There were no significant unexpected outcomes during the SA Cup over Easter.

The four leading teams from the Currie Cup Premier Division maintained their impressive momentum in the SA Cup, securing convincing victories in the second-round matches over the Easter weekend. Additionally, the Phangela SWD Eagles clinched a notable win.

Over the Easter weekend, a total of 54 tries were scored in the five matches, with the Toyota Cheetahs, Suzuki Griquas, and Airlink Pumas particularly prolific, scoring 12, 10, and nine times respectively.

Action kicked off on Thursday in Kempton Park, where Griquas comfortably defeated the Valke 66-25. On Friday, the Pumas secured a dominant 61-0 victory over Eastern Province in Nelspruit.

Saturday saw three matches, including the Eagles’ 40-25 win over Border in East London, the Cheetahs’ comprehensive 76-5 triumph against the Leopards in Potchefstroom, and the NovaVit Griffons’ narrow 34-31 victory over the Sanlam Boland Kavaliers in Wellington.

After two rounds, all four Premier Division sides are tied at 10 points each with two wins, with Griquas leading the table due to a superior points difference, followed by the Cheetahs, Pumas, and Griffons.

All 10 teams will compete again in the third round of the competition next weekend, with matches scheduled for Friday (Cheetahs vs. Pumas), Saturday (Griquas vs. Border Bulldogs; Boland Kavaliers vs. Valke; and Eastern Province vs. SWD Eagles), and Sunday (Griffons vs. Leopards).

Griquas dominated the Valke in Kempton Park on Thursday afternoon, securing a 66-25 victory at the Barnard Stadium. The hosts struggled to contain Griquas, falling behind 19-6 at halftime. Kimberley’s team scored 10 tries, with Thabo Ndimane crossing the line twice, while Lubabablo Dobela and George Whitehead successfully converted eight of the tries between them. Keagan Fortune, the Valke’s pivot, managed two penalty goals and two conversions for his team.

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