Unbeaten Western Province wins Craven Week u13 for 2015!
|SWD u13||19||0||Free State u13|
|Border CD u13||22||16||Griffons u13|
|Golden Lions u13||13||12||Eastern Province u13|
|Namibia u13||12||7||Griquas u13|
|Boland u13||20||15||Leopards u13|
|Blue Bulls u13||40||0||Zimbabwe u13|
|Western Province u13||24||19||Valke u13|
|Border u13||29||7||Limpopo Blue Bulls u13|
|KwaZulu-Natal u13||21||7||Pumas u13|
|Griffons u13||37||13||Namibia u13|
|Griquas u13||15||7||Zimbabwe u13|
|Valke u13||21||19||Blue Bulls u13|
|Limpopo Blue Bulls u13||33||5||Free State u13|
|Border CD u13||19||14||Pumas u13|
|SWD u13||37||13||Golden Lions u13|
|Boland u13||34||7||KwaZulu-Natal u13|
|Leopards u13||18||17||Eastern Province u13|
|Western Province u13||33||0||Border u13|
|Eastern Province u13||31||12||Limpopo Blue Bulls u13|
|Griffons u13||18||0||Griquas u13|
|Namibia u13||14||13||Zimbabwe u13|
|Pumas u13||31||14||Free State u13|
|Leopards u13||27||15||Border u13|
|KwaZulu-Natal u13||0||33||Golden Lions u13|
|Blue Bulls u13||29||0||Border CD u13|
|Western Province u13||17||3||SWD u13|
|Boland u13||18||15||Valke u13|
|Free State u13||14||14||Zimbabwe u13|
|Limpopo Blue Bulls u13||19||5||Griquas u13|
|Border u13||17||7||Pumas u13|
|Border CD u13||40||7||Namibia u13|
|Griffons u13||15||12||Golden Lions u13|
|Blue Bulls u13||38||14||Eastern Province u13|
|KwaZulu-Natal u13||24||3||Leopards u13|
|Valke u13||28||12||SWD u13|
|Western Province u13||34||14||Boland u13|
|BLUE BULLS u13||BOLAND u13||School|
|Niel Beukes||Robrt-Andrew Adshade|
|Jorim Bonque||Nazero Cleophas|
|Zandre Du Toit||Rowan Cloete|
|Ronaldo Lawrence||Keanu De Wet|
|Umtha-Unathi Mavusa||Willem Daniel Engelbrecht|
|Loliwe Mbasa||Jan Jeremias De Villiers Fourie|
|Kyle Meadows||Curwin Gertse|
|Shane Mhura||John-Ross Groenewald|
|Wonder Mkhonto||Cameron Hanekom|
|Valere Mombers||Jayden Arvon Jacobus|
|MJ Nel||Damien Francios January|
|Jooste Nel||Chadley Jermaine Josias|
|Waldo Noeth||Hugo Mostert|
|Molefe Ramotsepane||Kyle David Nasson|
|Sohan Rugbar||Corne Ethan Oliphant|
|Chris Schoombee||Wayne Steward Plaatjies|
|Eric Skosana||Pieter Daniel Prins|
|Stephan Spies||Pieter Mynhardt Slabber|
|Nico Steyn||Triveno Swartz|
|Marius Swarts||Lodewyk August Van Dyk|
|Pieter Venter||Ruan Vorster|
|Rolen Visagie||Michail Gavin Williams|
|BORDER CD u13||BORDER u13|
|Sibabalwe Bhenene||Sihlalo Benge|
|Asphe Bhunqane||Lwanga Bongco|
|Luyanda Dyani||Waseem Boswell|
|Litha Halam||Tiaan Botes|
|Libo Jadezweni||Chad Gratz|
|Mihlali Jika||Matthew Harper|
|Siyanda Joja||Theuns Janse van Rensburg|
|Lihle Lubuzo||Josh Jonas|
|Luyanda Lubyiya||Bamanye Mahela|
|Richard Madeke||Usiphile Mayekiso|
|Uzie Madumglwano||Jordan McLoughlin|
|Wanda Makhwenkwe||Liyema Mgwigwi|
|Banganathi Makhwenkwe||Akaphele Mkosana|
|Ezile Manbuluka||Sandisile Mtebele|
|Athenkosi Mutala||Sikoliso Nanto|
|Nkcubeko Ngiyana||Anje Ndzandza|
|Sivuyile Ngxovu||Latica Nela|
|Sinezo Nokiva||Matthew Pritchard|
|Siphe Nonkwenke||Matthew Tonkin|
|Onke Sithonga||Joshua Van Vreden|
|Wonga Tyodana||Curt Vermaak|
|Christian Van Zyl||Simalele Zweni|
|FREE STATE u13||EASTERN PROVINCE u13|
|Zane Bester||1||Hendrik Vermaak||Grey Junior|
|Oratile Botlhoko||2||Benji Breytenbach||Susannah Fourie|
|Jarred Brown||3||Lubambo Maqutyana||Bluewater Bay|
|Damain Calitz||4||Russell Lister||Sunridge|
|Leonardo Coetzee||5||Sino Antonie||Kabega|
|Niocolaas Cohen||6||Damon Royle||Sunridge|
|Devanne De Vos||7||Ruan Klasen||Dr Viljoen|
|Frans-Noe Erasmus||8||Zander du Preez||Sunridge|
|Du Toit Fourie||9||Nathan Sieberhagen||Grey Junior|
|Ricardo Fourie||10||Daniel Smith||Sonop|
|Sephiri Hlohlolo||11||Aliswa Mapuma||Rowallan Park|
|Ntsebe Lechesa||12||Larquin Goliath||Grey Junior|
|Danie Louw||13||Siviwe Zondani||Grey Junior|
|Leon Marais||14||Grant Witbooi||Caritas|
|Molibeli Molibeli||15||Lathita Nqebe||Grey Junior|
|Juan-Dee Oliver||16||Sisonke Ndoto||Mount Pleasant|
|Zukhanyo Phindani||17||Liyabona Matabiele||Muir|
|Steyn Pretorius||18||Johan van Biljon||Newton Park|
|Janco Prinsloo||19||Prince Thole||Setlaars Park|
|JD Stadhouser||20||Luphomlo Ndiniso||Machui|
|Olwan Tokwe||21||Ethan Liberty||Stulting|
|Lowhann Van Vollenhoven||22||Kuhle Desha||Charlo|
|GOLDEN LIONS u13||GRIFFONS u13|
|Denis Balt||Calla Pienaar|
|Junior Dantjie||Connie Campher|
|Dian De Jongh||Du Toit Van Huyssteen|
|Regardt Fourie||Emile Kotze|
|Levandre Horne||Eric van Aswegen|
|Matthew Jacobs||Johnro Barnard|
|FC Kotze||Juandre Nel|
|Mathusi Malebye||Kamohelo Tlome|
|Byrone Marx||Karabo Moahlodi|
|Evahn McMaster||Katleho Chabanyane|
|Odirile Mogwere||Niel Harmse|
|Rynard Mouton||Phileo Lodewyk|
|Johan Muller||Phumo Phumo|
|Wian Naude||Sisonke Vumazonke|
|Odera Onunkwo||Siyabonga Baadtjies|
|Heinrigh Pieterse||Tiaan Fourie|
|Marko Scheepers||Tielman Niewoudt|
|Happy Selepe||Tiiisetso Mofokeng|
|Lungelo Sithole||Tshepiso Mzizi|
|Ocean Tshimbalanga||Tumi Mthembu|
|Luan Van der Walt||Vincent Lekulu|
|Sebastine Watney||Wynand Swanepoel|
|GRIQUAS u13||KWAZULU-NATAL u13|
|Darren Deelie||KZN u13 A||School|
|Muller Du Plessis||1||Kaleb Thomas||Izothso|
|Cohen Eksteen||2||Ulrich Botha||Umhlali Prep|
|Brendon Greyling||3||Tristian Trollip||DPHS|
