Blue Bulls blast over Free State
Ruan de Swardt was the innovator in the onslaught on Free State, as he celebrated a hat-trick of tries and contributed 14 points with the boot to ensure that his side ended their campaign in spectacular fashion.
In the other matches of the day, SWD also registered a mammoth win over Eastern Province. The men in pristine white visited the opposition’s try-line ten times to bag a 64-12 win, while Limpopo secured a 35-5 win over Eastern Province Country District.
Scorers and scores!
Eastern Province 12-64 South Western Districts
Eastern Province got off to a perfect start as they scored the first try within seven minutes of play. Fullback Riaan van Rensburg the first one to wrote his name on the score-sheet, 5-0.
However minutes later SWD hit back with a try of their own. The strong running No.8 Lance Lamprecth going over the chalk to level the score. SWD took the lead with Darren Adonis' successful conversion, 7-5 after 14 minutes.
After 15 minutes of play, SWD started to take control of the match. They plied on the pressure and got rewarded with a two tries by Nicolus van Eeden and Bradley Kiewitz, 19-5.
Just shy of 30 minutes, Eastern Province crept their way back into the match. The big hooker, Viaan Wolmarans scored the try while Van Rensburg converted the kick that narrowed the deficit to seven points.
On the stroke of halftime, SWD were in search of that fourth try. They seek bared the fruits as Dian Bleuer busted through the defense for the try. 24-12 at halftime.
The second half got underway and SWD were just unstoppable. Eastern Province struggled to get themselves in the match as SWD scored three tries. Zinedene Booysen, Sean Swart and Damian Bonaparte wrote their names on the scoresheet. 45-12 on 50 minutes.
In the dying minutes of the match, SWD bagged another three tries, Wilhelm van Heerder, Nicolus van Eeden and Adriaan-Lee du Preez scoring in the 58th, 61st and 65th minute. Darryle Kammeel was successful with two conversion. 64-12.
For Eastern Province:
Tries: Riaan van Rensburg, Viaan Wolmarans
Con: Riaan van Rensburg
Tries: Lance Lambrecht, Nicolus Van Eeden, Bradley Kiewitz, Dian Bleuler, Zinedene Booysen, Sean Swart, Damian Bonaparte, Wilhelm Van Heerden, Nicolus van Eeden, Adriaan-Lee du Preez.
Cons: Darren Adonis 5, Darryle Kameel 2
Eastern Province: 18 Le-Kleu Stokes, 2 Viaan Wolmarans, 3 Etienne Janeke, 4 Ruben Le Roux, 19 Donavan Stevens, 5 William Duckitt, 7 Tersius Groenewald, 8 Khwezi Mafu, 9 Louis Strydom, 21 Lubabalo Dobela, 10 Keagan Tiat, 12 Sicelo Tole, 13 Ayabonga Oliphant, 14 Sihle Njezula, 15 Riaan van Rensburg.
Replacemenent: 16 Ruan Jonker, 17 Roelof Roodt, 1 Stefan van der Poel, 6 Zane Barnard, 20 Gregan
SWD: 1 Dian Bleuler, 2 Sean Swart, 3 Andre Postumus, 19 Jacobus Smit, 5 Dawid Meiring, 4 Xhantlilomzo Nokoyo, 7 Willem van Heerden, 8 Lance Lamprecht, 9 Zinedine Booysen, 10 Xavier Swartbooi, 23 Bradley Kiewitz, 12 Jay Cee Nel, 13 Nicolus van Eeden, 22 Damian Bonaparte, 15 Darren Adonis.
Replacement: Adriaan-lee du Preez, 17 Nicolai Weber, 18 Franco Boshoff, 6 Byron Booysen, 20 Daniel Victor, 21 Lithemba Mpoli, 11 Darryle Kameel.
Referee: Vusi Msibi
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Local
Limpopo 35-5 Eastern Province Country Districts
Within two minutes of play Limpopo were on the score-board, the fullback Danny Mokhoabane scored the early try. Wernich Kachelhoffer was successful with the conversion, 7-0.
Mokhoabane scored his second converted try, while Stefan Engelbrecgt added his name to the score sheet.
Limpopo scored three unanswered tries as the teams head to the halftime break, 21-0.
Limpopo started the second half in similar fashion. Thanks to a Jan Coertzee try within three minutes of the second half, 28-0.
Finally Eastern Province CD managed to get on the board. A Sazi Sandi ensured that their avoided that embarrassing zero.
But Limpopo just proved too strong as Coertzee scored his second try, 35-5.
