The Blue Bulls on Tuesday recorded their second big win over Eastern Cape opposition as five teams, including arch-rivals Western Province, remained unbeaten after day two of the 41st Coca-Cola Under-13 Craven Week at Grey College in Bloemfontein.
Eastern Province, Griffons and Namibia recorded their first wins of the Week, but by far the biggest disappointment of the tournament so far have been hosts Free State, who followed up their 15-10 loss to SWD in the main game on Day 1 with a 26-12 defeat to KwaZulu-Natal in Tuesday's final match.
The Bulls followed up their 31-6 victory over EP on Monday with a 34-10 win against Border, while WP, Griquas, SWD and the Valke also made it two from two going into Thursday's third round.
It was a day for the eighthmen to shine, WP No 8 Zakareeyah Sallie going over for a hat-trick of tries in his side's 45-0 drubbing of the Leopards and Bulls counterpart Dylan Nysschen scoring three against Border to take his try tally for the Week to four.
WP were in particularly devastating form, their 36-5 win over the Pumas on Day 1 backed up by a complete performance against the team from North West, of which much was expected following their 56-0 victory over Zimbabwe on Monday.
The action now moves to the Free State Stadium for Thursday's third day, with the first of nine matches kicking off at 09h30.
Tuesday's Results – Day 2:
Lions (7) 7 – Try: Ezekiel Mabunda. Conversion: Henry Sinclair.
EP (0) 12 – Tries: Jordan Blewitt, Unan Tayt. Conversion: Waqar Solaan.
SWD (15) 15 – Tries: Ricaldo Steyn (2). Conversion: Pieter Uys. Penalty: Uys.
Pumas (7) 7 – Try: Juane Coetzee. Conversion: Trent Askew.
Griffons (14) 19 – Tries: David Kriel, Hendrik Janse van Rensburg, Stefan Diniso. Conversions: George Spershott (2).
Border CD 0
Griquas (10) 10 – Try: Matthew Lahoud. Conversion: Rikus Pretorius. Penalty: Pretorius.
Valke (8) 8 – Try: Carel Jordaan. Penalty: Lionel Ueckermann.
Boland (0) 7 – Try: Keagan Lee Whitten. Conversion: Whitten.
WP (26) 45 – Tries: Zakareeyah Sallie (3), Vian Fourie (2), Louwrens Kasselman, Jermaine Claasen. Conversions: Henry Chamberlain (5).
Zimbabwe (5) 5 – Try: Graham Curtis.
Namibia (12) 36 – Tries: Wynand Breytenbach (3), Warren Ludwig (2), Nico Horn. Conversions: Delron Brandt (3).
Blue Bulls (22) 34 – Tries: Nicky Janse van Rensburg, Johan Mulder, Dylan Nysschen (3), Charles Goedhals. Conversions: Goedhals, Werner Nel.
Border (5) 10 – Tries: B Xhala, I Smit.
Free State (0) 12 – Tries: Naudé Naudé, Janco van Heyningen. Conversion: Dillan Schultz.
KZN (21) 26 – Tries: Nicholas Kershaw, Sibahle Kuhlane (2), Willem Viljoen. Conversions: Jacobus Truter (3).
Monday's Results – Day 1:
Namibia 0-36 Griquas
Griffons 0-15 Boland
KZN 3-18 Valke
Zimbabwe 0-56 Leopards
EP 6-31 Blue Bulls
Lions 8-10 Border
WP 36-5 Pumas
Limpopo 14-12 Border CD
Free State 10-15 SWD
Thursday's Fixtures – Day 3 (all at Free State Stadium):
09h30 – Free State vs Zimbabwe
10h20 – Pumas vs Namibia
11h10 – Border CD vs Lions
12h00 – Border vs Leopards
12h50 – Griffons vs Limpopo
13h40 – Boland vs EP
14h30 – Griquas vs KZN
15h20 – Blue Bulls vs SWD
16h10 – WP vs Valke