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26 Jun 2014
2:50 pm

Griquas eye bigger log ahead

The Griquas will be aiming to stretch their lead on top of the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division qualifying log table when they travel to Welkom on Saturday to play against Griffons at the North West Stadium.

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The Kimberley-based team was the only unbeaten team left in the qualifying rounds after they defeated their closest rivals, the Leopards, by a single point last weekend during the third round.

The Griquas currently led the standings by two points over the Leopards, who would not be in action this coming Saturday.

The visitors would be without lock Hilton Lobberts and Boela Serfontein, older brother of Springbok centre Jan, would fill the gap.

The log leaders had a well-drilled pack with number eight Danie Schoeman and lock Jonathan Adendorf prominent, while halfbacks Francois Brummer (flyhalf) and Dustin Jinka would be looking to feed their backs with quality possession.

Boland Cavaliers and SWD Eagles would lock horns in a derby encounter at the Boland Stadium in Wellington. The Eagles, from George, would be looking to rebound with a positive display after losing their previous encounter 52-34 at home against the Valke.

The Cavaliers, on the other hand, will be out to build on their momentum following their convincing 37-12 win over Border. The victory was Boland’s first in three attempts and the Wellington-based team would be aiming to have a similar good start as they did last weekend in East London.

Boland had a lively backline with fullback Eric Zana and wings Earl Lewis and Arno Fortuin dangerous on the attack. SWD also had speedsters out wide and a battle could ensue between Alshaun Bock and Anver Venter (SWD wings) against the home team’s speedy backline.

In the remaining match, Valke played host to bottom of the log Border Bulldogs in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Valke had scored ten tries in their previous two matches while Border could manage only three. The East London side would need to improve on defence to keep the Valke from a free-scoring afternoon.

Sapa