WP fight back against Lions

Western Province beat the Golden Lions 24-11 on day two of the U16 Grant Khomo Week.

A good balance between attack and defence propelled the Golden Lions to a 11-0 lead, with a try from Cameron Burke and two penalties by Wandisile Simelane. Western Province fought hard in the second half to erase the deficit with their captain Athi Magwala (flank) leading the way with two tries before Benjamin Momberg's try completed the comeback. Fullback Gianni Lombard converted all three tries and added a penalty as WP remain undefeated.

The Leopards put their first day loss to Griquas CD behind them by thrashing Border CD 46-0, Eastern Province edged the Pumas 28-26, the Blue Bulls XV beat Namibia 19-14, KwaZulu-Natal hammered SWD 45-25, Zimbabwe snuck past Griquas CD 11-10, the Griffons narrowly defeated Boland 24-23, the Blue Bulls made it two from two with a 23-10 victory over Free State, the Limpopo Blue Bulls beat Griquas 23-13 and Valke won 13-9 against Border.

Western Province (24) – Tries: Athi Magwala (2), Benjamin Momberg. Conversions: Gianni Lombard (3). Penalty: Lombard.
Golden Lions (11) – Try: Cameron Burke. Penalties: Wandisile Simelane (2).

Leopards (46) – Tries: Adrian Jacobs, Chevane Oosthuizen, Dane Booysen, Gerhard Fourie, Izak Jonker, Kagiso Marumo, Willem-Pierre Swanepoel, Penalty Try. Conversions: Fourie (3).
Border (0) – None.

Pumas (26) – Tries: Du Preez Van der Merwe, Johannes Christoffel Pretorius, Ryno Pieterse, Waldo Conradie. Conversions: Van der Merwe (3).
Eastern Province (28) – Tries:  Sibabalwe Mzanywa (3), Sihle Njezula. Conversions: Malan Olivier (4).

Blue Bulls XV (19) – Tries: Carl Koch, Danie Rousseau, Emidio Cuna. Conversions: Tristan Janse van Vuuren (2).
Namibia (14) – Tries: Christo Pienaar, Jay-C Olivier. Conversions: Delron Brandt (2).

KwaZulu-Natal (45) – Tries: Andrew Reintges, Bongani Tonny Mahlangu (2), Craig Ronald Glover, Francke Botha (3). Conversions: Francke Botha (4), Lwazi Moletshe.
SWD (25) – Tries: Lance Lamprecht, Nicolas Van Eeden (2), Xavier Swartbooi. Conversion: Darren Adonis. Penalty: Adonis.

Griquas CD (10) – Try: Wian Diergaardt. Conversion: Kylan Griqua. Penalty: Griqua.
Zimbabwe (11) – Try: Adriaan Wynand Kok. Penalties: Benjamin Daryl Meredith (2).

Boland (23) – Tries: Charl Schoeman, Chrisham Lucas, Wilbur Opperman. Conversion: Keenan Lyle Williams. Penalties: Williams (2).
Griffons (24) – Tries: David Eyssen, Dylan Stiemmie, Gift Dlamini, Richman Mzwanele Gora. Conversions: Stiemmie (2).

Blue Bulls (23) – Tries: Louis Van der Schyff (2), Themba Mandlati. Conversion: Ruan De Swardt. Penalty: De Swardt. Drop Goal: De Swardt.
Free State (10) – Try: Dian Schoonees. Conversion: Rethabile Mzamo. Penalty: Mzamo.

Limpopo Blue Bulls (23) – Tries: Gavin Nel (2), Reuben Ragolane. Conversion: Andre Klopper. Penalties: Klopper, Nyiko Makamu.
Griquas (13) – Try: Bernard Jansen. Conversion: Sergio Kasper. Penalties: Kasper (2).

Valke (13) – Try: Marthinus Johannes Holtzhausen. Conversion: Holtzhausen. Penalties: Marthinus Johannes Holtzhausen (2).
Border (9) – Penalties: Jerome Bossr (3).

Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images

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