Both finalists of the Absa Under-19 Provincial Championship in 2013 showed that they will be strong contenders again in 2014 by achieving convincing wins over the weekend.
The Vodacom Blue Bulls had too much fire power for the visiting Cell C Sharks in Pretoria, whilst DHL Western Province outclassed the Leopards in Cape Town, winning 39-12.
A summary of those matches are:
Vodacom Blue Bulls (Under-19) 33, Cell C Sharks (Under-19) 18.
The home side scored four tries to get a bonus point for their efforts. They had a 23-6 lead at the break.
Blue Bulls 33 (23). Tries: Duhan van der Merwe, Hanro Liebenberg, Jason Jenkins, Jurie Linde. Conversions: Dewald Human (2). Penalties: Human (3).
Sharks 18 (6). Tries: Jean-Luc du Preez, Malusi Cele. Conversion: Innocent Radebe. Penalties: Radebe (2).
DHL Western Province (Under-19) 39, Leopards (Under-19) 12.
The DHL Western Province Under-19 team stayed on their winning ways in Week Two of the Absa Under-19 Provincial Championship by beating Leopards 39-12 in Cape Town on Friday. Former SA Schools squad member Leolin Zas had too much gas for the visitors and scored a hat-trick of tries.
The home side had the City Park faithful on their feet from the early stages of the match and had a commanding 22-7 lead at the break already. The Leopards tries hard but were simply outclassed.
DHL Western Province 39 (22). Tries: Charlton Jonas, Jarryd Sage, Leolin Zas (3). Conversions: Ernst Stapelberg (4). Penalties: Stapelberg (2).
Leopards 12 (7). Tries: Lawrence Mabokela, Rudolph van Deventer. Conversion: Sydney du Plessis.