|Bradley Human||4||Hendrik Gouws||Richards Bay|
|Duwayne Jacobs||5||Connor de Bruyn||Scottburgh|
|Ethene Kruger||6||Mzameleli Khuzwayo||Glenwood Prep|
|Dendricko Ludick||7||Mnqobi Mkhize||Glenwood Prep|
|Hendrico Ludick||8||Kwanele Khumalo||Pelham|
|Duan Ludik||9||Payton Elliott||DPHS|
|Johann Luus||10||Mathew Halstead||Clifton|
|Elric Moolman||11||Simelela Nkomo||King Edward|
|Peter Plaatjies||12||Simphiwe Ngcobo||Glenwood Prep|
|Schalk Regenstein||13||Khwezi Mbongwa||DPHS|
|Riaan Rossouw||14||M vd Merwe||Glenwood Prep|
|Juan Snyders||15||Ethan Matkovich||Westville SP|
|Sonwabo Sokoyi||16||Ngcebo Mdabe||Mtubatuba|
|Franco Stassen||17||Barnard Nortje||Kuswag Skool|
|Rohan Theron||18||Mpumelelo Xego||DPHS|
|Darren Van Niekerk||19||Jordan Dobson||Kloof SP|
|Rikus Van Zyl||20||Celumusa Khalishwayo||Paul Pietersburg|
|Keanan Wentzel||21||Eckhart Potgieter||Lucas Meyer|
|22||James Murray||Cowan House|
|LEOPARDS u13||LIMPOPO u13|
|Zander Bezuidenhout||Ruan Basson|
|Marco Botha||Renzo Du Plessis|
|Armand Cloete||Igna Ferreira|
|De-Andre Du Preez||Gift Fihlani|
|Remofihic Dubee||Lungile Hlengane|
|Werner Echard||Kamogele Kgohloane|
|Omogolo Fondo||Franco Knoetze|
|Letabo Mahlatsi||Deon Kriel|
|Mosa Mathanjana||Mudodzwa Luvha|
|Refentse Moabi||Kgwarapa Mabeba|
|Daniel Mocamo||Phakiso Mpoka|
|Sanele Mpatho||Rotandwa Mulea|
|Almero Niemann||Justin Pieterse|
|Christiaan Pauley||Willie Potgieter|
|Liardt Redelinghuys||Sean Roulston|
|Abraham Reyneke||Canseus Saayman|
|Luke Rossouw||Cyphrian Shibodze|
|Theuns Steyn||Juan Smith|
|Tiro Tsoana||Peter Tjauke|
|Stephan Van Graan||Hanno van Biljon|
|Llewellyn van Niekerk||Pieter Vorster|
|Shawn Vosser||Jan-Hendrik Weyer|
|NAMIBIA u13||PUMAS u13|
|Bernd Beddies||Ruben Barkhuizen|
|Bennie Boshoff||Sifiso Dlamini|
|Coburn Claasen||Giano Dos Santos|
|Tyresse De Wee||Siyanda Eba|
|Frikkie Engelbrecht||Frik Lange|
|Eli Engelbrecht||Nico Liversage|
|Kian Fransman||Blessing Mabaso|
|Valentino Goagoseb||Blessing Mabunda|
|Arnu Gouws||Jacques Marais|
|Niel Holtzhausen||Johannes Wilhelmus Mare|
|Jurie Human||Gift Masina|
|Johann Janse van Rensburg||Sandiseni Mayisela|
|Henrico Kotze||Sakhile Mdhluli|
|Christoff Meyer||Tshepang Moloto|
|Charlton Somseb||Siphelele Ndlela|
|Malcolm Strauss||Andre Nitzsche|
|Johan Van der Merwe||Sipho Nzotho|
|Jean Van Rensburg||Lourens Potgieter|
|Juandro Van Rooi||Hardus Rothman|
|Divan Van Vreden||Norman Simpson|
|Diaan Vermeulen||Christiaan Van Der Merwe|
|Patrick Waggie||Alec Vermaak|
|SWD u13||VALKE u13|
|Stirling-Mort Booysen||Jeri Anyanwu|
|Francois Breytenbach||Keagan Belfour|
|Kian Claassen||Kyle Benadie|
|Divan Coetzee||Jahno Bester|
|Gary Colannini||Anrich Botes|
|Jaydon Cupido||Louis De Bruyn|
|Andries Du Toit||Kyle Jacobs|
|Janus Ferreira||Zander Maree|
|Philip Fouche||Abrahm Masoeu|
|Ruaan Heunis||Owen Matinga|
|Reece Henly Innes||Thabiso Motaung|
|Lyle Jansen||Kabelo Motlhajwe|
|Jowin Jantjies||Richard Muller|
|Caston Michaels||Thulane Ngobe|
|Craighan Muller||Quinton Olivier|
|Hendre Niemann||Tshepang Phalatse|
|Siphamandla Piti||Heiko Pohlmann|
|Cameron Sharp||Musa Sithole|
|Mattew Stephens||Tyler Skudder|
|Tinsley Stuurman||Dewald Stoop|
|Schalk Vermeulen||Ruben Windell|
|Laurence Victor||Mongezi Xipu|
|ZIMBABWE u13||WESTERN PROVINCE u13|
|1||Eric Basson||Paarl Gimnasium|
|3||Nizaar Nazier||Wynberg Boys|
|7||Armand Maritz||L/S Durbanville|
|9||Jack Cloete||Gene Louw|
|10||Jacobus Oosthuizen||De Tyger|
|12||Eagan van der Rheede||Eikestad|
|14||Luciano Custodio||Gene Louw|
|15||Duran Koevort||Fish Hoek|
|18||Kanhu Michaels||Hendrik Louw|
|21||Logan de Bruyn||Goodwood Park|
|22||Ethan James||Paarl Gimnasium|
From SARugby.net DAY 1 The Blue Bulls, KwaZulu-Natal, Border, SWD and DHL Western Province on Monday made their presence felt early on in the Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week at Hoërskool Rob Ferreira in White River as they registered impressive victories to keep themselves in contention for a place in the final match on Friday. The Itec Blue Bulls defeated Zimbabwe 40-0 and Border beat the Limpopo Blue Bulls 29-7, while KwaZulu-Natal defeated hosts the Pumas 21-7 on a thrilling day’s action. SWD also registered a convincing 19-0 victory against the Free State and DHL Western Province beat the TW Profile Service Valke 24-19 in their opening matches. Boland, Border CD, Namibia and the Bidvest Golden Lions also registered encouraging victories to start their campaigns on a high note. The Blue Bulls proved to be the best attacking team as they ran in six tries, while Border were hot on their heels with five and Border CD on four. Pumas 7 (0) KwaZulu-Natal 21 (14) KwaZulu-Natal delivered a solid display against the Pumas as their forwards laid a solid foundation upfront and their backs showed their class on attack by moving the ball throughout the match to stretch the defence. They earned the rewards for these efforts with two first-half tries, while the Pumas battled to break through the defence. This earned the Durban side a 14-0 lead. They built on this form in the second half and added their third try to stretch their lead to 21-0. The Pumas fought back strongly with their