Griquas, Pumas march on to semis

Griquas beat the Pampas XV while the Pumas were too strong for the EP Kings in Friday’s Vodacom Cup quarter-finals.

Fullback Rudi Vogt scored 21 points in Griquas’ 26-18 win against the Pampas XV. The men from Kimberley led 23-6 after 50 minutes, but were made to fight for the victory in the last half hour as the Argentineans enjoyed a late surge.

Meanwhile, the Pumas beat the Eastern Province Kings 30-19 at the Mbombela Stadium. The hosts were always in control, and managed to put four tries past the Kings’ defence.

Griquas will play the winner of the Sharks XV vs Blues Bulls quarter-final, while the Pumas will tackle the victor of Saturday’s showdown between Western Province and the Lions.

Vodacom Cup quarter-final results:

Griquas 26 (17) – Try: Ligtoring Landman. Penalties: Rudi Vogt (7).
Pampas XV 18 (6) – Try: Gabriel Ascarate. Benjamin Madero. Conversion: Madero. Penalties: Madero (2).

Pumas 30 (17) – Tries: Ashley Buys, Torsten van Jaarsveld, Jaco Bouwer, Corne Fourie. Conversions: JC Roos (2). Penalties: Roos (2).
EP Kings 19 (9) – Try: SP Marais. Conversion: Justin van Staden. Penalties: Justin van Staden (4).