The Golden Lions and KwaZulu-Natal played the dew of the main field at Grey College on the opening day of the u13 Coca-Cola Craven Week in Bloemfontein. Usually for this time of year the barefooted youngsters would’ve faced some ripe on the fields of Bloemfontein, but it’s quite a pleasant weather for a Free State winter morning.
The Lions opened the scoring through their big eightman, Cian de Villiers, which was converted by fullback, Heina Jacobs. De Villiers with the the Nr. 5-jumper on his back was a big thorn in KZN’s flesh.
The first hat-trick of this year’s tournament was scored by Eastern Province’s eightman, Luvuyo Nkomphela, in his side’s victory of 32-15 over the Leopards. EP’s lef wing, Jared Miller, also scored a brace of tries in the match.
Western Province 71 () – Tries: Ken Tchimanga (4), Ronaldo Kivankufi (2), Daylin Davids, Luke Carew, Gideon van Zyl, Jacques Jooste, Logan Opperman. Conversions: Phillip-Albert van Niekerk (8). Griffons 0.
Blue Bulls 45 (26) – Tries: Tiaan Engelbrecht (4), Deacon du Preez (2), Marx Nel. Conversions: Cale White (5). Free State 12 (7) – Tries: James Pringle, Johan Botha. Conversion: Franshau Weyers.
Golden Lions 23 (7) – Tries: CJ Ndela, Cian de Villiers, Zain Henry. Conversions: Heina Jacobs. Penalty: Jacobs (2). KwaZulu-Natal 14 (0) – Tries: Fortune Mpofu, Kuhann van den Berg. Conversions: Zander Coetzee (2).
Griqualand West 21 (7) – Tries: Bre-winn Isaacs, Smit Stadler. Conversion: Theunis Hohls. Penalties: Hohls (3). Namibia 19 (7) – Tries: Louw Rossouw (2), Dian de Beer. Conversions: Jurenzo Julius, Rossouw.
Border 18 (7) – Tries: Asha Hoare, Mihle Matinise. Conversion: Bradley Giddy. Penalties: Giddy (2). Pumas 15 (5) – Tries: Kamogelo Makolane, Roniel Putter, Silindile Mahlangu.
Eastern Province 32 (15) – Tries: Luvuyo Nkomphela (3), Jared Miller (2), Lindokuhle Songelwa. Conversion: Myles Boden. Leopards 15 (8) – Tries: Divan Pieters, Hendrik van Antwerp. Conversion: Jaden Fredericks. Penalty: Armand Willemse.
Limpopo Blue Bulls 15 (15) – Tries: HJ Janse van Rensburg, Dakalo Lebakeng, Pieter Gerritsen. Boland 14 (14) – Tries: Keanu Coetzee, Shaunwin Booise. Conversions: Thurlon Williams (2).
Zimbabwe 41 (22) – Tries: Tasimbiswa Kadziyanike (3), Tawana Machawi, Gomezgani Nyirenda, Lukle Pritchard, Tapuwanashe Chakuchichi. Conversions: Andrew Robinson (3). Border Country Districts 0.
South Western Districts 17 (5) – Tries: Devon Windvogel, Antonio Bruinders, Waythlin-Lee Campher. Conversion: Curtley Smith. Valke 14 (7) – Tries: Aiden Smith (2). Conversions: Alec McIntyre (2).