The Free State Women showed their intent by scoring 17 tries in their 107-5 win over their northern neighbours, with former Springbok Women’s lock, Bernice Strydom, scoring four tries in her new position of centre. The Griffons never stood a chance, conceding 50 points in the first half at Old Grey's in Bloemfontein and another 57 in the second.
SWD also had way too much firepower at the Bridgton Sportsground in Oudtshoorn, scoring 11 tries in their 57-5 win over Griquas.
In the Northern Section, Limpopo secured their first win over the Pumas, who remains the only team in that group who are yet to claim a win.
This weekend will see the Griffons and Griquas trying to regroup after their big defeats last Saturday, while Limpopo will host Valke in what could be a very competitive match in that pool.
Pumas 15 (5), Limpopo Blue Bulls Women 50 (26)
Pumas – Tries: Alucia Mathebula, Silindile Nyembe, Nonhlanhla Ngwenya.
Limpopo – Tries: Provia Mashiane (3), Jibrine Dube, Zintle Mtana, Itumeleng Mkhari, Thully Mahaole, Valentine Manyosa. Conversions: Mashiane (5).
Free State 107 (50), Griffons 5 (0)
Free State – Tries: Kirileng Namane, Rama Rammoko, Welmarie Wessels, Simone Ras, Natasha Motlomelo (3), Bernice Strydom (4), Nomfundo Pampiri (2), Halle Drywer, Moipone Morake, Anzel Venter (2). Conversions: Chris Christen (11).
Griffons – Try: Mtyhali Siseka.
SWD 57 (32), Griquas 5 (0)
SWD – Tries: Amy Klaasen, Tanya Scholtz (3), Zinyanda Ngohklekana (2), Amanda Klassen (2), Anteana Botha, Nicolene Barendse, Antoneica Hannies. Conversion: Hannies.
Griquas – Try: Nelly Skosana.
Fixtures for Saturday 9 July
Griffons v Griquas
Venue: HT Pelatona Stadium, Welkom
Referee: Siyanda Ketse
Limpopo Blue Bulls v Valke
Venue: Noordelikes Rugby Club, Polokwane
Referee: Aneka Fick