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Under 21's stay unbeaten

The Vodacom Blue Bulls' under 21 team recorded a brilliant 36-7 victory over the WP at Florida Park in Cape Town on Friday but unfortunately the under 19's lost 0-31 against their counterparts from the WP.

The under 19's were only trailing 0-7 at the break but in the second half the WP simply moved to a higher gear and totally outplayed the team from Pretoria.

This loss means that the under 19's are under enormous pressure to qualify for the semifinals and they absolutely have to pick up five log points in their last match against the Free State Cheetahs to keep their hopes of a place in the play-offs alive, but their fate also depends on the results of the other matches.

The under 21's are still the only unbeaten team in the competition and they again showed on Friday how talented and well coached they are when they took the reigning champs to the cleaners.

They demolished the WP in the scrums and lineouts and their defence as well as their discipline was outstanding. The stuck to the game plan and the end result was a very satisfying victory for Nico Serfontein and his team.

Serfontein said afterwards the most pleasing aspect from a coach's point of view was the fact that the team took responsibility for the outcome of the match and they played their hearts out notwithstanding the fact that they have already qualified for the play-offs.

"We played reasonably well but the guys weren't overjoyed in the change room because we all know that we still can improve quite a lot.

"But I must say that the players' mentality was right in the sense that they all focused on the job at hand and when this is the case a coach doesn't need to say a lot. Every single individual's mindset was where it had to be and that was great."

**The under 21's as well as the under 19's are now going to play against the Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld on Friday 3 October (although it was originally scheduled for 4 October) in their last round robin match and they will have to wait for all the results of the last round, because at this stage none of the semifinals have been decided.


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1. Weer geen belangstelling in die juniors. In die onder21 is daar werklike talent vir die toekoms
Posted by Stapper (Pretoria) Friday, September 26, 2008 - 22:36
2. Daar is geen aanduiding van die punte nie.
Posted by Stapper (Pretoria) Friday, September 26, 2008 - 22:38