CW Final: It's the Bulls v Lions

Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:07
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It's a trans-Jukskei derby in the 2012 'Final'

The climax of the 2012 Craven Week will see the Blue Bulls and the Golden Lions go head-to-head in the tournament decider on Saturday.

Friday is a rest day at Craven Week before the climax of the Saturday, which will see two unbeaten teams play off for top honours.

The matches will be played on the three grounds at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Obviously it is most prestige to play on the main game, the final, and the matches build up in order of prestige.

The other unbeaten team is Eastern Province, the hosts. They will play in the main curtain-raiser against KwaZulu-Natal, who had a splendid win over the Free State on the first day.

This tournament was blessed with good weather and was played on a wonderful surface, both of which may have contributed to the high scores of the week. In the 20 matches 1,052 points were scored. The highest score in a match was 89, the lowest 23.

Final day's Fixtures:

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

09.10: South Western Districts vs Boland
10.40: Western Province vs Pumas
12.10: Eastern Province vs KwaZulu-Natal  
13.40: Blue Bulls vs Golden Lions   

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium B
09.10: Griffons vs Griquas Country Districts
10.40: Border vs Limpopo
12.10: Valke vs Free State

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium C
09.10: Eastern Province Country Districts vs Leopards
10.40: Namibia vs Zimbabwe  
12.10: Griquas vs Border Country Districts

The week's results:

Day 1
Eastern Province vs Valke, 41-17
KwaZulu-Natal vs Free State, 48-24
Golden Lions vs Border, 29-14
Boland vs Griquas, 16-12
Leopards vs Namibia, 36-29

Day 2
Blue Bulls vs Western Province, 47-27
Pumas vs Griffons, 48-24
South Western Districts vs Limpopo, 46-18
Eastern Province Country Districts vs Griquas Country Districts, 28-27
Zimbabwe vs Border Country Districts, 31-9

Day 3
Golden Lions vs KwaZulu-Natal, 17-8
Eastern Province vs Boland. 22-13
Free State vs Border, 14-9
Valke vs Leopards, 38-5
Namibia vs Griquas, 29-15

Day 4
Blue Bulls vs Pumas, 36-10
Western Province vs South Western Districts, 39-33
Griffons vs Eastern Province Country Districts, 33-28
Limpopo vs Zimbabwe, 68-21
Griquas Country Districts vs Border Country Districts, 38-5