U19: Bulls, Lions keep on winning

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:17
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The Blue Bulls and Golden Lions scored a third win in as many matches in the Under-19 provincial championship.

The Blue Bulls and Golden Lions scored a third win in as many matches in the Under-19 provincial championship.

They top the standings following good wins at the weekend, while KZN scored a convincing win in Bloemfontein.

Scores and scorers:

Leopards 27-34 Golden Lions

The Golden Lions secured their third consecutive win in a good 34-27 victory over the Leopards in Potchefstroom. The home side will not be too despondent as they scored four tries and got a bonus point for losing with less than seven points.

The visitors took an early lead with a penalty, but Leopards fullback Johan Breiers ran strongly to open the try-scoring stakes and put his side in the lead. He got injured shortly afterwards though and was replaced by Lloyd Greeff, who also scored after 20 minutes.

In between the two Leopards tries though, the Golden Lions scored twice too and at the break, things were really tight, with the visitors enjoying a 24-17 lead.

The second half was not as productive though. Gys van Wyk scored a converted try to put the Leopards ahead with 10 minutes to play but Chad McKay scored at the death to give the Golden Lions their win.


Stokes, Van Wyk, Beiers, Greeff
Cons: Swart 2
Pen: Swart

Golden Lions:
Nel, McKay, Marx, Sekekete
Cons: Hewit 3, Du Toit
Pen: Hewit


Leopards: 15 Johannes Albertus Myburgh Breiers, 14 Andries Christoffel du Plooy, 13 Lourens Peter Boddington, 12 Gysbert Albertus van Wyk, 11 Dean Stokes, 10 Schalk Hugo, 9 Chriswill Bradley September, 8 Jeandre Rudolph (captain), 7 Sias Koen, 6 Estehan Visagie, 5 Gerhard Frederick Cloete, 4 Marcus Christiaan Brand, 3 Dirk Johannes Jacobus Botha, 2 Roche Henry Christopher Steenkamp, 1 Kwena Collins Moremi.
Replacements: 16 Thomas Andries Dreyer, 17 Jackson Conrad Hulley, 18 Werner Haman, 19 Derek Johannes Taylor, 20 Cornelius Johannes Swart, 21 Blessing Makhavhu, 22 Lloyd Dirk Greeff, 23 Jandre Venter.

Golden Lions: 15 Barend Daniel Herbst, 14 Chad McKay, 13 Koch Peter Marx, 12 Daniel Joseph Arries, 11 Carlisle Nel, 10 Brandan Hewit, 9 Christiaan Jan Petrus Meyer, 8 Jano Venter, 7 Kyle van Dalen, 6 Sikhumbuzo Thabo Mabuza (captain), 5 Jean-Pierre Du Preez, 4 Victor Kutlwano Sekekete, 3 Pieter Ernst Scholtz, 2 Rynard Daniel Snyman, 1 Francois Petrus van Heerden.
Replacements: 16 Janrij Dorfling, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Quinton Terblanche, 19 Jaun Jacques Vorster, 20 Steven du Plessis, 21 Gabriel du Toit, 22 Calvin Wade Smith, 23 Cyle Justin Brink.

Border 7-56 Blue Bulls

In East London, the Blue Bulls proved far too slick for the Border Bulldogs team, with the visitors running in eight tries at the BCM Stadium.

Things were pretty one-sided from the start and the Blue Bulls secured their fourth-try bonus point after 20 minutes. HW Viljoen, Arno van Wyk and Kobus Marais all scored in the opening 11 minutes and when Michael Haley was yellow carded, the Bulldogs were in deep trouble.

The second half saw much of the same. Jessie Kriel, who played at outside centre in this match, scored his fifth try off the season early in the second half and this was followed by three more five pointers from the visitors. The home side scored a try after an hour’s play, but there was always only one winner.


