Griquas coach Fourie praises Prinsloo and his kicking

Griquas coach Hawies Fourie has praised fullback Gouws Prinsloo
for his contribution in their 31-27 Currie Cup victory over the Pumas on Saturday.

Prinsloo kicked 26 points through eight penalties and a conversion
to help Griquas to their second win so far.

The performance was a repeat of his heroics in the 21-18 victory
against the Sharks last week.

“Gouws once again showed what a big influence a good kicker has
on the outcome of a game. He kicked really well and we are very proud to have
him in our setup,” Fourie said.

Griquas’ next assignment is against log leading Western Province,
at Newlands where Fourie would be looking for some major improvements.

“We still aren’t happy with our own line outs. We gave away to
much possession on our own throws.

“We also need to be better in our counter attacks. We had a couple
of turnovers against the Pumas, but we couldn’t capitalise on them.”

The momentum gained from their two consecutive victories puts
them in good stead to spring a surprise against away Province, he said.

“We travelled to Cape Town last year and only came up short by
six points. We have some good momentum and we will want to build on that.”

The Pumas dropped down to third on the points log after walking
away with a single point from the match.

Coach Jimmy Stonehouse said it was back to the drawing-board
before they take on the Golden Lions.

“We gave away to many penalties and Griquas capitalised on it.
We will regroup this week and focus on the Lions. It is going to be a big challenge
facing them at home.”

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