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So that's it from Nelspruit. The Pumas have done the double on Griquas, who remain winless this season. They will need to take a good hard look in the mirror.
80'
Another penalty to Griquas for a high tackle. De Beer sticks it out 10 meters outside the 22 of the Pumas
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FULL TIME! 22-17. The Pumas hold on as the Griquas lose the ball at the lineout. Good win for the hosts but Griquas will look back at this and wonder how they managed to be so poor in the first half. Some errors in the second half cost them the opportunity to put more pressure on the hosts.
79'
Penalty to Griquas inside their own 22. De Beer finds touch near halfway.
78'
CONVERSION! DE BEER! 22-17. De Beer nails this from the touchline. What a kick, and the game is alive!
77'
TRY! GRIQUAS! KEYTER! 22-15. What a finish by Keyter as he goes over in the corner for his brace. Absolutely brilliant finish as he received the grubber.
76'
Stuart Berry has allowed far too much time to go to waste for scrums in this match. Here we go again.
75'
De Beer with a brilliant break but is taken down 5 meters from the Pumas line. Cynical infringement by Pumas, yellow card coming.
75'
YELLOW CARD! Groenewald is sent to the bin.
73'
CONVERSION! SMUTS! 22-10. The extras are added and that is surely the game.
72'
TRY! PUMAS! MARTINS! 20-10. What are the Griquas doing? They run from inside their own half and a poor pass results in turnover possession which sees the hosts go over to score.
70'
This time the Pumas win the scrum penalty inside Griquas territory. This time it is the Pumas who miss touch.
68'
Griquas struggling to get out of their own half over the last 10 minutes. They will need points soon as we head towards the last 10 minutes.
66'
Griquas again lose the ball just outside their own 22. Verity-Amm this time the one with the poor decision making.
65'
Both teams making errors but the Griquas have made some really poor ones. Their second half performance has deserved more.
64'
Very good attack as Mafura and Mgijima link up down the right hand touchline. Unfortunately they run out of space and go into touch.
63'
De Beer again fails to find touch. Surely someone needs to have a word.
62'
Brilliant work from Luus on the ground as he wins a penalty for Griquas on halfway.
61'
Relieving penalty for Griquas on their own 22. De Beer clears towards halfway.
58'
Griquas have been a lot better in the second half but they are still making far too many errors.
57'
Well, De Beer does find touch on the Pumas 22 but the jumper is missed in the lineout. Griquas are causing their own downfall here.
56'
Griquas win a scrum penalty on halfway. Perhaps this time De Beer will find touch.
53'
What just happened there?! Griquas have a penalty right up against the touchline on the Griquas 5m line. De Beer just needs to tap it into touch but he completely miss kicks the ball and it doesn't find touch. Griquas clear upfield. That is ridiculous.
51'
Griquas win the free kick at the scrum, send the ball high into the air and then defend well to win a penalty. Lineout inside the Pumas 22 now.
50'
Griquas have a scrum just outside their own 22. It has taken 3 minutes out of the game already.
47'
Good defence from Griquas as they hold the Pumas out for 11 phases until the hosts knock it on.
45'
PENALTY! GRIQUAS! DE BEER! 15-10. De Beer slots this from straight in front.
44'
Griquas get a penalty, centre field about 30 meters out. De Beer has the tee.
42'
Pumas with a chance to gain territory but Mafura overcooks his kick and directly into touch.
41'
KICK OFF! 15-7. Here we go with the second half. Griquas will have to show much better discipline if they want to win this match.
40'
HALF TIME! 15-7. It is half time here at the Mbombela Stadium. Pumas have been the better side but Griquas will be very disappointed with their efforts thus far. Can they turn this deficit around in the second half? Join us in 10 minutes to find out.
39'
Griquas have a lineout on the Pumas 22 just before the break.
38'
The rain is now starting to fall here at the Mbombela stadium.
37'
De Beer misses the long range effort. He had the distance but it was well wide.
36'
Griquas win a penalty just inside the Pumas half. Can they get some points before the break?
34'
Smuts misses the kick from the touchline.
33'
TRY! PUMAS! OBI! 15-7. Pumas attack from inside their own half and Taljaard runs brilliantly, beating 4 defenders. The cross-kick to Obi comes in and he finishes it off neatly.
31'
Referee, Stuart Berry really needs to keep an eye on both defences. That offside line looks non-existent tonight.
29'
Pumas get away with one as the touch judge and ref miss a massively skew throw-in. It doesn't amount to much as Griquas get a lineout on halfway.
28'
Griquas take a quick tap inside their own half and Verity-Amm makes great ground. He is brought down inside the 22 of the Pumas but the hosts win the penalty. Lack of support at the breakdown for the Griquas fullback.
27'
CONVERSION! DE BEER! 10-7. De Beer slots an easy kick by his standards to make it a three-point ball game again
26'
TRY! GRIQUAS! KEYTER! 10-5. Griquas win a lineout, carry through three phases before Keyter runs a superb angle in channel one to score.
25'
Griquas have come with a clear plan to kick in behind the Pumas defence but it hasn't worked as yet. They may be better served to show more patience with ball in hand.
