Boland fall to Griffons in Currie Cup

The Boland Kavaliers must be wondering what curse has struck them, as the defending champions, so dominant in the latter stages of 2011, slumped to a fourth successive defeat at 20-23.

This time it was at their alternative home ground of Boland Park in Worcester, where 4,000 fans braved the inclement weather to watch what they hoped would be the start of their team’s revival.

All the more galling is the fact that the Kavaliers led by nine points at the break, but the home side could not make that advantage count as the impressive Griffons, who displayed once again that winning, like losing, can become a habit, came from behind to record a well-deserved victory.

The Kavaliers looked as if they would hang on for the win and so break their duck, as they led 20-15 late into the game.

But the Griffons had other ideas, flanker Willie Britz going over to level the scores before the competition’s top point-scorer, left wing Reinhardt Erwee, kicked what proved to be the winning penalty in the 70th minute to give his team their fourth win in a row a record that even the side’s most die-hard supporters would not have believed possible just a few weeks ago.

Final Score Boland Kavaliers (17) 20 Griffons (8) 23


Tries: Elgar Watts, Brendon April, Ashton Constant
Conversion: Watts
Penalty: Watts.

Tries: Willie Britz, Tertius Maarman, Derick van Heerden
Conversion: Reinhardt Erwee
Penalties: Erwee (2).

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