25 June 18:03
25 June 17:07
25 June 17:00
Power and precision proved key for the Pumas in this 26-19 victory over Griquas.
They took their chances and defended stoutly against a home side that were their own worst enemies with myriad mistakes.
A fantastic reward for Jimmy Stonehouse, one of SA's greatest servants.
Griquas - (9) 19
Try: Munier Hartzenberg
Conversion: George Whitehead
Penalties: Whitehead (4)
Pumas - (18) 26
Tries: Devon Williams, Eduan Swart, Willie Engelbrecht
Conversion: Eddie Fouche
Penalties: Fouche (3)
25 June 16:56
Griquas take 10 phases to get to half-way before their bold attempt to draw the game goes up in flames.
THE PUMAS ARE CURRIE CUP CHAMPIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR HISTORY!
25 June 16:54
Copy and paste ... just a better result.
Hanru Sirgel is hit high as carrier and Whitehead has a distinctly more difficult penalty to convert.
They want to go for a score now...
Griquas 19 - 26 Pumas with 2 min left.
25 June 16:52
Can you believe it?
Griquas get a penalty and go for posts, allowing them 3 minutes to try and draw the game.
But George Whitehead somehow manages to hit the post.
Surely that's that...
25 June 16:45
Just not happening for the hosts.
Whitehead's hold-up is reversed because Franna Kleinhands had his hands in Luther Obi's face.
Griquas go for an attacking line-out, only to have substitute Simon Westraadt throw in skew.
25 June 16:40
It's his backward knock from an attacking move that allows Tapiwa Mafura to hold up George Whitehead.
Pumas defence has been superb.
25 June 16:29
Just as they think there's a turnaround coming, Griquas have a clearing kick charged down, which is ruled to have been taken into touch by George Whitehead.
The Pumas string together a meaty 15 phases before they're held up over the line.
25 June 16:24
Eddie Swart turns villain with a shocker of a throw-in, gifting possession to Griquas.
Rynhardt Jonker finds Munier Hartzenberg, who brilliantly skins two defenders for a fine solo score.
Are the hosts back in this?
Griquas 16 - Pumas 26 after 59 min.
25 June 16:22
Griquas find some impetus on attack after they're awarded a scrum penalty.
But they simply can't find a way to scatter the defence as the Pumas just prove watertight.
Eventually, Eddie Swart gets his hands over the ball, to the relief of the Lowvelders.
25 June 16:15
Oh dear that errant hand proves immensely expensive.
The Pumas go a bit static from the penalty before Eddie Fouche to decides to change direction on attack.
Jade Stighling crucially breaks the line as some rapid passing allows skipper Willie Engelbrecht to dot down in the left corner.
What a nice parting gift for the new Stormers flanker.
Fouche's conversion is wide.
Griquas 9 - Pumas 26 after 53 min.
25 June 16:12
Nothing going right for Griquas.
Daniel Maartens is pinged for hands-in, gifting the hosts an easy 3 points.
But his No 6 direct opponent Werner Gouws is punished for a hand in the face and the penalty is reversed.
25 June 16:09
The Pumas have been relentless after an opportunity for Griquas to get out of their half goes sour with a Xamlashe knock-on.
Slick handling puts the home defence under pressure and Sebastian de Klerk's chip over the top doesn't prove a waste as advantage was being played.
Eddie Fouche nails a 3rd penalty.
Griquas 9 - Pumas 21 after 47 min.
25 June 16:04
Devon Williams looks to have put the Pumas out of sight with a majestic piece of individual brilliance, keeping himself in-field and then chipping forward to round off a brilliant score.
But Sebastian de Klerk's pop-pass to him is ruled forward.
Will Griquas wake up now?
25 June 16:00
2nd half kicks-off.
Johan Mulder, a real catalyst for Griquas last weekend against the Bulls, is on for Stefan Ungerer at scrumhalf.
25 June 15:47
25 June 15:46
The Pumas are in command!
They've been camping in the Griquas' red zone after the hosts collapse a scrum on half-way.
Eddie Swart wriggles his way through the ensuing maul.
25 June 15:42
The Pumas are keeping Griquas pinned in their own half.
A sloppy tackle sees Sebastian de Klerk slip through the cracks as the Pumas go on the attack.
Griquas scramble relatively well, but can't stop the momentum and the penalty comes.
Eddie Fouche extends the Lowvelders' lead.
Griquas 9 - 13 Pumas after 35.
25 June 15:36
Griquas waste a penalty that was in range for Whitehead, but the Pumas' line-speed on defence means the indiscretions will mount.
It proves that way and this time the hosts go for post.
Griquas 9 - 10 Pumas in 31st min.
25 June 15:32
What a response by the Pumas.
Jade Stighling pounces on a switch pass from Chriswill September, who then brilliantly off-loads to Daniel Maartens.
It's then time for him to off-load to the powerful Eduan Swart.
September's service is swift and Tinus de Beer's loopy pass to Devon Williams sees him over in the right corner.
Eddie Fouche converts.
Griquas 6 - 10 Pumas.
25 June 15:26
Solid as a rock!
Whitehead nails the penalty and Griquas take the lead!
6-3 after 21 min.
25 June 15:26
Pumas waste a good platform with an elaborate line-out tactic that goes wrong through a skew throw-in.
The scrum collapses and Griquas have a relieving kick.
Derik Pretorius does well to secure possession before Eduan Swart makes a good tackle but doesn't roll away.
George Whitehead goes for posts.
25 June 15:14
Wild passage of play.
Griquas granted a penalty for obstruction, but hooker Janco Uys shows some nerves with a woeful throw-in.
Pumas try to counter, but are thwarted by some good defence.
A turnover ensues as Griquas try to take advantage, only to cough up possession too.
A kick forward for Tapiwa Mafura goes over the dead-ball line.
25 June 15:10
Excellent contest on the ground by Griqua lock Derik Pretorius, who immediately forces a penalty after the kick-off.
George Whitehead puts the hosts on the board.
3-all in the 5th minute.
25 June 15:08
Pumas win good territory and launch a decent maul.
Hanru Sirgel penalised for a chop tackle.
25 June 14:58
The teams run out and we're ready for kick-off!
Big day for young Griquas skipper Sango Xamlashe, who has to deputise for the injured Niel Otto.
25 June 14:26
Pumas utility forward Kwanda Dimaza's family is here too.
Khanya Dimaza and Luxolo Dimaza are with him all the way: "We're here to support my brother and spoil the party."
25 June 14:11
A stocky, small(ish) tighthead fronting up against a veteran of two Super Rugby finals and a stint in the English Premiership.
Two immense duels at loose forward and the battle of a rookie skipper against the Currie Cup's most devastating attacker.
Saturday's Currie Cup final between Griquas and the Pumas in Kimberley has no shortage of intriguing duels that will illuminate what is widely considered a Cinderella showpiece.