WP young guns, EP clinch junior titles
October 25, 2015
The DHL Western Province Under-21’s are the 2015 champions, after convincingly beating the Toyota Free State Cheetahs' U21’s by 52-17 in the final of the Absa Provincial Under-21 Competition in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Having led by 20-10 at half-time, Robbie Fleck’s all-conquering side – who finished on top of the log this season, losing just once in 14 games – ran in four brilliant second-half tries to secure Province’s third title in this age-group in the past six seasons.

Flyhalf Brandon Thomson – the official Absa Man of the Match – scored one of his team’s six tries, also adding four conversions and four penalty goals for a match-haul of 25 points.

DHL Western Province 52 (20), Toyota Free State 17 (10).

DHL Western Province 52 (20). Tries: Brandon Thomson, David Ribbans, EW Viljoen, Grant Hermanus, James Verity-Amm, Leolin Zas. Conversions: Brandon Thomson (4). Jean-Luc Du Plessis. Penalties: Brandon Thomson (4).
Toyota Free State 17 (10). Tries: Ox Nche, Steven Meiring. Conversions: Andre Swarts, Arrie Vosloo. Penalty: Arrie Vosloo.

Eastern Province won the Absa Under-19 competition when they edged the Vodacom Blue Bulls 25-23 in the final. It was the first ever title for the Eastern Cape youngsters, nowadays coached by former Springbok Sevens star Mzandile Stick.

The Kings also just lost once this year - against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria in league play- and finished the season the best way possible.

EP Kings 25 (13), Vodacom Blue Bulls 23 (6).

EP Kings 25 (13). Tries: Jeremy Ward (2), Mabhutana Peter. Conversions: Michael Brink (2). Penalties: Michael Brink (2).
Vodacom Blue Bulls 23 (6). Tries: Gavin van den Berg, Tinus de Beer. Conversions: Tinus de Beer (2). Penalties: Tinus de Beer (3).

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