Leopards go clear at the top

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 16:42
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FIRST DIVISION WRAP: The Leopards opened an eight-point gap at the top of standings in South Africa's second-tier domestic provincial competition.

The front-runners in the competition were the only side to win away from home at the weekend.

They beat the Falcons 42-19 in Kempton Park.

The Leopards backline proved to be just too slick for the Falcons, scoring five of the six tries by the visitors.

Namibian international midfielder Johan Deysel was a handful, not only scoring a try but converting five tries for a personal haul of 15 points.

* Meanwhile Border continued their good form with a solid win over the Griffons in East London at the weekend.

Wing Masixole Banda have scored 15 of their 41 points.

First Division scorers and scores:

Friday, September 2

Border 41-24 Griffons

The Scorers:

For Border:
Tries:
Banda, Sono 2, Makase, Dubase, Nofemele
Cons: Banda 4
Pen: Banda

For Griffons:
Tries:
Annandale, Nel
Con: Whitehead
Pens: Whitehead 4

Teams:

Border: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Sipho Nofemele, 13 Lundi Ralarala, 12 Lunga Dumezweni, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Oliver Zono, 9 Sinovuyo Nyoka, 8 Johannes Janse van Rensburg, 7 Siya Mdaka (captain), 6 Onke Dubase, 5 Hendri Storm, 4 Lindokuhle Welemu, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Mihlali Mpafi, 1 Blake Kyd.
Replacement: 16 Mbeko Kota, 17 Yanga Xakalashe, 18 Phumlani Blaauw, 19 Athenkosi Khethani, 20 Bangi Kobese, 21 Billy Dutton, 22 Michael Makase.

Griffons: 15 Selvyn Davids, 14 Vuyo Mbotho, 13 Joubert Engelbrecht (captain), 12 Japie Nel, 11 Warren Williams, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Boela Abrahams, 8 De Wet Kruger, 7 Boela Venter, 6 Vincent Maruping, 5 Dennis Visser, 4 Gavin Annandale, 3 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2 Elandre Huggett, 1 Daniel van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Khwezi Mkhafu, 17 Rudi Britz, 18 Willem Serfontein, 19 Martin Sithole, 20 Louis Venter, 21 Tertius Maarman, 22 Tertius Kruger.

Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Rodney Boneparte, JP Clements

Saturday, September 3

Falcons 19-42 Leopards

The Scorers:

For the Falcons:
Tries:
Pretorius, Cronje, Schutte
Cons: Aspeling 2

For Leopards:
Tries:
Vermeulen, Moolman, Willemse 2, Swart, Deysel
Cons: Deysel 5, Welthagen

Teams:

Falcons: 15 Coert Cronje, 14 Charles Mayeza, 13 Grant Janke, 12 Andrew van Wyk, 11 Etienne Taljaard, 10 Warren Potgieter, 9 Johan Pretorius, 8 Reg Muller, 7 Friedle Olivier, 6 Juan-Pierre (captain), 5 Marlyn Williams, 4 Shane Kirkwood, 3 Andries Schutte, 2 Jan Enslin, 1 Jacobus Strauss.
Replacements: 16 Dwight Pansegrouw, 17 Henri Boshoff, 18 Isak Deetlefs, 19 Thabo Mamojele, 20 Karlo Aspeling, 21 Xander Cronje, 22 Damian Engledoe.

Leopards: 15 Jaco Hayward, 14 Sandile Kubeka, 13 Adrian Vermeulen, 12 Johan Deysel, 11 Bradley Moolman, 10 Gene Willemse, 9 Chriswill September, 8 Jeandré Rudolph (captain), 7 Loftus Morrison, 6 Jaco Jordaan, 5 Walt Steenkamp, 4 Francois Robertse, 3 Dewald Dekker, 2 Dane van der Westhuyzen, 1 Roan Grobbelaar.
Replacements: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Nhlanhla Ngcamu, 18 Danie Jordaan, 19 Henro-Pierre Swart, 20 Malherbe Swart, 21 Johnny Welthagen, 22 Ryno Wepener.

Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant referees: Francois Pretorius, JD de Meyer

Standings (under headings played, won and points):
Leopards 4 4 20
Border 3 2 12
Griffons 4 2 10
SWD 3 1 8
Falcons 3 1 6
Welwitschias 3 0 1