Western Province on Saturday won the SARU Girls Under-18 South Sevens Interprovincial competition in Uitenhage in style with a resounding 43-0 victory in the final against Boland.
The victory marked their fifth successive win in the series which started on Friday. Border, meanwhile, thumped Eastern Province 29-0 to finish third for a bronze medal.
Western Province were in fantastic form from the outset as they opened their campaign with a convincing 38-0 victory against SWD and then thrashed the Free State 48-0 and beat Border 19-7 to dominate the opening day’s play.
The Cape side’s sister union, Boland, also made their presence felt on day one as they secured victories against Border CD, Eastern Province and Griquas respectively to remain unbeaten.
Both teams built on their strong starts on day two with Western Province defeating Eastern Province 19-10 while Boland beat Border 17-5 to book their places in the final.
Western Province’s strong attack and tenacious defence, however, handed them an edge over Boland, as they ran circles around the opposition to rack up a staggering 43 points, while they prevented the Wellington side from scoring a single point in a memorable final.
In the third and fourth-place playoff Border - who showed encouraging signs on the opening day with a 45-0 victory against the Free State and a 30-7 win against SWD - thumped Eastern Province 29-0 to secure the bronze medal.
SARU under-18 South Girls Sevens results:
Day one – July 18:
Western Province 38 - 0 SWD
Border 45 - 0 Free State
Boland 19 - 10 Border CD
Griquas 5 - 19 Eastern Province
Western Province 48 - 0 Free State
Border 30 - 7 SWD
Boland 7 - 0 Eastern Province
Griquas 17 - 12 Border CD
Western Province 19 - 7 Border
SWD 39 - 0 Free State
Boland 5 - 0 Griquas
Border CD 7 - 26 Eastern Province
Day two – July 19:
Western Province 19 - 10 Eastern Province
Border 5 - 17 Boland
SWD 10 - 7 Griquas
Free State 30 - 0 Border CD
Griquas 7 - 5 Free State
SWD 12 - 20 Border CD
Eastern Province 0 - 29 Border
Western Province 43 - 0 Boland