WP, Border to contest women’s final yet again


Western Province and Border will meet in their fourth successive SA Women’s Interprovincial A Section final on 7 September.

The Eastern Cape side secured their place in the top two with a comprehensive victory over Boland.

The difference this season, however, is that the grand finale will play out in Cape Town after Western Province advanced through the league stage unbeaten.

Four teams entered the final round with a mathematical chance of booking their place in the final against the Capetonians, namely Eastern Province, Border, the Sharks and Blue Bulls. But the door was wide open for Border to advance to the final after Western Province registered a 27-22 victory against Eastern Province in Cape Town.

Border and Boland took to the field in the second match on Saturday at the Police Rugby Club, which meant the East London side knew what they had to do to finish second on the log, and they did exactly that, thumping Boland 52-0.

Their victory, in turn, meant that the clash between the Sharks and Blue Bulls in Pretoria was played purely for pride, and it was the visitors who came out tops, winning 17-12.