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Keywords black and white photo, 1970, rugby, sports, match, game
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Description Rugby 1970 David van Niekerk Article 1: Praise for E.P. Eastern Province were generally regarded as the best of the 24 teams who took part in the seventh Danie Craven Rugby Week for schools teams in Salisbury last week. We hear from a source close to the S.A. Rugby Board that, had the teams from Cape Province not had to return early in order to be back at their schools, the final attraction would have been between Eastern Province and Natal—and, according to knowledgeable critics, Eastern Province would have walked this match as well. Eastern Province had the rare distinction of playing in the opening match of the week—a match which Dr Danie Craven, President of the South African Rugby Board and father of the idea and who has seen all seven Craven Weeks, described as the finest opening match of any Week to date. Most tries In addition Eastern Province scored the most tries of all the teams—a total of 21 with only three against. Dr Craven described this Eastern Province team as the best to wear the red and black jersey at Craven Week and one of the best teams ever to play in the Craven Week. He has always had his qualms about the Eastern Province teams but this one was outstanding “Not a particularly heavy team, but very well balanced and extremely mobile, with the loose forwards doing great work and the half-backs Van Niekerk and William Horn, and the centres Gavin Cowley and Neil Ward outstanding. In the three matches, Eastern Province also scored the most points - 100 with only 22 against. Formula Dr Craven has devised a formula by which the attack and defence of a team is measured by the number of tries scored. Eastern Province also won this hands down with a total tally of 135 points, followed by Eastern Transvaal with 126. The 1971 Craven Week, will be held in Kimberley and in 1972 in Potchefstroom. It is possible that the 1973 week will be held in Stellenbosch in honour of Dr Craven. This will be the 10th Craven Week. Danie Craven believes that, if Eastern Province retains a large majority of the 1970 players, either in employment or at the University, Eastern Province seniors have very tough teams in years to come. Article 2: Big win for E.P. schools SALISBURY. — Eastern Province Schools, playing the more enterprising rugby, running with the ball at every opportunity, ran out comfortable winners by 36 points (six goals, a try and a penalty goal), to 11 (a goal, a try, and a penalty goal) against a disappointing Griqualand West Schools team, who could never get into top gear and were 8-21 behind at half-time. Eastern Province thus won all three of their games in the 1970 Craven Week tournament. The Eastern Province scrum-half, C. van Niekerk was the outstanding plaver on the field. He fed his fly-half well and initiated several good tries with some fine breaks around the base of the scrum. For Griqualand West eighth man Erasmus had a good game. Eastern Province’s points were scored through tries by left-wing Van Niekerk (two), centre Katherine, lock M. Botha, lock F. Botha, scrum-half C. van Niekerk, right-wing Watson (one try each), centre Cowley (five conversions), and fly-half Horn, who kicked a penalty goal and conversion. Griqualand West’s points came from a try by scrum-half Watt a try by centre Pienaar, a conversion and penalty goal by their fly- half Jooste. Article 3: Eastern Province ran out victors by six goals and five tries to one penalty goal. Star of the Eastern Province side was the speedy left wing, D. van Niekerk who crossed his opponents’ line five times. The most deserved try of the match, however, came in the second half from Eastern Province’s flyhalf, Horn, who scored after initiating a move at mid-field. Eastern Province scorers were: Van Niekerk (5), Tolmay (2), Rademeyer (1), Horn (1) and Watson (2). Cowley kicked five conversions and Horn one. The only Natal Country Districts score came in the first half from a fine 50 yard penalty, kicked by the number eight, J. de Vaal.
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