RECAP | Punchy, actual Pumas declare ancient first Currie Cup name with 26-19 win over Griquas

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We have had two runnings of the nationwide anthem and the fit gets underway in a while.

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The Pumas have thrilling out of doors backs in a position to growing one thing from not anything and it’s going to take some effort to stay Devon Williams, Tapiwa Mafura, Sebastián de Klerk and Jade Stighling out of the sport.

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The choice to switch Zander du Plessis and George Whitehead within the flyhalf and fullback roles has confirmed impressed and in a large fit having two prolific kickers may end up a boon for Griquas.

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Griquas play their first Currie Cup ultimate since 1970 whilst for the Pumas that is the primary time they have got contested the championship fit on the planet’s oldest provincial rugby pageant.

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Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Tapiwa Mafura, 13 Sebastián de Klerk, 12 Eddie Fouche, 11 Jade Stighling, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Chriswill September, 8 Andre Fouche, 7 Willie Engelbrecht (captain), 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Shane Kirkwood, 4 Deon Slabbert, 3 IG Prinsloo, 2 Eduan Swart, 1 Corne Fourie. Replacements: 16 Llewellyn Classen, 17 Dewald Maritz, 18 Simon Raw, 19 Kwanda Dimaza, 20 Francois Kleinhans, 21 Giovan Snyman, 22 Ali Mgijima, 23 Alwayno Visagie.

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Griquas: 15 George Whitehead, 14 Munier Hartzenberg, 13 Sango Xamlashe (captain), 12 Rynhardt Jonker, 11 Luther Obi, 10 Zander du Plessis, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Siba Qoma, 7 Hanru Sirgel, 6 Werner Gouws, 5 Derik Pretorius, 4 Cameron Lindsay, 3 Janu Botha, 2 Janco Uys, 1 Kudzwai Dube. Replacements: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Eddie Davids, 18 Andries Schutte, 19 Johan Retief, 20 Michael Amiras, 21 Johan Mulder, 22 Fiela Boshoff, 23 Chris Hollis, 24 Gustav du Rand, 25 Luyolo Dapula, 26 Raegan Oranje.

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Hello and welcome to our protection of the Currie Cup Premier Division ultimate between Griquas and the Pumas from Windhoek Lager Park in KImberley.

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Good paintings at the kick of via the Pumas who pressure a shakey clearance and feature a lineout simply out of doors the Griquas 22.

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KICK OFF: GRIQUAS 0-0 PUMAS

De Beer kicks off deep into the Griquas part.

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A grasscutter take on is penalised and it looks as if the Pumas have known as for the kicking tee.

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PENALTY, PUMAS, FOUCHE, 0-3:

Fouche places the Pumas at the board.

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The restart is deep and accumulated via Engelbrecht however after a 2d try to lift ahead, the Pumas give away a penalty on the breakdown.

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PENALTY, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD, 3-3:

Whitehead slots his kick and parity is restored.

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A greater clearance and a lineout penalty make certain that Griquas can shift play again into the Pumas part and Whitehead kicks a stunner into the nook.

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The Pumas run it out from their very own in-goal house and make it out in their 22 sooner than knocking on and surrendering the ball again to Griquas.

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Fouche kicks lengthy after some other turnover however no longer even Mafura can haul the kick in sooner than it rolls useless and so they come again to 10 metres within the Pumas part for a scrum.

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Griquas have the Pumas hemmed in and this time they opt for protection as De Beer slams a kick into contact ten from midway.

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The Pumas release a counter after a large hit dislodges the ball however a top take on via the guests permits Griquas to transparent their strains from a penalty.

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Another kick rolls useless and the gang cross right into a lull with neither facet actually taking a look like cracking the sport open even supposing the Pumas have proven undertaking and Griquas have normally kicked smartly.

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Griquas are pushed again into their 22 as a bit of chip kick rolls into contact.

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Despite a sloppy lineout, Whitehead is sooner or later in a position to scramble it into contact however does not get numerous distance and the lineout will probably be simply out of doors their 22.

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The scrum is going down and needs to be reset regardless of the ball popping out.

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Griquas get a let-off because the Pumas throw in skew as they try a collection transfer off the lineout.

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Griquas milk the penalty and can get a unfastened go out and the lineout feed.

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Griquas win some other penalty and their skipper issues to the uprights.

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PENALTY, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD, 6-3:

Whitehead places Griquas into the lead.

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Ungerer kicks smartly to ship the Pumas again to midway after the restart.

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TRY, PUMAS, WILLIAMS, 6-8:

Williams rating sensationally after a skip cross units him away.

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The TMO must test a cross nevertheless it looks as if Williams is in on the nook after a lightning fast assault.

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CONVERSION, PUMAS, FOUCHE, 6-10:

Fouche provides the 2 and that would pressure a transformation of manner for Griquas.

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Obi will get clear of one however in the long run the assault breaks down and Griquas come again for a penalty.

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Pretorius knocks on on the lineout and the Griquas waste a possibility.

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Griquas reject a shot at target and arrange a lineout 12 metres out.

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An enormous clearance from De Beer is not into contact and Griquas run it again and will assault from simply within the Pumas part with benefit.

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The assault breaks down and play will probably be introduced again for a penalty and this time Whitehead desires the tee.

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PENALTY, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD, 9-10:

Whitehead nudges a flat kick in the course of the uprights.

