Stadio Craven Week – Day 4 Fixtures, Scores And Match Reports


Western Province 37-24 Free State
Western Province overcame a spirited Free State side in the final match of the U18 Stadio Craven Week. Western Province had a 1-point lead at the halftime break. The match was in the balance until late in the second half when winger Freek de Kock scored in the corner and extended WP’s lead to 13 points. Siyabonga Kenny touched down in the 64th minute to give Free State hope of a comeback, until a late try by replacement Torren February sealed a 37-24 win for the Cape side. Western Province is now unbeaten for fifteen matches in a row.

Western Province: Tries: Adeeb Boraine, Freek De Kock, Samuel Badenhorst, Quintin Potgieter, Torren February. Conversions: Yaqeen Ahmed (3). Penalties: Yaqeen Ahmed (2).
Free State: Tries: Liam Van Wyk, Siybonga Kenny, Ethan Adams. Conversions: Heinz Stockenstrom (3). Penalty: Heinz Stockenstrom.

Boland 35-27 Eastern Province

Blue Bulls 19-26 Sharks

Border 26-10 Griffons

Golden Lions 45-40 SWD

Valke 30-24 Griquas
The Valke lead for most of the match, leading 20-17 at the halftime break. A red card was shown to the Valke after forty-eight minutes of play practically ending the Valke's hope of a win, although a yellow card to the Griquas with seven minutes to play resulted in the Valke launching wave after wave of attacks was a little too late. The 30-24 loss by the Valke was their first of the 2024 Stadio Craven Week.

Valke: Tries: Danre Pike (2), Duwan Potgieter, Zaide Rippenaar, Tyron Hand. Conversion: Kayle Venter. Penalty: Kayle Venter.
Griquas: Tries: De Wet Du Plooy, Gregan Jansen (3). Conversions: Sylvester Hoffman (2).

WP XV 22-27 Pumas
The WP XV dominated the early action in the opening action on the A Field against the Pumas and led 17-03 after they scored three unanswered tries in the first half. However, the unbeaten Pumas clawed their way back into the match in the second half, scoring four tries to the one of WP XV to go home unbeaten at the 2024 Stadio Craven Week with a great 27-22 win.

Western Province XV: Tries: Jayden Joubert, Rj Davids, Ashwin Swarts, Dante Christians. Conversion: David Simon.
Pumas: Tries: Franko Rossouw, Vaughn Van Zyl, Ryan Erasmus, Kefilwe Phamotse. Conversions: Mattew Abbey (2). Penalty: Mattew Abbey.

Leopard 43-39 Limpopo Blue Bulls
It was an exciting start to the final day of action at the Stadio Craven Week as the Limpopo Bulls made a good start leading 17-12 at the halftime break. Unfortunately for the Limpopo Bulls, the Leopards won the ding-dong battle at the end, sending the Limopo Bulls home without a win for 2024.

Leopards: Tries: Junior Kuhn, Pedrie Human (2), Francois Dumond, Jordan Rathebe, David Ndala, KG Legodi. Conversions: Lorenzo Snyers (2), Chris Dennis (2).
Limpopo Bulls: Tries: Chifu Banda, Aza Mabe, Divan Brown, Clementino Bowers, Hanno Van Zyl. Conversions: Byron Hendricks (3). Penalty: Byron Hendricks.