Free State beat the Blue Bulls 31-24 in the main match of the U16 Grant Khomo Week in Kimberley on Friday.
The Bloemfonteiners made their presence felt early on with their big pack and built up a 19-0 lead thanks to three first-half tries, before the Blue Bulls scored their first.
A drop goal by Free State, soon after, stretched their lead to 22-5, but the Bulls hit back with a converted try shortly before half-time to close the gap to 10 points.
Free State struck first in the second half with their fourth try, before the Bulls scored back-to-back tries, the second of which was on the stroke of full time.
In other matches, the Golden Lions scored eight tries in their 50-26 victory against the Pumas, Boland battered the Valke 40-12 and Border claimed a comprehensive 35-7 victory over Eastern Province.
Western Province beat SWD 34-8 after leading just 12-8 at the break and the Griffons lashed the Leopards 31-0, with Benni Human scoring a hat-trick.
Limpopo cruised past Border CD 31-11, the Sharks had to work hard for their 26-21 victory against the hosts, Griquas, and Zimbabwe defeated Namibia 19-7.
The U18 Craven Week and Academy Week will both start at Paarl Boys’ High on Monday.
Day 4 results:
Border 35 Eastern Province 7
Zimbabwe 19 Namibia 7
Sharks 26 Griquas 21
Limpopo 31 Border CD 11
Western Province 34 SWD 8
Boland 40 Valke 12
Golden Lions 50 Pumas 26
Griffons 31 Leopards 0
Free State 31 Blue Bulls 24