PRETORIA – Griquas produced an outstanding performance of percentage rugby on Saturday in beating the Blue Bulls 37-15 in a Currie Cup match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.
The visitors from Kimberley had less possession and played most of the match defending, but yet scored a bonus-point victory over the Bulls to take top-spot on the league table.
Left wing Rosko Specman opened the scoring for the Bulls with a try, which was converted by flyhalf Manie Libbok (7-0). The Bulls increased their lead with a penalty in the 14th minute (10-0). But not even a yellow card for rightwing Ederies Arendse could stop Griquas.
Two tries by scrumhalf Zac Burger, which were both converted by flyhalf George Whitehead gave the visitors the upperhand (14-10). Whitehead also slotted two penalties before halftime to put his team in command by 20-10.
The Bulls had chances to move closer early in the second half, but opted for kicks at the line instead of going for the poles with penalty kicks.