• WP set up Bulls semi-final clash

    The Golden Lions XV, Griquas, Western Province and Blue Bulls advanced to the last four after clinching wins in their Provincial Rugby Challenge quarter-finals.

    The Lions will face Griquas and WP will play the Blue Bulls in the semi-finals next Sunday. Both games will be played at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane, outside East London. After consultation with all relevant stakeholders. Western Province offered to forgo their home-ground advantage.

    On Saturday, the Lions outplayed the Pumas in a 10-try thriller at Ellis Park, winning 43-32.

    In Kimberley, Griquas beat the EP Kings 73-41, with winger Enver Brandt scoring four of the hosts' 11 tries.

    On Sunday, the Blue Bulls outscored the Sharks XV 23-18. The Durban-based side scored three tries to two, but three penalties by Tinus de Beer proved the difference.

    Later in the day, WP kept the Free State XV scoreless at Green Point Track in Cape Town, beating the visitors 26-0 to remain undefeated.Quarter-final results:

    Western Province (28) – Tries: Michal Hazner, Bjorn Basson. Conversions: Brandon Thomson (2). Penalties: Kurt Coleman (3), Thomson.
    Free State XV (0)

    Sharks XV (18) – Tries: Wian Vosloo, Lunga Mukendi, Courtney Winnaar. Penalty: Benhard Janse van Rensburg.
    Blue Bulls (23) – Tries: Andrew Beerwinkel, Aston Fortuin. Conversions: Tinus de Beer, Joshua Stander, Penalties: De Beer (3).

    Griquas (73) – Tries: Ederies Arendse, Enver Brandt (4), AJ le Roux, Eric Zana, Christiaan Meyer, Marius Fourie, Sias Koen, Koch Marx. Conversions: George Whitehead (9).
    EP (41) – Tries: Sintu Manjezi, Brandon Brown, Lusanda Badiyana, Sonwabo Majola, Keanu Vers, SF Niewoudt. Conversions: Pieter-Steyn De Wet (3), Garrick Mattheus. Penalty: De Wet.

    Golden Lions XV (43) – Tries: Dillon Smit, Robert Kruger (2), Madosh Tambwe, Jarryd Sage (2). Conversions: Shaun Reynolds (5). Penalty: Reynolds.
    Pumas (32) – Tries: Nardus van der Walt, Reynier van Rooyen, Frank Hearne (2). Conversions: Kobus Marais (2), Justin van Staden. Penalties: Marais, Van Staden.

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    Mariette Adams