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Boland flex their muscles...again

ROUND THREE WRAP: Boland gained a third straight win and their first at home of the campaign when they defeated rivals SWD Eagles 43-7 in their First Division clash on Saturday in Ceres.

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There were also wins for second-placed Falcons and the Leopards.

Bpland led 21-7 at half-time and went on to score seven tries to the solitary efforts of the Eagles to consolidate their leading position on the log.

Speedster Duren Hoffman continued his fine form by scoring another brace of tries, while scrumhalf Chris September also went over twice. Flyhalf Ashlone Davids converted three of the seven tries as the team from Wellington once more made their intentions clear of successfully defending their First Division crown.

Inside centre Edwin Sass dived over for the Eagle’s only try, which was converted by scrumhalf Sachin Toring.

Falcons got their second victory courtesy of a 59-12 triumph over Border Bulldogs at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park.

The scarlet jerseys led 17-12 at the halfway stage but cut loose in the second half for a comfortable win as they registered nine tries in total, while Border could only reply with two five-pointers.

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Left wing Valentino Wellman was the standout player for the Falcons with his hat-trick of tries and flyhalf Keagan Fortune succeeded with seven of the nine conversion kicks.

Border’s try-scorers were hooker Sikholise Nanto and lock Lumphumlo Mbiko, with inside centre Ryan Maree slotting one of the conversion attempts.

Eastern Province ran Leopards close in an exciting match played in Kariega (Uitenhage), but it was the visiting side who prevailed 31-26 in this encounter. Just six points separated the sides at half-time, with the Leopards 18-12 ahead.

Leopards flyhalf Charles Williams scored three penalty goals, while they also scored three tries plus a penalty try. EP matched the Leopards’ try tally of four, with Darryle Kameel hitting the target with three conversions.

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The latest results mean Boland extended their points tally to 15 from their three bonus point wins. Meanwhile, the Falcons sit second on 11 points from two wins which is the same amount as Leopards.

The leading trio are followed by EP on eight points, SWD on five points, and Border who have two points.

In next week’s fourth round action SWD are home to the Falcons, Border and EP are in action in an exciting Eastern Cape derby while Boland host Leopards.

Next Saturday’s action will kick off at 15.00 (SA time).

See Round Three’s scores and scorers below:

Boland 43-7 SWD Eagles

The scorers:

For Boland:
Tries: Chriswill September 2, Duren Hoffman 2, Keenan Opperman, Thurlow Marsh, Cornell Engelbrecht
Cons: Ashlon Davids 3, Durin Nasson

For SWD:
Try: Edwin Sass
Con: Sachin Toring

Eastern Province 26-31 Leopards

For EP:
Tries: Temba Boltina, Lungi Mbiko, Gerrit Huisamen, Rodney Damons
Cons: Darryle Kameel 3

For Leopards:
Tries: Siniothando Tshontsyi, Andre Grobler, Herman Agenbag, Penalty Try
Pens: Charles Williams 3

Falcons 59-12 Border Bulldogs

For Falcons:
Tries: Valentino Wellman 3, Kayden Kiewit, Pierre Rabie, Adri Kermis, Godfrey Muzanargwo, Zander van der Merwe, Zingisa April
Cons: Keagan Fortune 7

For Border:
Tries: Sikholise Nanto, Luphumlo Mbiko
Cons: Ryan Maree

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