NEWS ARTICLES
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, 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
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:30 - Leopards U21 vs Blue Bulls U21
Profert Olen Park, Potch
12:30 - EP Kings U21 vs Griquas U21
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
12:45 - WP U21 vs Border U21
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
12:45 - Valke U21 vs Griffons U21
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Absa Currie Cup First Division
13:00 - SWD Eagles vs Boland Cavaliers
Outeniqua Park, George
Absa Under 19 Competition
13:30 - Pumas U19 vs Limpopo BB U19
Kees Taljaard Stadium, Middelburg

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