The SWD Eagles closed the gap on the 1st division log between them and the second placed Boland to just 2 points, when they beat the Valke atOuteniquaParkon Friday night by 24-15. The Eagles scored 3 tries by Giant Mtyanda, Kempie Rautenbach and Jeff Taljard. Fullback Elric van Vuuren converted all 3 tries and succeeded with a penalty. The Valke managed to score 2 tries.
Although the Eagles lost out on a bonus point, they have now won 3 of their 4 matches, the only loss coming to log leaders EP Kings in the first round.
The Eagles next face Boland inWellingtonon Friday 19 August. The SWD are in the process of arranging a bus to take Eagles supporters to the match and to arrange match tickets free of charge. An announcement will be made soon on Eden FM.