Currie Cup

Griquas too strong for Griffons in Kimberley

Griquas (Gallo Images)
Griquas (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Griquas have won their opening game in this year's Currie Cup, beating the Griffons 34-14 at Griquas Park in a very wet Kimberley.

Griquas, who led 15-7 at half-time, outscored their visitors by four tries to two with Clinton Swart kicking three penalties.

Griquas next face the Falcons away while the Griffons play their first home game of the season against the Leopards.

Both these fixtures take place on Saturday, April 16.

Scores

Griquas

Tries: Mzwanele Zito, Jonathan Francke, AJ Koertzen, Clinton Swart
Conversion: Clinton Swart 
Penalties: Clinton Swart (3)

Griffons

Tries: Martin Sithole, Selwyn Davids
Conversions: George Whitehead (2)

Teams:

Griquas

15 Eric Zana, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 AJ Coertzen, 12 Johnathan Francke, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Clinton Swart, 9 Rudi van Rooyen, 8 Jason Fraser, 7 RJ Liebenberg (captain), 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Mzwanele Zito, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 AJ le Roux, 1 Steph Roberts

Substitutes: 16 Marius Fourie, 17 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 18 Jonathan Adendorf, 19 Jonathan Janse Van Rensburg, 20 Steven Meiring, 21 Tiaan Dorfling, 22 Ntabeni Dukisa

Griffons

15 Taro Maarman, 14 Selwyn Davids, 13 Vuyo Mboto, 12 Duan Pretorius, 11 Norman Nelson, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Boela Abrahams, 8 Martin Sithole, 7 Frans Sisita, 6 Thato Muvundla, 5 Samora Fihlani, 4 Gavin Annandale, 3 Heinrich Roelfse, 2 Kwezi Mkhafu, 1 Danie van der Merwe

Substitutes: Niel Rautenbach, PW Botha, Wayne Ludick, de Wet Kruger, Vincent Maruping, Malcolm Kerr Till, Coenie van Wyk

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