In Kimberley Griquas produced one of their best performances of the season to defeat the Xerox Golden Lions 30-24.
The visitors scored a try in the first minute, but Griquas dominated proceedings soon after as their forwards applied immense pressure, which allowed them to score two converted tries and two penalties.
This cancelled out the Johannesburg side’s second try shortly before halftime. The Xerox Golden Lions reduced the gap on the scoreboard shortly after play resumed with their third try, while they added their bonus point try shortly before the final whistle, but Griquas’ third try and another penalty in the second half was enough to seal the victory for them.
Griquas 30 (20) Xerox Golden Lions 24 (12):
Griquas – Tries: AJ Coertzen, Rudi van Rooyen, Stephan Kotze. Conversions: Clinton Swart (3). Penalty Goals: Andre Swarts, Clinton Swart (2).
Xerox Golden Lions – Tries: Akker van der Merwe, Corne Fourie, Cyle Brink, Howard Mnisi. Conversions: Jako van der Walt, Marnitz Boshoff.