Scintillating action and the best provincial schoolboy rugby talent highlighted the opening day of the U13 and U16 Youth Weeks in White River on Monday.
The Western Province teams showed massive intent in their performance in both tournaments, with their U13 side winning 70-12 against Valke and their U16 team outclassing Boland 78-7.
The Golden Lions scored the second-biggest win of the day with their 57-7 win over Border in the U13 SA Rugby Craven Week.
That dominance apart, numerous matches were fiercely competitive, with last-minute scores determining the final results on numerous occasions.
The U16 Grant Khomo Week also saw the debut of the SA Iqhawe team, with the side assisted by former Springbok Kabamba Floors, showing real potential before going down to a late try in their match against Pumas.
Action in the U13 Craven Week will continue on Tuesday. The Grant Khomo Week resumes on Wednesday.
U16 results (Day 1):
Pumas 32 SA Iqhawe 26
Namibia 29 Border Country Districts 6
Griquas 24 Zimbabwe 17
Griffons 35 Falcons 34
Western Province 78 Boland 7
Sharks 44 Border 29
EP Elephants 15 Blue Bulls 13
Free State Cheetahs 36 SWD 36
Golden Lions 31 Leopards 17
U13 results (Day 1):
Free State Cheetahs 27 Namibia 7
Griquas 31 Zimbabwe 5
Leopards 19 Border Country Districts 14
Blue Bulls 22 EP Elephants 17
Sharks 31 SWD 5
Golden Lions 57 Border 7
Limpopo Blue Bulls 27 Boland 24
Western Province 70 Valke 12
Griffons 22 Pumas 0
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