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Province U19s and U21s the best in the country
Vodacom WP U19 and U21 teams both recorded fantastic victories to win their respective competitions and bring silverware back to the Cape.

The Western Province U19 boys, coached by Nazeem Adams, enjoyed a fantastic season, finishing top of the log after the league phase. The Blue Bulls, however, made them sweat for the title.

Province led 20-6 at halftime and they seemingly have clinched the title, but the Bulls showed a lot of character and fighting spirit to claw back to make the score level at 20-20 early in the second half.

They scored a converted try just before and after halftime to shock WP back into action. A drop goal in the 46th minute and a penalty goal by WP flyhalf William van Wyk in the 62nd saved the day for the Cape Town boys.

The U21s then followed up the first triumph of the day with an impressive 43-32 win over the Vodacom Blue Bulls.

WP led 15-13 at halftime of a hard-fought match. In the second half coach Rassie Erasmus' side showed their class though and completely outplayed the Bulls to build up a comfortable lead.

That was not before the Bulls gave them a scare though by scoring a try (by wing Gerhard van den Heever) to hand them a 18-15 lead in the 42nd minute.

WP then injected a good shot of urgency into their game and flyhalf Gary van Aswegen's try in the 51st minute introduced a golden period for the Cape boys that resulted in four tries.

Scrumhalf and captain Louis Schreuder scored in 60th before two tries by centre Johann Sadie killed off the game as a contest. The last one by Sadie was a gem when he ghosted through a gap in the Bulls midfield and his acceleration left the defence for dead.

The Bulls answered with two late tries by wings Sampie Mastriet and Van den Heever to make the final score look respectable.

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