Stadio Craven Week – Fixtures, Scores And Match Reports Of Day 3


Boland and Western Province extended their respective winning streaks while the Sharks and Valke claimed victories on the third day of the U18 Stadio Craven Week at Hoërskool Monument in Krugersdorp.

DHL Western Province 66-14 Eastern Province

The Western Cape side will proceed to the final round on Saturday with the opportunity to finish the U18 Stadio Craven Week unbeaten. In the final game of the day, WP proved too strong for their Eastern Cape counterparts in a convincing 66-14 victory. WP opened with 33 unanswered points before EP hit back with two converted tries of their own at the end of the first half. The Cape side regained control thereafter and finished the match with a total of 10 tries.

Western Province: Tries: Riley Norton, Caleb Engelbrecht (2), Freek De Kock, Xabiso Mkiva, Josh Neill (2), Markus Muller, Penalty Tries (2). Conversions: Yaqeen Ahmed (2), Viaan Mentoor (4).
Eastern Province: Tries: Ike Ukekwe, Tapiwe Zhanda. Conversions: Caleb Friskin (2).

SWD 19-28 Sharks
SWD surprised all in the first half, scoring two tries to one of the Sharks to lead 16-07 at the halftime break. We will never know what was said during the halftime break, however, it worked and the Sharks came out firing and scoring three tries to cruise to a 28-19 win.

SWD: Tries: Henro Kuhn, Gareth Maree. Penalties: Elgernon Meyer (3)
Sharks: Tries: Martin Jnr Van Wyngaardt (2), Sibusiso Mahlangu, Zekhethelo Siyaya. Conversions: Luke Davidson (4).

Boland 34-20 Border
The first half was close with Boland leading 19-17 at the halftime break. Unfortunately for Border, they "lost" two players with yellow cards at critical stages of the second half. Boland added fifteen minutes to the three added by Border in the second half

Boland: Tries: Mj Van Der Westhuizen, Llewellyn Fransman, Luan Giliomee, Bernedict George, Philip Du Plessis. Conversions: Luan Giliomee (3). Penalty: Luan Giliomee.
Border: Tries: Jed Stone, Mveli Mqulo. Conversions: Ryan Denston (2). Penalties: Ryan Denston, Landile Gidi.

Valke 36-26 Leopards
The backs of the Valke impressed during the first half of the match and scored three of their first four tries to lead 24-14 at the halftime break. The Leopards made six replacements within the first two minutes of the start of the second half and clawed their way back into the match, unfortunately, the lead the Valke established in the first half was adequate to secure their first win of the Stadio U18 Craven Week.

Valke: Tries: Lesego Moitse, Zandre Naude, Alec Mohlala, Khaya Radebe, TK Ngobese (2). Conversions: Sinenhlanhla Ndlovu (3).
Leopards: Tries: Francois Dumond, Gj Steenberg, Chris Dennis, David Ndala. Conversions: Chris Dennis (3).