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Gardens edge PE Harlequins to remain unbeaten, all Grand Challenge club rugby results

By Marc Jacobson - Jun 21, 2017
Gardens edge PE Harlequins to remain unbeaten, all Grand Challenge club rugby results

The first Grand Chellenge top and bottom 10 cross-section matches took place last weekend, which saw all close contests in real strength-vs-strength club rugby encounters.

In the top 10, Gardens Rugby Club (1st Group A) remained unbeaten, when they edged PE Harlequins (2nd Group B) 24-20 in Uitenhage. Gardens have now recorded 11 wins out of 11 in the Grand Challenge so far.

The leader from Group B, Parks Rugby Club beat Group A runners-up, Despatch, 27-21 in a hard-fought clash in Londt Park on Saturday. Parks only have one loss to their name; that coming against PE Harlequins earlier in the Group stages when they went down 40-33.

The Grahamstown Brumbies and PE Police clash was postponed until further notice, due to a dispute over where the match should be played in regards to which club should home the game.

Other Uitenhage club, Progress (4th Group A) travelled to Humansdorp, where they beat home side, Kruisfontein United (4th Group B) 35-29.

NMMU (3rd Group B) hosted Star of Hope (5th Group A) at their South Campus fields, where they edged the third Uitenhage representing club 34-31.

Go to previous week's Grand Challenge wrap-up

All Top and Bottom 10 cross-section results:

Top 10:

NMMU 34-31 Star of Hope

Gardens 24-20 PE Harlequins

Kruisfontein 29-35 Progress

Parks 27-21 Despatch

Grahamstown Brumbies vs PE Police (postponed)

Bottom 10:

Central 28-18 Windvogel United

Born Fighters 31-13 Trying Stars

Suburbans 29-23 African Bombers

United Barbarians vs Gelvandale Wallabies (postponed)