Eastern Province and Western Province last week stamped their authority as the top teams in the SARU Girls Under-16 Interprovincial Series in Durban as they advanced through the competition unbeaten.
The tournament, which featured 16 teams participating in three rounds of matches last Monday, Wednesday and Friday respectively, was hosted at Glenwood High in Durban.
Eastern Province started their campaign with an encouraging 15-0 victory against the Blue Bulls and built on this form as the series progressed to secure a 29-0 victory against the Leopards and a 20-0 victory against SWD respectively. While their attack was impressive, their defence was particularly outstanding as they did not concede a single point during the tournament.
Western Province had an equally satisfying tournament as they cruised to a 29-5 victory against Border Country Districts in their opening match and supported this with a 31-5 win against SWD and a 26-19 victory against Border.
With the objective of the tournament being to grow women's rugby and to develop players for senior provincial and national rugby, the tournament is similar to the Coca-Cola Youth Weeks as no official winner is named at the end of the competition.
Hosts Kwazulu-Natal, the Limpopo Blue Bulls, Boland and Border also delivered promising performances in the tournament as they each won two of their three matches, some of which were by convincing margins.
SARU girls Under-16 Interprovincial Series results:
Border 27 - 5 Limpopo Blue Bulls
Western Province 29 - 5 Border CD
Free State 7 - 12 Leopards
Eastern Province 15 - 0 Blue Bulls
Boland 10 - 5 Golden Lions
SWD 76 - 0 KwaZulu-Natal XV
Pumas 12 - 7 Griffons
KZN 12 - 5 Griquas
Eastern Province 29 - 0 Leopards
Blue Bulls 49 - 0 KZN XV
Boland 12 - 10 Pumas
Griffons 51 - 5 Free State
Border 45 - 0 KZN
Border CD 20 - 7 Golden Lions
Western Province 31 - 5 SWD
Griquas 12 -14 Limpopo Blue Bulls
Griffons 7 - 7 Border CD
KZN XV 5 - 12 Free State
Pumas 5 - 22 Leopards
Griquas 17 - 3 Blue Bulls
KZN 20 - 0 Boland
Limpopo Blue Bulls 31 - 0 Golden Lions
SWD 0 - 20 Eastern Province
Western Province 26 - 19 Border