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Fourteen try Pumas smash Valke in Currie Cup

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Were the Pumas very good or were the Valke very poor? Probably a bit of both in the Puma victory of 95-14 in Kempton Park on Saturday.
 
The visitors scored 14 tries to match the points their hosts managed to score.

The Pumas started like a house of fire from the word go and almost managed their bonus point for four tries within the first fifteen minutes of the game. It was a long and arduous afternoon for the home side with not much happening in the way of defence or attack.

Speedster MJ Mentz crossed the line first in the first two minutes after kick off and this was followed by tries every few minutes there after.

The home side managed two lucky tries — one when a kick was charged down and the other from a maul after a line out when Reg Muller stormed through from the back of the maul.

Coach Jimmy Stonehouse’s players play a type of Sevens game running from all angles, inter linking with each other brilliantly and their handling is superb most of the time.

Men who dotted down twice behind the goal line included Allistair Kettledas, who moved his tally to 12 tries in the league, two by point scoring machine Braam Pretorius, two by flanker Thorsten van Jaarsveld, two by captain Hannes Franklin and two by Martin Sithole.

Clearly the Valke are going nowhere fast and help is needed in the form of sponsors and coaches to get them back on the road to recovery.

Final Score Pumas 95 Valke 14

Scorers:

Pumas:
Tries: Allistair Kettledas (2), Braam Pretorius (2), Thorsten van Jaarsveld (2), Hannes Franklin (2), Martin Sithole (2), MJ Mentz, Martin Sithole, Hendrik van der Nest, Edouan van der Walt, Valentine van Wyk.
Conversions: Braam Pretorius (10).
Penalty: Braam Pretorius.

Valke:
Tries: Reg Muller, Alvandré Maart.
Conversions: Martin Thomsen (2).

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