forwards, but the effective KwaZulu-Natal defence managed to shut them out despite three attempts in a row to cross the chalk. They eventually crossed the tryline in the dying minutes compliments of Hardus Rothman to add their first and only points in the match. Scorers: Pumas – Tries: Hardus Rothman. Conversions: Alec Vermaak. KwaZulu-Natal – Tries: Ngcebo Mdabe, Kwanele Khumalo, Khwezi Mbongwa. Conversions: Mathew Halstead. DHL Western Province 24 (17) TW Profile Service Valke 19 (5) DHL Western Province dominated the first half against the TW Profile Service Valke from the outset as they delivered a fine all round performance, which set them up for a 24-19 victory. Their pack dominated, while their backs did well to spread the ball and find gaps in the defence, which they took full advantage of before the break for a 17-5 lead. The TW Profile Service Valke, however, refused to give up and scored their second try of the match in the second half thanks to a powerful showing by their forwards. They threatened to score again twice in the dying minutes, and earned the rewards with a late try by Zander Maree to come within five points of the Cape side. Scorers: Western Province – Tries: Ethan James, Luke Burger, Quinn Visser. Conversions: Jack Cloete (3). Penalty: Jack Cloete. Valke – Tries: Keagan Balfour, Tyler Skudder, Zander Maree. Conversions: Kyle Benadie (2) Limpopo Blue Bulls 7 (7) Border 29 (10) Border overcame a close first-half against the Limpopo Blue Bulls to secure a convincing 29-7 victory as they raced to the tryline an impressive five times. Bamanye Mahela and Joshua Van Vreden each crossed the tryline twice to force their team into the lead against the Limpopo side. Border secured a narrow 10-7 lead at the break with two tries to one, and they added three five-pointers in an encouraging second half to outplay their counterparts. With their defence holding well, the Limpopo Blue Bulls were unable to add to their score after the break. Scorers: Limpopo Blue Bulls – Try: Willie Potgieter. Conversion: Ruan Basson. Border – Tries: Bamanye Mahela (2), Joshua Van Vreden (2), Lwanga Bongco. Conversions: Sihlalo Benge (2) Boland 20 (10) Leopards 15 (10) The first half between Boland and the Leopards was tense as the teams proved to be closely matched, with each side scoring a converted try and penalty, which saw them enter the break at 10-10. Boland’s Curwin Gertse, however, had the first say in the second half as he scored their second try and another penalty to increase his tally for the match to 13 points. Armand Cloete of the Leopards added their second try nine minutes before the final whistle, but they were unable to add to this and were forced to settle for a 20-15 defeat. Scorers: Boland – Tries: Curwin Gertse, Jan Jeremias De Villiers Fourie. Conversions: Curwin Gertse, Kyle David Nasson. Penalties: Curwin Gertse (2). Leopards – Tries: Armand Cloete, Marco Botha. Conversion: Theuns Steyn. Penalty: Theuns Steyn. Itec Blue Bulls 40 (26) Zimbabwe 0 (0) The Itec Blue Bulls were in fine form in their clash against Zimbabwe and ran in three tries in the first 16 minutes to secure a 26-0 lead at the break. They continued this dominance in the second half with a solid effort on attack and defence, which allowed them to add three more tries to increase their tally for the match to six. Unfortunately for Zimbabwe, all their efforts were countered by the Pretoria team, which left them scoreless in the match. Scorers: Blue Bulls – Tries: Chris Schoombee (2), Pieter Venter, Wonder Mkhonto, Zandre Du Toit (2). Conversions: Jooste Nel (5) Eastern Province 12 (5) Bidvest Golden Lions 13 (10) The Bidvest Golden Lions started their clash against Eastern Province with a bang as Regardt Fourie crossed the tryline in the second minute to take a 5-0 lead. But Eastern Province did well to string together phases on attack and hit back with a try of their own in the 18th minute compliments of Lathita Nqebe. The Lions, however, cancelled this out with their second try before half time to take a 10-5 lead at the break. The second half was hard-fought as the teams ran hard at each other. Such was the closeness of the half the Lions were only able to add a penalty to their score, while Nqebe crossed the tryline for the second time for the Port Elizabeth side, which allowed them to come within a point of the Lions on the scoreboard. The Johannesburg team, however, held on in the dying minutes to secure a 13-12 victory. Scorers: Eastern Province – Tries: Lathita Nqebe (2). Coonversion: Daniel Smith. Golden Lions – Tries: Denis Balt, Regardt Fourie. Conversion: Sebastine Watney. Griquas 7 (7) Namibia 12 (12) Namibia secured their first victory of the week as they defeated Griquas 12-7 in a tight clash. Griquas opened up the scoring in the sixth minute with a try by Elric Moolman, which they converted successfully. However, back-to-back tries by Namibia, of which one was converted, pushed them into a 12-7 lead at the break. Both teams tried hard to add to the score in the second half but were denied by the solid defence. Namibia, however, had an opportunity to slot over a penalty to