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USA beat SA Under-20 Women in IRB Nations Cup
July 15, 2013
The SA Women’s Under-20 team suffered their first defeat in the IRB Nations Cup in London as they went down 42-5 against the USA in their second pool match at Trent College, Long Eaton on Sunday night.

This followed a spirited 24-22 victory against hosts England in their opening match last Thursday.

The USA completely dominated the first half thanks to their effectiveness at the breakdowns and their ability to capitalise on their try-scoring opportunities.

The fact that SA were reduced to 14 women for 20 minutes of the first half also assisted their cause.

No8 Faith Tshauke was sin-binned in the first 10 minutes for an early tackle with centre Ezryn Van Aswegen following for a deliberate knock-down later in the half.

With the momentum and numbers favouring the USA they reaped the rewards with three tries to add to centre Amelia Bizer’s early penalty for a convincing 22-0 lead.

South Africa, however, came out fighting in the second half and replied with a well-worked try by centre Ntombifuthi Sibiloane.

But this proved to be their only points of the match as the USA again took control of proceedings. This fine form earned them another three second-half tries which increased their tally for the match to six.

In the other round-robin match Canada thumped England 43-15 to hand the home side their second defeat in as many matches.

SA will meet Canada in their final pool match on Wednesday, with the third and fourth place playoff and the final respectively set to take place on Sunday.

MATCH CENTRE
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Absa Currie Cup First Division
Friday, August 29 2014
18:00 - Border Bulldogs vs Valke
BCM Stadium, East London
19:00 - SWD Eagles vs Leopards
Outeniqua Park, George
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
LIVE SCORING 19:10 - Steval Pumas vs Cell C Sharks
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, August 30 2014
10:30 - Griquas U19 vs Valke U19
GWK Park, Kimberley
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs Sharks U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:00 - Griquas U21 vs Valke U21
GWK Park, Kimberley
Absa Under 19 Competition
12:15 - Boland U19 vs Pumas U19
Boland Stadium, Wellington
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:30 - Leopards U21 vs Sharks U21
Profert Olen Park, Potch
Absa Under 19 Competition
13:00 - Blue Bulls U19 vs WP U19
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
13:00 - Free State U19 vs Golden Lions U19
Old Greys Rugby Field, Bloemfontein

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