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Cavaliers run Griffons ragged

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 18 Oct 2008 at 06:40

The Boland Cavaliers made their intentions clear to stay in next year’s Currie Cup competition when they ran the Griffons off their feet in a promotion/relegation rugby match on Friday.

Boland won 54-15 after leading 42-3 at halftime.

News24 reports that the Cavaliers, however, had a very disappointing second half.

They made several handling errors, lost strong man Janro van Niekerk in the 67th minute with what seemed to be a serious ankle injury. Flanker Angelo Brinkhuis was yellow-carded five minutes later and lock Bradley Mockford stretchered off in the 75th minute when play was stopped for more than five minutes.

From the 10th minute on it was one-way traffic when Watts intercepted to score his first of four tries under the posts. Justin Peach converted (7-0). Soon afterwards the Griffons were awarded a penalty which flyhalf Jandre Blom converted (7-3).

Then it was all Watts magic.

Impressive period by Cavaliers

He scored his second try in the 24th minute after several players handled the ball. Peach added the extra points. (14-3) Four minutes later left wing Danwel Demas scored after Piet van Zyl kicked ahead. Peach converted. (21-3) In the 32nd minute Watts scored his third try after an impressive period by the Cavaliers. Peach again added the extra points. (28-3).

Four minutes later it was Watts again after splendid work by Zolani Mofu and Deon Scholtz. Peach converted. (35-3) In the 38th minute it was Van Zyl’s turn to score under the posts for Peach to convert (42-3).

In the 45th minute the Griffons regained some pride when loosehead prop Sarel Louw broke through a line-out to score untouched. Blom succeeded with the conversion. (42-10).

In the 67th minute it was that man Watts again when he sent Scholtz away for the team’s seventh try. (47-10).

Three minutes from the end nippy Griffons centre Jaco Jackson slipped through for a try. (47-15) In the dying seconds replacement scrumhalf Neil Papier set up a movement which was rounded off by replacement centre Lionel Cornelius. Watts added the conversion. (54-15)


  • Bradley Mockford stretchered off in the 75th minute when play was stopped for more than five minutes.

    That is not good. he has been in fine form for these guys and if play was stopped for 5minutes it seems serious.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.10.08 06:46:15 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • Anyway at least the Cheetahs will be happy with this result as well. 🙄

    Now they have a B side for their players to stay match fit in for another season.

    There is another game to come but there is IMO no way that Cheetah B is going to turn around a 39 point defecit.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.10.08 06:51:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • This B side thing…. 🙄

    At least Boland is still playing attractive running rugby.

    BTW, if I had more Boland and Valke players in my F/League team, I would have had SOMETHING to say here. As it is, my lips are sealed. 😈

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.10.08 08:11:27 by Silver Fox Reply
    Silver Fox
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    That is a shame..hope he is okay…Ill be very suprised if a bigger union doesn’t pick him up for next season.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.10.08 09:20:10 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply
  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 4) :

    I am surprised it hasn’t happened already.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.10.08 09:34:08 by KSA Shark © Reply
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