The Hino Valke Under 20 team played their third game in round two of the Under 20 Currie Cup Championship against Border’s Under 20 team on Friday the 25th of August at Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park.
The Hino Valke received the kick-off and from the start they were willing to throw the ball around, this tactic unfortunately cost them as to many unforced errors led to two converted tries from the opposition 5 minutes into the game.
Even after a dreadful start the Hino Valke stayed composed, controlled the set plays lifted the tempo and stuck to the structures and in doing so the Hino Valke went on to score two converted tries, kicked a successful penalty goal and went on to score another two unconverted tries which gave them a half time bonus point lead of 27 point to 14.
The second half was set to continue where the Hino Valke left off as they scored another three converted and another three unconverted tries before the end of the game giving Hino Valke the win of 60 points to 14.
After a precarious start the Hino Valke showed that they were not to be beaten on the day not just on attack but also with the way they defended as Border could not score any points for the remainder of the 75 minutes of the game.
The Hino Valke coaching staff led by Arno Kilian felt that the team showed a lot of character as they never gave up they had to dig deep being 14 points down 5 minutes into the game.
The Hino Valke still remains in strong contention for the semi-finals where the top four teams will be competing further in the competition.
The Hino Valke’s following home game is only in two weeks’ time on Saturday the 9th of September against the Griffons in Vanderbijlpark at Izak Steyl Stadium, kick off is at 15h00.