Under-19 Provincial Championship – Toyota Free State 14 (0) Vodacom Blue Bulls 52 (31)

The u19 Vodacom Blue Bulls top the table to earn a home semifinal.

U19 log-leaders, the Vodacom Blue Bulls, got off to a strong start in their clash against the Toyota Free State in Bloemfontein, with the team earning their bonus point for four tries in the first half.

With the momentum favouring the visitors and captain Jesse Kriel in top form with the boot, as he slotted over four conversions and a penalty in the first half, the Free State faced a tough task to sway proceedings in the second half.

Two yellow cards for the Blue Bulls after the break allowed the Free State to claw their way back into the match with tries by Cameron van Heerden and Mthokozisi Mkhabela. But the visitors cancelled out these efforts with another three tries before the final whistle to increase their total for the match to seven.

Scorers:

  • Toyota Free State 14 (0) – Tries: Cameron van Heerden, Mthokozisi Mkhabela. Conversions: Warren Potgieter (2).
  • Vodacom Blue Bulls 52 (31) – Tries: Cornelius Els, Daniel Kriel, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Ganfried May, Hendrik Viljoen, Marcus Kleinbooi, Petrus Strauss. Conversions: Jesse Kriel (7). Penalty: Kriel.

In the U19 playoff matches this weekend, the Vodacom Blue Bulls will meet the Leopards at Loftus Versfeld.

Absa Under-19 Provincial Championship log – Division A:

  1. Vodacom Blue Bulls – 56
  2. MTN Golden Lions – 39
  3. The Sharks U19 – 38
  4. Leopards – 32
  5. DHL Western Province – 25
  6. Toyota Free State – 24
  7. Border – 1
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