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Sharks and WP to face-off for a place in SA Rugby u19 Championship Final

SAu19ChampionshipWestern Province will face the defending champions, the Sharks, on Saturday at 15:30 at Paarl Gimnasium in a match which will determine who will represent the southern region in the SA Rugby u19 Championship final. Both teams’ unbeaten record for this year’s competition in still intact. 

Western Province had too much firepower for Eastern Province beating them by 71-12 during the second match-day of the newly structured competition. WP’s flyhalf, Feghon-Leigh Snyders, contributed 17 points to his side’s victory via a try and six conversions. 

Lock Juan Beukes scored two of Western Province’s 11 tries. The hosts thrashed Boland by 64-10 in their opening match of the competition. 

The Sharks also demolished Boland to book a date with Western Province. The team from KwaZulu-Natal came out on top by 73-7 in their second match of the competition in Paarl. 

Thabisho Mdletshe (prop), Connor Simpson (eighthman) and Kobus Hattingh (scrumhalf) all crossing the white-wash twice as the Sharks ran in eleven tries. 


Western Province 71 (31) – Tries: Juan Beukes (2), Feghon-Leigh Snyders, Shane-Cole Williams, Duan Bredenkamp, JJ Kotze, Ryan van Ster, Raven Smith, Jason Alexander, Juanré de Klerk, Mnombo Zwelendaba. Conversions: Snyders (6), Thomas Bursey, Tyrone Maritz. Eastern Province 12 (0) – Tries: Cole Kirkwood, Dirk Kotze. Conversion: Bryce Collins. 

Sharks 73 (35) – Tries: Thabiso Mdletshe (2), Connor Simpson (2), Kobus Hattingh (2), Lindokuhle Luthuli, Dylan Pretorius, Jean Roux, Adrian September, AJ Zaahl. Conversions: Darren Hendricks (5), Pretorius (3), Rynhardt Jonker. Boland 7 (7) – Try: Willsley Banies. Conversion: Banies.

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