Griquas want top six


Griquas coach, Hawies Fourie, has made significant changes to his team for their Currie Cup clash against the Eastern Province Kings at GWK Park in Kimberley on Saturday.

He added that his team is hoping to be placed sixth on the Currie Cup log, after this match. For this to happen, the Griquas will need a solid victory against the Kings.

Forward, Hilton Lobberts, is the only player in the team that has experience in test rugby, and who is regarded as the physical enforcer for the Peacock Blues, however, he will be sitting on the sidelines this weekend after sustaining a knee injury.

"For us it is very bad to lose Hilton. We are already without Francois Brummer, who is also injured, and to now lose him is a huge loss. He was one of our more physical players, especially on defence," Fourie said.

He added that he wants to finish the season with at least two wins, in order for them to get a place in the Currie Cup next year.

The Blues will unfortunately be saying goodbye to several teammates, who will be playing their last home game for the union on Saturday.

They include flanker Marnus Schoeman, hooker Ryno Barnes and props Janro van Niekerk and Maks van Dyk.

"We know it is going to be tough against the Kings as they have yet to get a win and will definitely target us for one. We have to be at our very best," Fourie said.


15. Gouws Prinsloo, 14. Danie Dames, 13. Johnathan Francke, 12. Wayne Stevens (captain), 11. PJ Vermeulen, 10. Dean Grant, 9. Tian Meyer, 8. Ruaan Lerm, 7. Carel Greeff, 6. Marnus Schoeman, 5.  Jaco Nepgen, 4. Hugo Kloppers, 3. Maks van Dyk, 2. Martin Bezuidenhout, 1. Janro van Niekerk   


16. Ryno Barnes, 17. Simon Westraadt, 18. Jonathan Adendorf, 19. RJ Liebenberg, 20. Dustin Jinka, 21. Ederies Arendse, 22. Jacquin Jansen.


Photo caption: Hawies Fourie hopes the Griquas will be placed in the top six. Photo courtesy of