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Scott four flattens Valke
Thahir Asmal
MWP
September 27, 2013

Ashwin Scott ran in four tries to help the Pumas end the round robin phase of the Absa Currie Cup First Division with an emphatic 67-17 (29-7) victory over the bottom-placed Valke at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park on Friday.

The right winger scored all his tries during a scintillating 16-minute burst after the hour with the visitors outscoring the hosts by 10 tries to three.

Victory for the men from Mpumalanga ensured they claimed maximum points to end the regular season with a 100 per cent record after winning all 14 games to end on 66 points, while the Valke finished 2013 rooted to the foot of the table after just two triumphs.

The Pumas raced into a 17-0 lead after just 12 minutes of the game thanks to tries by Rosco Speckman and JW Bell, the pair scoring a hat-trick and brace respectively, adding to Carl Bezuidenhout's two conversions and a penalty - the flyhalf kicking 17 points in total.

Fullback Bell crossed the whitewash for the second time in the 28th minute, before left winger Speckman joined him on a double when he went in three minutes prior to the break.

But just before the interval sounded, there was finally some respite for the Valke when captain JP Mostert got them on the board with a first try.

The lead was already 22 points at the interval and four minutes after the restart, Speckman completed his hat-trick with flanker Doppies le Roux adding another try in the 49th minute.

From there on it was the Scott show with the right winger scoring tries in the 60th, 63rd, 66th and 75th minutes.

The hosts, who had Anrich Richter red carded in that period after a second yellow offence, did managed to score late tries through Mostert and Birtie Powell on their way to a 11th loss of the season.

SCORERS:

Valke - Tries: JP Mostert (2), Birtie Powell. Conversion: Kyle Hendricks.

Pumas - Tries: JW Bell (2), Rosco Speckman (3), Doppies le Roux, Ashwin Scott (4). Conversions: Carl Bezuidenhout (7). Penalty: Bezuidenhout.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
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Absa Under 19 Competition
Friday, August 29 2014
16:00 - Border U19 vs Limpopo BB U19
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Currie Cup First Division
18:00 - Border Bulldogs vs Valke
BCM Stadium, East London
19:00 - SWD Eagles vs Leopards
Outeniqua Park, George
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - Steval Pumas vs Cell C Sharks
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Regional Play-Offs
Saturday, August 30 2014
00:00 - Limpopo 2 (Potgietersrus) vs Pumas 2 (Sasol)
Absa Under 19 Competition
10:30 - Griquas U19 vs Valke U19
GWK Park, Kimberley
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs Sharks U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:00 - Griquas U21 vs Valke U21
GWK Park, Kimberley
Absa Under 19 Competition
12:15 - Boland U19 vs Pumas U19
Boland Stadium, Wellington
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:30 - Leopards U21 vs Sharks U21
Profert Olen Park, Potch

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