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RECAP | WP storm to Craven Week victory after downing Bulls in Cape Town

WP players at Craven Week. (Photo by Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images)
WP players at Craven Week. (Photo by Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images)

Final day fixtures and results:

Tinkie Heyns Field

Western Province XV 40-36 Free State

Golden Lions 31-23 Border

Sharks 20-13 SWD

Western Province 29-21 Blue Bulls

Day 4 results:

Leopards 17-24 Limpopo Blue Bulls

Pumas 48-18 Griffons

Free State 22-30 Golden Lions

SWD 15-34 Blue Bulls


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09 July 14:53

That's a wrap from Sport24's coverage of Craven Week 2022!

Thanks for your company!

WP are your 2022 winners!!!

09 July 14:46

Bulls get a consolation try! It's worked through the hands by the players and reaches Luyolo Doyi who is unmarked on the wing.

It's a successful conversion attempt.

WP 29-21 Bulls. And that's full-time! 

09 July 14:32

3 extra points for WP and with less than 15 minutes left to play, the crowd is sensing a WP victory here. Bulls with it all to do.

WP 29-14 Bulls.

09 July 14:29

WP feed Bulls a taste of their own medicine as they maul their way to the try line and extend their lead. The conversion attempt is unsuccessful. 

WP 26-14 Bulls.

09 July 14:26

YELLOW CARD: Nyakallo Makate is shown a card for a high tackle.

09 July 14:21

WP winger Luke Graham reads the Bulls' play and is away to score after a neat intercept.

The conversion is good.

WP 21-14 Bulls.

09 July 14:16

Second stanza is on the go and the Bulls have put the first points on the board through Liam Dick who scores in the corner.

The Bulls set up a driving maul, then set up several phases before the ball reaches the hands of the lad with the No.14 on his back.

All square.

WP 14-14 Bulls.

09 July 14:05

That's half-time in this final with WP in the lead against the Bulls.

09 July 13:57

Comment: Bulls finding themselves on the back foot without their forward dominance. WP meeting them head on on that front.

09 July 13:54

WP take the lead! Luca Bakkes crashes over from close range. Thurlon Williams is successful with the conversion.

WP 14-7 Bulls.

09 July 13:42

WP hit back!!! Well the crowd is up after that one. Great movement of the ball through the hands, slick interplay and Gareth Blackmore is over. The conversion attempt is successful and ties the scores.

WP 7-7 Bulls. 

09 July 13:37

TRY!!! The Bulls get the first points of the game through Abri Van der Westhuizen. 

They lead WP 7-0.

09 July 13:29

It's time for the final here at Rondebosch. WP step out to face the Bulls. 

We have kick-off! 

07 July 20:17

Final day fixtures for Saturday:

Meadows Two

09:00 - Leopards v Boland

10:30 - Limpopo Blue Bulls v Eastern Province

Meadows One

09:00 - Pumas v Griquas10:30 - Valke v Griffons

Tinkie Heyns Field

09:00 - Western Province XV v Free State

10:30 - Golden Lions v Border

12:00: Sharks v SWD

13:30: Western Province v Blue Bulls

07 July 20:15

Scorers on day 4:

Pumas 48 (19), Griffons 18 (3)

Pumas - Tries: Fumani Chauke, Francois Odendaal, Danny van Staden, Tyron Moolman, Grant de Jager, Rinkhals Smit (2), Philasande Ntshapela. Conversions: Hardus Visser (4).

Griffons - Tries: Jayleigh Arends, Kaleb Kriek, Ruben Kruger. Penalty goal: Nalie Kiewiet.

Golden Lions 30 (10), Free State 22 (8)

Lions - Tries: Ruan Welman, JT Kapank, Deon Groenewald. Conversions: Kapank. Penalty goals: Kapank (3).

Free State - Tries: Jermairon Ruiters, Ulrich Wahl, Penalty Try. Conversion: Bradley Giddy. Penalty goal: Giddy.

Limpopo Blue Bulls 24 (12), Leopards 17 (5)

Limpopo - Tries: Carl Dohse, Joy Ngobeni,  Orediretse Rathokolo (2). Conversions: Tristan Brits (2).

Leopards - Tries: Zandro Bezuidenhout, Erich Snyman, Teboho Sekonyela. Conversion: Snyman.

Blue Bulls 34, SWD 15

Blue Bulls - Tries: De Wet Lottering (2), Abri van der Westhuizen, Mietie Erasmus. Conversions: Stehan Heymans. Penalty goals: Heymans (2).

SWD - Tries: Michael Lamont, Werner Groenewald, Conversion: John-Taylor Strydom. Penalty goal: Strydom.

07 July 17:10

That's it from Sport24 for this Thursday.

We're back on Saturday for the last day of the tournament. 

Till then, take care and goodbye! 

07 July 16:53

SWD have the final say!!! A rolling maul brings the end of the game.

We have full-time at the Tinkie Heyns field in Rondebosch.

Bulls win it against SWD 34-15.

That's it for today! 

07 July 16:35

With less than 15 minutes left, the Bulls get a three pointer. Stephanus Heymans keeps his 100% kicking record intact.

Bulls 34-10 SWD.

07 July 16:32

TRY!!! SWD's Michael Lamont scores from close range; SWD set themselves up for a rolling maul, then chip away in phases towards the Bulls line and finally Lamont is able to dot down. It's an excellent touchline conversion from John-Taylor Strydom.

