Preview:Xerox Lions v GWK Griquas

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Lions v Griquas

Head to Head: Xerox Lions v GWK Griquas (since 2005)

P: 11 W: 7 L: 4 D: 0 PF: 363 PA: 259

20/08/2005 Golden Lions 53 Griquas 11 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
24/09/2005 Golden Lions 33 Griquas 28 Absa Park, Kimberley
22/07/2006 Golden Lions 23 Griquas 27 Absa Park, Kimberley
16/09/2006 Golden Lions 34 Griquas 32 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
04/08/2007 Golden Lions 45 Griquas 24 Ellis Park, Johannesburg
29/09/2007 Golden Lions 28 Griquas 0 Absa Park, Kimberley
19/07/2008 Golden Lions 36 Griquas 32 Absa Park, Kimberley
13/09/2008 Golden Lions 41 Griquas 20 Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
31/07/2009 Golden Lions 19 Griquas 23 Coca-Cola Park, Johannesburg
19/09/2009 Golden Lions 31 Griquas 36 Diamantveld HS, Kimberley
24/07/2010 Golden Lions 20 Griquas 26 GWK Park, Kimberley

Xerox Lions’ recent form at home:

• The hosts secured a stunning 46-28 victory over Vodacom Western Province during last weekend’s action. They also recorded wins over the Vodacom Free State Cheetahs (30-26) in week six and the Platinum Leopards (45-22) at Coca-Cola Park.

• The Xerox Lions suffered a 32-18 defeat against the Vodacom Blue Bulls in their other home game of the 2010 Absa Currie Cup season.

• The Johannesburg side conceded two defeats at Coca-Cola Park during last year’s competition against The Sharks (30-19) and the GWK Griquas (23-19).

GWK Griquas’ recent form on the road:

• The Kimberley side conceded defeats on the road against the Vodacom Blue Bulls (39-38) in Pretoria, against the Vodacom Free State Cheetahs (33-26) in Bloemfontein and The Sharks (48-30) in Durban.

• The GWK Griquas however defeated the Platinum Leopards (41-27) in Potchefstroom during week four’s action of this season’s Absa Currie Cup.

• During the 2009 competition, they achieved victories on the road against the Boland Cavaliers, Platinum Leopards, Vodacom Free State Cheetahs and the Xerox Lions.

Additional information:

• GWK flyhalf Naas Olivier has scored 668 points in his Absa Currie Cup career. The pivot has added 220 for Vodacom Western Province, 163 for the Platinum Leopards and 285 for his current side.

• The Xerox Lions’ Edgar Marutlulle earned his SA Schools colours in 2005, competed for the SA U19s in 2006 and played for the SA Students in 2008 and 2009.

• Winger Bjorn Basson (GWK Griquas) made his international Test debut for the Springboks against Wales earlier this year and is the leading try-scorer in this season’s Absa Currie Cup with 13.

• The Xerox Lions fullback Jaco Taute and reserve flyhalf Elton Jantjies both represented the Baby Boks at this year’s IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina.

• Lock Hendrik Roodt (GWK Griquas), who represented the NSW Waratahs during this year’s Vodacom Super 14, represented the SA Schools in 2005.

• SARRA referee Jaco Peyper will handle the game between the Xerox Lions and the GWK Griquas on Saturday afternoon.

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