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Impala triumphant in Africa Cup
June 23, 2014
CELL C Community Cup champions, Rustenburg Impala, won their maiden international tournament in style when they beat Nigeria 86-10 at the Botswana National Stadium in Gaborone on Saturday to to cap off an unbeaten Africa Cup 1C campaign.

Impala, who were invited by the Confederation of African Rugby to represent South Africa at the IRB-sanctioned tournament that also featured hosts Botswana, Mauritius, Swaziland and Zambia, finished top of the six-team log with a full house of 15 points.

The Rustenburg miners opened their campaign with a 61-17 win over Mauritius on the opening day and followed it up with a 54-9 victory over their hosts in their second match.

Mauritius and Botswana both finished the tournament on 10 points, but thanks to a better points difference it is the Indian Ocean islanders who will be promoted to the 1B group for the next cycle of African Rugby World Cup qualifying, where they will meet, amongst others, Senegal and Ivory Coast.

“Impala were great ambassadors for South African rugby and it was wonderful to see our club players being given a chance to test themselves against international opposition,” said SARU CEO, Jurie Roux.

“I think this would also have helped those African countries they played against, as they will now go back home and identify ways to improve.

“South Africa has a duty to help raise the level of rugby across the continent and perhaps in years to come we might look back on Impala's involvement in Gaborone as the start of something positive.”

Full results:

Sunday 15 June:

Rustenburg Impala 61-17 Mauritius
Botswana 87-0 Swaziland
Nigeria 20-30 Zambia

Wednesday 18 June:

Botswana 9-54 Rustenburg Impala
Nigeria 61-10 Swaziland
Zambia 17-54 Mauritius

Saturday 21 June:

Rustenburg Impala 86-10 Nigeria
Botswana 66-14 Zambia
Mauritius 134-0 Swaziland

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Absa Under 21 Competition
Friday, September 19 2014
LIVE SCORING 16:40 - Golden Lions U21 vs Sharks U21
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Currie Cup First Division
17:00 - Border Bulldogs vs Leopards
BCM Stadium, East London
Inter Provincial Women A 1
19:00 - Border vs Western Province
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - Xerox Golden Lions vs Steval Pumas
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
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Saturday, September 20 2014
10:45 - WP U19 vs EP Kings U19
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
11:00 - SWD U19 vs Boland U19
Outeniqua Park, George
11:20 - Valke U19 vs Griffons U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
Absa Under 21 Competition
12:30 - Leopards U21 vs Blue Bulls U21
Profert Olen Park, Potch
12:30 - EP Kings U21 vs Griquas U21
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE

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