Griquas reclaimed the top spot on the standings in the Currie Cup, while the Jaguares XV booked their place in the First Division semi-finals.
Griquas registered a vital bonus-point 37-15 victory against the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday, which kept them in the semi-final race, while dealing a big blow to the host’s aspirations, while the Pumas shocked the Sharks with a 27-20 victory in Nelspruit earlier in the day.
In Friday’s match, The Xerox Golden Lions ensured that they remained the only unbeaten team in the competition as they held their nerve in a hard-fought encounter against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein for a narrow 24-22 victory.
In the Currie Cup First Division, the Jaguares XV cemented their semi-final spot as they powered their way to their fifth successive victory, while the Valke and Griffons also remained on track for top-four finishes.
The Jaguares XV were in sublime form, defeating defending champions, the SWD Eagles, 83-3 in Potchefstroom, while the Valke registered a convincing 31-17 victory against the Boland Cavaliers in Worcester and the Down Touch Griffons beat the Leopards 47-28 in Welkom.
The EP Elephants, meanwhile, registered a 37-12 victory against Border in Mthatha to ensure that they still had a shot at a semi-final berth, but the battle for places could come down to the wire with the Boland Cavaliers, Leopards and SWD Eagles also still in contention.
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