Rugby

Young Bulls' biggest ever loss

2013-07-11 10:25
WP's Daniel du Plessis, who is the son of former Springbok Michael. (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province's crushing 30-6 win over the Blue Bulls in Polokwane on Wednesday was the biggest ever defeat for the Pretoria side at the Craven Week.

According to Die Burger's website, the 24-point deficit is the highest margin of defeat for any Blue Bulls schools team since the inception of the Craven Week in 1964. In 149 matches, the Bulls have also only conceded 30 or more points on seven occasions.

Their previous biggest defeat was the 38-15 drubbing at the hands of Free State in 2003.

Western Province coach Hein Kriek said it was "nice to take revenge", especially after his side lost 47-27 to the Bulls at last year's event.

WP are now certain of a place in Saturday's unofficial final, with the winner of Thursday's match between Free State and the Golden Lions likely to be their opponents.

Craven Week Day 3 results:

WP 30 - 6 Blue Bulls
KZN 18 - 40 Pumas
Boland 19 - 37 Border
Limpopo Blue Bulls 5 - 43 Zimbabwe
Namibia 27 - 10 Griquas

Craven Week Day 4 fixtures:


09:30 Leopards vs Border CD
11:00 Valke vs Griquas CD
12:30 Griffons vs EP CD
14:00 EP vs SWD
15:30 Free State vs Golden Lions

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