A late try from Simon Westraadt saw Griquas snatch a dramatic 30-27 victory over the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.
Tries from captain Luke Watson and speedy wing Sergeal Petersen saw the Super Rugby outfit build up a comfortable 17-3 lead, but Griquas fought back to narrow the gap to 20-16 at half-time.
The Kings were awarded a penalty try just after the break to stretch their lead to 27-16, but Griquas struck back when flyhalf Burton Francis converted his own try to set up a tense finish to the match.
The Kings made a number of changes towards the end of the game and were forced to defend their line.
Griquas continued to apply the pressure and it finally told when a driving maul saw Westraadt go over for the late try which clinched victory for the visitors.
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For the Southern Kings:
Tries: Watson, Peterson, penalty try
Cons: Catrakilis 3
Pens: Catrakilis 2
Tries: Nepgen, Francis, Westraadt
Cons: Francis 3
Pens: Francis 3
Southern Kings: 15 SP Marais, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Marcello Sampson, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Luke Watson (captain), 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Cornel du Preez , 5 Steve Sykes, 4 David Bulbring, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Replacements - from: Edgar Marutlulle, BG Uys, Jaco Engels, Daniel Adongo, Devin Oosthuizen, Nicolas Vergallo, George Whitehead, Hadleigh Parkes, Norman Nelson, Johan Herbst.
Griquas: 15 Richard Lawson, 14 Luzuko Vulindlu, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 PJ Vermeulen, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Burton Francis, 9 Enrico Acker, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 Justin Downey, 6 Deon Carney, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Edwin Hewitt, 3 Brummer Badenhorst, 2 Matt Dobson, 1 Steph Roberts.
Replacements: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Eugene Butterworth, 18 Janro van Niekerk, 19 Joubert Horn, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Marnus Hugo, 22 Jacques Coetzee, 23 Walter Venter, 24 Francois Brummer.
Referee: Marius Jonker
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