22'
Brilliant kick from De Beer as the ball rolls out inside the Pumas 22. Can they now pressure the hosts lineout?
21'
PENALTY TRY! 10-0. Pumas are dominant at the scrum and are certain to score but for a Griquas infringmennt.
20'
Pumas are all over Griquas here but need points. They get a very kickable penalty but they choose to go for another scrum.
19'
Pumas have a scrum on the Griquas 5m line. Are they going for the pushover?
16'
Verity-Amm knocks a grubber on midway between his 22 and 10m line. Griquas have been terrible thus far.
15'
Another huge scrum by the Pumas but Griquas get the ball to De Beer who just knocks the kick down field. Mafura returns the favour and finds touch inside Griquas' 22.
14'
The wrap around at the lineout from the Pumas is poorly executed and Griquas take them into touch.
13'
From the kick off the Griquas give away another penalty. Poor discipline early on here from the visitors.
12'
PENALTY! PUMAS! SMUTS! 3-0. Smuts draws first blood for the Pumas.
11'
Penalty to the Pumas as Griquas go off their feet. The first chance of points here for the hosts.
10'
A promising attack for the Pumas comes to an end as the knock it on around the Griquas 22.
8'
Pumas win a scrum penalty. Early struggles for Griquas in that department.
5'
Griquas win the lineout and carry the ball through a few phases before De Beer tries a kick in behind. Mgijima takes the mark.
4'
Penalty to Griquas on halfway for the Pumas not releasing on the ground. De Beer finds touch on the Pumas 22.
2'
Magnificent work at the scrum by the Pumas as they scrum the Griquas off the ball. Pumas can now attack deep inside Griquas territory but they lose possession and the visitors kick down field.
1'
KICK OFF! 0-0. We are underway here at the Mbombela Stadium. It is the Pumas who kick high and the hosts knock it on in the chase. There was some rain earlier today but lets hope the weather holds firm for the next 80 minutes.
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Welcome to our live coverage of the Currie Cup fixture between the Pumas and Griquas from the Mbombela Stadium.
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Pumas Starting Line-up & Subs: 15 Tapiwa Mafura, 14 Luther Obi, 13 Erich Cronje, 12 Ali Mgijima, 11 Etienne Taljaard, 10 Devon Williams, 9 Ginter Smuts, 8 Willim Engelbrecht, 7 Darrien Landsberg, 6 Phumzile Maqondwana, 5 Pieter Jansen van Vuren (c), 4 Le Roux Roets, 3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Simon Westraadt, 1 Dewald Maritz. Subs: 16 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 17 Ignatius Prinsloo, 18 Brandon Valentyn, 19 Daniel Maartens, 20 Chriswill September, 21 Tiaan Botes, 22 Wayne van Bank, 23 Liam Hendriks.
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Griquas Starting Line-up & Subs: 15 James Verity-Amm, 14 Daniel Kasende, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Johnathan Francke, 11 Eduan Keyter, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Zak Burger (c), 8 Johan Momsen, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Cyril Velleman, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Hendrick Luus, 1 Nqobisizwe Mxoli. Subs: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Andrew Beerwinkel, 18 John-Roy Jenkinson, 19 Mzwanele Zito, 20 Carl Els, 21 Theo Maree, 22 Andre Swarts, 23 Enver Brandt, 24 Zandre Jordaan, 25 Ewan Coetzee, 26 Ashlon Davids.
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In Super Rugby Unlocked the Pumas upset Griquas in Kimberley with a 27-21 victory - will Griquas be able to return the favour tonight?
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We are 15 minutes away from kick off in Nelspruit, stay with us for all the live action.
Pumas
Griquas
2
Tries
2
32' Obi Luther
72' Maartens Daniel
25' Keyter Eduan
77' Keyter Eduan
1
Conversions
2
73' Smuts Ginter
26' de Beer Tinus
77' de Beer Tinus
1
Penalties
1
12' Smuts Ginter
44' de Beer Tinus
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Maritz Dewald
Westraadt Simon
IG Prinsloo
Roets Le Roux
Landsberg Darrien...
Maartens Daniel
Maqondwana Phumzile
Engelbrecht Willie
Smuts Ginter
Williams Devon
Taljaard Etienne
Mgijima Ali
Cronje Erich
Obi Luther
Mafura Tapiwa
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Mxoli Nqobisizwe
Luus Hendrik
van der Westhuize...
Smith Adre
Lindsay Cameron
Velleman CJ
Willemse Stefan
Momsen Johan
Burger Zak
de Beer Tinus
Keyter Eduan
Francke Johnathan
Klaasen Berton We...
Kasenda Daniel
Verity-Amm James
8
Reserves
8
van Rensburg Mark...
Groenewald Wikus
Valentyn Brandon
Potgieter Ewart
September Chriswill
Botes Tiaan
Bank Wayne van der
Hendricks Liam
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Hadebe Monde
Beerwinkel Andrew
Roy Jenkinson John
Zito Mzwanele
Els Carl
Maree Theo
Swarts Andre
Brandt Enver