The 5th and final day of Craven Week 2010 ended on yet another high, with some big clashes and a main match that did not disappoint. The final match was a re-match of last year’s main match between Free State and Western Province.
Free State avenged last year’s 19-17 loss with a 42-21 win, spearheaded by fly-half Johan Goosen and much better discipline than their previous two matches. Goosen scored 22 of the Free State’s points in yet another classy performance.
Free State defended most of the first half but when they did get ball they made the most of their opportunities and scored three tries to the WP’s one. Free State led 22-11 at half-time.
The second half was just as exciting with both teams throwing the ball wide. There was also fierce contesting on the ground by both teams’ loose forwards. In the end little mistakes cost Western Province as they lost continuity and focus. Free State remained cool, calm and collected and scored every time they made their way into the WP’s 22. Final score 42-21.
Man of the Match: (#10) Johan Goosen from Free State.
Day 5 results and point scorers:
Border Country Districts 5 – 65 Leopards
Try: S Bidli
Tries: CH Badenhorst, D Visser, Z Lazenby, SM Monyaki, E Oosthuizen, CPF Marais, LP Strydom, DA Basson, EK Phalane, PJJG Bornman, BJ Swanepoel
Cons: Z Lazenby(4), ASJ de Wet
Namibia 21 – 30 Zimbabwe
Tries: N Karuuombe, G Lotter
Cons: A Plato
Tries: JJ Coles, IW Muza, JJ Pieters, B Viljoen
Conversions: CA van Rensburg (2)
Penalties: CA Van Rensburg (2)
Griffons 7 – 29 Griquas
Tries: JJ Cloete (2), CJ Cohn, JJ du Plessis.
Cons: JJ du Plessis (3)
Penalty: JJ Du Plessis.
Try: BJ Parks.
Cons: R Venter.
Blue Bulls 38 – 15 Valke
Tries: B Botha, J Forwood, MM Smit, RA Collins, R van Rooyen(2)
Cons: A Jantjies (4)
Pen: R Barnard (5)
Eastern Province 34 – 20 Border
Tries: DHN Adams, FJ Grobler (2), J Benn, LM du Toit
Cons: FJ Botha (2), SE Gates
Pen: FJ Botha
Tries: D Hammond, J Meyer
Cons: B Kobese (2)
Pens: B Kobese (2)
Lions 28 – 11 Pumas
Tries: A Liebenberg, D Schmidt, FCF Booysen
Cons: D Schmidt (2)
Pens: D Schmidt (3)
Try: HJ Haasbroek
Pens: CR Swart (2)
South Western Districts 20 – 26 Limpopo Blue Bulls
Tries: P Williams, S Mahuza
Cons: HC Rust (2)
Pen: HC Rust (2)
Tries: H van Wyk, KS Mahlo
Cons: L van Zyl (2)
Pens: L van Zyl (4)
Eastern Province Country Districts 31 – 20 Griquas Country Districts
Tries: D van der Berg, D Bond, M Prior, R Dugmore (2)
Cons: W Venter (3)
Tries: FP Botha, GF Liebenberg, JS Myburgh
Cons: J Booysen
Pens: JS Myburgh
Boland 49 – 23 Kwazulu Natal
Tries: AC van Wyk, CC van Schoor, LH Bitterhout (3), RM van Rooy, W Liebenberg
Cons: JN Rossouw (4)
Pens: JN Rossouw (2)
Tries: JJ Klaasen, WD Elliot
Cons: D Campbell (2)
Pens: D Campbell (3)
Free State 42 – 21 Western Province
Tries: PA Jordaan, S Tom (2), H Greyling, JL Goosen
Cons: JL Goosen (4)
Pens: JL Goosen (3)
Tries: C Barry, AR Dercksen
Cons: DF Williams
Pens: G Hauptfleisch (3)