Currie Cup XV of the week: Puma power, galloping Griquas

Joseph Dweba of the Toyota Free State Cheetahs during the Currie Cup match between Toyota Free State XV and Xerox Golden Lions XV at Toyota Stadium on August 02, 2019 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images)

Joseph Dweba of the Toyota Free State Cheetahs during the Currie Cup match between Toyota Free State XV and Xerox Golden Lions XV at Toyota Stadium on August 02, 2019 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images)

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...


 


 


 

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