Free State are U17 7s Champions
On day one each of the 16 teams – the 14 provinces plus Limpopo and SA LSEN – played each other in their pools.
Day 2 was the big sorting day, starting with quarterfinals. Then came the semifinals and lastly the finals.
In their quarterfinal Free State beat Western Province, the 2017 winners, 26-17. In the semifinals they beat the Pumas 19-7 and so to the final where they met Eastern Province.
Eastern Province beat the Valke 21-17 in the quarterfinal and the Blue Bulls 29-14 in the semifinal.
And so to the final, In which the Free State beat Eastern Province 38-21.
There were no unbeaten teams at the tournament, for Free State lost to the Golden Lions in their pool match.
Day 1, 28 September 2018
Blue Bulls vs Pumas, 29-12
Blue Bulls vs SA LSEN, 31-12
Eastern Province 35-12 South Western Districts, 35-12
Eastern Province vs Sharks, 17-14
Eastern Province vs Limpopo, 33-29
Free State vs Griquas, 46-0
Free State vs Leopards, 38-12
Golden Lions vs Free State, 47-17
Golden Lions vs Leopards, 43-7
Golden Lions vs Griquas, 27-24
Griffons vs Valke, 22-19
Griffons vs Boland, 22-14
Griquas vs Leopards, 21-15
Pumas vs SA LSEN, 24-10
Sharks vs Limpopo, 33-12
South Western Districts vs Limpopo, 47-12
South Western Districts vs Sharks, 17-14
Valke vs Boland, 26-22
Western Province vs SA LSEN, 42-5
Western Province vs Pumas, 17-5
Western Province vs Blue Bulls, 31-5
Day 2 – Saturday, 29 September 2018
Blue Bulls vs Golden Lions, 22-12
Eastern Province vs Valke, 21-17
Free State vs Western Province, 26-17
Griffons vs South Western Districts, 19-12
Leopards vs Pumas, 19-12
Limpopo vs Boland, 31-14
SA LSEN vs Griquas, 31-26
Free State vs Griffons, 19-7
Eastern Province vs Blue Bulls, 29-14
Western Province vs South Western Districts, 26-12
Golden Lions vs Valke, 43-36
Leopards vs Limpopo, 14-12
Sharks vs SA LSEN, 24-7
Pumas vs Boland, 31-26
Free State vs Eastern Province, 38-21
Western Province vs Golden Lions, 24-19
Sharks vs Leopards, 19-14
Pumas vs Griquas, 24-14