The Pretoria-based side, who were overwhelming favourites heading into the encounter, opened the scoring in the fifth minute with a sublime try by Rosco Specman. They went on to take a 10-0 lead after just 15 minutes of play. ‘
However, their lead was shortlived as sloppy play and poor discipline allow Griquas to dominated proceedings.
In the end, the men from Kimberley outplayed the Bulls by scoring four tries, while, Pote Human’s side could only produce two tries courtesy of Specman and Marco Van Staden.
“The defeat is a huge disappointment, in actual fact, it’s a disgrace,” Human told reporters after the match.
“If you look at our team 21 of the 23-men squad are Super Rugby players – so there are no excuses,”
He added: “I should go look at my selections and take it from there.
“We managed to secure a win over the Pumas last weekend, but the team certainly has not been on fire.”
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When asked if there were any positives, the coach pointed out that the scrums were the only good thing about Saturday’s performance.
“If there is one positive, it has to be the scrums. We scored a maul try but what else did we do? I think we work hard during the week but on Saturday we produced that type of play… certainly no excuses,”
The Blue Bulls are now at the bottom of the Currie Cup table standings with just five points. They suffered three defeats from four matches and will have to secure wins over the unbeaten Golden Lions and the Sharks to stop having to play promotion-relegation matches.
“We are last on the log and it’s going to be a struggle not to stay there,” the coach said, explaining: “We have the unbeaten Lions next followed by a challenging fixture against the Sharks.
“With that schedule, I don’t think we will make it for the semifinals. It is just all about pride now,”
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