Border Bulldogs:
Con: Haley

Blue Bulls:
Van Wyk, Viljoen, Kriel, Gordon, Marais, Van Wyk, Mxoli, Khoza
Cons: Marais 7, Stander


Border: 15 Sibanye Bukani, 14 Sthembisa Ngwenya, 13 Michael Haley, 12 Riaan Esterhuyzen (captain), 11 Devon van Eeden, 10 Werner Barnard, 9 Iwan Swart, 8 Oliver Cracknell, 7 Siphamandla Dama, 6 Michael Jan Hansen, 5 Keenan Swanepoel, 4 Conor-Terrah Brockschmidt, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Marius Stander, 1 Johannes Liebenberg.
Replacements: 16 Bryce Mark Rennie, 17 Ntando Mpofana, 18 Charl Werner Swanepoel, 19 Soso Xakalashe, 20 Charl Carelse, 21 Athenkosi Mabinda, 22 Luzuko Mafu, 23 Neil Francois Schoombee.

Blue Bulls: 15 Ganfried May, 14 Caswell September Khoza, 13 Jesse Kriel (captain), 12 Leighton-Ras Marcelino van Wyk, 11 Keagon Gordon, 10 Kobus Marais, 9 Juan-Phillip Smith, 8 Cornelius Haman Cooper, 7 Christiaan Hendrik Massyn, 6 Hendrik Willem Viljoen, 5 Nicolaas Jacobus Janse van Rensburg, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Arno van Wyk, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Nqoba Mxoli, 18 Jean Droste, 19 Ngwako Ralepelle, 20 Jacobus Pieter Wolmarans, 21 Joshua Stander, 22 Duncan Victor Matthews, 23 Arend Johannes Bannink.

Free State 31-55 Sharks

There were 12 tries scored in Bloemfontein, but unfortunately for the Free State, only four were scored by themselves. The KZN team hit them hard and early and were leading 26-10 at the break, accelerating away to a 55-31 win.

Jean-Luc du Plessis proved to be a handful as the KZN pivot scored a brace and kicked a penalty in an impressive overall display. Tries by Barend Potgieter in the 4th minute, Sandile Kubeka in the 13th minute, Neil Maritz in the 24th minute and Du Plessis in the 33rd minute confirmed the bonus point and a winning lead in the match.


Free State:
Krause, Venter, Meyer, Lee
Cons: Potgieter 4
Pen: Potgieter

Eksteen, Potgieter, De Beer, Du Plessis 2, Jones, Maritz, Kubeka
Cons: Willemse 6
Pen: Du Plessis


Sharks: 15 Colin Willemse, 14 Michael Cloete, 13 Neil Kobus Maritz, 12 Sandile Kubeka, 11 Alrin Edgar Eksteen, 10 Jean-Luc Du Plessis, 9 Cameron Robin Wright, 8 Thembalethu Ray Williams, 7 Barend Jackobus Potgieter, 6 Joseph Oscar Jones, 5 Pieter Johannes Grobler, 4 Hendrik Johannes Botha, 3 Bartholomeus Gabriel le Roux, 2 Christopher Timothy De Beer (captain), 1 Stephan Morkel.
Replacements: 16 Garrick Bowker, 17 Michael John Downer, 18 Stefan Hugo van Schalkwyk, 19 Christoffel van der Merwe Steyn, 20 Stephan Beyers Hartman, 21 Arnoldus Vosloo, 22 Nkululeko Marwana, 22 Alex Basil Banfield.

Free State: 15 Vuyani Gladman Maqina, 14 Loek van der Merwe, 13 Pieter Jordaan, 12 Nicolaas Jacobus Lee, 11 Naldo Meyer, 10 Warren Johan Potgieter, 9 Mthokozisi Cyprial Mkhabela, 8 Francois Jones, 7 Jan Albert Venter, 6 Jean-Luke Armand van Zyl, 5 Pieter Andries Venter (captain), 4 Gilbert Chalmers, 3 Petrus Kyle Senekal, 2 Cameron van Heerden, 1 Marthinus Johannes Oosthuizen.
Replacements: 16 Anrich Alberts, 17 Gerhardus Albertus Bamberger, 18 Awie Thompson, 19 Brandon Krause, 20 Louis Gideon Venter, 21 Barend Jacobus Marx Bornman, 22 Donavan Graham Gissing, 23 Zybrand Louwrens Lombaard.