Western Province edged the Sharks 17-15 in round two of the Vodacom Cup while the Lions thrashed the Valke and Boland and the Pampas XV sneaked past the Cheetahs and Eagles respectively.
There was also a disappointing draw for the Bulls against against the Pumas in Witbank. In Friday’s match, the EP Kings downed Border 40-23.
In Durban, Demetri Catrakilis and Gouws Prinsloo battled with their boots but it was ultimately a second half try from Reuben Johannes separated the sides.
Boland Kavaliers fullback Jacquin Jansen kicked a 50m penalty after the full-time hooter to give his side a 32-30 win over the Cheetahs, and in Paarl two tries in four minutes for the Pampas XV killed off the Eagles’ challenge.
The Lions were locked at 21-all with the Valke at half-time but scored six tries in the second half to pull away.
Vodacom Cup results (Round 2):
Sharks XV 15 – Penalties: Gouws Prinsloo (5).
Western Province 17 – Try: Reuben Johannes. Penalties: Demetri Catrakilis (3). Drop goal: Catrakilis.
EP Kings – Tries: Hannes Franklin, Scott van Breda, Danie Fassen, Kieran Goss Conversions: Falie Oelschig (2), Justin van Staden (2) Penalties: Falie Oelschig (2), Justin van Staden (2).
Border Bulldogs – Tries: Clinton Koen Penalties: Ntabeni Dukisa (5), Logan Basson.
Boland Cavaliers – Tries: Jacquin Jansen (2), Jonathan Francke, Zandre Jordaan. Conversions: Elgar Watts (3) Penalties: Watts, Jansen.
Free State – Tries: Marcel van der Merwe, Ockie van Zyl, Kholo Ramashala, Mauritz Henderson. Conversions: Marco Mason (2) Penalties: Mason (2).
Pumas - Try: Renaldo Bothma. Conversion: JC Roos. Penalties: Roos (4).
Blue Bulls - Try: Ulrich Beyers Conversion: Wesley Dunlop Penalties: Dunlop (4).
Golden Lions - Tries: Andries Coetzee, Paul Willemse, Ruan Combrinck (2), Michael Killian, Anthony Volmink (2), Stephan de Wit, Francois du Toit Conversions: Coetzee (5), Marais Schmidt (2).
Falcons - Tries: Kyle Hendricks, Juan Kotze, Jaco Snyman Conversion: Kotze. Penalties: Kotze (4).