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Vodacom WP youngsters win and lose
09/10/2010
The Vodacom under-21 side easily accounted for their counterparts of the Natal Sharks in an Absa national competition match at Newlands on Saturday.
The Vodacom under-21 side easily accounted for their counterparts of the Natal Sharks in an Absa national competition match at Newlands on Saturday.

Province won the game 36-9 after enjoying a halftime lead of 19-6. They just had too much ammunition for a game Natal side.

Province retained their top position on the points table of Group A, followed by the Bulls. WP have played 12 games and lost 1 and have 51 points. The Bulls are on 48.

Flyhalf Gary van Aswegen again was on song with the boot and is the top points' scorer in the competition with 160. Points' scorers:

Vodacom WP under-21 - Tries: Berton Klaasen (2), Martin du Toit, Nick Koster (2); Conversions: Gary van Aswegen (4); Penalty: Van Aswegen.

Haaie o.21 - 9 (6): Strafdoele: Guy Cronjé (3).

The Vodacom WP under-19s suffered their second defeat of the season in the national Absa competition when they went down 36-32 in a thrilling game.

The young Sharks were behind 19-15 at the break, but they fought back vailiantly to eventually take the spoils.

WP are, however, still the top dogs on the log, with 49 points after 12 games. They are followed by the Blue Bulls, who have 46.

Points' scorers:

Vodacom WP under-19 - Tries: Jacques Kotze, Siya Kolisi. Conversions: Ulrich Beyers (2); Penalties: Beyers (5); Drop goal: William van Wyk.

Natal Sharks under-19 - Tries: Jaco van Tonder, Orefile Nakin (2), Piet Lindeque, Siseko Jafta; Conversions: Lindeque (2), Ryno Olivier (2). Penalty: Lindeque.

The Vodacom Western Province amateur side had the better of their counterparts of the Free State Cheetahs in an exciting early game also at Newlands on Saturday.

Province won 48-39 after leading 30-10 at halftime.



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