Free State Claim 2012 @lantic 7's Provincial Championship

Mon, 08/10/2012 - 18:17
  • Free State U18 @lantic 7's Champions

The @lantic 7’s initiative started in 2007 with the purpose of exposing grass root players to the game and providing excelling players with National exposure. The 7’s rugby form has seen player’s crossing over to and fro from the 15 man form of the game. Paul Treu’s support for the tournament has helped skyrocket the event, making it the largest tournament of its kind.

This year the provincial SA @tlantic 7's tournament followed the same structure of separating teams into four pools to play in round robin stages, with losing teams dropping into Bowl, Plate, and Shield matches, and the winners advancing to the Championship Cup matches.

Grey College had the majority representation on the Free State squad with five schoolboys and Louis Botha had a solid share contributing three. The Free State team faced strong opposition in the semi-finals against Western Province and managed a 3 point victory. Free State claimed this year’s Championship title winning all six of their matches in spite of being pushed to their limit by Valke in the Cup final match.

Free State's Road to the Final

No Result Score Opponent
1 Won 42 - 0 Griffons
2 Won 54 - 7 Lions
3 Won 64 - 0 Border CD
4 Won 55 - 14 Limpopo BB
5 Won 21 - 19 Western Province
6 Won 40 - 33 Valke

Free State Tournament Stats

Team Pld W L D F A PD Points
Free State 6 6 0 0 276 73 203 12

2012 @tlantic 7's Championship Squad

No Player School
1 Carel Durow Grey College
2 PC Labuschagne Jim Fouche
3 Maruis Louw Grey College
4 Juandre van der Berg Sentraal
5 Julian Delacado Grey College
6 EW Viljoen Grey College
7 Danie van Tonder Sentraal
8 Theo Ferreira Grey College
9 Byron Matthews Louis Botha
10 Luke Cyster Louis Botha
11 Shelton Fortuin Louis Botha
12 AJ Goosen Zastron

Coach: Dirkie Groenewald
Manager: Deon Van Wyk

Photo via Deaan Vivier/FOTO 24


Submitted by Slaanditaan (not verified) on

Do you know that it is good to be good and do the good thing. So good to see some honoury black guys in the Free state team.

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