Women’s race wide open for semi-final spots
August 25, 2011
The race is on for the four semi-final positions in the A-section as the women’s inter-provincial series reaches its final round this weekend.

Six out of the 10 teams in the A-section can realistically still make the semi-finals. In Group 1, the Blue Bulls, Eastern Province and Western Province lead the charge, while SWD, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State are still in with a shout in Group 2.

In the final round of fixtures, EP and KZN have a bye, having already completed their matches, while WP host the Blue Bulls and SWD play at home against Free State, making for two very interesting matches.

Judging by log position, SWD and the Blue Bulls must be considered as favourites, as they are the only two unbeaten teams left in the competition and top the log with a full house of 15 points.

EP and KZN also have 15 points and will be watching the last weekend with interest to see if they will qualify. WP and Free State have 10 points each.

The other four teams in the A-section are Border, who have not performed to their full potential considering the large pool of players available to them, the Golden Lions, Boland and the Griffons.

The B-section is made up of the Valke, who top the log on 10 points, the Pumas (5), Leopards (5) and Griquas (0).

The semi-finals will be played on 3 September and the final a week later, on 10 September.

This weekend’s fixtures are (all Sat 27 Aug):

11:15: Griquas vs Leopards - GWK Park, Kimberley
11:30: Griffons vs Boland - North West Stadium, Welkom
12:10: Falcons vs Pumas - Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
14:00: SWD vs Free State - Outeniqua Park, George
14:45: Western Province vs Blue Bull - NNK Rugby Club, Parow
16:00: Border vs Goldern Lions - BCM Stadium, East London

Tuesday, April 21 2015
18:30 - Varsity Cup XV vs South Africa U/20
Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
Vodacom Super Rugby
Friday, April 24 2015
09:35 - Chiefs vs Force
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
11:55 - Brumbies vs Highlanders
GIO Stadium, Canberra
Vodacom Cup
19:00 - Pumas vs Valke
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
19:00 - Border vs Free State XV
BCM Stadium, East London
Vodacom Super Rugby
Saturday, April 25 2015
09:35 - Crusaders vs Blues
AMI Stadium, Addington, Christchurch
11:55 - Waratahs vs Rebels
Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Vodacom Cup
14:30 - Golden Lions vs Leopards XV
Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
15:00 - Griffons vs Limpopo Blue Bulls
HT Pelatona Projects Stadium, Welkom
15:00 - EP Kings vs SWD Eagles
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE

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