Eagles smash Valke in Currie Cup

Fullback Elric van Vuuren had a day to remember on the bone-hard Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park, scoring 22 points to give the SWD Eagles a comprehensive 47-22 win over the Valke.


Van Vuuren scored a try while also kicking four conversions and three penalties as the men from George romped home playing some exciting rugby – with wing Alshaun Bock’s try rounding off a length-of-the-field team effort that will be long remembered.


The Eagles raced into an early 25-3 lead and while the home side struck back through centre Hendrik Meyer, the visitors soon grabbed their bonus-point try via centre Nico Hanekom.


The Valke fought back and at one stage were only 10 points adrift, but the Eagles then turned over ball on their own tryline, Van Vuuren surged upfield and handed the ball to Bock, who sprinted home.


Final Score Valke (8) 22 SWD Eagles (25) 47


Scorers


Valke
Tries: Juan Kotze, Hendrik Meyer, Hannes Ludik
Conversions: Juan Kotze (2)
Penalty: Karlo Aspeling.


Eagles
Tries: Nico Hanekom (2), Johan Herbst, Elric van Vuuren, Dumisane Meslane, Alshaun Bock
Conversions: Van Vuuren (4)
Penalties: Van Vuuren (3).

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