Pumas come close to a Currie Cup upset at Newlands - 5 August 2017

Devon Williams of the Pumas dives over to score a try during the Currie Cup match between DHL Western Province and Steval Pumas at DHL Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa on the 5th August 2017.
Photo by Shaun Roy

The Pumas, for nearly an hour, looked to score a surprise Currie Cup victory over Western Province at Newlands on Saturday but a yellow card and penalty try eventually cost them dearly and saw the WP home 34-19.
The Pumas were leading 12-10 at half-time and 19-10 soon afterwards but a yellow card shown to hooker Frankie Herne changed the momentum of the game and Province scored.
After three tries, by Stephan Greeff, Devon Williams and Trompie Pretorius it seemed that the Pumas would emulate their famous and only victory over Province at Newlands in 1999.
The penalty try that coincided the yellow card helped Province to a 29-19 lead and took the game away from the visitors.
Scorers:
Pumas: Tries: Stephan Greeff, Devon Williams, Trompie Pretorius. Conversions: Kobus Marais (2).
WP: Tries: Seabelo Senatla, SP Marais, Bongi Mbonambi, Dillyn Leyds, Nizaam Carr, Penalty Try. Conversion: SP Marais.

Die Pumas het Saterdag vir sowat ‘n uur gelyk asof hulle ‘n verrassende oorwinning op Nuweland oor die Westelike Provinsie sal behaal maar ‘n geel kaart en ‘n strafdrie het die WP in staat gestel om 34-19 te wen.
Die Pumas was met rustyd 12-10 voor en kort daarna 19-10 maar ‘n geelkaart aan Frankie Herne het die momentum van die wedstryd verander.
Na drie drieë, deur Stephan Greeff, Devon Williams en Trompie Pretorius het dit gelyk asof die Pumas hul geskiedkundige Curriebekeroorwinning van 1999 op Nuweland sou herhaal.
Die strafdrie wat die geel kaart voorafgegaan het, het die WP in staat gestel om 29-19 voor te loop.
Punte:
Pumas: Drieë: Stephan Greeff, Devon Williams, Trompie Pretorius. Doelskoppe: Kobus Marais (2).
WP: Drieë: Seabelo Senatla, SP Marais, Bongi Mbonambi, Dillyn Leyds, Nizaam Carr, Strafdrie. Doelskop: SP Marais.

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