5.8.2019 03:22 pm
Currie Cup XV of the week: Puma power, galloping Griquas
The smaller fry once again dominated last weekend’s action … and selections. But don’t forget the unbeaten Lions!
15 – TYRONE GREEN (GOLDEN LIONS) Slippery as ever and rounded off his try very well. Some neat moments on defence as well, including two dominant tackles despite his small frame. 14 – MADOSH TAMBWE (GOLDEN LIONS) Deserves credit for scoring his side’s crucial try on the half-time whistle and is beginning to increase his work rate, particularly on when he’s on the back foot. 13 – RYAN NELL (PUMAS) Ryan Nell of the Pumas during the Currie Cup match between Phakisa Pumas and Cell C Sharks XV at Mbombela Stadium on August 03, 2019 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Photo by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images) If there was ever the rugby equivalent of a captain’s innings, his showing against the Sharks was it. 12 – ANDRE SWARTS (GRIQUAS) An underrated powerhouse who flourishes with ball in hand and when he’s required to cage his opponents. 11 – STEAN PIENAAR (GOLDEN LIONS) This sturdy winger definitely announced himself to the broader public with an all-action performance in Bloemfontein. 10 – GEORGE WHITEHEAD (GRIQUAS) Unfashionable yet so effective. This is a man who knows his game inside-out. 9 – ZAK BURGER (GRIQUAS) Zak Burger of...