The SWD Eagles claimed a 36-24 comeback victory against the Valke, while there were also wins for the Boland Cavaliers and Border Bulldogs in the Currie Cup First Division on Saturday.
In a dramatic clash in Kempton Park, the Eagles moved to the top of the log after overturning a 10-point deficit.
Both teams scored six tries, but an extra conversion by SWD flyhalf Divan Nel was the difference.
The victory mixed things up in the First Division, as now only five points separate the log leaders from the fifth-placed team.
Meanwhile, a penalty by Boland scrumhalf Damian Stevens was decisive in their 48-45 victory over the Griffons in Welkom.
The hosts dominated proceedings in the first half and led 21-7, but Boland regained their composure after the break and stamped their authority for the vital away win.
Border claimed back-to-back victories after they defeated Eastern Province 39-26 in East London.
The Bulldogs’ fine attacking display earned them a full house of points, with Sipho Nofemele and Soso Mqalo both scoring braces, allowing them to claim fifth position on the table.
Round 4 results:
Valke (34) – Tries: Sikhumbuzo Thabo Mabuza, Anrich Richter, Etienne Taljaard, Lundi Ralarala, Don Mlondobozi, Andries Truter. Conversions: Anrich Richter (2).
SWD Eagles (36) – Tries: Ruben Schoeman, Marlo Weich, Leighton Eksteen, Dewald Dekker, Kirsten Heyns, Ganfried May. Conversions: Divan Nel (3).
Griffons (45) – Tries: Thato Mavundla, Cody-Anthony Basson (2), Japie Nel (3), Nkululeko Marwana. Conversions: Duan Pretorius (5).
Boland Cavaliers (48) – Tries: Tapiwa Tsomondo, Kenan Cronje, Zande Jordaan, Elgar Watts, Valentino Wellman, Charles Mayeza (2). Conversions: Watts (5). Penalty: Damian Stevens.
Border Bulldogs (39) – Tries: Sino Nyoka, Sipho Nofemele (2), Soso Mqalo (2), Bangi Kobese, Lutho Adonis. Conversions: Dilolo Mapuko, Bangi Kobese.
EP Elephants (26) – Tries: Zingisa April, Ivan du Preez, JP Jamieson, Riaan Arends. Conversions: Henrique Olivier, Ruben De Vos (2).
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