The Vodacom Blue Bulls moved to the top of the standings in the Absa Under-19 Provincial Championship on Saturday by beating the Xerox Golden Lions, while the good form of the Toyota Free State continued in Bloemfontein.
The heartland team had too much firepower for visiting Leopards and scored eight tries in their 54-15 win.
Tries were much harder to come by in Port Elizabeth on Friday where the Cell C Sharks scored a hard-worked 15-7 win over the EP Kings.
Here follows a summary of the weekend’s action.
Vodacom Blue Bulls (Under-19) 37 (17), Xerox Golden Lions (Under-19) 30 (20)
A strong second half performance by the Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-19 side saw them beat the Xerox Golden Lions Under-19 side 37-30 in an exciting match of the Absa Under-19 Provincial Championship at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
The visitors lead 20-17 at the break, but could not counter the second-half effort from the home side, who scored five tries in the match, with no8 and captain Hanro Liebenberg getting a brace.
Three tries in the opening ten minutes of the second half saw the Blue Bulls home. With this win the defending champion Blue Bulls moved to the top of the standings, four points ahead of DHL WP who has a game in hand.
Blue Bulls (Under-19) 37 (17). Tries: Hanro Liebenberg (2), Jurie Linde, RG Snyman, Willem Louw. Conversions: Simon Bolze (3). Penalties: Bolze (2).
Golden Lions (Under-19) 30 (20). Tries: Dylan Vlok, Jade Solomons, Johan Mitchell, Godfrey Ramaboea. Conversions: