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Coleman the hero as Eagles beat Pumas in Currie Cup

Former WP and Stormers flyhalf Kurt Coleman was the hero for the SWD Eagles at Outeniqua Park in George as his faultless personal haul of 14 points made all the difference in a hard-fought victory over the Pumas.

The visitors raced to an early 8-0 lead thanks to a try from flanker RW Kember and a penalty from flyhalf JC Roos, but any fears the home supporters had that their side would be outmuscled were allayed as the Eagles slowly but surely fought their way back.

Such was SWD’s turnaround that they actually led 22-11 until an injury-time try from the Pumas gave the men from Mpumalanga, whose indiscipline was telling in the final outcome, a losing bonus point.


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Coleman capitalised on the Pumas’ indiscretions with four well-taken penalties, while the pivot also converted his halfback partner Johan Herbst’s 44th-minute try on a cold and wet Southern Cape evening.

Final Score SWD Eagles (9) 22 Pumas (8) 16

Scorers

Eagles
Try: Johan Herbst
Conversion: Kurt Coleman
Penalties: Coleman (4), Theuns Kotze.

Pumas
Tries: RW Kember, Renaldo Bothma
Penalties: JC Roos (2).

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