Leop­ards hand Cava­liers a hid­ing

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT -

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

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