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Ungerer kicks however directly down the center of the park and Fouche drills a grubber into contact on Griquas’ 22.

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Whitehead seems to be for distance along with his clearance however he does not to find contact and the Pumas minimize them open at the kick go back till De Klerk is stopped within the 22.

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The Pumas grind ahead and win a penalty directly in entrance.

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Whitehead places his restart directly into contact and the Pumas have a centre spot scrum.

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PENALTY, PUMAS, FOUCHE, 9-13:

Fouche restores a four-point buffer.

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A scrumtime penalty permits De Beer to slam a kick down into the Griquas 22 and that’s the place they need to play the sport.

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The Pumas jumper is taken out however they reject the shot at target and put it out within the nook.

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TRY, PUMAS, SWART, 9-18:

The Pumas maul will get rolling and Swart bursts away to attain a take a look at that can give the Pumas a at hand part time lead.

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HALF TIME: GRIQUAS 9-18 PUMAS

Fouche misses the conversion however the Pumas nonetheless have a 9 level lead on the destroy.

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Whitehead restarts and de Beer clears however no longer into contact and Griquas run it again.

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The Pumas edge a kicking fight sooner than Griquas kick once more aimlessly.

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Griquas want to take advantage of this second which might see the momentum shift.

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This is usually a sensational take a look at from Williams however the TMO may have some paintings to do to offer affirmation with a cross to test and the touchline in play.

The TMO spots a ahead cross and the take a look at is chalked off.

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Sloppy backline paintings from Griquas sees a cross cross obviously ahead as they are trying a labored transfer however be successful simplest in entering into every different’s approach.

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By distinction the Pumas display silky talents as they assault with benefit. But they have got to come back again after a chip kick does not come off.

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PENALTY, PUMAS, FOUCHE, 9-21:

Fouche slots a kick from directly in entrance to stretch his facet’s benefit.

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The Pumas are penalised after the restart and so they name for the tee however the penalty is reversed for foul play.

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TRY, PUMAS, ENGELBRECHT, 9-26:

Engelbrecht rounds off a really perfect piece of play from the Pumas, that includes slick arms and nice offloads and the skipper merits that.

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The Pumas maul up against the Griquas 22 sooner than being stopped however they nonetheless have the ball.

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Fouche’s conversion is overlooked however this sport is getting clear of Griquas.

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The referee lectures the entrance rows after a problematic scrum needs to be reset.

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Griquas have an attacking scrum however will have to be feeling the warmth because the Pumas have a three-score lead as we manner the hour.

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Griquas win a scrum time penalty and Whitehead nudges it into the nook to arrange the lineout.

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The Pumas protect manfully preventing the Griquas maul and preserving on because the hosts assault over and over again.

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Griquas swing it vast as they assault with benefit however Williams intercepts and it needs to be introduced again.

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Griquas faucet and cross however the Pumas recover from the ball and win an enormous penalty that would simply demoralise Griquas past restore.

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Griquas faucet and cross however the Pumas recover from the ball and win an enormous penalty that would simply demoralise Griquas past restore.

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TRY, GRIQUAS, HARTZENBURG, 14-26:

The Pumas fluff a lineout and a snappy tapped unfastened kick sees Hartzenburg set away into teh nook.

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CONVERSION, GRIQUAS, 16-26:

Whitehead converts and the gang are up.

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Griquas must dot useless after a rate down and the TMO has to adjudged whether or not it used to be carried again or no longer. The Pumas get the attacking scrum.

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The Pumas assault with endurance content material to run down the clock whilst they’re within the crimson zone.

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De Klerk is pushed over the road however held up and Griquas have a goal-line dropout.

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Griquas get a reliving penalty and will transfer the sport again the place they want it to be within the Pumas part.

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Griquas fight to get past the 10 in ownership however they maintain coming.

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Griquas must run it again from deep and so they do smartly to rise up against midway sooner than its introduced again for a penalty which they use to take the sport into the Pumas part.

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Griquas are on the lookout for a rating to arrange a grandstand end to this Currie Cup ultimate and their maul rumbles against the Pumas 22.

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The Pumas win a scrum as they pressure Griquas again and the ball is caught as the ground of a ruck.

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Unbelievably Griquas cough up the ball once more as they throw in skew on the lineout and that takes the air out of the stadium.

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Griquas arrange an attacking lineout with the penalty stemming from the TMO motion.

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The TMO is looking at doable foul play with Fouche clearing out with a hand within the face of a Griquas participant.

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Griquas stay coming however the Pumas are competitive in defence and so they win a penalty that may well be sufficient to safe the Currie Cup.

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The Pumas have an attacking lineout and will near to shut out this sport with some other rating right here. However, they lose it ahead. The Pumas lose out however they’re deep within the Griquas 22.

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Griquas scrum for the penalty and get it and now want to get on with the sport which sees them pass over contact with the kick.

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Griquas have a penalty however they want to act temporarily.

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Griquas have some other penalty and once more Whitehead will take a look at for target.

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Whitehead overlooked the kick at target and that would carry and finish to their hopes of victory.

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PENALTY, GRIQUAS, WHITEHEAD, 19-26:

Whitehead slots and we will be able to have our giant end.

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FULL TIME: GRIQUAS, 19-26 PUMAS

The Pumas have achieved it, they win the Currie Cup for the primary time.

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The Pumas win the penalty and its all over the place.

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Griquas are working it out from deep.

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