Monday, August 31, 2009
South Africa's premier domestic competition, the Currie Cup, is in full swing and round 8 produced a host of great tries and one major upset in particular.
Argentinian wizard Juan Martin Hernandez made his home debut for the Sharks in Durban against Western Province, but it was a day to forget for the locals as Western Province took the honours 21-9.
Tonderai Chavhanga got on the end of a nice try after a great counter and some quick hands. Big All Black lock Chris Jack also scored for Western Province after a nice bit of play by Bath bound Luke Watson.
Hernandez himself had a pretty poor match, but did slot a trademark snap drop.
The Cheetahs put in one of the performances of the weekend as they blasted away Griquas 58-13. Speedster Jongi Nokwe was on form as he scored a hatrick of tries and assisted in a few others.
Nico Breedt, who spent a season at Toulon not long ago, finished off one of the tries of the match after another Nokwe break, then a great switch by Springbok Sevens star Robert Ebersohn.
The Leopards picked up their first win of the season as they thrashed Boland 50-16 in Potchefstrooom, scoring a handful of great tries on the way. Wing Bom Samaai, number eight Christo van Niekerk, and scrumhalf Michael Bondesio.
One of the upsets of the weekend though was the Jukskei Derby as the Lions beat the Blue Bulls 20-13 at Ellis Park, with nice tries by Jano Vermaak and Alwyn Hollenbach.
Music: Pretty Thing by Evolver, and Who Do You Trust by Cassette
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