New flyhalf for Griquas

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 20 Aug 2014 at 10:18
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Ikey Tigers flyhalf Dean Grant will be on debut for GWK Griquas this weekend, with coach Hawies Fourie entrusting the new man with the vital number 10 jersey for the round three match against the Steval Pumas in Nelspruit.

An injury to Nico Scheepers has prompted a reshuffle, with Francois Brummer moving to the fullback position. Jonathan Francke returns at outside centre in the other change to the backline, with PJ Vermeulen dropping out.

Up front, Ruan Lerm comes in to make his debut at flank, ahead of Hilton Lobberts, while Jonathan Adendorf also returns to the side, at lock. Doppies la Grange, the former Lions man who has joined Griquas after a spell in Italy, has been included on the bench and stands to make his debut for his new side.

GWK Griquas: 15 Francois Brummer, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Jonathan Francke, 12 Wayne Stevens (captain), 11 PJ Vermeulen, 10 Dean Grant, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Ruan Lerm, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Jonathan Adendorf, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Steph Roberts

Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Maks van Dyk, 18 Hugo Kloppers, 19 RJ Liebenberg, 20 Abrie Griesel, 21 Doppies la Grange, 22 Niel Marais


  • This should be an interesting game. Always thought Brummer was a better 15 than 10. He has a good boot and likes to run the ball.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.08.14 10:24:29 by SheldonK Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 1) : Interesting indeed but Pumas should edge it at home.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.08.14 10:50:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 2) : If they play like their last 2 games then Pumas should take it at home.

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.08.14 11:22:28 by SheldonK Reply

  • Well, thanks to Stonehouse and his head Minion, I’ll be hoping for a Kwas win….would love to hear the excuses from Nelspruit – blaming everything including the Ebola virus. šŸ™„

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.08.14 12:00:20 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 4) : It seems you have been cured of the notion to get Stonehouse involved at the Sharks šŸ˜†

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.08.14 12:09:56 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 5) : ABSOLUTELY!!!

    It was like a bout of measles, but once you’re cured, you can’t get it again. šŸ˜ˆ

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.08.14 12:13:23 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Doppie la Grange has snuck his way onto that Kwas bench without much fanfare….wonder why he came back to SA, he was an absolute thorn in the Sharks’ side when he played for the Lions.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.08.14 12:15:00 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Stonehouse’s rant also convinced me to support the kwaste this weekend

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.08.14 12:24:26 by HeinF Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : Isn’t he very injury-prone?

    @FireTheLooser (Comment 4) : @HeinF (Comment 8) : Does that mean you also wouldn’t welcome Michael Cheika at the Sharks (who pulls these stunts on a far more consistent basis)? Even Brendan Venter’s had a good post-match rant. Allow the man the luxury of losing his cool once in a while, he’s still a great coach. šŸ˜€

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.08.14 12:39:42 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : Lol, he has been biatching about that all week. He is so fickle, liked Stonehouse the one minute, then because ol Jimmy didn’t give due credit to the Sharks, it has all but soured the milk in his belly lol

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.08.14 12:55:49 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 10) : You stalkin me old boy? šŸ˜ˆ

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.08.14 13:41:46 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : If we don’t mind rants and the stupid things coaches say, then what on earth were we complaining about re: PdV? šŸ˜‰

    I hold fast to that age old characteristic – albeit old fashioned these days – named sportsmanship. The reason you shake the hand of your opponent at the end of a hard fought game, giving credit to your opposition because he ultimately gave as much, if not more, than you did on the day.

    A little respect and humility goes a long way.

    It’s the reason I don’t watch soccer….and the reason a guy like Ronaldo will always irritate me, no matter how good he is at what he does.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.08.14 13:42:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : You misunderstand me, it’s not that I don’t mind it, it’s simply that I acknowledge that these tend to be passionate people underneath what Rob would refer to as “the thin veneer of professionalism”. I’m not condoning the behaviour of someone like Cheika, and Divvie was the master of saying nothing using as many words as possible. All I’m saying is I don’t mind seeing the passion bubble up from under every now and then, and that it doesn’t take away from the ability of said person. Should they attempt to improve and reign it in though? Heck yes!

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.08.14 13:57:42 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 13) : The thing is, not only did he not correct his captain for his poor sportsmanship during the post match interview – but he goes on to reaffirm it.

    Let’s see if they’ve learned form their “mistake”, but the fact that the coach echoes his captain, tells me this is already a culture at the Pumas.

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.08.14 14:12:17 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : eish talk about the king of chokers,jokers/cheika’s, all the same crap

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.08.14 14:39:23 by benji Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 14) : Time will tell, hopefully it isn’t a culture thing.

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.08.14 14:56:54 by vanmartin Reply
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