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Vodacom Cup quarterfinal line-up confirmed
April 19, 2009
The quarterfinal line-up for the R1million 2009 Vodacom Cup has been confirmed after a dramatic final round of league fixtures at the weekend. The matches will take place on 24 and 25 April. SARU will confirm the dates and kick-off times shortly.

South Section winners the Sharks XV will host the Golden Lions, who secured fourth place ahead of the Pumas in the North section with a 59-26 victory over the Valke in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The Pumas lost out on a place in the last eight after going down 24-37 against the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Witbank on Saturday.

The Blue Bulls earned a valuable bonus point against the Pumas that helped them to claim top spot in the North Section and secure a home quarterfinal against Vodacom Western Province.

WP ended fourth in the South Section after going down 19-35 against Vodacom Free State in their final league fixture in Stellenbosch on Friday.

The win saw Free State finish third to set up a derby clash in Kimberley against GWK Griquas, who ended up second in the North Section after a one-sided 87-31 win over the Griffons on Saturday.

The SWD Eagles beat the Border Bulldogs 20-13 in their final league match to finish second in the South Section and earn a home tie against the Platinum Leopards in George.

The Leopards finished third in the North Section after being overtaken by both the Blue Bulls and Griquas on the final day of league play.

The final match of the weekend was of academic interest with the Boland Cavaliers beating the Mighty Elephants 34-8 in Humansdorp on Saturday. Boland ended in sixth place and the Elephants last in the South Section.

Confirmed quarterfinal line-up

Blue Bulls vs WP
Sharks XV vs Golden Lions
GWK Griquas vs Free State
SWD Eagles vs Leopards

 

Final Log positions

North

Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
1 Blue Bulls 6 5 1 0 180 117 63 15 10 2 24
2 GWK Griquas 6 5 0 1 255 153 102 27 13 3 23
3 Platinum Leopards 6 4 1 1 155 76 79 14 5 3 21
4 Golden Lions 6 2 0 4 196 162 34 24 17 6 14
5 Pumas 6 2 0 4 154 154 0 18 19 4 12
6 Griffons 6 1 0 5 149 286 -137 16 33 4 8
7 Valke 6 1 0 5 111 252 -141 13 30 3

 

South

Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA BP Pts
1 Sharks XV 6 6 0 0 213 80 133 25 7 3 27
2 SWD Eagles 6 5 0 1 161 119 42 16 11 3 23
3 Free State 6 4 0 2 209 147 62 23 15 5 21
4 Western Province 6 3 0 3 175 122 53 20 8 3 15
5 Border Bulldogs 6 2 0 4 115 157 -42 12 21 2 10
6 Boland Cavaliers 6 1 0 5 122 173 -51 14 18 4 8
7 Mighty Elephants 6 0 0 6 82 279 -197 9 39 0 0

 

Leading Points Scorers

Player Team Tries Cons Pens Drops Total
Naas Olivier GWK Griquas 6 26 16 0 130
Jandré Blom Free State 1 17 19 0 96
Francois Brummer Blue Bulls 0 12 21 2 93
Joe Pietersen Western Province 3 14 14 1 88
Ricardo Croy SWD Eagles 2 12 16 1 85
Clayton Durand Platinum Leopards 0 11 16 2 76
Hugo Kleynhans Griffons 2 6 15 0 67
Rudi Vogt Pumas 1 14 10 1 66
Reinhardt Gerber Border Bulldogs 0 8 13 0 55
Jody Rose Golden Lions 0 12 10 0 54
Lionel Cornelius Boland Cavaliers 0 10 10 0 50

 

Leading Try Scorers

Player Team Tries
Cecil Afrika Griffons 6
Naas Olivier GWK Griquas 6
Allistair Kettledas Pumas 6
Lwazi Mvovo Sharks XV 6
Norman Nelson SWD Eagles 6
JW Jonker Free State 5
Rocco Jansen Blue Bulls 4
Godwann Damon Boland Cavaliers 4
Ashley Johnson Free State 4
Bernardo Botha Golden Lions 4
Richard Lawson GWK Griquas 4
Trompie Nontshinga GWK Griquas 4
Michael Rhodes Sharks XV 4

 

 

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