Big Five in Rugby IPT Semi-Final Race

Big Five in Rugby IPT Semi-Final Race

Rugby powerhouse Eastern Province have completed their round-robin matches in the 2011 rugby IPT, and will have to look on from the sidelines as the tournament’s semi-finals are decided this weekend. Photo: Supplied

The race is on for the four semi-final positions in the A-section as the women’s inter-provincial series reaches its final round this weekend.

Six out of the 10 teams in the A-section can realistically still make the semi-finals. In Group 1, the Blue Bulls, Eastern Province and Western Province lead the charge, while SWD, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State are still in with a shout in Group 2.

In the final round of fixtures, EP and KZN have a bye, having already completed their matches, while WP host the Blue Bulls and SWD play at home against Free State, making for two very interesting matches.

Judging by log position, SWD and the Blue Bulls must be considered as favourites, as they are the only two unbeaten teams left in the competition and top the log with a full house of 15 points.

EP and KZN also have 15 points and will be watching the last weekend with interest to see if they will qualify. WP and Free State have 10 points each.

The other four teams in the A-section are Border, who have not performed to their full potential considering the large pool of players available to them, the Golden Lions, Boland and the Griffons.

The B-section is made up of the Valke, who top the log on 10 points, the Pumas (5), Leopards (5) and Griquas (0).

The semi-finals will be played on 3 September and the final a week later, on 10 September.

 

This weekend’s fixtures on Saturday, 27 August:

11:15: Griquas vs Leopards – GWK Park, Kimberley
11:30: Griffons vs Boland – North West Stadium, Welkom
12:10: Falcons vs Pumas – Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
14:00: SWD vs Free State – Outeniqua Park, George
14:45: Western Province vs Blue Bull – NNK Rugby Club, Parow
16:00: Border vs Golden Lions – BCM Stadium, East London

 

2011 South Africa Rugby Women’s Rugby IPT Results:

August 2011:

19 Aug: Boland 0 – 27 KZN (Boland Stadium, Wellington)
13 Aug: Free State 25 – 11 Griffons (Clive Soloman Stadium
13 Aug: Blue Bulls 57 – 5 Border (Loftus C Field)
13 Aug: Falcons 22 – 10 Leopards (Isak Steyl Stadium)
13 Aug: Goldern Lions 14 – 27 Eastern Province (Johannesburg Stadium)
12 Aug: Pumas 74 – 12 Griquas (Puma Stadium, Witbank)

July 2011:

30 Jul: Eastern Province 13 – 43 Blue Bulls
30 Jul: Border 10 – 29 Western Province
30 Jul: KZN 22 – 13 Free State
30 Jul: Griffons 6 – 54 SWD
30 Jul: Griquas 12 – 27 Falcons
30 Jul: Leopards 20 – 12 Pumas
16 Jul: Blue Bulls 75 – 0 Goldern Lions
16 Jul: SWD 64 – 0 KZN
16 Jul: Western Province 10 – 43 Eastern Province
16 Jul: Free State 35 – 12 Boland
02 Jul: Eastern Province 62 – 24 Border
02 Jul: Goldern Lions 12 – 64 Western Province
02 Jul: KZN 49 – 20 Griffons
02 Jul: Boland 5 – 60 SWD
 

 2011 SA Rugby Women’s Rugby IPT Log*:

Team Played Won Lost Drew Points
SWD 3 3 0 0 15
Blue Bulls 3 3 0 0 15
Eastern Province 4 3 1 0 15
KwaZulu-Natal 4 3 1 0 15
Western Province 3 2 1 0 10
Free State 3 2 1 0 10
Falcons 2 2 0 0 10
Pumas 2 1 1 0 5
Leopards 2 1 1 0 5
Border 3 0 3 0 1
Griquas 2 0 2 0 0
Griffons 3 0 3 0 0
Boland 3 0 3 0 0
Golden Lions 3 0 3 0 0

 

* Visit the SA Rugby website to view the complete log

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