WP Win U17 Sevens
Western Province Under-17 Sevens team won the 2027 Under-17 Interprovincial tournament in Kimberley on Saturday.
They had won the tournament in 2014 and 2015 but were beaten in the 2016 final by Free State.
Western Province held a narrow 12-7 lead at the break in the final against the Sharks, and they built on this with intent in the second half to outscore the KwaZulu-Natalians four tries to two for a rewarding 29-12 victory.
Free State won the Plate final as they overpowered the Griffons 42-12, while the Pumas defeated Eastern Province 28-12 to win the Bowl final, and the Leopards were the Shield final winners thanks to their 19-12 victory against Border.
This year, 270 tries and 1717 points were scored in the two days of action.
The reason for some absent matches at the tournament was the withdrawal of Namibia.
Results, Day 2
Sharks vs South Western Districts, 24-10
Western Province vs Griffons, 45-0
Boland vs Blue Bulls, 42-27
Golden Lions vs Free State, 28-10
Eastern Province vs Border, 24-17
Pumas vs Limpopo, 38-5
Griquas vs Leopards, 26-10
Sharks vs Golden Lions, 26-12
Western Province vs Boland, 26-14
Eastern Province vs Valke, 35-21
Pumas vs Griquas, 19-14
Free State vs South Western Districts, 26-19
Blue Bulls vs Griffons, 38-12
Limpopo vs Leopards, 12-0
Western Province vs Sharks, 29-12
Eastern Province vs Pumas, 28-12
Free State vs Griffons, 42-12
Leopards vs Border, 19-12
Results, Day 1
Blue Bulls vs Griquas, 31-28
Blue Bulls vs Pumas, 38-14
Boland vs Leopards, 26-17
Boland vs Limpopo, 59-5
Free State vs Border, 31-7
Free State vs South Western Districts, 31-14
Free State vs Valke, 41-5
Golden Lions vs Eastern Province, 26-12
Griffons vs Boland, 35-14
Griffons vs Limpopo, 42-21
Leopards vs Griffons, 26-21
Leopards vs Limpopo, 31-15
Pumas vs Griquas, 26-19
South Western Districts vs Border, 19-7
South Western Districts vs Valke, 24-14
Sharks vs Eastern Province, 26-5
Sharks vs Golden Lions, 27-19
Valke vs Border, 26-12
Western Province vs Blue Bulls, 33-19
Western Province vs Griquas, 40-12
Western Province vs Pumas, 38-14
From SA Rugby Communications