Boland, Free State and the Valke on Tuesday continued their winning ways at the Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN) Week at the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies) in Pretoria to remain the only unbeaten teams in the tournament.
Boland, who took top honours at the 2015 edition of the tournament, registered a morale-boosting 20-11 victory against Western Province in the final match of the day on Tuesday.
Boland trailed 8-7 at the break, but they produced a fine second half performance to defeat their Western Cape neighbours in what proved to be a rematch of last year’s final match.
The Valke, meanwhile, defeated the Golden Lions Extraordinary Education team 41-12, while the Free State scored seven tries to two by the Leopards for their 41-17 win.
The second day’s action proved to be good for hosts, the Blue Bulls, who bounced back from their 43-8 round-one defeat against Boland to beat Gauteng neighbours, the Golden Lions, 34-17.
The Eastern Cape, Pumas and Griffons also bounced back strongly on Tuesday after a disappointing opening day, with the Eastern Cape defeating SWD 32-25, while the Pumas registered a convincing 31-10 victory against KwaZulu-Natal and the Griffons beat the Blue Bulls Extraordinary Education team 22-14.
The teams will have Wednesday off to rest and recover, with the final round of matches being played on Thursday.
LSEN Week day two results (Tuesday, 28 June):
SWD 25 – 32 Eastern Cape (17-7)
Blue Bulls 34 – 17 Golden Lions (17-5)
Pumas 31 – 10 KZN (31-5)
Griffons 22 – 14 Blue Bulls EE (5-5)
Free State 41 – 17 Leopards (5-17)
Golden Lions EE 12 – 41 Valke (29-0)
Boland 20 – 11 Western Province (7-8)