Griquas not stopping yet

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 27 Jul 2009 at 07:38
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Three-from-three and the only team with a 100 percent record. That is what has put Griquas at the top of the Currie Cup standings after three rounds, but coach Dawie Theron wants more.

The men from Kimberley are on 15 points, five clear of the second-placed Golden Lions – another of the unfancied teams that have taken advantage of the absence of 20-odd Springboks from the Premier Division.

Griquas secured their third successive victory – an emphatic 80-7 victory over the Boland Cavaliers in Kimberley – at the weekend.

The Kimberley side outplayed their opponents in every facet of play and ran in 12 tries to the one scored by the Wellington team.

As a result, Griquas continue their early domination at the top of the Currie Cup log.

“We are very happy with this win. It’s been a good start for us to make it three out of three in the Currie Cup,” said Griquas coach Dawie Theron.

“The important thing for us now is to continue with this momentum going forward. I hope the confidence amongst the players will increase after such a result.

“But we must remember, we still have to play some of the top teams in the competition. So for now, we are still taking it one game at a time.”

The Boland players were obviously a deflated group, as were their coaching staff.

“It’s always disappointing to lose a match, but we are extremely sad with the scoreline,” said Boland Cavaliers coach Deon Davids after the match.

“All credit to Griquas. They outplayed us on the day. We need to go back to the drawing board very quickly and try and put this result behind us and focus on our next match.”


  • I think Griquas will make the semis this year!!!

    The Cheetahs will suffer due to their poor start.

    My prediction for the semis: Bulls, Sharks, WP, Griquas!! 😎

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.07.09 08:41:49 by wpw Reply
  • Who have the Kwasse played so far? One no name brand, the Cheetahs and a team that hardly belongs in the ‘b-section’ let alone the ‘a-section’.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.07.09 14:01:11 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 2) :

    But they beat Boland a hello f a lot more convincing than the Sharks did..?

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.07.09 14:20:17 by Prof. Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 3) : They did, but Boland dropped like half their team including their captain after the Sharks match.

    But bet you that whoever Boland puts out against WP it’ll be a close one. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.07.09 14:23:31 by McLovin Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 1) : what about the Lions?

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.07.09 14:28:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 4) :


  • Comment 6, posted at 27.07.09 14:31:04 by Prof. Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • As I haven’t seen Griquas play this year, and I probably can’t name 3 of their players, I’ll reserve judgment.

    Leopards & Boland should be five points guarenteed for everyone in the league.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.07.09 14:36:14 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 7) : Ja but WP always lose to them.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.07.09 15:06:10 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 7) :

    i dont know if they’ll hold aainst the “bigger names” but they sure as hell will give it a good go! They play rather exiting style..IMHO..

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.07.09 15:13:51 by Prof. Ice Reply
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