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Griquas brace for hostile reception in Wellington

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With their eyes set on maintaining their winning streak, the Griquas are prepared to overcome anything the Boland Kavaliers may throw at them and solidify their position at the top of the SA Cup table.

Griquas centre Tersius Kruger is seen scoring a try during their match against the Griffons last weekend. Picture: Danie van der Lith

THE STAGE is set for an electrifying showdown as the Suzuki Griquas hit the road to take on the Sanlam Boland Kavaliers at the Boland Stadium in Wellington this Saturday at 3 pm. Fans can anticipate a thrilling clash between two formidable teams vying for supremacy in the SA Cup.

Currently leading the SA Cup log due to a healthy points difference over the Airlink Pumas, Griquas have asserted their dominance with four consecutive wins, leaving opponents in their wake. Meanwhile, the Free State Cheetahs trail closely behind in third spot with 15 points, setting the stage for intense battles for the top position in the weeks ahead.

Last weekend’s match against the Griffons showcased Griquas’ exceptional form as they handed their opponents a resounding defeat. The ill-discipline of the Griffons resulted in yellow cards for high tackles and collapsing mauls, further solidifying Griquas’ control over the game.

Tries from Thomas Bursey, Sako Makata, Tertius Kruger, Connor Mahoney, Cameron Hufke, Cebo Dlamini, Athenkosi Khethani, Xavier Swartbooi, and a penalty try showcased the Griquas’ attacking prowess, with conversions from Lubabalo Dobela and George Whitehead adding to their impressive tally of 61-17 over the Griffons.

In a weekend marked by home team victories, the Boland Kavaliers emerged as the sole away winners, securing a well-deserved triumph against the SWD Eagles with a convincing 35-5 victory in George. With two consecutive wins under their belt and home ground advantage, the Kavaliers pose a formidable challenge for their visitors.

In last week’s other fixtures, there were stellar performances from several teams. The Leopards secured a commanding 57-15 victory over Border, while the Cheetahs bounced back from a previous loss to the Pumas with an impressive 59-26 win against Eastern Province in Bloemfontein.

As anticipation builds for Saturday’s clash in Wellington, both teams are primed to leave it all on the field in pursuit of victory. With their eyes set on maintaining their winning streak, the Griquas are prepared to overcome anything the Boland Kavaliers may throw at them and solidify their position at the top of the SA Cup table.

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