'Bank on SA U-19s'

The South African Under-19 squad must lift their performance that saw them thrashing Ireland 33-5 last Friday if they hope to beat the defending champions Australia today in Belfast.

The South African Under-19 squad must lift their performance that saw them thrashing Ireland 33-5 last Friday if they hope to beat the defending champions Australia today in Belfast.

This was said by Peter Maimane, the Lions' technical adviser, who favours the squad not to disappoint the South Africans in a crucial game.

"On Friday the SA Under-19 team displayed one of the best performances since the formation of the competition. The backline and forwards complemented each throughout the proceedings,'' said Maimane:

On their way to the semifinals the SA Under-19 team beat Fiji 36-5, lost to France 17-8 and disposed of Ireland 33-5.

l Vodacom Cup games continued at the weekend at different venues.

Results: Leopards 29, Griffons 8; Mighty Elephants 30, Boland Kavaliers 26; Western Province 25, Free State 18; Qriquas 47, Lions 15; SWD 26, Border 3; Blue Bulls 17, Valke 8. - Meshack Khotha

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