The weather again was sunny and dry in Kimberley for Day 4 of the 2011 Craven Week.
Griquas Country Districts vs Border Country Districts, 33-16
The bulky Border Country Districts started well enough, were on top and scored first when some Griqua Country Districts fumbling under pressure gave LInamandla Mpolase a try. But after that the Orange River side got on top. Their try by centre Dolf Burden lifted their spirits and they soon had a second when big prop Gawie Liebenberg tapped a penalty and powered through five defenders to score. The Griquas led 14-7 at half time.
In the second half, the Border side again seemed more energetic and two penalties by fullback Devandré Sissing took the score to 14-13. But then the Griqua side got going again. The TMO could not determine whether or not André Esterhuyse had scored a try but a cut-back from the subsequent scrum produced a try for Eswyn Heyns who moved to centre when Herman Share came on. A dummy and dart from close in gave Ajay Bowen a try as Griquas took complete control of the match and the Border side suffered several injuries and scrums became uncontested. A yellow card and being penalised frequently did not help the Border cause. But Border had the very last say when Lungile Yamba dropped a long goal.
For Griquas Country Districts:
Tries: Dolf Burden, Gabriël Liebenberg, Eswyn Heyns, Ajay Bowen, André Esterhuyse
Cons: Peter-John Walters 2, Herman Share 2
For Border Country Districts:
Try: LInamandla Mpolase
Con: Devandré Sissing
Pens: Devandré Sissing 2
Drop: Lungile Yamba
Griquas Country Districts: 15 Curtis Cloete, 14 Gershwun Adams, 13 Peter-John Walters, 12 Dolf Burden, 11 Innocent Ngatajosi, 10 Eswyn Heyns, 9 Ajay Bowen, 8 Eslie Horn, 7 Jan Louw, 6 Jacobus Schoeman, 5 Christiaan Steenkamp, 4 Martin Gerber, 3 Gawie Liebenberg (Captain), 2 Jacobus Conradie, 1 André Esterhuyse
Replacements: 16 Heinrich Neels, 17 Andries Burger, 18 Pieter Lategan, 19 Sergio Jones, 20 Herman Share, 21 Adriaan Uys, 22 Dirbusco Louw
Border Country Districts. 15 Devandré Sissing, 14 Siyavuya Ntaba, 13 Yolisa Mkumatela, 12 Buzwe Mpotulo (Captain), 11 Loyiso Mnwana, 10 Lungile Yamba, 9 Chris Dyantyi, 8 Siphelele Njobeni, 7 Ntsika Nyalambisa, 6 Gavin Huddon-Davies, 5 Robin Johnson, 4 Mvuyisi Kondlo, 3 Thabo Ngcem, 2 LInamandla Mpolase, 1 Luzuko Tyali
Replacements. 16 Jason Viviers, 17 Shawn Abbott, 18 Nkosinathi Dila, 19 Dwanyne Gafney, 20Anele Mgqukuza , 21 Jason van der Merwe, 22 Sibulele Luningo
Referee: Jaco Kotze
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