Scintillating action and the best provincial schoolboy rugby talent highlighted the opening day of the Under-13 SA Rugby Craven Week and Under-16 SA Rugby Grant Khomo Week at High School Rob Ferreira in White River on Monday.
The DHL Western Province teams showed massive intent in their performance in both tournaments, with their Under-13 side winning 70-12 against ITS Valke and their Under-16 team outclassing Boland to the tune of 78-7. The Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions scored the second biggest win of the day with their 57-7 win over Border in the Under-13 SA Rugby Craven Week.
That dominance apart, numerous matches were fiercely competitive, with last minute scores determining the final results on numerous occasions.
The Under-16 SA Rugby Grant Khomo Week also saw the debut of the SA Iqhawe team, with the side, assisted by former Springbok, Kabamba Floors, showing real potential before going down to a late try in their match against Everest Wealth Pumas.
Action in the Under-13 SA Rugby Craven Week will continue on Tuesday. The Under-16 SA Rugby Grant Khomo Week resumes on Wednesday.
For match summaries of the Under-13 SA Rugby Craven Week, please click here.
The Under-16 SA Rugby Grant Khomo Week match summaries can be viewed here.
Under-13 SA Rugby Craven Week day one results:
Free State Cheetahs 27-7 Namibia
Itec Griquas 31-5 Old Mutual Zimbabwe
Leopards 19-14 Border Country Districts
Itec Blue Bulls 22-17 EP Elephants
Sharks 31-5 SWD
Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions 57-7 Border
Forever Resorts Limpopo Blue Bulls 27-24 Boland
DHL Western Province 70-12 ITS Valke
Thepa Trading Griffons 22-0 Phakisa Pumas
Under-16 SA Rugby Grant Khomo Week results:
Everest Wealth Pumas 32-26 SA Iqhawe
Namibia 29-6 Border Country Districts
Ford Human Griquas 24-17 Old Mutual Zimbabwe
Thepa Trading Griffons 35-34 Falcons
DHL Western Province 78-7 Boland
Sharks 44-29 Border
EP Elephants 15-13 Blue Bulls
Free State Cheetahs 36 SWD 36
Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions 31-17 Leopards
Phakisa Pumas v Limpopo Blue Bulls
Under-13 SA Rugby Craven Week fixtures for Tuesday, 25 June 2019
09h00: Border Country Districts v Old Mutual Zimbabwe
10h00: Border v Leopards
11h00: Thepa Trading Griffons v Namibia
12h00: Phakisa Pumas v Free State Cheetahs
13h00: Itec Griquas v ITS Valke
14h00: Itec Blue Bulls v SWD
15h00: Sharks v EP Elephants
16h00: Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions v Boland
17h00: DHL Western Province v Forever Resorts Limpopo Blue Bulls
Issued by SA Rugby Communications