Anthony Volmink scored a brace, including a late long-range try, to help Griquas beat the Pumas 37-29 in Kimberley on Friday night.
Griquas moved to the top of the Currie Cup standings at this early stage of the competition, with the bonus-point win following an impressive victory over the Sharks in their opening fixture.
The Pumas are still winless after they again fell short in the dying stages, having suffered a one-point defeat against the Lions last Saturday.
Volmink opened the scoring for the home side with a wonderful break from his own half, but it was his second try in the 77th minute that set up the win for Griquas after the two teams were deadlocked at 29-29 with 10 minutes to go in the fixture.
Another bonus-point win in the single-round competition is massive for the home team, who in the end outscored the Pumas by five tries to four to move up to 10 points in the Currie Cup standings.
#CurrieCup – RESULT:
Griquas 37-29 Pumas
The second half proved to be an entertaining 40 minutes with the home side edging out the Pumas by eight points. pic.twitter.com/8YqGXvpSBU
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Griquas – Tries: Anthony Volmink (2), Eduan Keyter, Ewald van der Westhuizen, Andre Swarts. Conversions: George Whitehead (3). Penalties: Whitehead, Tinus de Beer.
Pumas – Tries: Morne Joubert, Andrew Beerwinkel, Ryan Nell, Alwayno Visagie. Conversions: Kobus Marais (2), Chris Smith. Penalties: Kobus Marais.
Griquas – 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Michal Haznar, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 George Whitehead (captain), 9 Zak Burger, 8 Neill Jordaan, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Victor Sekekete, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 AJ Le Roux, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Subs: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Mox Mxoli, 18 Johan Momson, 19 Zandre Jordaan, 20 Chriswill September, 21 Tinus de Beer, 22 Bjorn Basson, 23 Ruan Kramer.
Pumas – 15 Devon Williams, 14 Morné Joubert, 13 Ryan Nell (capt), 12 Henko Marais, 11 Etienne Taljaard, 10 Kobus Marais, 9 Reynier van Rooyen, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Carel du Preez, 6 Jeandré Rudolph, 5 Stefan Willemse, 4 Le Roux Roets, 3 Marné Coetzee, 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1 Andrew Beerwinkel.
Subs: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 De-Jay Terblanche, 18 Hilton Lobberts, 19 Phumzile Maqondwana, 20 Ashlon Davids, 21 Chris Smith, 22 Alwayno Visagie, 23 Morgan Naude.
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