pumas ill-discipline not only cost them points against him but also cost them momentum when on the attack. 

41:00 Ettiene Taljaard scored the Pumas first try of the match. A 15 man attack from the kick-off with Brandon Valentyn's bullocking run causing the biggest damage to the Griquas defence. (11-05)

48:50 Simon Westraad score the try from a 5m line-out. The Pumas take the lead for the first time in this match. (11-12)

55:02 A penalty try was awarded to the Pumas after their dominant forward maul was collapsed by the Griquas for a second time in two minutes. The Griquas reduced to 13 men. (11-19)

60:06 Tinus de Beer converted his 3rd penalty. (14-19)

60:00 The pure traditional Afrikaans that the Pumas head coach spoke to suggest some alternative options to his team worked. The Pumas is a new team since the second half started.

63:11 Tinus de Beer converted his 4th penalty. A swing in momentum back to the Griquas is becoming evident. (17-19)

65:40 Scoreboard pressure forced the Pumas' Eddie Fouché to convert a penalty rather than going to the poles. (17-22)

70:33 Tinus de Beer convert another penalty. (20-22)

78:15 The ill-discipline by the Pumas gave the Griquas the lead back after Tinus de Beer converted his 6th penalty. (23-22)

 The Griquas deservedly won this game after the 3rd quarter in which the Pumas almost did enough to win the game.

Tafel Lager Griquas: Tries: Daniel Kasende. Penalties: Tinus de Beer (6).
NNC Pumas: Tries: Ettienne Taljaard, Simon Westraad, Penalty Try. Conversions: Eddie Fouché. Penalty: Eddie Fouché

Tafel Lager Griquas: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Daniel Kasende, 13 Michal Haznar, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 James Verity-Amm, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Stefan Ungerer (captain), 8 Carl Els, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Andries Schutte, 2 Alandre van Rooyen, 1 Mox Mxoli. Replacements (from): 16 HJ Luus, 17 Andrew Beerwinkel, 18 Tijde Visser, 19 Ewan Coetzee, 20 Sibabalo Qoma, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Johnathan Francke, 23 Enver Brandt, 24 Bandisa Ndlovu, 25 Tiaan van der Merwe, 26 Raegan Oranje.

NNC Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Tapiwa Mafura, 13 Erich Cronjé, 12 Ali Ngijima, 11 Etienne Taljaard, 10 Eddie Fouché, 9 Chriswill September, 8 Francois Kleinhans, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Pieter Janse van Vuren (captain), 4 Jaco Willemse, 3 Marné Coetzee, 2 Simon Westraadt, 1 Morgan Naudé. Replacements (from): 16 Hendrik van Schoor, 17 Ig Prinsloo, 18 Dewald Maritz, 19 Brandon Valentyn, 20 Ginter Smuts, 21 Sebastian de Klerk, 22. Phumzile Maqondwana, 23 Dimaza