It is all up to Griquas to take this game away from the Pumas, after all, they have strung together two wins on a trot against formidable sides in the likes of the high flying Toyota Cheetahs and Western Province.
THE WINDHOEK Draught Griquas XV are a single point away from clinching a much coveted semi-final spot in the Carling Currie Cup competition when they play their last match against the Airlink Pumas in Mbombela at 7pm on Friday.
Griquas exacted a massive win away from home against the much fancied DHL Western Province at the weekend, snatching the game from their hosts by a mere two points difference in a high scoring (41-43) game down in the Cape.
In this game Griquas veritably rose to the challenge. As expected the hosts had taken a dominant 35-7 lead very early in the game and consolidated that further when they at one point stood the score at an intimidating 41-19.
— Griquas Rugby (@GriquasRugby) June 4, 2022
Griquas’ comeback was nothing short of a miracle as Province’s energy dipped late in the match allowing the visitors to power back into the game. Griquas winger Luther Obi is credited with running in a last minute, match winning try.
On Friday third-placed Griquas with 31 log points gets a chance to consolidate their run on the competition’s semi-final spot when they run out against their mid-table neighbours Airlink Pumas who are placed fourth on the log with 27 points.
It is all up to Griquas to take this game away from the Pumas. After all, Griquas have strung together two wins on a trot against formidable sides in the likes of the high flying Toyota Cheetahs and WP. By now they must be getting a whiff of the brass and silver on the medals table.
If Griquas are good in their game in Nelspruit on Friday night they will then face the prospect of playing either of the two top guns in the series namely Vodacom Bulls or Free State Cheetahs in the second half of this month.
In the meantime, the Cheetahs and Bulls will tough it out in Bloemfontein on Saturday at 2.30pm.