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Two new faces do battle for Griquas

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 2 Jul 2008 at 22:02

The Griquas rugby side will field two new faces when they tackle the Boland Cavaliers in their Currie Cup encounter in Wellington on Friday.

Rugby 365 reports that former Boland prop, Ruaan du Preez, who had been training with Western Province so far this season, will make his debut at tighthead prop for Griquas.

Livewire James van der Walt, who is on loan from the Blue Bulls, will slot in at hooker between Du Preez and Albertus Buckle.

On paper coach Dawie Theron has a very powerful team with Heinrich Stride, Stefan Gerber and Frans Viljoen forming a formidable loose trio.

But their direct opponents, Dries van Schalkwyk, Frankie Horne and Zolani Mofu also rate among the best.

Griquas have their backs against the wall after two consecutive defeats and all indications are that Friday’s game can go a long way in deciding their position on the log at the end of the season.

Centre Herkie Kruger will lead the team, which includes exciting runners such as fullback Riaan Viljoen and Bjorn Basson, who will turn out at left wing.

Griquas: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Gavin Passens, 13 Jaco Bekker, 12 Herkie Kruger (captain), 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Conrad Barnard, 9 Tobie Botes, 8 Heinrich Stride, 7 Stefan Gerber, 6 Frans Viljoen, 5 Jacques Lombaard, 4 Wayne van Heerden, 3 Ruaan du Preez, 2 James van der Walt, 1 Albertus Buckle.
Replacements: 16 Dean Hopp, 17 Stef Roberts, 18 Cilliers Coetzer, 19 Gareth Krause, 20 Sarel Pretorius, 21 Lafras Uys, 22 Egon Seconds.


  • Egon Seconds 😯 I thought he was a retired player.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.07.08 22:04:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • He did not retire KSA.

    Last i heard he was playing for a Club side (Hamiltons) here in CT.

    I still can’t believe WP Rugby released him. 😯

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.07.08 07:02:43 by wpw Reply
  • The van der walt clan are amazing. They just never stop going. At last count, there were at least 4 of them who have played provincial rugby

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.07.08 07:38:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Where the Bok Team posting… 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.07.08 07:58:57 by Charlie Reply

  • Ja Rob, where’s the team??? 🙄

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.07.08 08:03:32 by wpw Reply
  • Big Joe is apparently at 8 and Jantjes at 15. 😯

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.07.08 08:04:37 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 6) : It will be up when I’m done watching tv with my kid 🙂

    Wes, nothing stopping you writing it up

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.07.08 08:21:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • I know Rob… Thread is up! 🙄

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.07.08 08:25:07 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 8) : Good work! How’s the little one?

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.07.08 08:30:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Still can’t get over the fact that we bought Wylie… for Egon… GARGGHHH!!! 👿

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.07.08 08:42:36 by molly Reply
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  • He’s doing well thanks…

    I am however losing some sleep but its definitely worth it.


    There was an article of Adi and his familia in last week’s YOU magazine.

    (My wife buys it btw) 🙄

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.07.08 08:43:55 by wpw Reply
  • Egon on bench for Griekwas?

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.07.08 09:37:43 by Hmmm Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 11) : Jip got the Huisgenoot issue…kullits hou ma by Afrikaans… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.07.08 10:07:29 by Charlie Reply


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