Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2013: Kings (22) v Force (10) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :EP Kings, Original Content, Super Rugby on 23 Feb 2013 at 17:30
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The final match of the first full weekend of Super Rugby takes us to the start of a new chapter in Super Rugby as the Kings play their first game of Super Rugby at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The Kings may have not had the best preseason in terms of losses to smaller teams and player injuries, but tonight is when they have to do the talking, when they take on the Force in what should be an interesting encounter.

The Force come off a loss to the Brumbies last weekend, and will want to take full advantage of the new franchise in the series, a position they were in just 5 years ago. The Force team named to play is one of their strongest, and the Kings will have to take special care of flyer Alfi Mafi.

Kings: 15 SP Marais, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Marcello Sampson, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8. Luke Watson (c), 7. Wimpie van der Walt, 6. Cornell du Preez, 5. Steven Sykes, 4 David Bulbring, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira

Replacements : 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Jaco Engels, 18 Daniel Adongo, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Johan Herbst, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Hadleigh Parkes

Western Force 1. Pek Cowan,2. Nathan Charles,3. Tetera Faulkner,4. Sam Wykes,5. Hugh McMeniman,6. Angus Cottrell,7. Matt Hodgson (c),8. Ben McCalman,9. Alby Mathewson,10. Sam Christie,11. Alfie Mafi,12. Kyle Godwin,13. Winston Stanley ,14. Nick Cummins,15. Will Tupou

Replacements :16. Heath Tessmann,17. Kieran Longbottom,18. Toby Lynn,19. Richard Brown,20. Chris Alcock,21. Mick Snowden,22. Junior Rasolea



66 Comments

  • Walk in the park for the cheeky Kings… :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.02.13 18:27:48 by McLovin Reply
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  • Hopefully all the King’s men won’t have to deal with a Humpty Dumpty scenario today.

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.02.13 18:48:44 by McLovin Reply
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  • Will they play like Kings or turn into court jesters? :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.02.13 18:56:56 by McLovin Reply
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  • Got Kings by 2 :???:

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.02.13 18:58:27 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Let’s see what these chumps can’t do.

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.02.13 18:59:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) : :???:

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.02.13 19:00:27 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) : Blerrie hell, welcome back, Bru!! Hoe gaan dit?

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.02.13 19:01:07 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) : Dankie, so far so good.. :cool:

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.02.13 19:02:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) : Hey swaer!

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.02.13 19:02:02 by klempie Reply

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  • Fresh Prince of PE leading the Kings today. :roll: :smile:

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.02.13 19:03:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 8) : @klempie (Comment 9) : Lekker, lekker. Just hate it when the Sharks make life difficult for themselves.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.02.13 19:04:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 11) : Plum playing same game as 12 months ago.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.02.13 19:05:29 by klempie Reply

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  • Why do teams have a wind direction in their names? Makes no sense. :|

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.02.13 19:07:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 12) : don’t go there, let’s hope not.

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.02.13 19:07:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : It’s to differentiate themselves from the Northern Kings…or the Eastern Force. :???:

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.02.13 19:07:58 by klempie Reply

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  • Could potentially be the Eastern Force v Western Force. Although the Western Force need to travel West to reach the Southern Kings.

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.02.13 19:08:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • Here come the Pretenders.

    Oh I would walk a thousand miles…

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.02.13 19:10:31 by klempie Reply

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  • Nice to see everybody wearing Kings replica jerseys. :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.02.13 19:10:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • OMG….Kings wearing Sharks CC jerseys for socks. They really are shameless! :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.02.13 19:12:55 by klempie Reply

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  • Is George related to Tim?

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.02.13 19:14:22 by klempie Reply

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  • I so wanted to watch this game, but have work to do

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.02.13 19:18:56 by Mutley Reply
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  • Kings in the lead!

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.02.13 19:27:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • Kings 5 – 0 Wors

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.02.13 19:30:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • I dont believe my eyes

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.02.13 19:30:22 by durbsguy Reply

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  • Eng 6 – 10 Fra

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.02.13 19:32:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • HAHA. The worst Aussie team mauling the crap out of them.

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.02.13 19:33:36 by klempie Reply

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  • Looks like Kings have run out of puff already. :|

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.02.13 19:34:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • Have a lovely evening Gents & Ladies & Bulls fans. :smile: I’m off.

    But as Arnie once said: ‘I’ll be back’. :mrgreen:

    Go Kings!

