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Bulls face WP in Craven Week main match

WRAP: The Blue Bulls claimed a big win over the Golden Lions, while there were further victories for the Griffons and Border on Day Four of the Under-18 Craven Week at Outeniqua Park in George on Thursday.

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The Craven Week action concludes on Saturday, with the Bulls facing Western Province in the tournament;’s main match..

The two Gauteng teams showed their attacking intent in the first round of matches staged on Tuesday.

The Bulls scored six tries in the 40-5 win against Border, while the Lions crossed the line nine times in the 55-29 victory over the Pumas.

The Gauteng derby on Thursday was more closely contested – at least in the first half.

The Lions started well, before the Bulls hit back to take a 21-12 lead into half-time.

After the break, the Bulls proceeded to score 23 unanswered points.

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The Lions fought back in the latter stages to add four tries – with hooker Ruan Welman completing a hat-trick – but by then the contest was effectively over.

The Bulls went on to complete a 44-34 victory.

* Meanwhile, the Griffons notched up their second win of the competition when they beat the Leopards 50-12 on Thursday.

Flyhalf Renaldo Kiewet scored two of the Northern Free Staters’ six tries, and finished the game with a personal tally of 28 points.

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* Earlier in the day, Griquas and the Limpopo Blue Bulls battled to a 38-38 draw.

The high-scoring clash produced 11 tries, with Dwayne Lubbe and Valentino Lenge dotting down twice for Griquas, and Hope Seyaga bagging a brace for the Limpopo outfit.

* Meanwhile, Border bounced back from their earlier defeat to the Blue Bulls to record a 31-21 win against the Pumas. Fullback Amani Somana scored two tries for the Eastern Cape side.

Day Four scores and scorers

Griquas 38-38 Limpopo Blue Bulls

Scorers

For Griquas
Tries: Dwayne Lubbe 2, Valentino Lenge 2, Jonaden Links, Penalty try
Cons: Elridge Jack 3, penalty try does not require a conversion

For Limpopo Blue Bulls
Tries: Hope Seyaga 2, Kamo Sethosa, Ulrich Marè, Hanno Van Zyl
Cons: Wian Terblanche 4

Border 31-21 Pumas

Scorers

For Border
Tries: Sandi Msengana, Siya Sakhela, Amani Somana 2
Cons: Daniel Larkan 2 Turshaan Hare 2
Pen: Hare

For the Pumas
Tries: Tyron Moolman, Corneluis Lottering, Ninja Dladla
Cons: Zander Erasmus 3

Griffons 50-12 Leopards

Scorers

For the Griffons
Tries: Cecil Parsons, Fano Linde, Ronaldo Kiewiet 2, Lungile Samson, Thuto Kekane
Cons: Kiewet 3, Pasco Mokoena
Pens: Kiewet 4

For the Leopards
Tries: Chad Hofmeyer, Lebogang Wageng
Con: Leonard Bevan

Golden Lions 34-44 Blue Bulls ‘

Scorers

For the Golden Lions
Tries: Ruan Welman 3, Jamaal Feldman, Rynhardt van der Linden, Tirhani Masondo
Cons: JT Kapank, Daylon Myners

For the Blue Bulls
Tries: Nyakallo Makate, Luann Olivier, Brooklyn Newman, Luyolo Doyi, Demitre Erasmus, Jason Hugo
Cons: Nicallen Gabrielsen 4
Pens: Gabrielsen 2

Day Five Fixtures

Outeniqua Park A-field
08.30: SWD v WP XV
10.00: Golden Lions v Free State
11.30: Sharks v EP
13.00: WP v Bulls

Outeniqua Park B-field
07.30: Valke v Griquas
09.00: Limpopo v Leopards
10.30: Pumas v Boland
12.00: Griffons v Border

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