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SA Rugby U18 Academy Week – Tries galore on Day 3

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The third day of the SA Rugby Academy Week was one that saw plenty of tries and huge scores dominated the day.

Only the Limpopo Blue Bulls, Pumas CD and DHL Western Province are still unbeaten so far this week.

The Limpopo Blue Bulls had a huge win over Western Province XV beating them 50-31 scoring seven tries in the process.

Province did not let the Bulls have all the fun as they put five tries over there tryline

A red card did Province no favours putting pressure on the side playing with only 14 players.

The Bulls had a brilliant first half leading the Cape side 36-7 at the break. Province need to get some credit in the way they came back at the Bulls.

Western Province was just too good for the Sharks in their match on Wednesday beating them 41-19 at the end.

It was a real good performance from the men from Cape Town scoring seven tries.

Dalvon Bradley Blood and Duran Rayn Koevort scored twice each for Province as they only let three tries through from the Sharks.

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WP went into the break with a 29-7 lead which shows the one-sided affair in that first 35 minutes.

The Sharks did try to get back into the game but Province was just too good on the day for them

The EP Elephants was just too good for the neighbouring Zimbabwe side when they beat them 43-19.

They had an impressive 31-12 lead at halftime as they dominated proceedings throughout the match.

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They scored sevens tries in the match and only let three tries through in the game.

Darrion Edwards got two tries for EP in the match.

The Pumas CD kept the good form in tack when they beat Eastern Province CD 41-12.

They had to get pass a difficult first half only leading EP 15-13 at the break.

They did found their form in the second half and were much better on attack getting to their six tries in the match.

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EP got three tries passed the Pumas but it was just not good on enough on the day.

Donovan Theart, who played scrumhalf for the Pumas CD team, proved to be a key figure, scoring a try, four conversions and a penalty goal for a rewarding 16 points.

Free State came back form being behind at halftime 19-17 to beat Boland 45-26 when the final whistle blew.

It was a great second half for the host as they ran in six tries with Franco Knoetze and Zane Bester each crossing the chalk twice.

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Boland tried hard to make their presence felt and earned four tries for their efforts, but the home side had too much firepower.

The Sharks CD got their first win of the week when they beat Border CD 40-5.

They gave us a very string performance against Border scoring three tries to the one of Border.

The first half was a tough old 35 minutes as the Sharks hand on to a 10-5 lead but kept the scoreboard ticking over with Ruan Muller playing a vital role as he converted all the tries and kicked two penalty goals and a drop goal for 15 points.

It was one of the more closer game when the Blue Bulls beat the Leopards 19-15.

Neither side gave an inch but at the end the Blue Bulls did enough to take the win.

The first half was hard and the Bulls had a slight lead going into the break.

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Blue Bulls centre Niel Beukes scored a brace and kicked two conversions, while Leopards flyhalf Stephan Van Niekerk scored all of his team’s points compliments of two tries, a conversion and penalty goal.

SA Rugby Academy Week Day Four fixtures:

08h00 – Namibia v Griquas (A Field)

08h00 – Thepa Trading Griffons CD v SA LSEN XV (B Field)

09h20 – Griquas CD v SA LSEN (B Field)

10h40 – Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions XV v Blue Bulls XV (B Field)

12h00 – Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions v SWD Eagles (B Field)

13h20 – Border v Thepa Trading Griffons (B Field)

14h40 – Valke v Phakisa Pumas (B Field)

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