extend their lead late in the match, but the attempt was unsuccessful. Scorers: Griquas – Try: Elric Moolman. Conversion: Keanan Wentzel. Namibia – Try: Johann Janse van Rensburg, Niel Holtzhausen. Conversions: Kian Fransman. Free State 0 (0) SWD 19 (5) The first half between SWD and the Free State was tight as both teams threw everything at one another on attack and supported this with a solid defensive effort. SWD, in particular, tried hard to use their pack to gain ascendancy, while both teams tried to spread the ball wide on attack. A try by SWD in the first half and another two in the second half, however, pushed them into a convincing lead on the scoreboard, while they managed to shut out the Free State completely thanks to their water-tight defence, which rattled the Free State into mistakes at crucial times. Scorers: SWD: Tries: Caston Michaels, Janus Ferreira, Jowin Jantjies. Conversions: Cameron Sharp (2) Griffons 16 (6) Border CD 22 (0) Border CD staged a dramatic second-half comeback against the Griffons after trailing 6-0 at the break, as they ran in an impressive four tries to secure a 22-16 victory. The Griffons slotted over two penalties in the first half compliments of Du Toit Van Huyssteen, and managed to cross the tryline twice in the second half for their 16 points. But their defence let them down in the second half, which came at the price of a defeat as Border CD hit their straps and did well to convert their try-scoring chances into points. Scorers: Griffons – Tries: Katleho Chabanyane, Tshepiso Mzizi. Penalties: Du Toit Van Huyssteen (2). Border CD – Tries: Asphe Bhunqane, Athenkosi Mutala, Luyanda Dyani, Siphe Nonkwenke. Conversion: Luyanda Dyani. DAY 2 DHL Western Province, Boland and SWD stamped their authority on Tuesday at the Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week at Hoërskool Rob Ferreira in White River as they secured vital victories in the biggest match-ups of the day to stay in contention for places Friday’s final match. DHL Western Province defeated Border 33-0, while Boland thumped KwaZulu-Natal 34-7 and SWD beat the Bidvest Golden Lions 37-13, which marked back-to-back victories for them in the tournament. The Griffons, Limpopo Blue Bulls, Leopards and Valke also registered morale-boosting victories in their clashes on Tuesday. In fact converted tries in the dying minutes for the Valke and Leopards allowed them to sneak into the lead late in their clashes. Western Province and Boland ran in an impressive five tries and SWD four in a thrilling day’s action. Border 0 (0) DHL Western Province 33 (26) DHL Western Province dominated from the outset in their clash against Border thanks to their ability to snuff out the gaps in the defence. With their confidence up after their victory against the Valke on Monday, they backed themselves on attack and defence, which allowed them to take complete control of the first half. So impressive was their form they cruised to a 26-0 lead after accumulating four tries, while they shut out Border completely to leave them scoreless at the break. Border tried hard to work their way back into the match after the break and came close to the tryline on a few occasions, but the water-tight Western Province defence held. Border, however, also tightened up their defence and were able to counter most of the Cape side’s efforts to increase their score. However, they leaked another on the stroke of fulltime, which handed the Cape side a 33-0 victory. Scorers: DHL Western Province – Tries: Armand Maritz, Rynardt Botha, Luciano Custodio, Luke Burger (2). Conversions: Jack Cloete (4). KwaZulu-Natal 7 (0) Boland 34 (27) Boland came out firing in their clash against KwaZulu-Natal as they took advantage of their speed to outplay the Durban side. In an exciting first half SWD ran in three tries as they broke through tackles at will and forced their way through and around the defence. Their impressive play pushed them 27-0 ahead before the break. They continued to show their class in the second half with another try shortly after play resumed to stretch their lead to 34-0. But the KwaZulu-Natal forwards set up their first try several minutes later for their first points of the match. But those proved to be the last points scored by either team, as both sides put their bodies on the line on defence. Scorers: KwaZulu-Natal – Try: Barnard Nortje. Conversion: Mathew Halstead. Boland – Tries: Curwin Gertse, Triveno Swartz, Chadley Jermaine Josias, Michail Gavin Williams, Rowan Cloete. Conversions: Nazero Cleophas (3). Penalty: Nazero Cleophas. Eastern Province 17 (10) Leopards 18 (3) The first half between Eastern Province and the Leopards was tight as the teams tried hard to gain ascendancy. The Leopards, however, built up a 10-3 lead thanks to a converted try and a penalty, while they limited the Leopards to a single penalty in the half. The Leopards, however, fought back strongly after the break with Armand Cloete scoring two tries and Theuns Steyn one – the last try of which was three minutes from the final whistle – while Eastern Province managed to score only one converted try, which left them with