Vodacom Cup

De Bruyn boots FS to victory

2013-03-09 07:52
Tewis de Bruyn (Gallo Images)

George - The Free State XV relied heavily on the boot of flyhalf Tewis de Bruyn on their way to a 31-8 (half-time 16-5) win over the SWD Eagles 31-8 in their Vodacom Cup match at Outeniqua Park in George on Friday.

De Bruyn succeeded with four penalties and two conversions for a personal tally of 16 points while the visitors managed three tries through lock Neil Claassen and wings Eddie Fredericks and Ludwig Erasmus.

The home team managed just a single try, through tighthead prop Grant Kemp, while fullback Elric van Vuuren succeeded with a second-half penalty.

The hosts made the early running in the match and Kemp opened the scoring after just four minutes with his try, but the host's lead was short lived as the Free State XV struck back five minutes later through a converted try from Claassen.

De Bruyn then nailed three penalties as the Free State XV went to the break holding a handy 16-5 lead.

The second half belonged almost exclusively to the visitors but they only really broke free of their tenacious opponents in the last quarter.

De Bruyn succeeded with a 47th minute penalty but the men from Bloemfontein had to wait until the 61st minute before they managed to breach the Eagles' defence again when former SA Sevens' star Fredericks zipped over for an unconverted try.

De Bruyn popped another penalty over and, two minutes before the end, the Free State XV grabbed their third try when left wing Erasmus, who played for Pukke in last year's Varsity Cup, dotted down for a converted try.

Scorers:

SWD Eagles:

Try: Grant Kemp

Penalty: Elric van Vuuren

Free State XV:

Tries: Neil Claassen, Eddie Fredericks, Ludwig Erasmus

Conversions: Tewis de Bruyn (2)

Penalties: De Bruyn (4)

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Logs
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Vote

Who would you like to see start in the No 10 jersey for the Springboks at next year's Rugby World Cup?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.