Griquas klap Kings

Griquas scored seven tries to beat the Eastern Province Kings 45-25 in Kimberley on Saturday.

Marnus Schoeman and Hugo Kloppers both grabbed a brace as Griquas, who led 14-13 at the break, ran rampant in the second half.

The five log points takes Griquas to within three of the Pumas with one round remaining. Griquas will travel to Pretoria to face the Blue Bulls next weekend with the Pumas taking on the EP Kings in PE.

Only the Pumas and Griquas can be relegated from the Premier Division.

Griquas – Tries: Marnus Schoeman (2), Hugo Kloppers (2), Maks van Dyk, Jonathan Francke, PJ Vermeulen. Conversions: Gouws Prinsloo (2), Dean Grant (3).
EP Kings – Tries: Penalty try, Shane Gates (2). Conversions: Gary van Aswegen, Ntabeni Dukisa. Penalties: Van Aswegen (2).

Griquas – 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Danie Dames, 13 Johnathan Francke, 12 Wayne Stevens (c), 11 PJ Vermeulen, 10 Dean Grant, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Carel Greeff, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Hugo Kloppers, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Janro van Niekerk.
Subs: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Simon Westraadt, 18 Jonathan Adendorf, 19 RJ Liebenberg, 20 Dustin Jinka, 21 Ederies Arendse, 22 Jacquin Jansen.

EP Kings – 15 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 14 Ronnie Cooke, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Ntabeni Dukisa, 10 Gary van Aswegen, 9 Tobie Botes, 8 Tim Agaba, 7 Devin Oosthuizen, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Steven Cummins, 4 Cameron Lindsay, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Charles Marais.
Subs: 16 Albé de Swardt, 17 Charl du Plessis, 18 Darron Nell, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Kevin Luiters, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Scott van Breda.

Photo: Louis Botha/Gallo Images

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