Xerox Golden Lions still ahead of pack in Absa U21 Provincial Championship

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The Vodacom Blue Bulls (41-23 over Leopards), DHL Western Province (22-0 over Toyota Free State) and Cell C Sharks (32-20 over EP Kings) all scored good home wins in round six of the Absa Under-21 Provincial Championship A-Division on the weekend, but are still playing catch-up to the Xerox Golden Lions, who had a buy this weekend.

The Johannesburg side has started the season in strong fashion and still leads the log, but four other teams are all in the race to finish in the top four.

The EP Kings, winless after six matches, cannot reach the top four any more, while the Leopards, with one win from five, will have to improve dramatically to stay in the run. WP, Blue Bulls, Sharks and Free State look set to compete for the final four spots.

The B-Division also kicked off this weekend, with the home sides finding the opening round a tough one.

ORC Griquas (23-26 to Boland), Hino Valke (42-43 to Steval Pumas) and SWD (19-22 to Limpopo Blue Bulls) all lost at home, with only Border (15-10 over Griffons) managing a home win.

Run of play commentary on all the matches can be accessed by clicking on the result of each match.

For the full Under-21 log, please click here

A-Division:

Cell C Sharks 32 (26), EP Kings 20 (8)

Scorers:

Cell C Sharks 32 (26). Tries: Graham Geldenhuys, Innocent Radebe (2), Sipho Mkize. Conversions: Innocent Radebe (3). Penalties: Innocent Radebe (2).

EP Kings 20 (8). Tries: Anelisa Mteto, Khaya Malotana, Warren Swarts. Conversions: Matthys Venter. Penalty: Matthys Venter.

DHL Western Province 22 (3), Toyota Free State 0 (0).

Scorers:

DHL WP 22 (3). Tries: Grant Hermanus, Luke van der Smit, Paul Wipplinger. Conversions: Jean-Luc du Plessis (2). Penalty: Jean-Luc du Plessis.

Vodacom Blue Bulls 41 (28), Leopards 31 (17)

Scorers:

Vodacom Blue Bulls 41 (28). Tries: Ganfried May, Hendrik Viljoen, JP Smith, Marquit September, Matjikinyane Molapo. Conversions: Joshua Stander (5). Penalties: Joshua Stander, Kobus Marais.

Leopards 31 (17). Tries: Dean Stokes, Jaco Hayward, Myburgh Briers, Stephan Malan. Conversions: Schalk Hugo (4). Penalty: Schalk Hugo.

B-Division:

ORC Griquas 23 (20), Boland 26 (15).

Scorers:

Griquas 23 (20). Tries: Marthinus Kemp, Shaun Clarke. Conversions: Christo Coetzee (2). Penalties: Christo Coetzee (3).

Boland 26 (15). Tries: Chad Kleinsmidt, Dylan Maart, Gareth Cilliers. Conversion: Adriaan Carelse. Penalties: Adriaan Carelse, Anzo Stubbs (2).

Hino Valke 42 (28), Steval Pumas 43 (10).

Scorers:

Hino Valke 42 (28). Tries: Cornelius Jacobs, Jackie Jonkers, Jacqone de Villiers, Rudolf Burger (2), Penalty Try. Conversions: Brandan Rieck (6).

Steval Pumas 43 (10). Tries: Francois de Kock (2), Kelsey Tait, Marthinus Philippus Snyman, Wihan Adlem, Willem Ludike. Conversions: Dylan Du Buisson (5). Penalty: Dylan Du Buisson.

Border 15 (15), Down Touch Griffons 10 (0).

Scorers:

Border 15 (15). Tries: Asiphe Fihla, Cameron Lentoor. Conversion: Curwin Jacobus. Penalty: Curwin Jacobus.

Down Touch Griffons 10 (0). Tries: Carlton Coeries, Damien May.

SWD Eagles 19 (7), Limpopo Blue Bulls 22 (14)

Scorers:

SWD Eagles 19 (7). Tries: Penalty Try, Ethan Williams (2). Conversions: Erwin Harris, Fizell Fredericks.

Limpopo Blue Bulls 22 (14). Tries: Gerhard van den Heever, Sarel Snyman, Penalty Try. Conversions: Jean Grobler (2), Penalty: Jean Grobler.

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