Big wins for Pumas, Griffons
1 Sep 2012
The Pumas and Griffons thrashed SWD and Border respectively in the Currie Cup First Division.
The Pumas dominated SWD as they ran in 10 tries for a 70-27 victory in Nelspruit. Flank Jaco Bouwer grabbed a hat-trick, while wing Wilhelm Loock dotted down twice or a double. Flyhalf JC Roos also impressed with the boot, adding nine conversions.
The Griffons eased to a 53-33 triumph over Border in East London. Flank Martin Sithole scored a hat-trick and wing Shane Hancke scored twice.
Meanwhile, the EP Kings continued their unbeaten run in the competition as they thumped the Valke 45-24. Flank Luke Watson crossed the chalk on three occasions as the hosts scored seven tries in total.
The Leopards edged Boland 39-34, having trailed 24-15 at the break.
Pumas 70 (35) - Tries: Ashwin Scott, Jaco Bouwer (3), Jerome Pretorius, JW Jonker, Nqubeko Zulu, Uzair Cassiem, Wilhelm Loock (2). Conversions: Christo le Roux, JC Roos (9).
SWD 27 (6) - Tries: Elric van Vuuren (2), Wayne Khan. Conversions: Van Vuuren (3). Penalties: Van Vuuren (2).
Leopards 39 (15) – Tries: Berty Visser, Brendon Snyman, Edgar Marutlulle, Jaco Grobler, marius Fourie, Robert Kruger. Conversions: Andre Pretorius (3). Penalty: Pretorius.
Boland 34 (24) – Tries: Cheswin Williams, Cornal Hendricks, Eric Zana, Zandre Jordaan. Conversions: Williams. Penalties: Williams (4).
EP Kings 45 (19) – Tries: Cornell du Preez, Jaco Engels, Luke Watson (3), Wayne Stevens, Penalty Try. Conversions: George Whitehead (2), Wesley Dunlop (3).
Valke 24 (15) – Tries: Jaco Oosthuizen, Reg-Hack Muller. Conversion: Karlo Aspeling. Penalties: Aspeling (3). Drop goal: Aspeling.
Border 33 (12) – Tries: Brian Shabangu, Marius Visser, Quinton Crocker, Ruan Jacobs, Shane Spring. Conversions: Reinhardt Gerber (4).
Griffons 53 (25) – Tries: Erik le Roux, Joubert Horn, Martin Sithole (3), Shane Hancke (2). Conversions: Hansie Graaff (6). Penalties: Graaff (2).