The Under-13 Coca-Cola Craven Week started today, 29 June and runs through until 3 July 2015 at the Hoërskool Rob Ferreira in White River, Mpumalanga.
After trailing by 5 points at the end of the first half Eastern Province pipped the Lions 12 – 10 at the final whistle.
The Bidvest Golden Lions started their clash against Eastern Province with a bang as Regardt Fourie crossed the tryline in the second minute to take a 5-0 lead. But Eastern Province did well to string together phases on attack and hit back with a try of their own in the 18th minute compliments of Lathita Nqebe. The Lions, however, cancelled this out with their second try before half time to take a 10-5 lead at the break.
The second half was hard-fought as the teams ran hard at each other. Such was the closeness of the half the Lions were only able to add a penalty to their score, while Nqebe crossed the tryline for the second time for the Port Elizabeth side, which allowed them to come within a point of the Lions on the scoreboard. The Johannesburg team, however, held on in the dying minutes to secure a 13-12 victory.
Final Score: Eastern Province 12 (5) Bidvest Golden Lions 13 (10)
- Eastern Province – Tries: Lathita Nqebe (2). Conversion: Daniel Smith.
- Golden Lions – Tries: Denis Balt, Regardt Fourie. Conversion: Sebastine Watney.
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