Free State, southern sides continue to impress at Grant Khomo Week

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  • Post published:June 28, 2023

Free State, Eastern Province and both Western Province teams remain unbeaten after Day Two of the Grant Khomo Week at Hoër Landbouskool Boland in the Western Cape.

Eastern Province dominated the U16 Eastern Cape derby against Border on Tuesday, scoring four tries in their 34-17 victory. Fullback Damien Witbooi contributed a brace to the winners’ cause.

After beating the Free State XV 50-3 on Day One, the Western Province XV claimed a resounding 38-7 win against the Pumas on Day Two. Later, Western Province scored four tries in their 25-18 victory over the Blue Bulls.

Free State and the Golden Lions enjoyed a fierce-first half battle, before the boys from Bloemfontein scored two tries in the second stanza to emerge with a 23-9 win.

Meanwhile, Namibia scored seven tries in their 45-19 win against Border Country Districts to maintain their own unbeaten record.

The Grant Khomo Week will continue from 08h30 on Thursday, with South Western Districts facing the Pumas on the A field, the Limpopo Blue Bulls tackling Zimbabwe on the B field, and Border Country Districts fronting the Free State XV on the C field. Western Province and Free State will play the final match on the A-field.

U16 Grant Khomo Week Results – Day Two:

Boland 30 (10), Leopards 25 (15)

Zimbabwe 24 (12), Free State XV 21 (14)

Border 17 (0), Eastern Province 34 (31)

Namibia 45 (19), Border Country Districts 19 (0)

Western Province XV 38 (24), Pumas 7 (0)

Griffons 17 (12), Limpopo Blue Bulls 20 (5)

South Western Districts 12 (5), Sharks 19 (7)

Valke 5 (0), Griquas 10 (10)

Free State 23 (6), Golden Lions 9 (3)

Western Province 25 (7), Blue Bulls 18 (15)

Day Three Fixtures:

08h30: South Western Districts v Pumas, A Field

08h30: Limpopo Blue Bulls v Zimbabwe, B Field

08h30: Border Country Districts v Free State XV, C Field

09h50: Boland v Eastern Province, A Field

09h50: Griquas v Namibia, B Field

09h50: Griffons v Valke, C Field

11h10: Western Province XV v Sharks, A Field

11h10: Leopards v Border, B Field

12h30: Blue Bulls v Golden Lions, A Field

13h50: Western Province v Free State, A Field

Issued by SA Rugby Communications