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Three away wins in U19 Provincial Champs
August 14, 2017
DHL Western Province stole the show in SA Rugby’s U19 Championship as they registered a 108-3 victory against Eastern Province to stretch their unbeaten run to five matches during an exciting weekend of rugby as the Griffons continued to stamp their authority in the U20 Championship.

In the SA Rugby U20 Championship, Griquas pipped the Valke 28-27 at Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley, the Pumas thumped Border 54-3 at Middelburg High School and the Griffons outplayed SWD 47-20 at the HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom.

In the two other matches in the U19 Championship, the Vodacom Blue Bulls registered a rewarding 39-5 victory against the Leopards at Olën Park in Potchefstoom, and Toyota Free State defeated the Cell C Sharks 36-21 at the Crusaders Rugby Club in Durban.

The victory for the Pretoria side marked their third in a row, while the Toyota Free State’s win marked their first in three outings.

The Griquas U20 side’s superior goal-kicking earned them a 28-27 victory against the Valke, as both sides scored four tries, but the hosts were successful with all their conversions, while the Valke could only kick two conversions and a penalty goal.

The Pumas completely outplayed Border for a 54-3 victory in which they ran in an impressive eight tries.

The Griffons overcame a tightly contested first half against SWD in which they led 20-17 to increase their try tally to six after the break, while they tightened up their defence and limited the George side to scoring a penalty goal in the second half for their 47-20 victory.

In the SA Rugby U19 Championship, the Vodacom Blue Bulls built on a 15-5 first half lead thanks to a solid performance all-around to out-score the Leopards five tries to one for a 39-5 win.

DHL Western Province scored a staggering 16 tries, five of which were by winger Christian Guetang, to powered their way to a 108-3 victory against Eastern Province. Centre Lyle Hendricks also had a good day with the boot as he slotted over 13 conversions for 26 points.

The first half between Toyota Free State and the Cell C Sharks was competitive as the Bloemfontein side took a 21-14 lead at the break, but they added two tries in the second half to take their match tally to five and limited the KwaZulu-Natalians to only one more, which earned them the 36-21 victory.

SA Rugby U20 Championship round 11 results and scorers:

Griquas 28 (14) Valke 27 (14)

Griquas – Tries: SW van Zyl, Ruan Smit, Lohan Zeelie, LW Viljoen. Conversions: Gerhardus Potgieter (2), Pieter Snyman, Joe-Lythen Willemse.

Valke – Tries: Dian de Beer, Gavin Pienaar (2), Sherwyn Prins. Conversions: Gavin Pienaar (2). Penalty Goal: Gavin Pienaar.

Pumas 54 (16) Border 3 (3)

Pumas - Tries: Juandre Nel, Shaun Jacobs (2), Stephanus Jan Esterhuyse, Stefan Magro, Gert Cronje (2), Ernest Nkosinathi Mthethwa. Conversions: Juandre Nel (3), Gert Cronje. Penalty Goals: Juandre Nel, Gert Cronje.

Border - Penalty Goal: Xolisa Maxhegwana

Griffons 47 (20) SWD 20 (17)

Griffons - Tries: Michiel Bosman, Tristan Rothman, Luan James, Granwill Matthys, Ulrich Stander. Conversions: Luan James (3). Penalty Goals: Luan James (3).

SWD - Tries: Reinhardt Stears, John-Graham Botha. Conversions: Ronaldo Fortuin (2). Penalty Goals: Ronaldo Fortuin (2).

SA Rugby U19 Championship round six results and scorers:

Leopards 5 (5) Vodacom Blue Bulls 39 (15)

Leopards - Try: Azakhiwe Afrika.

Vodacom Blue Bulls - Tries: Xander Kruger, Lee-Irwin Andries, Jerome Bossr, Marco Fuhri, Theo Boshoff. Conversions: Xander Kruger, Theo Boshoff (3). Penalty Goal: Xander Kruger, Jerome Bossr.

Eastern Province 3 (3) DHL Western Province 108 (49)

Eastern Province - Penalty Goal: Vaughen Isaacs.

DHL Western Province - Tries: Muller Uys, Daniel Jooste, Wian Van Zyl (2), Sakoyisa Makata (2), Lyle Hendricks, Christian Guetang (5), Liam Larkan, Alexander Halvorsen, Francke Botha, Boet Heyl. Conversions: Lyle Hendricks (13), Francke Botha.

Cell C Sharks 21 (14) Toyota Free State 36 (21)

Cell C Sharks - Tries: Jacques Ackerman, Izak Burger (2). Conversions: Xavier Swartbooi, Marthinus Holtzhausen (2).

Toyota Free State - Tries: Rewie Kruger, Lubabalo Dobela, Marthinus Boshoff (2), Athi Halom. Conversions: Lubabalo Dobela, Darren Adonis (3). Penalty Goal: Darren Adonis.

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The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, September 30 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Saturday, October 07 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, November 11 2017
00:00 - Ireland vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, November 18 2017
00:00 - France vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, November 25 2017
00:00 - Italy vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, December 02 2017
16:30 - Wales vs South Africa
Principality Stadium, Cardiff

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