Xerox Golden Lions still unbeaten in Absa Under-21 Provincial Competition

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The Xerox Golden Lions Under-21 team extended their lead on the Absa Under-21 Provincial competition log this weekend with a good away win in Potchefstroom over the Leopards, while the Cell C Sharks and EP Kings delivered yet another disappointing result in week three of the competition.

The Golden Lions overcame the Leopards 29-12 in Potchefstroom to remain unbeaten after three matches, whilst the Toyota Free State moved up a gear by beating the Sharks 27-15 in Durban.

In Port Elizabeth, the EP Kings suffered their third defeat in as many outings by losing to 44-13 to DHL Western Province.

EP Kings 13 (8), DHL Western Province 44 (13)

A strong second half by visiting DHL Western Province saw then ease past the EP Kings in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The visitors won 44-13 after only leading 13-8 at the break.

The home side held an 8-3 lead after a try by Malcolm Jaer in the 10th minute, but WP responded well to the early pressure. With flyhalf Brandon Thomson kicking well, EP was made to pay for some ill-discipline before the better team play by WP edged them further and further ahead. In the end they scored five tries to two, a good reflection on the dominance they had in the match.


DHL Western Province 44 (13). Tries: JD Worrall, Johan Momsen, Daniel du Plessis, Luke Stringer, Ryan Oosthuizen. Conversions: Brandon Thomson (4). Penalties: Brandon Thomson (2).

EP Kings 13 (8). Tries: Malcolm Jaer, Ace Jho. Penalty: Simon Bolze

Leopards 12 (5), Xerox Golden Lions 29 (17)

The visiting Xerox Golden Lions team scored four tries in a hard-fought 29-12 win over the Leopards in Potchefstroom on Friday. The home team made a good fist of it early on and after 25 minutes both sides had only one try to show for their efforts.

A second just before halftime helped the Golden Lions relax a bit more and two more in the second half sealed the match as a contest. The Leopards never let up though and scored a late try when Bobby de Wee (lock) was in the sin bin.


Leopards 12 (5). Tries: Estehan Visagie, Dean Stokes. Conversion: Schalk Hugo.

Xerox Golden Lions 29 (17). Tries: Bobby De Wee, Gideon Koegelenberg, Clinton Theron, Cyle Brink. Conversions: Shaun Reynolds (3). Penalty: Shaun Reynolds.

Cell C Sharks 15 (3), Toyota Free State 27 (27)

The team from Bloemfontein shocked the highly rated Durbanites in the GROWTHPOINT Kings Park Stadium on Friday. The Cheetahs totally dominated the first half with powerful play by the pack and scored three converted tries before halftime, two of those from flanker Daniel Maartens, who scored his brace only two minutes apart.

The home side tried to rally in the second half and did score two tries, but they were never going to haul in the rampant Free State side.


Cell C Sharks 15 (3). Tries: Innocent Radebe, Hyron Andrews. Conversion: Innocent Radebe. Penalty: Innocent Radebe

Toyota Free State 27 (27). Tries: Jasper Wiese, Daniel Maartens (2). Conversions: Andre Swarts (3). Penalties: Andre Swarts (2).

• In the Absa Under-19 competition, the EP Kings remain on track for a very strong season by beating DHL Western Province 13-10. This is the third win by the PE side in as many matches and they find themselves topping the log.

Results are:

EP Kings 13 (10), DHL Western Province 10 (10)


EP Kings 13 (10). Try: Jeremy Ward. Conversion: Michael Brink. Penalties: Michael Brink (2).

WP 10 (10). Try: Michael Kumbirai. Conversion: Aidynn Cupido. Penalty: Aidynn Cupido

Leopards 13 (0), Xerox Golden Lions 37 (22)


Leopards 13 (0). Tries: Dieter Leicher, Zweli Silaule. Penalty: Barend Janse van Rensburg

Xerox Golden Lions 37 (22). Tries: Barend Smit, Jaydrin Kotze, James Venter, Paul de Beer (2). Conversions: Hendrik Mulder (3). Penalties: Hendrik Mulder (2).

Cell C Sharks 17 (7), Toyota Free State 17 (12)


Cell C Sharks 17 (7). Tries: Christiaan van der Merwe, Tristan Blewett. Conversions: Jaya Juries, Tristan Tedder. Penalty: Jaya Juries.

Toyota Free State 17 (12). Tries: Carlo De Nysschen, Tiaan Schmulian, De Wet Bezuidenhout. Conversion: Carlo De Nysschen

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