SWD Leads the Pack at U16 National Girls Rugby Week

SWD Leads the Pack at U16 National Girls Rugby Week

SWD, Border and Western Province on Wednesday continued their fine form in the National Girls Under-16 Week at the HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom as they registered their second round of victories to secure back-to-back wins in the tournament.

SWD registered the biggest victory of the day with a morale-boosting 61-0 win against the Leopards, while Border defeated the Limpopo Blue Bulls 32-0 and Western Province beat Border CD 24-10.

Eastern Province and Boland also retained their unbeaten status as they played to a 17-17 draw in a nail-biting encounter.

Boland opened up the competition with a 44-0 victory against the Golden Lions, but they faced a tough challenge from Eastern Province, who registered their second draw in the tournament after they finished level on 22-22 with Border CD on Monday.

Western Province, who edged Border in the final match of the competition last season to emerge as the top team, will again meet their East London counterparts in the final match of the tournament on Friday.

Western Province held their nerve to defeat Border 12-10 in a nail-biting final match last season, and with both sides having set high standards in the two opening rounds, with Border scoring over 30 points in both their matches and Western Province over 24 points, the clash should be entertaining.

The National Girls Under-18 Week will be hosted in Kimberley next week, and will follow a similar format with matches on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

 

National Girls U16 Week Day Two Results (Wednesday, 29 June):

Free State 30 – 0 Valke

Griquas 22 – 0 Griffons

SWD 61 – 0 Leopards

Border 32 – 0 Limpopo Blue Bulls

Western Province 24 – 10 Border CD

Golden Lions 20 – 17 Pumas

KZN 10 – 19 Blue Bulls

Eastern Province 17 – 17 Boland

National Girls Under-16 Week Day One Results (Monday, 27 June):

Border CD 22- 22 Eastern Province

Griquas 5 – 12 SWD

Limpopo Blue Bulls 27 – 5 Free State

Leopards 15 – 10 Valke

Boland 44 – 0 Golden Lions

Border 39 – 7 Blue Bulls

Western Province 42 – 10 KZN

Griffons 39 – 0 Pumas

National Girls U16 Day Three Fixtures (Friday, 1 July):

A Field:

09h00 – Leopards vs Griffons

10h10 – Blue Bulls vs Griquas

11h20 – Boland vs Border CD

13h30 – Eastern Province vs SWD

14h40 – Western Province vs Border

B Field:

09h00 – Valke vs Pumas

10h10 – Free State vs KZN

11h20 – Golden Lions vs Limpopo Blue Bulls

 

Photo 1 caption: Day Two’s action kicks off at the SA Rugby Girls U16 Week at the at the HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom, with SWD, Border and Western Province recording back-to-back wins to emerge as leaders of the early rounds. Photo: SA Rugby

 

With editing by gsport

 

 

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