The Golden Lions won the 2012 Northern Amateur Provincial tournament, played at Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom by beating the Leopards 38-29.
The final was a tightly contested one, with the Golden Lions leading the hosts 17-15 at the break.
The fitness of the winning side, along with the accurate boot of former Leopards flyhalf, Clayton Durand, proved to be the difference between the sides.
Golden Lions 38 (19). Tries: Kenneth du Plessis, Tyron Sorour, Rinus Bothma, Jason Fraser, Brent Crossley. Conversions: Clayton Durand (5). Penalty: Durand.
Leopards 29 (15). Tries: Gideon Blignaut, Lucian Cupido, Brits Niemand, Tershwin Raubenheimer. Penalties: SW Oosthuizen (2), Jean Tiedt.
In the plate final on Friday, Limpopo Blue Bulls beat the Leopards XV by 42-35.
The tournament was played on a knock-out basis with matches on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Lions 73, Pumas Lowveld 3
Valke 33, Pumas 31
Leopards 34, Limpopo Blue Bulls 31
Assupol Blue Bulls 56, Leopards XV 35
Leopards 31, Valke 24
Leopards XV 66, Pumas Lowveld 10
Limpopo Blue Bulls 27, Pumas 17
Assupol Blue Bulls 31, Lions 32
Friday – Plate final:
Limpopo Blue Bulls 42, Leopards XV 35