FOUR tries in 10 minutes saw Neath to a 37-16 thumping of Pontypool, winners only once in 12 Heineken outings. Newport, who started the trend last week with their seven-try thrashing of Maesteg, were at it again. Their
42-0 battering of South Wales Police included 26 points in the last 12 minutes to leave the constabulary wondering, after conceding 83 points in two games, if promotion last season was such a good idea. Co-promotees Aberavon won 21-19 at Newbridge.
SEVEN years on, Auckland remain unbeatable in New Zealand's Ranfurly Shield. Previous holders Canterbury went less quietly than 50-plus previous challengers, leading 21-16 at half-time before succumbing 47-38 at Eden Park. Ellis Park, Johannesburg saw Natal take their second Currie Cup in three years, holding off a second-half revival from Transvaal to win 14-13.
SOUTH AFRICAN squad for tour of France and England next month: T van Rensburg (Transvaal), H Reece-Edwards (Natal), P Hendriks (Transvaal), J Olivier (N Transvaal), J Small (Transvaal), D Oosthuizen (N Transvaal), P Muller (Natal), D Gerber (W Province), H Fuhls (Transvaal), F Knoetze (W Province), N Botha (N Transvaal, capt), H le Roux, G Wright (both Transvaal), R du Preez (Natal), J Styger (Orange Free State), H Rogers (Transvaal), K Andrews (W Province), W Hills, U Schmidt (both N Transvaal), H Roberts (Transvaal), A Geldenhuys (E Province), A Malan, D Hattingh (both N Transvaal), S Atherton (Natal), W Bartmann (Natal), P Pretorius (N Transvaal), I McDonald (Transvaal), B Rossouw (W Transvaal), T Struass (W Province), A Richter (N Transvaal).Reuse content