Tries: Danny Mokhoabane 2, Jan Coertze 2, Stefan Engelbrecht
Cons: Wernich Kachelhoffer 5
For Eastern Province CD:
Try: Sazi Sandi
Limpopo: 15 Danny Mokhoabane, 23 Stephen Nel, 13 Jan Valentyn, 12 Muzi Nyakane, 11 Chrizaan Strauss, 21 Wernich Rudolf Kachelhoffer, 9 Eduan Smit, 7 Stefan Engelbrecht, 20 Zander Ignatius Human, 6 Ruben Koekemoer, 5 Welmar Pieterse, 8 Tyron John Thomson, 3 Barend Petrus Lombard, 2 Bernard Vermaak, 1 Itumeleng Monoyane.
Replacements: 16 Niyiko Makamu, Thsepo Masakale, 18 Jannie Jordaan, 19 Clifford Sekgobela, 4 Matthew Sekele, Noko Malatji, 14 Masedi Manamela, 10 Pieter Kruger.
Eastern Province CD: 21 Jonathan Crankshaw, 14 Athi Halom, 13 Lutho Nomoyi, 23 Sibabalwe Mzanywa, 15 Chulumanco Chutu, 10 Vaughen Isaacs, 9 Izak Conradie, 7 Johannes Odendal, 19 Hentus Botha, 6 Lourens Reinart Oosthuizen, 5 Stephanus Mentz, 8 Olehile Losaba, 3 Sazi Sandi, 2 Johan Maartens, 1 Thembinkosi Mangwana.
Replacements: 16 Bonginkosi Ziya, 17 Francu Dreyer, 18 Ewas Pieters, 4 Keanen Murray, 20 Jurgens Human, 11 Timothy Bloem, 22 Renier Meyer, 12 Matthew Guy More.
Referee: Mpho Matsaung
Assistant referees: Renier Louwrens, Local
Blue Bulls 74-8 Free State
Free State got the first points on the score-board, with a Matthew Wessels try, 5-0 with six minutes gone.
The early lead by Free State seemed to shock the Blue Bulls into action as they hit back with a Ruan de Swardt converted try a minute later. 7-5 with less than ten minutes on the clock.
Blue Bulls went on to extend that lead, as they added five tries. De Swardt scored his hat-trick before the end the first half while Henk Pretoruis, Shaun Williams and Emilio Adonis added their names to the first half score-sheet.
Not wanting to back down, Free State managed to add three points to their try.
Blue Bulls took a 34-8 at the break.
As the second stanza commenced Blue Bulls could not stop scoring. Pretorius and Adonis each scored a brace. While Louis van Schyff and Marnus Potgieter contributed to take the try tally to ten on the hour mark. 60-8.
The last five minutes was more of the same story, Free State failed to use the ball to their advantage and Peter-John Steenkamp visited the chalk again for the Pretoria side. 67-8.
The 12th try put the final nail in the coffin. Phillip Krause over the try-line and De Swardt added the extra two points, 74-8 to the Blue Bulls.
For Blue Bulls:
Tries: Ruan de Swardt 3, Shaun Williams, Emilio Adonis 2, Henk Pretorius 2, Louis van der Schyff, Marnus Potgieter, Peter-John Steenkamp, Phillip Krause.
Cons: Ruan de Swardt 7
For Free State:
Try: Matthew Wessels
Pen: Mario Vieira
Blue Bulls: 23 Austin Davids, 22 Lincoln Daniels, 13 Marnus Potgieter, 12 Louritz van der Schyff, 9 Shawn Williams, 10 Ruan de Swart, 21 Calderon Levens, 8 Luke Fortuin, 7 Philip Krause, 20 Asipesona Noyukela, 5 Henk Pretorius, 19 Ryno Piterse, 3 Mornay Smith, 16 Carl Wijburg, 1 Cabous Eloff.
Replacements: 26 Xabiso Mtumtum, 17 Wernich Barnard, 25 Barry Minnik, 4 Peter-John Steenkamp, 6 Regardt du Plessis, 11 Hluma Zondani, 14 Emilio Adonis.
Free State: 15 Davis Kriel, 23 Kyle Kermis, 13 Janco van Heyningen, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Gomolemo Matho, 10 Maria Vieira, 9 Rewan Kruger, 8 Dian Schoonees, 7 Juan Venter, 20 Ayabonga Ntaba, 5 Kagiso Maruma, 4 Jaco van Tonder, 3 Gidoen Beukes, 2 Matthew Wessels, 1 Tristain Spies,
Replacements: 17 Edward Davids, 18 Naude Naude, 19 Brentley Marias, 6 Teboho Rampai, 21 Keaton Swart, 22 Mfezeko Moyo.
Referee: Egon Seconds
Assistant referees: Vusi Msibi, Local