Richard Ferguson

Currie Cup 2012 – Lions (32) vs Griquas (42) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 31 Aug 2012 at 17:00
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Currie Cup action for the weekend kicks off tonight, with the Lions hosting a disappointing Griquas outfit, with no wins from their first three starts. The Lions sit at the top of the Currie Cup log, and will look to make full use of their home advantage and the availability of Elton Jantjes to stay there.

The Lions have made a few unnecessary changes, which seem silly, but coach Johan Ackermann seems to know what he is doing, and shifting Josh Struass to lock might be genius in the long run. Another change comes at halfback, where Ross Cronje gets a start ahead of Michael Bondesio.

Griquas coach Pote Human has also made changes, but these are more out of anger than anything else, as he struggles to find combinations that work in match conditions, with his team only managing to put together forty minutes of good rugby a match. Jean Stemmet comes into the midfield in place of Stefan Watermeyer, while Justin Downey drops to the bench In favour of Marnus Schoeman.

This match should be pretty close, as all Currie Cup encounters are this year so far, but I suspect the Lions will have too much in the tank for the pou-blou.

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 JR Esterhuizen, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Willie Britz, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Joshua Strauss, 3 CJ Van der Linde, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain).

Replacements: 16 Callie Visagie/Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Cobus Grobbelaar, 20 Michael Bondesio, 21 Alwyn Hollenbach, 22 Deon Helberg.

Griquas: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Jannie Boshoff, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Walter Venter, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 Wesley Wilkins, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Martin Muller, 4 Rynhardt Landman, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes (captain), 1 Steph Roberts.

Replacements: 16 Matthew Dobson, 17 Ivann Espag, 18 Frikkie Spies, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Jacques Coetzee, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Matthew Rosslee.



38 Comments

  • Go LIONS!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.08.12 17:24:59 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 1) : sorry… have to go the other way

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.08.12 17:33:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rondylan
    Ill always go Lions, then Sharks

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.08.12 17:51:25 by Mutley Reply

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  • Kick off

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.08.12 19:11:14 by Mutley Reply

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  • Penalty Brummer
    Griekwas 3
    Lions 0
    4min

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.08.12 19:14:43 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try Ross Cronje

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.08.12 19:15:35 by Mutley Reply

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  • Conversion missed
    Lions 5
    Griekwas 3
    7min

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.08.12 19:16:51 by Mutley Reply

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  • Penalty Jantjies
    Lions 8
    Griekwas 3
    10min

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.08.12 19:19:46 by Mutley Reply

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  • Penalty Brummer
    Griekwas 6
    Lions 8
    12min

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.08.12 19:22:03 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try Jansen

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.08.12 19:25:35 by Mutley Reply

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  • Conversion over
    Griekwas 13
    Lions 8
    16min

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.08.12 19:26:46 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try Jannie Boshoff

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.08.12 19:33:25 by Mutley Reply

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  • Conversion over
    Griekwas 20
    Lions 8
    22min

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.08.12 19:34:14 by Mutley Reply

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  • Penalty Jantjies
    Lions 11
    Griekwas 20
    27min

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.08.12 19:38:33 by Mutley Reply

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  • Penalty Brummer
    Griekwas 23
    Lions 11
    32min

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.08.12 19:43:45 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try Jaco Kriel!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.08.12 19:44:36 by Mutley Reply

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  • Conversion good
    Lions 18
    Griekwas 23
    34min

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.08.12 19:45:43 by Mutley Reply

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  • TMO try for Griekwas???

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.08.12 19:47:13 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try given

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.08.12 19:49:19 by Mutley Reply

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  • Conversion missed
    Griekwas 28
    Lions 18
    36min

  • Comment 20, posted at 31.08.12 19:50:34 by Mutley Reply

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  • Halftime
    Griekwas 28
    Lions 18

  • Comment 21, posted at 31.08.12 19:54:51 by Mutley Reply

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  • Brummer starts the 2nd half

  • Comment 22, posted at 31.08.12 20:05:56 by Mutley Reply

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  • Le Roux scores the bonus point try

  • Comment 23, posted at 31.08.12 20:09:33 by Mutley Reply

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  • Brummer converts
    Griekwas 35
    Lions 18
    45min

  • Comment 24, posted at 31.08.12 20:10:51 by Mutley Reply

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  • Griekwas running riot

  • Comment 25, posted at 31.08.12 20:11:48 by Mutley Reply

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  • 60min still
    Griekwas 35
    Lions 18

  • Comment 26, posted at 31.08.12 20:30:19 by Mutley Reply

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  • Try!!!!!!! Volmink

  • Comment 27, posted at 31.08.12 20:37:15 by Mutley Reply

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  • Converted
    Lions 25
    Griekwas 35
    69min

  • Comment 28, posted at 31.08.12 20:38:09 by Mutley Reply

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  • Another try Anthony Volmink!!!!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 31.08.12 20:39:05 by Mutley Reply

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  • Conversion over Butch James
    Lions 32
    Griekwas 35
    71min

  • Comment 30, posted at 31.08.12 20:40:13 by Mutley Reply

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  • Stemmet scores what should be the winning try

  • Comment 31, posted at 31.08.12 20:46:46 by Mutley Reply

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  • Brummer converts
    Griekwas 42
    Lions 32
    78min

  • Comment 32, posted at 31.08.12 20:48:14 by Mutley Reply

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  • Griekwas wins 42-32

  • Comment 33, posted at 31.08.12 20:49:33 by Mutley Reply

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  • Scintillating stuff from the Griquas, resisting every natural instinct to kick, and running that ball with fine style, with backs and forwards interlinking.

    I’m glad they came away with the win, keeps them in the race and definitely another team not to be taken lightly.

    Truly the CC is a Top 6 competition. No bore resting players for the minnows, every game is make or break.

  • Comment 34, posted at 31.08.12 20:59:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • I was a bit hesitant towards the new setup of our Premier Division but now it is just looking better than it was before. We now have a full-strength competition where anyone can win. Before we had 2 teams that were only in it to decide who ends 8th and who ends 7th. Although I love to see smaller unions play (which is impossible overhere in Holland, really guys… I need help with that) the top6 teams are just in their place now. No match is an easy one, no match can be taken for granted. If only I could find a source to watch some 1st Div. Currie Cup rugby…

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.09.12 00:39:13 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 35) : holland? any rugby at all there?

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.09.12 10:09:51 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • :twisted: I hope HM can see this team. Getting the basics of rugby right. As I said this week: A player is only there to support the other players, draw the opposition and pass the ball to a supporting player to create space. Schools rugby!
    If they work on getting the basics of scrumming and line-outs right they will be a jr. NZ team. Well played (but for that short lapse in consentration.) This is also the way the sharks can play – Let us see if there is a coach who has learned from this!! :twisted:

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.09.12 14:45:59 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 36) : Well, there is a national team. I played for the national team once but the level is not even close to Georgia or Romania. We are far removed from ever standing a chance of playing in the WOrld Cup haha. But I love rugby.

    I just hope anyone can help me to find a decent stream for the Sharks match today.

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.09.12 15:47:46 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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