a disappointing 18-17 defeat. Scorers: Eastern Province – Tries: Sino Antonie, Siviwe Zondani. Conversions: Lathita Nqebe (2). Penalty: Lathita Nqebe. Leopards – Tries: Theuns Steyn, Armand Cloete (2). Conversion: Theuns Steyn. Bidvest Golden Lions 13 (3) SWD 37 (20) SWD built on their strong day-one showing as they ran circles around the Bidvest Golden Lions to secure an emphatic 37-13 victory. SWD did particularly well at spreading the ball out wide and using their raw pace to get through the Lions defence, and this paid off as they cruised to a 20-3 halftime lead. They continued to stamp their authority in the second half and added two tries to their tally for a total of four, while Cameron Sharp was on form with the boot as he converted all four tries and slotted over two penalties and a drop goal. The Lions, however, fought back in the second half and managed to score two late tries, but these efforts were too little too late to force them back into the match. Scorers: Bidvest Golden Lions – Tries: Regardt Fourie, Rynard Mouton. Conversions: Regardt Fourie (2). Penalty: Sebastine Watney. SWD – Tries: Jaydon Cupido, Jowin Jantjies, Caston Michaels (2). Conversions: Cameron Sharp (4). Penalties: Cameron Sharp (2). Drop Goal: Cameron Sharp. Border CD 19 (0) Pumas 14 (14) Border CD staged a fantastic second-half comeback against the Pumas to hand the home team their second defeat in the tournament. The Pumas built up an encouraging 14-0 lead in the first half compliments of two converted tries, while they denied Border CD from scoring a single point. But Border CD hit back with intent after the break and scored an unmatched three tries, two of which were converted, while they prevented the Pumas from scoring any further points, which pushed them 19-14 ahead on the scoreboard. Scorers: Border CD – Tries: Siphe Nonkwenke (2), Siyanda Joja. Conversions: Mihlali Jika, Siphe Nonkwenke. Pumas – Tries: Christiaan Van Der Merwe, JW Mare. Conversions: Alec Vermaak (2). TW Profile Services Valke 21 (7) Itec Blue Bulls 19 (19) A converted try on the stroke of fulltime earned the TW Profile Services Valke a vital 21-19 victory against the Itec Blue Bulls. The Valke scored shortly before the final whistle to level the scores at 19-19, but a successful conversion by Kyle Benadie sealed the victory for them. The Blue Bulls started off the clash with a bang with three tries to one in the first half to take a 19-7 lead at the break. But the Valke stepped up their game in the second half and retained possession, which allowed them to apply pressure on the Pretoria side. This paid off when it counted most, as they secured two second-half tries to snatch a victory in the dying seconds. Scorers: TW Profile Services Valke – Tries: Jahno Bester, Keagan Balfour (2). Conversions: Kyle Benadie (3). Itec Blue Bulls – Tries: Zandre Du Toit, Wonder Mkhonto, Kyle Meadows. Conversions: Zandre Du Toit (2). Free State 5 (5) Limpopo Blue Bulls 33 (19) The Limpopo Blue Bulls dominated their clash against the Free State from the outset and built up a 19-5 lead with two tries in the first half. They crossed the chalk another three times in the second half to increase their tally for the match to five, while they shut out the Free State completely on defence. This effective defence meant the Cheetahs had to settle for only five points in the match, and their second defeat in the tournament. Scorers: Free State – Try: Janco Prinsloo. Limpopo Blue Bulls – Tries: Peter Tjauke, Pieter Vorster, Mudodzwa Luvha, Justin Pieterse (2). Conversions: Juan Smith (4). Griffons 37 (27) Namibia 13 (3) The Griffons stamped their authority early on against Namibia as their forwards laid a solid foundation and their backs supported this with enterprising play. Such was their dominance they scored an impressive five tries in the first half to only a penalty by Namibia to take an encouraging 27-3 lead. They picked up where they left off after the break with their pack again powering the team onto the front foot. However, Namibia showed their fighting spirit and managed to force their way into the Griffons’ half at times. These efforts paid off as they crossed the tryline twice to increase their score to 13 points for the match. Scorers: Griffons – Tries: Karabo Moahlodi, Katleho Chabanyane, Tiiisetso Mofokeng, Connie Campher, Calla Pienaar, Tielman Niewoudt (2). Conversion: Karabo Moahlodi. Namibia – Tries: Bennie Boshoff, Peresil Hansen. Penalty: Kian Fransman GWK Griquas 15 (12) Zimbabwe 7 (7) The clash between GWK Griquas and Zimbabwe was tight as the teams threw everything at one another. Zimbabwe had the first say as they scored a converted try in the fourth minute to put early pressure on the Kimberley side. But GWK Griquas hit back immediately with their first try and another before half time to take a 12-7 lead. Both teams stepped up their defence in the second half, and the only other points scored was a penalty by Griquas to secure the 15-7 victory. Scorers: Griquas – Tries: Keanan Wentzel, Duan Ludik. Conversion: Keanan Wentzel. Penalty: Keanan Wentzel. Zimbabwe – Try: Nyasha Gumbo. Conversion: Connor Higgins.
