M Mario after his Currie Cup debut
Kabras ace makes Currie Cup debut
By Eric Njiru | Tue 16 Jul, 2019 08:56

Immediate former Kabras Sugar centre Mario Wilson made his Currie Cup with South African side Down Touch Griffons as they beat Port Elizabeth 23-19 over the weekend.

“Currie cup debut, glory to God,” Mario tweeted on Monday July 15.

Wilson was among three South Africans who arrived at Kabras Sugar at the beginning of 2018/19 Kenya Cup season alongside new head coach Henly Du Plessis.

They led Kabras Sugar to a second-place finish in the Kenya Cup and an official from the club told Raga House the South Africans have since returned home.

“Mario went back to South Africa and has since started playing Currie Cup. Claude Johannes also went back to South Africa after the season,” Raga House was told.

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Mario’s Currie Cup debut was a close affair in Port Elizabeth, where the Down Touch Griffons scored an important away win against the EP Elephants, by 23-19 at the Wolfson Stadium.

Both teams scored three tries, but a penalty goal by the Northern Free Staters’ Jaywinn Juries (scrumhalf) and a drop goal by Danrich Visagie (flyhalf) proved the difference in the end. The Welkom side held a 13-7 lead at the break, but had to keep the home side at bay in a tense second half, especially when Cameron van Heerden (hooker) was yellow-carded.

Fly-half Logan Basson was the first South African to return home midway through the season. His last game for Kabras was against Kenya Cup champions KCB at Impala Club on Sat Feb 23.

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