Kavaliers Continue Dominance in Currie Cup First Division

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Kavaliers crush Leopards 71-7 in dominant performance.
Eastern Province defeats Border 69-26 in Mtatha.
Valke edge out SWD Eagles 33-32 in George thriller.
Upcoming matches: Valke vs EP, Border vs Kavaliers, Leopards vs SWD.

The Carling Currie Cup First Division saw another exciting round of matches, with the Sanlam Boland Kavaliers maintaining their unbeaten record. The Valke and Eastern Province also secured significant away victories. Here’s a detailed look at the action-packed weekend.

Kavaliers Crush Leopards

Dominant Performance in Wellington

The Sanlam Boland Kavaliers showcased their superiority with a crushing 71-7 victory over the Leopards. Playing at home in Wellington, the Kavaliers scored 11 tries while conceding only one. By halftime, they were already ahead 38-7 and continued to dominate in the second half, preventing the Leopards from scoring any additional points.

Star Performers

Wing Duren Hoffman continued his impressive form, scoring a hat-trick of tries. Centre Xavier Mitchell and fullback Domenic Smit each contributed two tries. Flyhalf Ashlon Davids was reliable with the boot, adding five conversions, while his replacement, Bentley Geldenhuys, added three more conversions and a penalty goal.

Eastern Province Triumph Over Border

Convincing Win in Mtatha

Eastern Province secured their second win of the season with a comprehensive 69-26 victory over the Border Bulldogs in Mtatha. The visitors dominated the match, scoring 11 tries and successfully converting seven, while the Bulldogs managed four tries and three conversions.

Key Contributors

Lock Lungi Mbiko and scrumhalf Shirwin Cupido each scored two tries for Eastern Province. Fullback Jayden Bantom had an outstanding game, scoring a try and kicking six conversions. For the Bulldogs, Lindokuhle Seteni, Sikholise Nanto, Camagu Dlisani, and Luphumlo Mbiko each scored a try, with Ryan Maree adding three conversions.

Valke Edge Out SWD Eagles in Tight Contest

Thrilling Finish in George

The Phangela SWD Eagles came agonizingly close to securing their second win of the season but fell short in a 33-32 defeat to the Valke in George. The match was tightly contested, with the teams level at 13-13 at halftime. Both sides scored four tries, but it was the kicking prowess of Valke flyhalf Keagan Fortune that made the difference.

Decisive Kicking

Fortune scored one of his team’s tries and added two conversions and three penalty goals. His accurate kicking proved crucial in securing the narrow victory. For the Eagles, flyhalf Marlo Weich kept them in the game with a conversion, a penalty goal, and a drop goal, while fullback Braam Abrahams contributed two conversions.

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