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Women’s Interprovincial series gains momentum
July 18, 2013
The tempo of the Women’s Interprovincial series will rise a notch on Saturday as some teams look to build on their impressive form two weeks ago while other sides attempt to start their campaigns on a high.

A number of teams, including Border, EP, WP and the Blue Bulls, however will have their depth tested as the senior national players will not be available for selection in the build-up to next month’s senior IRB Nations Cup in the USA.

Defending champions Western Province will meet the Blue Bulls in a repeat of last year’s final at Loftus Versfeld in one of the main matches on Saturday, with the other eagerly anticipated clash being between EP and Border at the Zwide Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

In Pretoria, the Blue Bulls will be determined to bounce back from their shock defeat against Border in the opening round. But they will have to improve their lineouts, breakdown play and scrums, in particular, to achieve this after struggling in those departments in their opening game.

Western Province, meanwhile, will be forced to hit the ground running despite the absence of a handful of star players to start their campaign on a high, as the Bulls will rely on their match fitness to make their presence felt.

The clash in Port Elizabeth should be equally thrilling as EP and Border come off morale-boosting victories and will enter the clash high on confidence.

The forward battle, in particular, is expected to be decisive as both teams pride themselves on their solid set pieces.

KwaZulu-Natal, meanwhile, will enter their clash against the Griffons as favourites following their impressive form against the Golden Lions, which earned them an emphatic 83-3 victory.

Given the Durban team’s ability to create try-scoring chances and round them off, the Griffons will be under pressure to tighten up their defence to avoid another heavy defeat.

In the other ‘A Division’ clash Free State host the Boland in Bloemfontein.

In the ‘B Division’ the Pumas take on Griquas in Nelspruit and the Leopards meet the Valke in Potchefstroom.

Women’s Interprovincial fixtures:

A Division: EP vs Border

Date: 20 July 2013
Venue: Zwide Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Time: 15h00

Blue Bulls vs Western Province

Date: 20 July 2013
Venue: Loftus Versfeld B Field, Pretoria
Time: 15h00

KZN vs Griffons

Date: 20 July 2013
Venue: Woodburg Stadium, Pietermaritzburg
Time: 15h00

Free State vs Boland

Date: 20 July 2013
Venue: Clive Solomon Stadium, Heidedal, Bloemfontein
Time: 15h00

B Division:

Leopards vs Valke

Date: 19 July 2013
Venue: Profert Olen Park, Potchefstroom

Pumas vs Griquas

Date: 20 July 2013
Venue: Lowveld High School, Nelspruit
Time: 13h00

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Friday, September 19 2014
15:00 - Golden Lions U19 vs Sharks U19
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - Xerox Golden Lions vs Steval Pumas
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Under 21 Competition
Saturday, September 20 2014
00:00 - Golden Lions U21 vs Sharks U21
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Under 19 Competition
00:00 - Pumas U19 vs Limpopo BB U19
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
00:00 - Border U19 vs Griquas U19
BCM Stadium, East London
00:00 - Valke U19 vs Griffons U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
00:00 - SWD U19 vs Boland U19
Outeniqua Park, George
Absa Under 21 Competition
00:00 - Pumas U21 vs Limpopo BB U21
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
00:00 - Valke U21 vs Griffons U21
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
00:00 - SWD U21 vs Boland U21
Outeniqua Park, George

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