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):
09h00 – Leopards vs Griffons
10h10 – Blue Bulls vs Griquas
11h20 – Boland vs Border CD
13h30 – Eastern Province vs SWD
14h40 – Western Province vs Border
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