Western Province scored four tries in their 28-19 win against Griquas.
Western Province beat Griquas 28-19 at Florida Park in Cape Town on Sunday to win the inaugural Provincial Rugby Challenge title. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
Western Province beat the Blue Bulls 28-24 in the second semi-final of the Provincial Rugby Challenge.
Griquas booked their spot in the final of the Provincial Rugby Challenge with a 33-21 victory in Mdantsane.
Western Province beat the Blue Bulls 28-24 and Griquas defeated the Golden Lions 33-21 in the semi-finals of the Provincial Rugby Challenge in Mdantsane on Sunday.
Michael van der Spuy has retired at the age of 26 due to repeated head injuries.
The Golden Lions XV, Griquas, Western Province and Blue Bulls advanced to the last four after clinching wins in their Provincial Rugby Challenge quarter-finals.
Junior Boks star Juarno Augustus has been named in Western Province's match 23 for Sunday's Provincial Challenge Cup quarter-final against the Cheetahs.
The Golden Lions XV beat the Blue Bulls 55-49, while there were also Provincial Rugby Challenge wins for the Pumas, Griquas, Sharks XV, EP Kings and Western Province.
The EP Kings beat the Border Bulldogs 43-38, while there were also wins for the Griffons, Pumas, Golden Lions and Boland Cavaliers in round 10 of the Provincial Rugby Challenge.
Griquas beat the Free State XV 43-36, while there were also wins for the Sharks XV, Golden Lions, Western Province, Border and Blue Bulls in round nine of the Provincial Rugby Challenge.
Fit-again flyhalf Handré Pollard will start for the Blue Bulls in Friday's Provincial Rugby Challenge encounter against the Valke in Kempton Park.
The Blue Bulls thrashed the Welwitschias 92-7, while there were also wins for Western Province, the EP Kings, Free State XV, Sharks XV and Lions in round eight of the Provincial Rugby Challenge.
Namibia's Welwitschias shocked the Valke 45-43, while there were also victories for Western Province, Griquas, Free State, Boland and the Pumas in round seven of the Provincial Rugby Challenge.
The EP Kings beat the Boland Cavaliers 27-16, while there were also wins for WP, the Sharks XV, Griquas and Bulls in round six of the Provincial Rugby Challenge.
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