LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Promotion-relegation

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19

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Kick-off local time : Fri, 26 July 2013 - 19h10
Kick-off : Fri, 26 July 2013 - 19h10
Venue : Port Elizabeth
Referee : Jaco Peyper
Match status : Result
  Kings Lions
Tries Steven Sykes (70min)
Penalties Elton Jantjies (8min), Elton Jantjies (14min), Elton Jantjies (18min), and Elton Jantjies (22min)
Conversions Elton Jantjies (39min) and Elton Jantjies (68min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

Lions run down the clock and hack the ball into touch as the hooter for FULL-TIME goes - that gives the Lions an early jump-start in this promotion-relegation series. The Kings will now have to go beat the Lions in Johannesburg next Saturday. Join us tomorrow as we bring you the Super Rugby semifinals!

79

The Lions looking to play a territory game now - Kings must do it from inside their own half. Lions win another crucial turnover just inside their half as they hold up a Kings runner and win the scrum feed

78

Lions taking it through the phases and Marnitz Boshoff attempts a drop-goal ... it is just wide

76

Another scrum penalty against the Kings - Lions winning the battle of the clock now

75

SP Marais knocks on near halfway - the Lions holding on with 14 men

74

Lions win a crucial turnover inside their 22

73

Whitehead can't control the restart - but Franco van der Merwe knocks on again as the Lions try a move from the scrum

71

George Whitehead can't add the extras - 19-26

70

TRY - Kings set up a line-out and after the initial maul is stalled, Steven Sykes works his way over to get the Kings back in the ame

69

YELLOW CARD - Dylan des Fountain goes to the sin bin for repeat infringements at the breakdown

68

Elton Jantjies adds the CONVERSION as the Lions lead by 12 - 26-14

67

TRY - Nicolaas Hanekom gets his second try, after the Kings mess up a line-out five metres out and the Lions use the opportunity to stretch their lead with the first points after the break

65

Kings charge at the Lions through a few phases and then they kick over the line through a stray boot - Lions get a 22 restart

63

Sykes on for Nell - penalty against the Lions at the maul

62

The Kings win a turnover insidee their 22 and they charge downfield, where the Lions get penalised for breakdown offence

60

A few strong pick-'n-drives by the Lions, before Franco van der Merwe knocks on a metre out

59

Another strong scrum by the Lions, another penalty and now the ref chats to the Kings

58

Lions scrum beginning to dominate - they win a penalty 5m out

57

Big blow or Kings - Demetri Catrakilis leaves the field with an injury

56

Kings taking it through the phases again and work their way into the Lions 22, only to concede another penalty at the tackle - discipline is costing the Kings dearly

54

Now it is the Kings' turn to cough up the ball inside the Lions 22 after some good phase-play

52

Again the Lions' hands again let them down

50

SP Marais hacks the ball directly into touch and the Lions have a line-out inside the Kings half

48

Another handling error by the Lions inside the Kings territory

47

Elton Jantjies, from 40m out, pushes it wide of the left upright

46

Schalk Ferreira penalised for coming in at the side of a ruck

44

Lions take the ball through about 10 phases, before Chrysander Botha throws a shocker inside the Kings 22 - scrum Kings

41

Elton Jantjies gets the second half underway

40

The Lions get a late turnover, but Ross Cronje knocks on - the Lions take a five-point (19-14) lead into the HALF-TIME break - interesting second 40 awaiting

39

Elton Jantjies adds the CONVERSION as the Lions regain the lead - 19-14

38

TRY - Nicolaas Hanekom intercepts a Catrakilis pass and races 70m downfield to score

36

Demetri Catrakilis, from 45m out, hits the upright

35

Penalty to the Kings - Lions players advancing in front of the kicker

34

Demetri Catrakilis, from 10m out right in front, slots the PENALY and the Kings lead again - 14-12

33

The Lions again penalisd at the tackle and the ref now speaks to both captains after hand-bags at 20 paces

