Late Jackson try even up matters against WP
A late try by centre JT Jackson, converted by himself, earned the Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-21 team a 29-29 draw against defending SA Rugby Under-21 Champions, DHL Western Province, at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.
The visitors lead 29-15 after an hour of play, but tries by Ivan van Zyl (pictured) and Jackson allowed them to claw their way back into the match.
Vodacom Blue Bulls U21 point scorers: Tries: Ruben van Heerden, Dewald Naude, Ivan van Zyl, JT Jackson. Conversions: Tinus de Beer: (2), JT Jackson. Penalty: Tinus de Beer.
Earlier, the DHL Vodacom Blue Bulls under-19 team suffered their first defeat of the year when DHL Western Province edged them out 18-17. A late penalty by scrumhalf Jondre Williams secured the win for the team from the Cape. WP are now the only undefeated team in the competition.
Blue Bulls 17 (10), DHL WP 18 (17).
Blue Bulls 17 (10). Tries: Heino Bezuidenhout, Penalty Try. Conversion: Lourens Steenkamp. Penalty: Lourens Steenkamp.
DHL WP 18 (17). Tries: Reutumetse Mogoje, Tristan Leyds. Conversion: Jondre Williams. Penalties: Jondre Williams (2).