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Cavaliers still front runners in First Division

ROUND FOUR WRAP: In the First Division, the Boland Cavaliers continued with their winning ways by bagging their fourth consecutive victory, while there were away wins for the Falcons and Eastern Province.


The Cavaliers scored 11 tries against one in their 71-7 rout of the Leopards in Wellington on Saturday.

The hosts were 38-7 ahead at the end of the first half and kept their visitors scoreless in the second half while piling on the pressure and the points.

Prolific try scorer Duren Hoffman (wing) continued his scoring spree by going over for a hat-trick of tries. Xavier Mitchell (centre) and Domenic Smit (fullback) grabbed two tries apiece.

Flyhalf Ashlon Davids slotted five conversions and his replacement, Bentley Geldenhuys succeeded with three more conversions and a penalty goal. Flank Chris Vermaak scored the Leopards’ solo try and flyhalf Charles Williams added the extras.

Eastern Province gained their second win of the campaign courtesy of a comprehensive 69-26 triumph over Eastern Cape rivals Border in Mtatha.

EP ran in 11 tries and kicked seven successful conversions, while the Bulldogs reacted with four tries and three conversions. Lock Lungi Mbiko and scrumhalf Shirwin Cupido each helped themselves to a brace of tries, while fullback Jayden Bantom scored a try and slotted six conversion kicks.


Lindokuhle Seteni (prop), Sikholise Nanto (hooker), Camagu Dlisani, and Luphumlo Mbiko (locks) each scored a try for Border. Replacement Ryan Maree added three conversions.

The SWD Eagles just failed in their bid to record their second win of the campaign when they went down 33-32 to the Falcons in George on Friday afternoon.

The teams were locked 13-13 at the break, and with both sides scoring four tries, it was the kicking boot of flyhalf Keagan Fortune that ultimately proved the difference.

Fortune scored one of his team’s tries and landed two conversions, and three penalty goals.


Marlo Weich (No. 10) kept the Eagles in the game with a conversion, a penalty goal, and a drop goal, while fullback Braam Abrahams also chipped in with two of the other conversion kicks.

Saturday will see the following games: Falcons vs EP; Border vs Boland Cavaliers; and Leopards vs SWD Eagles.


Boland Cavaliers 71-7 Leopards

For Boland:
Tries: Duren Hoffman 3, Domenic Smit 2, Xavier Mitchell 2, Ameer Hendricks, Marlyn Williams, Bentley Geldenhuys
Cons: Ashlon Davids 5, Darian Hock 3
Pen: Hock

For Leopards:
Try: Chris Vermaak
Con: Charles Williams

Border Bulldogs 26-69 Eastern Province

For Border:
Tries: Lindokuhle Seteni, Sikholise Nanto, Camagu Dlisani, Luphumlo Mbiko
Cons: Ryan Maree 3

For Eastern Province:
Tries: Lungi Mbiko 2, Shirwin Cupido 2, Athenkosi Manentsa, Jay-dee Jooste, Sherwin Slater, Rodney Damons, Deon Plaatjies, Diego Williams, Jayden Bantom
Cons: Bantom 6, Mbembe Payi

SWD Eagles 32-33 Valke

For SWD Eagles:
Tries: Damon Royle, Thoubaan Gabriels, JP Duvenage, Rosco Syster
Cons: Braam Abrahams 2, Marlo Weich
Pen: Weich
DG: Weich

For Falcons:
Tries: Eddie Evans, Zander van der Merwe, Musa Tshabalala, Keagan Fortune.
Con: Fortune
Pens: Fortune 3


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