Griquas coach provides stars to Stormers

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Pieter Bergh is completely happy for Griquas gamers to just accept any mortgage offers with Vodacom United Rugby Championship groups with a view to play extra recurrently.

The lads from Kimberley had been knocked out of the 2023 Currie Cup final week after defending champions, the Pumas, did the double over Griquas with a win in a rematch of final season’s remaining.

They completed the 14-match round-robin phases of the competitors second from the underside on the standings following seven wins, six losses and a draw.

The Pumas and Griquas are usually not eligible to compete within the URC or EPCR competitions, and are unlikely to play competitively once more till 2024.

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Quoted in a report on Netwerk24, head coach Bergh spoke candidly in regards to the struggles for gamers from the smaller unions to stay lively and put together for his or her subsequent marketing campaign.

“It’s necessary that we get extra sequence to play in. We want a contest on the finish of the 12 months,” he mentioned.

“Not the Toyota Problem sequence, a contest by which we will compete and never simply play a single sport for prize cash. We’ve to get rugby.

“If we don’t play any rugby till March, we will likely be ready to let a few of our gamers play within the URC if there are groups all for loaning our gamers.

“It’ll be tough to do seven months of pre-season in Kimberley. If we will get alternatives for our gamers, whether or not it’s abroad or in South Africa, we will certainly take into account it.”

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