Wing JG Basson scored a hat-trick of tries as Boland Landbou secured a 65-21 win over EG Jansen at the North-South tournament on Saturday.
Boland Landbou were in a destructive mode as they ran 10 tries past Jansies to put the south in the ascendancy after the first match of the tournament.
Jansies produced a dismal performance, riddled with handling errors, but ill-discipline contributed the most to their downfall. They conceded countless penalties, which resulted in a red and a yellow card.
Apart from Basson’s hat-trick, Boland Landbou fullback Duren Hoffman scored 20 points via a try, six conversions and a penalty, while centre Durin Nasson bagged a brace of tries.
The Western Cape side scored five first-half tries for a commanding 27-0 advantage at the break. They continued to score freely in the second half, but what made things worse for EG Jansen, is the fact that Hoffman found his kicking radar.
It seemed as if Landbou would keep EG Jansen scoreless, but Jansies were galvanised after being reduced to 13 boys late in the game. As soon as flank Ruaan Kruger (red card) and wing Sheldon Rivabella (yellow card) were given their marching orders, EG Jansen went on to score three converted consolation tries.
EG Jansen – Tries: Lesley October, Keen Oelofse, Wesley Noeth. Conversions: Dylan Schwartz (3).
Boland Landbou – Tries: JG Basson (3), Durin Nasson (2), Franco Venter, Darren Hendricks, Luther McKay, Duren Hoffman, Martin Rossouw. Conversions: Hoffman (6). Penalty: Hoffman.
Photo: Boland Landbou