Bulls 31-10 SWD.

07 July 16:23

45' Bulls have the first points of the second stanza, and in similar fashion to their first try in the first stanza, it's via a rolling maul. Stephanus Heymans is striking those conversions oh so sweetly and its 31-3 to the lads from Tshwane.

The might of the Bulls is really, really overwhelming SWD here.

07 July 16:05

HT | Bulls 24-3 SWD; the lead extended after a penalty kick just before the break.

07 July 15:56

Intercept. Gone!

Demitre Erasmus latches onto a bad pass from SWD and races away to the line to extend his side's lead. It's another successful conversion.

Bulls 21-3 SWD.

07 July 15:47

Abri Van der Westhuizen picks up from the base of the scrum and helps himself to the tryline.

It's another sweet strike from Stephanus Heymans to knock it over!

Bulls 14-3 SWD.

07 July 15:38

The Bulls are over! And if you watched their game against the Lions on Monday, it won't be hard to guess how it came about:

Route one from a rolling maul and its five points! Stephanus Heymans who has his kicking boots on makes no mistake with his conversion attempt. It sails over and they take the lead.

Bulls 7-3 SWD.

07 July 15:32

John-Taylor Strydom has the first points of the game for SWD through his boot as his attempt sails through.

Bulls 0-3 SWD.

07 July 15:28

And we're off for the final game of the day. Bulls up against SWD. 

07 July 15:23

A consolation try for Free State, courtesy of Ulrich Wahl.

30-22, the Lions win it.

07 July 15:12

PENALTY! Lions add an extra three points to their lead.

Free State 15-30 Lions.

07 July 15:06

PENALTY TRY!!! Free State are awarded a penalty try after their maul is taken down illegally. It results in a card and seven points.

Free State 15-27 Lions.

07 July 14:57

The Lions are keeping their foot on the gas!

Ruan Welman crashes over from the back of a rolling maul. It's a successful conversion attempt and now, Free State will be hearing alarm bells.

Free State 8-27 Lions.

07 July 14:55

The Lions extend their lead by three points after a successful penalty attempt.

Comment: The Free State, like they did on Tuesday, started strong in this game, but are fading in the face of sheer Lions intensity. There is still time to make up for the deficit, but they're looking shell shocked by the sudden turn of events.

Free State 8-20.

07 July 14:49

An individual piece of brilliance from Deon Groenewald who breaks free; chips it ahead, paces himself to gather; does so successfully and he's over. Wow!

Free State 8-17 Lions.

07 July 14:35

Lions get an opportunity to add three points before the break, which they do. They lead their Free State opponents 10-8.

07 July 14:17

TRY!!! Almost immediately, Free State respond to that score and are in through Jermairon Ruiters in the corner.

The conversion attempt is unsuccessful.

Free State 8-7 Lions.

07 July 14:15

Sibongokuhle Kapank is in!!! A deft cross-kick is collected by the lad. He then steps up to convert his own try.

Free State 3-7 Lions.

07 July 13:58

We're live for game three: Free State v Lions and within seconds, Free State can hit first with three points. 

Bradley Giddy strikes it and returns with the three for his team.

Free State 3-0 Lions.

07 July 13:50

The start of the game between Free State and Lions has been delayed...

Action any moment now.

07 July 13:47

After a bad head collision which involved a Pumas player in their clash with Griffons, Sport24 asked medics about the condition of the player and the reply was: "We can't reveal that information yet." 

07 July 13:32

Pumas aren't done. Some wayward thinking, and desperation sees the Griffons throw a loose ball. Tyron Moolman says thank you very much and it's another one for them. A successful conversion sees the match end 48-18 to the Pumas.

07 July 13:29

Cynical play produces a yellow card for a Pumas player and from the penalty, Griffons tap and go and it pays dividends. 

Pumas 41-18 Griffons.

07 July 13:26

Pumas pounce!!! It's a loose pass from Griffons as they try to string together an attack. Philasande Ntshapela helps himself to the stray ball and races away unbothered.

Pumas 41-13 Griffons.

07 July 13:22

TRY!!! Ruben Kruger gets his body over the try line as Griffons hit back in the final stages of the game.

The conversion is unsuccessful.

Pumas 34-13 Griffons.

07 July 13:12

Francios Odendaal is over!!! Pumas full of running and Griffons defenders are proving to be non-committal in stopping their flow.

Conversion doesn't have enough legs.

Pumas 34-8 Griffons.

07 July 13:05

50' TRY!!! It's that lad Rinkals Smit in again. Shows his strength once again and is in again around the same spot he scored a couple of minutes ago. 

Pumas 29-8 Griffons.

07 July 13:00

Instant reply from the Pumas to keep their account going. Rinkals Smit marches to the tryline, attracting the attention of defenders but they prove to be nothing more than being in lockstep with Smit to cross over.

The conversion is missed.

Pumas 24-8 Griffons.

07 July 12:57

TRY!!! Griffons this time with some devastating inter-play and Jayleigh Arends gets it on teh inside and over he goes! 

Pumas 19-8 Griffons.

07 July 12:42

35' Danny van Staden finishes off for the Pumas after a scrum. The eighthman peels off the back, pops it to his teammate and Van Staden does the rest.

The conversion is missed.

Pumas 19-3 Griffons.

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