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.02.13 19:36:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 20) : no

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.02.13 19:58:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Kings 19 – 10 Force
    70mins

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.02.13 20:41:23 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Kings 22 – 10 Force
    70mins

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.02.13 20:42:01 by SteelShark Reply
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  • 3mins

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.02.13 20:50:52 by SteelShark Reply
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  • 1min

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.02.13 20:53:25 by SteelShark Reply
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  • The Wors the first team to make their name tottie in PE. :lol:

    Hopefully not the last. :twisted:

    Absolutely fantastic result! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.02.13 20:53:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • Welcome to Super Rugby Kings and congrats on your Win :twisted:

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.02.13 20:54:40 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Triples all round in PE tonight. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.02.13 20:55:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • FULLTIME
    KINGS 22 – 10 FORCE

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.02.13 20:56:29 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Not even a bonus point for the Wors. :lol:

    Swak Piketberg! :lol:

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.02.13 20:56:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.02.13 20:57:54 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Long live The Kings!

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.02.13 20:58:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • And the Kings ends the weekend above the Sharks on the log :oops:

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.02.13 20:59:51 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Kings 3rd on the combined log. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.02.13 21:02:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • Well I’m not too sure whether this shows how utter garbage the Force is, or that the Kings can actually be taken seriously.

    Still, pretty impressive for a team to win their first game of SR.

    Congrats Kings, didn’t expect you to even come close to winning this one.

    (Lions supporters must be spitting mad :twisted: )

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.02.13 21:02:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Well done Kings!

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.02.13 21:02:53 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 43) : Bit of both imo. Force are [email protected] Kings not entirely as [email protected] as first thought. :smile:

    Long season still ahead. :|

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.02.13 21:04:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 43) : I did :mrgreen: See comment 4.

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.02.13 21:04:57 by SteelShark Reply
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  • 8 from the 1st 9 games correct :cool: Sadly I cant buy a margin point.

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.02.13 21:09:44 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Kings have a bye next week?

    8 points after two weeks. :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.02.13 21:10:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 45) : @SteelShark (Comment 46) : They somehow managed to throw a bunch of guys together who ended up gelling very early on in the season.

    The remaining 300 Force supporters will now also revert back to watching only Ozzie rules football. :twisted:

    Oz rugby is a shambles :shock:

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.02.13 21:10:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 49) : Exactly! They apparently didnt even have a regognized kicker for the last 20mins plus :roll:

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.02.13 21:14:05 by SteelShark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 48) : So bottom of the log will be between the tjietas and the streamers :twisted:

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.02.13 21:16:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Oh well, as the saying goes – Lekker was nog nooit sleg nie. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.02.13 21:16:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • I’m just holding thumbs for a lions/stormers relegation game!

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.02.13 21:17:03 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 51) : Don’t even joke about it. :evil: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.02.13 21:17:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • I’ll be man enough to admit it, congratulations to the Kings

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.02.13 21:25:44 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 55) : Agree!

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.02.13 22:00:49 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Was the only person out of the 3 pools that I’m in who gave the Kings my vote.

    I think the Kings will be a hard to beat at home ,but most teams that hope to be in semi-final contention will aim to get a bonus point victory against them.

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Sykes play that hard, baaastard. :cry: One thing is very clear -THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF LOOSEFORWARDS AND LOCKS IN THIS COUNTRY :twisted:

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.02.13 23:36:54 by Talent Reply
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  • thanks for the well wishes from some before the match. victory is sweet :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 24.02.13 00:58:01 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 58) : too sweet, good stuff from the guys, they were awesome

  • Comment 59, posted at 24.02.13 02:05:04 by Ludz Reply

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  • Well done Kings!

  • Comment 60, posted at 24.02.13 03:37:57 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Nice win kings … Good to see steven sykes playing his best game in a long while. Maku and Strauss also looked rejuvinated. Luke watson looked average and the kings actually got better when he left the field. Kudos to the coaching staff set pieces were an area where they excelled.

  • Comment 61, posted at 24.02.13 07:48:52 by byron Reply

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  • Next sharks, chiefs crusaders – baptism by fire – welcome to super rugby

  • Comment 62, posted at 24.02.13 07:52:13 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 61) : oh come on Luke was good before he went off, was leading from the front, he is the man to lead, admittedly Vleis did very well after he came on

  • Comment 63, posted at 24.02.13 10:55:14 by Ludz Reply

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  • this game i enjoyed great surprise for me, i even gave up the eng vs france game to watch this after halftime

  • Comment 64, posted at 25.02.13 08:01:08 by Dunx Reply

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  • Congratulations to the Kings! Pleasantly surprised.

    The usual suspects played well; Strauss, Cooke, Sykes, Maku. Sergeal did really well, star in the making. Jacques Engelbrecht proved me right, he should be starting! What a performance.

  • Comment 65, posted at 25.02.13 08:23:18 by StevieS Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 65) : Yes myself. I am really happy actually, as I got myself ready for a terrible year, If they can hopefully keep this up, it will do SA rugby proud.

  • Comment 66, posted at 25.02.13 08:27:10 by Uli Reply
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