The Vodacom Bulls Under-20 side reached the end of their SA Rugby Under-20 Championship when they were defeated 42-17 by their DHL Western Province counterparts in the semi-final in Cape Town on Saturday.
The home side showed their intentions with a quickfire start that saw DHL Western Province scoring the opening try straight from the kick-off.
The Cape Town-based side scored two tries in the first half, in addition to two penalties and a conversion, for a comfortable 18-7 lead at the half-time break after the Vodacom Bulls U20’s had, through winger Sonwabo Sokoyi, responded with a solitary converted try.
The home side added four more tries in the second half to take their total tally of the afternoon to six, with winger Ebenezer Tshimanga scoring a hat-trick, as Vodacom Bulls U20 vice-captain, Canan Moodie and replacement scrumhalf, Johan Muller.
DHL Western Province U20 will now face Lions U20 in the final of the SA Rugby U20 Championship next week.
DHL Western Province (18) 42
Tries: Ruben Labuschagne, Ebenezer Tshimanga (3), Romauld Ntumba, Vernon Matongo
Conversions: Sacha Mngomezulu (3)
Penalties: Mngomezulu (2)
Vodacom Bulls (7) 17
Tries: Sonwabo Sokoyi, Canan Moodie, Johan Muller
Conversion: Jandre Burger