SWD Eagles beat Boland

Alshaun Bock
Alshaun Bock

Winger Carlo Radebe and centre Brian Skosana both scored a hat-tricks of tries as the SWD Eagles thumped the Boland Cavaliers 57-14 in the sides’ encounter in the First Division of the Absa Currie Cup in the Boland stadium in Wellington on Saturday afternoon.

O/19 Boland Cavaliers 62-14 SWD Arende O/19
O/21 Boland Cavaliers 45-23 SWD Arende O/21

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The visitors from George ran in nine tries in the end and claimed their fourth win in the competition with the writing on the wall at halftime as they lead 40-0 after a dominant first 40 minutes

The first 20 minutes where nothing to write home about, with both sides getting a feel for each other. But as the Eagles started attacking with more prowess, the flood gates opened and what followed was an unanswered six tries lead in by winger Alshaun Bock. As the latter scored, Boland’s wheels came off, with a yellow card in the early stages to winger Gerrit van Wyk not helping the hosts cause.

Skosana scored the first of his three tries in the 24th minute, followed by Radebe with his first of the afternoon and centre Luzuko Vulindlu also coming into points. With three tries against them in the wake of ten minutes, Boland were down and out and it showed in their defense.

Skosana and Radebe both went over for their second five pointers before referee Ben Crouse’s halftime whistle brought an end to the hosts pain. Five of the six where converted by fly half Leighton Eksteen in the first half, helping the Eagles to an almost unobtainable lead of 40-0.

Eagles prop Pieter Stemmet burst over shortly after the second half commenced and it was destined to become a long afternoon for Boland. It took the hosts 50 minutes to get their first points on the board as winger Danwel Demas closed and fly half Eric Zana converted. Flanker Keanan Cronje got his five pointer 10 minutes later and Zana was at hand to convert, but it would be the last points that Boland would see that afternoon.

In what can only be described as a dominant display of rugby, the Eagles closed out the game with their two hat-tricks via Skosana and Radebe. Replacement back Thomas Kean could only convert one of those, but the hard work for the victory had already been done in the first half.

Points scorers:

SWD Eagles: Tries: Alshaun Bock, Brian Skosana (3), Carlo Radebe (3), Luzuku Vulindlu, Pieter Stemmet; Conversions: Leighton Eksteen (5), Thomas Kean.

Boland: Tries: Danwel Demas, Keanan Cronje; Conversions: Eric Zana (2).


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