The U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week kicked off on Monday 29 June at the Hoërskool Rob Ferreira in White River.
Youngsters from all over South Africa, as well as Namibia and Zimbabwe, made their way to the town of White River, where they are competing against the cream of the crop in their age group. The Blue Bulls, KwaZulu-Natal, Border, South West Districts and DHL Western Province walked away with impressive victories, keeping themselves in contention for a place in the final match due to take place this Friday. Other teams who came out on top were Boland, Namibia and Bidvest Golden Lions.
The results after day-one are as follows:
Pumas 7 (0) – 21 (14) KwaZulu-Natal
Pumas – Tries: Hardus Rothman. Conversions: Alec Vermaak.
KwaZulu-Natal – Tries: Ngcebo Mdabe, Kwanele Khumalo, Khwezi Mbongwa. Conversions: Mathew Halstead.
DHL Western Province 24 (17) – 19 (5) TW Profile Service Valke
Western Province – Tries: Ethan James, Luke Burger, Quinn Visser. Conversions: Jack Cloete (3). Penalty: Jack Cloete.
Valke – Tries: Keagan Balfour, Tyler Skudder, Zander Maree. Conversions: Kyle Benadie (2)
Limpopo Blue Bulls 7 (7) – 29 (10) Border
Limpopo Blue Bulls – Try: Willie Potgieter. Conversion: Ruan Basson.
Border – Tries: Bamanye Mahela (2), Joshua Van Vreden (2), Lwanga Bongco. Conversions: Sihlalo Benge (2)
Boland 20 (10) – 15 (10) Leopards
Boland – Tries: Curwin Gertse, Jan Jeremias De Villiers Fourie. Conversions: Curwin Gertse, Kyle David Nasson. Penalties: Curwin Gertse (2).
Leopards – Tries: Armand Cloete, Marco Botha. Conversion: Theuns Steyn. Penalty: Theuns Steyn.
Itec Blue Bulls 40 (26) – 0 (0) Zimbabwe
Blue Bulls – Tries: Chris Schoombee (2), Pieter Venter, Wonder Mkhonto, Zandre Du Toit (2). Conversions: Jooste Nel (5)
Eastern Province 12 (5) – 13 (10) Bidvest Golden Lions
Eastern Province – Tries: Lathita Nqebe (2). Coonversion: Daniel Smith.
Golden Lions – Tries: Denis Balt, Regardt Fourie. Conversion: Sebastine Watney.
Griquas 7 (7) – 12 (12) Namibia
Griquas – Try: Elric Moolman. Conversion: Keanan Wentzel.
Namibia – Try: Johann Janse van Rensburg, Niel Holtzhausen. Conversions: Kian Fransman.
Free State 0 (0) – 19 (5) SWD
SWD: Tries: Caston Michaels, Janus Ferreira, Jowin Jantjies. Conversions: Cameron Sharp (2)
Griffons 16 (6) – 22 (0) Border CD
Griffons – Tries: Katleho Chabanyane, Tshepiso Mzizi. Penalties: Du Toit Van Huyssteen (2).
Border CD – Tries: Asphe Bhunqane, Athenkosi Mutala, Luyanda Dyani, Siphe Nonkwenke. Conversion: Luyanda Dyani.
U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week day-two fixtures, Tuesday 30 June 2015:
08h30 – Griffons vs. Namibia
09h30 – Valke vs. Blue Bulls
10h30 – Golden Lions vs. South West District (SWD)
11h30 – Kwazulu-Natal vs. Boland
12h30 – Border vs. Western Province
08h30 – Griquas vs. Zimbabwe
09h30 – Free State vs. Limpopo Blue Bulls
10h30 – Border CD vs. Pumas
11h30 – Eastern Province vs. Leopards