Kings' last chance for derby glory

Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:30
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The Kings will have one last chance to secure a victory in a South African derby when they face the Sharks next week.

The Kings will have one last chance to secure a victory in a South African derby when they face the Sharks next week.

The Eastern Cape outfit went down to the Stormers in a bruising encounter in Port Elizabeth, leaving them still without a South African scalp in their debut season.

Despite being on the wrong end of the result, Southern Kings captain Andries Strauss said he was proud of his team.

Strauss said he was proud of his team because they gave their all against the Stormers.

"We are a very proud team and we let ourselves down physically last weekend when we lost to the Bulls at Loftus," Strauss said.

"We had to make a step up against the Stormers and earn a bit of respect which we have built up during the season.

"The boys left everything out on the field and barring a couple of penalties we gave away at silly times I felt we in with a shout right up until the end.

Kings Director of Rugby Alan Solomons said he did not feel there had been excessive aggression in the game between two tough sides who pride themselves on their rugged defence.

"Rugby is a physical game and you get the odd little flare-up, but I did not think there was anything excessive," Solomons said.

"In the contact areas there was a fair amount of activity which one expects. They pride themselves on their defence and so do we."

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Sat, 29 July 2017
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Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28