Things didn’t go according to plan for the KZN Academy team on Day 1 in Wellington. They went down 34-19 to South Western Districts, this after being just 14-15 behind at the halftime break. It seems like disciple was a major cause for concern with no fewer than three yellow cards being issued to KZN players during the match.
Nevertheless a handful of players managed to impress on the day. They were Michael Downer, Chris de Beer, Sebastian Negri, Ayron Schramm, Thabo Ngcongo, Ricki Bamber, Brad Ellse and Unathi Mkasi.
Their next game is against the hosts Boland.
The KZN CD team recorded a convincing 53-10 win against the Leopards CD. Their Day 2 opponents are the Griffons.
Day 1 results:
Eastern Province CD 15 vs Leopards 10
Limpopo Blue Bulls 15 vs Border 22
Blue Bulls 22 vs Eastern Province 8
KwaZulu-Natal 19 SWD Eagles 34
Rooi Valke 50 vs SA LSEN Schools 10
Pumas 22 vs Griffons CD 19
Griquas CD 14 vs Boland XV 28
KwaZulu-Natal CD 53 vs Leopards CD 10
Western Province 33 vs Golden Lions 11
Griquas 49 vs Namibia 24
Pumas CD 15 vs Griffons 34
Border CD 0 vs Blou Valke 49
Boland 15 vs Free State Cheetahs 28