Richard Ferguson

Griquas throw in the towel


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 9 Oct 2013 at 10:24
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Outgoing Griquas coach Pote Human has given his regular starters the week off in naming a completely new side for the match against the Lions at Ellis Park this weekend.

Griquas will finish last on the Currie Cup log after their worst season in a very long time, and will face the Pumas in a promotion relegation match to decide who plays Currie Cup Premier Division next year. This game might or might not take place, following the news of a potential revote.

Human has opted not to play Springbok Willie le Roux, giving him the week off as well.

Regulars like half backs Marnus Hugo and Francois Brummer take rest, while front rankers Steph Roberts and Ryno Barnes also step aside for some fresh faces. Lourens Adriaanse is back to captain the side

There is a large ex-Sharks contingent in the backline, even without the impressive Howard Mnisi, with Gouws Prinsloo, Luzuko Vulindlu and Jean Stemmet playing fullback, wing and outside centre respectively.

Griquas: 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Luzuko Vulindlu, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Jonathan Francke, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Du Randt Gerber, 9 Jacques Coetzee, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 Jaco Nepgen, 6 RJ Liebenberg, 5 Rory Arnold, 4 Rynard Landman, 3 Lourens Adriaanse (c), 2 Matt Dobson, 1 Janro van Niekerk.

Substitutes: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Brummer Badenhorst, 18 Dalton Davis, 19 Patrick O’Brien, 20 Enrico Acker, 21 JP Nel, 22 Logan Basson.



12 Comments

  • Sharks to win by 4

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.10.13 10:31:53 by Uli Reply
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  • Oh and JP Nel to get a RED card.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.10.13 10:32:13 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 1) :

    Sharks are playing Western Province, just FYI

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.10.13 10:33:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : FYI, it was a joke as the G team is mostly ex Sharks ;)

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.10.13 10:46:01 by Uli Reply
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  • Rich. If there was a promotion relegation? When would it be?

    If it is straight after the CC finals. Maybe Pote is resting players for the promotion relegation.

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.10.13 10:48:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    Yes, I meant to work that into the article, but must have gone missing.

    He is resting players for the Promo / Relegation match.

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.10.13 10:51:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : Will this even take place after the news that a revote might be on the cards?

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.10.13 11:01:22 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @R Hayward (Comment 7) :

    The happenings of a revote might make this match, or matches, null and void.

    Until we have news that SARU will actually allow a revote, the promo matches stand

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.10.13 11:10:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) : Revote on what exactly?

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.10.13 16:18:21 by David12246 Reply

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  • Guys,

    Are Griquas playing the team finishing 1st in the reg. season of the First Division, or the team winning the play-offs?

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.10.13 03:12:24 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @David12246 (Comment 9) :

    A revote on whether or not to expand to 8 teams again in the Premier. The first vote was 19-10, but a 75% approval rate is needed for the decision to be finalized. Boland, Border, SWD, Leopards and Valke voted against the decision because it would significantly weaken the First Division.

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.10.13 03:14:09 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 10) : 1st in reg season, in other words the Pumas

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.10.13 03:35:15 by robdylan Reply
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