Girls Youth Week – EP And Bulls Share Spoils In U16 Girls Week Finale


Boland, Western Province and the Sharks extended their respective winning streaks, while Eastern Province drew with the Blue Bulls on the second day of the U16 Girls Week staged at Jeppe High School on Thursday.

WP proved too strong for Free State, scoring 14 tries in an emphatic 88-0 victory. Winger Tamryn Booysen scored a hat-trick to help the Cape side finish the tournament unbeaten.

Boland also claimed their second win of the week when they beat SWD 13-0. The Sharks produced a superior second-half performance to down the Pumas 22-12.

The final game on the Jeppe A Field was a low-scoring contest, with the Bulls leading 7-5 at the break.

Bulls flyhalf Jordine Jonkers added a penalty goal while EP scored another unconverted try in the second stanza, and the game eventually ended in a 10-10 stalemate.

U16 results (Thursday 4 July):
Border 13 (10) Limpopo Blue Bulls 12 (12)
Griquas 5 (5) Griffons 10 (5)
Border CD 14 (7) Valke 15 (5)
Golden Lions 47 (26) Leopards 0 (0)
Free State 0 (0) WP 88 (52)
Pumas 12 (5) Sharks 22 (5)
EP 10 (5) Blue Bulls 10 (7)
SWD 0 (0) Boland 13 (6)

The final stage of the U18 tournament takes place at Jeppe High School on Friday, with the first round of matches starting at 08h00. EP will face the Golden Lions in the final match at 14h00 on the A Field, while the match between WP and Border will kick off at the same time on the B Field.

U18 fixtures (Friday 5 July):
08h00: Free State v Leopards, B Field
08h00: Griquas v Valke, A Field
09h30: Griffons v Limpopo Blue Bulls, B Field
09h30: Boland v SWD, A Field
11h00: Zimbabwe v Blue Bulls, B Field
11h00: Sharks v Pumas, A Field
12h30: WP v Border, B Field
14h00: EP v Golden Lions, A Field