Blue Bulls women tops in sevens

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Tournament favourites The Sharks and hosts, Blue Bulls, were crowned champions in the men’s and women’s section respectively at the 2012 SARU Interprovincial Sevens at Loftus in Pretoria on Saturday.

The Blue Bulls lifted the crown with a comprehensive 28-0 win over Western Province. The Pretoria women qualified for the final after beating the Golden Lions 47-0 and then defeating KZN 26-0 in the last four.

Blue Bulls centre Marithy Pienaar was the standout player and thoroughly deserves her Player of the Tournament accolade. Shona-Leah Weston, Cindy Cant and Mapume Maseko also impressed for the Blue Bulls women.

The team also received a accolade earlier in the week when fullback Yolanda Meiring was voted SARU's Women's Player of the Year in Cape Town.

The men's title was won by KZN who beat EP in the final. The Blue Bulls lost 33-21 to Boland in the Plate Final.

Saturday’s results:

Quarter-finals:

Men: KZN 28, Golden Lions 0; Western Province 19, Leopards 12; EP 22, Valke 12; Free State 17, Lowveld 10; Pumas 33, Griquas 5; Limpopo 19, Griffons 12; Blue Bulls 17, SWD 0; Boland 21, Border 17.

Women: Blue Bulls 38, Griffons 0; Border 14, EP 0; Western Province 24, Golden Lions 0; KZN 47, Border B 0; Boland 38, Valke 7; Leopards 12, SANDF 7; SWD 43, Corr. Services 0; Free State 14, Griquas 5.

Semi-finals:

Cup: Men: KZN 24, Free State 7; EP 19, WP 7. Women: Blue Bulls 26, KZN 0; Western Province 21, Border 12.
Plate: Men: Boland 12, Pumas 7, Blue Bulls 38, Limpopo 10. Women: Boland 17, SWD 7; Free State 34, Leopards 0.

Finals:

Plate: Men: Boland 33, Blue Bulls 21. Women: Boland 21, Free State 7.
Cup: Men: Sharks 29, EP 14. Women: Blue Bulls 28, WP 0.

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Nov 04, 2012
The Sharks, Blue Bulls, SARU interprovinsional sevens, Loftus Verfseld, Pretoria

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