The top teams started to show there worth in round 2 fo this years SuperSport Rugby Challenge.
ROUND 2 SUMMARY:
Western Province kept followed up the win last week over SWD with another good win over the Border Bulldogs on Saturday with 48-24.
They grabbed another bonus point win but easy it surely was not.
WP got a well balanced side this year and they looked like a team that is well coached as well. Number 10 Abner van Reenen looks like a goo player and he has a boot to compliment his play as well.
He knocked over six conversions and two penalties in the match.
Province went into an early lead but Border fought back to go into the break only 13-7 behind.
Border scored three tries against the visitors six tries.
With this win Province took the early lead in the south pool.
Border Bulldogs – Tries: Billy Dutton, Lonwabo Ntleki, Penalty Try. Conversions: Aphiwe Stemele (2). Penalty: Aphiwe Stemele.
DHL Western Province – Tries: Nico Leonard, Chad Solomon (2), Marco Redelinghuys, Cornel Smit, Craig Barry. Conversions: Abner van Reenen (6). Penalties: Abner van Reenen (2).
Boland scored an impressive 21-10 win over the Free State XV on Saturday although they were kept scoreless in the second half.
They came out firing in that first half getting their first try with Ludick.
They further extend their lead with tries form Tapiwa Tsomondo and Michaine Fick.
Free State only got some points late in the game when Venter got their first try of the match.
Although Boland got a yellow card, they did well to keep Free State out but Ulengo did score a late try for the final score of 21-10.
Boland Cavaliers – Tries: Adriaan Ludick, Tapiwa Tsomondo, Michaine Fick. Conversions: Garrick Mattheus (3).
Toyota Free State XV – Tries: Jamba Ulengo, Boan Venter.
Griquas had to work hard for their win over the Griffons on Saturday but came away with a 35-26 win in Welkom.
With the win they held on to their number one spot in the north pool.
Griquas got their four try bonus point in the first half with tries from Wendal Wehr, Andre Swarts, Anthony Volminck and AJ le Roux
The Griffons got four penalties over in that first half.
After the break the home side came out fighting with tries by Juries and Stannard which gave them the lead.
Griquas responded with two penalties and a late try by Mkhafu to claim an away vistory.
Down Touch Griffons – Tries: Jaywinn Juries, Neill Stannard. Conversions: Juries (2). Penalties: Juries (4).
Tafel Lager Griquas – Tries: Wendal Wehr, Andre Swarts, Anthony Volminck, AJ le Roux, Kwezi Mkhafu. Conversions: George Whitehead (2). Penalties: Whitehead (2).
It was a late try from Palvie that secured a 26-19 win over the Valke for the Pumas on Saturday.
Griquas secured a bonus point win scoring their four tries through Devon Williams, Jeandre Rudolph and Palvie.
The Valke scored three tries through Marco Klopper, Anrich Richter and Coert Cronje.
They atleast got a losing bonus point for their effort.
Valke – Tries: Marco Klopper, Anrich Richter, Coert Cronje. Conversions: Richter (2).
iSG Pumas – Tries: Devon Williams (2), Jeandre Rudolph, Marco Palvie. Conversions: Chris Smith (2), Kobus Marais.
The EP Elephants scored an impressive bonus point win over the Eagles on Saturday running in nine tries.
They will want to sharpen up on their defence after the visitors got 5 tries passed them on the day.
They were dominate in that first half going into the break with a 33-7 lead.
SWD only got on the board in the 37th minute to make . the halftime score 33-7 for the Elephants.
SWD scored first in the second half through Snel but the home side hit back straight away with few tries.
At the end EP was just to good for the Eagles taking a well earned bonus point win.
EP Elephants – Tries: Mike Botha, Luvuyo Pupuma, Richmond Gora (2), Rynardt van Wyk, Mhlali Mpafi, Oliver Zono, Diego Williams, Meli Rokoua. Conversions: Oliver Zono (6), Ntabeni Dukisa.
SWD Eagles – Tries: Ganfried May, Dillin Snel, Vuyo Mboto, Marquit September (2). Conversions: Gerhard Nortier, Divan Nel (2).
The Golden Lions have started well this season with their new coach Sean Erasmus recording their second win this weekend.
They dominated proceedings against the Leopards beating them 55-27.
The Lions had Jo-Hanko de Villiers and Madosh Tambwe both scored hat-tricks for the Lions on the day as they eight tries past the home side.
The Lions was as hot as the heat on the field with the Leopards manage a four try bonus point themselves.
Leopards – Tries: Marius Stander, Johan Retief, Chriswill September, Eugene Hare. Conversions: Lincoln Daniels (2). Penalty: Daniels.
Xerox Golden Lions XV – Tries: Jo-Hanko de Villiers (3), Madosh Tambwe (3), PJ Botha, Ulrich Maritz. Conversions: Jeanluc Cilliers (6). Penalty: Cilliers.
The Cell C Sharks got their first win of the tournament when they beat Zimbabwe 36-14 on Saturday
The Sharks came out firing scoring three tries in the first half with Zimbabwe unable to trouble the scoreboard.
They got three more tries in the second half to secure a bonus point win away from home.
The tries came from Murray Koster who scored twice while Adam Mountford, Lunga Ncube, Connor Botha and Kwanda Dimaza also crossed the whitewash.
Zimbabwe tries came from Bisele Tshamala, who scored both there tries.
Zimbabwe Academy – Tries: Bisele Tshamala (2); Conversions: Jeremiah Jaravaza, Hilton Mudariki.
Cell C Sharks XV – Tries: Murray Koster (2), Adam Mountford, Lunga Ncube, Connor Botha, Kwanda Dimaza; Conversions: Rhyno Smith (3).