31

Schalk Ferreira charges down a clearance kick - Kings dominating territory now

30

Replacement Chrysander Botha knocks the ball on - the Lions hands have let them down badly so far

29

Demetri Catrakilis can't add the extras - 11-12

28

TRY - The Kings set up a maul and then Catrakilis launches a cross-field kick, which Marcello Sampson collects and scores the five-pointer

27

Demetri Catrakilis makes a clean break and then Derrick Minnie gets penalised for a breakdown offence

26

Jantjies throws a shocking forward pass just as the Lions look to start getting their running game going. Jaco Kriel is off a second time for a concussion test

24

Another penalty against the Kings, as Gates hold on in the tackle - Lions getting into their stride now

22

Elton Jantjies, from just over 40m out, slots the PENALTY and the Lions lead 12-6

21

Another high tackle penalty against the Kings - David Bullbring the culprit

19

Deon van Rensburg tackles Ronnie Cooke into touch in goal - try saved! From the restart the Lions win a turnover

18

Elton Jantjies kicks the PENALTY and the Lions lead for the first time - 9-6

17

Nicolaas Hanekom makes a clean break and hips ahead - Kings penalised right in front of their posts for killing the ball

16

The Kings are using the kicking game to great effect - Lions haven't found their rhythm yet

14

Elton Jantjies, from 40m out, slots the PENALTY to level it up - 6-all

13

Kevin Buys penalised for tackling a man without the ball - so far very stop-start

11

Demetri Catrakilis slots the PENALTY and the Kings lead 6-3

10

Derrick Minnie penalised at the tackle for not releasing

8

Elton Jantjies, from 35m on the angle, slots the PENALTY and it is all even - 3-all

7

Another turnover by the Lions and the Kings are penalised for a high tackle just outside their 22

5

Jaco Kriel wins a great trunover, but inside the Kings half the Lions knock on

3

Demetri Catrakilis, from almost in front, slots the PENALY andf the Kings lead 3-0

1

Derick Minnie knocks on from the kick-off and the Kings win and early penalty as the Lions go offside under pressure

0

Demetri Catrakilis gets the game underway

-2

Kings follow the Lions onto the field and the crowd goes wild

-5

The teams are getting ready to take to the field

-10

It is great conditions for rugbyhere in PE

-12

Late change for the Kins as well - Grant Kemp on the bench

-15

Alan Solomons has been saying all week, this is he biggest game of the Kings' season. They must make home ground advantage count

-20

Late change for the Lions - Mihael Bondisio failed a fitness test and Vian van der Watt starts

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Welcome to Port Elizabeth, where we anxiously await the first of the two Super Rugby promotion-relegation matches between the Kings and the Lions
Kings
Players
15 SP Marais
14 Scott van Breda
13 Ronnie Cooke
12 Waylon Murray
11 Hadleigh Parkes
10 George Whitehead
9 Shaun Venter
8 Jacques Engelbrecht
7 Wimpie van der Walt
6 Cornell du Preez
5 David Bullbring
4 Darron Nell
3 Kevin Buys
2 Bandise Maku
1 Schalk Ferreira

Substitutes
22 Shane Gates
21 Wesley Dunlop
20 Nicolas Vergallo
19 Devin Oosthuizen
18 Steven Sykes
17 Hannes Franklin
16 Charl du Plessis
Lions
Players
15 Andries Coetzee
14 Deon van Rensburg
13 Lionel Mapoe
12 Stefan Watermeyer
11 Courtnall Skosan
10 Marnitz Boshoff
9 Francois de Klerk
8 Warren Whiteley
7 Willie Britz
6 Derick Minnie
5 Martin Muller
4 Franco Mostert
3 Julian Redelinghuys
2 Willie Wepener
1 Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes
23 Alwyn Hollenbach
22 Elton Jantjies
21 Ross Cronje
20 Jaco Kriel
19 Luvuyiso Lusaseni
18 Ruan Dreyer
17 Corne Fourie
16 Robbie Coetzee