The Currie Cup defending champions ran in 10 tries to thrash the Griffons in Welkom on Sunday afternoon.

Alternative hooker PJ Jacobs scored a hat-trick because the Pumas scored 45 unanswered factors within the second half to beat the Griffons 64-6 at North West Stadium.

The guests sprinted into an early lead, operating in first-quarter tries via flanker Deon Slabbert and scrumhalf Giovan Snyman, who displayed neat footwork to beat his man for a 12-3 lead.

A attempt from Pumas lock Malembe Mpofu saved the scoreboard ticking over however they suffered a setback simply earlier than the break when No 8 Kwanda Dimaza acquired a yellow card for a harmful deal with.

Griffons flyhalf Robbie Petzer banged over the penalty to make it 19-6 in favour of Pumas at half time.

Exterior centre Diego Appollis scored the Pumas’ bonus-point attempt 4 minutes into the second half, however they toiled longer for his or her fifth, breaking down a grittier Griffons defence on the finish of the third quarter for Jacobs’ first attempt.

An ideal line and highly effective run from substitute No 8 Ruwald van der Merwe resulted within the Pumas’ sixth attempt, earlier than Jacobs accomplished a hat-trick, crossing twice shortly after Griffons substitute free ahead Sokuphumla Xakalashe was yellow-carded for a excessive deal with.

A artful attempt from substitute scrumhalf Chriswill September was adopted by substitute flyhalf Brandon Thomson scoring to finish a bloodbath on the North West Stadium.

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