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GrantKhomoTwo of the contenders for being crowned unofficial champions of the annual Grant Khomo Week (u16) in Bloemfontein lost their first matches of the tournament on Grey College's main field. 

Last year's unofficial champions, the Blue Bulls, lost their clash against Western Province by 17-36. Western Province will be the favourites to finish the tournament unbeaten after coming out on top in this clash between the two heavyweights. 

Border caused an upset in the opening match by defeating the Golden Lions on Grey College's main field in Bloemfontein. Border won the clash by 24-13. The Golden Lions was the unofficial champions two years ago. 

Scorers:

Border 24 (5) – Tries: Jacques Goosen, Jarrod Taylor, Matthew Karelse, Gugu Mngqibisa. Conversions: Taylor (2). Golden Lions 13 (8) – Tries: Henco van Wyk (2). Penalty: Bismarck Olivier.

Western Province 36 (27) – Tries: Robbie Rodgers, Daniel Kloosman, Keanan Meadon, Tiaan Pretorius. Conversions: Meadon (3). Drop Goal: Meadon. Blue Bulls 17 (17) – Tries: Adolf Visser, Jurich Claassens. Conversions: Claassens (2). Penalty: Claassens.

Free State 71 (45) – Tries: Ian Small Smith (3), Tiaan Jonker (2), Keeno Orlein (2), Tony Augus (2), Sonwabo Sokoyi (2). Conversions: Eulen Redcliff (5), Zongamele Ngxiya (2), Sokoyi. Zimbabwe 19 (0) – Tries: Dylan Musana, Tatenda Rateiwa, Krishna Kwenda. Conversions: Tinomukudza Chipfumbu (2).

Boland 17 (10) – Tries: Bradley Alexander, Keanan Solomons. Conversions: Nathan Engelbrecht (2). Penalty: Engelbrecht. Griqualand West 14 (7) – Tries: Pieter Visser, Charl Kok. Conversions: Stephan Boshoff (2).

Griffons 69 (26) – Tries: Keke Morabe (3), Mpho Ntsutle (3), Rian Olivier (2), MT Steyn, Juan-Roscoe Ruiters, Fernando Galant. Conversions: Dylan Smith (7). Border Country Districts 13 (3) – Try: Avela Ngwabeni. Conversion: Ryan Maree. Penalties: Maree (2).

Limpopo Blue Bulls 48 (19) – Tries: Manaka Mohlaloga (3), Johan du Toit, Tendai Kgopa, Tshimiswa Nemavhola, Ruan van Tonder, Lekoko Modimola. Conversions: Brandon Cronjé (4). Valke 19 (5) – Tries: Makhabane Nyaku, Ulrich Wiese, Divan Meyer. Conversions: Wiese (2).

South Western Districts 39 (22) – Tries: Hendrik Victor (2), Dylan Smit, Curtley Smith, Jonick Jonkers. Conversions: Thorne Mathew (2), Jaylen James. Penalties: Mathew (2). Pumas 23 (11) – Tries: Michael Dlamini (2), Chyle van Zyl. Conversion: Ricardo Schonefeldt. Penalties: Schonefeldt (2).

KwaZulu-Natal 15 (3) – Tries: Luyanda Mbona (2). Conversion: Jacques van der Walt. Penalty: Van der Walt. Western Province XV 14 (0) – Tries: Tharquinn Manuel, Austin-John Johnson. Conversions: Kade Wolhuter (2).

Namibia 31 (14) – Tries: Maandero Haimbodi (2), Herschell van Wyk, Ethan Rittmann, Jeandré-Louw Loubser. Conversions: Kian Fransman (3). Leopards 23 (17) – Tries: Divan Naudé, Giovanni Pestana, Iddo Coetzee. Conversion: Naudé. Penalty: Naudé (2).

Free State XV 24 (3) – Tries: Francois van Rooyen (2), Tiisetso Motsie. Conversions: Van Rooyen (2), Joubert Schoeman. Penalty: Van Rooyen. Eastern Province 21 (13) – Tries: Bame Malesu, Dominic Shone, Shemondrey Hannes. Conversions: Delron Dicken (2).

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