KZN Duikers hunt another Central Amateur Provincial title
September 19, 2013
The KwaZulu-Natal Duikers will attempt to defend their Central Amateur Provincial Championship title on Friday after booking their place in the final against Griquas Central in Kimberley.

The team were crowned the 2011 champions, but were unable to stake a claim for title last year as the competition was called off early due to waterlogged fields.

But after making their way through this year’s tournament unbeaten, the side booked their final berth in what should be a thrilling clash against hosts, Griquas Central.

The KZN Duikers were emphatic in their dominance in the second half of their round-two clash on Wednesday after staging a dramatic comeback from 14-13 down against Free State Central to claim a 39-17 victory.

The team were impressive in their attack as they ran in five tries to only two by Free State Central.

However, this was largely due to the impact made by the bench as replacements Buzwe Mpotwo, Warren Randall and Brandon Bailing all earned tries. They supported this with a solid defensive effort, which limited the opposition to a penalty after the break.

Griquas Central produced a similarly impressive showing against Griffons Central on Wednesday to register a convincing 41-20 victory.

The home team started the clash strongly and managed to build up an encouraging 28-10 lead in the first half.

Scrumhalf Martinus Erasmus and lock Jan Breedt each crossed the tryline twice, with the side earning five tries in total, while their flyhalf had a successful day with the boot as he slotted over five conversions and two penalties for 16 points.

In the other matches, KZN Rural thumped Free State Rural 49-10 and Griffons Rural defeated Griquas Rural 43-10.

In the plate final on Friday, KZN Rural will meet Griffons Rural, while Free State Central and Griffons Central will battle it out in the third and fourth-place playoff, and Griquas Rural and Free State Rural will face each other in match played purely for pride.

Central Amateur Provincial Championship Day 2 results:

Griffons Rural 43 – 10 Griquas Rural
KZN Rural 49 – 10 Free State Rural
Griquas Central 41 – 20 Griffons Central
Free State Central 17 – 39 KZN Duikers

Central Amateur Provincial final fixtures:

08h00 - Griquas Rural vs Free State Rural
10h00 - KZN Rural vs Griffons Rural (Plate Final)
12h00 - Free State Central vs Griffons Central (3rd and 4th Place play-off)
14h00 – KZN Duikers vs Griquas Central (Cup Final)

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Saturday, August 01 2015
15:00 - EP vs KZN
NMMU Missionvale Campus, PE
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15:00 - Valke vs Golden Lions
Isak Steyl Stadium
SA Schools 2015
Friday, August 07 2015
12:00 - South Africa U18 A vs Italy U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
14:00 - England U18 vs France U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
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15:30 - ORC Griquas vs DHL Western Province
Griqua Park, Kimberley
SA Schools 2015
16:00 - South Africa U18 vs Wales U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
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18:00 - Steval Pumas vs Cell C Sharks
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Saturday, August 08 2015
00:00 - Leopards U19 vs Western Province U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
00:00 - Eastern Province U19 vs Golden Lions U19
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
00:00 - Free State U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

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