BRUMBIES easily beat Park 23-3 in their Grand Challenge Top Seven rugby clash in Grahamstown at the weekend.
After leading 6-0 at halftime through penalties by flyhalf Vincent Mains, Brumbies took control in the second half with two long distance tries from right wing Glenville Lewis and fullback Norman Denston.
The visitors' points came from a penalty by Hugo Swanepoel.
Gardens outplayed Harlequins 23-7 in their Top Seven clash at Rosedale.
The game started slowly and Gardens had to settle for a 6-0 halftime score after their fullback Victor Korkee kicked two penalties.
The second half saw Gardens piling on the pressure and they were rewarded in the 45th minute when captain AJ Maart led from the front to score a good try. From there onwards there was no stopping the Gardens outfit.
Inside centre Claydon Theron increased their lead with another try in the 62nd minute.
Speedy wing Avan Kapara added the last nail in Harlequins' coffin in the 71st minute. Korkee kicked one conversion.
Craig Adams scored Harlequins' consolation try in the dying moments, with Luan Bosman adding the conversion.
Progress narrowly beat PE SAPS 30-26 in their Top Seven clash in Uitenhage.
Both sides gave it their all but it was Progress who went to the break leading 17-16.
For SAPS, Johan Engelbrecht, Elton Loxton, Fabian Juries and Sibiya scored tries, with Justin Peach kicking two penalties.
In the Bottom Six, Spring Rose edged Suburban 35-19 at Kleinskool and African Bombers overcame Crusaders 34-24 in Zwide. In the third clash, Kruisfontein and the United Barbarians drew 43-43.