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WP whitewash luckless Griffons
Duane Heath
MWP
April 02, 2011
Wing JJ Engelbrecht scored four tries as Western Province produced a ruthless display in beating the Griffons 60-0 (halftime 29-0) in a Vodacom Cup match played at the North West Stadium in Welkom on Saturday.

The fact that WP’s two wings -- Bom Samaai being the other -- scored six of their side’s nine tries on a warm and sunny afternoon will tell you everything about the spectacle dished up for the 300 diehards who came through the turnstiles hoping that their side could go toe to toe with their Premier rivals.

That notion was squashed as early as the eighth minute when the long-legged Engelbrecht went over for the first of his haul. Fullback Lionel Cronjé, who has been in top kicking form this season, added the conversion and would finish the day with 20 points, including a try.

Not to be outdone, Samaai relied on his immense power to get across twice, in the 20th and 32nd minutes to give the visitors a 22-point lead.

That soon became 29 points when Engelbrecht drew level with his wing partner on the stroke of halftime.

The massive lead at the break saw WP coach John Dobson introduce raft of substitutions at this point, but any home-town hopes that the changes would disrupt the flow of the streeptruie were to be disappointed.

If anything, WP were even more ruthless in the second period, going over for a further five tries to cement their second place in the South Section of the competition, two points behind the impressive Pampas XV.

For the Griffons, a fifth defeat in six matches did little else other than signal the plain fact that another long season lies ahead.

Scorers:

Griffons 0

WP – Tries: JJ Engelbrecht (4), Bom Samaai (2), Lionel Cronjé, Johann Sadie, Reuben Johannes. Conversions: Cronjé (6). Penalty: Cronjé.

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