Boland and DHL Western Province will contest the main game at the Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week on Friday after securing vital victories in the penultimate round on Thursday at Hoërskool Rob Ferreira in White River.
Boland defeated the TW Profile Services Valke 18-15 in Thursday’s closing match, while DHL Western Province beat SWD 17-3 to extend their winning run to three matches in the tournament.
Interestingly this final match will mark a repeat of the LSEN Week’s main game at HTS Drostdy in Worcester on Thursday.
In the other big match-ups, the Itec Blue Bulls ended Border CD’s winning run with a convincing 29-0 victory, while KwaZulu-Natal thumped the Bidvest Golden Lions 33-0 and the Leopards beat Border 27-15.
Hosts the Pumas, meanwhile, secured their first victory of the tournament as they beat Free State 31-14, while Namibia secured a last-gasp 14-13 victory against Zimbabwe in the tournament’s Test match.
The last round of matches will be played on Friday.
Boland 18 (15) TW Profile Services Valke 15 (8)
Boland were in solid form in their clash against the Valke as they used their forwards and backs wisely to get onto the front-foot. They were particularly strong at applying pressure on attack by spreading the ball out wide and they earned the rewards with a 15-8 lead at the break after scoring two tries to only one by the Valke shortly before halftime.
Both teams showed their determination to come out on top in the second half and this resulted in a tightly-contested half. The Valke, however, managed to tighten up their defence, and with Boland battling to power their way through the defence they opted for a penalty kick in the second half to extend their score to 18-8. The Valke threated to score a try minutes later, but Boland threw everything at them on defence and managed to secure a turnover.
The Kempton Park team’s determined efforts on attack, however, allowed them to reduce the deficit to 18-15 with eight minutes remaining as they scored their second try of the match under the posts.
The Valke continued to show their fighting spirit until the final whistle, but they turned down a shot at goal and opted to go for a try in the dying seconds, but Boland denied them to hold on for the win.
Boland – Tries: Michail Gavin Williams, Jan Jeremias De Villiers Fourie. Conversion: Curwin Gertse. Penalties: Curwin Gertse, Nazero Cleophas.
TW Profile Services Valke – Tries: Keagan Balfour, Thabiso Motaung. Conversion: Kyle Benadie. Penalty: Kyle Benadie.
DHL Western Province 17 (12) SWD 3 (3)
The clash between DHL Western Province and SWD was tight as the teams ran hard at each other and gave everything to gain ascendancy in the clash. With both teams displaying a solid effort on attack and defence most of the match was played close to the halfway line.
DHL Western Province, however, gained an edge in the first half as they managed to score two tries, while SWD were limited to a penalty, which left them 12-3 behind.
The second half was equally hard-fought.
Western Province’s forwards, however, managed to work their way close to the tryline twice in the fourth quarter, and the tenacious SWD defence managed to win a turnover to deny them from scoring the first try. But they were unable to stop the team’s second effort, which resulted in them going down 17-3.
DHL Western Province – Tries: Luke Burger, Nizaar Nazier, Armand Maritz. Conversion: Jack Cloete.
SWD – Penalty: Cameron Sharp.
Itec Blue Bulls 29 (17) Border CD 0 (0)
The Itec Blue Bulls used their power and pace to outplay Border CD in the first half of their clash, with their forwards, in particular, building a solid foundation up front.
Such was the Pretoria side’s dominance they scored three tries as their bigger players dominated the East London team physically to take a 17-0 lead at the break.
The Blue Bulls picked up where they left off after the break and camped in Border CD’s half, and this paid off as it allowed them to increase their lead to 29-0 with a further two tries for a total of five for the match. The team, however, were made to work hard for their second try, as Border CD put their bodies on the line on defence and held them out for the several minutes.
A yellow card for Border CD with eight minutes left on the clock also assisted the Blue Bulls’ cause.
Itec Blue Bulls – Tries: Chris Schoombee, Stephan Spies, Kyle Meadows, Zandre Du Toit (2). Conversions: Jooste Nel (2).
Bidvest Golden Lions 0 (0) KwaZulu-Natal 33 (21)
KwaZulu-Natal powered their way onto the front foot from the outset against the Bidvest Golden Lions as they delivered a fine all-round performance to force their way to a convincing 21-0 halftime lead. The Durban side’s forwards showed their class up-front, while their backs did well to spread the ball out wide, which set them up for three first-half tries.
They added another two tries after the break as they continued to take advantage of the gaps in the Lions’ defence. The Johannesburg team, however, tried hard to work their way back into the game after making a few line breaks, but unfortunately the effective KwaZulu-Natal defence shut them out, which left them scoreless in the match.
KwaZulu-Natal – Tries: Khwezi Mbongwa, Kwanele Khumalo, Ethan Matkovich, Kaleb Thomas (2). Conversions: Mathew Halstead (4).
Border 15 (10) Leopards 27 (17)
The Leopards used their powerful forwards to force their way onto the front foot against Border and supported this with a solid effort from their backs. But Border held on and fought back throughout the clash, which allowed them to score two tries to the Leopards’ three, which left them trailing 17-10 at the break.
The Leopards continued to make their presence felt in the second half and increased their score to 24, but this appeared to motivate Border who applied heavy pressure on the Leopards on attack.
Their efforts paid off with a try to reduce the gap to 24-15, but a penalty by the Leopards allowed them to extend their lead once again to seal a 27-15 win.
Border – Tries: Latica Nela (2), Lwanga Bongco.
Leopards – Tries: Tiro Tsoana, Jandre Wilken, De-Andre Du Preez. Conversions: Theuns Steyn (3). Penalties: Theuns Steyn (2).
Pumas 31 (12) Free State 14 (7)
The Pumas ran hard at the Free State on attack from the outset of their clash and managed to apply constant pressure on the opposition. These efforts allowed them to break through for two first-half tries, while the Pumas scored once, leaving only a five-point gap between the teams on the scoreboard at the break.
