First Griquas start for Seconds

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news on 10 Jul 2008 at 09:35
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Dawie Theron has made two changes to the Griqua starting line-up for the provincial team’s eagerly-anticipated fourth-round Absa Currie Cup fixture against joint log-leaders Western Province at Absa Park, Kimberley, on Saturday afternoon.

Sarel Pretorius has been preferred at starting scrumhalf in the place of Tobie Botes who this time out has been named among the replacements. At left-wing Bjorn Basson is unwell, the experienced Gavin Passens has been moved from right-wing to left and Egon Seconds will make his starting line-up debut for Griquas against his former province.

MJ Mentz comes in for Seconds on the replacements bench, while one of Rohan Kitshoff or Bees van Dyk will do duty in the place of the injured reserve hooker Dean Hopp.

In spite of this being one of those typical David v Goliath encounters and Griquas last having defeated Western Province years ago in the Currie Cup competition, the home team’s encouraging overall performance in their 9-9 draw against the Boland Cavaliers at a very wet Boland Stadium in Wellington, last Friday, has given the injury decimated Griqua squad fresh heart going into Saturday’s huge encounter.

Whatever the match outcome, Griquas are determined to again lift their game – this time against their oldest provincial rivals.

The team: Riaan Viljoen, Egon Seconds, Jaco Bekker, Herkie Kruger (captain), Gavin Passens, Conrad Barnard, Sarel Pretorius, Heinrich Stride, Stephan Gerber, Frans Viljoen, Jacques Lombaard, Wayne van Heerden, Ruaan du Preez, James van der Walt and Albertus Buckle.

Replacements (16-22 Rohan Kitshoff or Bees van Dyk, Steph Roberts, Cilliers Coetzer, Gareth Krause, Tobie Botes, Lafras Uys and MJ Mentz.


  • Good winger, Seconds. Would love to have him in black and white

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.07.08 09:37:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • >>Frist Griqaus start for Seconds


  • Comment 2, posted at 10.07.08 10:01:06 by walter van Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    Only until JPP and Odwa are back though

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.07.08 10:01:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @walter van (Comment 2) :

    I beat you by about 10seconds on that. 🙂

    It has been corrected. 😉

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.07.08 10:03:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : even brilliant people like myself are not above the occasional typo… sheesh 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.07.08 10:23:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • I will be hoping Egon does well…

    Wylie Human instead of Seconds… let me think???

    Its a no brainer Rassie… Wylie is the MAN! (NOT) 👿

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.07.08 10:25:07 by wpw Reply
  • If memory serves me well, Seconds has done his fair share of damage to the Sharks scoreline in the past.
    He will be geed up for this game, Im sure he will receive extra attention.

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.07.08 10:43:19 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : Wylie needed to complete his set, dude…

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.07.08 10:45:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Seconds has scored 50 tries in about 5/6 CC seasons and is still only 27 years old. 😯

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.07.08 10:59:30 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 9) : flipping hell…

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.07.08 11:12:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 9) :

    50 CC tries? Are you sure, the all time record was in the 60s for a while

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.07.08 15:41:34 by walter van Reply

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  • okay, you are right, here is the list

    (*) Johan Daniels Kavaliers/Lions
    70 Breyton Paulse Western Province
    65 Chris Badenhorst Free State
    58 André Joubert Free State/Natal
    51 Gerrie Germishuys Free State/Transvaal
    51 Carel du Plessis Western Province/Transvaal
    51 Niel Burger Western Province
    51 Jan-Harm van Wyk Free State/Pumas
    50 Egon Seconds Western Province

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.07.08 15:44:21 by walter van Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • I read it in last night’s argus newspaper…

    Let me try to find the list…

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.07.08 16:23:38 by wpw Reply
  • Maybe i should refresh every few minutes…

    Thanks for the list Walter…

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.07.08 16:24:17 by wpw Reply

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