The Nelspruit side travelled to Cape Town on Friday, where a Bok-laden Western Province side had too much to offer and won at a canter
The Currie Cup Premier Division saw a big reshuffle of log positions after round five of the country’s premier domestic competition delivered a dramatic weekend of action and results.
The Golden Lions suffered a nail-biting first defeat at the hands of the Blue Bulls at Ellis Park on Saturday afternoon (31-26), but managed to move into top spot of the log, albeit to a better points’ difference than Griquas, who had a bye.
The defeat of the Joburg pride means that every team has tasted defeat so far in the tournament, with the 27-20 defeat of the Free State Cheetahs to the Sharks in Durban consigning them to two defeats in a row.
The Bloemfontein side hung onto third place on the log, but with only two rounds of regular play left they would want to change their fortunes and pick up momentum as the play-offs loom.
The Durbanites had to win to keep their play-off hopes intact and did so with a last-minute score, while the Blue Bulls also moved past the Phakisa Pumas, who propped up the log.
The Nelspruit side travelled to Cape Town on Friday, where a Bok-laden Western Province side had too much to offer and won at a canter. The bonus-point win by the Cape side moved them into fourth place on the log and right back in contention.