WP fire after slow start

Western Province beat the Leopards 49-21 at Newlands on Saturday.

The Potchefstroom-based side gave their more illustrious opponents a scare when they scored two early tries through scrumhalf Whestley Moolman and outside centre Charl Weideman, with flyhalf Clayton Durand kicking both conversions.

However, WP found their rhythm in the latter stages of the first half, with flanker Tertius Daniller scoring a try from turnover ball. Isma-eel Dollie then slotted his second and third penalties to give his side a 16-14 lead at the break.

Further tries from flanker Nick Fenton-Wells, winger Danie Poolman and replacement halfback Nic Groom (who came on for Dollie) extended the lead to 21 points going into the final quarter.

The Leopards scored their third try through wing Maritz Hoffman, only for WP to grab another two tries through prop Brok Harris and flanker Siya Kolisi.