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KZN looks sharp at interprovincial sevens
November 03, 2012
Yet another rugby team from KwaZulu-Natal looks set to reach a major final after The Sharks Sevens team established themselves as favourites for the SARU Interprovincial Tournament after the first day of matches played at Loftus in Pretoria.

Bolstered by the Blitzbokke Sibu Sithole, Tera Mthembu and Milo Nqoro and with Rosco Speckman, Gouws Prinsloo and Shanon Rick in impressive form, the Durban team finished day one unbeaten after three wins. Judging from their powerful performances on Friday, it would seem that a special effort will be required to prevent coach Roelof Kotze's side from lifting the coveted Cup on Saturday.

The KZN team beat the Leopards 21-12, Griquas 45-0 and Limpopo 38-0 to qualify for tomorrow’s quarter finals.

But the dreaded “Day Two syndrome” has shattered many a Sevens team’s aspirations in the past and the Durbanites' biggest threat could come from an unlikely opponent, the Valke. The Red Devils fielded an impressive Under-18 team in the recent @lantic Interprovincial Schools tournament in Pretoria and they are always a major force in Sevens.

Friday’s action produced several highlights but the overall quality of play must be praised, with numerous players showing they deserve to be tested at a higher level.

Shimlas-flanker Teboho Mohoje scored a hat-trick of tries for the Free State Cheetahs in their 33-21 victory over Eastern Province. His performance was a display of explosive power and skill and another good show tomorrow might just catch the eye of the Springbok Sevens selectors.

In the Women’s competition hosts the Blue Bulls and KZN looked the strongest teams. Both sides topped their respective groups with three comprehensive victories.

On Saturday the action continues with the first matches set to kick off at 09h00 and the Cup finals from 13h34.

Day 1 Results:

Men’s competition:

Golden Lions 35, Pumas 21; Leopards 33, Limpopo 0; Valke 17, Blue Bulls 0; Free State 21, Boland 19; Golden Lions 19, WP 14; KZN 21, Leopards 12; Blue Bulls 14, Border 10; Free State 33, EP 21; Griffons 19, Golden Lions 14; Griquas 17, Leopards 14; Lowveld 29, Blue Bulls 28; Free State 24, SWD 14; WP 21, Griffons 7; KZN 45, Griquas 0; Lowveld 17, Border 0; SWD 24, EP 10; Pumas 35, Griffons 7; Griquas 28, Limpopo 0; Valke 26, Lowveld 19; Boland 24, SWD 0; WP 38, Pumas 14; KZN 38, Limpopo 0; Border 19, Valke 19; EP 36, Boland 12.

Women’s competition:

Border 14, Pumas 5; Boland 32, Leopards 0; Griffons 19, Boland 14; SWD19, Free State 5; Border 35, Leopards 0; WP 42, SWD 0; Griffons 7, Pumas 0; Free State 47, Limpopo 12; Border B 40, Limpopo 0; Leopards 19, Pumas 15; Boland 40, Pumas 0; WP 50, Limpopo 0; Border 12, Griffons 12; EP 33, Valke 0; Griffons 19, Leopards 5; Border 24, Boland 7; WP 19, Free State 7; Border B 12, SWD 12; Blue Bulls 54, SANDF 0; Golden Lions 41, Correctional Services 0; EP 41, SANDF 0; KZN 38, Golden Lions 10; Blue Bulls 40, Valke 0; Griquas 60, Correctional Services 0; Blue Bulls 40, EP 5; KZN 59, Correctional Services 0; SANDF 17, Valke 5; Golden Lions 24, Griquas 7; Border B 17, Free State 5; KZN 31, Griquas 0; WP 35, Border B 0; SWD 36, Limpopo 0.

Saturday’s draw:

Loftus B-field: Men: 09:00: Golden Lions vs. KZN; 09:40: Lowveld vs. Free State; 10:20: Griffons vs. Limpopo; 11:00: Blue Bulls vs. SWD. Women: 09:20: Griffons vs. Blue Bulls; 10:00: Border B vs. KZN; 10:40: Boland vs. Valke; 11:20: SWD vs. Correctional Services.

C-field: Men: 09:00: WP vs. Griquas; 09:40: Valke vs. EP; 10:20: Pumas vs. Leopards; 11:00: Border vs. Boland. Women: 09:20: Border vs. EP; 10:00: WP vs. Golden Lions; 10:40: Leopards vs. SANDF; 11:20: Limpopo vs. Griquas.

Cup Finals: Women: 13:45.

Men: 14:10.

Prize ceremonies: 14:45.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Friday, September 19 2014
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
11:20 - Valke U19 vs Griffons U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park

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