Three sides of the second pool of the Academy Week - the Valke, Border and Blue Bulls XV remained unbeaten after their second matches of the annual tournament at Grey College in Bloemfontein.
The Valke kept their unbeaten status thanks to a 48-29 victory over the Pumas which included a hat-trick of tries by inside centre, Louis de Bruyn. Fullback, Jason Edwards, also put in a strong performance.
Border defeated the Griffons by 41-27 with a strong performance. Lock Grant Pretorius scored a brace of tries.
The Blue Bulls XV proved too strong for their rivals, the Golden Lions XV, by 57-12 in their clash. The victors' left winger, Bongani Ndlovu, scored a hat-trick of tries. The Blue Bulls could've boasted a bigger victory as they already managed to build up an unassailable lead of 31-5 at half-time.
The South African LSEN-side (for learners with special educational needs) managed a 36-29 victory over Griqualand West Country Districts thanks to a hat-trick of tries by winger Leroy Kiewiet. Griquas CD was in control in the first half an build-up a 22-12 lead by the half-time break.
Valke 48 (26) - Tries: Louis de Bruyn (3), Dwayne Lubbe, Eddie Evans, Ronin du Toit, Jason Edwards. Conversions: Edwards (3), Duane Bloem (2). Penalty: Bloem. Pumas 29 (17) - Tries: Ruan Steyn, Sipho Kachelenga, Shannon Mandude, Alec Vermaak. Conversions: Ricardo Schonfeldt (3). Penalty: Schonfeldt.
Border 41 (19) - Tries: Grant Pretorius (2), Conley Pieterse, Liyema Mgwigwi, Lwando Kolisa, Josh Roberts, Awonke Sondishe. Conversions: Hugo Bronkhorst, JP van Zyl, Jeff Mosiane. Griffons 27 (15) - Tries: Bjorn Steinhobel, Jared Kruger, Thapelo Moshodi, Ryno Oosthuizen. Conversions: Benni Human, Jan du Toit. Penalty: Du Toit.
South Western Districts 31 (12) - Tries: Berthal September (3), Royden Jonker (2). Conversions: September (2), Justin Wolmarans. Golden Lions 27 (8) - Tries: Jean Slabbert, Mase Pooe, Ruan van Staden, Levandré Horn. Conversions: Horne (2). Penalty: Diego Swartz.
Blue Bulls XV 57 (31) - Tries: Bongani Ndlovu (3), Ruan Venter (2), George van der Merwe (2), Xander Nel, Charles Luhanga. Conversions: Ruben Behrens (3), Wihan Strauss (3). Golden Lions XV 12 (5) - Tries: Josh Pimstein, Stix Selema. Conversion: Cameron Mellville.
Griffons 59 (40) - Tries: Imi Alam (2), Moeketsi Kgongoana (2), Scotty Scott, MT Steyn, Matthew Turner, AJ Botha, Teboho Mathibe. Conversions: Jurie Wessels (6), Scott. SA LSEN XV 7 (0) - Try: Mendes Vangu. Conversion: Luan Gouws.
Namibia 39 (20) - Tries: Dhale Cloete, Christopher Deck, Geraldo Beukes, Lyle Beukes, Ian Grobbelaar. Conversions: Beukes (4). Penalties: Beukes (2). Griqualand West 17 (12) - Tries: Jan Potgieter, Ryno van Rensburg, Sean Daniels. Conversion: Daniels.
SA LSEN 36 (12) - Tries: Leroy Kiewiet (3), Renier Boshoff, Marx Hartnick. Conversions: Lesego Seikaneng (2), Diego Edwards. Griqualand West Country Districts 29 (22) - Tries: Winston Tuck (2), Barnard Venter, Mauritz Erasmus, Michael Wessels. Conversions: Shane Alexander (2).