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Good start for Free State at U18 Coca-Cola Youth Weeks

Posted on Thursday, 11 Jul 2018

Good start for Free State at U18 Coca-Cola Youth Weeks

The U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week and Coca-Cola Academy Week kept the passionate Paarl crowd gripped in another entertaining day’s action at Paarl Boys’ High’s Brug Steet Grounds on Tuesday, as 24 teams battled it out in their opening matches after watching their counterparts kick off the action on Monday.
 
In the main U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week game, the Blue Bulls started their clash against the Free State with a bang as they raced to 10-0 lead in the first seven minutes, before facing a backlash from the Bloemfontein team, who ended up sealing a 38-21 victory. Back-to-back tries by Free State’s Richard Kriel before and after halftime bolstered their confidence, and they built on this to outscore the Blue Bulls six tries to two.  
 
U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week day two results (Tuesday, 10 July):
Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions XV 15-57 DHL Western Province XV
NWU Valke 63-24 Leopards
Boland 61-14 Griquas
Sharks 46-28 SWD
Free State 38-21 Blue Bulls
 
Coca-Cola Academy Week day two results (Tuesday, 10 July):
Griquas CD 13-17 Thepa Trading Griffons CD
Pumas CD 8-15 Border CD
Eastern Province CD 34-10 Limpopo
Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions CD 25-23 DHL Western Province CD
SWD 29-20 Thepa Trading Griffons
Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions 28-36 Free State
Blue Bulls 26-7 Eastern Province
 
U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week day three fixtures (Wednesday, 11 July):
11h00 – Blue Bulls XV v Limpopo Blue Bulls
12h30 – Eastern Province v King Price Pumas
14h00 – Build-it Border v Thepa Trading Griffons
15h30 – DHL Western Province v Bidvest Waltons Golden Lions
 
Coca-Cola Academy Week day three fixtures (Wednesday, 11 July):
08h30 – Build-it Border v Valke
08h30 – Leopards v Sharks CD
09h40 – DHL Western Province v Sharks
09h40 – SA LSEN v Valke CD
11h00 – Namibia v Griffons CD
12h30 – Blue Bulls CD v Zimbabwe
13h40 – Boland v Pumas

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