• Lions lash Griquas

    The Golden Lions scored six tries to beat Griquas 46-8 in Kimberley on Saturday.

    The visitors led 13-3 at the break thanks to a 12th-minute try from Andries Coetzee, and a conversion and two penalties from Ruan Combrinck.

    Jaco Kriel and Franco Mostert then scored tries to make it 25-3, before Carel Greeff finally got over for Griquas.

    Kwagga Smith secured the bonus point for the Lions when he scored a 67th-minute try, and that was followed soon after by Kriel's second.

    Combrinck then capped off a comprehensive win with his team's sixth try just before full-time.

    Griquas – Try: Carel Greeff. Penalty: Gouws Prinsloo.
    Golden Lions – Tries: Andries Coetzee, Jaco Kriel (2), Franco Mostert, Kwagga Smith, Ruan Combrinck. Conversions: Combrinck (5). Penalties: Combrinck (2).

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

    Golden Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe (c), 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Martin Muller, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
    Subs: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Schalk van der Merwe/Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Kwagga Smith, 20 Mark Richards, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Stokkies Hanekom.

    Photo: Dirk Jacobs/Gallo Images

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    Simon Borchardt