The Pumas beat Griquas 32-30 in the Provincial Rugby Challenge final in Oudtshoorn on Sunday. DYLAN JACK reports.
George Whitehead kicked 12 points as Griquas claimed a 27-14 win over the Free State XV in the Provincial Rugby Challenge semi-final in Kimberley on Saturday.
Wing Enver Brandt scored four tries as Griquas beat the Leopards 46-31, while there were also wins for Western Province, the Welwitschias, Pumas, Border Bulldogs and Free State XV in the Provincial Rugby Challenge.
SA Rugby has reduced the number of matches in the 2018 Currie Cup with the aim of increasing the interest in South Africa’s premier domestic tournament.
The Free State XV edged Griquas 32-31, while there were also wins for the Pumas, Sharks XV, Border Bulldogs, Boland Cavaliers and Golden Lions XV in the Provincial Rugby Challenge.
The Mpumalanga and Griqualand West Rugby Unions have been identified as the preferred candidates to assume places in inter-continental competitions, should opportunities arise. The two unions were selected from a list of four bidders in a process assessed and determined by independent consultants. The unsuccessful bidders were combinations of the Leopards, Valke and Griffons unions and of the Boland, Border… Read more →
The Blue Bulls, Golden Lions and Free State Cheetahs face a scrap for semi-final qualification in the final round before the Currie Cup playoffs, writes JON CARDINELLI. BLUE BULLS vs PUMAS (Friday, 19:00) The Bulls scored 10 tries in their 64-36 thrashing of the Free State Cheetahs last week. Their attack has fired this season and they have reason to believe… Read more →