The Pumas continued to retain possession in the second half, forcing the Free State to defend for several minutes at a time, and they used their pace to make good yards on attack.
This earned them another three tries after the break to stretch their lead to 31 points. The Free State, meanwhile, managed to cross the tryline only once in the second half, and had to settle for a 31-14 defeat.
Pumas – Tries: Jacques Marais, Christiaan Van Der Merwe, Nico Liversage, Hardus Rothman (2). Conversions: Alec Vermaak (3).
Free State – Tries: Niocolaas Cohen, Oratile Botlhoko. Conversions: Du Toit Fourie (2).
Namibia 14 (7) Zimbabwe 13 (0)
Namibia had the upper hand in the first half in the Test match of the tournament, as they ran hard at Zimbabwe, and earned a try for their efforts. This pushed them into a 7-0 lead on the scoreboard. However, Zimbabwe showed their intent on attack in the last 10 minutes of the half as they strung together phases on attack and put pressure on Namibia’s defence.
Zimbabwe came out firing in the second half and scored two tries in the opening few minutes, which they backed up with a penalty to take a 13-7 lead. Namibia refused to lie down and powered their way close to the tryline again, but Zimbabwe held their nerve on defence and shut them out.
Namibia followed this up with a try under the posts in the last minute, with the successful conversion earning them a 13-12 victory.
Namibia – Tries: Arnu Gouws, Diaan Vermeulen. Conversions: Kian Fransman (2).
Zimbabwe – Tries: Munashe Maisera, Kudza Maringa. Penalty: Milton Manyangadze.
Eastern Province 31 (19) Limpopo Blue Bulls 12 (7)
Eastern Province did well to capitalise on their try-scoring chances against the Limpopo Blue Bulls despite both teams showing their attacking prowess in a hard-running first half. Eastern Province, however, backed up their exciting attack with a solid defensive structure, which, combined with mistakes at crucial times by the Limpopo side, only allowed them to cross the tryline once in the first half.
Eastern Province’s three tries, however, allowed them to take a 19-7 lead at the break.
They picked up where they left off in the second half and scored a further two tries thanks to their impressive support play and hard running, which allowed them to continue finding the gaps in the defence. The Limpopo Blue Bulls, however, bounced back strongly in the dying minutes and scored a converted try to take their score to 12.
Eastern Province – Tries: Ethan Liberty, Kuhle Desha, Aliswa Mapuma, Larquin Goliath, Siviwe Zondani. Conversions: Daniel Smith (2), Lathita Nqebe.
Limpopo Blue Bulls – Tries: Renzo Du Plessis, Pieter Vorster. Conversion: Juan Smith
GWK Griquas 0 (0) Griffons 18 (7)
The clash between the Griffons and GWK Griquas was tense as the teams threw everything at one another. The Griffons, however, managed to power their way through to the tryline once, while they successfully countered all the attempts by the Kimberley side to cross the chalk. This earned them a 7-0 lead at the break.
They added another try in the second half and two penalties – one on the stroke of fulltime – to secure a rewarding 18-0 victory.
Griffons – Tries: Calla Pienaar, Karabo Moahlodi. Conversions: Du Toit Van Huyssteen. Penalties: Du Toit Van Huyssteen (2).
DHL Western Province on Friday took top honours at the Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week at Hoërskool Rob Ferreira in White River as they defeated neighbours Boland 34-14 to finish the tournament as the only unbeaten side.
The team’s victory in the final match of the tournament followed on similar success in the 2013 and 2014 editions of the tournament in Bela-Bela and Durban respectively.
The Cape Town side defeated the Valke, Border and SWD in their first three matches in White River to book their place in the grand finale of the Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week against their sister union.
In the other big match-ups on the final day, TW Profile Services Valke defeated SWD 28-12, while KwaZulu-Natal beat the Leopards 24-3.
Border CD, who came through their first two matches unbeaten, meanwhile, registered the biggest victory of the day as they cruised to a 40-7 victory against Namibia.
DHL Western Province 34 (17) Boland 14 (7)
Western Province were completely dominant in their clash against Border as they delivered a fine all-round performance featuring strong forward and back play, which proved to be too much firepower for Boland. Boland scored the first points in the sixth minute compliments of a try by Corne Ethan Oliphant, but their Cape neighbours controlled proceedings soon after. Western Province’s form paid off as they scored two converted tries and penalty to take a 17-7 lead at the break.
They picked up where they left off when play resumed and added two more converted tries to take their score to 34 points. Boland refused to give up and scored their second try on the stroke of full-time, but this merely served as a consolation as Western Province were far ahead on the scoreboard.
DHL Western Province – Tries: Duran Koevort, Ethan James, Armand Maritz, Rynardt Botha. Conversions: Jack Cloete (4). Penalties: Jack Cloete (2).
Boland – Tries: Chadley Jermaine Josias, Corne Ethan Oliphant. Conversions: Nazero Cleophas, Curwin Gertse.
TW Profile Services Valke 28 (21) SWD 12 (7)
The TW Profile Services Valke finished their campaign on a high note after a few unlucky performances in the tournament as they defeated SWD 28-12 with four tries to one in a strong showing. The Valke again combined their power up-front with a solid performance by their backs to outclass SWD and hand the George side their second defeat in as many days.
Such was the Valke’s dominance they built up a good 21-7 lead at the break, which set them up for a convincing 28-12 victory despite a closely contested second half.
TW Profile Services Valke – Tries: Keagan Balfour, Thulane Ngobe, Musa Sithole, Tyler Skudder. Conversions: Kyle Benadie (4).
SWD – Tries: Laurence Victor, Gary Colannini. Conversion: Tinsley Stuurman.
KwaZulu-Natal 24 (17) Leopards 3 (3)
KwaZulu-Natal made good use of their try-scoring chances in the first half against the Leopards, as they managed to break through to the line twice compliments of Kaleb Thomas and Hendrik Gouws. Interestingly the Leopards opened up the scoring in the second minute with a penalty, but this proved to be their only points in the half.
