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Pumas score brilliant away victory against Griquas - 20 August 2017

Jerome Pretorius scores the first try for the Pumas in the 11th minute against Griquas at Tafel Lager Park on 20th August 2017
Photo: Dave Alexander

The Steval Pumas scored a brilliant away victory by beating the Griquas 27-21 in Kimberley on Sunday which lifted them away from the foot of the Currie Cup table.
This away victory, made possible by a brilliant first half in which they scored three tries, saw them overtake the Lions on the log.
It was a game of two halves and tries by Trompie Pretorius, Chris Cloete and Kwezi Mona helped them to a healthy 24-10 lead at the break.
The momentum changed in the second half and Griquas fought back to settle for a losing bonus point in the dying seconds.
The ever-improving Pumas showed some steel, particularly in the second half with a brilliant defensive performance which kept Griquas at bay.
It was a stellar team performance with the pack showing their mettle particularly in the first half.
Scorers:
Pumas: Tries: Trompie Pretorius, Chris Cloete, Kwezi Mona. Conversions: Justin van Staden (3). Penalties: Van Staden (2).
Griquas: Tries: AJ Coertzen, Renier Botha. Conversion: André Swarts. Penalties: Swarts, George Whitehead (2).

Die Steval Pumas het Saterdag in Kimberley ‘n skitterende weg-oorwinning van 27-21 oor die Griekwas behaal wat hulle gehelp het om van die voet van die Curriebeker-punteleer weg te kom.
Dié oorwinning is moontlik gemaak deur ‘n skitterende eerste helfte waarin hulle drie drieë gedruk het om by die Leeus verby te skuif.
Dit was ‘n wedstryd van twee helftes en drieë deur Trompie Pretorius, Chris Cloete en Kwezi Mona het die Pumas in staat gestel om met rustyd 24-10 voor te loop.
Die momentum het die tweede helfte verskuif en Griekwas het teruggeveg om seker te maak van ‘n bonuspunt in die doodsnikke.
Die Pumas, wat aanhou verbeter, het hulle staal getoon en veral met hul verdediging in die tweede helfte beïndruk.
Dit was ‘n puik spanpoging waarin veral die agttal in die eerste helfte hul stempel afgedruk het.
Scorers:
Pumas: Tries: Trompie Pretorius, Chris Cloete, Kwezi Mona. Conversions: Justin van Staden (3). Penalties: Van Staden (2).
Griquas: Tries: AJ Coertzen, Renier Botha. Conversion: André Swarts. Penalties: Swarts, George Whitehead (2).

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