Lions whip woeful Welwitchias

The Golden Lions smashed the Welwitchias 112-14, while there were also wins for the Bulls, WP, Border, Leopards and Sharks XV in round three of the Provincial Rugby Challenge.

The Lions moved to the top of the North section courtesy of a 12-try demolition of Namibia’s Welwitchias in Alberton. Hacjivah Dayimani scored a hat-trick for the Lions with Jarryd Sage, James Venter and JP du Preez all bagging a brace.

Meanwhile, the Bulls secured a 63-26 bonus-point win against the Valke in Pretoria. Wing Sibahle Maxwane scored a hat-trick for the Bulls, while Cheetahs recruit Boom Prinsloo took full advantage of his team's dominant scrum to score a brace on his Bulls debut.

In the South section, Western Province maintained their winning streak with an entertaining 35-28 victory over the Boland Cavaliers in Velddrif. Province led 28-6 lead at the break.

The Border Bulldogs beat the SWD Eagles Eagles 42-38 to stay second on the log behind WP.

In the Central section, the Leopards made it three wins from as many games with a 37-32 victory against the Free State XV.

And in the other game, the Sharks XV registered their first win of the competition with a 52-24 defeat of the Griffons. Garth April contributed 18 points to the Sharks’ tally via two tries and four conversions.

Golden Lions (112) – Tries: Hacjivah Dayimani (3), Jarryd Sage (2), James Venter (2), JP du Preez (2), Madosh Tambwe, Shaun Reynolds, Victor Sekekete, Selom Gavor, Ashlon Davids, Gerdus van der Walt. Conversions: Reynolds (7), Masuku (5), Gavor.
Welwitschias (14) – Tries: Lesley Kim (2). Conversions: Theuns Kotze (2).

Blue Bulls (63) – Tries: Boom Prinsloo (2), Shaun Adendorff, penalty try (2), Sibahle Maxwane (3), Franco Naude. Conversions: Tony Jantjies (7), automatic conversions (2).
Valke (26) – Tries: Etienne Taljaard, Maphutha Dolo, Dian Koen, Andries Schutte. Conversions: Warren Potgieter (3).

Boland Cavaliers (28) – Tries: Rinus Bothma, Sergio Torrens, Christopher Bosch, Chadley Wenn. Conversions: Divan Nel. Penalties: Nel (2).
Western Province 35) – Tries: Scott van Breda, Dean Muir, Ruben de Villiers, Valentino Wellman, Eduard Zandberg. Conversions: Brandon Thomson (5).

Border Bulldogs (42) – Tries: Johannes Janse van Rensburg, Ntabeni Dukisa, Sokuphumla Xakalashe, Wandile Putuma, Lukhanyo Nomzanga, Michael Makase. Conversions: Oliver Zono (5), Ntabeni Dukisa.
SWD Eagles (38) – Tries: Christo du Plessis, Quaid Langeveldt, Adri Jacobs, Wilneth Engelbrecht, Jan van der Merwe, Daniel Maree. Conversions: Leighton Eksteen (4).

Leopards (37) – Tries: Marno Redelinghuys, Schalk Hugo, Gene Willemse (2). Conversions: Hugo (4). Penalties: Hugo (3).
Free State XV (32) – Tries: Justin Basson, Rayno Benjamin, Stephan Kotze, Ntokoza Vidima. Conversions: Heinrich Bitzi (2), Marco Mason. Penalties: Bitzi (2).

Griffons (24) – Tries: Vuyo Mbotho, Tertius Maarman, Alrin Eksteen. Conversions: Duan Pretorius (3), Penalty: Pretorius.
Sharks XV (52) – Tries: Garth April (2), Hyron Andrews, Morné Joubert, Tristan Blewett, Jacques Vermeulen, penalty try (2). Conversions: April (4), automatic conversiona (2).

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