The competition on the ABSA Currie Cup First Division log table increased immensely this weekend with the Leopards’ defeat which resulted in four of the top five teams being separated by only one log point.
The Leopards went down 50-47 against the SWD Eagles in Potchefstroom in a decisive result. This allowed the Steval Pumas to extend their lead at the top of the log to 10 points, while the trailing teams closed in on the side resulting in a log-jam.
They still managed to hold onto their second-place standing thanks to the two bonus points for losing within seven points and scoring more than four tries.
The Eagles have 22 points, while the EP Kings and Regent Boland Cavaliers are only a point back with seven rounds of pool matches remaining.
Many of these teams still have a chance to take part on the Currie Cup First Division. The Pumas extended their winning run to seven matches with a convincing 69-12 victory against the Valke in Nelspruit. The Leopards gave spectators quite a show when they defeated SWD Eagles.
The Regent Boland Cavaliers, overcame a tightly-fought first half against the Down Touch Griffons in Welkom and returned their winning ways and secure their fifth victory of the season.
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