Richard Ferguson

Promotion/Relegation – EP Kings (6) vs Cheetahs (16) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, EP Kings, Original Content on 26 Oct 2012 at 17:00
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The second last match of the domestic season takes us to Port Elizabeth where the Kings have to overcome a 40 point deficit to win their way into the Currie Cup Premier Division at the expense of the Cheetahs, who look set to retain their spot in the upper division.

The Kings have their second in line captain in Darron Nell back, with regular captain Luke Watson still on the sidelines. In the backline, George Whitehead gets a start ahead of Wesley Dunlop, who pays for a poor game in Bloemfontein last weekend.

For the Cheetahs, Andries Strauss has played his last game and we will see him in Kings colours next year, with Philip Snyman coming into midfield. Hendro Scholtz is playing his last game ahead of his second shot at retirement, where he will be heading to Shimlas as forwards coach.

We are bound to see Adriaan Strauss play again this year in the Green and Gold, and with rumours doing the rounds that a young squad will tour, there might yet be a spot for young Raymond Rhule, but that is pure speculation.

Eastern Province Kings: 15 Michael Killian, 14 Norman Nelson, 13 Paul Perez, 12 Siyabonga Mangweni, 11 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Falie Oelschig, 8 Devin Oosthuizen, 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Conraad Britz, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Darron Nell (captain), 3 Andre Schlechter, 2 Hannes Franklin, 1 Schalk Ferreira.

Replacements: 16 Frank Herne, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 David Bullbring, 19 Mpho Mbiyozo, 20 Scott Mathie, 21 Wesley Dunlop, 22 Scott van Breda.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Philip Snyman, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Hendro Scholtz, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Marcel van der Merwe.

Replacements: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Carl Wegner, 19 Hendrik Venter, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Barry Geel, 22 Nico Scheepers.



30 Comments

  • Go Cheetahs. Show them they don’t belong.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.10.12 17:03:29 by Mutley Reply
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  • C’mon the KINGS!!!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.10.12 17:06:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Go Kings!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.10.12 17:08:44 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 3) : on the rise!!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.10.12 17:11:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’d like to see a good game of exciting rugby that’s all

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.10.12 18:05:34 by juba_fan Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : don’t worry by 9 he will be very very down and out with not to much to say. :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.10.12 19:00:46 by JD Reply
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  • Kings 6
    Cheetahs 0
    15min

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.10.12 19:34:00 by Mutley Reply

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  • Kings 6
    Cheetahs 0
    25min

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.10.12 19:41:42 by Mutley Reply

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  • Wow what a ditry game…. Kings are leading but still playing dirty. And that sliding knee tackles

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.10.12 19:53:35 by G West Reply
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  • Not a very nice game to watch, hoping for a better second half!

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.10.12 20:03:19 by G West Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.10.12 20:09:34 by rhineshark Reply

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  • 14 Kings are making a mockery of 1 dimensional cheetahs!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.10.12 20:19:35 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • It is so easy to win this – pass to wings cheeaths! LOL!

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.10.12 20:22:53 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • This is funny!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.10.12 20:28:12 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • go kings…. moer hom

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.10.12 20:33:40 by Megatron Reply

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  • Oh! Its the SR cheetah team!

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.10.12 20:34:51 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • I can respect this EP team – but for ‘em twatsons

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.10.12 20:36:14 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • FS 10 EP 6

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.10.12 20:43:13 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • 13 – 6

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.10.12 20:49:13 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • no walkover here boytjies…

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.10.12 20:52:13 by Megatron Reply

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  • 16 – 6

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.10.12 20:54:58 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Hail to the kings – they showed some guts!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.10.12 20:56:22 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • To play an entire half with 14 men and still lose a close contest. EP guts 1 way

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.10.12 21:01:43 by Ludz Reply

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  • Where is Siyanda Grey? Good game by the Kings. Cheetahs looked in the first half like they were happy to just keep the points down.

    I wonder if that Kings player who elbowed Ross Geldenhuys in the head will be cited. Oelschig’s ‘punch’ didn’t look that hard on tv. Opinions?

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.10.12 21:15:43 by StevieS Reply
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  • Maybe showed guts but still lost both games. Cheetahs did not need to score 50 points, just beat kings at home to ensure they stay in premier division.

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.10.12 21:16:39 by JD Reply
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  • Awful game, poor play and ridiculous commentary…

    They kept calling Rhule “Rule”…

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.10.12 21:24:25 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • Lol… kings in super rugby, but cant even get into currie cup

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.10.12 08:55:17 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 20) : I feel conflicted .On one hand I feel sorry for the Kings and apprehensive from a South African Rugby point of view.

    On the other hand parts of me cannot wait to see them play the Crusaders :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.10.12 09:01:05 by Talent Reply
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  • This game showed why the Cheetahs had to play a promotion-relegation game. They just can´t seem to string together two good performances in a row.

    But the Kings have some very promising players. Heartening to see.

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.10.12 11:49:10 by rhineshark Reply

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  • I love how all these people are writing off the Kings and feel they will lose all 16 matches. Look at the Force and Rebels. For some reason those smaller teams cause upsets in their first seasons.

    If the Kings defeat the Crusaders I would not even be that surprised.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.10.12 13:28:13 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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