NEWS ARTICLES
Province still unbeaten
Marco Botha
MWP
April 28, 2012

Western Province remained the only unbeaten side in this year’s Vodacom Cup after beating the Free State XV 42-31 (22-14) in Durbanville on Saturday.

It was a really hard-fought battle that Province only wrapped up three minutes before the end, when loose forward Rohan Kitshoff scored his third try.

Though Free State scored the first five pointer of the afternoon, Province had an early grip on the match. With seven minutes left before the break, the home side led 22-7 after tries by Damian de Allende, Rohan Kitshoff and Ghafoet Luckan.

Free State winger Marco Mason was then shown yellow for a dangerous tackle, but the Cape side struggled to play well against their 14-man opposition..

Free State scored twice in Mason’s absence and he himself scored when he got back on the field to give his side a lead of 28-22.

The visitors’ fullback Nico Scheepers kicked incredibly well – all three conversions were difficult ones.

A penalty and Kitshoff’s second try handed Province the lead again. But that was short lived – Scheepers slotted a tricky penalty soon after.

With just less than 10 minutes to go, Province lock Hilton Lobberts scored a try, diving over like a young Bob Skinstad. Lobberts had an immense afternoon carrying the ball strongly and tackling like a devil.

The visitors had a few opportunities to hit back in the final minutes and for the first time this season Province had trouble defending against a decent attacking unit.

An unforced error in Province’s 22, as well as a penalty, saw Province progress to Free State’s 22. A lineout and maul later, Kitshoff got his hat-trick to secure Province’s seventh consecutive victory this season.

SCORERS:

Western Province - Tries: Damian de Allende, Rohan Kitshoff (3), Ghafoet Luckan, Hilton Lobberts. Conversions: Demetri Catrakilis (3). Penalties: Catrakilis (2).

Free State - Tries: Riaan Smit, Inus Kritzinger, Robert van Schalkwyk, Marco Mason. Conversions: Nico Scheepers (4). Penalty: Scheepers.

MATCH CENTRE
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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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