Golden Lions to host Currie Cup semi after Griquas thriller

Griquas v Golden Lions (Gallo Images)
Griquas v Golden Lions (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Golden Lions will host a home Currie Cup semi-final at Ellis Park next weekend after a pulsating final group stage clash against Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.

The Lions won 27-26.

Griquas, who have also qualified for the semi-finals, will have to wait for the results of matches later in the day to see whether they too will be hosting a playoff - or will have to take to the road.

Scorers:

Griquas

Tries: Gideon van der Merwe (2), AJ Le Roux, Wilmar Arnoldi

Conversions: George Whitehead (3)

Golden Lions

Tries: Stean Pienaar (2), Tyrone Green, Madosh Tambwe

Conversions: Shaun Reynolds (2)

Penalty: Reynolds

Teams:

Griquas

15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Michal Haznar, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 George Whitehead (captain), 9 Chriswill September, 8 Neill Jordaan, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Victor Sekekete, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 AJ Le Roux, 1 Nqobisizwe Mxoli

Substitutes: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Nicolaas Oosthuizen, 18 Johan Momsen, 19 Conway Pretorius, 20 Christiaan Meyer, 21 Chris Smit, 22 Bjorn Basson, 23 Ruan Kramer

Golden Lions

15 Tyrone Green, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Duncan Matthews, 11 Stean Pienaar, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Ross Cronje (captain), 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Ruben Schoeman, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Pieter Jansen, 1 Sithembiso Sithole

Substitutes: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20 Len Massyn, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Jan-Louis la Grange, 23 Jamba Ulengo

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