Once more it was “cometh the hour, cometh the man” for the Sharks when Curwin Bosch calmly nailed a post-hooter penalty on Friday night to nudge his team home 34-33 in Kimberley.
Coach Sean Everitt would have been seeing his life flash before his eyes when Griquas flyhalf Tinus de Beer kicked his team into a 33-31 lead with just enough time left for a restart, but his side then coolly fought their way into a position to win a penalty to set Bosch up for his heroics.
The week before, against the Cheetahs, Bosch had also kicked brilliantly to secure his team the victory.
And Everitt says: “We are very happy with the win.
“It is not something you get easily in Kimberley and this match was an example of that.”
While Bosch was the hero in this match, the weekend’s other match between the Pumas and the Lions was postponed because of Covid-19.
Griquas – Tries: Ederies Arendse, Eduan Keyter and Gideon van der Merwe; Penalties: Tinus de Beer (4); Conversions: De Beer (3).
Sharks – Tries: Sanele Nohamba, Manie Libbok, Jeremy Ward and Dylan Richardson; Conversions: Curwin Bosch (4); Penalties: Bosch (2).