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Pumas flyhalf Tinus de Beer clears. (Photo by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images)
Pumas flyhalf Tinus de Beer clears. (Photo by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images)

When the Griquas beat the Bulls 11-9 in the 1970 Currie Cup final in Kimberley, the Pumas, then known as South-Eastern Transvaal, were only a year into their existence.

Both teams had the honour of playing the British & Irish Lions on their 1974 and 1980 excursions, but for some reason, the Griquas didn't get a tilt in 1997 while the Pumas did.

It goes without saying the Griquas, which drew against the All Blacks on the 1996 tour, have often punched well above their Currie Cup Premier Division weight.

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Fixtures
Thu 14 Apr 22 13:00 PM (SAST)
Sigma Lions
Sigma Lions
The Windhoek Draught Griquas
The Windhoek Draught Griquas
Wits Rugby Stadium, Johannesburg
SuperSport
Fri 15 Apr 22 14:45 PM (SAST)
DHL Western Province
DHL Western Province
Toyota Free State XV
Toyota Free State XV
DHL Stadium, Cape Town
Sat 16 Apr 22 15:00 PM (SAST)
Cell C Sharks XV
Cell C Sharks XV
Vodacom Bulls
Vodacom Bulls
Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban
SuperSport
Results
Sat 11 Jun 22
Toyota Free State XV
Toyota Free State XV 35
Vodacom Bulls
Vodacom Bulls 5
Fri 10 Jun 22
Airlink Pumas
Airlink Pumas 44
The Windhoek Draught Griquas
The Windhoek Draught Griquas 45
Fri 10 Jun 22
DHL Western Province
DHL Western Province 28
Cell C Sharks XV
Cell C Sharks XV 21
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1. Toyota Cheetahs
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10
48
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2. Vodacom Bulls
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9
47
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3. The Windhoek Draught Griquas
12
7
36
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4. Airlink Pumas
12
5
29