Pretorius returns for Griquas

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 17 Aug 2011 at 15:09
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Top Super Rugby try-scorer, scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius, will start for Griquas against the Blue Bulls on Friday as he marks his return from injury. Pretorius will make his first appearance of the Currie Cup season in a strong Griquas side.

In a side littered with former Sharks representatives (which one isn’t, though?) regular flyhalf Monty Dumond will start at fullback, leaving Riaan Viljoen to continue at wing. Jean Stemmet, one of the revelations of the competition so far, is again at outside centre, with Earl Rose partnering Pretorius among the halfbacks.

Left wing Dusty Noble and flank Justin Downey are the other former Sharks players in the starting team, while replacement scrumhalf Marnus Hugo played age-group rugby in Durban. In an interesting move, loose forward Marnus Schoeman, a contracted Bulls junior on loan to Griquas, has been named on the bench and will presumably come on to face his former (and future) team mates, themselves struggling through somewhat of a loose forward crises. Another man who knows Pretoria well is lock forward Hendrik Roodt, a former Bulls player who has emerged as one of the best locks in the Currie Cup to date.

Griquas: 15 Monty Dumond; 14 Riaan Viljoen, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Matthew Rosslee, 11 Dusty Noble; 10 Earl Rose, 9 Sarel Pretorius; 8 Jonathan Mokuena (capt), 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Justin Downey, 5 Martin Muller, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Jean Botha.
16 Matthew Dobson, 17 Ivann Espag, 18 Frikkie Spies, 19 Marnus Schoeman, 20 Marnus Hugo, 21 Barry Geel, 22 Wilmaure Louw.


  • these okes are going to whack the Bulls by about 20

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.08.11 15:11:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    Bulls in trouble I reckon.

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.08.11 15:29:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • ag nee what happened to Vogt … ai jai jai ….

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.08.11 16:01:08 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : u reckon…. Pick them on LMS then ;)

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.08.11 16:58:13 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 4) : umm, no… I’ll go with the Sharks thanks

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.08.11 17:03:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.08.11 17:35:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • Griquas may just take this one

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.08.11 06:53:11 by Mutley Reply
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