Griquas scored an 83rd minute try to secure a victory over the Lions in their Currie Cup clash in Johannesburg on Sunday.
The first half saw both sides trade a try, a penalty and a yellow card, but the Lions edged a tight first 40 minutes thanks to a successful conversion from fullback Tiaan Swanepoel, which was not matched by his opposite number. The hosts went into half time leading 10-8.
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The second half remained as close as the first, up until the 71st minute where Griquas went ahead with a try from scrumhalf Johan Mulder, converted by Eddie Fouche. The inside centre appeared to have sealed the deal with a penalty goal a few minutes later, but the Lions clawed back with a late try from flanker JC Pretorious. The conversion was unsuccessful, and it seemed the game would end in a stalemate.
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However, a furious extra-time effort from Griquas was rewarded when prop Cebolenkosi Dlamini powered across the line for a converted try and a 25-18 victory.
? Thriller in Johannesburg!
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