Kings bully Eagles in rainy PE

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:53
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PRE-SEASON REPORT: The Super Rugby franchise the Kings proved too strong as they registered a 42-24 win over the SWD Eagles at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The sides were met with wet and thunderous conditions which were ultimately to blame for scrappy handling errors and sloppy passes amongst both sides.

The Kings drew first blood as wing Alshaun Bock glided under poles, 5-0. With an easy conversion, they established a 7-0 lead.

However, SWD Eagles soon levelled matters when Charlese Radebe visited the white chalk for a successfully converted try.

Conditions proved problematic for the George side.  As the Kings extended their lead courtesy of Michael Willemse. 14-7 after 15 minutes of play.

Kings extended their lead thanks to wing Makazole Mapimpi. Within five minutes of play the speedster scored a double as the game seemed to pull away from the SWD Eagles.

28-7 with 10 minutes left of the first half.  

However, before the half time break and the Kings got stuck in cruise mode. SWD Eagles pulled one back. Christo du Plessis over for the five-pointer.

The Kings took a 28-12 lead at the break.

The second half proved to be much the same. Knock-ons dominated the King' attack. And the home team's woes grew when SWD Eagles open the second half with a try. As the hour mark struck the Eagles were trailing 17-28.

The Kings rang in the changes, which proved to be fruitful as a try soon followed. The Kings scored next to the uprights.

However, a quick reply from the Eagles made sure the George side stayed in touching distance of their counterparts - 35-24 in favour of the Kings after 65 minutes of play.

The Eagles were resilient in defence, but with five minutes left on the clock, they eventually caved. The Kings ran in the final try to make it 42-24.

The Scorers:

For Kings:
Tries:
Bock, M Willemse, Mapimpi 2, TBC 2  
Cons:  TBC 6

For SWD Eagles:
Tries:
Radebe, Du Plessis, TBC 2
Cons: TBC 2

Yellow card: Ruan Lerm (Kings)

Southern Kings: 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Makazole Mapimpi, 13 Luzuko Vulindlu, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Rudi van Rooyen, 8 Ruan Lerm, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Mzwanele Zito, 4 Sintu Manjezi, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Schalk Ferreira (captain)
Replacements - from: Tango Balekile, Schalk van der Merwe, Justin Forwood, Tyler Paul, Cameron Lindsay, Chris Cloete, Thembelani Bholi, Christiaan de Bruin, Louis Schreuder, Pieter-Steyn de Wet, Yaw Penxe, Berton Klaasen, Johan Tromp, Malcolm Jaer, Coyi Banda.

SWD Eagles: 15 Leighton Eksteen, 14 Shadward Fillies, 13 Kirsten Heyns, 12 Wilneth Engelbrecht, 11 Charlese Radebe, 10 Johnny Welthagen, 9 Boela Abrahams, 8 Christo du Plessis, 7 Devon Raubenheimer, 6 Janneman Stander(captain), 5 Brendan Snyman, 4 Anton Smit, 3 Basil Short, 2 Kelvin Fikster, 1 Teunis Nieuwoudt.
Replacements: 16 Brendon Haas, 17 Juandre Digue, 18 Tiaan Weyers, 19 Hardus Coetzee, 20 Devron Jansen, 21 Freginald Africa, 22 Dillon Snell, 23 Rudi Michaels, 24 Quaid Langeveld, 25 Gideon Lambrecht, 26 Rupino Plaatjies, 27 Justin Bhana, 28 Lorenzo Gorden, 29 Leegan Moos

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