Falcons on fire in the rain

The Falcons stay top of Vodacom Cup log, thanks to a one point nailbiter against the Lions. Michael Vlismas reports.

The Lions led 3-0 at the break, but the Falcons won the match 7-6 after Jacques Niewenhuis scored and Riaan Viljoen slotted the conversion.

In Kimberley, the Central Region match-up between Griquas and Cheetahs ended in a 38-all draw after the Cheetahs led 31-20 at halftime.

The Border Bulldogs lived up to their ferocious name with a hard-fought 17-7 win over Derby rivals, the Mighty Elephants, in East London.
And the Griffons beat the Cavaliers 20-10 at North West Stadium.

Scores:
Falcons v Lions:
Falcons 7 (0): Try: Jacques Niewenhuis. Conversion: Riaan Viljoen.
Lions 6 (3): Penalties: Arno Coetzee (2).

Griquas v Cheetahs:
Griquas 38 (20): Tries: Jose van Rensburg (2), Christoff du Toit, Tertius Carse. Conversions: Danie de Beer (3). Penalties: De
Beer (4).
Cheetahs 38 (31): Tries: Phillip Burger, Shagan Windvogel, Dale Heidtman, Keith Lowen, Gavin Passens. Conversions: Willem de Waal
(5). Penalty: De Waal.

Bulldogs v Elephants:
Bulldogs 17 (14): Tries: Mzimasi Mlilwane, Ian Fihlani. Conversions: Luvuyo Tobezweni (2). Drop-goal: Tobezweni.
Elephants 7 (7): Try: Elroy Ligman. Conversion: Dion Booysen.

Griffons v Cavaliers:
Griffons 20 (3): Tries: Tienie Goosen, Jep Ras. Conversions: Andre Hough (2). Penalties: Hough, Ashley Mapisa.
Cavaliers 10 (5): Tries: Antonious Verhoeven, Ricardo Pietersen.