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Coastal Rugby teams record big wins at U16 Girls Week

Eastern Province, the Sharks and Western Province showed their attacking intent at the U16 Girls Week tournament staged at Jeppe High School in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

The U16 fixtures scheduled for Monday were postponed until Wednesday, due to the adverse weather conditions in Johannesburg. All eight matches were completed on Wednesday, with EP recording the biggest win.

The game between EP and the Limpopo Blue Bulls was in the balance, before the Eastern Cape side moved up a gear in the second stanza. Centres Julene Haas and Lukhanye Lolo scored two tries apiece to boost their side to a 31-5 victory.

Western Province scored four tries in their 22-0 win against the Golden Lions, while the Sharks downed Griquas 24-10, and SWD were too strong for the Valke, narrowly winning their match by 10-7.

U16 results (Wednesday 12 July):
Griquas 10 (5) Sharks 24 (12)
Border 13 (8) Blue Bulls 0 (0)
Limpopo Blue Bulls 5 (5) Eastern Province 31 (5)
Free State 0 (0) Leopards 7 (0)
Griffons 5 (5) Pumas 24 (17)
Boland 17 (5) Border Country Districts 10 (10)
Western Province 22 (12) Golden Lions 0 (0)
South Western Districts 10 (5) Valke 7 (0)

Meanwhile, the second day of the U18 Girls Week will begin at 10h00 on Thursday, with South Western Districts meeting the Griffons on the A Field, and the Sharks facing the Leopards on the B Field. The main match on the A Field kicks off at 13h40, when the Limpopo Blue Bulls take on Western Province.

U18 fixtures (Thursday 13 July):
10h00: SWD v Griffons, A Field
10h00: Sharks v Leopards, B Field
11h20: Pumas v Valke, A Field
11h20: Free State v Golden Lions XV, B Field
12h30: Border v Eastern Province, A Field
12h30: Blue Bulls v Griquas, B Field
13h40 Limpopo Blue Bulls v Western Province, A Field
13h40 Boland v Golden Lions, B Field

Rugby, 2023, u16 Girls

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