Leopards hand Cavaliers a hiding
THE LEOPARDS lifted themselves off the bottom of the Currie Cup log with their finest display of the season in Potchefstroom last night, beating the Boland Cavaliers 50-16.
The Leopards scored six tries in their first victory of the competition, which could have a significant effect on the rest of their season, including play-off qualification in the later stages. New Leopards flyhalf Cecil Dumont notched up 25 points.
Two of the Leopards players, left winger Bom Samaai and new No 8 Christo van Niekerk, each scored a brace of tries, with one going to Dumont and another to livewire scrumhalf Michael Bondesio.
Van Niekerk had his best game in a Leopards jersey since joining the side from the Griffons two seasons ago, but he wasn’t the only star.
Tighthead prop Philip Lemmer was brilliant, with a work-rate not often seen by a No 3, tackling like a loose forward. – Sapa