EP crowned U16 kings

Eastern Province downed the SWD Eagles 34-12 in the unofficial final at the U16 Grant Khomo Week in Queenstown.

EP qualified for the final match after their victories over WP (14-10) and the Lions (13-3) on day one and two respectively. SWD also impressed as they thumped KZN (25-8) and the Blue Bulls (22-10).

The host province then rallied to a 22-point win against SWD to claim top honours. EP crossed the chalk through wing Jason Vers, hooker Justin Antonie, eighthman Martin Groenewald, inside centre Peet Schoeman and lock Sintu Majenzi. Flyhalf Theo Stapelberg added three conversions and a penalty.

SWD grabbed consolation scores through flanker Geor Malan and outside centre Douw Schoeman.

The Free State U16s were the other top performers as they enjoyed an unbeaten run at the tournaments with wins over the Valke (22-15), WP (11-6) and Griquas CD (45-7).

U16 Grant Khomo results:

Thursday (July 7):
EP 34 SWD 12
Griffons 12 Blue Bulls 38
Limpopo 13 Griquas 24
Namibia 19 Griquas CD 25
Border 10 Boland 11
Leopards 24 Border CD 13
Lions 22 KZN 12
Free State 22 Valke 15
WP 19 Pumas 17

Tuesday (July 5):
SWD 22 Blue Bulls 10
EP 13 Lions 3
Griquas 7 Griffons 27
WP 6 Free State 11
Border 20 KZN 33
Namibia 20 Leopards 7
Border CD 15 Griquas CD 36
Pumas 22 Valke 23
Limpopo 8 Boland 7

Monday (July 04):
Border 12 Lions 23
WP 10 EP 14
Blue Bulls 25 Boland 5
SWD 25 KZN 8
Griquas CD 7 Free State 45
Pumas 19 Limpopo 15
Griquas 23 Namibia 12
Griffons 33 Leopards 14
Valke 89 Border CD 3