Toyota Free State 16 (6) Sharks 39 (15) in U21 Championship

In Bloemfontein Toyota Free State put up a good fight against the dominant Sharks and limited the Durban side to only two tries and penalty in the first half, while the Niel Marais slotted over two penalties to open up the scoring for the home team. But the Sharks lifted the tempo of their performance after the break and took control of the match, which allowed them to cross the tryline four more times. The Free State, however, gave their all and managed to secure a try for their efforts to add to another penalty by Marais. But this was not … [Read more...]

The Sharks 50 (26) Toyota Free State Cheetahs 26 (16)

The Sharks were in fine form at GrowthPoint Kings Park as they created try-scoring chances at will and capitalised on most of them to register their first 50-point score this season. In total the team crossed the tryline seven times, while the Toyota Free State Cheetahs ground out only two tries as breakdown turnovers and mistakes at crucial times disrupted their momentum. Such was the high quality of the Sharks’ performance they secured their bonus-point try by the 44th minute and they continued to apply pressure until the dying minutes. … [Read more...]

KZN Duikers secure Central Amateur Provincial title

The KwaZulu-Natal Duikers on Friday held their nerve to grind out a 29-26 victory against Griquas in Kimberley to reclaim the Central Amateur Provincial Competition title. With the team being crowned the 2011 champions, while the 2012 competition was rained out, this win effectively means that the side has won back-to-back titles. The win also rounded off a fantastic weekend for the province as the KZN Wildebeest claimed the Southern-Sub Union title in Margate. The final was tense from the start as both teams gave their all and scored two … [Read more...]

KZN Wildebeest win Southern Sub-Union title

The KwaZulu-Natal Wildebeest on Friday took top honours at the Southern Sub-Union tournament in Margate in style as they produced a scintillating performance to finish the competition on a memorable note. The KZN side entered the final against Eastern Province high on confidence following their emphatic 63-0 victory against Griquas on Wednesday, and they managed to transfer that onto the field in the final. Such was the high quality of their performance they outplayed Eastern Province 41-12 thanks to a balanced effort on attack and … [Read more...]