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Valke counter Leopards second half comeback to get first win in Craven Week


The first half blitz from the Vlake was too much even for the Leopards second half comeback as they beat them 43-24.

The Valke was in control of the match form the start putting huge pressure on the Leopards as they played most of the game in the Leopards half.

They got their first try early on when Odendaal went over which was not converted but they extended the lead with a penalty.

The second try came from a lineout drive when Du Plessis got over the line before Odendaal showed some great speed to send his captain Enslin over for their third try.

This gave the Valke a 22-0 lead after 28 minutes of the first half.

The Leopards did came back at the Valke and had a great opportunity to score their first points but a knock on close to the Valke line stop their progress.

Kotze showed his peed when he ran around the Leopards defence to get over the line for another great try.

The Leopards got their first try first up in the second half keeping the ball in hand and putting good pressure on the Valke.

It was Meintjies who got over the line to reduce the lead to 29-7.

The Leopards kept the pressure on the Valke and were playing in-your-face rugby which again open it up for Oosthuizen to get over for their second try of the match.

Nchocho was next over for the Leopards after the Valke got a yellow card for a high tackle. Nchocho was at the end of the perfect drive from the lineout to take the score to 29-19 after 52 minutes.

It was just brilliant hands from the Leopards as they scored their 4 try of the match. It was a team try but Oostehuizen who was at the end of it all.

The Valke lead was now only 29-24 after 56 minutes.

Enslin then did some magic after he picked up a loose ball which he kicked ahead which he picked up to score his second try of the match.

This gave the Valke some breathing space with a lead of 36-24.

Enslin got his hat-trick at the end of the match to seal the match 43-24 for a comprehensive win over the Leopards.

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