On Tuesday 23rd October, the Australian Universities Rugby League team kicked off their 2018 South Africa tour with a strong victory over West Province Invitational XIII, at Helderberg Rugby Stadium, Cape Town.
The team also featured a strong Queensland contingent, after Queensland Universities dominant 52-12 victory over NSW Universities, back in June.
Australia opened the scoring with a try early on in the game. West Province fought back to even the scores with a try of their own.
From this point onwards, Australia dominated the remainder of the first half, running in 7 tries to give themselves a 42-6 lead at the break.
The second half saw Australia run away with the game, scoring a further 6 tries to register a convincing 76-6 victory over West Province Invitational XIII.
Tries: Dylan Izzard, Jayden Baker 2, Declan Morrissey, Malachi Morgan, Billy Butler 3, Luke Jurd, Matt Jurd, Rob Tuiluta, Kobe Tarero, Matt Buttler. Goals: Dylan Izzard 12
To keep up to date with the 2018 AURL South Africa tour head to Australian Universities Rugby League Facebook page or alternatively Queensland Universities Rugby League Facebook page.