Tournament favourites and hosts, Blue Bulls, were crowned 2012 SARU Interprovincial Sevens champions at Loftus in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Blue Bulls lifted the crown with a comprehensive 28-0 win over Western Province. The Pretoria women qualified for the final after beating the Golden Lions 47-0 and then defeating KZN 26-0 in the last four.
Blue Bulls centre Marithy Pienaar was the standout player and thoroughly deserves her Player of the Tournament accolade. Shona-Leah Weston, Cindy Cant and Mapume Maseko also impressed for the Blue Bulls women.
Meanwhile, Boland won their Plate final 21-7 against Free State, after thrashing the Valke 38-7 in the quarter-finals, where they overcame a determined South-Western Districts 17-7.
2012 SARU Sevens IPT Final Results, at Pretoria on Saturday, 3 November, 2012: Plate Final: Women: Boland 21-7 Free State Cup Final: Blue Bulls 28-0 Western Province Cup Semi-Finals: Blue Bulls 26-0 KwaZulu-Natal Western Province 21-12 Border Plate Semi-Finals: Boland 17-7 South-Western Districts Free State 34-0 Leopards Quarter-Finals: Blue Bulls 38-0 Griffons Border 14-0 Eastern Province Western Province 24-0 Golden Lions KwaZulu-Natal 47-0 Border B Boland 38-7 Valke Leopards 12-7 SA National Defence Force South-Western Districts 43-0 Correctional Services Free State 14-5 Griquas Day One Results: Border 14-5 Pumas Boland 32-0 Leopards Griffons 19-14 Boland South-Western Districts 19-5 Free State Border 35-0 Leopards Western Province 42-0 South-Western Districts Griffons 7-0 Pumas Free State 47-12 Limpopo Border B 40-0 Limpopo Leopards 19-15 Pumas Boland 40-0 Pumas Western Province 50-0 Limpopo Border 12-12 Griffons Eastern Province 33-0 Valke Griffons 19-5 Leopards Border 24-7 Boland Western Province 19-7 Free State Border B 12-12 South-Western Districts Blue Bulls 54-0 SA National Defence Force Golden Lions 41-0 Correctional Services Eastern Province 41-0 SA National Defence Force KwaZulu-Natal 38-10 Golden Lions Blue Bulls 40-0 Valke Griquas 60-0 Correctional Services Blue Bulls 40-5 Eastern Province KwaZulu-Natal 59-0 Correctional Services SA National Defence Force 17-5 Valke Golden Lions 24-7 Griquas Border B 17-5 Free State KwaZulu-Natal 31-0 Griquas Western Province 35-0 Border B South-Western Districts 36-0 Limpopo