NEWS ARTICLES
Valke crowned Northern Sub-Union champions
July 28, 2013
The Valke on Friday capped off a fantastic Northern Sub-Union tournament at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park with a hard-fought 24-18 victory against the Golden Lions to claim the title in front of their home crowd.

Both teams entered the final unbeaten and were closely matched on form, which was illustrated by each side managing to score only two tries.

But the Valke were handed an edge as the Lions received a yellow card for a high tackle.

They were again reduced to 14 men in the dying minutes after receiving an automatic red card following a second yellow-card offence.

The victory for the Valke, marked their third win this week, and earned them the bragging rights as the only unbeaten team in the competition.

The Blue Bulls, meanwhile, won the plate final thanks to their 40-23 victory against the Pumas in which they out-scored the opposition five tries to four.

Blue Bulls flyhalf Emilio Duvenhage kept the scoreboard ticking with his accurate goal-kicking, which earned him three conversions and two penalties for a personal total of 12 points.

In stark contrast, however, the Pumas had a torrid kicking day, as they missed all their shots at goal, which dashed their hopes of a victory.

The Leopards finished the tournament in fifth position as they thumped the Griffons 48-12 compliments of a fine attacking display, in which they created try-scoring chances at will and rounded them off.

The clash was particularly special for flank Pietie Joubert who earned a hat-trick of tries for his efforts.

The Limpopo Blue Bulls also finished the tournament on a high as they annihilated Lowveld 103-7 in a try festival in which they crossed the chalk 17 times.

With the defending champions, Lowveld, on the back-foot from the start and the team defending for most of the match, their only points were scored through a converted try.

Northern Sub-Union final results:

Valke 24 – 18 Golden Lions
Blue Bulls 40 – 23 Pumas
Leopards 48 – 12 Griffons
Limpopo Blue Bulls 103 – 7 Lowveld

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Vodacom Super Rugby
Friday, September 19 2014
00:10 - Cell C Sharks vs Rebels
Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban
Absa Under 19 Competition
15:00 - Golden Lions U19 vs Sharks U19
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
15:00 - Border U19 vs Griquas U19
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Under 21 Competition
16:40 - Golden Lions U21 vs Sharks U21
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Currie Cup First Division
17:00 - Border Bulldogs vs Leopards
BCM Stadium, East London
Inter Provincial Women A 1
19:00 - Border vs Western Province
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - Xerox Golden Lions vs Steval Pumas
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, September 20 2014
10:45 - WP U19 vs EP Kings U19
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
11:00 - SWD U19 vs Boland U19
Outeniqua Park, George

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