Griquas overpower Kings with second-half blitz

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Griquas ran in seven tries to overpower Eastern Province Kings in a 47-24 bonus-point victory in Wednesday's Currie Cup encounter.

The Kings, who had to make 14 changes having played four days earlier against Western Province, led 17-14 by half-time at Griqua Park.

However, a five-try second-half blitz - including two for AJ Coertzen - saw Griquas ease to a third straight win.

Griquas moved in front when the impressive Wandile Putuma finished a fine team move, but Alcino Izaacs hit back for the visitors after good work at the scrum saw the ball spread quickly for the winger to leap over the line.

Jono Janse van Rensburg put the home side back in front with Clinton Swart, who nailed all his attempts at goal in a fine performance, adding the extras, but Lungelo Goza's penalty and another converted Izaacs score put Kings in front at the break.

However, it was all one-way traffic after the restart with three tries in the space of seven minutes from Ederies Arendse, Alshaun Bock and Coertzen taking the game away from Kings.

Another Coertzen score and a try from replacement Eric Zana added further gloss and rendered Cullen Callopy's late score a mere consolation from Kings.