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Pumas coach Stonehouse defends Currie Cup as breeding ground for players

“This is actually a sad thing. I read in the media that Gert (Smal) said the Currie Cup belongs in a museum,” said Stonehouse, who led the Pumas to their first Currie Cup final.

“If the Bulls would have won on Friday night against the Griquas then it is a great union. They have a great squad and they are in two finals. When they played in the previous games with a lot of URC guys, nobody complained.”

Stonehouse said the Griquas brought an exciting element to the tournament by giving opportunities to Varsity Cup players.

“What the Griquas brought to the Currie Cup this season is amazing. They brought a lot of Varsity Cup players. I can understand the Lions and all the teams who have to play in two competitions. But that Bulls team that played on Friday night against the Griquas cost more than the Griquas team.”

Stonehouse said the Griquas and Pumas make qualifying for the final the best thing for rugby in the country.

Source: TimesLIVE

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