Griquas crowned champs
9 May 2009
Griquas bagged the R1 million prize on offer when they beat the Blue Bulls 28-19 in the Vodacom Cup final in Pretoria.
Flyhalf Riaan Viljoen was the star of the show scoring all his side’s points as Griquas, having dominated the match tactically claimed a deserved win.
The game was a typical final highlighted by errors and very little in the way of attractive rugby with all the points, including a try each, scored by the two flyhalves, Viljoen and Blue Bulls pivot Francois Brummer.
Wayne Julies’s yellow card for a high tackle cost the Blue Bulls nine points in just six minutes as Griquas took control of the game just before half-time.
A late try for Brummer made the scoreline a bit more respectable, but it couldn’t hide the fact that the Griquas were the superior team over the 80 minutes and rightfully claimed the trophy and the prize money.