Pumas Break Mbombela Duck
The Pumas beat the Leopards 32-19 in their Currie Cup match at the Mbombela Stadium, in Nelspruit, on Friday.
Even though both sides scored three tries each, the Leopards were punished for conceding too many penalties in kickable areas.
Pumas flyhalf Coenie van Wyk boasted a 100 percent kicking success rate from his five penalty attempts to take the side to victory.
Earlier, Van Wyk converted two penalties inside the first five minutes to hand his side a six-point advantage.
Pumas wing Wilhelm Hendrik Loock scored the first try in the ninth minute for an 11-0 lead.
Van Wyk slotted two more penalties, before scoring a try himself in the 23rd minute.
At the break the Pumas led 25-0.
In the second half, the Leopards came back into the game and scored their first try in the 51st minute through fullback George Tossel.
Four minutes later, hooker Gavin Williamson scored the Leopards' second try, and on the hour mark, flank Philip de Wet scored his side's third.
In the 66th minute, Pumas flank Jaco Bouwer sealed the result with a try and Van Wyk converted to lead the visitors 32-19 where the score remained until full time.
SARugby.com Man of the Match: Coenie van Wyk.
Pumas - Tries: Coenie van Wyk, Wilhelm Loock, Jaco Bouwer. Conversions: Van Wyk. Penalties: Van Wyk (5).
Leopards - Tries: George Tossel, Gavin Williamson, Philip de Wet. Conversions: Wesley Dunlop (2).