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Griquas aren't easy prey for Lions

By unknown | Aug 03, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Meshack Khotha

Meshack Khotha

The Lions will be out to register their second victory in a row when they face the Wildeklawer Griquas in an Absa Currie Cup game at Ellis Park Stadium tomorrow.

This comes after the Doornfontein lot ruthlessly hammered the bottom of the log Falcons 62-5 in a one-sided encounter in Brakpan last week.

The Lions are fifth on the log with 10 points from five games, four points behind third-placed Griquas who have played the same number of matches.

Eugene Eloff, coach of the Lions, believes their runaway win over the Falcons has boosted confidence and added momentum to the team.

"I have warned my boys not to undermine the Griquas because they are doing well at the moment," said Eloff.

"We would like to build on last weekend's success and extend it at the expense of the Kimberley side."

Last weekend the Griquas moved into third spot, on 14 points, after scoring a 43-32 victory over the Cavaliers in Kimberley.

Flank Cobus "Baywatch'' Grobbelaar retains the captaincy of the Lions while Jacques Cronje and Jaco Pretorius are back in the team after missing last weekend's game due to injuries.

Full weekend fixtures:

Today: Bulls v Boland (Loftus).

Tomorrow: Lions v Griquas (Ellis Park); Western Province v Falcons (Western Cape); Sharks v Cheetahs (Free State).

First Division:

Today: Pumas v Griffons (Witbank); Leopards v Border (Potchefstroom).

Tomorrow: Mighty Elephants v Eagles (Eastern Province).


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