In the National Girls U18 tournament, Border edged the Western Province 15-10 to emerge as the top team in the tournament at the Northern Cape High School in Kimberley.
Border opened up their campaign with a victories against the Blue Bulls and Eastern Province to book their place in the final match against Western Province, while the Cape side came out tops against Eastern Province and Boland before taking on Border.
The final match was close, but Border managed to build on the success of their senior team as they held their nerve to secure the victory.
Interestingly, Zimbabwe and the Pumas, who entered the final round unbeaten, both went down in their closing matches, with Eastern Province defeating Zimbabwe 10-5, while SWD defeated the Pumas 19-5.
In the other matches, Free State overpowered the Valke 40-0, Griquas defeated KwaZulu-Natal 17-5, the Leopards registered a convincing 48-7 win against the Griffons, the Blue Bulls pipped Boland 15-12 and the Golden Lions beat the Limpopo Blue Bulls 15-12.
National Girls U18 Week final round results (Friday, 8 July):
SWD 19 – 5 Pumas
Valke 0 – 40 Free State
Griquas 17 – 5 KZN
Leopards 48 – 7 Griffons
Boland 12 – 15 Blue Bulls
Limpopo Blue Bulls 12 – 15 Golden Lions
Zimbabwe 5 – 10 Eastern Province
Western Province 10 – 15 Border