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SA Under-20 Women finish fourth in IRB Nations Cup
July 22, 2013
The SA Women’s Under-20 team finished their IRB Nations Cup campaign on a disappointing note on Sunday night as they suffered their third successive defeat after going down 27-3 against a charged up England side in London.

The defeat resulted in SA finishing the quadrangular tournament as the fourth placed team.

England and SA both battled in the tournament while the USA and Canada stamped their authority to progress to the final. England’s victory to close off their campaign, however, would have been welcomed on their home patch as they went down 24-22 to SA in their opening match.

Unfortunately for SA injuries to key players robbed the side of several stars, including captain Faith Tshauke, centre Ezryn van Aswegen and prop Lide Maqwelane, which resulted in coach Hennie Pieterse having to select the 22 remaining players from his initial 26-member squad for the clash.

Despite this SA showed their fighting spirit in the first half and limited England to a 10-0 lead, with fullback Chelsey Fuggle scoring the first try from a maul and lock Ellie Gattlin following later in the half after diving over the tryline from a lineout.

South African fullback Kirsten Conrad opened up the scoring for the visitors early in the second half with a tough penalty kick from 40m out.

But with the momentum on England’s side and the team high on confidence following their encouraging start, SA were found themselves defending for most of the second half.

England’s effective attack also resulted in SA making mistakes at crucial times, which paved the way for the home side to cross the tryline another three times in the second half for the convincing 27-3 win.

In the final, Canada outplayed the USA 27-3 to win the trophy for the first time.

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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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