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Craven Week: WP too good for Bulls in final match

SATURDAY WRAP: Western Province and Eastern Province claimed victories on Saturday to finish their respective campaigns unbeaten at the Under-18 Craven Week at Outeniqua Park in George.


WP proved too strong for the Blue Bulls in the final match of the tournament, which was played in wet and heavy underfoot conditions. The Cape side scored five tries in their 29-5 victory and finished the Craven Week unbeaten for the second-consecutive year.

Earlier in the day, EP beat the Sharks 33-22 to record their third win of the tournament. Wing Maurice Willemse scored a hat-trick for the KwaZulu-Natalians, but in the end, the boys from the Eastern Cape dotted down five times.

Meanwhile, Free State claimed a 40-21 win against the Golden Lions to end their week on a high. Lock Marno Stopforth scored two of their six tries, while flyhalf Ian van der Merwe finished with a haul of 15 points.

The Leopards put nine tries and 51 points past the Limpopo Blue Bulls, with wing Lebogang Wageng crossing the line four times. Griffons flyhalf Ronaldo Kiewet scored a hat-trick against Border, but couldn’t prevent a 29-20 loss.

U18 Craven Week Final Day scores and scorers:

Falcons 29-14 Griquas

The scorers:

For Falcons:
Tries: Michael Devy, AJ Roux, Jeandre Jacobs, Oregopotse Shilubane
Cons: Duan du Toit 3
Pen: Du Toit


For Griquas:
Tries: Heinrich Nel, Emlyhn Jacobs
Cons: Elridge Jack 2

SWD 27-26 WP XV

The scorers:

For SWD:
Tries: Therlow Prins, Jay-Jay Daters 2, Brendan Gouws
Cons: JT Strydom, Elgernon Meyer
Pen: Strydom

For WP XV:
Tries: Bibo Makwedini, Juma Amissi, Samuel Badenhorst, JT George
Cons: Leejay Petersen 3

Limpopo Blue Bulls 26-51 Leopards

The scorers:

For Limpopo Blue Bulls:
Tries: Driekus du Plessis, Andrew Steamer, Pule Sebolao 2
Con: Waldie Haasbroek, Byron Hendricks 2


For Leopards:
Tries: Hennoh Visser, Hanre Venter, David Ndala, Adriaan Liebenberg, Lebogang Wageng 4, Junior Kuhn
Cons: Leonard Bevan 3

Golden Lions 21-40 Free State

The scorers:

For Golden Lions:
Tries: Jamaal Feldman, Ceano Everson, Rynhardt van der Linden
Cons: Daylon Myners 2, JT Kapank.

For Free State:
Tries: Jean Erasmus, Marno Stopforth 2, JJ Theron, Ian van der Merwe, Benito Goeda
Cons: Van der Merwe 5

Pumas 24-28 Boland

The scorers:

For Pumas:
Tries: Ryan Venter, Zander Erasmus, Corneluis Lottering
Cons: Erasmus 2 Lottering
Pen: Lottering

For Boland:
Tries: Darius Venter, Seppie September, James Daniels, Carick Kustoor
Cons: Luan Giliomee 3, Thabo Jansen

Sharks 22-33 Eastern Province

The scorers:

For Sharks:
Tries: Mauri Willemse 3
Cons: Chris Horak 2
Pen: Horak

For EP:
Tries: Beast Booi, Dempers Meyer, Fish Booysen, Sino Brawen, Achumile Mnandi
Cons: Dominic Malgas 4

Griffons 20-29 Border

The scorers:

For Griffons:
Tries: Ronaldo Kiewet 3, Andi Mentz

For Border:
Tries: Jordan Luck, Bubbles Mtshini, Landile Gidi, Lwanele Gaba, Jed Stone
Cons: Daniel Larkan 2

Western Province 29-5 Blue Bulls

The scorers:

For Western Province;
Tries: Albie Bester, Penalty try, Gino Cupido, Scott Nel, JC Mars
Con: Kyle Smith

For Blue Bulls:
Try: Shaun Schürmann

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