The SA Rugby Women’s Interprovincial Competition got off to a solid start on Saturday, with defending champions Border, Eastern Province and KwaZulu-Natal kicking off the A Section on a winning note.
In the B Section, the Golden Lions and Pumas scored 50 points a piece to register morale boosting victories.
Border, who secured a hat-trick of titles in the competition last season, picked up where they left off in 2015 as they cruised to a 74-3 victory against SWD at the Bridgton Sports Grounds in Oudtshoorn, while Eastern Province registered a valuable 32-17 home win against Western Province at the Zwide Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
In the other A Section encounter, KwaZulu-Natal overcame a tough challenge from 2015 finalists, the Blue Bulls, to register a narrow 14-10 victory.In the B Section, the Pumas delivered a solid performance to overpower the Valke 50-20 at the Witbank Stadium, while the Golden Lions defeated the Limpopo Blue Bulls 51-19 HTS Tom Naude in Polokwane.
The teams will take to the field again on 23 July in the second round of matches.
SA Rugby Women’s Interprovincial Competition round one results (Saturday, 9 July):
KZN 14 – 10 Blue Bulls
Eastern Province 32 – 17 Western Province
SWD 3 – 74 Border
Pumas 50 – 20 Valke
Golden Lions 51-19 Limpopo Blue Bulls