WP and the Blue Bulls contested the final match of the tournament, and the clash between the north-south rivals certainly lived up to the hype.

The Cape side crossed the tryline five times, while Bulls winger Yuvrah George scored a hat-trick, extending his overall tally for the week to six. In the end, WP emerged with a 31-22 victory to finish the tournament unbeaten.

Earlier in the day, the Free State XV raced to a 31-20 victory over the Griffons to maintain their winning streak. WP as well as the Free State XV scored 13 tries over the course of the three-match campaign.

The Golden Lions, however, ended the week with the most overall points (101) and joint-most tries (14). These stats were significantly boosted by their 10-try, 66-point performance against Border on day three. Centre Jaydon Viljoen finished the week with a tournament-leading 46 points.

In other matches, the Valke were similarly dominant in their match against Border Country Districts, scoring 10 tries in a 60-15 win.

The Sharks fought back from a seven-point half-time deficit to edge a competitive South Western Districts side 20-19. Centre Ciaran Killian scored a hat-trick in Eastern Province’s 36-33 win over the WP XV to ensure that the hosts ended their campaign on a high.

U16 Grant Khomo Week Results – Day Three:

Lions 66 (33), Border 24 (10)

Pumas 13 (3), Leopards 20 (10)

Namibia 31 (19), v Zimbabwe 8 (3)

Free State 33 (21), Boland 16 (3)

Free State XV 31 (12). v Griffons 20 (10)

Border CD 15 (3), Valke 60 (33)

Sharks 20 (5), SWD 19 (12)

WP XV 33 (18), EP 36 (21)

Griquas 50 (7), Limpopo Blue Bulls 12 (12)

WP 31 (19), Bulls 22 (15)