The Duikers hung on to beat hosts Griquas 27-20 in the first semi, while Free State were far too strong for the Griffons, running out 60-11 victors against their northern neighbours in the day’s main game.
In the Plate competition, Griffons Platteland edged Free State Platteland 40-38, while KZN Wildebeest Platteland beat Griquas Platteland 32-20.
The final day of the week-long event, which features the amateur and country districts teams of the four central provinces, takes place on Friday with all eight teams in action.
08h00 – Griquas Platteland v Free State Platteland
09h40 – Griquas v Griffons
11h20 – Griffons Platteland v KZN Wildebeest Platteland
12h50 – KZN Duikers v Free State
Day 1 results:
Griquas 46 Griffons Platteland 3
Free State 29 KZN Wildebeest Platteland 25
KZN Duikers 32 Free State Platteland 13
Griffons 33 Griquas Platteland 33 (Griffons progressed on try count)