The Border Women on Saturday completed their fairy-tale season as they defeated the Blue Bulls 32-14 in East London to secure back-to-back SARU Women’s Interprovincial Series titles.
(Click here to read the wrap of the 2013 season which saw Border in an emphatic win over Western Province to claim their first-ever IPT title)
The A Division final was entertaining as Border built up a marginal 12-7 lead at the break against the Blue Bulls, before going on for the comprehensive win in a strong showing that they have what it takes to defend their title.
The Pretoria team fought back in the second half with a converted try and they did well to contain the home team on defence, but despite this Border added their fourth try in the second half to continue their dominance in the Women’s Interprovincial Series.
This allowed the East London team to finish the season with an impressive seven victories in as many matches, with an equally remarkable four tries or more in each match.
Border defeated Western Province 22-7 in the semifinal in East London last weekend after steering their way to a 17-0 lead at the break.
Free State, meanwhile, thrashed Boland 34-0 in the Section 2 final of the A Division, while the Leopards defeated the Pumas 34-17 to win the B Division title.
In the Section 2 final, Free State outplayed Boland to score six unanswered tries for their 34-0 victory, while the Leopards outscored the Pumas six tries to three to win the B Division final.
SARU Women’s Interprovincial Final Results at the BCM Stadium in East London on Saturday, 27 September: A Division Final: Border 32-14 Blue Bulls A Division Section 2 Final: Free State 34-0 Boland B Division Final: Leopards 34-17 Pumas (B Division final)
Photo 1 caption: SARU logo
(With editing by gsport)