Pumas flyhalf Tinus de Beer clears. (Photo by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images)
The Pumas shocked the South African rugby fraternity when they claimed a last-gasp 38-35 win over the Cheetahs in their Currie Cup semi-final in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
AS IT HAPPENED | Cheetahs v Pumas
It was a helter-skelter game in which the lead changed hands several times.
The Cheetahs, though, appeared to have the game in the bag when they led 32-17 heading into the final quarter, but the Pumas’ never-say-die attitude saw them advance to the Currie Cup final for the first time in their history.
They will now face Griquas in the final in Kimberley. Griquas reached their first Currie Cup final since 1970 with a 30-19 upset of the Bulls in Pretoria on Friday night.
Pumas off to a flyer
At Free State Stadium on Saturday, the Pumas started like a house on fire, and when they led 17-7 after 25 minutes, an upset appeared on the cards.
The Cheetahs were in trouble early on, having lost instrumental captain Ruan
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