The Leopards stepped up their defence in the second half and limited KwaZulu-Natal to only one converted try, which flyhalf Mathew Halstead converted to increase his individual contribution to nine points thanks to three conversions and a penalty.
Unfortunately for the Leopards, however, their efforts on attack came to nothing as they were unable to penetrate KwaZulu-Natal’s watertight defence, which left them with a disappointing 24-3 defeat.
KwaZulu-Natal – Tries: Kaleb Thomas, Tristian Trollip, Hendrik Gouws. Conversions: Mathew Halstead (3). Penalty: Mathew Halstead.
Leopards – Penalty: Theuns Steyn.
Eastern Province 14 (7) Itec Blue Bulls 38 (31)
The Itec Blue Bulls dominated the first half against EP completely by taking charge up-front and showing an impressive attacking prowess out wide.
The Blue Bulls’ attack was fantastic as they forced EP onto the back-foot and the rewards followed as they crossed the chalk four times in the first half. Eastern Province did their best to force their way into the match, but their efforts were curtailed by the effective Blue Bulls defence, leaving them to settle for only one converted try in the first half and a 31-7 deficit at the break.
Eastern Province tightened up their defence significantly in the second half and limited the Blue Bulls to only one more try. The Port Elizabeth side, meanwhile added their second try, leaving the final score at 38-14.
Eastern Province – Tries: Larquin Goliath, Ethan Liberty. Conversions: Daniel Smith (2).
Itec Blue Bulls – Tries: Jooste Nel, Rolen Visagie, Chris Schoombee, Zandre Du Toit (2). Conversions: Jooste Nel (5).
Bidvest Golden Lions 12 (7) Griffons 15 (0)
The first half between the Bidvest Golden Lions and Griffons was tight as both teams put their bodies on the line on attack and defence. So closely matched were the teams, the only points scored in the half was a converted try by the Lions to take a 7-0.
The Lions showed their desire to attack more in the second half, and it paid off with a try shortly after the break, which extended their lead to 12-0.
The Griffons, however, staged a dramatic comeback in the last 10 minutes with two tries in two minutes, one of which was converted, and a penalty to sneak into a 15-12 lead, which they held onto for the victory.
Bidvest Golden Lions – Tries: Luan Van der Walt, FC Kotze. Conversion: Sebastine Watney.
Griffons – Tries: Niel Harmse, Karabo Moahlodi. Conversion: Du Toit Van Huyssteen. Penalties: Du Toit Van Huyssteen.
Border CD 40 (28) Namibia 7 (0)
Border CD were in fine form from the outset against Namibia and crossed the tryline for the first of their four first-half tries in the second minute.
Three of these tries were scored by the in-form Luyanda Dyani, who earned his hat-trick by the 20th minute.
Unfortunately for Namibia, Border CD dominated possession and made their presence felt on attack for most of the first half, which resulted in them having to feed off the scraps and left them trailing 28-0 at the break.
The East London side continued this impressive form in the second half and added another two tries to their tally for a total of six, while Namibia were only able to cross the tryline only once. This earned Border CD an impressive 40-7 victory.
Border CD – Tries: Athenkosi Mutala, Yola Matomane (2), Luyanda Dyani (3). Conversions: Siphe Nonkwenke (5).
Namibia – Try: Patrick Waggie. Conversion: Kian Fransman.
Pumas 7 (0) Border 17 (0)
The Pumas dominated territory and possession against Border, and they did well to put together phases on attack and apply pressure on the opposition. But despite these determined attempts Borders’ effective defence held them out, which resulted in the teams entering the break scoreless.
Border improved their attack in the second half with their forwards applying pressure up-front while their backs ran hard when they received the ball, and this paid off as they scored two tries to take a 10-0 lead.
The Pumas, however, bounced back with an intercept try to close the gap to 10-7 with two minutes left on the clock. But Border ensured their victory with a try immediately after as they found space out wide and dotted down the ball to seal a 17-7 victory.
Pumas – Try: Alec Vermaak. Conversion: Alec Vermaak.
Border – Tries: Theuns Janse van Rensburg, Latica Nela. Conversion: Sihlalo Benge.
Limpopo Blue Bulls 19 (14) GWK Griquas 5 (0)
The clash between the Limpopo Blue Bulls and GWK Griquas proved to be a physical forward battle as the teams opted mainly for pick-and-goes to gain yards on attack. While Griquas struggled to make their way through the Limpopo Blue Bulls’ defence in the first half, the Limpopo side did well to capitalise on their try-scoring chances early on, which earned them two tries in the first seven minutes.
But Griquas tightened up their defence and prevented them from scoring any more points before the break.
The Limpopo Blue Bulls threatened to score again after the break, but the tenacious Griquas defence again managed to shut them out for several minutes. It eventually took a chip and chase from the Limpopo side to get through the Griquas defence for their third try.
Griquas, however, fought back to score their first try late in the match to go down 19-5.
Limpopo Blue Bulls – Tries: Rotandwa Mulea, Willie Potgieter, Franco Knoetze. Conversions: Juan Smith (2).
GWK Griquas – Try: Duan Ludik.
Zimbabwe 14 (7) Free State 14 (7)
The clash between Zimbabwe and the Free State was tight as the teams gave everything in the hope of securing their first victory of the tournament.
Both teams crossed the tryline once in the first half to go into the break at 7-7, although mistakes at crucial times cost Free State from inflating their score in the half.
The second half was nail-biting as Zimbabwe extended their lead to 14-7 with their second try, and after a few tight exchanges the Free State broke through the defence to level the scores in the dying minutes at 14-14. Unfortunately neither team could add to their score, which forced them to settle for a draw.
Zimbabwe – Tries: Munashe Maisera, Panashe Masaya. Conversions: Milton Manyangadze, Brendan Mason.
Free State – Tries: Oratile Botlhoko (2). Conversions: Du Toit Fourie (2).