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Blue Bulls, KZN looking strong in Absa Under-21 Cup
August 13, 2012
It was another win for the unbeaten KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend, but another defeat for the for the MTN Golden Lions mean they have now lost five in a row and are cellar dwellers in the Absa Under-21 Provincial Championship.

The Young Sharks shocked DHL Western Province at home, beating the Cape Town side 18-14 in a match that produced only one try. Wet and windy conditions at DHL Newlands prevented open rugby, but not for Fred Zeilinga, who punished the home side for their indiscretions in the match.

The Natal pivot kicked six penalties and only missed a drop goal attempt late in the first half.

WP fell behind early on and was forced into catch-up rugby all afternoon, something that proved too difficult for them considering the class of the visitors and the weather conditions.

The Toyota Free State was the latest team to pile misery on the MTN Golden Lions by beating them 32-27 at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The visitors jumped into a big lead by scoring three tries without reply and were leading 25-6 just before the break. National Under-20 lock Paul Willemse scored just before the whistle, but the Golden Lions still had all to do in the second half.

Two quick tries in succession, the second by Junior Boks scrumhalf Vian van der Watt closed the deficit, but a try by JJ de Klerk in the 60th minute secured the bonus point and win for the young Free Staters.

On Friday the Vodacom Blue Bulls responded brilliantly to some early pressure by the Leopards to register a convincing win. The home side were up 20-10 at the break, with a 95 meter try by Courtnall Skosan a particular highlight.

A brace of tries by Blue Bulls replacement centre Damian van Wyk just after the break extended their grip on the match and secure a 44-22 win.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, August 23 2014
11:00 - Blue Bulls U19 vs Leopards U19
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
SA Schools 2014
12:00 - SARU Academy XV vs Italy U18
Markotter Stadium, Paul Roos HS, Stellenbosch
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:40 - Blue Bulls U21 vs Leopards U21
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Absa Under 19 Competition
12:45 - WP U19 vs Golden Lions U19
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
2015 Community Cup Qualifying - Regional Play-Offs
13:00 - Free State 2 vs Griquas 2 (Upington)
GWK Park, Kimberley
Absa Under 19 Competition
13:30 - Valke U19 vs Limpopo BB U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
SA Schools 2014
14:00 - France U18 vs Wales U18
Markotter Stadium, Paul Roos HS, Stellenbosch
Absa Under 21 Competition
14:45 - WP U21 vs Golden Lions U21
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
15:00 - Vodacom Blue Bulls vs EP Kings
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Absa Under 21 Competition
15:00 - Valke U21 vs Limpopo BB U21
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park

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