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SA Rugby U18 Craven Week – Boland take win over Valke


It was a great comeback from the Valke but Boland were able to take the win 36-31 in game 2 on Wednesday.

The first few minutes both sides showed some of their talent trying to get pass each others defence.

It was Jansen from Boland who eventually put the flaps down and speed away for the first try of the match.

This gave Boland the early lead of 7-0 after 14 minutes.

The Valke hit back immediately with a try from Kotze sprinting down the line showing his blistering speed.

The conversion was not over which left them trailing 7-5.

Wynand Du Plessis where put into space as the big man sprinted to the line for his try as Boland hit back again.

The Valke did not stand back for Boland as they were quick to get back into the Boland twenty two, putting on the pressure, but Boland defence was brilliant to keep them out.

A late penalty extended Boland lead to 17-5 at halftime.

A poor kick from the Valke ended up in Hansen running through the defence from the Valke to score another for Boland. It was the perfect start for Boland in the second half stretching the lead to 24-5.

Boland did not take long before Engelbrecht also put his name to the try scorers on the day.

The Valke came back with a hard work try which was eventually scored by Enslin. This reduce the lead to 29-12.

Boland were back over the line of the Valke with Jansen that snipped through the defence again.

The Valke came back again with another one from Enslin to make the scoreboard ticking over for the Valke this time. The Valke soon was over the line again when Potgieter got over for his try.

The try came from some great work by the forwards as they close the lead to 36-24.

The Valke had the last say when Enslin scored hist hat-trick in the final minuet of the match from a solid scrum.

This made the final score Boland 36 Valke 31

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