Two teams, defending champions EP Kings and the Boland Cavaliers, are now firmly in control in the provincial First Division after convincing victories on Friday.
The Kings crushed neighbours South Western Districts Eagles in George by 60-24, with SP Marais contributing 24 points through four tries and two conversions. The former Paarl Boys High fullback tops the try scoring stakes in the First Division with nine and was EP's most dangerous weapon at Outeniqua Park.
The team from Port Elizabeth crossed the Eagles' try line nine times as they scored 60 points in a match for a third time this season.
Down the N2 in East London, the Border Bulldogs gave their all, but did not have enough fire power for the Boland Cavaliers as the team from Wellington remained in second position on the First Division log thanks to a 36-15 victory at the Buffalo City Stadium on Friday night.
The visitors started the game like a house on fire, taking a 12-0 lead after only five minutes thanks to tries by fullback Willie le Roux and left wing Brendon April. Thereafter, the Bulldogs had to play catch up rugby, but never had enough in the tank to really trouble the Cavaliers on the score board.
On Saturday in Welkom, the Griffons moved away from the last position on the log when their flyhalf, Tiaan van Wyk, kicked 21 points in their 46-21 victory over the Falcons at the North West Stadium.
SWD Eagles 24-60 EP Kings
For SWD Eagles:
Tries: Van Vuuren 2, Botha
Cons: Van Vuuren 3
Pen: Van Vuuren
For the EP Kings:
Tries: Marais 4, Tayler-Smith, Nelson 2, Herne, Watson
Cons: Strydom, Marais 2
Border Bulldogs 15-36 Boland Cavaliers 36
For the Border Bulldogs:
Tries: Fihlani, Dukisa.
For the Boland Cavaliers:
Tries: Le Roux, April 2, Constant,Delmas, Vermeulen.
Cons: Elgar Watts 3
Griffons 46-21 Falcons
For the Griffons:
Tries: Maarman 2, Pietersen, van der Walt, Meyer
Cons: Van Wyk 3.
Pens: Van Wyk 4
DG: Van Wyk.
For the Falcons:
Tries: Ganto, Hendricks, Cronje.
Cons: Hendricks 2, Thomsen.
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