So the annual Coca Cola Craven Week competition kicked off in the Friendly city yesterday,
The weather here was good yesterday and will be good today, but from tomorrow cold and rainy weather is expected, so brace yourselves lads.
With the games being played at the new built Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth (a wonderfully modern facility) the boys are poised for a great week. Fitting really that this week is held at the home of South Africa’s newest Super Rugby Franchise, The Southern Kings.
The biggest upset of day 1 has to be huge loss suffered by the Free State boys (read Grey Bloem) against the Sharks U18 team. (48-24). Home team EP then produced a fine performance to beat a spirited Valke team 41-17.
The biggest game today will be the clash between old rivals WP and Blue Bulls at 15.30.
TUESDAY’S FIXTURES – DAY 2:
09h30 – Zimbabwe vs Border CD
11h00 – Griquas CD vs EP CD
12h30 – SWD vs Limpopo
14h00 – Pumas vs Griffons
15h30 – WP vs Blue Bulls
MONDAY’S RESULTS – DAY 1:
Leopards (12) 36 – Tries: Willem Herbst, Iniel Schoenfeld, Francwa Ueckermann. Conversions: Matthys Venter (3). Penalties: Venter (5).
Namibia (17) 29 – Tries: Daniel Arries, Ethan Beukes, Jean-Claude Winkler, Leon Feris. Conversions: Arries (3). Penalty: Arries.
Boland (6) 16 – Try: Chad Kleinsmidt. Conversion: Kleinsmidt. Penalties: Schalk Hugo (3).
Griquas (9) 12 – Penalties: Granville Adams (4).
Lions (16) 29 – Tries: Jaco van der Walt, Frans van Wyk, Christiaan Massyn. Conversion: Van der Walt. Penalties: Van der Walt (3), Sibongumusa Radebe.
Border (14) 14 – Try: Lilitha Jonas. Penalties: Akhona Sihunu (3).
Free State (3) 24 – Tries: Othello Sebotsa, EW Viljoen, Edward Schmidt. Conversions: Pieter Jordaan (3). Penalty: Jordaan.
KZN (36) 48 – Tries: Bruce Arnott (2), Cornelis Vermaak, Daniel du Preez, Jesse Kriel (2), Justin Moberly. Conversions: Robert Anderson (5). Penalty: Anderson.
EP (24) 41 – Tries: Sergeal Petersen (2), Aidon Davis, Selvyn Davids, Matthew Moore. Conversions: Ernst Stapelberg (5). Penalties: Stapelberg (2).
Valke (10) 17 – Tries: Johan Oosthuizen, Leon Potgieter. Conversions: Ruan Potgieter (2). Penalty: Potgieter
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